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Over the past couple of decades there has been a growing concern about fats, high blood cholesterol levels and the diseases caused by it. We receive huge number of letters, e-mails from our members asking one common question, ‘Has cholesterol got anything to do with heart disease - or any other disease? And even if it has, will a change of diet be beneficial?
While some cholesterol is needed for good health, too much cholesterol in our blood can raise our risk of having a heart attack. Anyone can develop high blood cholesterol regardless of age or sex; there are some who can be genetically predisposed to high blood cholesterol. Thus it is important to keep a check on your cholesterol levels. As always said “Earlier the Better”, taking early precautions like avoiding saturated fats and cholesterol rich foods, eating high fiber foods and exercising can help regulate your blood cholesterol levels.
This section of “Low Cholesterol Recipes” is for all those who want to start early and also for those who are already on a low cholesterol diet as they have high blood cholesterol levels or any other heart problem. Delicious recipes are planned by strictly avoiding the use of fatty foods like butter, cheese, processed foods that increase blood cholesterol and sodium levels. While foods that help to reduce cholesterol like oats, whole cereals, fruits, veggies, sprouts, olive oil, flax seeds etc have been included to aid in blood cholesterol management. Try your hand at recipes like Broccoli Broth; Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi; Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad, Flax Seed Shakarpara, Kaddu Palak ki Roti and so on.
Happy and healthy cooking for your heart!
11 Sep 14
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila 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 ....
18 Oct 10
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems.
In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
04 Oct 16
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet.
While we do attempt to include it in
18 Oct 10
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
23 Aug 11
Lehsuni Bajra Aur Kaddu ki Roti by Tarla Dalal
Wholesome and satiating, the Lehsuni Bajra aur Kaddu ki Roti is a perfect choice for those days when you are hungry enough to eat up everything in your larder but do not have enough time to cook! Just enjoy these tasty garlic flavoured bajra rotis with a bowl of low-fat curds and salad and your meal ....
26 Nov 12
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
07 Jul 12
Cabbage and Dal Parathas by Tarla Dalal
A great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables, this balanced dish can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour.
14 Mar 15
Healthy Moong Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Appetizing moong sprouts, onions and tomatoes topped with cooling dahi, this Healthy Moong Chaat is loaded with nutrients like iron, fibre, and vitamins A and C. Brimming with good health, this tasty snack can be tossed up in a jiffy and is the perfect answer to sudden hunger pangs. Always keep some ....
16 Mar 16
Spinach and Paneer Dip by Tarla Dalal
Light and tasty, the Spinach and Paneer Dip has a perfect medley of textures and flavours.
Creamy spinach, crumbly paneer and crunchy onions, delicately flavoured with herbs and lemon juice, this diabetic
-friendly dip is quite a treat to the pala ....
26 Nov 13
Vegetable Oats Pancake 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 cholesterol and glucose levels, while carrots and spin ....
26 Nov 13
Sprouts Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
17 Nov 10
Oats Roti by Tarla Dalal
Oats are a rich source of soluble fibre 'beta-glucan', which is a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Serve these rotis hot with fresh low-fat curds (dahi) or a cholesterol-friendly subzi for a really healthy treat.
26 Nov 12
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
12 Apr 15
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
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