Mexican Skewers ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

Mexican Skewers ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

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This is, without a doubt, my favourite skewer recipe and I’m sure it will become yours too, if you try it just once! Usually skewers and kebabs require lot of oil for cooking, making them a ‘prohibited’ food for diabetics. No more crest-fallen faces! Here is a modified, healthy recipe with less oil and using nutrient-rich tofu (soya paneer). Tofu is easily available in the market.

Those who suffer from diabetes are prone to infections, and require a high dose of immune-boosting nutrients like proteins, vitamin A,C, zinc etc. Ingredients like tofu, capsicum and mushroom provide a sufficient dose of these vital nutrients.

Cooked on a non-stick pan with less oil, it is a perfect lip-smacking snack that can be had without worrying about an increasing waist-line or an angry look from the physician during your next health check-up!

Mexican Skewers ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Mexican Skewers ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 skewers
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1 large onion , cut into 50 mm. (2")
12 mushrooms (khumbh) , stalks removed
1/2 yellow capsicum , cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes
1/2 red capsicum , cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes
1/2 green capsicum , cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes
1/2 cup tofu (bean curd/soya paneer)
1 1/2 tsp oil

To Be Mixed Into A Marinade
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 1/4 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
salt and to taste

  1. Boil a vesselful of water, add the mushrooms and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and refresh using cold water. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the mushrooms, yellow, red and green capsicum and tofu together in a bowl, add the marinade, mix gently and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. On a skewer, arrange one piece each of onion, mushroom, yellow, red and green capsicums and tofu.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), cook the skewers over a medium flame using ¼ tsp of oil till the vegetables and tofu are light brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more skewers.
  6. Serve hot.


  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.