Cooked with coconut and lots of love, Avial is one of the most popular dishes from the Onam Sadhya. It's a light curry dish made with a mix of different veggies like french beans, raw papaya, gourds, cabbage, carrots, jackfruits, etc. Coconut oil is an important part of this dish. Also, it’s a suitable dish for people with diabetes as it is very high in fibre and is easy on the stomach, even more so if people have it with brown rice.
Here's how it is made -
|White pumpkin||50 gm|
|French beans||6-8 Nos|
|Yellow pumpkin||50 gm|
|Raw banana||½ medium|
|Yam (suran)||50 gm|
|Green peas||¼ cup|
|Cowpea pods (Lobia)||6-8 nos|
|Broad beans (Avarakka/ papdi)||6-8 Nos|
|Coconut (scraped)||½ cup|
|Cumin seeds||2 tsp|
|Green chillies||6-8 Nos|
|Curry leaves||3-4 sprigs|
|Coconut oil||1 tsp.|
It is vital to stick to proper meal plans and exercise routine, and monitor sugar levels consistently. While this recipe is suitable for people with diabetes, it is advisable to monitor your blood sugar levels before you eat and after 2 hours of consuming your meal. One should use glucometers to test the readings and store data in order to observe patterns in fluctuations if any. Additionally reading helpful tips helps one maintain healthy habits. Consulting with a physician/doctor is advised whenever required.
This article is validated by dietitians Geeta Shenoy (BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics, Registered Dietician /Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, 29 Years Experience), Previously Geeta Shenoy was associated with S. L. Raheja Hospital, All India Institute of Diabetes.
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