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Diabetic Starters & Snacks recipes


Last Updated : Jan 09,2019



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Diabetic Snacks, Diabetic Indian Starters Recipes 

diabetic snacks. diabetic vegetarian snacks. When we think of snacks and in relation to diabetics, then they have to be healthy. For diabetics and healthy living, it's important to have small regular meals all through the day. By eating a big breakfast, lunch and dinner is not the healthy way to go. Break your meals into 2 to 3 hours and have some healthy snacks.

Diabetics need to snack often as they don't as by having a large gap between meals will cause a drop in blood sugar level. So eat small frequent snacks between your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

South Indian diabetic snacks

South Indian snacks, while being fairly nutritious are often not suitable for diabetics. Instead of Idli we have green moong dal and vegetable idli recipe where rice is replaced by wholesome moong dal and vegetables. 

Adai is a crisp golden dosa made of rice and mixed dal. We have modified this popular South Indian breakfast recipe to use broken wheat with dals to make a healthy diabetic adai recipe.

Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe

Oats based diabetic snacks

Oats contain Magnesium that helps in improving insulin response and they are rich in fibre. So using oats in your snacks is good. Oats and moong dal tikki is a fibre and protein rich snack for diabetics. 

Remove rice which is high in simple carbohydrates and use oats in healthy oats dosa recipe

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

3 great ingredients for diabetics : ragi + oats + whole wheat flour combine to make ragi and oats cracker with cucumber dip. The dip is made from low fat curds and cucumber. 

Karela in Diabetic Snacks

Karela is the number one go to ingredient for diabetics and we all struggle to eat it due to the strong bitter flavour. So try our karela tikki recipe which is made with low fat paneer, carrot and green peas. Have this with diabetic friendly garlic tomato chutney.

Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki RecipeKarela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe

Karela, garlic and onions form the base for these steamed karela muthai recipe

Sprouts used in Diabetic Snacks

Sprouts are low in calories, high in fibre and good for diabetics. We have created moong sprouts and spring onion tikkis which are bound together with oats. 

Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion TikkiMoong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki

Take a whole wheat roti and stuff it with methi and moong sprouts to make a healthy methi and moong sprouts wrap recipe

Enjoy our  Diabetic Snacks and other diabetic articles below.  

Diabetic Recipes
Diabetes and Healthy Heart
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Recipes, Diet
Diabetes and Kidney friendly
Diabetic Accompaniments
Diabetic Soups
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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Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
Today

 
 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 ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
02 Jan 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 ....
Mint and Masoor Tikkis
Recipe# 3489
14 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
17 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Neither a roti nor a dosa, the Maharashtrian thalipeeth is a wonderful snack that must be savoured to be understood! This Nutritious Thalipeeth is made of a combination of flours, vegetables and spice powders, which together make it a rich source of iron, fibre and folic acid. Sumptuous and filling, ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 37842
02 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a simple yet tasty Maharashtrian delicacy that can be rustled up in a jiffy to enrich your diet with iron, folic acid and zinc too. Zinc plays an important role in maintaining your immunity levels, and also lends a stunning glow to your skin. Just make sure you serve the Pitla immedia ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Green Pea Pancakes
Recipe# 3508
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy these crisp yet spongy pancakes early in the morning before starting your day. The combination of green peas with moong dal helps to enhance the fibre and protein content of this recipe. Serve hot, with carrot garlic chutney.
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of so ....
Healthy Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42521
24 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Idli and Dosas need no introduction. One of the most famous South Indian breakfast or snack dishes, the dosa is quite versatile ....
Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe
Recipe# 22273
14 Feb 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 carrot and low-fat paneer to make these surprisingly delicious tikkis. Serve with ....
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 ....
Grilled Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42302
05 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it’s mind-blowing how the simplest of cooking procedures and the most minimal ingredients yield the tastiest of foods! Here, if you look at this super-healthy starter, the mushrooms are grilled with olive oil and minimally seasoned with salt and pepper. Yet, the outcome is so tasty th ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
09 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is the perfect pair for your evening tea. Easy and quick, it is also healthy. Tasty by itself, this Moong Dal and Paneer Chila requires no accompaniment, which makes it easy to serve as an
Alasanda Vada
Recipe# 42526
26 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chawli is often used in subzis , but rare is a snack using this nutritious bean! Here is a traditional recipe from Andhra cuisine that uses boiled chawli to make scrumptious vadas. While the original version is deep-fried, this recipe of Alasanda ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla
Recipe# 3547
17 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
Multigrain Healthy Cracker, Lactose Free
Recipe# 42338
17 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a delectable lactose-free snack that all of you are sure to fall in love with! Loaded with the goodness of wholesome flours and flaxseeds powder, this Multigrain Healthy Cracker tastes so awesome even without using butter or any type of dairy product. You can enjoy it with tea, or car ....
Ghugni, Bengali Style Diabetic Snack
Recipe# 41176
07 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A Bengali style recipe which is enjoyed as a snack by most. Not being cooked in too much oil, it is healthy. The masalas and the final touch of coriander, on the other hand, adds to the appeal and taste. It's quite satiating thus avoiding munching on other ....
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
16 Apr 18

 
 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
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 1439
17 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Karela Muthias
Recipe# 3511
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low C ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
12 Apr 15

 
 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 ....
Moong Dal Waffles with Stir-fried Vegetables
Recipe# 22287
03 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Simple but elegant touches make this a recipe to cherish! There is nothing uncommon about waffles topped with stir-fried veggies, but when the waffles are given an Indian touch by making them with a methi flavoured moong batter, it becomes a treat with a difference. Not only that, the delectab ....
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Diabetic Starters & Snacks
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 on 12 Oct 18 07:57 AM


Diabetic Starters & Snacks
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 on 20 Nov 17 12:57 AM


Made chana dal pancakes and carrot garlic chutney as a friend who is diabetic was coming round. Both items are so tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed them. In some of your recipes you use a cup as measurement. How much would that be in grams for flour. Thank you
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pushpa, . Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. And also 1 cup measures approx 200gms. Happy Cooking!
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20 Nov 17 04:31 PM