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Idli with a difference- the #ShellIdli

My dear readers ,  I’d like to apologise for neglecting you and this blog for so long .April was chaotic with the #A to Z Challenge in which I’d participated with my other blog MUMBAI ON A HIGH. I thought blogging about the Textile Traditions of India would just mean talking about the saris in my cupboard. How wrong I was! There is more to Indian textiles than I imagined .

In the month of May I was busy catching up with all the things I couldn’t do in April – mainly organising some minor repairs in the house.

It is only now in June that I find some time to visit this blog and actually post something .

The idli revamped .

A sister in law from the US forwarded me this video which just has to be shared . It’s about the idli revamped .

We all know that idlis are round and steamed and made with rice and udid dal.

But here’s a new kind of idli – shaped like a shell and made out of an array of ingredients that would possibly make your grandma roll her eyes and tut tut her disapproval.

Feeding the senses

However, this is an innovation that is not gimmicky but one that is upgraded to suit a modern aesthetic where food goes beyond the basic principle of satisfying hunger .

And aren’t you amazed that this innovation is from our very own Bharat? Wannawill is a young company that is tweaking the way our ancestors did things to bring things up to speed .

So I’m off now to by my own #Shell Idli maker .

What about you?

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High Protein Idlis for #Diabetics


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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.