Idlis without the guilt
The Idli is a traditional south Indian tiffin delicacy that is universally popular. Despite being steamed, diabetics often restrict their consumption of idli because of its carbohydrate content. However this easy idli recipe cuts down drastically on the carbs and increases the protein content . So now diabetics can enjoy a guilt free breakfast and a great any time nibble.
Sadly, diabetes is on the rise world wide, particularly in India.
Diet and exercise are both essential to control this lifestyle disease. Excessive carbohydrates intake contribute to increased sugar levels. Many people, therefore, give up traditional foods or at least have them in moderation. But there is no need to drastically change one’s diet. A person with diabetes can easily have traditional foods that are modified.
High Protein Idlis for #Diabetics
Diabetics now have the option to indulge in their all-time favourite breakfast dish - the South Indian idli. With none of the taste compromised, these high protein idlis can be made in bulk too and stored for a quick snack during the day.
To make the batter for the idlis
Wash each ingredient separately
Soak each ingredient for at least 3-4 hours
Drain the water and grind each ingredient to a fine paste in a mixer
Mix together all the ground pastes and leave to ferment for at least 8 hours
To cook the idlis
Lightly grease an idli tray with oil
Fill about an inch of water in a pressure cooker or idli steamer
Put the batter in each depression of the idli maker and place the idli stand in the cooker or steamer.
Steam as you would a normal idli for around 5-7 minutes
Serve with sambhar or chutney