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With this drastic climatic change and winter wind getting harsher you need something that can warm you up from the inside out. While comfort food like a hot plate of pakoras with piping hot chai sounds mouth-watering, think about the repercussions. Is a few minutes of indulgence worth the risk of elevating your blood sugar levels? So, what else can you have which doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels and can be equally yummy? A clear vegetable soup! Our Diabetes Care Expert, Sampada Kulkarni shares a diabetes-friendly vegetable soup recipe to keep the cold weather at bay.


Carrots finely chopped – 1 medium.

Onion finely chopped – 1 medium.

Broccoli – ½ cup.

Chopped bell peppers – ½ cup.

Cabbage finely chopped  – 1/4 cup.

Butter – 1 tablespoon.

Whole-wheat flour (atta) – 1 tablespoon.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Lemon juice -1 teaspoon.

Garlic chopped – 1 teaspoon.

Ginger chopped – ½ tablespoon.

Finely chopped Green chilli – 1 teaspoon.


  1. Heat the butter in a pan and saute the garlic, ginger and green chilli. Add onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Add the chopped carrot, cabbage, broccoli, bell peppers and stir to mix.
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, on medium heat for one to two minutes.
  3. Add the salt, pepper powder and four cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil on low flame till all the vegetables are cooked.
  4. Remove from the flame. Add lemon juice and stir well. Serve hot.

You can enjoy it everyday if its homemade. You also have the option of altering the veggies (of your choice). Say goodbye to the ready to eat packaged soups. This one is so much better health-wise and taste-wise.

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