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Diabetic Starters & Snacks recipes


Last Updated : Feb 16,2019



डायबिटिक स्टार्टस् और स्नेकस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diabetic Starters & Snacks recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટાર્ટસ્ અને સ્નૅક્સ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diabetic Starters & Snacks recipes in Gujarati)

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.  

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Diabetic Soups
Diabetic Breakfast
Diabetic Dals & Khadis
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Diabetic Drinks / Beverages
Diabetic International Recipes
Diabetic Rice, Khichdi and Biryani
Diabetic Rotis and Parathas
Diabetic Salads & Raitas
Diabetic Subzis


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Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
Today

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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
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
Yesterday

 
 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 ....
Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 37842
19 Apr 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 ....
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Recipe# 42162
18 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is one of the most popular South Indian snacks. It is a slightly thicker pancake compared to dosas, and is made with a spicy batter of rice and pulses. Here, we have made a modern variant using crushed oats. The Oats Adai is quick and easy to make, ....
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
Recipe# 22270
13 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a very popular snack in parts of South India, where it is served as Breakfast or as supper. Traditionally, this dosa-like snack is made with a batter of rice and lentils, flavoured with chillies, pepper and other ingredients. In this diabetic-fri ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
12 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
10 Apr 19

 
 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, ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ingredients you never would have thought of combining come together in an exciting new fashion, in this brilliant recipe! Absolutely healthy, this Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza is so tasty you won’t even realise it does not contain cheese. The main reason for this super taste is the fabulous homemade pizza ....
Healthy Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42521
02 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
29 Jan 19

 
 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
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
05 Apr 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
28 Mar 19

 
 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
08 Apr 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 ....
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 ....
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
16 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe
Recipe# 22273
29 Mar 19

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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 ....
Horlicks Oats and Vegetable Pancakes
Recipe# 40637
16 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Great to have for breakfast or as a quick evening snack , the Horlicks Oats and Vegetable Pancakes are made with a combination of oats and healthy flours, reinforced with an assortment of juicy ....
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 ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
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 Dhoklas
Recipe# 5282
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health. Here is a ....
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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