With the ever-increasing number of diabetics in India, eating out and enjoying a meal is a typical concern for them. In order to create an awareness and ensure that diabetics too can relish a healthy meal and still manage their ailment, The Sassy Spoon has curated a special menu for diabetics which is now a part of their regular menu at both the Bandra and Nariman Point outlets.
Apart from diabetics, the dishes on this new menu, also enable pre-diabetics and health-conscious individuals to eat healthy and balanced meals. This limited, but varied menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings that are packed with flavours and yet nutritious. It provides a plethora of healthy options which diabetics can savour without any worries as extensive research has gone into it.
One can begin their meal with the Buttermilk And Black Bean Soup which is tangy and filling and perks up the taste buds. The Curried Quinoa Salad With Vegetables packs a punch in terms of flavours and textures. Without having to count one’s calories, one can enjoy the creamy but healthy Pumpkin Brown Rice Risotto With Cherry Tomato, Curry Leaves And Red Cabbage. The curry leaves add the right amount of zest to this dish and the pumpkin pieces offer the right bite.
Roast Chicken With Sweet Potato Mash And Mustard Marinated Cauliflower, satiates any carnivore, yet ensures you have healthy variants as accompaniments. Fish lovers can opt for the Dukkah Crusted Rawas With Steam Vegetables And Beluga Lentils. The beluga lentils impart an earthy flavour to the dish which complements the fish.
Beans and lentils which are a good source of protein and loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals, have been interestingly integrated into this menu.
Chef Irfan Pabaney, ensures that the entire menu offers tasty dishes which do not compromise on flavours at all. Desserts which are normally taboo for diabetics are a must-try in this menu. One can dig into desserts here which are replete with natural sugars and flavours. The Sour Cherry Cheese Cake And Blueberry Panna Cotta are everything a dessert lover would dream of and yet healthy. What is more, there are sugar-free ice creams too.
So indulge in a healthy menu, which is high on flavours yet low on sugar and carbohydrates.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.