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Last Updated : Feb 17,2020



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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Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
17 Feb 20

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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 ....
Grated Cauliflower with Peas
Recipe# 22214
12 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower has an innate charm, which pleases people of all age groups if prepared properly. Its subtle flavour is not only pleasing to the palate, but also works well with varied ingredients and spices, as you will see in this delicious preparation of Grated Cauliflower with Peas. Fiber-rich g ....
Carrot Soup, Gajar Soup Recipe
Recipe# 1340
06 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This mildly-flavoured zero oil Carrot Soup is an ideal start to a light dinner. Carrots have a large amount of vitamin A, an excellent antioxidant that cleanses your body of free-radicals. Prepared with low-fat milk, this soup features surprisingl ....
Palak Masoor Dal
Recipe# 5576
08 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
palak masoor dal recipe | low calorie healthy palak masoor dal | masoor dal with spinach | spinach with masoor dal | with 30 amazing images Bored of having the usual dal for your everyday m ....
Jowar Palak Appe
Recipe# 42675
12 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Irresistibly tempting, the Jowar Palak Appe is a real treat to the palate, while also being a nourishing snack for your body. Rich in iron , fibre and other nutrients, this appe is quite easy to make and super tast ....
Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
28 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats idli recipe | instant oats idli | healthy oats idli for diabetics | how to make oats idli | with 20 amazing images. Although the original idl ....
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila
Recipe# 4652
28 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
Amla Juice, How To Make Amla Juice, Gooseberry Juice
Recipe# 42324
11 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
amla juice recipe | amla juice for weight loss | Indian gooseberry juice for detox | how to make amla juice | with 8 amazing photos. This amla juice recipe is a o ....
Broccoli Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40362
07 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Your kids will not want anything to accompany this tasty dish. This unique Broccoli Paratha has the brilliant flavour of mixed herbs, chilli flakes and pepper. While the flavour is out of the world when served fresh, it fortunately stays nice in the tiffin box too for at least 4 to 5 hours. So, on s ....
Tomato and Cucumber Open Sandwich
Recipe# 35942
02 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Open sandwiches are always a pretty sight because you get to see all the yummy ingredients in it! This tangy, crunchy sandwich is a lot more tempting because of the contrasting colours of the tomato and cucumber slices, and the inviting aroma of herbs like mint and coriander, which is highligh ....
Vegetable Oats Pancake
Recipe# 38992
30 Dec 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 ....
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
Recipe# 32986
26 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! It’s a great soup, wh ....
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Recipe# 5603
24 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
People all over the world love to wake up to the peppy aroma and flavour of strawberry. It is great to add to porridges and cereals, have as such, or in the form of a tantalizing Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Bananas not only make the smoothie filling, they also impart a natural sweetness that balance ....
Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha
Recipe# 4655
23 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
matar poha recipe | green pea poha | healthy matar poha | with 17 amazing images. matar poha recipe also called green pea poha is a popular Indian evening snack ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
10 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
beetroot carrot tomato juice recipe | healthy Indian carrot tomato beetroot juice | vegetable juice for weight loss | homemade beet carrot tomato juice | with 4 amazing images.
Turmeric with Black Pepper for Anti-inflammation
Recipe# 42772
06 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Want to stay healthy? Turn to Turmeric with Black Pepper for Anti-inflammation. Turmeric powder which is an important spice in most Indian spice box should be included daily in our diet. T ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
27 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
jowar bajra garlic roti recipe | bajra jowar lehsun roti | healthy jowar bajra garlic roti | with 13 amazing images. Jowar and bajra are two super healthy flours and should be definitely included to diet!! We have ma ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
11 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
karela juice recipe for diabetics | bitter gourd juice for weight loss, blood pressure, glowing skin | healthy karela juice | with 10 amazing images. Karela Juice is a boon for those with d ....
Carrot and Bell Pepper Soup
Recipe# 40446
07 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Reducing salt intake is very easy. You just need to top up on other flavourful and aromatic ingredients and you will barely notice the missing salt. Not only that, you also need to understand that a low-sodium diet does not mean just salt – you need to also reduce other high-sodium ingredients. ....
Pumpkin Soup, Low Calorie Soup
Recipe# 32987
05 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
pumpkin soup | kaddu ka soup | bhopla soup | Indian pumpkin soup | low calorie pumpkin soup | with 15 amazing images. This Indian pumpkin soup ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
11 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats moong dal tikki recipe | moong dal tikki with oats | healthy oats moong dal tikki | with amazing 23 pictures On a diet or wanting to eat super healthy Indian snack? ....
Papaya Pear and Yoghurt Smoothie
Recipe# 41601
24 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A mellow combination of fruits makes this a pleasant and soothing smoothie that will rejuvenate you on even the worst of days. Both pear and papaya are easily available fruits, so you can make this any time. Curd gives the smoothie a nice tang, while papaya gives it a vibrant colour and volume. ....
Oats Khichdi
Recipe# 36983
15 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouri ....
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
02 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love the tangy, appetizing flavour and creamy mouth-feel of Tomato Soup? Here is a variant with a desi touch, where the tomatoes are blended with cooked moong dal, to improve the texture and balance the flavour too. Onions, sautéed in butter, add more punch and a bit of crunch to t ....
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