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.
I have a copy of Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook for a lucky reader to WIN this week. Please leave me a comment with your FULL NAME and tell me why you would love to win this book. Entries close on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.
Sarah Whittenberg-Hawe says
My husband has Type 1 diabetes. He had a transplant about 4 years ago, but a couple months ago his donor pancreas failed. We are back to T1D life. This book would go a long way towards helping with getting him back to a diabetic-friendly diet. ~ Sarah Whittenberg
Neeta Thakore or Arvind says
Please take me out of contest for the book. You feel stomach issue because of some preservatives added in the dishes or enhancers or if the restaurants uses prepackaged spices mix. If the spices are freshly grind ed, you should not feel the stomach issue. Other reason is the buffet food which sits under light or mixed with older food, it gives acidity, which is main cause of stomach. During meals if you drink too much water while Indian food, it means Soda is added and that causes the stomach issue.
Bitter melon curry is very good to control diabetics and a good antibiotic. Turmeric is also a good and the first antibiotic in the world. Indian food contribute the micro nutrients which is not present in other foods. Spices have its own benefits.