Four Indian Sweets for Diabetics
Image Credit: Image: Freepik/ Delicious pumpkin halwa

Undoubtedly, one of the few truly genuine pleasures in life is Dessert. Many of us eagerly wait for the end of meals to have a scrumptious dessert to sate our craving. Unfortunately, this feeling is dampened by the feeling of repercussions for those who are diabetics.  

Having to live with a disease like diabetes is no less than a challenge and not being able to have these tasty treats, is even harder. But why is this so tough? Shouldn’t we have a reward for those diabetics who follow such a strict diet for maintaining their sugar levels? Well, we have something you were looking for! 


Have these guilty-free Indian sweets and do not miss out on the ultimate pleasure of life. Have a look: 


Pumpkin Halwa 

Pumpkin may sound yuk but this Pumpkin Halwa is delicious. Healthy and tasty pumpkin halwa is one of the best Indian desserts to keep sugar levels in order. Not only does this delicacy imbibes the wholesome of this fruit, but is healthier and has higher nutritional values. 


  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup grated pumpkin 
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder 
  • 1 tsp sugar-free 
  • 4 strands of saffron 
  • 1 tsp ghee 
  • Some dry fruits 


  • Take a pan and add ghee 
  • Heat the pan and when ghee gets hot, add grated pumpkin 
  • Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes 
  • Add milk and cook the pumpkin till the milk is almost absorbed 
  • Add sugar-free, cardamom powder and saffron strands 
  • Mix well while cooking on medium flame  
  • Turn off the flame when the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan 
  • Put the halwa into a serving bowl and garnish with dry fruits

Sugar-free cake

There is hardly any person who doesn’t like cakes but diabetics cannot have it of course. Why not make this sugar-free cake with simple steps? After trying this sugar-free cake, you will feel like this cake is the best thing that happened to you.


  • 2 cups raisins 
  • 2 cups wheat flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 tsp sugar-free 
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped) 


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease and flour a 10-inch cake mould. 
  • Take a pan, add raisins and water. Cook until the water is absorbed. Let it cool 
  • Add eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and sugar-free. Mix well 
  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg into the egg mixture 
  • Stir until combined. Mix in raisins and chopped walnuts 
  • Pour batter into the mould. 
  • Bake in the oven

Oats Apple Phirni

 If you are looking for a cool and delicious delight, oats and apple phirni is the right thing for you. With just the right amount of sweetness, it helps on keeping the calorie count in order and is the healthiest option for diabetics. Oats also are very beneficial in controlling cholesterol and preventing other chronic illnesses.


  • ¾ cup powdered cooking rolled oats 
  • ¾ cup grated apple (unpeeled) 
  • 2 tsp sugar-free 
  • 3 cups low-fat milk


  • Take a non-stick pan, add milk and bring it to a boil 
  • Add oats and mix well 
  • Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring continuously 
  • Remove the pan, add sugar-free and mix well 
  • Keep aside to cool 
  • Add the apple and mix well 
  • Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes 
  • Serve chilled

Paneer Kheer

Yes, we do have a substitute for rice kheer. This paneer kheer is not only good for maintaining sugar levels but is also helpful in getting rid of unnecessary carbohydrates and calories. You can make it in very easy steps. Have a look 


  • 1 cup grated low-fat paneer 
  • 3 cups of low-fat milk 
  • 2 tsp sugar-free 
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder 


  • Add a non-stick pan and heat the milk for 5 to 6 minutes 
  • Stir occasionally 
  • Keep aside to cool completely 
  • Add sugar-free and cardamom powder 
  • Mix well 
  • Add Paneer and mix well 
  • Refrigerate for one hour 
  • Serve chilled