Indian Butter Chicken With A Healthy Spin: Recipe for Diabetes
When you’re diagnosed with Diabetes, be it Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, or a rarer form such as Gestational Diabetes, your lifestyle immediately demands a change catering to better health. A condition where your blood glucose level is high or your body’s insulin production is low, diabetes requires you to keep your blood sugar levels in check constantly. Your diet plan plays an important role in keeping a tab on Diabetes.
A diabetic diet should consist of smaller portions of nutritious meals eaten more frequently. Keep in mind that your foods should ideally have a low Glycemic Index (G.I.) to keep the blood sugar levels in check. But that doesn’t mean you need to deny yourself all the foods you love.
All low-carb, low-sugar meals don’t have to be tasteless and boring. Traditional Indian recipes, with slight modifications, can be turned into diabetic-friendly food. With the right lifestyle and treatment, people with diabetes can live a healthy life.
Low Fat Butter Chicken
Chicken is one of the most popular proteins eaten in the world, this mouthwatering butter chicken dish lets you savor most of the flavors sans most of the calories. It can be cooked for breakfast, lunch or dinner paired with a whole grain roti or parantha.
Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Cook Time: 55 mins
Ingredients Of Low Fat Butter Chicken
- ½ Kg chicken sliced
- 4 large onions
- 6 large red tomatoes
1/4 cup curd
2 tsp oil (olive or coconut)
3 chunks of cinnamon (Dalchini)
- 4 cloves (laung)
- 2 bay leaf (tej patta)
- 3 cloves of garlic (lehsun) diced
- 2 cardamom
- 3/4th tsp red chilli
- 1/2 tsp coriander (dhaniya) powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
- Salt to taste
- 2 green chillies slit from the middle and de seeded
- Fresh coriander leaves (dhaniya patta) for garnish
How to Make Low Fat Butter Chicken
- 1. Heat 2 teaspoons of coconut oil on medium heat in a pan.
- 2. Add cinnamon, bay leaves, and cardamom, stir lightly. Then add the diced onions and garlic into the oil and saute until the onions turn light brown.
- 3. Switch the gas off and let the onions cool. Once room temperature, blend with chopped tomatoes and curd till you have a smooth paste.
- 4. Take the pan from earlier and saute the chicken in the oil left over.
- 5. 12-15 minutes later, when the chicken is almost done, add the onion, tomato and curd paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
- 6. To this, add salt as per your taste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and cut green chillies.
- 7. Let chicken get simmer on low flame for about 10 minutes, until the oil starts floating at the top.
- 8. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
Along with a healthy diet, exercise, yoga, and meditation, a happy and stress-free family environment also help keep your diabetes in check. Use a Blood Glucometer to keep track of your high or low glucose levels at any time of the day as per your convenience.