Ratatouille with Herbed Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

Ratatouille with Herbed Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

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Ratatouille is a famous vegetable delicacy from Italy, made using zucchini, brinjal and tomatoes. It is usually served with rice or pasta. For a change, I have served it with diabetic-friendly kodri flavoured with mixed herbs. Use fresh herbs as they are flavourful and aromatic and ensure the true taste of kodri.

Rice has a high glycaemic index and can raise the blood sugar levels quickly, which is why I have replaced it with fibre-rich kodri. If you do not find kodri easily, use dalia or buckwheat that are equally good. Rich in nutrients like calcium, iron and folic acid, this dish is a completely healthy meal indeed!

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Ratatouille with Herbed Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Ratatouille with Herbed Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

Soaking Time:  5 to 7 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Ratatouille
2 tsp olive oil or any other oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup chopped brinjals (baingan / eggplant)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp low fat cream
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

For The Herbed Kodri
1 cup kodri (varagu)
1 1/2 tsp oil
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 tbsp finely chopped celery (ajmoda)
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves

For the ratatouille

    For the ratatouille
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic, onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the zucchini and brinjal, mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt and ½ cup water, mix well and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or till the vegetables are cooked.
  4. Add the tomato purée and cream, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the oregano and red chilli flakes and mix well. Keep aside.

For the herbed kodri

    For the herbed kodri
  1. Clean, wash and soak the kodri for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Boil a vesselful of water, add the kodri and ½ tsp of oil and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the kodri is cooked.
  3. Drain, refresh using cold water and keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan, add the kodri and salt and mix gently.
  5. Add the parsley, celery and basil, mix gently and cook over a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the kodri on a serving plate, top with the ratatouille and serve hot.


  1. 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.

Nutrient values 
Energy 164 calories
Protein 4.0 gm
Carbohydrates 27.4 gm
Fat 4.9 gm
Calcium 77.2 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Folic acid 23.5 mcg
Fibre 3.8 gm

RECIPE SOURCE : Exotic Diabetic CookingBuy this cookbook
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