When someone is diabetic at home the whole idea of food and cooking changes. My Mom tried continuously to invent some everyday-food recipes which were diabetic friendly and also did justice to other members of the family. As a result we all had tasty and healthy food. The intake of rice and sweets reduced. But, we never felt that we were sacrificing something ... Here is one of the recipes. I absolutely love it!
2 cups Rawa
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad daal
1 teaspoon channa daal
1 sprig curry leaves
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh coriander
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon cooking soda
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. When they splutter add urad daal, channa daal and fry till the aroma of daals spreads. Add rawa. Fry until you get the fine aroma of rawa. Let it cool completely to room temperature.
In a bowl take buttermilk. Do not use buttermilk from refrigerator. Let it be at room temperature. Add curry leaves, coriander, ginger, salt. Mix well.
Add rawa mix well. Do not allow lumps. Keep it for 15-20 mins. Batter should be of idly batter consistency.
Now, just before frying appe add cooking soda. Mix well until the batter becomes fluffy. Fry using little oil. Since the rawa is too soft use non-stick appe-frying-pan.
Serve hot and crispy appe with coconut chutney.
The preparation is similar to the Rawa Idli recipe I had posted earlier.
I had posted a food related article on Food from Madhya Pradesh on my Travel Blog. Click HERE to read if interested :)