Diabetes Diet: Try These 4 Nutritious Methi Recipes At Home
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For anyone with high blood sugar levels, or diabetes, staying clear of greasy, mouth-watering snacks can be quite a challenge. Those suffering from the condition have to constantly be cautious about sugary treats. While diabetes has no cure, sugar levels can be managed with certain diet tweaks. Healthy and active lifestyle, along with a balanced diet, may help one go a long way in managing diabetes, according to health experts. Fortunately, we have a wide range of foods at our disposal that we can include in our daily diet to help manage diabetes, methi (fenugreek) being one such food.  

As per health experts, fenugreek is excellent for regulating blood sugar levels. It may help in tackling insulin resistance, making it more responsive and sensitive. That is why it is more commonly used by diabetics. According to nutritionists, methi both seeds and leaves, should be a part of your diet plan to manage diabetes. Alongside, it also helps strengthen immunity and nourish you from within since methi leaves are also a reservoir of Vitamin A, C, folic acid and more.  

Considering its health benefits, we bring you some quick and amazing methi recipes that you can add on to your diabetes-friendly diet.  

1. Methi Raita 

Raita is an indispensable part of traditional Indian meals. It is quick and easy, and makes for a soul soothing side dish along with rice, biryani, or paratha. You simply need to sauté methi leaves with garlic and cumin, and add to whisked curd. Don’t forget to add black salt as per your taste. 

2. Methi Thalipeeth 

A multi-grain flatbread from Maharashtra, thalipeeth is made with a combination of four flours, including bajra, whole wheat and a bit of rice flour along with besan. However, this recipe of thalipeeth has an addition of methi as well, along with spices that lends a unique flavour to it.  

3. Methi Paratha 

Parathas are a yummy and wholesome treat that is often a part of lunch and breakfast spreads across Indian homes. This recipe of paratha uses wheat flour worked into dough, rolled out and stuffed with a mixture of fenugreek leaves and a host of spices. Pair these with curd, pickles or any of your favourite accompaniments. 

4. Methi Laddoo 

Miss gorging on sweet treats? These decadent laddoos - made with methi seeds, ginger, and jaggery - are a great way to steer clear of refined sugar yet and enjoy the sweetness once in a while. This methi laddoo may also help boost immunity, besides keeping you satiated for long.