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डायबिटिक रेसिपी, मधुमेह 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.

 Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup

 Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup

 diabetic salads like Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad.

 Chatpata Chawli and Fruit Salad

 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

How To Make Karela JuiceHow To Make Karela Juice

 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.

 Baked Buckwheat Puri, Low Salt Recipe

 Baked Buckwheat Puri, Low Salt Recipe

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….

 Oats and Orange Rabdi, Diabetic FriendlyOats and Orange Rabdi, Diabetic Friendly

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.

Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer)

Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make 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.

 Garlicky Hummus

 Garlicky Hummus

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

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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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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 ....
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!
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 ....
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 ....
Apple Pancake, Healthy Diabetic Dessert Recipe
Recipe# 33702
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aroma of apples stewed with cinnamon is just too hard to resist! The fruity and spicy aroma and flavour are guaranteed to delight the taste buds. While this combo has proved its worth in many forms ranging from pies to cakes, here we have harnessed it to make a delightfully tasty but easy de ....
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 ....
Aubergine Au Gratin, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33698
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Au gratin - the name says it all. A dish covered with a healthy sauce, whole wheat bread crumbs and mozarella cheese and then baked. It is usually served form the dish in which it is baked. Submerge yourself in this divinely baked dish to please your taste buds occasionally. Try other
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 ....
Bean Sprouts and Vegetable Salad, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33666
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The moment you glance through this recipe, you will surely notice that all the ingredients are healthy ones – broccoli, bean sprouts, lettuce, one beats the other in healthiness! Broccoli is rich in vitamin C and
Bruschettas ( Healthy Diabetic Cooking )
Recipe# 33654
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cubes of firm ripe red tomatoes marinated in olive oil, combined with fresh aromatic basil leaves topped on crispy bruschettas, serve as starters that can liven up any dinner party! To get the full flavour, marinate the topping well. Ensure that you deseed the tomatoes; else the topping will become ....
Burritos ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33644
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
With or without rajma, with one stuffing or the other, burritos are always a great option for a weekend snack as much as for a party – it is quite a meal in itself. You can have a free hand with the stuffing and experiment with choices of your own – just ensure that they are healthy! You must ....
Caramelised Capsicum Crostini ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 32516
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crostini is a small toast topped with a variety of ingredients, which is served as an appetiser. Native to Tuscany, the crostini range offers several classic toppings to choose from. This one consists of caramelised pepper and olives that are bound with cheese, used atop crusty whole wheat bread. ....
Clear Vegetable Soup with Tofu, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33665
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This soup is not just easy and tasty but also convenient… since you can make it using whatever vegetables you can lay your hands on. You can even replace vegetable stock with the vegetable stock cubes available in the market. A light soup full of the goodness of tofu and vegetables, it is low in ....
Corn and Spinach Cream Cracker Snack, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33697
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Popeye the sailor could never do without a dose of spinach. You too can experience the magic of this super ingredient in this dish. It is a sure-shot hit at cocktail parties as well! Cream crackers are lower in calories and hence good for diabetics – they are infinitely better than biscuits made ....
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 ....
Healthy Oondhiya, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33681
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Startling though it may seem, here is a wonderful and healthy modification of the famous festive Gujarati dish which is ordinarily loaded with oil! I've cut down on the oil as well as the invisible fat that comes from coconuts. I’ve also used vegetables like ....
Italiano Salad ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33653
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This oregano-flavoured tangy, crunchy macaroni salad is an evergreen favourite with pasta lovers. The dressing features an interesting combination of ingredients like herbs, garlic, chilli flakes, pine nuts and lemon juice. Unlike the oily nature of most dressings, this healthier option uses o ....
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 ....
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. ....
Mixed Fruit Shrikhand, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33703
20 Aug 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is no longer out of reach of diabetics! This delectable Mixed Fruit Shrikhand keeps the fat in check by using low-fat curds and replacing sugar with sugar substitute. Apart from bringing in ample nutrients, the fruits also increase the fibre count of this dessert. Try and avoid peeling ....
Mushroom and Tri Capsicum Pizza ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33658
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Replete with the three hues of capsicum, this pizza is as much a visual treat as it is a culinary one! Readymade pizza bases are made using refined flour (maida), which is very unhealthy, but here is a delectable, healthy option made with wholemeal pizza bases, that not even the diet-conscious can d ....
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 ....
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 ....
Paneer, Mushrooms and Capsicum Satay, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33667
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The capsicums and paneer contribute a refreshing medley of colours and thereby a visual appeal to this healthy and tasty satay. This is a slightly-heavy snack that goes well with a hot and sweet dip. The dip is quite spicy, but if you want it spicier you can add more red chilli flakes! Peanu ....
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Diabetic recipes
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Diabetic recipes
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 on 13 Jun 20 07:00 PM


1. Am Maj MS Jamwal Retd here. 57 Yrs 76 Kg 5 Ft 10 inches & Have BP/Hypertension & have developed type 2 Diabetes. 2. Can you design a healthy recipe of Meals in a day. Or Do you have a book on Healthy & Tasty Recipy options for Type 2 Diabites. 3. Kindly let me know names of the books & their cost As also-- --Let me know if I can get the books online? Or --Pl give me names of the stores in Jodhpur that I can buy these books on. Warn Regards Thanks Magdeshwar
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Tarla Dalal    Yes we have books for diabetes and high BP... Delicious Diabetes Cookbook, Good Food for Diabetes, Diabetic Snacks and High Blood Pressure Cookbook. You can buy these books from any big bookstore in Jodhpur.
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18 Jun 20 12:28 PM
Diabetic recipes
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 on 03 May 20 04:46 PM


Thanks for the enlightening recipes.kindly spell out what fruits should b avoided for a diabetic person Rgds
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Tarla Dalal    The fruits which need to be avoided are banana, custard apple, mango and chickoo with grapes and watermelon in moderation. However if you wish to enjoy the fruits in avoid list occasionally, you can adjust the amount of carbs in it with some other food in the same meal as per your dietitian''s advise.
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05 May 20 08:16 AM
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Nrusingha, glad you liked our collection of Indian diabetic recipes.
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21 Feb 20 03:37 PM
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 on 24 Jan 20 02:17 PM


All recipes are good. Please let me know if there is any book published for these recipes? Would love to buy one.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback.. keep visiting our website for more updates..
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28 Jan 20 05:29 PM
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 on 15 Jan 20 12:05 PM


Very good and effective suggestions. Thanks a lot for the timely help. I follow strictly and let you know sugar levels after 10 days. High regards. Sastry, Bangalore
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback.
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15 Jan 20 04:36 PM
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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
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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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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
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