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Include This High Fiber Indian Breakfast Into Your Diabetic Plan

Include This High Fiber Indian Breakfast Into Your Diabetic Plan

Over 42.5 crore people in the world have diabetes, over 7.5 crores of which are Indians. With a number this big, diabetes patients still face a hard time finding the right places to eat low G.I. foods in smaller portions. Cooking at home allows you to be in charge of your diabetic symptoms, calories as well as portions. Keep hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in check with simple changes to your diabetes diet plan.

Diabetes is a common disease that results in high blood glucose levels in the blood or low insulin production by the body. The most common types of diabetes include Type 2 diabetes and Type 1 diabetes.

However, a healthy diet, along with daily exercise and treatment can keep your blood sugar levels in check and chronic symptoms like diabetic neuropathy and diabetic retinopathy at bay. A diet chart will provide you with foods that are diabetes-friendly, yet not too restrictive. Find the diet that best suits your taste buds.

It is important to eat breakfast every day. A high fiber and low glycemic index diet breakfast is an ideal one. But healthy recipes don’t have to be boring. Indian recipes, with a little variation, can be turned into a diabetic-friendly recipe. This can help you cook up a healthy, nutritious and tasty breakfast.


Oats Idli

Idlis are a staple South Indian breakfast loved for its fluffy texture and delicious taste. The fact that they are steamed and not fried make them a healthier daily breakfast option. However, idlis are made with urad dal and rice and are too high in carbs for a diabetic patient. But this does not mean you can not enjoy hot idlis for breakfast anymore! When the rice in idlis is replaced by oats and wheat, like in this recipe, they become diabetic-friendly.


 Recipe Servings: 5 no.s

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 minS
  • Total Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Calories: 72 per no.


½ Cup oats

¼ Cup Broken wheat (samba rava)

¼ Cup Chickpeas (Channa dal)

¼ Cup Split Black Gram (Urad dal)

4 Tbsp Grated Carrot
¼ Cup Curd
1 Tsp coconut or olive oil
¼ Tbsp Ginger grated¼ Tsp Baking soda
½ Tbsp Mustard seeds

1-2 Green chillies

Curry leaves

Salt as per taste
Pinch of Turmeric powder

Water as needed


  1. Roast the oats for 3-4 minutes on a pan and cool it
  2. Blend it in a mixer to powder it.
  3. Roast the broken wheat for about 2 minutes and keep aside.
  4. Pour the oil in a pan, to this add mustard seeds, ginger, channa dal, urad dal, finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. Lightly stir.
  5. Switch off the flame and add grated carrot to it.
  6. Add this to the powdered oats and broken wheat mixture.
  7. Add curd, salt, and turmeric powder.
  8. Add enough water to make the mixture to idli batter consistency.
  9. Pour this into the idli mold and steam for 10 minutes.  
  10. Serve hot with coconut chutney

Switch to a better lifestyle, eat right and workout to keep your mind and body in balance, following a diet that is apt for people suffering from diabetes. This will also help in controlled weight loss. Using a Blood Glucometer helps you check your blood glucose levels at any point of the day as per your convenience.


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