I’m an avid fan of Indian food, but most restaurant Indian food doesn’t sit well with me after, causing havoc on my stomach, among other things. There are a handful of restaurants in OC which I love — like Adya — which offers healthier and lighter versions of my favorite dishes.
As a 20+ year diabetic, I’m conscious of what I cook at home. Most Indian recipes are complicated, requiring extensive preparation and a host of techniques that is too time consuming for me. When I came across The Indian Diabetes Cookbook, I was excited to find many recipes that are easy to make frequently.
Author May Abraham Fridel comes from a culture where fresh foods are prepared in seasonally appropriate, wholesome and gourmet style. Growing up in Kerala, India—recognized as the spice center of the world—she discovered a wide variety of curries and other high-quality spices that are rich with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories to help boost the immune system and delight the palate. In her new cookbook she shares her passion for wholesome, healthful cooking while honoring this culinary heritage.
Some of my favorite recipes in the book include:
- Whole Wheat Spinach Parathas
- Bitter Melon Chips
- Malabar Mixed Seafood Curry
Bitter melon has been used as a blood sugar stabilizer across Asia for centuries. I love bitter melon and this innovative use of this gourd is a fun way to eat an otherwise, often difficult vegetable for those not accustomed to it.
With more than 140 recipes the INDIAN CUISINE DIABETES COOKBOOK is a kitchen companion for those looking for delicious Indian recipes but not wanting to spend an entire day in the kitchen.
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