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Last Updated : May 18,2020



पीसीओएस आहार, पीसीओएस रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (PCOS recipes in Hindi)
પીસીઓએસ રેસિપિ, પીસીઓએસ આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (PCOS recipes in Gujarati)

PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes

PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes. Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition in which multiple cysts are formed on a woman’s ovaries due to over-production of hormones. The symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, weight gain, increased facial hair growth and acne.

If the symptoms are not controlled, it can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. PCOS is also one of the leading causes of infertility among women in their reproductive years. Although doctors prescribe medicines, no treatment for PCOS can be successful without proper changes in diet and lifestyle. Weight management is important to increase insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.

Chana Dal PancakesChana Dal Pancakes

Foods that fight PCOS

Brightly-coloured fruits and veggies: Include brightly coloured fruits and vegetables as they are great sources of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Brightly-coloured vegetables like carrot, tomatoes and capsicum are a rich source of antioxidants and should be a part of the PCOS diet.

Antioxidants help in scavenging free radicals that are formed due to insulin resistance. Try vegetable recipes like Khumbh Palak, Suva palak methi sabzi, Gavarfali ki sabzi,  and Masala Karela that are low in calories but rich in nutrients. Look here for  a full list of Indian pcos recipes

Khumbh PalakKhumbh Palak

Low Glycemic Index (Low GI) fruits: Oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit, and other low Glycemic index fruits can be consumed in their whole form along with the fibre, which helps in controlling blood sugar levels.

Use your creativity to make recipes like karela juice and Orange, Grapefruit and Mint Salad.

How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes

Nuts and seeds: Have a few (4 or 5) nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios, and seeds such as chia seeds (energy chia seeds drink woth lime and honey)and flaxseeds ( garlic flaxseed chutney), which have plenty of protein and healthy fats.

Try Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip, homemade almond butter,  as a healthy snack.

Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip (Healthy Snack)
Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip (Healthy Snack)

Whole grains and sprouts: Include whole grain cereals and pulses such as oats, quinoa, rajma, moong, black chana, ragi, jowar flour, buckwheat and sprouts of your choice. Being rich in fibre, these foods slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream, thereby slowing insulin resistance.

Try healthy recipes like Broken Wheat Upma, ragi roti, bajra roti or Quinoa Dosa for lunch or pcos breakfast recipes.

Bajra RotiBajra Roti


7 Food groups not to have to avoid PCOS

If you have PCOS or want to live a healthy life, then follow the guidelines below.

1. High Glycemic Index (high GI) foods: Foods which have a high GI cause an immediate spike in blood sugar levels and must be avoided. These foods include rice, potatoes, white bread, cakes and pastries.

2. Dairy: Milk can cause an increase in acne, which is a symptom of PCOS. Dairy foods may also increase testosterone levels and cause the symptoms to worsen. However, it is best to take your doctor’s or dietitian’s advice regarding the consumption of milk. If you can tolerate curds, buttermilk and yoghurt, it is good to consume these as they are rich in calcium. Start by introducing small portions of milk products to see if there is any effect on your symptoms.

3. Soy Products: Completely avoid soy and soy products as it is proven that these delay ovulation. Avoiding soy products is especially important for women who are trying to conceive.

4. Bad Fats: Cut down your intake of saturated fats, trans-fats and hydrogenated fats such as margarine, butter and ghee as these can cause weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.

5.  Refined Foods: These are to be totally deleted from the diet. So knock out the pizzas, burgers, breads and biscuits.

6.  Processed Foods: These contain preservatives, chemicals and harmful additives and can cause additional

7. Sugary Products: All sorts of sweets, ice-creams and desserts have to be avoided.

Enjoy our PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes and other PCOS articles below. 

PCOS Breakfast recipes
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PCOS Indian recipes
PCOS Weight Loss recipes


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Healthy Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42521
19 Jul 20

 
 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 ....
Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 39015
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another unusual combination with fantastic results! offset the somewhat bland taste and colour of muskmelon in this juice by adding vibrantly hued oranges and carrots.
Mooli Jowar ki Roti
Recipe# 4778
25 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jowar has a rustic and homely flavour, which you will start preferring over even wheat flour once you develop a taste for it. Here, we have reinforced the jowar flour with grated mooli, which gives a splendid flavour and aroma upon cooking. Not only that, the moisture from the mooli keeps the Mooli ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
24 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
27 Mar 20

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Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach
Recipe# 22453
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Urad Dal with Spinach is a sumptuous accompaniment to Indian breads with the distinct flavour of caraway seeds. Teamed up with onions, tomatoes and green chillies for volume and flavour, this unusual mix of urad dal and spinach carries a healthy dose of B-complex vitamins. For a truly fulfilli ....
Mysore Barley Dosa
Recipe# 42718
28 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal and Suva Subzi
Recipe# 22212
03 Mar 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The unique taste of suva, fortified by moong dal and spiced with green chillies makes this subzi a must-try. Suva and tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and iron, while moong dal provides the necessa ....
Cabbage Foogath
Recipe# 32849
14 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry
Recipe# 7448
12 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A typical South Indian way of preparing French beans, perked up with soaked chana dal and flavoured with a traditional tempering. The chana dal helps provide crunch and volume to the stir-fry, as a low glycemic index alternative to other supplementary ingredients like coconut. While most vegetables ....
Zucchini and Carrot Pancake
Recipe# 38986
06 Feb 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini combines with carrots to make an unusual, colourful, and attractive pancake that will tickle the taste buds. Serve with ketchup or a chutney of your choice. Smaller versions can also be served as a party snack.
Garlicky Oats and Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 4223
06 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous mixed vegetable soup has sharp accents of onion and garlic, which make it quite an exciting start to the meal. In one smart turn, this soup is thickened with rolled oats rather than starchy options like corn flour or plain flour. This not only makes the soup healthy and fibre-ri ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
10 Feb 20

 
 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 ....
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 40748
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds. Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
05 Jan 20

 
 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 ....
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
14 Jul 20

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ragi dosa recipe | nachni dosa | finger millet dosa | healthy ragi dosa | with 28 amazing images. Ragi dosa also known as nachni dosa ....
Broken Wheat Upma, Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 4650
23 Jun 20

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broken wheat upma recipe | dalia upma | healthy dalia upma | godi upma | with amazing images. Wanting to try something healthier for breakfast? We have given the regular
Moong Dal and Paneer Chilla
Recipe# 5645
15 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
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Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra
Recipe# 822
04 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
methi khakhra | whole wheat methi khakhra | gujarati methi khakhra | fenugreek flat bread | with 20 amazing images. methi khakhra made of whole wheat, these
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
12 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
10 Sep 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 ....
Matki Sabzi
Recipe# 41565
01 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Recipe# 4665
04 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rice and moong dal idli | rice and green gram idli | rice and green moong dal and urad dal idli| with 30 amazing images. Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
01 May 20

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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 ....
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 on 17 Jul 20 08:13 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Afreen thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
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19 Jul 20 03:14 PM
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 on 26 Jul 19 11:30 AM


Thanks for sharing these PCOS recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
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28 Jul 19 10:01 AM