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Last Updated : Jan 12,2019



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Diabetic Recipes, 300 Indian Diabetic Recipes

diabetic recipe collection. healthy diabetic recipes. Do you abstain yourself from your favourite foods just because you have diabetes? Are you the one of those who thinks taste and health can’t go hand in hand? Well, then you are in the right section…. What you eat and when you eat is extremely important in diabetes since in simple terms it means high blood sugar levels. It is a lifelong condition that can be best managed with careful diet control, proper medication (either oral medication or insulin) and exercise under your doctor’s and / or dietitian’s supervision.

Dealing with Diabetes

Healthy diet, exercise and medications, provide a solid foundation for control and management of diabetes as mentioned earlier. Given below are a few easy guidelines… follow these to effectively deal with diabetes.
 

1. Healthy Diabetic Recipes and Diet for Diabetes

A. The Right Food Choice for Diabetes

1. Have a balanced diet, which includes complex cereals, pulses, fruits and vegetables. Within cereal category jowar, bajra, oats, quinoa, barley are healthier options than rice as they allow carbohydrate to be absorbed slowly. Thus, the blood sugar does not rise rapidly when you opt for diabetic-friendly rotis like Jowar Pyaz ki Roti or Oats Roti and diabetic-friendly rice substitutes like Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi.

2. Have only one source of protein like dal, milk or curds in each meal. Protein is needed for maintenance of healthy cells, but too much protein might put excess load on kidney. So keep a close watch on your protein intake especially if you have any kidney disorder. Methi Toovar Dal, Hariyali Dal are a few options worth trying.

Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy RecipeMethi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe

3. Consume plenty of fibre-rich foods raw vegetables and fruits. These help to lower blood sugar levels, as they have a low glycemic index and lead to a gradual increase in the blood sugar levels. Try our range of high fiber soups for diabetes like Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup and diabetic salads like Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad.

4. On the other hand, restrict all fruit juices and fruits like mango, chickoo, custard apple, banana, as they have a high sugar content. Avoid starchy vegetables like potatoes, yam, purple yam etc. as these tend to increase the blood sugar levels rapidly. If you want to opt for juices, check out our section on Diabetic Juices and try creating drinks like Karela Juice and Jamun Smoothie in your own kitchen.

5. A bowl of sprouts is a must daily. It gives you a feeling of satiety and will manage blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels with ease. When you are bored of eating plain sprouts try your hand at including sprouts in form of snacks like Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki and Sprouted Matki and Coriander Mini Uttapa.

Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion TikkiMoong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki

6. Restrict the consumption of fat to 3 teaspoons per day. Avoid snacking on fried foods like samosas, wafers etc, as these are unhealthy. Have cereals, fruits, and grilled, boiled or stir-fried dishes instead. This will contribute to a healthy heart.

7. Try and avoid processed and refined foods such as maida, noodles, biscuits etc. as they have a high glycemic index and can escalate the blood sugar levels very rapidly. These foods have virtually no fibre and so are not very healthy. The biggest culprits are bakery products and savoury farsans. Avoid these if you have High Blood Pressure especially. For them Low Salt Bulgur Wheat Pongal and Baked Buckwheat Puri are more wholesome choices.

8. Avoid sugar, jaggery and honey. Also, avoid the consumption of sweets such as barfi, halwa, jams, jellies, muffins, cakes, chocolates etc. Prefer using 2 to 3 dates to satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally and while doing so, don’t include any other major source of carbs with it. Alternatively use artificial sweeteners, but again remember, moderation is the key. Consult your doctor or dietitian for the choice and the quantity of artificial sweeteners to be consumed. Tempted to try a diabetic friendly sweet right away? Satisfy this craving with small portions of healthy diabetic desserts options like Sugar free Date Rolls, Oats and Orange Rabdi and many more….

9. Try and avoid the consumption of carbonated beverages and alcohol as these provide no real nutrients but only empty calories which means calories that can increase your weight.

10. Avoid the use of thickeners like cornflour in soups and gravies, as cornflour is high on carb and glycemic index scale. Instead aim at making subzis like Dahi Bhindi ki Subzi, Baingan Bhaja etc. a part of your diabetic meal plan.

Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji

11. If you inappropriate lipid profile and have been advised to limit the amount of fat, turn to low-fat dairy alternatives like low-fat milk, low-fat curd and low-fat paneer.

12. Bake, steam or sauté instead of shallow frying or deep frying foods. Use a pressure cooker to cook vegetables as pressure cooking requires less oil. This method also helps one to conserve the nutrients that are volatile, as the closed lid prevents the loss of nutrients.

B. General Dietary Guidelines for Diabetes

1. Type II diabetics are usually overweight and need to lose weight. Weight loss and maintaining desirable weight has helped to control diabetes in many people.

2. Maintain regular meal timings. Do not skip a meal. Green Moong Dal Idli and Herbed Capsicum Paratha are recipes that are sure to please you for as a healthy Diabetic Breakfast.

Mini Green Moong Dal Chila
Mini Green Moong Dal Chila

3. Eat in a relaxed and stress free environment as stress can impair the digestion of food and also the production of insulin.

4. Do not have a large meal at a time. Break up the total calories prescribed for a day into different meals correctly. The best way to do so is to eat short and frequent meals at regular intervals (6-8 meals per day). Delicacies like Garlicky Hummus and Colocassia Leaf Raita are perfect choices to consume in between main meals.

5. Have an early dinner at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed. Drink a cup/ glass of milk (low fat milk preferably) 2 hours after dinner to avoid hypoglycemia during night if suggested by your doctor.

6. Snacking helps to handle frequent hunger pangs in a day and prevent the fluctuations in blood glucose levels, but remember to choose the right kind of snacks. Shared below are a few nourishing options for you.

7. If there is any change in your schedule, either in meal timings or of other activities, please consult your physician to adjust your medication to suit your new schedule.

8. Try to avoid eating out too often. If you are eating out make wise choices in terms of selecting foods that are low in calories and fat. For example munch on vegetables with a low fat dip instead of calorie laden starters, chose plain dal instead of ‘tadka’ or a creamy one, select fruits for dessert instead of a high calorie dessert like cake or ice-cream etc.

9. If at a party dinner is going to be served late, have soup or a small snack along with your medication before you start out. The trick here is that if you leave for the party on an empty stomach, temptation attacks quicker and we tend to binge on whatever we can lay our hands on first. Whereas if we have snacked a little before the party, we can reason and choose our food wisely.

10. Read the nutritional labels on food packages carefully for proper selection of foods, particularly those claiming to be low fat foods. Low fat products may actually contain more fat than you think.

2. Medications

1. Take your medications or an insulin injection at regular timings. Do not alter the dosage of insulin without consulting your diabetologist.

2. Adjust the amount and timing of meals, dosage of your medicine and the level of physical activity to maintain normal blood glucose levels.

3. Exercise

1. Try to maintain a moderate and regular exercise regime throughout the day. Regular exercise helps to: regulate blood glucose levels, improve the action of insulin, lose weight, reduce stress, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.

2. Brisk walking is the best form of exercise. Walk at least for 15 to 20 minutes after every meal as walking is the best form of exercise and it helps to improve digestion and insulin’s action on glucose.

3. If you do not have enough time to exercise regularly, daily activities like climbing stairs, walking instead of taking a cab, taking out your pet for a walk or going to market will help to remain fit and healthy.

4. Exercising on an empty stomach may lead hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels), which may further lead to giddiness, headache etc. to avoid this do remember to eat something before starting exercise.

5. Start exercising under a doctor’s supervision. Consult your doctor about the type and duration of exercise.

Causes of Diabetes

• Hereditary • Obesity

• Irregular or unhealthy food habits, and/or

• Stress

Major Symptoms of Diabetes 

• POLYURIA - excessive urination

• POLYDIPSIA - excessive thirst

• POLYPHAGIA - increased hunger, and/or

• Weight loss (Type I) or Obesity (Type II)

• Other symptoms besides the classic symptoms mentioned above are fatigue, blurred vision, aches and pains, dry mouth, dry or itchy skin, vaginal yeast infections (in a female) due to excretion of excess glucose in urine, poor healing of cuts and scrapes, or excessive or unusual infections and tingling or numbness in the hands or feet.

Enjoy our diabetes recipes and realted diabetes articles below.

Diabetes and Healthy Heart
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Recipes, Diet
Diabetes and Kidney friendly
Diabetic Accompaniments
Diabetic Soups
Diabetic Starters & Snacks
Diabetic Breakfast
Diabetic Dals & Khadis
Diabetic Desserts
Diabetic Drinks / Beverages
Diabetic International Recipes
Diabetic Rice, Khichdi and Biryani
Diabetic Rotis and Parathas
Diabetic Salads & Raitas
Diabetic Subzis


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Fruity Chana Salad ( Delicious Diabetic Cookbook)
Recipe# 3492
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
I often turn to this delightful salad when i have leftover chick peas and a basket of fruits in the refrigerator. The chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron while the orange segments abound in vitamin c which helps to enhance our resistance to diseases. Feel fre ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocasia leaf is frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine in preparations like paatra and wadi. Now, it is time to think beyond these and find many more flavourful ways to include this iron-rich ingredient in your diet. A variant of the popular South Indian dry subzi made of vegetables ....
Mixed Fruit Chaat, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33675
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What is amazing about this tangy Fruit Chaat is that it is perfect for any occasion . In the winter, you will enjoy the perky flavours, while in the summer you will enjoy the juiciness of the fruits. In short, it brings together the best of both worlds. ....
Masala Cauliflower with Green Peas
Recipe# 6424
02 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here goes, another example to show that healthy foods can be very tasty too. This fabulous recipe makes use of cauliflower and green peas, along with other complementary veggies like onions and a coconut-based masala. Cooked with little oil, this tempting, aromatic subzi makes for guilt-free eating!
Carrot and Cabbage High Fibre Chutney Open Toast
Recipe# 39219
11 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Carrot and cabbage are a wonderful combination due to their contrasting colours, which look good against each other. Here is a sumptuous sandwich made with this super duo supplemented with a tasty high fibre chutney. The veggies and whole wheat bread, all fibre rich, make sure you feel satiated and ....
Bean Sprouts and Vegetable Salad, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33666
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The moment you glance through this recipe, you will surely notice that all the ingredients are healthy ones – broccoli, bean sprouts, lettuce, one beats the other in healthiness! Broccoli is rich in vitamin C and
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Tendli Aur Matki Subzi
Recipe# 6422
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chockfull of nutrients, this subzi is an easy preparation of tendli and matki in a traditional manner, with usual taste-givers like onions, green chillies, tomatoes and spice powders. What makes this Tendli aur Matki Subzi unique is the combination of tendli and sprouts, which offers calcium, protei ....
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
In this sumptuous recipe, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle. Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Da ....
Oats and Poha Chivda
Recipe# 22296
29 Jun 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yet another variation of a favourite Indian snack! Use oats and poha to make this healthy chivda. Carry this snack in your bag to work or to the gym for an instant pick-me-up when you feel your blood sugar levels decreasing. Suggested serving size per person: 1 serving.
Bread Bhurji
Recipe# 4678
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is an answer to a good, tasty breakfast entrée in a hurry which is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 758
05 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Refreshing buttermilk perked up with assorted ingredients like mint leaves and jeera powder, is a drink that will chill you to the core! It is a traditional cooler in southern India, especially Tamil Nadu, where it is left to cool in earthen pots that add a unique aroma to it. Herbed butterm ....
Celery Garlic Toast ( Delicious Diabetes Recipe)
Recipe# 3524
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious starter made with low-fat butter, celery and garlic ground together to make an aromatic spread. Both celery and garlic are beneficial for diabetics. I have chosen celery for this recipe as it is very low in carbohydrates and is a storehouse of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron (which is requ ....
Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli, Healthy Moong Dal Idlis
Recipe# 22268
03 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Popular South Indian Snacks like idli and dosa are extremely tasty and nutritious, but often not suitable for those with high blood sugar because they are made predominantly with rice. Here, is a diabet ....
Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza
Recipe# 39904
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soft, crumbly paneer and crisp capsicum are perfectly complementary in texture, colour and flavour. Understandably, they are the ideal combination to top this whole wheat pizza! Pesto sauce, made using walnuts, enhances this duo further, also pooling in abundant omega-3 fatty acids. All said, the b ....
Oats Methi Muthia
Recipe# 39094
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case. Using oats and methi to make the popular Gujarati snack makes it a wonder dish for
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing
Recipe# 22239
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy ....
Turai Onion Vegetable
Recipe# 3500
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai, a vegetable that is low in calories and carbohydrate, is combined with onion and flavoured with ginger and garlic to make a simple dish ideal for those of us who like simple flavours. Though the recipe says to use peeled turai feel free to use them unpeeled to take advantage of the fibre cont ....
Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40899
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique salad of roasted mushrooms and crunchy, colourful capsicums, flavoured with peppy herbs and tangy lemon juice. Roasting the mushrooms gives them a brilliant flavour and texture, which makes this salad very different and quite irresistible too. Moreover, mushrooms and capsicum are both ....
Veggie Curd Dip
Recipe# 1361
05 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a low-cal snack that will beat chips and dips hands down! Your friends and you are sure to devour cucumber and carrot strips with a new-found fervor when served with this crunchy, creamy Veggie Curd Dip. Hung curds give the dip a smooth and creamy texture while the veggies give it a ni ....
Orange Tabbouleh, Healthy Orange Tabbouleh
Recipe# 3461
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur (which is often referred to as broken wheat or dalia) is the healthiest form of wheat available. The most important nutrient retained by this cereal form is fibre, that makes it a low glycemic index food and helps to prevent a quick rise in blood sugar levels. In contrast, wheat products like ....
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35090
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our bones lose calcium as we age, and therefore a calcium-rich diet is extremely important to help regain the bone strength. Nachni or ragi is rich in calcium and including it as part of the daily diet helps build strong bones. These crisp nachni khakhras are enjoyable to eat and they also help ‘up’ ....
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Diabetic recipes
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 on 09 Nov 18 08:33 PM


There is a vast collection of recipes here to try out. Thanks for providing such a large variety.
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you liked the recipe collection. Do try making the recipes in your home kitchen and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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10 Nov 18 08:48 AM
Diabetic recipes
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 on 03 Jul 18 10:27 PM


My mother was recently diagnosed with diabetes n I was looking for variety in recipe''s as she''s bored eating the same stuff. This post has so many different recipe''s that I''d be able to cook for her. Thank you
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Sriraksha, Great to hear that you like our diabetes collection. Do try them and give us your feedback.
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04 Jul 18 10:33 AM
Diabetic recipes
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 on 12 Jun 18 02:22 PM


It''s a great collection of diabetic recipes...many many thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sudeshna, We are delighted you loved our recipe collection. Do try the recipes and please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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13 Jun 18 09:07 AM
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 on 08 Jun 18 03:02 PM


Thank you so much for posting these Indian diabetes recipes! It was so helpful.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Richa, Great to hear that you like our diabetes collection. Do try them and give us your feedback.
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08 Jun 18 05:01 PM
Diabetic recipes
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 on 13 Apr 18 07:08 PM


Hello can you please give me all the names to your recipes that dont require a pressure cooker please
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Edith, It is a bit difficult to segregate and post the names of all the recipes that don''t require pressure cooker. Kindly refer the method section which will help you to find out whether a recipe uses pressure cooker or no.
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14 Apr 18 03:18 PM
Diabetic recipes
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 on 01 Sep 17 03:39 PM


Hi, i have diabetes and been following your recipes for a long time. Thanks to you i have a vast collection of Indian Diabetic recipes to cook from and happy to see all the NV values and nutritional information. Thanks.
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Tarla Dalal    Rashmi, great to hear that you like our diabetes collection.
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01 Sep 17 03:40 PM