Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
by Tarla Dalal
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Risotto is best when freshly prepared and promptly eaten! Since rice is not advisable for diabetics, kodri is a better option. Full of fibre and iron, it tastes equally good. In fact, you could try replacing rice with kodri in your regular diet to keep a check on blood sugar levels.
That apart, this recipe is a must try as it is my favourite too! with spinach, carrots, peas, fresh herbs and mozzarella cheese, it is a healthy treat for all. To make this dish even creamier, I have added low fat milk mixed with corn flour.
You can also try making this risotto with just mushroom and mozzarella cheese, for a change. But remember, healthy as it may be, it is still meant to be only an occasional treat and not regular fare for diabetics!
- Clean, wash and soak the kodri for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the kodri and sauté on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add the carrots, green peas and garlic, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add 3 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and bring to boil. Cover and simmer till the kodri is almost cooked, adding a little water if required.
- When the kodri is cooked, add the spinach, basil, celery, parsley, mozzarella cheese, green chillies, cornflour-milk mixture, cream and white wine, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Serve immediately.
- You can cook the risotto till step 4 and keep aside. Continue with step 5 only when ready to serve, else the greens, i. e. , spinach, basil and parsley will discolour.
- It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
|Energy|| 132 calories|
|Protein|| 5.5 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 18.0 gm|
|Fat|| 4.6 gm|
|Vitamin C|| 19.8 mg|
|Iron|| 1.4 mg|
|Folic acid|| 64.0 mcg|
|Zinc|| 0.4 mg|
|Fibre|| 2.4 gm|
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