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Soups are a really versatile bowlful. Some appetising soups flag off a meal, while some comforting ones warm the heart and soothe the body, and yet other sumptuous soups double up as a single-bowl meal! Unfortunately, sometimes this healthy bowlful is made unsuitable for diabetics by adding cream and other fat-laden ingredients. Here, in this section, we show you the right way to make soups, which are pleasing to the palate, while being made with nutritious, low glycemic index ingredients that help keep blood sugar in control.
17 Nov 10
Asparagus Soup by Tarla Dalal
A soothing soup of onions, potatoes and asparagus fortified with nutritious vegetable stock, the Asparagus Soup has a very creamy feel about it, thanks to being boiled with low-fat milk. Asparagus is a great soup ingredient as it is a low-calorie vegetable with a good amount of fibre, which helps to ....
01 Aug 16
Barley Vegetable Soup ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The ideal way to start an Italian meal, this soup is loaded with health and taste. Fibre-rich barley is a key ingredient in this soup while the use of vegetable stock and other veggies enhances its health profile.
Red chilli flakes spice up the soup, but always add it at the end lest the soup ....
04 Aug 16
Chinese Vegetable Trio Soup ( Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The trademark characteristics of a cuisine come not just out of the cooking and serving methods, but also thanks to the choice and nature of ingredients. Chinese
cuisine uses a lot of vegetables, which in turn impart a shade of good health.
03 Aug 16
Hot and Sour Soup ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The all-time favourite hot and sour soup makes a stunning comeback, in an even healthier form! The beauty of this soup is not just in the method of making it but also in the way it is served.
The flavours of lemon grass and coriander should be extracted well by boiling them; lemon grass is ver ....
20 Aug 11
Lentil and Vegetable Broth by Tarla Dalal
A thick and creamy soup that's satiating and will also pamper your taste buds. The dal, tomatoes and onion based stock lends a creamy texture and the sautéed vegetables add that necessary crunch. Feel free to choose any fresh vegetables of your choice if cabbage or spinach are not your favourites. ....
10 Oct 14
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
20 Aug 11
Mein Chow Soup by Tarla Dalal
The abundance of intensely flavoured fresh vegetables makes this soup rich, tasty and extremely satisfying without the use of too much oil. Oats have been added to thicken the soup as well as to add fibre to your diet. I find this soup an excellent remedy for a cold .... a hot bowlful usually chase ....
25 Jun 14
Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup by Tarla Dalal
Want to have a quick and light meal? this soup can do the trick! Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup is a fibre-rich soup that is very filling while also aiding in weight loss. Vegetable stock and the horde of chopped vegetables brings in a whole gamut of nutrients to this soup, while mint, chillies, ging ....
12 Apr 15
Moong Soup by Tarla Dalal
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is ....
12 Apr 15
Mushroom Soup ( Good Food For Diabetes) by Tarla Dalal
Who can refuse a cup of creamy Mushroom Soup! And if you were told that it is a healthy version, you would enjoy it all the more. Mushrooms have a low carbohydrate level, and hence a low glycemic index too, which makes it a helpful ingredient for diabetics. Being rich in potassium, mushrooms also ke ....
20 Aug 11
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
12 Apr 15
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup by Tarla Dalal
Bright red and flavourful, this soup is ideal for diabetics. Capsicum contains vitamin A and folic acid, an antioxidant that helps to fight the free radicals that otherwise attack healthy cells and lead to complications. Oats being high in fibre helps to lower blood glucose levels. A soup of the duo ....
12 Apr 15
Oats and Vegetable Broth by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
02 Aug 16
Palak Shorba ( Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A typical Indian
meal starts with traditionally-flavoured soups like tomato soup or shorbas. This is one such, which tops my list of favourites.
Healthy and colourful spinach is combined with low fat milk and flavoured with garlic, ginger and chillies. Milk m ....
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