Nourish Your Way to Wellness: Organic Quinoa Khichdi for Diabetes Management
Nourish Your Way to Wellness: Organic Quinoa Khichdi for Diabetes Management

Managing diabetes while still enjoying tasty meals can be tough, especially when it comes to Indian food. We understand the delicate balance between eating tasty food and prioritising your health.  Healthy eating doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavour or enjoyment. In fact, with the right ingredients and recipes, you can create meals that are not only delicious but also supportive of your diabetic health.

 

Let's delve into a nourishing recipe that promises both satisfaction and energy, without sacrificing taste or health: Organic Quinoa Khichdi

Ingredients:

  •     1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup split mung beans (moong dal), washed and drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
  •     2 tablespoons organic cow ghee

Instructions:

  1. Heat cow ghee in a pressure cooker or large pot.
  2. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  3. Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  5. Add diced carrots, potatoes, green peas, and washed mung beans. Stir well.
  6. Add rinsed quinoa, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix everything together.
  7. Pour in water and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  8. If using a pressure cooker, close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles. If using a pot, cover and simmer until quinoa and lentils are cooked through and the mixture is creamy (about 20-25 minutes).
  9. Once cooked, let the pressure release naturally or carefully open the lid of the pot and your khichdi ready to eat.

Packed with protein, fibre, and essential vitamins and minerals, it supports muscle repair, aids digestion, and helps stabilise blood sugar levels. Additionally, being gluten-free, it's a perfect choice for those with dietary restrictions, offering a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional rice-based dishes.

 

 

Eating well with diabetes doesn't have to be a challenge. By focusing on fresh, wholesome ingredients and flavorful recipes like these, you can nourish your body while managing your blood sugar levels effectively. Remember, healthy eating is not about deprivation but rather about making conscious choices that support your well-being. So, let's savour each bite and embrace the joy of cooking and eating delicious, diabetic-friendly meals together.

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