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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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Tangy Italian Salad
Recipe# 3463
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Firm ripe tomatoes are combined with cool cucumbers and crisp lettuce leaves tossed in low fat basil flavoured vinaigrette. Tomatoes provide vitamin A and fibre while lettuce and cucumbers contribute fibre as well as vitamin C and iron.
Mexican Pita Pockets
Recipe# 3466
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Soft pita breads made with whole wheat flour and filled with a spicy Mexican bean filling that will help to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Served with salad and a delicious mint dressing which add a bouquet of tantalising flavours to this dish.
Quick Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 5271
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Running late? This tasty low calorie soup laden with nourishing vegetables and bean sprouts can be made in just ten minutes!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5296
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Nutritious soya nuggets add a full-bodied flavour to this pulao. Soyabean and green peas, both functional foods, play a major role in reducing bad cholesterol (ldl) and increasing good cholesterol (hdl) levels in our body.
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
04 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
Cannelloni From East and West ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33754
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Stuffed pasta-cannelloni topped with yummy tomato sauce and low calorie white sauce! Cannelloni is made from plain flour, which when consumed in excess or regularly can be bad for health – this is because the flour is refined and gets converted to sugar quickly, thereby fluctuating blood sugar level ....
Grape Surprise ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33755
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fruits contain fruit sugar or ‘fructose’ which does not raise blood sugar levels unlike other form of sugar like table sugar, glucose, honey etc. Any form of added sugar in fruit juices or fruit milkshakes can increase your blood sugar levels; so it is better to always buy fully-ripe and sweet fruit ....
Peach Lettuce Salad ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33749
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An unusual combination of ingredients is the highlight of this salad. Though seemingly simple, the dressing creates magic when tossed in with the other ingredients. Cheese along with basil perks up the flavour of this dish, but I've used only a moderate amount of cheese to keep a check on the ....
Antipasto Duo ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33750
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As the name suggests, this is a combination of two starters, ideally served before a main course of pasta! both these starters are served together as a platter… the paneer is marinated in lemon juice and flavoured with honey and garlic while the vegetables are delectably drenched in herbs and lemon ....
Mexican Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33745
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Very similar in taste to rice but healthier, kodri can be used for an unlimited variety of recipes Mexican, Indian and others. The uniqueness of this dish is all thanks to the grinding of garlic and red chilli flakes in a mortar-pestle. Not to forget the splash of colours the coloured capsicums brin ....
Sugar Free Date Rolls, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33704
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Dates are naturally sweet and full of nutrients. Although not allowed in large quantities for diabetics, it is any day a better option compared to other sugar-laden sweets. Since this recipe contains nuts, it falls easily on the richer side of the sweets spectrum, so indulge in it in small porti ....
Thandai Ice Cream, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33705
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
High in calcium and low in calories, this is a very good ice cream to have for dessert – not to forget the totally unique flavour! I have made small scoops to restrict its intake… as it is difficult to restrict the consumption of such a superb dish otherwise! A real low-cal treat for diabet ....
Vegetable Tortilla Soup ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33740
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Wow, that’s a lot of ingredients in one recipe! But do not let that intimidate you. The more of these vegetables you include in this recipe, the more nutritious it is. In fact, you can just make use of whatever vegetables you have readily at home!
Mixed Vegetable Salad ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33741
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
‘Healthy salads’ can sometimes be boring, and you might end up wishing for a richer dressing! But this one is sure to be a refreshing change. This healthy basket of veggies makes a healthy, fibre-rich treat that helps regulate blood sugar levels. A perfect food to satisfy small hunger pangs, i ....
Methi Dhal Koshimbir ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33773
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
What do you get when you add up taste and good health, plus more taste and more good health, and more, and more? You leave the diners asking for more! And that is precisely the effect this side-dish is likely to achieve. This is a special snack recommended for diabetics, as methi has soluble fibres ....
Vegetable Corn Bake ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33775
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This versatile multipurpose dish can do wonders to satiate snack-time hunger pangs, or serve as a starter or even a meal in itself! Chana dal flour is beneficial for diabetics as it has a low glycemic index, and when combined with loads of veggies one gets an added fibre boost. This dish is ba ....
Thai Pineapple Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33765
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An authentic Thai yellow curry paste made with lemon grass lends its magic to this pineapple kodri. An exotic and interesting recipe that is quite a favourite with me – but not too ‘lean’, if you know what I mean! So, whip this up as a treat only when your blood sugar levels are within control. ....
Phadthai Noodles ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33766
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Made in a jiffy, this recipe is a good bet for any party. Tofu and bean sprouts generously boost the good-health quotient of this dish. Not to forget that I've used sugar substitutes instead of sugar. All of which makes this a safe venture for diabetics too! Preferably, use whole wheat noodles in th ....
Chinese Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33786
20 Aug 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Hot garlic sauce is, undeniably, an important part of Chinese cuisine. It is indeed quite versatile and lends itself to a wide variety of dishes. Here is one such recipe comprising sautéed vegetables, in a base of tomato puree thickened with c ....
Paneer Mutter Kodri ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33778
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Paneer is a show-stealer, and so is any dish that uses it! But you might often hear diabetics complaining that they can’t have rice as it raises blood sugar levels quickly; hence, I have thought of a way by which they can relish all the rice delicacies without hesitation. Enter kodri! Kodri is ....
Walnut Vegetable Paté with Toasted Triangles ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33789
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The walnut vegetable pate serves as an interesting appetiser. Served over toasted bread triangles make a filling starter. Again feel free to experiment with the accompaniment however chose the low calorie options. Walnut being a dry fruit is high in calories and fat, however the fat in it is b ....
Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup
Recipe# 33961
11 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Thai soups are either coconut-milk based or thin and clear flavoured with lemon grass and pepper. This thin clear soup is well-endowed with taste as well as therapeutic properties-especially if you have a cold or a sore throat. Soya sauce, garlic, and pepper add a nice tarty flavour making it ....
Mini Low-cal Pita Pockets  ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35015
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pockets of joy to pep up your parties! pita bread made with whole wheat flour and filled with chickpeas patties are teamed up with healthy bread mayonnaise and veggies for a wholesome, low-cal experience. While regular pita pockets contain approximately 250 calories, these contain only 123 each.
Mushroom Croustadas ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35018
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Lose yourself in this low-cal caribbean starter of wheat buns stuffed with a striking combo of mushrooms and spring onions. Though made of very simple ingredients, the outcome tastes amazing and healthy, with ample iron, fibre and vitamin c.
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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
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
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