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Monday, May 2, 2016

Garlic Ragi Mathri ( With Fortune Vivo Dia-Care Oil )

Incessant snacking has always been an integral part of the long summer days. But between a fussy kid and a diabetic MIL, I am always running short of options. And it was yet another dreary summer afternoon when I sat scratching my head for striking the right balance between health and taste when the doorbell rang shattering my concentration. I opened the door to find the delivery boy standing with a huge 5 L canister of Fortune Vivo Diabetes Care Oil. The Blogadda guys had indeed send me a generous sample for the review. They have been thoughtful enough to provide a two month's supply of the oil. That is more than enough time to test the efficiency of the oil on any diabetic patient.

Given my habit of checking out the nutritional information for every single item that I purchase, I promptly turned the can to check out the constituents of this oil. Turned out that it is a blend of rice bran and sesame oil (in a 80-20 ratio). Now that had me impressed for both oils have known diabetes controlling properties. Especially sesame oil, which has been in the limelight recently due to its proven ability to control high blood sugar levels and improves the effectiveness of the prescribed medication.

Initially, that is before I started cooking with it, I was a bit skeptical about the taste. Since it has that mild smell of sesame oil, I was worried if my fussy kid would pick it out. But thankfully, the smell goes off completely once I use it for cooking. With such a healthy cooking medium at my disposal, I could now try out almost any recipe without fear of compromising on taste/health.

Now my MIL and my kid are big fans of fried snacks. And 'Mathri' happens to be one of their favorites. To make it extra healthy, I added some ragi flour to the whole wheat flour that I normally use. And a touch of garlic for extra zing. Used Fortune Vivo Oil both for kneading the dough and deep frying the it. The 'Mathris' turned out to be delicious and for once I was not worried about serving fried stuff to my diabetic MIL. Given the win-win scenario and buoyed by the success of my first trial, I extended the use of this oil to every dish that I prepare. And every time, it lived up to my expectations.

So, this us a short review of Fortune Vivo Dia-Care Oil -

Pro's 

1. Contains health benefits like tocotrienol and Oryzanol.
2. Contains sesame oil which has proven properties to regulate blood sugar levels.
3. Priced economically at Rs 675/- for 5 liters. 
4. Taste is neutral.
5. Easily available.
6. Less absorbed while frying.


Con's

1. Smells lightly of sesame oil. But it goes off during cooking.

Overall, it is one great choice not only for diabetics but for everyone looking to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

And this is the fabulously yummy and healthy 'Garlic Ragi Mathri' recipe. Read on -


















Preparation Time - 40 mins

Ingredients -
  • 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup ragi flour
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • salt to taste
  • 5 tsp oil for kneading + sufficient for deep frying ( I used Fortune Vivo Dia-Care Oil )


Preparation - Take the wheat flour, ragi flour, grated garlic, chili powder, baking powder, salt and 5 tsp oil in a mixing bowl. Mix well. 

Sprinkle water little by little and knead into a tight dough. Smear it with a little oil and keep aside for 1-2 hours.

Cooking - Heat the oil in a wok.

Roll out the dough into a thick circle ( about 2 mm thickness ). Take the cap of a bottle and cut out small circles ( abt 3 cm in diameter ). Pierce holes into the circles with a fork.

Add 4-5 circles to the hot oil and fry till brown on both sides. Take out and place on paper napkins.

Repeat for the remaining dough.

Once the mathri had cooled down completely, store it in airtight containers.































Note - Both Ragi and garlic are beneficial for Diabetic patients. And combined with the health benefits of the Fortune Vivo Dia-Care oil, they makes for a great addition to a diabetic menu.

***Important - “I’m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil for the #MakeIndiaDiabetesFree activity at BlogAdda.”

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