Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have ?
Can healthy individuals have ?
No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.
Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
What's the problem?
Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.
No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.
What is a healthy toast option to have?
We suggest you try homemade almond bread made without eggs and toast it. A good option is toasted almond bread with avocado which is a perfect gluten free breakfast option. Whole wheat bread is better choice than white bread made from refined plain flour to make toast like mixed sprouts open toast, oats moong toast, cottage cheese tomato and chutney sandwich or creamy alfalfa sprouts and apple on toast.
What is a healthy accompaniment to this roti?
We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds, lauki pudine ka raita, mixed veggie raita, low calorie spinach raita or a cucumber and pudina raita. Homemade full fat curds
Diabetics, use low fat panner or low fat curds, reduce carb load with low fat curds
low fat paneer
BUT use low fat paneer instead of full fat paneer.
BUT use low fat curds instead of homemade full fat curd recipe
how to make curd at home with full fat milk recipe
Also reduce the carbohydrate load by having your pulao with some protein from low fat curds. Remember that it's best to have this pulao for lunch as you remain active through the day enabling the burning of calories instead of dinner.
NOTE ON CEREALS IMPACT ON DIABETES
Yes, this is healthy but when having cereals such as jowar, bajra, buckwheat, ragi, oats and barley, it's best to have some low fat curds with it for diabetics to reduce the carbohydrate load and it is recommended to control portion size of the cereal. Good for heart and weight loss but control portion size.
What is a healthy accompaniment to the Sabzi? Have healthy rotis or parathas.
We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti, radish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.
Healthy paratha recipes like yellow moong dal and spring onion paratha made with whole wheat flour + yellow moong dal. Paushtic parathas, Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha recipe are another option.
We suggest you use this whole wheat naan which has no plain flour added to it.
DAL + ROTI (cereal) enhances protein value
Combine dal with bajra roti, jowar roti, radish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti, whole wheat bhakri recipe to make a healthy combination. Note that when you combine any dal with any cereal like bajra, jowar, ragi, buckwheat, barley or whole wheat to enhance the protein value.
Combine Roti with a healthy Dal to enhance protein value
Combine roti with super healthy dal recipes like palak toovar dal, khatta urad dal recipe, suva masoor dal recipe, hariyali dal recipe and healthy kadhi recipe or Radish Koftas in Kadhi recipe to make a healthy combination. Note that when you combine any dal with any cereal like bajra, jowar, ragi, buckwheat, barley or whole wheat to enhance the protein value.
Healthy Indian dips to have
Opt for pumpkin dip , spinach and paneer dip, suva paneer dip or cauliflower and spinach dip which are all healthy Indian dips for diabetics, weight loss and heart patients.
Healthy Chutney to have
Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander, lehsun ka chutney, green garlic chutney or green chutney recipe. Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.
Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?
What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?
We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Also Dry fruits stuffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery, oats and dates kheer and anjeer and mixed nuts barfi and healthy fig ice cream (not for diabetics).
Try a jowar based Indian dessert which is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. The jowar apple sheera recipe is made with the addition of cows milk and apples and sweetened with honey.
What is a healthier Cake option or dessert option?
We suggest eggless date and almond cake made from dates as the sweetener and good for diabetics, weight loss and heart. There is no flour used in the recipe. Almond Berry Coconut Cake though it does contain some honey but is far healthier as it is made from almond flour. An amazing dessert is the Chocolate Coconut Vegan Dessert made with healthy ingredients.
What is a healthier Indian achar or chutney?
There are many healthy Indian pickles and achar with ZERO sugar and less oil. Try punjabi lehsun achar, tendli ka achar and low salt green chilli pickle.
Which ladoo is fairly healhty?
Try picking a ladoo recipe which has no rava or sugar to it and less fat. In Wheat flour and jaggery ladoo we have replaced rava and sugar with wheat flour and jaggery. Yet this is to be had in restricted quantity. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery and oats is super healthy.
Which are healthy raita options?
Healthy raita to try is lauki aur pudine ka raita recipe, cucumber pudina raita recipe, flax seed raita recipe
Which is a healthy pizza to have?
Make sure the base of your pizza is healthy and then fix the rest. This bhakri pizza recipe is made from jowar and bajra flour. Then there is the nutritious mini pizza made with low fat cream cheese.
Healthy baked dishes
Healthy baked dish made with low fat milk is oats and vegetable au gratin recipe.
Which are healthy Indian soup options?
We suggest you opt for healthy soups like spinach paneer and dal soup recipe, broccoli broth recipe, rajma soup, minty vegetable and oats soup, healthy indian tomato soup or moong soup.
Some healthy Salad options for you
Soups and Salads make a great combination for a healthy meal. We have a huge collection of healthy salads and try some popular salads like Sprouted and boiled moong, Mooli ka salad, Sprouts spring onion and tomato salad and Lettuce orange and spinach salad.
Which are healthy pasta options?
We suggest you have chunky tomato whole wheat pasta recipe or whole wheat pasta in low calorie white sauce recipe in limited quantiy where whole wheat pasta is used and the sauces don't contain any fat.
What are the healthier Idli recipes?
See the healthiest idli options like dal and vegetable idli recipe, moong sprouts and palak idli recipe, green moong dal and vegetable idli recipe or barley idli which has no rice. Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?
What are the healthier dosa recipes?
Opt for nachni dosa, quinoa dosa, oats dosa, 4 Flour Dosa recipe, spinach dosa or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar recipe or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?
Can you suggest some healthy Indian wraps?
Yes, make sure that the base of the wrap is not made of plain flour and you have vegetables added to it. The jowar veggie wrap
is made from jowar flour. Paneer Veggie wrap
are other good healthy Indian wraps.
Healthy Indian smoothies to have
apple and date smoothie with curds, apple shake, Healthy peanut butter, blueberry almond milk smoothie and mango banana spinach smoothie bowl. All these smoothies have zero sugar used.
Here are some Healthy Indian snack options.
You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sprouts, Matarsutir Kachori, Oats Moong Dal Tikki, Baked methi muthia recipe, Zunka recipe, moong dal dhokla recipe, bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukku, mini jowar pancakes, oats upma, baked sev , baked whole wheat puris, paneer pudina tikki or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option.
What is a healthy panki to have ?
Chola Dal Panki, this popular Gujarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content.
quinoa veg upma
What is a healthier option to ragi rava upma?
oats upma is a super healthy Indian breakfast upma recipe which is made from oats, vegetables and spices. What we love about healthy Indian oats upma is that its very easy to cook and the ingredients are easily available in the Indian kitchen. Suitable for diabetics, weight loss and heart also.
Are there any healthy chaat recipes you suggest?
Yes, we suggest the following healthy chaat options like Oats Chaat, Moong Dal ki Chaat, Gajar aur Moong Dal ki Chaat and Paneer aur Hare Chane ki Chaat, low calorie sev puri . All these chaat recipes have no fried foods and made from dals, oats, baked sev, baked papadi and chana which are healthy.
Instead have the whole wheat and corainder seeds naan recipe which has ZERO plain flour and only 94 calories for whole wheat and corainder seeds naan.
Healthy Indian Drinks
Healthy Indian drinks to choose from tulsi tea recipe, masala chaas, low fat chaas recipe and neem juice.
Healthy Indian Juices less than 50 calories to have
Here are some healthy Indian juices we suggest but note these are not advised for diabetics as it is better for them to have the whole fruit and not the juice. 22 calories spinach and mint juice , 34 calories for carrot and red pepper juice and 31 calories for carrot tomato and beetroot juice.
What is a healthier option than using rice?
We suggest the following healthy khichdi like fada ni khichdi recipe, vitamin khichdi recipe, buckwheat moong dal and vegetable khichdi, bajra moong and green peas khichdi, barley khichdi and vegetable biryani from brown rice. All these recipes have ZERO usage of rice and portion control is suggested for diabetics.
What is a healthy pizza option?
We suggest you try a pizza with a healthy base option and does not use processed cheese. We have the mini oats bhakri pizza made from oats and whole wheat flour.
What is a healthier sabzi or dal option ?
Here are some very healthy sabzis like paneer labadar , dahi bhindi ki sabzi recipe, chana palak, mushroom mutter masala, mooli ki sabzi recipe, bhindi masala recipe.
Here are some super healthy dal recipes like palak toovar dal, khatta urad dal recipe, suva masoor dal recipe, hariyali dal recipe and healthy kadhi recipe.
What is a helathier Chinese Vegetable ?
I would opt for Chinese stir fried vegetables.
What is a healthier Indian snack option ?
Here are some healthy snack recipes like baked methi muthias, multiflour chakli recipe, multigrain healthy crackers and whole wheat methi khakhra recipe.
What is a healthy accompaniment to kadhi ?
Kadhi goes well with the following khichdi options : buckwheat moong and vegetable khichdi, vitamin khichdi, fada ni khichdi, bohri khichdi and buckwheat and sprouts khichdi. Note that these khichdi recipes have ZERO rice used in them and are diabetic, heart friendly.
What is a healthy Salad accompaniment?
Follow this healthy kadhi low fat kadhi recipe.
Fresh Cream : 1 tbsp of fresh cream (15 gm) provides around 18 calories, out of which 16 calories result from saturated fat. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. So, the next question that arises is “Are saturated fats healthy then?” What’s more important is to look at your diet in totality. Till no furnished evidence is available on this subject, you can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals to enhance the taste. Try and not to add it in bulk frequently. This holds true for a healthy individual or for those suffering from diabetes, heart problem etc.
Yet looking for a more healthier option? Then, rely on more healthier type of saturated fats which contain MCT (medium chain triglycerides) which is the real buzz currently. Coconut, coconut meat and coconut milk are the perfect example of this.
Have one cup of homemade full fat paneer and you get 75% of your calcium requirements in the day while low fat paneer
5 things Sprouts Dhokla is good for:
Improving RBC count
Raita is good for
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji is good for
Vitamin B6 diet
foods rich in green peas, carrots, toovar dal, rajma, kabuli chana
Vitamin B3, Niacin diet
foods rich in almonds, jowar, wheat flour, bajra, toovar dal, dalia, chick peas, green moong dal
Vitamin K diet
foods rich in kale, spinach, broccoli, bhindi, green peas, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, avacado
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi is good for
2. Weight Loss
Oats, Coconut Milk, Peanut Butter Healthy Smoothie is good for
2. Weight Gain
Rajma salad is good for
1. Weight Loss
Doodhi Muthia is good for
Red Garlic Chutney is good for
Methiche Varan (toor dal) is good for
7. Cold and cough
Tikkar Roti is good for
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is good for
2. Weight Gain
XXX juice is good for
No, please have a look at the ingredients and you will undestand the issues involved. We want you to understand the ingredients and what they can do to your body. Once you get that, healthy eating becomes automatic and then comes with that healthy living. All our recipes will have a reason on whether it's good or not. Read that.
Buckwheat Dosa recipe
4 Flour Dosa recipe
Oats Dosa recipe
Nachni dosa recipe
Wheat Dosa recipe
Whole Moong Dosa
Mysore Barley Dosa recipe
Oats Idli recipe
Multiflour Idli recipe
Dal and Vegetable Idli recipe
Sprouts and Palak Idli recipe