Obesity is the major cause for many lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cardiac and kidney diseases. Obesity usually adds to the pressure on the kidneys. Kidney patients need to reduce the amount of protein in their food. Excess sodium is also to be avoided. Given below are some kidney friendly recipes.
The quantity of salt should be adjusted according to the physician's advice.
Kidney patients would need to get enough calories and fat. Care should be taken to create different tastes.
½ cup sago
1½ tablespoon skimmed milk powder
2 cups water
3 tbsp sugar
Put the water to boil
Add washed sago to boiling water, stirring constantly
Dissolve the skimmed milk powder in a little water
Fat-free milk can also be used instead of milk powder
Boil till it thickens without lumps, add sugar and serve.
Boil one cup of water in a flat vessel
Break the egg carefully into the boiling water without letting the yolk and the white get mixed
Cook till a white film forms over the yolk
Remove using a strainer and serve immediately.
Most vegetables are kidney friendly. Select vegetables with low sodium, potassium and phosphorus content
1 tbsp moong dal (soaked in water overnight)
(The water should be changed)
A small piece of onion
½ tbsp butter
3 cups water
Pressure cook potato, carrot, and moong dal
Slice onion into small pieces and fry in butter in a pan
Add the boiled vegetables to the pan and cook well
Do not add salt or fenugreek leaves.
½ cup soya beans
2 tbsp coconut milk
Pressure cook the pre-soaked soya bean
Fry the chopped onion in a pan, add the boiled soya beans and coconut milk and cook well
Can be served with chapati or dosa.
(for a different taste)
½ cup maida
1 tbsp potato
½ half (small) ripe tomato
1 tsp butter
Knead the maida well adding water, similar to the constituency of chapati dough
Boil and mash potato and carrot
Fry the chopped tomato in butter with the mashed vegetables
Break maida dough into small balls and roll out thinly
Place the vegetable mix and fold, like samosas
Steam in a steamer.
1 tbsp wheat rawa
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp bread crumbs
Boil and mash the potato
Sauté the mashed potato in butter
Make into patties, roll in rawa and bread crumbs and shallow fry on a tawa with butter.
Rice balls payasam
¼ cup roasted rice powder
2 tbsp skimmed milk powder
½ cup sugar
½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup water
Knead the rice powder and skimmed milk powder with water
Make small balls and steam in idly maker
Add a little water to the milk and bring to a boil
When it boils, add the steamed rice balls and cook till a thick consistency is reached
Add sugar and serve.
¼ cup black chickpeas
¼ cup oats
2 cups water
1 tsp butter
Soak the chickpeas for eight hours
Remove from the water and cook well
Boil the water and cook the oats without forming lumps
Add the boiled chickpeas and bring to a boil
Add butter and serve.
1 cup (2 oranges) juice
½ cup (two large tomatoes) juice
2 tbsp sugar
Slice the banana into small pieces and mash
Add the orange and tomato juices
Add sugar and enough water.