The Indian Diasporic community across the globe is large, and continues to grow. Indian food and ingredients are more readily available globally, making it easy for Indians to maintain their homeland’s diet. This fact, coupled with the high prevalence of diabetes and heart disease within the Indian immigrant community, led me to create this website.
INDIAN VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR WELLNESS is an Indian cuisine recipe website for those looking to manage diabetes or otherwise adopt healthy eating. Each recipe includes nutrition analysis of the dish, including the carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre content. Recipes are modified to help you plan a diet to manage many chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
This website can also be used as a resource for dietitians who are unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, including regional names of dishes and the various components of a dish. As such, this website can be used to assist professionals individualise meal plans for people of Indian origin.
I hope this website is a useful guide to understanding Indian food, and that it proves to its readers that there are simple ways to achieve a healthy (but just as tasty!) diet, while savouring the food they love most.
Raji Jayadev is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 25 years of experience working in various hospitals in Australia as a clinical dietitian. In addition to servicing the mainstream community, Raji has particular expertise in providing dietetic consultation to people of Indian origin.
Passionate about nutrition education, Raji regularly contributes articles and recipes to e-magazines and Indian newspapers.
Raji is from India, and migrated to Australia in 1973 where she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. She currently lives in Sydney and maintains a private practice.