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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Cabbage and Dal Parathas
Recipe# 22309
09 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This one dish meal is a great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables. A horde of other ingredients like mint leaves, fennel seeds, amchur, ginger and finely chopped onions enhance the taste of these parathas. Cabbage being low in sodium and potassium is quite beneficial for those with
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe
Recipe# 42231
05 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Next time you decide to make dal, reach out to the jar of urad and make this tasty Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe! Subtly flavoured with curds and a dash of spices, this dal has a homely but very satiating taste. You can prepare this dish earlier on, but bef ....
Paneer Kheer (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7471
12 Apr 15

 
 
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 o ....
Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
03 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Although the original idli itself is quite nutritious, this innovative version is even more wholesome and filling. Oats idli replaces rice with oats, to help reduce the fat content and keep cholesterol levels in check. You can also add some boiled veggies to the batter to enhance the fibre content f ....
Coriander Green Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 4695
23 Feb 19

 
 
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 ....
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila
Recipe# 4652
15 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
29 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Also known as Chilli Guava, this recipe is part and parcel of our childhood memories! This Healthy Guava Snack is crunchy and super tasty, while also being extremely nutritious, which makes it a wonderful snack for kids and adults alike! Guava is a very good source of
Sugarfree Strawberry Ice-cream
Recipe# 3479
28 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Relish this delicious ice-cream when fresh strawberries are in season. This rich, creamy, ice-cream is made with reduced milk, thickened with cornflour and sweetened with a sugar substitute. You will need to add less sugar substitute if the fruit you use is ripe and sweet. Taste the ice-cream mixtu ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
Recipe# 40603
06 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Varagu Upma
Recipe# 3509
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fibre is rich version of upma that is good for a diabetic breakfast. This recipe cooks varagu in yoghurt gravy that is tempered with urad dal and green chillies and other subtle spices. Varagu is not a very commonly used cereal. It resembles larger grains of rava (semolina), but is healthier than ....
Masala Chawli
Recipe# 3883
09 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect recipe to awaken your senses on a lazy winter’s day! Masala Chawli is packed with flavour and radiates an irresistible aroma! While the tomato pulp and fenugreek leaves impart a rich taste to the cooked cow peas, an aromatic mint paste carries the recipe to an unsurpassed level of gastro ....
Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
05 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
05 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
09 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma. Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too. You just ....
Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 3501
27 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish. As the name says, it is an interesting combination of five varieties of dhan (dals) and saak (vegetables) perked with spices to give it a mouth-watering taste. Being loaded with vegetables this dish is no ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Mint and Masoor Tikkis
Recipe# 3489
28 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way of combining an unusual leafy vegetable like mint and a pulse like masoor. As i have used only 1 teaspoon of oil to cook these tikkis, they are really amazing being moreover relatively light in terms of calories as compared to the deep fried tikkis which are loaded with oil. Serve ....
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Diabetic recipes
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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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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