Diabetes Management

Diwali Recipes: Healthiest Sweets and Savories for People With Diabetes

December 2021

Diwali’s here, and with all the festivities come delicious sweets and savouries that can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. So, if you want to indulge your sweet tooth and still keep your blood sugar levels in check, here are five healthy sweet recipes that will hit the spot.

Recipe 1: Fruit Yogurt Parfait

This is a great, nutritionally-rich sweet option, that will not allow a blood sugar spike and satiates your sweet craving. What’s more, curd is rich in proteins and low in carbs, making it the perfect sweet. Here’s how you can make it.

Ingredients:

Chopped Apple 2 tbsp
Chopped Strawberry 1/3 cup
Chopped Banana 2 tbsp
Chopped Kiwi 1.5 tbsp
Curd ½ cup
Oats 1.5 tbsp
Cornflakes 2 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp
Chopped Almond ½ tsp
Chopped Walnut ½ tsp
Grated Dry Coconut ½ tsp
Pumpkin Seeds ½ tsp
Pomegranate 1tbsp
White Sesame Seeds ½ tsp
Flaxseeds 1tbsp

 Method:

Pre-Preparation

  •         Make hung curd from curd

 Preparation

  •         In a pan, dry roast oats, add chopped almonds, chopped walnuts along with pumpkin seeds, white til, alsi and grated dry coconut
  •         In a mixing bowl, add chopped strawberry, chopped kiwi, Pomegranate, chopped banana, chopped apples, honey and mix well
  •         In a glass, pour half of the hung curd, add dry fruit mix, corn flakes
  •         Layer it again with remaining hung curd, add dry fruit mix, corn flakes
  •         Add the mixed fruits on top
  •         Serve cold

Nutritional value per serving:

  Weight (gm) Energy (kcal) Carb (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Fiber (gm)
Small Glass 140 164 25.26 4.04 5.02 2.27

Recipe 2: Pista Barfi With Stevia

There are several studies that have found that pista or pistachio can help lower blood sugar levels. There are other studies that have also found that it may also help maintain those levels. What’s more this dessert uses stevia – a natural sweetener, that adds that sweet zing to your dish and doesn’t cause a blood sugar spike either. Here’s how you can make Pista Barfi this Diwali.

Ingredients:

Chopped Pista (For Topping) 1tbsp
Khoa 2tbsp
Pista 100 gram
Stevia 1tbsp
Water 5ml
Ghee 1tbsp
Green Elaichi 1/8 tsp

 

Method:

Pre Preparation

  •         Soak 100 gm Pista in Hot water for 2 hours and remove the skin then dry them. Make a Paste.

Pre Preparation

  •         In a pan, add 1 tbsp stevia and water as required.
  •         Boil until thick in consistency and add pista paste and mix well for 3 min.
  •         Now, add 1/8 tsp green elaichi powder, 2 tbsp khoa, and 1 tbsp ghee.
  •         Mix continuously till the mixture starts to leave the pan.
  •         Take a mould, spread 1 tbsp chopped pista, and transfer the mixture to the mould.
  •         Chill in the refrigerator till it sets and later cut into pieces.

Nutritional value per serving:

  Weight (gm) Energy (kcal) Carb (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Fiber (gm)
Number 40 152 6.42 5.54 12.65 2.25

 

Recipe 3: Jowar Fresh Peas Pattice

If you are craving something savoury rather than sweet, then this healthy dish is for you. Made with Jowar, that’s rich in protein, iron, vitamin B, fiber and antioxidants like tannins and anthocyanins; this patty contains ingredients that help reduce inflammation and prevents free radical damage that’s often associated with diabetes.

Quick and simple to make, this patty fulfils all your savoury cravings.

Ingredients:

Boiled Mashed Potato 3tbsp
Boiled Mashed Fresh Peas 2tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 4tbsp
Fresh Grated Coconut 1tbsp
Rice Flour 1tbsp
Jowar 1tbsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Garam Masala 1tsp
Salt 1tsp
Oil 1tsp
Water As Required

 

Method:

Pre Preparation

  •         Soak jowar overnight and boil it

Preparation

  •         In a mixing bowl, add boiled jowar, boiled potato, grated fresh coconut, jeera, garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, salt peas, rice flour and mix well.
  •         Make cutlet shapes of the mixture
  •         Shallow fry with oil
  •         Serve hot

Nutritional value per serving:

  Weight (gm) Energy (kcal) Carb (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Fiber (gm)
1 Pattice 75 114 15 3.91 5 3.74

 

 

Recipe 4: Buckwheat or Kuttu Idli Chaat

Buckwheat or Kuttu has been found to moderate blood sugar levels, making it a very healthy choice for people with diabetes. This recipe brings all the goodness of buckwheat with the deliciousness of chaat. Here’s how to prepare this chaat.

Ingredients:

Buckwheat 2tbsp
Black Gram Dal 2tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 1tsp
Curd 1/8 cup
Chopped Pudina 1tsp
Chopped Green Chilli 1/2tsp
Pomegranate 1tbsp
Tamarind Pulp 1tsp
Jaggery 1tsp
Chaat Masala 1/4tsp
Salt 1/8tsp
Oil 1tsp
Water As Required

 

Method:

Pre Preparation

  •         Soak buckwheat and black gram Dal
  •         Ferment overnight, blend with water and make a smooth paste

Preparation

  •         Grease idli mould with oil
  •         Pour idli batter in the idli mould
  •         Steam till it is cooked
  •         Cut idli into pieces
  •         Spread curd on idli, then add jaggery, salt, sprinkle chaat masala, tamarind pulp, chopped pudina, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chilly and pomegranate
  •         Serve

Nutritional value per serving:

  Weight (gm) Energy (kcal) Carb (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Fiber (gm)
Medium Bowl 90 133 19.99 5.12 3.39 3.06

 

Recipe 5: Sweet Potato Chickpea Tikki

Sweet potatoes are especially great for people with diabetes, not only have they been known to reduce blood sugar levels but are rich in fiber that helps you stay full for longer and prevents a sugar spike.

Ingredients:

Boiled Mashed Sweet Potato 3.5 tbsp
Chickpeas 2tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 1tbsp
Chopped Onion 1tbsp
Coriander Powder 1tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1/2tsp
Red Chilly Powder 1/4tsp
Garam Masala 1/4tsp
Salt 1/8tsp
Green Chilli Paste 1/8tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8tsp
Oil For Frying
Water As Required

 Method:

Pre Preparation

  •         Take chickpeas boil and keep aside

Preparation

  •         In a mixing bowl, add previously boiled chickpeas, boiled and mashed sweet potato, chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste,  red chilly powder, haldi, dhania powder,  garam masala, salt, chopped coriander leaves, and mix properly.
  •         Further, pour in a little water, oil and make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed, using your hand make cutlets of the desired shape and keep aside
  •         In a frying pan, heat oil at a low flame and shallow fry the cutlets on both sides till crispy and golden brown.
  •         Serve hot

Nutritional value per serving:

  Weight (gm) Energy (kcal) Carb (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Fiber (gm)
1 Tikki 35 75 8.35 1.92 4 2.04


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