Best recommended Food Recipes for Diabetic Patients

Here are some best-recommended food recipes for diabetic patients to control sugar levels to be consumed in breakfast

Breakfast Recipes

Moong Dal Idli:

Moong dal idli is a delicious and nutritious food recipe to eat in diabetes. The sugar levels are controlled if a diabetic patient consumes moong dal idli.

Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Makes 12 idlis
Soaking Time: Overnight


1 cup green moong dal(split green gram)
3 tbsp grated carrots
3 tbsp grated cabbage
1 tbsp ginger-chili paste
2 tsp besan (Bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp fruit salt(Eno)
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients:
1/2 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving:
4 tbsp Healthy Coconut Chutney

  • Roast the moong dal in a non-stick pan till all the raw smell disappears. Cool and soak in water overnight.
  • Next Day, drain and discard the water. Grind the dal with as little water required to form a thick paste in a mixer.
  • Put the carrot, cabbage, ginger-chili paste, besan, coriander, and salt and mix well.
  • Add fruit salt to the mixture. Add little water to it.
  • When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  • Pour the mixture into greased idli molds and steam in a steamer for 10-12 minutes till they are done.
  • Serve hot with healthy coconut chutney.

Nutritive Values per idli:
Energy: 75 cal
Protein: 3.2 gm
Carbohydrates:8.2 gm
Fat: 1.6 gm
Calcium: 13.7 mg
Folic Acid: 19.3mcg
Fibre: 0.2 gm

Soya Poha:

Soya Poha is the best-recommended food recipe for diabetic patients. It is easy to make and healthy to eat and the sugar levels are maintained.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4
Soaking Time: 30 minutes


1 1/4 cups soya granules
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 cup sliced onions
1 tsp finely chopped green chilies
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup boiled peas
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds
Salt to taste

For the garnish: 2 tbsp chopped coriander

  • Soak the soya granules in 2 cups of warm water for 30 minutes. Squeeze and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida and saute till the seeds crackle.
  • Add the onions and green chilies and saute till the onions are translucent.
  • Put the coriander, turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt and mix well.
  • Add the soya granules and green peas and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Nutritive Values per serving:
Energy:112 cal
Protein: 8.2 gm
Carbohydrates: 6.7 gm
Fat: 5.8 gm
Calcium: 49.7 gm
Iron: 2 mg
Fiber: 1.1 gm

Karela Tikkis (Best Food Recipes for Diabetic Patients):

Food recipes using bitter gourd improves the manner that sugar is used in your tissues and promote the secretion of insulin, it is the hormone that is responsible to regulate blood sugar levels. So karela tikkis could be said one of the best-recommended food recipes for diabetic patients to consume bitter gourd as it promotes the secretion of insulin.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes 8 tikkis


1/2 cup grated bitter gourd (karela)
3/4 cup carrots
1/4 cup crumbled low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
3/4 cup boiled and mashed green peas
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
3 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
2 tsp finely chopped green chilies
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients:
1 1/2 tsp oil for cooking

For Serving:
4 tbsp Garlic tomato Chutney

  • Apply some salt to the bitter gourd and keep aside for some time. Squeeze and keep the water aside. This water is consumed is beneficial to a diabetic patient. To remove the bitter taste, add a glass of water or tomato juice and mix well.
  • Combine the bitter gourd, carrots, paneer, green peas, bread crumbs, dry mango powder, green chilies, coriander, green peas and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into round, flat tikkis.
  • Cook them on a non-stick pan, using a little oil, till both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with garlic tomato chutney.

Nutritive Values per tikki:
Energy: 75 cal
Protein: 4.4 gm
Carbohydrates: 12.2 gm
Fat: 1.4 gm
Vitamin A: 377.9 mcg
Vitamin C: 8.7 mg
Fiber: 1.1 gm

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