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Butter Chicken Gravy / Restaurant Style Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly

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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.

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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…

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Butter Chicken / Butter Chicken Recipe / How to prepare Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly Version

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken – 400 gms
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter
  • For Marinate
    • Hung Curd – ½ cup (Click here for HomeMade Hung Curd recipe)
    • Ginger paste – 2 tsp
    • Garlic paste – 2 tsp
    • Kashmiri Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
    • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
    • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp
  • For Makhni Gravy
    • Butter – 2 tbsp
    • Green cardamom – 2nos
    • Cloves – 2 nos
    • Black peppercorns – 3 nos
    • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece stick
    • Ginger – 1 tsp
    • Garlic – 1 tsp
    • Tomato Puree – ½ cup
    • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
    • Sugar – 2 tbsp
    • Kasoori methi / Dry Fenugreek Leaves – ½ tsp
    • Fresh cream – ½ cup

Making of Butter Chicken (Diabetic Friendly) –

Preparation:

  • Clean the chicken and cut them medium size.
  • In a bowl, add Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp, lemon juice – 1 tsp, salt and mix it well. Marinate for 15 to 20 mins.
  • After that, add the ingredients given under the marinate list to the chicken and mix it well. Marinate it for 2 to 3 hrs.
  • After 2 to 3 hrs, add a tbsp of butter in a grill pan and grill the chicken or tandoor the chicken in microwave.
  • Cook the chicken only for 90% and remove the chicken from the fire.
  • Add a heavy bottom vessel or a non-stick vessel, add the leftover butter, add the spices (cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon) and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the leftover ginger paste and garlic paste, cook for a min.
  • Pour the tomato puree, cook for a min.
  • Add the kasuri methi or dry fenugreek leaves, cook for few seconds and pour a cup of water.
  • Add little salt and bring it boil, cover and cook until the butter starts separating from the gravy.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until the gravy thickens and oil floats on the top.
  • Pour the fresh cream, give a mix and cook for 2 mins.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot with any Indian flat breads or pulav’s or fried rice.

Cinnamon Tea

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I like to have tea without milk, recently have tried out cinnamon tea and found good difference in our health. A very, simple and easy to prepare but with loads of health benefits. As most of us knew that cinnamon is good for Diabetics and honey with warm water cuts bad cholesterol and helps in relieving acidity. I got to infuse both these ingredients together as tea which should be taken early morning in empty stomach and 30 mins after dinner before going to bed.

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A perfect tea for diabetic people and diet-friendly people. Give a try…

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon Tea

Ingredients:

  • Tea powder – ¼ tsp
  • Honey – 5 tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch stick – 1 piece

Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Heat water in a vessel, bring it to boil.
  • Add cinnamon stick, cover and allow to boil for another min.
  • Remove the vessel from flame, sprinkle tea powder, cover and let it rest for another 2 mins.
  • In a glass, take 2 ½ tsp of honey, strain the tea and stir it well with a spoon (honey should get dissolved in the tea).

Serve hot.

Black Jamun Mocktail / Navaar Palam Mocktail

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Black jamun known as Navvar pazham or Navaapazham in tamil is a seasonal fruit packed with loads of health benefits. These are good source for diabetic patients, relieves stomach pain, diarrhea, good for digestion, and controls menustral disorder for women.

Recently we have been to Jungle Retreat, Masinagudi and there was a big jamun with loads of jamuns, thought of collecting it on the day we were about to leave, but unfortunately a bear ate most of the jamun which are easy to reach and the next morning I got to collect only the leftovers.

As it was farm fresh, it tastes divine to eat. But apart from eating stored few of them for developing recipes, and here comes my Black Jamun / Indian Blackplum / Navvar Pazham Mocktail. Let me share the recipe…

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Jamun Fruit / Navvar Pazham Mocktail

Jamun Fruit / Navvar Pazham Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Black Jamun – ½ kg
  • Granadine – 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Castor Sugar – 4 tsbp
  • Black salt – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Mint leaves – 2 sprigs

Preparation:

  • Wash and deseed the jamun fruit.
  • Take out the flesh and skin of the jamun, blend them well by adding little water.
  • Strain the juice, add in 2 tbsp of strained flesh to the juice.
  • Pour in the lemon juice, granadine and mix well.
  • Add in the castor sugar, black salt and salt, mix well.
  • Crush 3 to 4 mint leaves, add it to the juice.

Refrigerate and served chilled, by topping it with a small mint sprig.

Note: Granadine available in stores, will soon update the recipe, it’s nothing but similar to Pomegranate Squash.