Serving Size:
1 tablespoon

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 fresh green chili
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2  garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Wash cilantro and green chili.
  2. Roughly chop onion, garlic, cilantro and chili.
  3. Grind in a blender along with salt, cumin and lemon juice.
  4. Serve with idli, on a veggie sandwich or with other snacks.

Helpful hints

  • Instead of 2 cups of cilantro, use 2/3 cup cilantro and 1/3 cup of mint for a sweet flavor.
  • One bunch of cilantro is approximately 2 cups.
  • Adjust chili for desired heat.
  • Decrease serving size to a teaspoon if used with a snack or 1 tablespoon if used as a sandwich spread.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 4

Protein 0 g

Carbohydrates 1 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 37 mg

Potassium 21 mg

Phosphorus 4 mg

Calcium 4 mg

Fiber 0.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • none

Carbohydrate choices


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