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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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Recipe# 4828
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Garlicky Hummus
Recipe# 3523
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Green Papaya Salad ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33763
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 36143
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 22272
14 Feb 11

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by Tarla Dalal
These deliciously soft dosas made with whole wheat flour and urad dal flour are also convenient to make because the batter does not require a long fermentation. Just mix the ingredients, temper it traditionally, let it rest for half an hour, and you are ready to cook the dosas. Since the Wheat ....
Stuffed Bajra Roti ( Gluten Free Recipe )
Recipe# 1380
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Stuffed bajra roti, looking for something to lower blood cholesterol levels? here’s an exotic version of the humble bajra roti, stuffed with a paneer, methi and tomato mixture that makes this a scrumptious delicacy. The fibre in bajra binds with the cholesterol and fats and ensures that it is ejecte ....
Stuffed Urad Dal Bhakri
Recipe# 40708
03 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Enhancing whole-wheat bhakris with some kind of stuffing is a great idea because it makes it more satiating and also adds more punch to it! In this Stuffed Urad Dal Bhakri, the idea is to make mini bhakris stuffed with a tongue-tickling urad dal mixture that is perked up with roasted and crushed spi ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ingredients you never would have thought of combining come together in an exciting new fashion, in this brilliant recipe! Absolutely healthy, this Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza is so tasty you won’t even realise it does not contain cheese. The main reason for this super taste is the fabulous homemade pizza ....
Stir Fry Wrap with Mushroom Sauce
Recipe# 40711
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Nourishing Lettuce Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4626
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This unusual yet delicious combination of lettuce and onions is sure to become a firm favourite and help restore your B-complex vitamin levels as well. Though just pepped up with salt and pepper, it's sure to tingle your taste buds.
Methi Pitla
Recipe# 198
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a variant of the evergreen Maharashtrian dish. The addition of fenugreek leaves gives an exciting twist to the otherwise comforting flavour of traditional pitla, making it a suitable accompaniment for a variety of dishes, especially those like jowar roti, which rely on the accompanime ....
Hara Bhara Kebabs
Recipe# 3490
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy vegetarian version of kebabs with a tasty blend of ingredients. The spinach adds to its vitamin a content while contributing very little to the carbohydrate levels. The green peas add bulk and fibre to this dish. Roll these kebabs in whole wheat bread crumbs to make them more nourishing th ....
Tandoori Mushrooms (  Cooking with 1 Tsp. Oil)
Recipe# 3555
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yum yum, nom nom, unbelievably this delicious starter is made with just a teaspoon of oil! Low-cal, protein-rich mushrooms are cooked in lip-smacking tandoori style. The velvety mushrooms are coated with an aromatic masala and kasuri methi with a little help from low-fat milk, which also adds some c ....
5 Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Kodri ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33785
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Life is all about experimentation and moving out of our comfort zones to discover the treasures that lie yonder! so, let not the out-of-the-ordinary blend of spices, and the resulting flavours and textures, scare you away from this dish! While, to be frank, this dish may not appeal to all, it ....
Paneer Veggie Wrap
Recipe# 22282
22 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy-to-make and pleasing to the palate. Use leftover chapattis to make innovative wraps with a crunchy vegetable filling. Much healthier than those made with refined flour (maida), the wraps provide ample nutrients such as protein, calcium, iron and zinc.
Garlic Rotis, Green Garlic Multigrain Roti
Recipe# 22316
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spring is a wonderful season, for it brings us rare treats such as green garlic! Green garlic has a milder flavour compared to dried ones, and this makes it appealing to even those who are not very fond of garlic. We have made use of this wonderful ingredient to make delicious multi-grain rotis, whi ....
Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha
Recipe# 22276
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a scrumptious paratha? It is a versatile dish, which can be served as a satiating snack or as a wholesome meal! In this delicious Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha, the spring onions provide an exciting crunch to a wholesome and tasty stuffing made of iron-rich yellow moong da ....
Chunky Tomato Pasta
Recipe# 22283
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The fantabulous flavour of this Chunky Tomato Pasta is sure to sweep you off your feet! Although pasta is not usually recommended for diabetics, this delightful creation is fit to have as an occasional snack. Unlike the usual calorie-laden and creamy pasta dishes, this tangy version combines w ....
Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Masalawali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 40386
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 by Tarla Dalal
A fiery paste of dry red chillies, aromatic seeds and pungent ginger and garlic is at the heart of this Masalawali Toovar Dal. Although it sounds too hot, it actually ends up enjoyably semi-spicy, when this paste is combined with cooked toovar dal, baby onions and tomatoes, making the Masalawali Too ....
Veggie Stuffed Quesadillas
Recipe# 22285
14 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Mexican snack prepared with mild twists that make it acceptable as an occasional treat for diabetics. The tortillas in this recipe are made with whole wheat flour instead of maida and are stuffed with a delectably flavoured mixture of sautée ....
Herbed Capsicum Paratha
Recipe# 22280
14 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A unique paratha with a Mexican touch that you will relish! Thankfully, this tasty treat is also quick and easy to make because all the ingredients are combined with the whole wheat flour in one shot to make the paratha dough, rather than the cumbersome process o ....
Coriander Green Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 4695
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A rare combination of coriander and fresh green garlic makes the Coriander Green Garlic Chutney flavourful, colourful and healthy! Green garlic, though seasonal, is definitely a worthy addition to this chutney as it multiplies the health benefits of garlic. Make this low-calorie chutney a little in ....
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Recipe# 34729
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 by Tarla Dalal
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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