Wheat flour is a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion. This helps diabetics to keep their blood glucose in check.
The flour is naturally rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamin B, omega 6 unsaturated fat and vegetable proteins. It is also rich in magnesium.
A good source of vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D and calcium. Being low in fibre, it is extremely soothing to the digestive system.
When you compare gram flour with standard plain flour, you can see that nutritionally, gram flour is far superior, especially since it contains more protein.
Fenugreek leaves are considered very effective in combative diabetes. It heals mouth ulcers. An infusion of the leaves can be used as a gargle.
1/2 cup maize flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp gram flour
2 tbsp chopped dill leaves
2 tbsp chopped fenugreek
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1 tbsp mint leaves
1 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tsp basil leaves
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp roasted coriander powder
roasted cumin seeds powder
oil deep frying
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl,add enough water and knead into medium stiff dough.
- Keep aside for 10-15 minutes and make small lemon sized balls and roll them into 2 to 3″puris.
- Heat the oil into deep pan and deep fry the puris until light brown in colour.
- Serve hot with any chutney,pickle or ketchup.