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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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Soya Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 36899
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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As a fitting end to a feisty dinner, try these soya-charged pancakes, which are made with whole wheat flour and served with strawberry sauce. An ideal combination of all your favorite foods to be enjoyed whole-heartedly by all including diabetics! Freshly made sauce enhances the classical effe ....
Colocassia Leaf Raita, Healthy Arbi Ke Patte Raita
Recipe# 36055
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Colocassia leaves are a common ingredient in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. It is used to make wadi, paatra, and other such tasty dishes. Here is another tasty dish using this diabetic-friendly ingredient. Yo ....
Low Calorie White Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 35331
20 Aug 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
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White sauce is frequently used in continental cuisine. Here is a low calorie version of white sauce which made healthy by the use of cauliflower for creaminess and whole wheat flour instead of the refined plain flour. Enjoy using this white sauce without the guilt for making your favourites dishes l ....
Pizza Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 35332
20 Aug 08

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A classic italian recipe. This is a blend of harmonious flavors of ripe tomatoes with onion, peppercorns and oregano. I often make large quantities of this sauce when tomatoes are in season and freeze it in an air-tight container. That way i am always ready to serve pizza in a hurry. You can use thi ....
Bengali Masoor Dal
Recipe# 38810
03 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple, every day dal from the Bengali repertoire, you can whip up masoor dal even when you are in a rush, to serve along with rice or roti. A dash of the traditi ....
Soya Methi Theplas
Recipe# 38845
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Very famous gujarati delicacy that is usually made with wheat flour and besan, i modified with adding soya flour and it yet tastes the same. Methi is the key ingredient that imparts the unique taste of theplas and mask the flavour of soya flour. Fresh curds renders softness to the theplas, make them ....
Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 39611
23 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Are you on a diet, and feeling forlorn about not being able to have buttery grilled potato sandwiches? Well, this Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich is so tasty you will never feel tempted to reach for such unhealthy sandwiches again. With fibre plus protein rich sprouts and loads of veggies sautéed w ....
How To Roast Sunflower Seeds
Recipe# 42376
01 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Roasted Sunflower Seeds are a healthy and tasty addition to your kitchen shelf. You can just pop a few into your mouth, add them to mouth-fresheners or sprinkle them over salads and subzis to add a unique crunch and appreciable nutritional value too. Sunflower seeds are rich in
Healthy Stuffed Luchi
Recipe# 42392
31 Jan 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Luchi is an ever-popular Bengali breakfast. It is usually made with maida and deep-fried, but here we have made a healthier version with whole wheat flour dough, stuffed with green moong dal perked up with roasted and powdered spices. The stuffed luchi is the ....
Vendhayam Godhumai Rava, Broken Wheat and Methi Meal
Recipe# 42525
07 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An exquisite and rare combination of broken wheat, green moong dal, fenugreek and garlic gives this South Indian dish a unique flavour and rustic mouth-feel. It also scores high in terms of nutrition as broken wheat is
Healthy Granola Mix
Recipe# 42535
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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This granola mix is the perfect healthy snack made of rolled oats, honey (if vegan use maple syrup), walnuts, almonds, cacoa nibs and coconut oil. It is inexpensive and not at all smeared with sugar like the store bought ones. The medley of flavors con ....
Ragi Puttu, Healthy Kerala Homemade Ragi Puttu for Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42540
24 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Puttu is one of the most famous breakfast dishes of Kerala. It is made with flours of grains like red rice, ragi, corn, etc. Of these, the Ragi Puttu tastes and looks the best. The alternating layers of coconut and brownish ragi look simply awes ....
Rajgira  Buckwheat Brown Rice Flour Khakhra
Recipe# 42547
14 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Khakhra is one of the handiest snacks to have whenever you feel the need for a quick bite! It is also filling, so you can even take it along in your tiffin box. Guess what, the khakhra also provides a wonderful opportunity to sneak in a lo ....
Palong Shaak, Healthy Bengali Subzi
Recipe# 42607
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This recipe brings to you the flavors of Bengal. The traditional tempering of spices gives a flavorful aroma to the delicious Palong Shaak. It has a distinctive mouth feel with an amazing taste of the traditional mustard oil used in the preparation. Spinach a ....
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes, kidney problems or
Baked Buckwheat Puri, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42660
14 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Who doesn’t like puris? It is a hard blow to puri–lovers when doctors tell them to go on a diet that omits deep-fried foods. Here is an awesome Baked Buckwheat Puri, which lets you have fun hand-in-hand with a cartload of health benefits too. We have used buckwheat to make this healthy snack as ....
Bulgur Wheat Pulao, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42661
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This yummy pulao is so tasty that you won’t feel the absence of rice in it! Made of nutritious bulgur wheat, teamed up with a horde of veggies, this pulao is pleasantly-spiced and has a nice mouth-feel too. Bulgur wheat, also known as broken wheat, is loaded with
Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad
Recipe# 3601
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Simple, quick and easy, this salad can be prepared in minutes. Capsicum is a much ignored salad vegetable that has been combined with lots of colours and flavours which perfectly complements the delicate flavour of sweet lime. This salad is a great accompaniment for a continental main course and i ....
Recipe# 16038
08 Aug 05

 
 
by sarojagrao
No reviews
Prepare Methi leaves bath: for diabetics to help improve their sugar levels and enhance their energy levels. Find a selection of recipe ideas, home remedies and kitchen tips at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 35984
27 Jan 12

 
 
by damyantiben
No reviews
For pink health eat lots of greens. Methi leaves combined with other nutrients is a bittery healthy treat for all.
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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
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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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04 Jul 18 10:33 AM
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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
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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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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
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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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01 Sep 17 03:40 PM