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 Beating Celiac Disease

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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Beating Celiac Disease

Top 10 Indian Vegetarian Gluten Free Recipes

Knock off wheat and its products to cope with this condition

Several people suffer from gluten intolerance, which doesn’t allow them to eat wheat products and certain other foods. While it is not a serious ailment, it does restrict a person’s lifestyle. The good news is that by eating sensibly, the symptoms of celiac diseases can be contained, allowing a person to live a normal life.

What exactly is this condition? In medical terms it is also called celiac disease, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or non-tropical sprue, Simply put, it is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy.

This damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten or gliadin, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. Gliadin is a protein present in wheat and its products. Gluten, the elastic protein in wheat is the prime cause of wheat allergy. The soluble protein in gluten causes an IgE reaction, which is responsible for the food allergy.

Usually the disease is prevalent inn children though adults may also suffer from it. The most common symptoms in children 6 months to 3 years of age are diarrhoea, vomiting, a bloated abdomen, and stools that are abnormal in appearance, odour and quantity.

While celiac disease cannot really be cured, it is possible to control the symptoms. It’s simple really - the villi in the lining of the intestines will heal if you follow a lifelong gluten-free diet. So, do not eat foods, beverages, and medications that contain wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. Read food and medication labels carefully to look for hidden sources of these grains and other related ingredients. Don’t indulge in gluten containing diets even occasionally; the gluten restriction is lifelong! Be especially careful while eating meals outside.

Taboo foods

Remember not to eat whole wheat flour and its product such as rawa, broken wheat and maida, rye, barley, or oats. Avoid food made from these products, such as noodles, Pastas, Bread, bread rolls, Pizzas, wheat flakes, breadcrumbs, soup sticks, semiyan, dalia, rusk, cake, burgers, upma, crackers, biscuits, kulcha, nan, Rotis, Parathas, poori, etc.

Recommended foods

Food product made out from rice, maize flour, soya flour, Ragi Flour, tapioca, sago, Bajra, jowar, arrowroot and potato.
All pulses and dals.
Rice flakes, cornflakes, puffed rice, pop corn, rice noodles, rice papad, sago papad.
Freshly cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, any kind of fats and oils, whole/ ground spices and condiments.
Milk and milk products like paneer, cheese and curds.

Wheat flour is a major feature of Indian cooking, and many mothers of gluten intolerant children face a problem when it comes to making rotis. Here are a couple of recipes that use alternatives to wheat flour.

beating celiac disease

Bland jowar flour complements the pungent taste of radish in these simple but wholesome rotis. Accompany the rotis with curds and enjoy it as a meal.
 by Tarla Dalal
An enticingly spicy-sweet pancake made of a quick-mix rice flour batter sweetened with jaggery and spiced up with green chilli paste. Jaggery, which has a more rustic flavour, colour and aroma than white sugar lends the Jaggery Pancakes an intense aroma on cooking, which is sure to draw everybody to the table like bees to honey!
rice flour chakli recipe | gluten free chakli | South Indian chakli | instant Murukku | with amazing 19 images. rice flour chakli, this tempting South Indian version of chakli is made using rice flour enhanced with sesame seeds and cumin seeds (optional). Keep the snack handy for between-meals hunger pangs! Looking for a perfect savoury or jar snack to make for your guests and family members? instant homemade chakli is definitely a go to. It is one of the most famous Indian snack and also is made in many Indian houses. Chakli is a namkeen which is made with easily available ingredients which are found in every well maintained kitchen. Rice flour chakli is also quick and easy to make. Rice flour chakli is a variation of whole wheat flour chakli and is actually a South Indian chakli. The method to make rice flour chakli might look complex but actually it is not. The process of making rice flour chakli is divided into three parts, the first is kneading the dough. For kneading dough for chakli, firstly you need to sieve the rice flour to get rid of impurities in it and add cup curds (dahi) ,butter, turmeric powder (haldi), chilli powder, asafoetida (hing), ginger- green chilli paste and sesame seeds (til). Mix and knead into a soft dough. The second step is divide and taking a portion and press it into a chakli “press” and cover it with the lid. Press out round swirls of chaklis. The final step is to deep- fry the instant homemade chakli till crisp and golden brown and drain on absorbent paper. Cool and store it in air tight container. Chaklis are an indispensable Diwali snack. Not only are they ideal to accompany the Diwali sweets you share with friends and family, but they also come in handy when you want to have a quick snack with tea. Made of spiced rice flour bound by curds and oil to make a soft dough, chaklis are super-crisp deep-fried savouries, which can be easily preserved for around two weeks provided you keep them in a dry and airtight container. While you might initially find it difficult to press out the chaklis into perfect circles, it will be a breeze once you get the hang of it! You can also serve instant homemade chakli as an evening tea snack with a hot cup of Masala Chai. I don’t only make it on occasion of Diwali but I keep making it once it is consumed and over as my kids love this chakli but also they take chakli for kids tiffin snack. Enjoy rice flour chakli recipe | gluten free chakli | South Indian chakli | instant Murukku | detailed step by step recipe and video below.
Green chillies add a pungent touch to these rustic maize flour and fenugreek rotis. Maize flour is difficult to roll so use a light hand while making the rotis.
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Don’t know how to induce your kids to eat protein-rich rajma? offer them rice flour rolls with a lip-smacking rajma filling, topped with curd dressing, and watch them relish the experience. Make the rotis just before serving to prevent them from turning chewy.
 by Tarla Dalal
Garlic, green chilli paste and sesame seeds add a distinctive flavour to these otherwise bland rotis. For best results, serve these easy-to-make rotis with a smattering of ghee.
 by Tarla Dalal
The famous south Indian snack becomes unrecognisable in its new tava-cooked avatar! We have modified the traditional, deep-fried Masala Vadai recipe by adding iron and folic acid rich dill leaves, and tava-cooking the vadais. This delicious snack, made with chana dal is suitable for weight watchers and diabetics too, as it has a low glycemic index. Enjoy it with hot tea, and healthy green chutney for extra pep.
 by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you satiated till lunch and prevent you from bingeing on unhealthy mid-morning snacks like biscuits, nuts,chips etc.
Khakhras are usually made with wheat flour used alone or in combination with other flours. These bajra flour khakras embellished with methi are an interesting gluten free alternative. Follow the exact procedure to get perfectly crisp khakhras.
 by Tarla Dalal
The pure taste of cooked rice flour is soothing and satiating at the same time! You will really enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy made with a dough of cooked rice flour. The Chawal Bhakri is really soft and yummy, combining perfectly with spicy Red Chilli Thecha. Since rice flour has a tendency to harden over time, serve these bhakris immediately on preparation. Although you might have some slight difficulty in rolling the dough initially, you will get the hang of it within a few bhakris and then it will be a breeze!
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Beating Celiac Disease
 on 27 Jun 17 11:54 AM

Doctors has suggested to have gluten free food. With the help of this article and recipe collection, now i am aware and easier for me to understand what food i should have in my meal to make a lead on Celiac. All the above recipes is good, but Methi Makai roti, Chawal Bhakri is my choice i have nowadays in my meals.