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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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Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
Paneer Phudina Tikkis
Recipe# 7458
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Use low fat paneer and minimal oil to cook these light and elegant tikkis, guaranteed to keep you going till lunch or dinner.
Paneer Tamatar Paratha
Recipe# 32997
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Paneer, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion Soup
Recipe# 4632
13 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, some soups taste so heavenly you cannot believe they do not have any butter or cream in them! The Paneer, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion Soup is one such simple yet pleasing soup made without adding any unnecessary fat. It is enriched with paneer and bean sprouts, making it an excellent so ....
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 ....
Peas and Potato Salad
Recipe# 33695
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes bathed in a creamy curd-based dressing, this salad is truly irresistible. Dill gives the dressing a pleasant but unique flavour, which is what transforms this simple salad of green peas and potatoes into an exotic treat. Mustard powder adds a touch of spice to this fabulous Peas an ....
Phudina Gobi
Recipe# 5657
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The famous Phudina Aloo needs no introduction. An extremely most popular starter, it is well-known for its irresistible flavour and also notorious for the amount of starch in it. Here, we have tweaked this favourite recipe to make use of healthy cauliflower instead of potatoes. Phudina Gobi makes an ....
Pineapple Cucumber and Celery Salad ( Multi Vitamin Recipe)
Recipe# 35088
17 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumbers and pineapples are juicy, refreshing and rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, fibre and water. These foods help in cleansing the system, maintaining body temperature, and hydrate the body. Chopping them up for this salad is a great way begin a meal and ensure that you don’t pile on too ma ....
Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 758
31 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
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Quick Tomato Rasam, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42030
13 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Tomato Rasam is a quick, low-salt version of the ever-popular South Indian Rasam, made suitable for those with high blood pressure. A vibrant masala that combines everyday spices in apt proportions gives the tomato-based rasam an appetizing flavour and irresistible aroma. Garlic is kno ....
Radish Tofu Parathas
Recipe# 22406
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ah, the very mention of Mooli ka Paratha makes one's mouth water! To pep up this already interesting recipe I've added tofu to it. Radish has a high water-content. So, if you keep it aside for long, the stuffing will become watery and the Parathas will become soggy. To avoid this, add salt to the st ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon sna ....
Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani delicacies are traditionally laden with ghee but not to worry, for here is a healthier version! chana dal helps to thicken the dal and imparts body to the dish. Add amchur as per your taste, more if you like it sour, else just a little.
Ratatouille with Herbed Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33752
04 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ratatouille is a famous vegetable delicacy from Italy, made using zucchini, brinjal and tomatoes. It is usually served with rice or pasta. For a change, I have served it with diabetic-friendly kodri flavoured with mixed herbs. Use fresh herbs as they are flavourful and aromatic and ensure the true t ....
Raw Papaya and Cabbage Stir-fry
Recipe# 7447
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A low calorie, low sodium stir-fry to suit the Indian palate! Grated raw papaya, shredded cabbage and thinly sliced capsicum emerge as a perfect team in this recipe, complementing each other in looks, flavour and texture. Flavoured with a traditional tempering, the lip-smacking Raw Papaya and Cabbag ....
Red Garlic Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas )
Recipe# 1656
07 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although red in colour, the red garlic chutney is not fiery. The use of coconut moderates the spiciness of this chutney, making it suitable for all. The use of tamarind pulp is very important to balance the taste of coconut and garlic, and ensure that you add the suggested quantity.
Red Pepper Triangles with Italian Relish ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34727
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The bright red-coloured peppers, the multi-flavoured topping featuring a thoughtful combination of olives, parsley and paneer with lemon—all these highlight the unmistakeable italian identity of this low-cal starter!
Ringna Vatana
Recipe# 6425
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Marinated brinjals combine with green peas to make an interesting subzi! Ringna Vatana makes use of both a spice powder mix and a onion-coriander paste, to make the dish double peppy! Remember to use large brinjals to make this subzi, and cut them into slightly big pieces so they will not become mus ....
Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40899
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique salad of roasted mushrooms and crunchy, colourful capsicums, flavoured with peppy herbs and tangy lemon juice. Roasting the mushrooms gives them a brilliant flavour and texture, which makes this salad very different and quite irresistible too. Moreover, mushrooms and capsicum are both ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
19 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
rotla recipe | bajra rotla | Gujarati style bajra rotla | healthy pearl millet roti | with amazing 17 images. rotla also called bajra rotla
Schezuan Style Stir-fried Vegetables ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33781
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Popular as it might be, I am sure you must be striking off Schezuan-style stir-fries from your personal menu as it is most often laden with oodles of oil. This one is made with just 2 tsp of oil and uses loads of veggies, making it not just visually-appealing but also strikingly tasty and spicy! ....
Singapore Rice Noodles ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33784
20 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
No Chinese menu can ever be complete without noodles. Perhaps it wouldn’t wrong to say that noodles are to Chinese cuisine what pasta is to an Italian meal! I suggest you use rice noodles instead of refine ....
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 7453
10 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without ....
Soya Methi Garlic Naan
Recipe# 38084
29 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The chewiness of plain flour naan can be quite tiresome after a helping! This sumptuous Soya Methi Garlic Naan made of fenugreek leaves and soya flour is not only rich in iron and low in calories, but also more enjoyable, with loads of garlic that not only imparts a nice flavour but also aids in red ....
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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
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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
Diabetic recipes
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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
Diabetic recipes
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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
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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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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