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Indian Food Diabetes Nutrition Values  If you are an Indian diagnosed with Diabetes, one of the first things that comes to mind is "How many carbs do the standard Indian dishes contain?". This article lists the carbs in some of the most popular Indian dishes. You must still follow the general principles of good diabetic eating which is avoid foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrate values such as rice and potatoes which are very high on the list of staple Indian diets. Tied to diabetes is the risk of heart disease so you must also ensure that you eat foods that are lower in fat and cholesterol.

It is recommended that most diabetics eat between 200-240 carbs/day or restrict their intake to 2000 calories or less. Most nutrition data will provide you nutrition information in terms of 15 g of carbs or 1 serving. The table below also provides the information in terms of 15g of carbs. It is recommended that most diabetics have around 45-60 grams of carbs for breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2-3 snacks a day of about 15 carbs. 

For product related nutritional information, see our Indian Food Nutrition Information Guide.

Rice and Vegetables

Indian Food NameMeasurmentCarbs (g)
Aloo-Baingan Mixed Vegetables
 1/4 Cup 15
Aloo Curry
 1/2 Cup
 15
Aloo Methi
 1/2 Cup
 15
Bhindi (Okra)
 2/3 Cup
 15
Besan Kadi
 1/2 Cup
 15
Mutter Paneer
 2/3 Cup
 15
Rajmah
 2/3 Cup
 15
Vegetable Kofta Curry
 1/2 Cup
 15
Boiled Rice
 1/3 Cup
 15
Pulao
 1/3 Cup
 15
Khichari
 1/2 Cup
 15
Baingan Ka Bhartha 1/2 Cup
 5
Chole
 3/4 Cup
 5
Kaddu Curry
 1/3 Cup
 5

Meat Curries

Indian Food NameMeasurementCarbs (g)
 Chicken Curry
 1/2 Cup
 15
 Gosht Curry
 1/2 Cup
 15

Dals

Indian Food NameMeasurementCarbs (g)
Chana Dal
 1/2 Cup
 15
Makhani Dal, low fat
 1/2 Cup
 15
Moong Dal
 1/4 Cup
 15
Masoor Dal
 1/3 Cup
 15
Urad Dal
 1/2 Cup
 15

Breads

Indian Food NameMeasurementCarbs (g)
1 Chapati/Roti 7'' diameter 115
Dosa
1/3
15
Naan
1/315
Puri 5''
1
15

Snacks

Indian Food NameMeasurementCarbs (g)
Aloo Samosa
 1/2 15
Idli
 115
Aloo Tikki
2
15

Sweets

Indian Food NameMeasurementCarbs (g)
Rasgulla1
15
Gulab Jamun
1/2
15
Kheer
1/2 Cup
15
Small Mango1/2
15
Lassi
6 oz
15


* Please note that these are guidelines provided by a nutritionist and you should consult your doctor for the best diet for your specific needs. We wish all our readers the very best with the management of the diabetes.