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Be it any condition, a healthy diet is a road to fast recovery. Watch this video for some quick and easy recipes to help you recover from Kidney Stone!


Kidney Stone

Crystallization of chemicals and minerals present in the kidneys leads to kidney stones. Primarily, kidney stones are of two types; calcium oxalate stones and uric acid stones. The former contributes to over 80% of reported cases.


Symptoms to look for:

• Severe pain in back and sides
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Burning sensation while urinating
• Pain during urination
• Blood in urine



• Crystallization of chemicals & minerals in kidney


Food groups to consume in kidney stone:

1. Liquids: Reduces concentration of stone forming minerals in

Foods to consume: Plain water, coconut water, barley water as well as fruit & vegetable juices

2. Calcium & fiber: Prevents formation of calcium oxalate stones

Foods to consume: Milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, lentils, sprouts, finger millets & sesame seeds.
Peas, pumpkin, squash, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips and tomatoes


Recipes based on the above food groups:

Recipe 1: Barley water

1. Wash ¼ cup barley pearls under cold water
2. Place it in a pot and add ½L of water to it
3. Place the pot on high flame and bring it to a boil
4. Once it starts boiling, lower the flame and cover the pot with a

Let it simmer for about 40 min

5. Remove and strain this in a big jar, keep the liquid and
discard the barley pearls

While the liquid is still hot

6. Add 1 tbsp of brown sugar in it
7. Stir well and refrigerate
8. Served chilled

Drink this barley drink 2-3 times a day

Recipe 2: Cottage cheese dish

1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan
2. Add to it 10-12 pieces of low fat cottage cheese
3. Now saute it till it turns brown
4. Then remove it in a plate and keep aside
5. Add 1 tsp oil in the same pan
6. Then add 1 chopped green chilly
7. Also include 1 tbsp chopped onion
8. Saute it till the onion turns translucent
9. Then add 1 tbsp chopped tomato
10. Also add 1 tbsp chopped capsicum
11. Saute these ingredients for 5 minutes
12. Now add the fried cottage cheese pieces to this mixture
13. Add salt and pepper to taste



• Avoid beetroot, spinach, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea,
wheat bran & dry beans
• Avoid excessive Vitamin C
• Refrain from extra salts & processed foods






The above recipes have been developed in consultation with a nutritionist. However, these are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Consult your physician before adopting the suggestions in this video, as well as about any condition that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Refer to the terms of use on our website
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