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Last Updated : Aug 21,2023

डायबिटीज के लिए डेजर्ट - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diabetic Desserts recipes in Hindi)
ડાયાબિટીક ડૅઝર્ટસ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diabetic Desserts recipes in Gujarati)

Diabetic Indian Dessert Recipes | Indian Sweets for Diabetes | Healthy Indian Desserts for Diabetes |

Diabetic Indian Dessert Recipes | Indian Sweets for Diabetes | Healthy Indian Desserts for Diabetes. Can people with Diabetes eat desserts?

People with diabetes often think they need to totally steer clear of desserts. But, the fact is that while it is important for diabetics to control their calorie and sugar intake, they can still have some aptly prepared desserts, occasionally, in limited quantities. They can make better options or learn the art of making sweets/desserts in such a way that it is safe to be consumed and diabetes is managed. Birthdays, festivals or parties, no special occasion is ever complete without desserts! This section will take you on a beautiful ride, which guides you through some of these lip-smacking desserts.

Carbohydrate Control Plays a Key Role in Diabetes Management.

The term carbohydrates include complex carbohydrates, sugar and fibre too. Your blood glucose levels are not only affected by sweets in your diet but also the quality of the carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugar, honey, fruit juices, corn syrup and processed foods can immediately spike up your blood glucose levels and hence, should be avoided by diabetics. Desserts like cakes, pastries, cookies, puddings, ice-creams and candies contain high amount of simple sugars. 

Whole Wheat Orange Cake, Diabetic RecipeWhole Wheat Orange Cake, Diabetic Recipe

These days low sugar sweets and desserts is available in many sweet shops and restaurants. But if you’re craving for sweets then you can make delicious diabetic friendly recipes at home. All you need to do is a wise selection of ingredients. Home-made sweets are a healthier version of regular sweets because you will know the actual amount and type of ingredients used in that particular dessert. It is advisable to use only small quantities of sugar substitute ocassionally and to restrict the portion size to small piece to avoid spoke in blood sugar levels. 

8 Significant Tricks and Ideas for making Indian Diabetic Desserts

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

1 Substitute whole milk with low fat milk or skimmed milk.

2. Substitute regular paneer with low fat paneer, butter with low fat butter.

3. Eat whole fruits instead of fruit juices and milk shakes.

4. Replace sugar with natural and low Glycemic Index (GI) ingredients like honey, jaggery, dates, figs and other fruits.

5. Include a lot of fibre in your diet in the form of fruits.

6. Use artificial sweeteners only if necessary.

7. Consume a protein rich diet to control diabetes include ingredients like milk and paneer.

8. Cut down your carbohydrate in meals to make place for desserts if you’re craving.

Our section on diabetic desserts includes a range of lip smacking Indian and International dessert recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure.   Try our yummy dessert recipes:

1. Paneer Kheer is a healthy yet tasty recipe made with low fat paneer and sugar substitute and is also rich in calcium.

Paneer KheerPaneer Kheer

2. You can try our fibre rich Apple Pancake which is low fat and made with whole wheat flour instead of refined flour.

Apple Pancake, Healthy Diabetic Dessert RecipeApple Pancake, Healthy Diabetic Dessert Recipe

3. A calcium rich recipe like Oats Apple Phirni is a low calorie and low fat dessert, perfect to top up your calcium requirements.

Oats Apple Phirni

Oats Apple Phirni

4. If you are a fan of Indian sweet preparations than Lauki Halwa is a must try as it is low in calories and carbohydrates. 

Lauki Halwa, Diabetic FriendlyLauki Halwa, Diabetic Friendly

5. Kids will drool over this Chocolate Pinwheel  dessert. This recipe is a healthier version of the regular one but is as delicious.

Chocolate Pinwheels, Diabetic Friendly Chocolate PinwheelsChocolate Pinwheels, Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Pinwheels

6. You can use natural products as sweetener like dates used in the recipe of Date and Apple Kheer. This recipe is free from rice and is definitely a good treat for occasions like Eid, Navratri and Parsi New Year.

7.  Diabetic Caramel Custard  is a lovely recipe to try if you’re craving for something sweet. This recipe uses minimal amount of sugar and is prepared from low-fat milk.

8. Who doesn’t love ice-creams? Here’s a fabulous diabetic friendly recipe of Sugarfree Strawberry Ice cream. For a sweet and chilled affair.

Lauki Halwa, Diabetic FriendlyLauki Halwa, Diabetic Friendly

Disclaimer: It is highly recommended that these recipes be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.


It is highly recommended that these recipes be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. It is best to consult your doctor or dietitian for individual dietary needs.

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Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
09 Jan 24

 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe | healthy oats laddu | Oats dry fruits ladoo | how to make oats laddu | with 20 amazing images Oats and mixed nuts laddo is a tre ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
01 Apr 22

 by Tarla Dalal
low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa | low fat Indian carrot pudding | with 14 amazing images. low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa
Lauki Halwa, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41178
14 Mar 22

by Tarla Dalal
A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk, and some for the warm feeling it instils on a rainy day. You will get all of it in this diabetic version of the Lauki Halwa, min ....
Chocolate Pinwheels, Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Pinwheels
Recipe# 22286
09 Aug 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Cocoa powder is a good substitute for high calorie chocolate sauce in these attractive pinwheels. Enjoy this scrumptious snack occasionally to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try to keep it for special occasions like a party and remember not to go overboard. For a variant you can try
Sugarfree Strawberry Ice-cream
Recipe# 3479
04 Sep 20

by Tarla Dalal
Relish this delicious ice-cream when fresh strawberries are in season. This rich, creamy, ice-cream is made with reduced milk, thickened with cornflour and sweetened with a sugar substitute. You will need to add less sugar substitute if the fruit you use is ripe and sweet. Taste the ice-cream mixtu ....
Paneer Kheer (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7471
12 Sep 20

by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
Diabetic Puranpoli
Recipe# 7472
17 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Can you imagine festivals or weddings without Puranpoli? This classic sweet is a favourite across the country, called by different names and made with minor variations. If a month goes by without any special occasions, then people even go ahead and make it as a no-reason Sunday treat! For those of y ....
Oats Apple Phirni
Recipe# 39597
14 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
On a low-cal regime and yet yearning for phirni? This Oats Apple Phirni is an answer to your prayers! Made with coarsely crushed oats and apple, this medium-sweet phirni uses only a low quantity of sugar substitute thanks to the fruit’s natural sweetness. Further, this recipe also makes use of low-f ....
Black Jamun Ice - Cream
Recipe# 7470
22 Jul 19

by Tarla Dalal
The enzyme 'jamboline' present in black jamun is considered to be a boon for diabetics. That makes this rich and creamy Black Jamun Ice-cream that is made with low-fat milk sweetened with sugar substitute and thickened with 2 tbsp of cornflour instead of fattening cream..a lovely treat for the diabe ....
Lemon Cheesecake ( Diabetic)
Recipe# 3477
20 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
This summery cheesecake is wonderful if you are looking for a dessert to be prepared well in advance. The digestive biscuits, bound with a little bit of butter, give a light and crispy texture to the crust. The cheesecake mixture is flavoured with lemon juice and zest that lends its characteristic f ....
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 ....
Oats and Dates Kheer, Healthy Indian Dessert Without Sugar
Recipe# 41965
27 Jul 21

 by Tarla Dalal
dates and oats kheer | oats and dates payasam | healthy dates and oats kheer | with 16 images. dates and oats kheer is an tasty kheer made with oats and dates, this is sure to satiate your ....
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 ....
Stuffed Lychees ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3480
20 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
These dainty chenna filled lychees are sure to melt in your mouth. Choose sweet lychees to make this dessert because sharp or acidic lychees are not going to complement the filling. You can have 2 pieces at one time without feeling guilty.
Date and Apple Kheer
Recipe# 36898
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Kheer has always been a part of the Indian spread. Times have changed, but kheer continues to find a special place in our meal! over time, several variations of kheer have emerged. Here I present a very healthy version, especially for diabetics a dessert made with apples and dates cooked in lo ....
Eggless Whole Wheat Cake
Recipe# 3481
19 Apr 23

by Tarla Dalal
eggless whole wheat cake recipe | Indian date and walnut loaf cake | atta jaggery cake | with 26 amazing images. eggless whole wheat cake recipe is very soft and moist cake which taste so y ....
Diabetic Caramel Custard
Recipe# 3478
20 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have use ....
Coffee Mousse
Recipe# 36900
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Desserts are no longer featured in food to avoid for the diabetic. Here is an innovative way to dig into a spoonful of your favorite dessert, without being ridden by guilt! Relish this mousse made with china grass and low fat milk, flavoured with cocoa and coffee. Remember, however, ambrosia t ....
Thandai Ice Cream, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33705
20 Aug 08

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
High in calcium and low in calories, this is a very good ice cream to have for dessert – not to forget the totally unique flavour! I have made small scoops to restrict its intake… as it is difficult to restrict the consumption of such a superb dish otherwise! A real low-cal treat for diabet ....
Sugar Free Date Rolls, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33704
20 Aug 08

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Dates are naturally sweet and full of nutrients. Although not allowed in large quantities for diabetics, it is any day a better option compared to other sugar-laden sweets. Since this recipe contains nuts, it falls easily on the richer side of the sweets spectrum, so indulge in it in small porti ....
Bajra Churma Ladoo
Recipe# 43053
22 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
bajra churma ladoo recipe | leftover bajra roti ladoo | quick bajra ladoo recipe | with 30 amazing images. quick bajra ladoo recipe is the best way of using leftover bajra roti. Learn how t ....
Soya Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 36899
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As a fitting end to a feisty dinner, try these soya-charged pancakes, which are made with whole wheat flour and served with strawberry sauce. An ideal combination of all your favorite foods to be enjoyed whole-heartedly by all including diabetics! Freshly made sauce enhances the classical effe ....
Strawberry Lollies, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33701
20 Aug 08

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ever heard of a healthy lolly? and that too one that is permissible for diabetics? Here you go… a very interesting and healthy recipe using curds and strawberries. I have used oats to increase the health quotient, which is further enhanced by the goodness of strawberries. Skimmed milk powder and ....
Oats and Orange Rabdi, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 33056
02 Nov 22

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Oats and Orange Rabdi, this rabdi is an unbelievably tastier and healthier version of the traditional high calorie sweet. Low-fat milk, minimal amount of ghee and high fibre oats brings the calorie count down to only 98 per serving – enough reason to forget the original and add this to a diabe ....
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