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डायबिटिक रेसिपी, डायबिटिक भारतीय फूड - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diabetic recipes recipes in Hindi)
મધુમેહ માટેના સ્વાદિષ્ટ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diabetic recipes recipes in Gujarati)

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.

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Chana Dal PancakesChana Dal Pancakes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Gehun ki Bikaneri KhichdiGehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi

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.

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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.

Buckwheat DosaBuckwheat Dosa

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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Lachha Soya Paratha
Recipe# 5579
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A simple yet mouth-watering delicacy made by combining 2 fibre laden ingredients whole wheat flour and soya flour, to keep a check on your blood cholesterol levels. Try out one paratha and you are sure to be tempted to go for a second one.
Baked Methi Puris
Recipe# 2947
06 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Minimal usage of oil makes this recipe enjoyable to eat without the guilt of indulging in the original fried version of puris. These baked puris moreover provide for iron and calcium in your diet. These also make a great snack in your first trimester and can easily find place in a low calorie diabet ....
Baked Tortilla with Citrus Salsa ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33643
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Time to tango with tangy oranges! This green and orange salsa not only looks good but also tastes good, and is healthy as well. There is a tinge of innovativeness at play too… salsa is usually made with tomatoes and capsicum, but here I have made it with citrus fruits. This unique, light-baked ....
Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33674
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A modified version of the traditional mulligatawny soup, this recipe features a medley of flavours that your taste-buds will delightedly dive into! What is more, it is also convenient to make as you can make the masala beforehand. Plus, the masala is very versatile, and can be added to dals and ....
Diabetic Caramel Custard
Recipe# 3478
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have use ....
Soya Sesame Khakhra ( Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5547
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
This crisp, oil-free snack is a perfectly healthy answer to sudden hunger pangs. Made of wholesome soya and wheat flours dotted with iron-rich sesame seeds, the Soya Sesame Khakhra is so satiating it will keep you going right up to the next meal. It abounds in all necessary nutrients but is sans fat ....
Teen Ratna Dal
Recipe# 22438
26 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome combination of three lentils, flavoured with an assortment of spices, is a good source of calcium and protein for the mom-to-be. Green chillies, ginger and garlic contribute their heady flavours to this sumptuous dal, while a tempering of whole spices and seeds adds to the aroma ....
Karela Kadhi
Recipe# 3504
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another karela delicacy - an innovative calcium rich kadhi! Keep in mind however that the karelas must be well cooked before adding the curds and spices to remove most of its bitterness. Enjoy it unusual flavours.
Chana Dal with Cucumber
Recipe# 5575
26 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal in addition to protein provides a good source of iron and fibre while cucumber, added to enhance the flavours, contributes minimal calories and no fat to your diet. Serve hot with rice or chapatis to square up your meal.
Coffee Mousse
Recipe# 36900
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Desserts are no longer featured in food to avoid for the diabetic. Here is an innovative way to dig into a spoonful of your favorite dessert, without being ridden by guilt! Relish this mousse made with china grass and low fat milk, flavoured with cocoa and coffee. Remember, however, ambrosia t ....
Cauliflower Methi Roti, Healthy Gobi Methi Roti, Heart Friendly
Recipe# 5285
17 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Methi and cauliflower add an interesting little twist to the traditional plain jowar rotis. The healthy rotis along with a bowl of low-fat curds and khichdi makes a comp ....
Paneer Phudina Tikkis
Recipe# 7458
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Use low fat paneer and minimal oil to cook these light and elegant tikkis, guaranteed to keep you going till lunch or dinner.
Asparagus Soup
Recipe# 5272
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A soothing soup of onions, potatoes and asparagus fortified with nutritious vegetable stock, the Asparagus Soup has a very creamy feel about it, thanks to being boiled with low-fat milk. Asparagus is a great soup ingredient as it is a low-calorie vegetable with a good amount of fibre, which helps to ....
Huanciana Broccoli and Baby Corn ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33744
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is an interesting and low cal way to truly enjoy and relish your favourite baked dish without compromising on health! I have given this dish a healthy turn by making it with a low cal sauce and low fat paneer… however, ensure you use absolutely fresh paneer to get the desired smooth and creamy ....
Red Pepper Triangles with Italian Relish ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34727
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The bright red-coloured peppers, the multi-flavoured topping featuring a thoughtful combination of olives, parsley and paneer with lemon—all these highlight the unmistakeable italian identity of this low-cal starter!
Asparagus Fondue with Cream Crackers ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33790
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The benefits of greens mixed in the creamy mixture of cheese and milk provides the perfect dip for creamy crackers…. . A delightful treat for your family and friends. A yummy option for the calorie conscious as well. Serve the way you want either with khakhras, cream crackers, vegetables etc. ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Kutto na Dhokla
Recipe# 22348
14 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lots of nutrition comes to you in the form of this stomach-friendly dhokla. The batter is easy to make – just measure the buckwheat, mix it with curds and let the batter soak for 2 hours. The non-fermented batter also makes this Buckwheat Dhokla a good option for those suffering from acidity. Ju ....
Enchiladas ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33642
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This extremely popular mexican delicacy leaves a lot of room for your imagination – you can feel free to experiment with any stuffing of your choice. Plus, it is also a quick-fix since the tortillas can be made in advance and stored in a deep freezer, to use whenever required. This healthy dis ....
Club Sandwich
Recipe# 22284
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This truly unusual combination of whole wheat toast and traditional Chilas makes a satiating snack. Mint and Onion Chutney adds an extra zing to this layered vegetable club sandwich with a difference. Make it the next time you are seeking a fusion of the east and west!
Green Tomato Salsa, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 3518
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green tomatoes are blended with spring onions and garlic to provide the necessary flavours to make this healthy dip that is sure to be a hit when you're entertaining. The addition of coriander adds further to its taste while providing
Tamatar ki Kadhi
Recipe# 3574
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Like many other dishes, kadhi differs from region to region. This Sindhi Kadhi is a rather special one as it is made using tomatoes. Tomatoes are very low in calories and provide plenty of vitamin A which required for a glowing skin and healthy vision. I assure you that your family will relish this ....
Baked Oondhiya
Recipe# 53
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati oondhiya cooked in the original style and served in an earthen pot with delicious chutneys and sauces.
Thai Green Kodri,  Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33671
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Along with Lemon Grass Spicy Vegetables , this makes a lunch one would give an arm and a leg for! Kodri takes longer to cook than rice, but it will be worth all the effort if cooked corr ....
Mushrooms Baked with Herbs
Recipe# 879
05 Jul 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Easy but exotic – that is the best way to describe Mushrooms Baked with Herbs. A simple process of cleaning the mushrooms and baking it mixed with onions, herbs and other ingredients results in a really interesting dish, which can be served as a snack or as a starter. It is basically the proce ....
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Diabetic recipes
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 on 10 Dec 19 01:36 PM


today we see the page and try to prepare healthi foods as per your guidance. thanking you
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 on 10 Apr 19 01:02 PM


I am a Diabetic patines and i search some recepies for me, i try your recepies and it really nice and healthy food.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi lara, We are delighted you loved our recipe collection. Do try the recipes and please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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10 Apr 19 06:35 PM
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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13 Jun 18 09:07 AM
Diabetic recipes
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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
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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