9 recipes that keep your kidney healthy


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.

Sago pudding



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.

Poached eggs

poached egg


1 egg

1 water


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.

Vegetable soup


Most vegetables are kidney friendly. Select vegetables with low sodium, potassium and phosphorus content


½ potato

½ carrot

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.

Soyabean curry



½ cup soya beans

2 tbsp coconut milk

½ onion


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.

Vegetable manti


(for a different taste)


½ cup maida

1 tbsp potato

½ carrot

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.

Potato patties



1 potato

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.

Kadala–oats kanji


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.

Fruit punch



1 cup (2 oranges) juice

½ cup (two large tomatoes) juice

1 Banana

2 tbsp sugar


Slice the banana into small pieces and mash

Add the orange and tomato juices

Add sugar and enough water.

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