Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

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Risotto is best when freshly prepared and promptly eaten! Since rice is not advisable for diabetics, kodri is a better option. Full of fibre and iron, it tastes equally good. In fact, you could try replacing rice with kodri in your regular diet to keep a check on blood sugar levels.

That apart, this recipe is a must try as it is my favourite too! with spinach, carrots, peas, fresh herbs and mozzarella cheese, it is a healthy treat for all. To make this dish even creamier, I have added low fat milk mixed with corn flour.

You can also try making this risotto with just mushroom and mozzarella cheese, for a change. But remember, healthy as it may be, it is still meant to be only an occasional treat and not regular fare for diabetics!

Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

Soaking time:  5 to 7 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup kodri (varagu)
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup green peas
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
1 cup spinach (palak) , blanched , drained and finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup low fat milk (99.7% fat free)
2 tbsp fresh low fat cream
2 to 3 tbsp white wine (optional)

  1. Clean, wash and soak the kodri for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the kodri and sauté on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the carrots, green peas and garlic, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add 3 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and bring to boil. Cover and simmer till the kodri is almost cooked, adding a little water if required.
  5. When the kodri is cooked, add the spinach, basil, celery, parsley, mozzarella cheese, green chillies, cornflour-milk mixture, cream and white wine, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. You can cook the risotto till step 4 and keep aside. Continue with step 5 only when ready to serve, else the greens, i. e. , spinach, basil and parsley will discolour.


  1. 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.
Nutrient values 

132 calories
5.5 gm
18.0 gm
4.6 gm
Vitamin C
19.8 mg
1.4 mg
Folic acid
64.0 mcg
0.4 mg
2.4 gm


Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
 on 01 Sep 16 11:34 AM

It was difficult to source kodri, but found it at my local grocery store. Loved the creamier texture of this recipe like a risotto. It''s a one dish meal, but I don''t mind it accompanied with a bowl of soup.