Walk in to a dhaba and order roti with matar paneer. Let me assure, you will not get a single glare. In fact, you would be welcomed heartily. Matar paneer, shahi matar paneer, or Mughlai matar paneer are the favorites when it comes to vegetarian curries with rotis.
Can people with diabetes indulge in this creamy, spicy curry? Can matar paneer be included in a diabetes diet plan?
Benefits of peas for people with diabetes
When it comes to peas (matar), it is a superfood for people with diabetes. It’s replete with nutrients like protein, fiber, fat, and carbohydrates. In fact, due to the high presence of carbohydrates, some people think it might not be good for people with diabetes. However, the protein and fiber in peas delay the absorption of carbohydrates making it a low glycemic index food. With a glycemic index of 22, peas are a source of good carbohydrates.
Health benefits of peas
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties
- Has antioxidants that protect the heart
- Assists in weight reduction
- Have cancer preventing properties
Benefits of cottage cheese for people with diabetes
- Paneer, as against cheese, has lower glycemic index and has many health benefits.
- High protein content
- Contains good amounts of magnesium that’s good for heart health, and blood sugar control
- It improves digestion
- Contains folate, and antioxidants
People with diabetes can indulge in matar panner in moderation. To include matar paneer in your diabetes diet plan, it is better to limit the usage of ghee and refined oil in the preparation.
Calories in Peas and Paneer Curry (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.02 gm.|
Vitamins in Peas and Paneer curry (100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||20.28 μg.|
|Vitamin B2||0.01 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.04 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||5.83 μg.|
|Vitamin C||2.84 mg.|
|Vitamin D2||0.31 μg.|