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 7 Diabetic Friendly Indian Sweets

  Last Updated : Jul 16,2020

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7 Diabetic Friendly Indian Sweets

Diabetics can also enjoy limited amounts of sweetmeats as long as they are prepared correctly, with the right mix of ingredients. But they can enjoy limited amounts of sweets as long as they are prepared correctly, with the right mix of ingredients.

Tips to keep in mind while planning diabetic sweets:

1. Avoid the use of sugar: It is refined and thus has a tendency to surge the blood sugar levels quickly.

2. Keep the use of sugar substitute to minimum: Sugar substitute in very small quantities can be used to sweeten the desserts and satisfy your sweet tooth. Please use sugar substitute under your dietitian’s supervision strictly occasionally. Apple Rabdi is one such example. It makes use of 1 tsp sugar substitute.

Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly

Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly

3. Use fiber rich grains and flours: Avoid the use of refined maida and top your pantry with oats and whole wheat to make sweets. This would add some fiber to your daily diet. Remember fiber is highly essential to manage blood sugar levels. Try Oats Apple Phirni.

Oats Apple Phirni

Oats Apple Phirni

4. Replace full fat dairy products with low fat counterparts: Diabetics who have been advised to keep a close check on their fat intake can include low fat milk and paneer to make sweets. It isn’t that difficult. These low fat dairy products are easily available in the market now-a-days. Try making Paneer Kheer and enjoy in small quantities on festivals.  

Paneer Kheer ( Diabetic Recipe)

Paneer Kheer ( Diabetic Recipe)

5. Add some fruits as well: Use fiber rich fruits like pear and apple. These are comparatively sweet and help add sweetness. Mixed Fruit Srikhand is one such recipe for you.

Mixed Fruit Shrikhand, Healthy Diabetic Recipe

Mixed Fruit Shrikhand, Healthy Diabetic Recipe

6. Learn healthy way to make Indian Sweets: We have specially created Malai Peda recipe which can be enjoyed in very small quantity by diabetics. 

 Malai Peda, Diabetic FriendlyMalai Peda, Diabetic Friendly

This recipe makes use of equal quantities of full fat and low fat milk and some sugar substitute. It also has very little cornflour. With 35 calories and 2.7 g carbs per peda, these are healthier to feast on occasionally than the store bought sugar-laden option.

7. Use Low glycemic index ingredients: Low glycemic index ingredients ensure that your blood sugar does not get a surge when eaten. Chana dal is one such ingredient. Use it innovatively to make Diabetic friendly Puran poli for festivals.

Diabetic Puranpoli

Diabetic Puranpoli

Below is the list of diabetic-friendly recipes. Hope you enjoy them. Kindly keep in mind that every diabetic has individual needs and these are only basic guidelines. It is best to consult your dietitian for individualised diet plans and inclusion of sweets and sugar substitute.

7 diabetic friendly indian sweets

 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour of this kheer comfortably. Just make sure you add the paneer after the milk is completely cool, to avoid curdling.
 by Tarla Dalal
On a low-cal regime and yet yearning for phirni? This Oats Apple Phirni is an answer to your prayers! Made with coarsely crushed oats and apple, this medium-sweet phirni uses only a low quantity of sugar substitute thanks to the fruit’s natural sweetness. Further, this recipe also makes use of low-fat milk, so the calorie counter does not surge up!
Who does not love the traditional charm of Shrikhand? Now, for all those diabetics who crave for this delightful dessert but cannot have it, here is a Sugar Free Shrikhand recipe, which you can enjoy occasionally in small portions. This creamy delicacy is full of the goodness of curds, but sans the fat, since we have used hung low-fat curds. Use fresh curds for best results. Although we have used a sugar substitute to make this recipe suitable for diabetics, you will be delighted to note that it tastes just the same as the authentic version made with sugar. Also try other diabetic friendly Indian sweets like Paneer Kheer and Malai Peda .
 by Tarla Dalal
These dainty chenna filled lychees are sure to melt in your mouth. Choose sweet lychees to make this dessert because sharp or acidic lychees are not going to complement the filling. You can have 2 pieces at one time without feeling guilty.
 by Tarla Dalal
Low fat milk thickened with apple. The addition of nutmeg and cardamom blends well with the subtle flavours. Try not to peel the apple, as much of the fibre is present in the peel and just below it. Select sweet apples for this recipe, as sharp apples can split the rabadi bitter and so render it useless. Also try other diabetic friendly Indian sweets like Paneer Kheer and Malai Peda .
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's the traditional Indian sweet made using a combination of low-fat and full-fat milk, as compared to the other sweets which are made only using low-fat milk. A combo of both the milk is what gives these pedas its required grainy texture. However, we have used sugar substitute to cut down the calories drastically and to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Saffron adds its own delightful colour to the pedas and makes them all the more irresistible. Like all diabetic sweets, these pedas are also best enjoyed occasionally in restricted quantity. They are best used within 3-4 days. Also try other diabetic friendly Indian sweets like Paneer Kheer and Gajar Halwa .
Shrikhand is no longer out of reach of diabetics! This delectable Mixed Fruit Shrikhand keeps the fat in check by using low-fat curds and replacing sugar with sugar substitute. Apart from bringing in ample nutrients, the fruits also increase the fibre count of this dessert. Try and avoid peeling the fruits like pears and apples as a lot of the fibre lies just beneath the skin. **Disclaimer: It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
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7 Diabetic Friendly Indian Sweets
 on 04 Oct 17 07:40 PM

all reciepe looking nice .will try
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words..Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
05 Oct 17 08:34 AM
7 Diabetic Friendly Indian Sweets
 on 02 Mar 17 05:38 PM

The above collection of Recipes for Diabetics person bhi Diwali aour tyohaaro me Sweets ka anand le sakte hai..