Lettuce Wraps ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

This recipe goes to prove that healthy food can also be fun and interesting! Veggies are stuffed in small lettuce squares that are rolled up to make wraps. While that is tempting in itself, the use of ginger and garlic further enhances the flavour of this vegetable-loaded dish, while tofu and bean sprouts are health boosters.

Soya sauce is a processed food that is high in sodium and preservatives; hence I have used just 1 tsp to flavour the filling. Red chilli flakes spice up the flavour – but you can modify the quantity used as per your liking. So, here we go, another low calorie snack that can be had without any guilt or fear of an increasing waistline!

Lettuce Wraps ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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For The Stuffing
2 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped galangal (thai ginger)
1/4 cup chopped spring onions with the greens
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped bean sprouts
1/4 cup chopped tofu (bean curd/soya paneer)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
1/4 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Other Ingredients
6 lettuce leaves
2 tbsp peanuts , roasted and coarsely ground
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the garlic, ginger and spring onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
  2. Add the mushrooms, carrots and cabbage, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the bean sprouts, tofu, lemon juice, soya sauce, salt and red chilli flakes, mix gently and saute on a medium flame for another minute.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Wash the lettuce leaves, dry them on a towel and keep aside.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf on a clean, flat surface and place a portion of the stuffing along one side of the leaf.
  3. Add ½ tsp of peanuts and ½ tsp of basil over the stuffing, roll it up gently and secure the roll by inserting a toothpick or tie using a spring onion green.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more wraps.
  5. Serve immediately.


  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe 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.