Gluten Free Diet

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Gluten Free Diet Plan for Indian It seems like the gluten-free diet is the new in thing. As people across the globe are adopting a gluten-free diet, Indians are not far behind. But what exactly is a gluten-free diet? Gluten is a type of protein which is found in various food substances such as wheat and barley. Many people are unable to consume gluten in any form and if they do, they contract a number of diseases. The most common form of gluten-intolerance causes the celiac disease. It can also cause osteoporosis, cancer, fatigue, anemia, irritable bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Gluten is present in various foods that we eat every day – rice, corn, soy, bread, biscuits, cake, cereals, pasta, soup, sauces and salad dressings. Eating a gluten-free diet…show more content…
Vegetarian Dishes – One can prepare various vegetarian dishes that are free of gluten. Potato is used in preparing various dishes such as jeera-aloo, aloo-gobhi, aloo-mutter and all these are seasoned with cumin, coriander and red chilli powder. Lady finger is another vegetable that is gluten free. You can prepare any of these vegetables with some gravy and serve it with brown rice. 2. Soups and lentils – Most people in India love tomato soup and luckily it is a gluten free appetizer. Indians are really fond of eating lentils at night. These lentils are given a tempering using various regional spices such as cumin, mustard seeds, cilantro and cayenne pepper. These spices are cooked in desi ghee and poured over the boiled lentil to enhance the taste. Another legume dish which is gluten-free is Pindi Chana. Based on chickpeas, Pindi Chana is a hot favorite in northern India. 3. Dairy Items – Cheese or paneer tikka can be made gluten-free by coating it in yoghurt in place of flour before placing it in a clay oven. Shahi paneer or paneer makhni is a savory vegetarian dish with tomato gravy and it is free of gluten. Plain yoghurt and mixed raita are both gluten-free side

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