Pakoda is a deep fried snack which is most popular street food all over Tamil Nadu. My hubby loves pakoda to the core, when we were abroad we use to get pakoda from VelayudhaNadar Shop, sivakasi and would hold it almost for 2 to 3 weeks. Not only in while abroad but also whenever we go to our hometown, we never miss to get this pakoda. Not only my hubby even my dad, grandpa and the whole family till my son loves to have Milk rice and pakoda for dinner. I would say that this one of the staple dinner among all sivakasi and virudhunagar people.
Thought of trying it the pakoda with bittergourd and something different than the usual recipe, besan/gram flour is used in pakoda and I have substituted corn meal/maize flour instead of besan/gram flour.
Bittergourd pakoda was slightly bitter in taste, but as it was crispy and crunchy my kids (9 year and 5 year) loved it to the core. This can be served in various forms as tea-time snack, side dish for lunch, side dish for dinner along with rice. I would say try this combination – Steamed rice (mashing consistency), boiled milk with a tsp of sugar (optional) and this pakoda would taste heavenly for dinner. Give a try…
As I have been compiling Diabetic Friendly recipes for my Diabetic Hubby (type -2) from my grand ma, mother and friends, sometimes I too create. But being diabetic is not about omitting sugar, but the it purely depends on the quantity/portion of the food we consume. Being a food blogger, I could never imagine of creating a recipe based with nutrition, calories so and so, but now I would say my dream came true. Yeah, I have been collaborated with Apollo sugar for compiling DIABETIC friendly recipes curated by their Dietician Ms. Madhavi.
As a start, I love to try and share a Non-Veg recipe which I have been suggested by few of my readers –Butter Chicken Gravy. Butter Chicken is a north Indian dish, but loved by everyone right from the kid to the elder. They can be served as lunch, dinner with nan, roti, paratha and fried rice. Because of their richness, they can be served for festivals, guests and simply for our family. Marination takes a main part in this dish, and so margination consumes 3 to 4 hrs and rest of the process is just completed in minutes. Let me share the recipe…
Butter Chicken / Butter Chicken Recipe / How to prepare Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly Version
As a food blogger and a wife of a diabetic husband, I would say that there is no such way to get cured from Diabetics. But there are plenty of ways to control the diabetics, from my personalexperience. I would say that most of think that we should never ever have sugar or to completely avoid desserts, but its not that, you can have everything but the only thing here is depends on the portion of sugar you intake in your daily food. Also as simple as that you can go for early morning walk to burn your calories, which helps in controlling the blood sugar levels. Let me share few recipes which are Diabetic-Friendly, also stay tuned more recipes are yet to come. #worldDiabeticsday #foodrevolution #diabeticsawareness #diabeticfriendlyfood