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Canapes with Peppery Moong Bean filling - Diabetic Awareness Through Food

In 1992 during the routine checkup  test, my father was diagnosed with  Diabetes. This was a huge shock for the entire family.  Diabetes not only effects the life style of the person suffering but the whole family has to bring a change in its lifestyle.It is scary to know that you have to live along with Diabetes for the entire life. I remember, the first thing my ammi did was the control on the food habits. This was what the Doctor had  prescribed along with medicines & exercise . 
During nineties in India, internet boom was yet to come, so whatever your Doctors told , you had to follow the diet plans religiously.Magazines were searched, recipes were tested, nutritional value was counted each time a dish was prepared.  I sometimes feel , we are a bit harsh , strict on his diet as he always complains. But it is better than loosing the person whom you love. Pappaji, we all  love you (speaking on behalf all my other 3 siblings as I know they also feel the same). We will be strict with you no matter what , how much you scold us, get angry with us. 

This disease is becoming very common due to change in eating habits &  lifestyle of the people. For more info please check the link about types of Diabetes, symptoms.

So when Swathi from zestysouthindiankitchen.com brought along this idea of creating awareness through food, I jumped in happily to participate, as I had too much to share. From snacks to  sugar free treats
 Today I am sharing with you a  nutritious snack. Multiflour  canapes with peppery Moong Bean filling.

Recipe serves 7 to 8  people

For preparing the base
3 tbsp oats
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp nigella sativa
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup water

For the filling
1/4 cup Moong Beans ( soaked overnight & boiled with salt for 2 whistles)
1 tomato chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp chaat masala
1 (nos g) Green Chillies chopped


Preparing the base:
  1.  Mix in all the flours with salt & nigella  seeds(Kalonji).  Rub in oil. Knead the dough using water. Knead for 10 minutes & then keep aside covered under wet cloth for 20 minutes.
  2. Now roll the dough to 1/2 cm thin. Take the round cutter. My steel glass perfectly fits my cupcake pan size but any shape is fine. We just need a hollow to fill up the filling.
  3. Push this dough circles in a cupcake pan lined with paper.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees till brown. This cupcake will become crisp when completely cooled
Preparing the filling: Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
Serving: Put the filling in the prepared canapes & serve.

*Notes: Green Chutney or Tamarind chutney can be added to make it more peppier

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