Greens Stir Fry - BM#4

Eating right is a key step to preventing and controlling diabetes. Fortunately, whether you’re trying to reduce your risk of diabetes or manage a pre-existing problem, you can still enjoy your favorite foods and take pleasure from your meals. Your nutritional needs are the same as everyone else—no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. But if the way you eat has been less than healthy, you may need to learn some better eating habits. The key to a diabetes diet is eating in moderation, sticking to regular mealtimes, and eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

What you need to know about diabetes and diet

Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases of diabetes are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Some can even be reversed. The bottom line is that you have more control over your health than you think. If you’re concerned about diabetes, you can make a difference by eating a healthy diet, keeping your weight in check, and getting exercise.

Eating right for diabetes comes down to three things:

1. What you eat. Your diet makes a huge difference!! You should eat mostly plant foods, cut back on refined carbs and sugary drinks, and choose healthy fats over unhealthy fats.

2. When you eat. Diet is part of it, but keeping regular meal and snack times also affects your blood sugar levels and will help to keep them more constant.

3. How much you eat. Portion sizes matter. Even if you eat very healthy meals, if you eat too much you will gain weight, which is a factor in diabetes.

You do not need to eat special foods, but instead simply emphasize vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone! More on the posts this week on Diabetic food management. Keep watching. My recipe for today is a simple green poriyal/stir fry.


  • Greens - 3 cups , cleaned and cut into small pieces

  • Red chillies - 3

  • Onion - 1 cut into small pieces

  • Coconut scraping - 2 tsps(optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • Tempering - Oil & Mustard Seeds

Method :

  • Clean and cut the greens into small pieces

  • Wash the greens as many times as possible to eradicate minute particles of mud

  • Heat oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds

  • To this add the red chillies and onions

  • Saute for 3 minutes

  • To this add the washed greens and keep stirring

  • The water in greens is enough for it to cook

  • If you feel a little more water is required please add

  • Ensure that you keep stirring to avoid greens getting burned

  • Add salt and keep stirring

  • After some 15 minutes , you will see that the water has evaporated and greens are done

  • At this stage switch of the fire and add coconut scrapings. This is purely optional.

  • Serve with hot sambhar rice or curd rice

  • Having greens everyday is helpful to keep cholesterol at bay and at the same time the required vitamins required on a daily basis is fulfilled

Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me


Unknown said...

I am a big fan of any green stir fry!....this looks totally delish...I would eat it just like that!
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A Kamalika Krishmy said...

That was very quick Smitha . Thanks for the visit

jayasree said...

This is what we call keerai chundal... Your writeup on diabetes made a good read.

Harini said...

very neatly summarized!! good n simple recipe!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very tempting stir fry. I would love to have this with Yogurt Rice!

Unknown said...

nice post Kamalika :)we are a bit Keerai Krazy in our home and end up having it at least 2 to 3 times a week - In my amma's home it was a daily affair - Go green :)
Also was not aware that I was not following your blog - now I am dear :)

Unknown said...

yum, yum, yum !!!

Srivalli said...

That's a good info Kamalika

Pavani said...

I love stir fried greens and your dish looks delicious. Great info on diabetes.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious stir fry...

Priya Suresh said...

I can have this healthy stir fry even every day,yumm!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Healthy stir-fry!!! i too make it the same way!!!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Healthy stir-fry!!! i too make it the same way!!!

MySpicyKitchen said...

I love greens and usually make a stir fry... I don't use cocnut in the preparation thought... Your stir fry looks delicious!

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