Dal Roti or Dal Chawal are the ultimate comfort food and you can have dals as much as you want without spiking your blood sugar levels. Dals can be spiced up with different Indian spices and combined with ingredients to make them delicious. The best part about Dals, is that you can pair a dal with rice or roti or millets to make a complete and healthy meal. Dals and Legumes are excellent source of complex carbs, protein and they have a low Glycemic Index. Including dals in your diet, if your a diabetic as it helps to keep your sugar levels in check. Here, we have a collection of 51 North Indian Diabetic Dal Recipes that you can have for lunch or dinner.
You can add green leafy vegetables like Methi leaves, Palak leaves, Radish Greens or Moringa Leaves with any dal and make the dal full of fiber and nutrition. Moringa leaves are not always available but if you get your hands on some leaves then do try the Moringa Masoor Dal Recipe. Palak and Methi leaves however are easily available and you can include them in your dals through recipes like Methi Masoor Dal Recipe With Whole Masoor, Chana Methi Dal Recipe, Dal Palak Recipe, Palak Chana Dal Recipe.
Apart from green leaves, adding vegetables also make the the Dal more nutritious. Karela or Bitter Gourd is a diabetic friendly super-food and you can make Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe which is Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd. Now this recipe includes some sugar to make the dal more palatable for people who do not like karela but avoid adding it to the dal if you are diabetic.
Including dals which are whole and not husked or split or processed much is also better, healthier and have more fiber in it. Chickpeas, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, White Beans are good choices for diabetic people. Include them in your diet with recipes like Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe, Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe, Kala Desi Chana Recipe, Kala Chana Amti Recipe, Chole Pindi Recipes.
You can even make mouthwatering Mixed Dal recipes such as Dal Banjara Recipe and Navrang Dal Recipe for your everyday meals. Sprouted Moong Dal and Kashmiri Kulith Ki Dal Recipe are a must try as well.
Few things to keep in mind if your a diabetic is eat in portion. Include more wholesome food grains and proteins in your diet and avoid high carbs, deep fried and processed food. Combine diabetic friendly rotis which have millets like Jowar Roti, Bajra Roti, Ragi Roti along with Dals and Sabzi to make interesting, tasty and wholesome meals.So do try our recipes of Diabetic Friendly Dals and make your meals more tasty.