Healthy recipe - Chonkey Badam for Diabetic diet

Chonkey Badam is a healthy diabetic friendly recipe. Chonkey Badam is a Lunch recipe and helps manage diabetes.Chonkey Badam can be prepared with 15 mins of preparation time and 10 mins of cooking time.


Time for preparing Chonkey Badam

Preparation time - 15 mins
Cooking time - 10 mins

Ingredients for preparing Chonkey Badam

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder (mich powder) - 0.5 tsp
  • ginger paste - 0.5 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi powder) - 0.5 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder (laal mirch powder) - 1 tsp
  • blanched & peeled almonds - 0.5 cup
  • Salt (namak) - as required
  • Cumin Seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 3 tbsp
  • garlic paste - 0.5 tbsp
  • Coriander powder (dhaniya powder) - 2 tsp
  • Tomato Puree (tamaatar ka bharta) - 3 tbsp
  • green pea split - 0.5 cup
  • Hing - 0.5 tsp

Steps to prepare Chonkey Badam

  1. To make this healthy recipe, soak kasoori methi in half cup of water.
  2. Then take a frying pan and on medium flame, heat oil in it, then add dry red chilli, cumin and Hing (heeng). Saute all the ingredients for a minute or till the jeera crackles.
  3. Then add ginger-garlic paste in the pan, and saute the ingredients again for another 2-3 minutes. Fry the paste, till it turns light brown in colour.
  4. After your ginger-garlic paste is sauteed, add turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix all the ingredients together, and saute on low heat for a minute.
  5. Rinse the kasturi methi and squeeze it to make it dry. Then add the fenugreek and cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add little water to the frying masala so that it does not stick to the bottom.
  7. Then to give the final touches to the Chonkey Badam, add the almonds, peas and salt to the sauteed masala. Stir almonds once and add the tomato puree. And add little water to the almonds being cooked and cook them on low flame.
  8. Put the flame to medium and cook for another 5 minutes, and then remove the pan from burner. Serve the Chonkey Badam hot with naan.


  • Salt does not affect your blood glucose. Salt causes increase in blood pressure and should be taken in limited quantity
  • Tomato has carbohydates in moderate amount and can be had in moderation