Diabetes-Friendly Karela Kadhi

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karela kadhi

Kadhi is a popular North Indian dish, made with besan and dahi as the main ingredients along with various spices and pakoras dipped in it. Therefore, we’ve got this super delicious and healthy Diabetes-Friendly Karela Kadhi recipe for you! There are many versions of the Kadhi but here’s how you can add a healthy twist to regular kadhi with  Karela.

Karela is suitable for a diabetes-friendly diet as it helps in lowering your blood sugar levels. Here’s one way for you to make a Karela a part of your diabetic diet

How to Prepare a Diabetes-Friendly Karela Kadhi


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bitter gourd (karela)
  • 1 cup low-fat curd (dahi)
  • 2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) for garnish

Diabetes-Friendly Karela Kadhi


1.In a deep bowl, combine curd, besan and 1½ cups of water, mix well and whisk till smooth and no lumps remain.

2.Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

3.Add the bitter gourd and salt and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they are soft.

4.Add the ginger-green chilli paste and the besan-curd-water mixture, mix well and bring to a boil, while once in between.

5.Add the little salt and cook for 1 minute.

6.Serve hot garnished with the chopped coriander.

If you have any doubts about whether or not you should include a particular food item in your diabetic diet, you should always consult your diabetes health coach. Consume the right diet and follow a regular workout regime. Also, do not forget to monitor your sugar levels on a regular basis.

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