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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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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
16 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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
02 Apr 19

 
 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
05 Apr 19

 
 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
Sprouts and Palak Idli
Recipe# 42674
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
But for the fact that it is steamed in an idli mould, the Sprouts and Palak Idli has nothing else in common with the traditional rice and urad idli, because it has an excitingly different taste and mouth-feel. Very soft and spongy, the Sprouts and Palak Idli is addictively delicious. The batter of m ....
Low Fat Chaas Recipe , Indian Low Fat Buttermilk
Recipe# 42744
06 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
When you come back home on a hot summer’s afternoon, grab a glass of Low Fat Chaas from the fridge. Relax on a couch, sip on it for a couple of minutes, and feel your body regain its lost splendour. Indeed, Low Fat Indian Buttermilk is one of the most popular Indian summer coolants. It is not on ....
Healthy Kadhi, Low Fat Kadhi Recipe
Recipe# 42751
25 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kadhi is one of the most popular Indian main course dishes. Made of curd, thickened with besan, and spiced up in different variants, the kadhi kind of refreshes your taste buds and helps loosen the food you eat it with. Each region has its own variant of
Virgin Mary ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33659
08 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Strange as it may sound, the most important aspect of this drink is that the glasses’ rim must be coated with salt! The salted rim gives an amazing feeling while sipping this drink. Do not forget to garnish it with lemon slices. Tomatoes, of course, are rich in folic acid and vitamins A and C, ....
Karela Tikkis in Kadhai Chole, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33679
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Though unpleasantly bitter, karela tops the list of diabetes-friendly foods. It contains 'gurmarin', a polypeptide that works like insulin in our body and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Combine karela with carrots and paneer to make these surprisingly delicious tikkis. You will benefit fr ....
Spicy Kokum Drink, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33683
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kokum is a traditional favourite in many parts of south and western India, and the condiment is quite famous for the indigenous sol kadhi. Here is an age-old recipe for an appetizer that is believed to unfailingly make every drinker hungry, so it is best to serve this before a meal! It is al ....
Talumein Soup, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 33684
20 Aug 08

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Relax with a cup of Talumein Soup and revel in its amazingly balanced flavours. The more the vegetables, the healthier the soup, so do not hold back on that front and throw in all the veggies you can lay your hands on. Ensure that the vegetables are crunchy and not overcooked as over-cooked ....
Paneer and Baby Corn Stir Fry, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33687
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
I have modified this traditional Chinese delight a wee bit to suit the diabetic constitution! You can further vary the spices according to your taste, or even use schezuan sauce instead of soya sauce for a variation. Low fat paneer can be ....
Almond Vegetable Stir- Fry, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33689
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Hmm, almonds? Am i kidding? no, despite belonging to the nut family and having its share of quirks, almonds have their share of health benefits – they lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Note that I've used toasted almonds and not fried them, so as to keep a chec ....
Nacho Stir-fry ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33646
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A grand favourite with everyone, these chips can be conveniently made in advance and had with salsa… or you can go for quick stir-fry nachos like this. Since cheesy nachos are a no-no for diabetics, I have added value to the nachos by stir-frying with nutritious vegetables. You will no longer ....
Methi Tofu
Recipe# 22431
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methi peps up even the simplest of dishes! This is no exception. Add salt to the methi and squeeze it well to remove the inherent bitterness of the methi leaves. You can even salt and squeeze the methi and store it in the freezer for days or even months; just defrost and use whenever you want. Just ....
Dal Kabila, Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 32505
20 Aug 08

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The mughals made use of every kind of dal they knew to prepare mouth-watering dishes such as this one. Made with urad dal (or split black lentils), this dal gains its colour and spiciness from the whole kashmiri red chillies. This dal should be eaten hot as it tends to become thick and mushy whe ....
Lemon Grass Spicy Vegetables, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 32510
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Crunchy, healthy veggies in a spicy lemongrass flavoured gravy, the goodness of this dish is further enhanced by the presence of low-cal, iron-rich, fibrous tofu. While freshly-made paste has an unbeatable charm of its own, you can also make it in advance and store, to make this dish quicker. ....
Dieter's White Sauce
Recipe# 22533
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A basic white sauce recipe made with plain flour, milk and butter. Here it is made healthy by the use of cauliflower/ bottle gourd, low fat milk and using whole wheat flour instead of the plain flour without compromising with the taste. Enjoy making different dishes using this white sauce without th ....
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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