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Indian Accompaniments for Diabetes | Healthy Pickles, Dips and Chutneys for Diabetes | Indian Side Dish for Diabetes |

Indian Accompaniments for Diabetes | Healthy Pickles, Dips and Chutneys for Diabetes | Indian Side Dish for Diabetes. Chatpati chutneys, tempting pickles and creamy dips…if you think these are no-no in a diabetic diet, then the recipes in this section will prove your notion wrong. Enter this section to discover a variety of tasty but healthy accompaniments like chutneys, dips and raitas, which are made using diabetic-friendly ingredients and can be included in your diet without guilt, to accompany your favourite snacks and meals!

डायबिटीज के लिए साइड डिश - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diabetic Accompaniments recipes in Hindi)
ડાયાબિટીક જમણની સાથે - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diabetic Accompaniments recipes in Gujarati)

Carrot Garlic Chutney ( Diabetic Recipe)Carrot Garlic Chutney ( Diabetic Recipe)

Healthy Indian Chutney Recipes for Diabetes

Chutneys are one of the best served accompaniment with most Indian snacks. Whether you think of steamed snacks like dhokla and idli or tava snacks like chila, pancakes and dosas. The best component of chutney is that there is a huge variety to choose from too. For every snack there is a different chutney that accompanies it.

One chutney that goes well with most Indian snacks is Green Chutney. Go a little more creative than plain coriander chutney. We have something different for you to explore. Mint and Onion Chutney and Coriander Green Garlic Chutney. Each of these green chutneys have onion and garlic respectively - ingredients which have been known to improve glucose control. Try them for sure… you will love them and make it repetitively.

Mint and Onion ChutneyMint and Onion Chutney

When you have made a nourishing Diabetic-friendly South Indian delicacies like Multiflour Idli or Quinoa Dosa, they give a try at Healthy Coconut Chutney. This recipe makes use of coriander as a flavourful enhancer. Remember that because this recipe makes use of coconut it is high in calories as compared to the other green chutneys. So restrict the quantity of this chutney to not more than 1 to 1½ tbsp.

Healthy Coconut ChutneyHealthy Coconut Chutney

Healthy Indian Raita Recipes for Diabetes

Raitas are everyone’s favorite accompaniment. Most Indian meals are incomplete with raitas. Curd and veggies is what it comprises of…. all of it is healthy. Again choice of curd – full fat or low fat can be decided by your dietitian. If you are a diabetic who has been advised to restrict the consumption of fat in your meals, go for its low-fat counterpart and try recipes like Cucumber Raita and Colocassia Leaf Raita. These vegetable based raitas will not add much calories nor fat, but definitely add fiber which will help to avoid that spike in blood sugar levels. 

Cucumber Raita, Raita RecipeCucumber Raita, Raita Recipe

You can go a slightly more creative and healthy at the same time. Add a few healthy seeds like flax seeds to make Flax Seeds Raita or wholesome sprouts to make Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, while sprouts are fiber brimming. Both these nutrients help to control blood sugar levels in diabetics. Learn about All Benefits of Sprouts. Also read Top 10 Veg Sprouts Recipes

Spinach and Mixed Sprouts RaitaSpinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

Healthy Indian Dips for Diabetes

Dips are often tagged as ‘unhealthy’ because of the use of loads of cream and cheese. But there are many dips which can be truly be made healthy and wholesome. The best way to do so is to make use of curd instead of fat-laden ingredients.

Prefer low fat curd if you have been advised to restrict the amount of fat consumed. We have created a few nourishing options which can be added to diabetic meals like Spinach and Paneer DipVeggie Curd Dip and Chunky Vegetable Spread. What you need to remember while serving these dips to avoid those fried chips and nachos. Make a healthy move towards Vegetable Crudités. These do not add any fat, but instead help towards meeting days fiber requirement for diabetes. Fiber helps to manage diabetes well, so opt for it. 

Spinach and Paneer DipSpinach and Paneer Dip

Kabuli chana, also known as chick peas, are use dot make famous dip named Garlicky Hummus. This is a protein rich dip which suits diabetics as well. Again serve it with Vegetable Crudités. A diabetic must restrict to ¼ cup of this dip at snack time. 

Garlicky HummusGarlicky Hummus

Healthy Indian Pickle Recipes for Diabetes

Pickles are the heart of Indian cuisine. No Indian thali is complete without serving pickle. Spicy, lemony, sweet and sour are different flavoured pickles which people across India enjoy. However because salt, sugar and oil form the basis of most pickles, they appear in the avoid list for diabetics.

But who says that’s a dead end for them. We have created a few options which are oil-free and at the same time sugar-free too. Moreover these pickles make use of ingredients which help control diabetes. So what more can one ask for? Try options like Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle. However, if you are a diabetic who has hypertension as well then you need to restrict the amount of salt used in this pickle. Do not panic. The lemon juice in good quantity will not make you compromise on the taste.

Fresh Turmeric and Ginger PickleFresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle

Another option is a water based pickle – Crunchy Vegetable Pickle. This has no oil but slightly extra salt along with a host of spices. Again diabetic hypertensives should not opt for this pickle.

They can try other low-salt pickle options like Cucumber Carrot Pickle which has a flavourful touch of authentic pickle masala – split mustard seeds. And if you are a person who loves spice, then there is another option in the basket for you – Green Chilli Pickle. This recipe makes use of only 1/8 tsp of salt for 1 cup of pickle and other masalas like cumin seeds, ajwain and soonth powder kick your taste buds.

Green Chilli Pickle, Low Salt RecipeGreen Chilli Pickle, Low Salt Recipe

 Remember in this pickle you need to avoid the use of jaggery completely. You can then reduce the amount of lemon juice also accordingly. 


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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Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe ) recipe
flax seed raita recipe | Omega 3 fatty acids rich raita | doodhi, mint and curd flax seed raita | with 13 amazing images. Combine flax seeds with calcium-rich curds to make ....
Coriander Green Garlic Chutney recipe
A rare combination of coriander and fresh green garlic makes the Coriander Green Garlic Chutney flavourful, colourful and healthy! Green garlic, though seasonal, is definitely a worthy addition to this chutney as it multiplies the health benefits of garlic. Make this low-calorie chutney a little in ....
Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle recipe
fresh turmeric and ginger pickle recipe | kachi haldi ka achar | haldi adrak ka achar | Indian style ginger turmeric pickle | with 11 amazing images. fresh turmeric and ....
Fresh Garlic Chutney recipe
garlic chutney recipe | fresh red garlic chutney | chilli garlic chutney | lahsun ki chutney | garlic chutney is a healthy accompaniment to Indian snacks. Learn h ....
Low Calorie Green Chutney, Hari Chutney – Diabetic Friendly recipe
low calorie green chutney |low cal hari chutney | low cal coriander chutney | diabetic green chutney | with 17 amazing images.
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle ( Zero Oil Recipe) recipe
Crisp vegetable pieces in chilli, mustard and brine (salt solution). Choose any combination of fresh winter vegetables for this pickle and finely chop them. The vegetables are then immersed in a salt solution and left aside for a day. This is done to reduce the water content of vegetables, which imp ....
Red Garlic Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas ) recipe
Although red in colour, the red garlic chutney is not fiery. The use of coconut moderates the spiciness of this chutney, making it suitable for all. The use of tamarind pulp is very important to balance the taste of coconut and garlic, and ensure that you add the suggested quantity.
Carrot  Garlic Chutney recipe
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Coriander Garlic Chutney ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) recipe
coriander garlic chutney recipe | dhaniya lahsun ki chutney | healthy green garlic coriander chutney | hare lehsun ki chutney | with 14 amazing images. coriander garlic ....
Hara Lehsun ka Achar recipe
fresh green garlic pickle recipe | hara lehsun ka achar | pickled fresh garlic | healthy pickle for high blood pressure | low sodium sugar free pickle | With 10 amaz ....
Cucumber Raita, Low Calorie Healthy Cooking recipe
healthy cucumber raita | low calorie cucumber raita recipe | cucumber raita for weight loss | cucumber raita benefits | with 15 amazing images. Healthy cucumber raita
Greek Salad, Healthy Veg Greek Salad recipe
greek salad recipe | healthy veg greek salad Indian style | easy traditional greek salad | best greek salad | with 15 amazing images. greek salad recipe |
Baked Masala Sev recipe
You will not believe that the humble sev can get so exciting and healthy too! For starters, the besan dough is perked up with tomato pulp and tongue-tickling spice powders, but the excitement just begins there. This lovely, tangy, crispy snack is interestingly baked instead of being deep-fried in oi ....
Kachumber Salad, Gujarati Kachumber Salad recipe
kachumber salad recipe | Gujarati kachumber salad | healthy kachumber salad | with 10 amazing images. kachumber salad recipe | Gujarati kachumber salad |
Mint and Onion Chutney recipe
mint and onion chutney recipe | pyaz pudina chutney | onion mint chutney for Indian snacks | how to make pudina chutney with onions | with 15 amazing images. To make min ....
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