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Senior Citizen Easy to Chew recipes


Last Updated : Apr 28,2018



Easy to chew or soft foods can be a boon for the elderly who have difficulty chewing due to loss of teeth. It is important that they continue to consume nutritious and balanced meals to remain active and healthy. The best soft foods are those that are soft and moist in their natural form, they can also be mashed, puréed or moisture can be added to make food easier to chew.

Here are a few guidelines that we have kept in mind while selecting recipes in this section :

· Choose fruits that are naturally soft such as banana, all types of berries such as strawberry, raspberry, chickoo, pear that can be chewed without any problem. Banana, muskmelon, watermelon, strawberries can be added to milkshakes and smoothies. Try Strawberry Yoghurt which can be had for breakfast.
· Choose soft and moist foods. You can chop, mash, mince, grind or purée foods to give it an easy-to-chew texture. Curd Rice and Bajra Khichdi are great if your looking for good rice options that are nutritious and can be eaten without much hassle.
Include soups and broths that contain vegetables such as spinach, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and carrots. For nourishing soups choices, try Quick Vegetable Broth and Green Peas
Cereals such as oats, rice, jowar, ragi, can be consumed in the form of porridge or khichdi Jowar and Vegetable Porridge is sure to keep you full for a long time. Remember to add chopped and boiled veggies in your porridge to make it nutritious and fiber rich.


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Lemon Rice Recipe ( Microwave)
Recipe# 35109
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lemon Rice is an all-time favourite rice preparation in South India, where it is made on a regular basis for lunch or dinner, offered as prasad to devotees at temples, served as part of a wedding spread, and carried frequently in the dabba to work or school. With a holistic flavour that combin ....
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
30 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of so ....
Ragi Upma (  Iron Rich)
Recipe# 39296
10 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Upma is a great breakfast option when you want to have a healthy yet easy breakfast. Red millet flour, so full of fibre and iron, makes this a super-nutritious dish. So, although the colour of this upma is not so appealing, its nutrient quotient is, making it a must-try. Make sure you serve it ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
20 Aug 11

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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 ....
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha
Recipe# 22222
04 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for whole wheat parathas. This simple yet tasty Besan Paratha is al ....
Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 4634
21 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and satiating option, the Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is a wholesome and tasteful soup that retains the natural flavours of the veggies to the hilt. It makes use of fibre-rich ingredients like green peas, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Avoid straining to retain the fibre con ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
31 May 18

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 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 ....
Groundnut Tikkis
Recipe# 22448
11 Nov 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique tikki made with crunchy peanuts and vibrant spinach held together by whole wheat flour and besan. This tasty snack is loaded with vitamin B3, which is required for producing and utilising energy from the food that you eat. With just a dash of lemon juice and green chillies to ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Serve this flavourful dal with steaming hot rice for a wholesome and zero cholesterol meal.
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 35084
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge
Recipe# 3544
08 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe )
Recipe# 2934
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
In this sumptuous recipe, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle. Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Da ....
Strawberry Yoghurt ( Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 8704
21 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the luring aroma of strawberry, and nobody can pass a dish of this dainty fruit without picking one! Thankfully, this vitamin-packed fruit is as healthy as it is tasty. Here is a lovely Strawberry Yoghurt made with low-fat curds to curb excess fat intake, making this treat acceptabl ....
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice
Recipe# 22375
13 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you! When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and tast ....
Vegetable Rice Cake
Recipe# 2892
15 Jun 14

 
 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 cu ....
Lauki ki Kheer, Doodhi Kheer Recipe
Recipe# 5594
01 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like to dig into kheer, the all-time favourite desi dessert! But, if that lovely treat has left back a stain of guilt in your heart, then perhaps you can try this kheer with a difference! A reasonably healthy way to satisfy your sweet ....
Mini Beetroot Pancake
Recipe# 39444
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and urad dal is a perfect formula, whether in the form of idli, dosa or upma, as the duo gives a perfect combination of energy and protein needed for a busy day. These Mini Beetroot Pancakes are all the more wondrous because they pack in more protein from soya flour, vitamins from beetroot and ....
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