Foxtail Millet (Navane/Korralu/Thennai) Fried ‘Rice’

Veggie Fried Rice – somehow this has become synonymous with street food for me. The expert street vendors in Bangalore quickly whip up batches of fried rice! Actually it is pretty simple to put together and takes less than 30 min to do it at home!  It is a perfect way to sneak in all those nice veggies – especially for fussy eaters. Who won’t eat fried rice for lunch? And dinner! 😀 You can lots of personal variations to this simple recipe and turn it into a family favorite 🙂
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Microwave Khaman-Oats Spinach Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is an Indian steamed savory cake made using chickpea flour/gram flour/besan. It is one quick, healthy treat that is loved by all! It is one of those classic dishes like Indian samosas. There a ton of variants and recipes already up on the internet for a lot of khaman dhokla recipes and other variants! But this is my take on it. I figured it had to feature on my blog since I make it practically every time I am hungry and want something super quick. There are a couple of pros and cons of using microwave to prepare dhokla. For the plus points – it is really easy, quick and is a great way to stay away from junk food when you are super hungry! On the other hand, like most quick shortcuts to Indian food, using a microwave just does not give the same texture as steaming the dhokla. That being said I still love this recipe 😀

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Broken/Cracked Wheat and Cucumber Pongal – Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Pongal is an absolutely easy one-dish meal that can be put together really quickly, It is wholesome, healthy and  nutritious – Rice and lentils combined with really mild spices like pepper and cumin! I always look to add some whole grains in my diet – and hence I swapped the rice out for the cracked wheat! Believe me, the taste is still amazing! 🙂 Another thing I love to do is sneak in some vegetables – hence I added the cucumber. Now you might ask why cucumber? And there is no specific reason for that – I add in whatever veggies I can such as spinach, tomatoes or anything else I can get a hold of in my refrigerator. I have a quinoa-spinach pongal recipe already up on the blog! Check it out 🙂

Did you know that whole-grains and non-starchy vegetables are some of the best food choices to make to help with diabetes? Learn more about what food choices to make at this page.

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Kohlrabi (KnolKhol) Thepla/Multi-grain Flatbread – Diabetic Friendly

Planning out meals for a family can be a daunting task. Having to think of something healthy, nutritious and something that everyone will love! 🙂
But lot of researchers believe that home cooking can be a great way to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Cooking at home gives you control over what goes into the meal – the best kind of quality control possible 🙂  So get creative in your kitchens and take the first step towards a healthier life.
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