Papaya Milk Shake

February 24, 2009

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Ingredients

  • 4or5 pieces of ripe papaya
  • 1/2 cup of soya milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1or 2 tsp sugar free powder
  • Few drops of mixed fruit essence (not more than one or two drops)
  • 2or 3 ice cubes

Method

  1. Remove the skin and seeds from papaya and cut into small pieces.
  2. Take papaya pieces, soya milk, mixed fruit essence and sugar free powder and blend it in the mixi to a smooth paste.
  3. Add water and blend it once again.
  4. Add ice cubes and serve it with a small piece of papaya piece on the top.
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Diabetic Kids Special: Fruit and Nut Oats Pulav

February 15, 2009

Some kids are really finnicky about food and it is really a tough job feeding them. When kids do not take in healthy and rich food, it really affects their growth and well-being. If your kid is a diabetic then the challenge increases even more. Of course you cannot force your kid to eat healthy food. You actually need to lure them to eat the kind of food you want them to eat.

Now what do kids expect from the food they eat? Of course kids do not know what is tasty and what is not tasty. So what can possibly attract kids?

Well, kids get attracted when there is :

  • Colour
  • Something sweet
  • A mix of tidbits

Keeping all this in mind, I have customized the recipe for Kashmiri Pulav to suit diabetic kids or any kid for that matter.

This dish is completely healthy because there is oats instead of basmati rice and there is a combination of nuts and selected fruits. This dish has flavour, colour, a tinge of sweetness and all the richness you want to give your kid.

So quickly note down the recipe now!

Ingredients

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  • One cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of fresh fruits (Apple and pomegranate)
  • 1/4 cup of mixed nuts (Almond, pista cashew and raisins)
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp shajeera
  • One cardamom
  • One clove
  • Small piece of cinnamon
  • One bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • One to one and half tsp sugar free powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1/2 cup of low fat milk

Method

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  • Wash and cut apple into small pieces.
  • Collect the pomegranate seeds.
  • Soak saffron strands in one tsp milk.
  • Mix half cup of milk with water to make it one cup.
  • Saute the spices in 1/2 tsp ghee and add the oats and fry for 2 minutes.
  • In a pan, add milk, water, salt and soaked saffron.
  • When milk and water start boiling, add the fried oats along with spices.
  • In another pan, fry the nuts till it turns golden brown.
  • When the oats is done, add the fried nuts,fruits,sugar free powder and pepper powder.
  • Stir gently with a flat spoon.
  • Serve along with cucumber raitha.

Note: Make sure that the cooked oats does not get sticky.Use the right measurement of water and milk.


My Blog Turns One Today!

February 14, 2009

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Today is the most eventful day in my life, because I have successfully completed one year of blogging. This blog now has 72 useful recipes for diabetes and obesity and over 50,000 visitors in one year. I really did not expect my venture to be so successful. And now that it really has worked out well, I want to do even better.

I thank all my readers for having  appreciated and received my recipes so well. I hope to post many more such recipes in the coming days and I request you to try them and all give me your valuable feedback.

I also take this opportunity to thank my doctor friends Udit and Monica for enocuraging me to work on recipes exclusively for diabetes and obesity. I thank my  daughter for helping me start this blog and for helping me out with each recipe I post. I thank my husband and my son for having been so encouraging and supportive.

So now it is time to list the top 5 recipes in my blog 🙂

So here are 5 recipes that have got the maximun number of visits:

  1. Spicy Cabbage Curry
  2. Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
  3. Bottle Gourd Kootu
  4. Sprouted Green Gram Dosa with Mint Leaves Chutney
  5. Sprouted Chick Peas Curry

Please wish me all the best and thank you for all your support and appreciation.

regards

Sharadha