Yellow Moong lentil

Oats, Spinach and Yellow Moong Kabobs…..

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
–George Bernard Shaw

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Oats,Spinach and Yellow Moong Kabobs.. Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and not knowing what to cook for your loved ones can be challenging at times..
Celebrate the Valentines Day with Team DFT’s Weight Watchers and Diabetes Friendly Appetizers…

These days everyone looks forward to Valentine’s Day ,but when you have diabetes it becomes difficult to celebrate a day which is mostly focused on sweets. Chocolates and rich desserts and food that are commonly eaten on Valentine’s Day, which mostly leave people with diabetes feeling like they cannot participate in the festivities.

You can still celebrate without having to go overboard on unhealthy foods. One just needs to remember that the occasion is more about celebrating with loved ones and not gorging on food ..

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These power packed oats , moong and spinach kababs are not only delicious but are packed with all the goodness of protein as well as fiber in each and every bite and hardly takes less then an hour from start to finish ..

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Cooking Time : 25 Min
Makes : 15 -20 Bite size kabobs
Serves : 5- 6 people

Ingredients :
1 Cup parboiled yellow moong dal
1/2 Cup quick cooking oats
1 cup finely chopped fresh Spinach leaves
1/2 Cup finely chopped onion
3-4 finely chopped green chilies or as per taste
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
Juice of a lime or 1 tbs
1 tsp chilly flakes or as per taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt as per taste taste
1 Tablespoon oil + 1 tsp ( all will not be used )

Procedure :

TO COOK THE DAL
Add 1/2 cup of washed moong daal along with 1 cup of water and 1/2 tsp Turmeric/ haldi powder and salt as per taste In a big enough pan and bring to a boil .
Cook till all the water evaporates and dal is softer
Cool and keep aside
In a blender take the cooked and cooled dal along with the oats and pulse them 2-3 times making sure that it does not turn into a paste ..
Dal and oats needs to be coarse

In a bowl mix blended dal and oats along with spinach and rest on the ingredients and 1 tsp oil
Mix all ingredients well
Take a small portion of mixture on your hand and form small bite size kababs
Get all the kababs ready
Heat a pan ( non stick , iron , hard anodized ) and cook kababs on medium heat with a teaspoon of oil till kababs and nice and brown and cooked from both sides.
Serve along with mint chutney and lemon on the side ..
You can even sprinkle some chaat masala on top of the kababs to give it a little tangy flavor …

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Lets look at the benefits of the ingredients used in making these kababs ..

Oats
Oats and oat-enriched products have been proven to control blood glucose and are helpful in the treatment of diabetes.
DiabetesNet.com advises that foods such as oats have a lower glycemic index and help to balance glucose levels for better diabetes control and prevention of related complications. Oatmeal has this effect because it increases the viscosity or thickness of the contents of the stomach, slowing digestion and prolonging the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This also gives the body a stable, long-term source of energy.

Moong Dal/Pulses
Pulses help people control blood glucose
Pulses have a low glycaemic index, making them excellent sources of carbohydrate in the diet of those affected by diabetes.
Including pulses in the diet helps control blood glucose and insulin levels. Pulses have other positive health effects, like reducing blood lipids. This may help to prevent some serious complications of diabetes.
Pulses are valuable additions to a modern diet because of their good taste, convenience, and nutritional role in managing and preventing diabetes.

Spinach
This low-carb veggie is a wise addition to a diabetic diet because it’s loaded with folate, beta carotene, iron, and vitamin K. To get the biggest nutritional punch, ditch the canned stuff and buy it fresh or frozen. Fold steamed spinach into an egg-white omelette at breakfast or toss fresh leaves in a healthy, low carbohydrate salad at lunch or dinner.

Disclaimer

I am not a nutritionist or dietician. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet.

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Delhi’s Famous Ram Ladoo….in APPE / abelskiever pan….

The proud DFT team brings the indulging dishes made in Appe/Paniyaram/Abelskiever Pan!

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I belong to Delhi which is especially famous for its street food and especially Chaat .. & Ram ladoo are one of them..

Ram ladoo is a popular Delhi street food prepared from yellow lentil and Bengal gram and served with special green chutney and grated radish..
These Ladoos are golden , light ,fluffy, crunchy and soft from inside. are served with grated radish and spicy mint and coriander chutney .

This recipe is part of recipes with a cause for Diabetes Friendly Thursday.

Ingredients for Ram ladoo :

1 cup yellow moong lentil (dhuli moong dal)
1/4cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
1/2tsp red chili powder
1 green chili (chopped)
Salt to taste
1″ Ginger grated
1 tblsp chopped green coriander
Oil for Appe pan

For garnish
1 coursely grated radish
1 lemon
Some Rock salt (Kala namak)

Ingredients for green chutney :
1cup coriander leaves
1/2 cup gms mint leaves
1 tsp mango powder OR 1/4 raw green mango
Salt as per taste
2 garlic pod (optional)
2 green chilies or as per taste
1 inch ginger piece

Method:

Take all the ingredients of the chutney in a mixer and grind them into a fine paste of dripping consistency.
Take it out in a bow

Method for making laddu

Wash the dals and soak them separately for 3-4 hours.

Remove the water completely and grind them to make a course paste.

Mix both the lentils in a mixing bowl and beat them together till the mixture gets fluffy and light ( I used hand beater for 5 mins )
Ensure that the mixture turn from yellow to white in color…

Now add salt,red chili powder, green coriander, ginger and chopped green chilies to the dal & mix lightly

Heat the appe pan on a medium flame and grease a with a tsp of oil.
Pour 1 tbsp of the batter into each mould, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a skewer or fork so as to cook on the other side.
Repeat to prepare more appes.

TO SERVE
Place Ram Ladoos in a plate and top with some grated radish and then pour the green chutney on top. Squeeze some lemon juice and serve.

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Now Lets look at some benefits of the Ingredients Used for this recipe.

YELLOW MUNG LENTIL ..
Moong daal is particularly high in dietary fiber, providing almost 15.5 grams of fiber per 1-cup serving. This provides between 40.5 and 71percent of the dietary reference intake for fiber per day for adult men and women. Dietary fiber can help reduce blood cholesterol levels as well as prevent dietary complications, such as constipation and diverticulosis. A diet high in dietary fiber will also reduce the risk of overeating, as you feel fuller with less food.

BENGAL GRAM / Chana Dal

Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol.
It also has a very low glycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes.
Chana dal is a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.
It is low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.
Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.

RADISH
Radishes have long been known to have a low glycemic index, which means that eating it does not impact blood sugar levels. It also helps regulate the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream, meaning that diabetics don’t have to worry as much about sudden spikes or drops when eating, or being away from food for a certain amount of time.

MINT
Mint leaves have beta-carotines which are helpful for diabetic patients.
In diabetes, both the metabolism of sugars and fats are impaired.
Diabetics have problems digesting fats; thus, indigestion and stomach pain are common symptoms. Peppermint may help diabetics because it improves the flow of bile — especially when fatty meals are eaten — and therefore aids digestion.

CORIANDER LEAVES..

It helps diabetic patients to maintain healthy levels of insulin in blood and lower blood sugar.
Coriander leaves will increase good cholesterol in the body and reduces bad cholesterol.
Coriander leaves have the ability to decrease blood sugar levels. It is healthy for diabetic patients.

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Discalimer
I am not a nutritionist or dietician. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet.

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