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A Diabetic-Friendly Curry with Amaranth Leaves, Hyacinth beans, and Drumstick (Moringa)

Updated on March 24, 2020
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Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home.

A Diabetic-friendly curry with amaranth leaves, hyacinth beans, and drumstick
A Diabetic-friendly curry with amaranth leaves, hyacinth beans, and drumstick

How to Choose Vegetables to Make a Diabetic Curry

Making diabetic curry is easy. First, you have to find out which ingredients you can use for making diabetic food. The next comes how to cook and combine them to get a delicious side dish.

After researching on diabetic food, I chose amaranth leaves (Harive Soppu), hyacinth beans (Avare Kalu), and drumstick (Nugge Kai) to make a curry for today. All these ingredients I chose are diabetic-friendly, and they combine well to give an awesome taste.

You can serve this curry with hot rice, pancake, roti, or chapati. Let me share the recipe.

Benefits of Amaranth Leaves, Hyacinth Beans, and Drumstick:

Amaranth is highly nutritious. It is high in fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Because of these properties, amaranth helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Hyacinth beans have oleic acid, leucine, carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, and iron. These properties help to lower blood sugar levels in the body.

Drumstick (Moringa) acts as a natural medicine to manage diabetes. This vegetable has natural anti-diabetic properties. Including drumstick in your diet helps to lower blood sugar levels.

5 stars for Diabetic-Friendly Curry

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Four servings

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped bowls amaranth leaves(harive soppu), washed twice and chopped
  • 1/2 cup hyacinth beans, cooked
  • 3 drumsticks, cut in 3 cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 3-4 or more dry red chilies, as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds, for grinding
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp, soak tamarind in water and squeeze
  • 1/2 teaspoon jaggery powder, optional, for taste

Instructions:

  • Wash amaranth leaves in water twice. Finely chop them. Keep aside.
  • Cook hyacinth beans and drumstick with just sufficient water. Add some salt while cooking. Don't overcook it. Drumstick breaks open if you cook for a longer time. If you are cooking in a pressure cooker, cook it until one whistle and simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Grind grated coconut, mustard seeds, and red chilies in a mixer or blender. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add curry leaves, chopped amaranth leaves, and some salt. Mix well. Cook for 6-7 minutes while turning it occasionally.
  • Add cooked hyacinth beans, drumstick, and tamarind pulp. Throw in a small quantity of jaggery powder. Mix well. Continue cooking until the water evaporates.
  • Add the ground coconut masala. Mix it with the veggies. Turn the contents softly, so that the drumstick doesn't break. Simmer it for a few seconds. Check for taste. Add salt, if needed. Turn off the heat.
  • Amaranth leaves, hyacinth beans, and drumstick curry is ready to eat! This is a diabetic-friendly curry. Anybody can eat this healthy curry.
  • Serve this curry as a side dish with cooked rice, pancake, roti, or chapati.




Picture Tutorial:

Step one: Cook the parboiled hyacinth beans and drumstick with amaranth leaves.
Step one: Cook the parboiled hyacinth beans and drumstick with amaranth leaves.
Step two: Dry grind mustard seeds, red chilies, and grated coconut. Keep aside.
Step two: Dry grind mustard seeds, red chilies, and grated coconut. Keep aside.
The mixture
The mixture
Step three: Mix the coconut mixture with cooked veggies. Add salt, tamarind pulp, and jaggery powder. Gently mix it.
Step three: Mix the coconut mixture with cooked veggies. Add salt, tamarind pulp, and jaggery powder. Gently mix it.
Step four: Diabetic-friendly curry with amaranth leaves, hyacinth beans, and the drumstick is ready to serve!
Step four: Diabetic-friendly curry with amaranth leaves, hyacinth beans, and the drumstick is ready to serve!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 128
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 18 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    3 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for reading. True. Moringa is nutrient-rich and has medicinal properties.

  • moringa-pakistan profile image

    Moringa Oleifera 

    3 months ago from Lahore, Pakistan

    moringa is very good at managing blood sugar levels. Its roots, stems and leaves are nutritious in vitamins and minerals.

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks Chitrangada. This curry is good for everyone, including diabetics. It is delicious too.

  • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

    Chitrangada Sharan 

    2 years ago from New Delhi, India

    This is a very unique recipe for diabetes affected people. I had not heard of it earlier. Would share with those who need it.

    Amarnath leaves and drumsticks are very good for diabetics. The beans you mention here , we call it broad beans or sem in Hindi.

    This sounds delicious too. Thanks for sharing the helpful pictures and stepwise instructions!

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