Mexican Skewers ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
by Tarla Dalal
3/5 stars 100% LIKED IT
Added to 42 cookbooks
This recipe has been viewed 14135 times
This is, without a doubt, my favourite skewer recipe and I’m sure it will become yours too, if you try it just once! Usually skewers and kebabs require lot of oil for cooking, making them a ‘prohibited’ food for diabetics. No more crest-fallen faces! Here is a modified, healthy recipe with less oil and using nutrient-rich tofu (soya paneer). Tofu is easily available in the market.
Those who suffer from diabetes are prone to infections, and require a high dose of immune-boosting nutrients like proteins, vitamin A,C, zinc etc. Ingredients like tofu, capsicum and mushroom provide a sufficient dose of these vital nutrients.
Cooked on a non-stick pan with less oil, it is a perfect lip-smacking snack that can be had without worrying about an increasing waist-line or an angry look from the physician during your next health check-up!
- Boil a vesselful of water, add the mushrooms and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and refresh using cold water. Keep aside.
- Combine the mushrooms, yellow, red and green capsicum and tofu together in a bowl, add the marinade, mix gently and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
- On a skewer, arrange one piece each of onion, mushroom, yellow, red and green capsicums and tofu.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), cook the skewers over a medium flame using ¼ tsp of oil till the vegetables and tofu are light brown in colour from all the sides.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more skewers.
- Serve hot.
- It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
|Energy|| 46 calories|
|Protein|| 2.4 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 4.3 gm|
|Fat|| 2.4 gm|
|Calcium|| 39.3 mg|
|Iron|| 1.5 mg|
REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.
If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.
Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.