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Last Updated : Sep 11,2020



उच्च रक्तचाप के लिए व्यंजन | रक्त चाप को कम करने - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (High Blood Pressure recipes in Hindi)
લોહીના ઉંચા દબાણ માટેના વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (High Blood Pressure recipes in Gujarati)

High Blood Pressure, Low Salt Recipes, Low Sodium Recipes

What Is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

low salt recipes, low sodium recipes, recipes to reduce blood pressure. We all regularly use the words ‘blood pressure’ when we feel even slightly ill, without really understanding what they mean. Blood pressure (B.P) is merely the pressure exerted on blood vessels by circulating blood due to the rhythmic beating (contraction and relaxation) of the heart. That means normal blood pressure is not something to be worried about – if your heart is beating your blood will exert pressure on the blood vessels.

Rajma Brown Rice, Low Salt RecipeRajma Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe

What is a cause for worry is when a person has high blood pressure (or hypertension). In such a case his heart has to exert more force to pump almost the same quantity of blood within the same time. The two parameters for this are Systolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the contraction of the heart, and is always high; and Diastolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the relaxation of the heart, and is comparatively low. Normal blood pressure readings are less than 120 (high end) and over 80 (low end) (120/80). High blood pressure in an adult is defined as blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or equal to or greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure.

High blood pressure or hypertension is more and more prevalent these days, especially among younger people. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the reasons for this is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes.

Recipes to lower blood pressure

Bajra and  Jowar are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

Bajra RotiBajra Roti

Kerala's famous vegetable, mixed vegetable thoran is a good low salt subzi to control blood pressure.

There is 15% of Potassium daily requirement in one cup of cooked Rajma. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Have the rajma and bean sprouts salad that is an ideal Lower Blood Pressure Salads Recipe.

Rajma, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion SaladRajma, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion Salad

Read here for the top foods that lower blood pressure and include them in your diet. 

How to measure salt levels in your recipes

The low blood pressure recipes in this section have been designed to use minimum salt yet retaining its taste and flavour. In most of the recipes we have measured and used the minimum amount of salt required to make a dish appetizing, however you can decrease or increase the salt according to the daily sodium limit prescribed to you. However in other recipes, you can follow a thumb rule – 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of salt for a serving of 4. When salt to taste is mentioned in the recipe, then follow the above guideline of salt usage. 

Low Salt High Fiber Multigrain Bread
Low Salt High Fiber Multigrain Bread

Ranging from breakfast options,soups and Salads to rotis, subzis and international cuisine, the recipes use low-sodium ingredients, limited amount of oil and are devoid of high-sodium processed foods.

Cabbage and Dal Paratha Dahi Bhindi Jowar Pyaz ki Roti Mili Jhuli Subzi and many more recipes are a true treasure for hypertensives. For those who want to please their palate for pickle, can try Carrot Pickle and Green Chilli Pickle So tuck the salt out of sight, and start reducing your sodium intake. Eat healthy to keep your blood pressure in check.

Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji


Levels of High Blood Pressure

The easiest and most reliable way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your B.P checked regularly. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg). The average ideal B.P levels are 120/80 for young people, and 140/90 for older people. Levels equal to or higher than these indicate that you may be suffering from mild, moderate or severe B.P. It is very important to initiate the right treatment once you discover what level of high B.P you suffer from.

Level
of
Severity
Systolic B.P Diastolic B.P TREATMENT
Mild B.P (most
commonly
occurring
stage)
140-160 90-100 Canbe easily brought back to normal with some life style management,
diet modification and proper medication.

Moderate B.P -
progre-ssive stage and
predis-poses
one to several other compli-cations

like heart
disease and diabetes

160-200 100-120

Should undergo regular blood pressure checks, take required medication, reduce weight, restrict sodium intake,

and make appropriate lifestyle
modifications.

Severe B.P (highest risk stage) Above 200 Above 120

Once a person’s B.P reaches this level, it is very difficult to bring it back to normal. A person with such high B.P must be very cautious about medications, and maintain the right sodium and potassium ratio in his diet. Lifestyle modifications are also required.

Enjoy our low salt recipes, low sodium recipes, recipes to reduce blood pressure and other low blood pressure articles below. 

Lower Blood Pressure Accompaniments Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Breakfast Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Desserts Sweets Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure International Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Rice, Pulao Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Rotis, Parathas Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Salads Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Soups Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

Happy Cooking!


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Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Aug 20

 
 
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 ....
Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk
Recipe# 42457
31 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Making curds is a skill that every Indian must acquire because we cannot live without curds! Curd is not only tasty but packed with good health too, especially if it is made with pure cow’s milk. Basic Homemade Curd is easy to make. It can be enjoyed plain, or ....
Nutritious Vegetable Salad, Low Salt and High Fiber Veg Salad
Recipe# 22314
25 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
What’s new about tossing together veggies like capsicum, cabbage and tomatoes into a salad? Well, it’s the dressing that makes this salad the latest blockbuster in town! A medley of colourful veggies is tossed together with a zesty dressing that features grated apple, lemon juice and herbs. The d ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
24 Jul 20

 
 
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 ....
Seviyan Upma, Vermicelli Veg Upma, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22307
11 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan Upma, made with wheat vermicelli, is a very popular breakfast because it can be cooked quite swiftly and does not require much advance planning or preparations. This is a healthier version of Seviyan Upma with lots of colourful veggies and just the right amount of salt. A traditional tem ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
24 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
quinoa upma recipe | vegetable quinoa upma | veg Indian upma | how to make quinoa upma | with 26 amazing images. Quinoa upma recipe is a truly healthy recipe made ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
19 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
rotla recipe | bajra rotla | Gujarati style bajra rotla | healthy pearl millet roti | with amazing 17 images. rotla also called bajra rotla
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Methi Makai ki Roti
Recipe# 3586
13 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This roti is a simple way of disguising methi in your regular meals. Methi is an excellent source of iron and vitamin A and is really low in calories. Fresh green chillies add pungent accents to these rotis.
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. ....
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Recipe# 41121
24 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, the aroma of bhakri cooking on the tawa is reminiscent of home-cooked food! Here, we introduce you to a totally off-beat Almond Bhakri. As you will surmise from the name, the Almond Bhakri is quite a rich treat, but it is healthy and gluten-free too, so anybody can go for it. Almonds ....
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes, kidney problems or
Healthy Sheera
Recipe# 5303
18 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Baked Buckwheat Puri, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42660
15 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t like puris? It is a hard blow to puri–lovers when doctors tell them to go on a diet that omits deep-fried foods. Here is an awesome Baked Buckwheat Puri, which lets you have fun hand-in-hand with a cartload of health benefits too. We have used buckwheat to make this healthy snack as ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
13 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
carrot cucumber and rajma Salad in mint dressing recipe | vegetable salad with mint and lemon dressing | healthy weight loss vegetable salad | healthy Indian salad recipe for weight loss | wit ....
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
Recipe# 22309
29 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
This one dish meal is a great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables. A horde of other ingredients like mint leaves, fennel seeds, amchur, ginger and finely chopped onions enhance the taste of these parathas. Cabbage being low in sodium and potassium is quite beneficial for those with
Low Salt High Fiber Multigrain Bread
Recipe# 42020
28 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bread is one of the first snacks we think of on a busy day – or even otherwise! However, those with high blood pressure have to refrain from having bread because of the fear of refined flour and too much salt. Here is a healthier option with a restricted amount of salt and a combination of whole ....
Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
21 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with amazing 16 photos Though bajra is grown only in certain ....
Anti Cholesterol Shake
Recipe# 6222
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of orange, papaya and banana blended together to make a filling drink that beats cholesterol! This unusual combination of fruits is rich in potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Banana is an excellent source of potassium, the deficiency of which is associated with the change in the normal ....
Garlic and Tendli Pickle
Recipe# 39073
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pickles generally have high salt content and therefore not advisable for those with high blood pressure. Here is a pickle that is strikingly out of the ordinary. The garlic and tendli pickle, you will be happily surprised to note, has just half a spoon of salt! in this case, garlic is the wonder ing ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
27 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Rajma Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42032
06 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rajma Chawal is one of the most famous rice preparations in North India, specially the Delhi region. It is a convenient option to carry in lunch boxes too, as it is satiating and flavour-packed. Here is a healthy version of this North Indian rice delicacy made using brown rice and with lower sal ....
Bengali Matarsutir Dal, Healthy Green Peas Dal
Recipe# 35117
09 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bengali matarsutir dal | healthy green peas dal | Bengali matar dal | Bengali green peas dal | with 18 amazing images. Bengali matarsutir dal is an authentic reci ....
Low Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22311
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweet, earthy flavour of green peas meets the herby accents of basil in this awe-inspiring recipe. We have retained the high fibre content of green peas in this soup by not straining it. This, along with the restricted use of salt, makes this soup good for those with high blood pressure. Alt ....
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High Blood Pressure
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 on 11 May 18 08:06 PM


Hello; My name is Salima Hemani and I am trying to locate some recipes for lower BP. I have tried several times, but have not been able to locate them in English. Can you please let me know what is the easiest way to access them. My email is shemanihello@gmail.com. Thanks Salima
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Tarla Dalal    We don''t have a section on recipes for low BP. We are considering your request and soon will have recipes for this category too.
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12 May 18 09:06 AM