Jowar Drink | Diabetes Diet Food

One of first thing you get to hear from any doctor about planning a diet, will be about how important your breakfast is. There are couple different opinions on whether one should eat heavy or light for their breakfast. Breakfast means exactly what it says, breaking the fast that one takes from the dinner to the next day morning, which is about 7 – 8 hours.
It must be some 15 years back when I this dietitian, who prescribed to the fact that breakfast should not be heavy. The only that was allowed was Tomato juice. The reasons she cited was, since you already enforced a fast on the body, the moment you introduce food, body tends to accumulate and store maximum calorie possible. The tomato juice was supposed to be drunk over a 15 minutes period, making sure the body gets used to the sudden supply of nourishment.
The same dietitian whom I met again recently has changed her views and now advises one to eat some sprouts along with the juice. The food has to be light and yet filling.

This Jowar Drink that Athamma makes is very filling. It takes time to break down to glucose and tastes great too.

Ingredients Needed:

Whole Jonna/ Jowar – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Curds – 2 tbsp

Method to prepare:

Wash and soak the jonna in water for a day. Then shade dry the jowar. Grind it in a mixer to a coarse grains. This is more like rava.

This can be stored and used when required.

Take required amount of rava and add 2 times it’s water and bring to boil.

Curds or Milk can be added to this for drinking. Adding curds with salt makes this a great way to start the morning.

You won’t feel the hungry pangs for quite a while.

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  1. You guys have chosen a very important topic to discuss. I, for one, am very ignorant about diabetes and the diet that needs to be followed. Both my FIL and MIL are diabetic and my husband definitely is at a risk if getting it. Thanks for choosing this topic, looking forward to more information in coming days.

  2. Very useful recipe.I make a similar drink with ragi flour by mixing 2 tablespoons of ragi flour in little water to make a paste,then add this paste to 1/2 cup boiling water.Mix and let it come to a boil.Remove from heat and add curd.Mix well and serve warm.This has to be served hot or warm.Once its cold you cannot drink as it does not taste that good.This drink will also keep your hunger pangs away for hours.My mom used to say in her village farmers used to drink this every morning as it gives them lot of strength during the day.Hope this recipe helps too 🙂

  3. Totally agree with Champa – the protein shakes are a commercial success but a disaster when it comes to after effects ! In fact, I was told that some of them contain hidden sugars that actually pile on the glucose !! Great recipe Srivalli !

  4. Hi Valli,
    it was my father's favourite. He used to have it every afternoon.
    I too love it.
    We get this jowar powder in the shops here(We call it Jolada Nucchu)
    thanks for sharing.

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