Canapes with Peppery Moong Bean filling – Diabetic Awareness Through Food

In 1992 during the routine checkup  test, my father was diagnosed with  Diabetes. This was a huge shock for the entire family.  Diabetes not only effects the life style of the person suffering but the whole family has to bring a change in its lifestyle.It is scary to know that you have to live along with Diabetes for the entire life. I remember, the first thing my ammi did was the control on the food habits. This was what the Doctor had  prescribed along with medicines & exercise . 
During nineties in India, internet boom was yet to come, so whatever your Doctors told , you had to follow the diet plans religiously.Magazines were searched, recipes were tested, nutritional value was counted each time a dish was prepared.  I sometimes feel , we are a bit harsh , strict on his diet as he always complains. But it is better than loosing the person whom you love. Pappaji, we all  love you (speaking on behalf all my other 3 siblings as I know they also feel the same). We will be strict with you no matter what , how much you scold us, get angry with us. 

This disease is becoming very common due to change in eating habits &  lifestyle of the people. For more info please check the link about types of Diabetes, symptoms.

So when Swathi from brought along this idea of creating awareness through food, I jumped in happily to participate, as I had too much to share. From snacks to  sugar free treats

 Today I am sharing with you a  nutritious snack. Multiflour  canapes with peppery Moong Bean filling.

Recipe serves 7 to 8  people

For preparing the base
3 tbsp oats
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp nigella sativa
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup water
For the filling
1/4 cup Moong Beans ( soaked overnight & boiled with salt for 2 whistles)
1 tomato chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp chaat masala
1 (nos g) Green Chillies chopped

Preparing the base:

  1.  Mix in all the flours with salt & nigella  seeds(Kalonji).  Rub in oil. Knead the dough using water. Knead for 10 minutes & then keep aside covered under wet cloth for 20 minutes.
  2. Now roll the dough to 1/2 cm thin. Take the round cutter. My steel glass perfectly fits my cupcake pan size but any shape is fine. We just need a hollow to fill up the filling.
  3. Push this dough circles in a cupcake pan lined with paper.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees till brown. This cupcake will become crisp when completely cooled
Preparing the filling: Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
Serving: Put the filling in the prepared canapes & serve.

*Notes: Green Chutney or Tamarind chutney can be added to make it more peppier


17 thoughts on “Canapes with Peppery Moong Bean filling – Diabetic Awareness Through Food

  1. I have a few relatives who have diabetics , it's so difficult for the entire family and they always scold the people around for not giving food they want.
    This looks so yummy wether you are diabetic or not
    Keep in touch,
  2. Thanks Humi for joining me in creating awareness on Diabetes on this world diabetes day. Delicious and healthy recipe, yes it is hard to know that loved one have diabetes especially father.
  3. Humi, love the different base, will surely try it out. My husband is diabetic but is careful with his diet and most of all exercises a lot. My father in law could never stay away from anything sweet. Is there a typing error in the ingredient list for the base.. nigella sativa?
  4. Healthy and Filling Recipe!! I know how it feels, When I was small my nani, nana and mom all 2 affected by diabetics Recently my dad and my mami who is just 2-3 years elder to me Its very difficult but at the same time Awareness is very important and the current situation in India is, One or 2 person is definitly found diabetic in a family for sure
  5. The casing is perfectly made and the filling sits so well inside. I agree on how we have to change our diet, what more when diabetes is a concern. My other half has been able to control his sugar level yet this canapes shall be made, not only for him but also for me. I am in for anything good for health.
  6. Thanks Aunty.
    Nigella Sativa is known as kalongi in Hindi. It is a Blessed seed. It is said that there is healing in Nigella Sativa for all diseases except death. I will include the picture of Nigella Sativa in the post

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