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कैंसर रोगियों के लिए व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Cancer Patients recipes in Hindi)
કેન્સરના દર્દીઓ માટે પૌષ્ટિક વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Cancer Patients recipes in Gujarati)

Recipes for cancer patients, Healthy Veg Recipes for Cancer Patients

Choose Healthy Foods for Cancer Being aware of what we eat and stepping up nutrition intake are the key aspects of handling any health condition. When it comes to cancer, one needs to focus on increasing immunity to fight against the attacking cancer cell. True to the fact that each individual needs are different, but in general one needs to focus on having high calorie, high protein and antioxidant rich meals with enough of liquids. Pick the best foods for you, and speed up the journey to good health.
 
Jowar Palak Appe
Jowar Palak Appe

10 Healthy Dietary Pointers for Cancer

1. Unrefined Flours are Your Best Friends : Refined flours add no nutrition. They are devoid of fiber and other key nutrients. Avoid the maida and its products like bread, pasta, noodles, pizza and burger. 
Instead befriend iron rich bajra flour, fiber rich quinoa flour and oats flour, protein rich jowar flour etc. Try the South Indian style Jowar Palak Appe or Gujarati Style Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
 
Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
 
2. Protein Foods are also a Must : Foods high in protein which can be included by cancer patients include eggs, curd, dals, pulses and sprouts. Don’t miss out on a portion of dal in any one meal – lunch or dinner. Include curd by way of Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita and Strawberry and Black Grape Raita for main meals. Any one meal can also have a subzi made with beans and dals like Suva Moong Dal Subzi and Spinach and Moath Beans Curry. The protein from these foods will help maintain cell health and also develop immune cells to fight cancer cells. 
When it comes to cooking with sprouts, try a tikki like Sprouts Tikki if you wish try a North Indian Snack or go in for Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa on days when to enjoy a South Indian fare. For lunch include them by way of a nourishing salad like Roasted Capsicum and Alfalfa Sprouts Salad with Peanut Dressing
Try and combine a cereal and pulse to create unique fare like Oats, Vegetable and Brown Rice Khichdi or Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada. This is considered to be a good quality protein (especially for vegetarians) which is a true protein boost for each and every cell of the body. 
 
Suva Moong Dal Subzi
Suva Moong Dal Subzi
 
3. Beautifully Add Veggies to Any Meal You Cook : What do veggies give that nourish your cells? They abound in antioxidants. These are compounds which help our body fight against cancer cells. Most recipes in this section are therefore rich in immunity-helpers like antioxidants. 
There are a number of antioxidants like lutein, indoles, lignans, carotenoids etc. that you can benefit from. Wisely stock up on them by cooking a variety of fare like Nourishing Barley Soup, Broccoli Paratha, Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup, Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
 
Nourishing Barley Soup
Nourishing Barley Soup
 
4. Shop the Colourful Fruits : The best part about the fruits is that they are natural ready-to-eat foods. Just wash and clean them thoroughly and enjoy them. And when there are plenty to choose from why restrict yourself to a few. 
Try all the different coloured fruits. They too provide a variety of antioxidants… like bromelain from pineapple, lycopene from tomatoes, vitamin C from strawberries, grapefruit, guava and amla, resveratrolfrom black grapes and so on… These key antioxidants by way of Strawberry Black Grape Raita and Pineapple Cucumber Salad will help strengthen your body to fight against the cancer cells and nourish the other cells of your body. 
 
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
 
5. Focus on Few Healthy Seeds : These include sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds contain good amounts of B – vitamins which help in synthesizing energy in the body. On the other hand flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce the inflammation in the body. These seeds have also been known to reduce the growth of cancer cells. 
Introduce these seeds to your diet by way of regular meals. You need not cook separate meals with these seeds. Just sprinkle a few seeds on top of roti while rolling to make something simple and wholesome like Oats Flax seeds Roti. We have creatively used them to make Flax Seed Shakarpara and Nutritious Vegetable Salad (this salad makes use of sunflower seeds). 
 
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
 
6. Benefit from the Wonder Nuts too : Almonds and walnuts top this category. Rich in protein they help support cell growth and maintenance. 
 
7. Concentrate on MCT : Opt for ghee or coconut oil. These are medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which are easier to digest and do not lead to deposition of fat in the body. 
 
8. Sip on Lukewarm Lemon Water Daily in the Morning : This helps in detoxifying the body. Want to know the recipe? Check out Lemon Honey Water.
 
Lemon Honey Water, Madh Ka Pani
Lemon Honey Water, Madh Ka Pani
 
9. Reach Out for One Dish Meals : These can help nourish your cells. One dish meal is a good idea to stock up on all nutrients at one go. This is especially good for those undergoing chemotherapy or overcome the problem of low appetite. Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi, Mooli Jowar Roti with a bowl of Curd, Paneer Tamatar Paratha and many more…
 
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
 
10. Have Enough Liquids Through the Day : Sip on water throughout the day. Have at least 2 to 3 liters of water daily. Rely on healthy smoothies too for liquid intake. They are the best to bank on during cancer, especially for those who have low appetite, nausea or mouth sores. Some healthy smoothie options are Papaya Mango Smoothie, Blueberry Orange and Yoghurt Smoothie and Oats Apple Almond Milk Healthy Smoothie are a few hand-picked options just for you. All you need to remember is to avoid the addition of sugar to these smoothies. Use naturally sweet fruits or add a tsp of honey if you wish to. 
 
This section is divided into various categories, focusing on the meals of each day as well as on specific ailments and conditions related to cancer. 
 
Enjoy our Recipes for cancer patients,  Healthy Veg Recipes for Cancer Patients and other cancer recipe articles below. 

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Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Vegetable Rice Cake
Recipe# 2892
28 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Idli batter along with a selection of veggies and an aromatic tempering transforms into a delectable snack for any time of the day and any occasion. While it is easy to make, the Vegetable Rice Cake can also be made a bit more exciting by adding other colourful veggies like corn or green peas and ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
24 May 19

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 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 ....
Masala Khakhra, Whole Wheat Masala Khakhra Recipe
Recipe# 3560
20 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Khakhra, I usually make a large batch of these and store them in an air-tight container for those hungry times. They stay well for several days and make an ideal low calorie snack for you and your family. With a littl ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies
Recipe# 3049
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies features an ideal combo of a cereal and a pulse, which is suitable for your baby once she has adapted to regular rice and dal mash. This hearty and satiating Green Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies give not just lo ....
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
09 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
04 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela Juice is a boon for those with diabetes, because the high dose of insulin and other anti-diabetic substances in the karela plant help to control blood sugar levels! It is suggested that diabetic people have it first ....
Blackberry Banana Smoothie Recipe, Antioxidant Rich
Recipe# 42443
02 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A lusciously creamy smoothie featuring an attractive blend of blackberries, banana and curd laced with honey, this is an awesome way to harness the benefits of blackberries for your well-being. It has a fancy colour, fruity aroma and fabulous taste, which make it a favourite with everyone. You c ....
Oats Flax Seeds Roti, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42012
16 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a chatpata roti, with a homely texture and tongue-tickling taste that are sure to steal your heart. The Oats Flax Seeds Roti features an absolutely healthy mix of ingredients, especially beneficial for those with high blood pressure because the beta glucagon in oats helps to keep both bl ....
Doodhi Soup  (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38833
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi, a watery vegetable, is ideal for making soups for babies! It helps to fulfil their water requirement in an easy-to-digest and soothing form. The bland taste of doodhi is also liked by babies. We have pressure cooked, blended and strained the Doodhi Soup to make it easier for the child ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches ! An exciting medley of jowar, kale le ....
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 40111
21 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider ....
Baked Whole Wheat Puris, Jar Snack
Recipe# 7579
20 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Appetizingly tasty, these Baked Whole Wheat Puris make a healthy and filling snack for kids – but sure to be enjoyed by adults too. These scrumptious whole wheat crispies have a lingering taste, thanks to simple, readily available spice powders. The procedure is easy and there is no time-consumi ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
30 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
Vegetable Oats Pancake
Recipe# 38992
17 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats can be used to make more than just porridge! Mix them with carrots and spinach to prepare these colourful, low calorie pancakes that are as nutritious as well as innovative. Oats are rich in the beta-glucan enzyme which helps to lower blood cholest ....
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34004
27 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
04 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
Rajma Salad Healthy Rajma Salad
Recipe# 4646
22 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A versatile salad that will suit a Continental spread just as well as it merges with a havelimeal, the Rajma Salad is an iron-rich option that will enhance your haemoglobin levels and prevent anaemia. Once you have soaked and boiled the rajma, all you need to do is throw in some chopped veggies and ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a
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