Diabetes Diet: 4 Ragi-Based Recipes Diabetics May Include In Their Diet 

Ragi, which has made stellar fan-following in the world of health and nutrition, actually happens to be one of the oldest grains known to India.

Sushmita Sengupta  |  Updated: August 09, 2019 10:49 IST

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Diabetes Diet: 4 Ragi-Based Recipes Diabetics May Include In Their Diet 

Maida has a high glycaemic index.

Highlights
  • Ragi is a popular millet uses in many Indian preparations
  • Ragi is packed with fibre, protein and calcium
  • Diabetes should try to avoid maida-based products

Diabetes is slowly becoming one of the most rampant causes of concerns around the world. What was now seen to be as a metabolic disorder affecting only a select few, has now gripped many youngsters under its influence too. Diabetes is a condition marked by elevated blood sugar levels. Lack of awareness, treatment may lead to kidney failure, obesity and heart ailments too. According to a study conducted by the Lancet Journal, by the year 2030, 98 million Indians would be at a risk of developing diabetes. Diabetics are often asked to keep away from refined flour and products made of refined flour. Maida has a high glycaemic index. It gets digested quickly and shoots up your blood glucose levels.

Ragi For Diabetes Management:

Unfortunately, we are way too reliant on maida and maida-based goods nowadays. From noodles, chips and biscuits to breads, you just cannot do away from refined flour altogether - unless you decide to look for alternative grains. Ragi, which has made stellar fan-following in the world of health and nutrition, actually happens to be one of the oldest grains known to India. Ragi is high on fibre, which takes a while to digest and ensures there are no abrupt spikes in the blood sugar levels. Ragi is also high on protein, calcium, vitamin d and iron. You can use ragi flour to make an array of snacks and delicacies. Here are some ideas. 

Ragi Recipes For Diabetes Management:

1. Baked Ragi Chakli

Chakli is a famous tea-time snack popular in Maharashtra. It is somewhat the same as Murukku of South India. The snack is generally deep-fried, but this recipe is baked and also made with goodness of Ragi. 

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2. Ragi Samosa

Think samosa, and you are bound to picture all things greasy and decadent. But we insist you give a chance to this healthy variant. Made with Ragi and filled with cucumber, cashew nut and peas, this samosa is sure to be one of the best additions to your diet. 

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3. Ragi Roti

Ditch your maida-based puri and parathas, and opt for this high fibre and high protein ragi roti. It has a rich coarse flavour and goes very well with soothing gravies and pickles. 

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4. Ragi Wheat Dosa

Your favourite South Indian snack with a healthy twist, this dosa is made with rich goodness of ragi and wheat. Dense with fibre and nutrients, this crispy wonder can be paired with sambhar (lentil-based curry) or chutney. 

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Try these recipes at home and let us know which ones you liked the best in the comments below!


 

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