Recipe For Quinoa Upma – Ideal for people with Diabetes Symptoms, Diabetes Mellitus and Type 2 Diabetes
by admin | February 23, 2022 | Food Diet | 2 comments

Diabetes the very word causes as much fear in peoples’ minds as the pandemic. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is affected and cannot produce Insulin to convert carbohydrates and calories into energy for bodily functions. It is the best option to get tested for Diabetes, consult a diabetologist and start medication. Medication is the best option but a change in lifestyle and diet will increase the efficacy of medication and improve the quality of life. Cut down calories and carbohydrates, increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and see the improvements in blood sugar levels and healthy heart performance.
Quinoa is the new super food.It is high in proteins, minerals, vitamins, fibre, iron and low on calories.

Here is a wholesome dish made with quinoa which keeps the stomach full and reduces calorie intake


  • ½ cup of washed and drained quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rye
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chillies(adjust to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed ginger
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup grated carrots
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder (adjust to taste)salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • Wash and drain quinoa
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add hing curry leaves and rye till rye splutters
  • Add green chillies and ginger and sauté
  • Add peanuts and sauté
  • Add onions and sauté
  • Add peas, carrots and saute
  • Add quinoa and sauté
  • Add 2-3 cups of water and cook
  • Switch off the flame when cooked and add lime juice
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Serve this nutritious, low calorie dish hot

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