Special Diets

Explore Indian Special Diet Recipes at Manjula’s Kitchen! From gluten-free to diabetic-friendly, discover delicious and nutritious dishes for every dietary need.


Tomato Basil Pasta

Appetizers, Low Calorie, Quick & Easy

Tomato Basil pasta, one of my favourites, and enjoyed by my whole family. It makes an excellent vegan meal that is satisfying, easy to make, and delicious! I always have these ingredients on hand, and I like to use cherry tomatoes in this recipe. However, if I am out of cherry tomatoes, I chop other […]

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Pineapple Coconut Ladoo

Low Calorie

Pineapple coconut ladoo is a quick and easy snack that can be served as dessert. These delicious treats are made with pineapple, coconut, and condensed milk, giving them a soft and chewy texture with tropical flavours. They are perfect for festive occasions and also make great gifts to share with your friends and family.This recipe […]

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Sweet Apple Pulao Rice

Appetizers, Desserts, Low Calorie, Lunch Box Suggestion, Main Course, Rice

  Apple rice pulao is a delightful blend of flavors. Combining apples, cranberries, raisins, and spices like cinnamon and cloves creates a wonderfully aromatic dish. It has the sweetness and tartness of apples, making it a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main meal, side, snack, or even as a lunchbox meal. If […]

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Grilled Veggie Healthy Bowl (Air Fryer Recipe)

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Soups and Salads, Vegan

“Grilled Veggie Healthy Bowl” is inspired by my daughter-in-law, who enjoys light, fresh, and healthy meals. She suggested I do this video after trying my recipe out. It’s hard to believe something this healthy makes such a delicious and filling meal! In this recipe, I grilled asparagus, broccoli, bell pepper, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. I then toss the grilled veggies with spiced chickpeas and a homemade ginger dressing. The ginger dressing definitely adds a kick to the flavor. This bowl is also pleasing to the eyes as it’s filled with colorful vegetables and the chickpeas add some texture, in addition to protein! This dish vegan and gluten-free. This makes for a great lunch. Or you can serve this as a side dish or make a wrap using tortillas or flatbread.

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Sattu Paratha, Bihari Recipe, Spicy Paratha

Breads, Breakfast Recipes, High Protein, Vegan

Sattu Paratha, Sattu Ka Paratha is made with spicy sattu filling, sattu is roasted chana flour. This is a popular paratha in state of Bihar. Sattu Paratha is a great breakfast treat and a good lunch box option.

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Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

Dal (Lentils), Diabetic, Gluten Free, Instant Pot, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy

Laucki is also known as Bottle gourd. This is a healthy and wholesome lentil and vegetable main dish. I like making Lauki as it is mild in taste and easy to digest. I usually will serve this with plain rice or rotis.

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Makhana Matar Curry

Diwali, High Protein, Navaratri, Party Recipes, Vegetables Curry / Gravy

Makhana Matar Curry is a delicious gravy-based dish. This can be a tasty side dish for formal dinner or even a quiet dinner with a few friends. Makhana and matar is made with a spicy tomato and cashew gravy. I like to serve with fresh hot puris or white rice.

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Roasted Caramelized Makhana

Appetizers, Gluten Free, High Protein, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Snacks, Vegan, Winter Recipes

Caramelized Makhana is the perfect snack for all ages, especially kids. My grandchildren absolutely love this recipe and my youngest even calls it kettle corn. This is not just quick and easy to make, but it is a healthy snack because it is high in protein and has many nutritional values. This recipe is the perfect tea time munchie and will be a hit with everyone who enjoys a sweet and crunchy snack.

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Paneer Methi (Methi Malai Paneer) Recipe by Manjula

Diwali, Gluten Free, High Protein, Krishna Janmashtami, Paneer (Indian Cheese), Party Recipes, Vegetables Curry / Gravy

Paneer Methi is a delicacy of Northern India. This recipe is paneer with creamy gravy flavored with dry fenugreek leaves known as Fasoori Methi. Paneer Methi is a perfect side dish for formal dinner or even a quiet dinner where you want to impress someone. Any way or time you serve this, it is delicious.

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Masala Lauki Ki Sabji

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy

Lauki is a simple and healthy vegetable side dish that is also known as opo squash, or Bottle Gourd. Lauki is a staple vegetable in most Indian homes because of its many known health benefits. The vegetable itself is rather bland, so I love manipulating its flavor.

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Pineapple Sandesh (Bengali Sweet)

Desserts, Diwali, Gluten Free, High Protein, Krishna Janmashtami, Low Fat, Navaratri, Party Recipes, Quick & Easy, Summer Recipes

Pineapple Sandesh is a popular Bengali sweet. This is healthy and delicious dessert and a great dessert for sophisticated people and so easy to make.

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Zucchini Pasta, delicious vegan and gluten free pasta, Zucchini Noodles

Diabetic, Fusion, Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Vegan

Zucchini Pasta is a healthy replacement for pasta. This is a great recipe, super easy, quick and delicious. I like to serve this with homemade tomato sauce or you can serve with your own favorite sauce. Zucchini Pasta is also vegan and gluten free.

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Chole Rajma Curry

Dal (Lentils), Gluten Free, High Protein, Party Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy

Chole Rajma Curry is a healthy and delicious main course meal. This is a popular north Indian cuisine which consists of boiled beans cooked with spicy tomato gravy. It goes well with roti, naan or rice.

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Spicy Corn Chaat

Appetizers, Chaat, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Lunch Box Suggestion, Snacks, Vegan

Craving something savory and delicious? This Spicy Corn Chaat is the perfect spicy snack that is sure to satisfy your cravings. It’s also easy and quick to prepare!

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Chana Chaat (Spicy Snack)

Appetizers, Chaat, Diabetic, Gluten Free, High Protein, Lunch Box Suggestion, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan

Chana Chaat is a healthy and delicious snack. I am using kala chana for this recipe. Kala chana looks like chickpeas, but brown in color. This is a delightfully sweet and tangy snack. Channa Chaat will also make a very enjoyable lunch box meal.

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