Carrot-Garlic Chutney: Think of Indian cuisine and one can instantly picture a table full of rich gravies, wholesome dals served with tantalising pickles and chutneys, isn't it? Chutneys make for one of the most loved accompaniments in an Indian meal. Be it over chatpati aloo chaat, steaming hot rice, crispy papad or succulent tikkas, a spoonful of chutney seems to take everything a notch higher! But did you know that you could make diabetic-friendly chutney at home too?
Diabetes is an irreversible condition that results in an imbalance between blood sugar level and insulin production in the body. While there is no fixed medication or treatment that can reverse diabetes, experts suggest many lifestyle and diet changes through which one can surely manage the condition. Diet plays an important role in creating a balance in our body and there are certain foods that experts have suggested to include in our diet to regulate our blood sugar levels. Since chutney is one accompaniment that is quite a staple to an Indian meal, why not make it with foods that may be good for a diabetes diet?
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Carrot and garlic are two foods that have been proven to manage the chronic condition. Garlic is low on calories and carbs apart from being a good source of vitamins B-6 and Vitamin B-6 which plays a significant role in carbohydrate metabolism. According to the book, 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House, "a regular intake of garlic lowers the amino acid homocysteine, a risk factor in diabetes and heart disease." Carrot, on the other hand, is rich in fibre that ensures that your blood sugar levels are steady. Besides, carrots are also low on calories which are considered beneficial for diabetics.
Chutney makes for one of the most popular accompaniments in an Indian meal.
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A chutney made with carrots and garlic might be one of the most flavourful ways to make a meal a little more diabetic-friendly. Picture a meal of bajra roti paired with this yummy, nutritious chutney - sounds delicious, right?
Here is how you can make carrot-garlic chutney to manage diabetes:
- Carrot (peeled and grated)- 1 cup
- Garlic- 3 tbsp
- Lemon Juice- 3 tsp
- Ginger- 3 tsp
- Chilli powder- 2 tsp
- Salt- to taste
1. Grind all the ingredients together with some water in a blender.
2. Grind until smooth and add a bit of more salt, mix well.
3. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.
Try this simple carrot-garlic chutney at home to manage diabetes and share your experience in the comments section below.