Thai Green Kodri
Diabetic Friendly Lemongrass Recipe
If you're looking for a healthy and satisfying meal, try making this Lemongrass Thai Green Kodri. Lemongrass is a key ingredient that has many health benefits, including calming properties and aiding digestion.
- 1 cup kodri (varagu)
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
- 1 small bundle lemongrass (hare chai ki patti), tied well
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (pudina) leaves
- 2 green chillies, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped basil
- 2 tbsp coconut milk powder
- Clean, wash and soak the kodri for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
- Boil a vessel full of water, add the kodri, ½ tsp of oil, bayleaf, lemon grass bundle and salt and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the kodri is cooked. Discard the bayleaf and lemon grass bundle.
- Drain, refresh using cold water, drain again and keep aside.
- Heat the remaining oil in a deep pan. Add the green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.
- Add the cooked kodri and salt and sauté, while stirring continuously for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove from the flame, add the coriander, mint leaves, basil and coconut milk powder and mix well.
- Serve immediately.
Precautions and Tips:
Remember that 1 cup yields 2½ cups of kodri.
It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.