Parathas are one of the staple breakfast options in Indian households. Despite being a quintessential breakfast option, these are also served with elaborate meals alongside luscious, creamy curries. However, the best part about parathas is that they are extremely versatile leaving a huge scope for people to experiment with their taste and texture. Yes, it's possible to alter the ingredients here and there and make a paratha that suits your taste and food choices. No, it doesn't always have to be greasy or heavy. For example, if you have diabetes, it's not that easy to chomp away the usual parathas prepared at home. However, that shouldn't stop you from enjoying them. Right? So, the best way possible could be to change the ingredients and add a few more to make parathas appropriate for your health condition. Here, we have curated a list of five mouth-watering parathas that people with diabetes may have.
Here're 5 Diabetic-Friendly Paratha Recipes:
1) Kalonji parathas
Kalonji parathas can be a great option to start your day on a healthy note. You must know that kalonji is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Also, the fibre and protein in it increases satiety and avoid sudden sugar spike. So, make these delights and chomp away with some fresh curd.
2) Methi bajra paratha
How can you not dig in stuffed piping hot parathas during this nippy weather? But if you are a diabetic, this delicious paratha is the perfect answer to your hunger pangs. It carries the goodness of methi, a quintessential saag enjoyed during this season. Remember that you've got to use pearl millet flour instead of regular wheat flour to make these. After all, it should be suitable for your diabetic diet.
3) Urad dal methi paratha
It's true that parathas are irresistible. However, you can go for something like urad dal methi paratha if you have diabetes. This drool-worthy flatbread is packed with nutrients like protein, and fibres and carries anti-diabetic properties. Pair it up with your favourite pickle or chutney and enjoy.
4) Multigrain paratha
This desi food item is prepared with various kinds of flour including jowar, ragi, and soya mixed with other ingredients like fenugreek seeds, ajwain, and other homely spices. It may seem like a lot of work, but if you have the flour mixture ready, this will hardly take about five to ten minutes to get ready. You can either relish it for breakfast or take it in your lunch box to work.
5) Bajra paneer paratha
Are you looking for ways to add paneer to your diet? Your search should stop here. This amazing paratha carries a mouth-watering stuffing of grated paneer, grated onion, salt and green chillies. The ingredients used in this recipe will help you keep your blood sugar levels in check. The added advantage is that it tastes yummy so, you won't regret having it anyway.
We hope now you can enjoy parathas guilt-free.
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