Diabetic Diet Plan for People of Maharashtra and Gujarat (West India)

In Western India the focus in more on two major states – Maharashtra and Gujarat. Since, the food habits of people in these regions differ, two different diet plans have been recommended.

Meal Pattern for the Traditional Maharashtrian Client with Type 2 Diabetes
Meal Typical Modified

Calories : 3402
Carbohydrate : 462 grams (54%)
Protein : 114 grams (13%)
Fat : 130 grams (33%)
Calories : 2048
Carbohydrate : 326 grams (64%)
Protein : 102 grams (19%)
Fat : 40 grams (17%)
Breakfast
8:30 A.M.
 1 cup chaha (tea) with whole milk and
sugar.
 1 bowl pohe.
 1 banana
 1 cup chaha made out of skimmed
milk and sweetener.
 1 cup of pohe.
 1 apple.
Lunch
12:30 noon
 2 cups white rice
 2 chappatis with oil or ghee
 1 cup umpti (toor dal with jaggery and
tamarind)
 ½ cup batata chi bhaji (Potato curry)
 ¼ cup cucumber koshimbir (salad) with
peanut powder and phodni.
 1 cup yogurt or buttermilk
 ½ cup brown rice
 2 phulkas without oil or ghee
 1 cup varan (toor dal without jaggery)
 ½ cup string beans bhaji or 1 cup methi chi bhaji (fenugreek curry)
 ¼ cup cucumber koshimbir without
peanut powder or phodni.
 ½ cup non-fat yogurt or buttermilk
Afternoon
coffee
4.00 P.M.
 1 cup chaha (tea) with whole milk and
Sugar.
 1 cup chaha made out of skimmed
milk and sweetener.
 2 whole wheat crackers.
 ½ cup watermelon.
Dinner
8:00 P.M.
 1 cup white rice.
 2 chappatis with oil or ghee.
 1 cup mooga chi usal (mung dal) with
fresh grated cocunut.
 1 serving of fried fish.
 1 cup kokum kadi (kokum fruit in
coconut milk)
 ½ cup brown rice.
 2 phulkas without oil or ghee.
 1 cup mooga chi usal (mung dal)
without coconut.
 1 serving barbecued fish with very little oil
 1 cup kokum juice without coconut
milk or ¼ cup kokum kadi with
coconut milk.


Gujarati diet is for people from different regions of Gujarat like South and North Gujarat, Kathiavad and Kutch. Gujarati’s normally have sweet tooth and hence, diabetics from this region need to control more of their food habits.

Here goes the Gujarati diabetic diet plan:

Meal Pattern for the Traditional Gujarati Client with Type 2 Diabetes
Meal Typical Modified

Calories : 4244
Carbohydrate : 606 grams (57%)
Protein : 99 grams (9%)
Fat : 161 grams (35%)
Calories : 1531
Carbohydrate : 247 grams (65%)
Protein : 70 grams (18%)
Fat : 37 grams (22%)
Breakfast
7:30 A.M.
 1 cup Chai (Tea) with whole milk
 4 tsp regular sugar
 2 –3 Theplas
 1 cup Chai with 1% milk
 1 package – no calorie sweetner
 1 Thepla or 2 plain Khakhras
 ¾ cup 1% Milk
 1 cup Water
Snack
10:30 am
30 Salted Peanuts  10 unsalted roasted peanuts
 1 cup Water
Lunch
12:30 pm
 4 Rotlis with 4 teaspoons ghee
 ½ cup Toor Dal with sugar
 1 cup Black eye peas with sugar
 1 cup Bhat (rice)
 ¼ cup Yam
 ¼ cup Dahi (yogurt)
 1 cup regular soda
 1 tsp vegetable oil in cooking
 ½ cup Salad with lemon and vinegar
 1 Sooki Rotli – no ghee
 ½ cup Toor Dhal no sugar
 ¼ cup Black eye peas no sugar
 ¼ cup Bhinda nu Shak (Okra veg.)
 ¼ cup Bhat (cooked rice)
 ½ cup Dahi (1% milk)
 1 small apple
 1 cup Water
 ½ tsp olive oil in cooking
Tea Time
3:30 pm
 1-2 cup Chai with 1 oz whole milk
 4 tsp regular sugar
 1 cup Fried Chevda
 1 ½ ” x 1 ½ ” Mohanthal (sweet)
 1 cup Chai with 1oz 1% milk
 1 pkg – no calorie sweetener
 ¾ cup homemade high fiber high protein
or high fiber cereal Chevda
 1 cup Water
Dinner
8:00 P.M.
 1 Fried Papad
 3 Parathas with 6 tsp oil
 1 cup Batata nu shak (Potato veg.)
 1 cup Chhash (Buttermilk)
 2 1” Mug-ni dal ni Kachori with
Amali-ni chutney
 2 Tbsp Chhunda (mango pickle)
 ½ cup Salad with Balsamic vinegar
 1 Paratha with ½ tsp oil– use non-Stick pan.
 ½ cup Palak with 1% lowfat Paneer or Extra
firm silken Tofu
 ½ cup 1% Dahi (yogurt)
 1 medium Orange
 1 cup Water
Snack
9 pm
 6 Khajur (Dried Dates)
 1 oz bag Potato chips
 1 cup water
 3 Khajur (Dried Dates)
 6 Almonds
 1 cup Water

List of healthy and not so healthy foods for Gujarati Diabetics

Eat Frequently Eat Infrequently
Dairy
 1% or 2% Milk
 Dahi made from 1% or 2% Milk
 Regular Milk
 Dahi made from regular Milk
Meat or meat alternatives
 Black eye peas with no calorie sweetener
 Roasted Papad
 Black eye peas with sugar
 Fried Papad
Vegetable dishes
 Palak vegetable with 1% low fat paneer or
 Extra firm Silken tofu
 Bhinda (Okra) Nu Shak
 Batata Nu Shak
 Mashed Yam
Fruit dishes
 Grapes
 Fruit Shrikhand made with 1% Dahi
 Mohanthal
 Shrikhand made from Whole Milk Dahi
Grain
 Home made high fiber cereal (Chevda)
 Paratha with 1 tsp olive oil – use non stick pan
 Fried Chevda
 Paratha with 1 tablespoon cotton seed oil

Source: The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

* Though the diet plans are specially designed for diabetes patients by the expert group, we suggest you to check with your physician before practicing this diet, as the diet plans may vary based on the individual’s medical conditions.

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