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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Push this dough circles in a cupcake pan lined with paper.
- 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