Binge Recipe – Cheat Chaat

February 16, 2019

Let’s face it, we all love the street food chaat, come what may! Even if we are on a diet, we can’t resist the temptation of Chaat. It is tasty, appetizing and probably not all that unhealthy. We are here to help you find out a middle way out with a cheat chaat recipe approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada.

Ingredients:

Paneer – 100 gm Boiled Chickpeas or Rajma – 50 gm Onions (cubes) – 1 Green chilies (slited) – 1 Jeera powder – 1 tsp Amchoor powder – 1 tsp Chaat masala – 1 tsp Salt – to taste. Tomato (cubes) – 2 Coriander leaves (chopped) – 1tsp Lemon juice – 1tsp  

Method:

  1. Take a big bowl, add boiled chickpeas or rajma, paneer.
  2. Add slit green chilies, onions, bell pepper, tomato mix it well and toss them.
  3. At last, add chopped mint, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice, jeera powder, amchoor powder, chaat masala and salt to taste.
  4. Serve this delicious binge recipe.

 

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Energy: 160kcal; Protein: 10g; Carbohydrate: 20gm; Fat: 4gm

February 12, 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and some of you maybe planning a nice time with your partner on that day. As a diabetic, you may be a little worried as to how to indulge in a great meal while keeping your diet in check. So for all of you out there, we are sharing Valentine’s Special Binge recipes approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada.

Valentino Mojito

Ingredients:

2 cups roughly chopped and deseeded watermelon 1 cup roughly chopped melon 1 cup chilled readymade pineapple juice 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal) 16 large fresh mint leaves 2 fresh limes, washed and cut into small chunks 4 tsp granulated artificial sweetener (add more if desired)

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Stir lime juice, mint leaves, and sweetener together in a pitcher; gently crush and bruise mint leaves with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour equal quantity of the juice into 4 individual glasses.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values per glass

Energy: 120kcal; Protein 0gm: Carbohydrate 20gm; Fats: 0gm

Note:

  • It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
  • Enjoy this 1 glass as a pre workout drink.

 

Red Sauce Past

February 2, 2019

Having Diabetes doesn’t mean that you need to stop eating tasty things, it just means using the right ingredients to make tasty things. Continuing from last week, we are sharing with you Binge recipes approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada. Today, she shares with us the recipe of Pizza Dosa.

Ingredients

1 cup urad dal (split black lentils) 2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds 1 cup jowar (white millet) flour ½ cup rava salt to taste FOR PIZZA TOPPING: 1 tsp butter ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup capsicum, chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped ¼ tsp mixed herbs ¼ tsp chilli flakes ½ cup low fat paneer, grated  

Method 

  1. Combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl and soak it for 2 hours in enough water.
  2. Drain well and blend in a mixer till smooth using approx water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the jowar flour, whole wheat flour, salt and approx. 2 cups of water and mix very well using a whisk. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment overnight.Next day, mix very well again.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  5. Spread a ladleful of dosa batter slightly thick on hot tawa.
  6. Top with 1 tsp butter.

January 19, 2019

Having Diabetes doesn’t mean that you need to stop eating tasty things, it just means using the right ingredients to make tasty things. Starting today, we’ll be sharing with you Binge recipes approved by our inhouse dietician, Ms. Mokshika Gada. Today, she shares with us the recipe of Nachni Crackers with Dip.

INGREDIENTS:

For The Nachni Crackers 1/4 cup nachni flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 2tsp sesame seeds (till) 1 tsp oil ½ tsp green chilli and garlic paste Salt to taste To Be Mixed Into a Dip 1/4 cup grated cucumber, capsicum, onions 1/2 cup curd, whisked 1 tbsp finely chopped pudina leaves 1 tbsp finely coriander leaves 1/8 tsp jeera powder 1tsp flax seeds (alsi) Salt to taste  

METHOD:

For the Nachni crackers

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water.

March 22, 2016

Holi, the festival of colours is surely a difficult time for diabetics. More so because one can really gorge on sweets especially gujiya and Puranpoli. So, if you don’t want to give up your fitness goals try to atleast avoid giving into sweet temptations. We will help you not to make this festival an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and accumulate health risks. Don’t worry, here are some of the tips that can help you to eat right on this Holi while enjoying the real spirit of the festival.

Five best ways to enjoy holi and maintain your normal blood glucose levels:

Eat right and combat overeating

  • On an average a healthy adult requires around 2,000 calories a day but constant snacking in between regular meals during festivals season results in intake of 1,500 extra calories.
  • This doesn’t imply that you kill your desire to enjoy special dishes rather feed you taste buds with a bite or two.
  • Gujjia, papri and kanji ke vade among dozen other dishes are must but you must maintain the calorie consumption, for instance, take a spoonful instead of a full serving for dinner.
  • If you want to have sweets cut down a carbohydrate-containing food from the meal, as it may add extra calories and carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Eat protein rich food item with each meal such as dal, paneer, curds or buttermilk which helps

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March 8, 2016

Diabetic Caramel Custard

A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have used one teaspoon of sugar to make the caramel, but you can avoid it and simply enjoy the custard.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 3 sachets sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 gms chopped agar-agar
  • 1 tsp sugar for caramelising

 

Method

  1. Soak the China grass in ¾ cup of cold water for 15 to 20 minutes. Put to cook on a slow flame until it dissolves. Keep warm.
  2. In a pudding mould, add the sugar (for caramelising) and 1 teaspoon of water and continue cooking until the sugar becomes brown.
  3. Spread the caramelised sugar all over the base of the mould, rotating the mould to spread it evenly. The sugar will harden quickly.
  4. Mix the custard powder in ½ cup of cold milk.
  5. Boil the remaining milk. When it comes to a boil, add the custard powder and milk mixture and continue cooking till you get a smooth sauce.
  6. Add the China grass solution to the custard and boil again for 2 minutes.

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March 7, 2016

Fasting for a person with Diabetes is to be done with extreme care keeping in mind their glucose levels throughout the day. If you are a diabetic person and will be fasting today, here are a few recipes, compiled by our patient, Bhavika Hingwala, that’ll help you keep the fast, uncompromised.

Samo/Varyache Tandul Khichdi

Ingredients:

  • Samo – 1 small katori
  • Buttermilk or curd – 1 cup
  • Jeera – few
  • Chillies/ginger paste -1/4th tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2-3 leaves
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1tsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish

Method of Preparation:

  • Take one small katori of samo
  • Wash it properly and soak in water for some time
  • Take a pan; put some ghee, jeera, crushed curry leaves and chilly/ ginger paste
  • Add water and salt then let it boil
  • As water boils, add soaked samo
  • Add sour buttermilk or curd if desired
  • Let it cook for while till it becomes soft
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with curd

Nutritional benefits: Samo is a low glycemic index food and rich in vitamins and minerals. This is definitely a healthier substitute for sabudana/sago. Including curd or buttermilk makes the dish rich in protein.

March 7, 2016

Shivaratri Fast is considered to be the most important fast for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Shiva Purana goes on to say that if a devotee observes Shivaratri Vrata with sincerity, pure devotion and love he is blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva. Fasts are not meant to create undue hardship or create a life-threatening situation. All religions discourage people who are sick, pregnant, nursing a baby from fasting. Patients with diabetes fall under this category because their chronic metabolic disorder may place them at high-risk for various complications if the pattern and amount of their meal and fluid intake is markedly altered. Myth: Fasting helps to maintain normal blood glucose levels

Facts:

  • Fasting can cause hypoglycemia in patients with uncontrolled type I and type II diabetes mellitus.
  • On the other hand, depending on the individual, fasting without using insulin can result in high blood sugars or in diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious diabetes complication caused by blood build-up of acids called ketones).
  • Dehydration is another fear if fluids are avoided during the fast. But diabetes patients can safely fast if one follows a balanced way of eating.
  • If you decide to fast, take advise from your diabetologist. Make sure your blood glucose levels are at normal range to avoid further complications
  • Kee

July 9, 2015

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but is linked to many health benefits, including and improved performance.

Chana Dal Pancakes:

Chana dal is a beneficial ingredient for diabetic. It helps the blood sugar levels to rise slowly, has a low glycemic index and utilises the sugar in the body effectively maintaining the body’s sugar levels.

Ingredients:

½ cup chana dal, soaked and drained ½ cup fenugreek leaves, chopped ½ cup spinach, chopped ½ cup carrot grated 1 tsp coconut, grated 2 tsp carrot, grated 1 tsp coriander leaves, chopped Pinch of mustard and cumin seeds, respectively ½ tsp ginger, shredded 1 tbsp lemon juice

Method:

  1. Grind the soaked chana dal into a coa

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