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Last Updated : Nov 16,2022

डायलिसिस के लिए डाइट रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diet for Dialysis recipes in Hindi)
ડાયાલિસિસ માટે ડાયેટ રેસિપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diet for Dialysis recipes in Gujarati)

Dialysis Diet Recipes | Indian Diet for Dialysis | Indian Recipes for Dialysis Patients |

Dialysis Diet Recipes | Indian Diet for Dialysis | Indian Recipes for Dialysis Patients. Kidneys are a pair of important organ of our body mainly responsible for the removal of wastes and maintenance of fluid balance in our body. When the kidneys stop functioning or fail completely as it is termed as, the waste products build up in the body and hence dialysis is suggested by doctors. Dialysis is procedure which replaces the kidneys functions and filters the unwanted wastes from the body.

The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Weather former or later option is chosen by the patient, following a good dietary regime definitely helps avoid any further complications and help one live a superior life. The major nutrients to focused in a dialysis diet are sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluid intake. The key here is to restrict the intake of all of these 4 nutrients and monitor your fluid intake closely with your doctor or a nephron dietitian.

4 Nutrients to Restrict for Dialysis

1. Sodium : It is necessary for maintaining blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. However since kidneys are unable to filter the excess sodium , it leads to high blood pressure, water retention and swelling on face, legs and hands and put a stress on the heart. Salt is one of the highest sources of sodium intake. Discuss with your dietitian on the amount of salt allowed per day. In general, avoid the ready-to-eat foods, pickles, bread, cheese, aerated drinks, papad, butter, biscuits, soy sauce and readymade masalas. Savour your food with herbs and other spices instead. Try and incorporate low sodium vegetables in your daily diet. They will put less stress on the kidneys. We have simple recipe of Baingan Bhaja – a Bengali style vegetable made healthy. Restrict the amount of salt being used in this recipe and instead use chilli powder and lemon juice as taste enhancers.

Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun BhajaBaingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja

2. Potassium : The most important function of potassium is to control the functioning of nerves and muscles. The excess potassium build up puts the heart at risk. It can cause irregular heartbeats and heart failure. Hence potassium restriction is necessary. Most fruits and vegetables are a good source of potassium. Avoid mango, banana, potato, avocado, plum, melon, sweet potato, spinach, kale, mushroom, kiwi, broccoli and dairy products.

However if you wish to use the vegetables mentioned in the ‘No’ list, one option is to follow the procedure of leaching. It involves removing some amount of potassium by soaking in water. Peel the vegetables and soak in water for an hour. Cut them and again soak in water for 4 to 5 hours and drain them. Wash them with water and cook them in excess water and drain that water again. The best is to rely on whole fruits like guava. You can also try Zucchini Thepla. But remember to keep a close watch on portion size of all the foods you include in your daily diet.

Zucchini TheplaZucchini Thepla

3. Phosphorus : is a mineral which works closely with calcium to build strong bones and with B vitamins to maintain normal heart rate. Since excess phosphorus is not always removed by dialysis, keeping a track of what you eat becomes very important. Foods rich in phosphorus are dairy foods, chocolate, nuts, soya and whole grains like oats, whole wheat, bajra, jowar etc. along with pulses and dals. Amongst dals masoor dal in limited quantities is suggested. Since most foods are a good source of phosphorus people undergoing dialysis are often supplemented with phosphate binders which prevent its build up in the blood by avoiding the absorption from food.

Talk to your doctor about these binders and follow the prescription to the core. Excess phosphorus can lead brittle bones and some heart problems. Choose a low phosphorus snack like Strawberry Salsa. Apple is another fruit which has a decent ratio of sodium, phosphorus and potassium suitable for those on dialysis. Include it in the form of Minty Apple Salad.

Strawberry SalsaStrawberry Salsa

4. Fluids : One major function of kidneys is to remove waste by way of urine. When this is hampered, excess fluids in the blood leads to water retention (called edema) usually seen in the hands and feet. This may even lead to breathlessness. Some amount of excess fluid is removed during dialysis, but again removal of all of the excess fluid doesn’t get accomplished by dialysis. Hence it is truly essential to monitor the amount of water you drink. Do follow the suggestions mentioned by your doctor / dietitian. This limited amount should be enough to keep you well hydrated.

Overall these vegetables and fruits are the best to opt while on dialysis :

  Fruits you can have when on Dialysis
1. Apple
2. Lemon
3. Strawberry
4. Pineapple
5. Grapes
6. Cranberries
7. Guava
8. Papaya


Fruit You Can Have When On Dialysis


  Vegetables you can have when on Dialysis
1. Brinjal
2. Capsicum
3. Cabbage
4. Bottle gourd
5. Tendli
6. Zucchini
7. White radish
8. Onion
9. Lettuce
10. Cucumber
11. Round gourd

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Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
Recipe# 40603
14 Dec 22

by Tarla Dalal
baingan bhaja recipe | begun bhaja | healthy eggplant snack | how to make healthy begun bhaja | with 16 amazing images. Amongst traditional Bengali reci ....
Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
Recipe# 40541
20 Sep 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi is a very tasty and versatile veggie, which absorbs the flavours that it is cooked with. Unfortunately, many people tend to think that doodhi is bland. Here is a lip-smacking recipe that will change your mind. Supported by an apt combination of spice powders and pastes, bottle gourd mor ....
Herbed Capsicum Paratha, Healthy Shimla Mirch Paratha
Recipe# 22280
20 May 21

 by Tarla Dalal
herbed capsicum paratha recipe | healthy shimla mirch paratha | bell pepper paratha Indian breakfast | how to make capsicum paratha | with 25 amazing images. herbed caps ....
Strawberry Salsa
Recipe# 41358
03 Jan 24

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 by Tarla Dalal
strawberry salsa recipe | Indian style strawberry salsa | strawberry salsa at home | with 11 amazing images. strawberry salsa recipe is an Indian style strawberry sals ....
Maharashtrian Mooli Sabzi, Mulyachi Bhaji
Recipe# 41310
03 Sep 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian mooli sabzi recipe | mulyachi bhaji | easy radish sabzi | healthy mooli ki sabji | with 30 amazing images. Maharashtrian mooli sabzi recipe |
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 38998
12 Jul 20

by Tarla Dalal
These instant pancakes require no advance preparations. Just whip them up in time for a quick breakfast or tuck them into your child’s tiffin box. Besan and potatoes act as binding agents and ensure the pancakes are of the right texture.
Masoor Dal Recipe
Recipe# 42353
29 May 19

 by Tarla Dalal
If tempered with the right spices and masalas, even a simple, low-salt dal recipe can make you drool! This Masoor Dal recipe proves the fact. Flavoured with common, everyday ingredients and tempered with cumin seeds and ginger, the dal tastes really awesome even though we have used very little s ....
Minty Apple Salad
Recipe# 40441
25 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
minty apple salad recipe | healthy mint apple salad | apple pudina salad | mint and apple salad with lemon ginger dressing | with 18 amazing images. Just a look at this delightful
Grilled Zucchini Recipe
Recipe# 42226
22 Nov 22

by Tarla Dalal
grilled zucchini recipe | Indian style grilled zucchini | easy garlicky grilled zucchini | with 15 amazing images. grilled zucchini is the perfect healthy summer side dish. Learn how to mak ....
Zucchini Thepla
Recipe# 41386
29 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini, a vegetable that you generally tend to associate with continental dishes and baked recipes, fits beautifully into our all-time desi favourite – the humble thepla! The whole wheat flour dough is enriched with zucchini, ginger and garlic, and in a unique twist, we also put a little dried ....
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Recipe# 3597
24 Jun 19

by Tarla Dalal
Pineapple and cucumbers tossed with coriander and lemon juice furnish a storehouse of vitamin C which is extremely essential to build up your immunity against infections. Honey imparts a delicate sweetness to this tangy salad. Rather than serving it as an occasional treat, make this sweet and sour s ....
Cabbage and Grape Salad
Recipe# 35907
13 Oct 15

by Tarla Dalal
An interesting combination of cabbage and grapes. Cabbage gives a nice crunch to this salad; the grapes give a sweet sour taste and the green chillies gives a little spice to this salad. So make this crunchy, sweet and spicy salad for your loved one’s…
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Diet for Dialysis
 on 28 Dec 22 11:11 AM

Nice content.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
28 Dec 22 02:22 PM
Diet for Dialysis
 on 17 Mar 22 06:53 PM

I love your recipes but, papaya and guava are high potassium fruits. They shouldn''t be on your low potassium list. (Papaya has 417 mg potassium per cup per the USDA data base)
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback. We follow Nutritive value of Indian foods by Gopalan and according to this data papaya has 69 mg of potassium and guava has 91 mg of potassium per 100 gram. It is very likely that this will differ with American database. Please keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
26 Mar 22 04:38 PM
Diet for Dialysis
 on 08 Nov 20 04:47 AM

I have learn cooking in early seventies from Tarla Dalal....I have Great Respect For Her...Today after 46 years after I still have her first cooking book. Recently my Husband has total kidney failure and requires Dialysis 3 times a week. All I Know is...If Tarla Dalal''s recipes are followed step by step...the end result is Perfect.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
09 Nov 20 10:31 AM