Methi Dhal Koshimbir ( Diabetic Recipe )

What do you get when you add up taste and good health, plus more taste and more good health, and more, and more? You leave the diners asking for more! And that is precisely the effect this side-dish is likely to achieve. This is a special snack recommended for diabetics, as methi has soluble fibres that help in regulating blood glucose levels and also expel extra cholesterol from the body.

To mellow down the taste of methi, which everybody may not relish, I have added moong dal, cucumber and sugar (just ½ tsp though!) you can also add pomegranate seeds and tomatoes to vary the taste.

Methi Dhal Koshimbir ( Diabetic Recipe )

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Methi Dhal Koshimbir ( Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Methi Dhal Koshimbir ( Diabetic Recipe )

Soaking time:  2 to 3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water for atleast 2 to 3 hours. Drain and discard the excess water.
  2. Combine the moong dal along with 2 cups of water in a deep pan and cook over a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dal is cooked. Drain and keep aside to cool.
  3. Add the fenugreek leaves, green chillies, cucumber, lemon juice, salt and sugar and toss well.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with coconut and coriander.


  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.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy200 cal
Protein13.7 g
Carbohydrates34.6 g
Fiber5.7 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22 mg