Sugar Free Apple Rabadi



This week Diabetic Friendly recipe is a Father’s Day Special recipe. I wanted to try some low calorie sweet and when I was thinking what to prepare I found this “Delicious Diabetic Recipes – Low Calorie Cooking” book by Tarla Dalal. I don’t know how I missed this book for such a long time. Its great book with detailed information about diabetes, types of diabetes, causes and diagnosis. These invaluable information was shared by Dr. R.B Phatak, an  eminent diabetologist.


I slightly modified this recipe by ignoring sugar completely and went with fat free milk. Make the apple you are using is sweet and not sour. Sour and sharp apples may spoil the milk. If you feel its not sweet enough  try adding 2 tsps of sugar or honey. I am not a big fan of artificial sugar so I am not suggesting that. Now my new cooking and eating mantra is “Moderation”. Will talk about in a separate recipe post soon.


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Here is the simple apple rabadi recipe. Its a four ingredient fix.



  • Fat free or 1% milk – 3 cups
  • Apple – 1 grated
  • Nutmeg / Jaadikai powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp


  • Bring the milk to boil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer it for 10 more minutes till it gets reduced to 3/4th.
  • Now add the grated apple, nutmeg and cardamom powder and simmer it for another 10 minutes.
  • That’s it. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

Simple and yummy rabadi ready. Serve cold with nuts and raisins.


Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or dietitian. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietitian before making any changes to your diet.

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30 thoughts on “Sugar Free Apple Rabadi

  1. This is a very clever way of making payasam with apples and using the sugar in the apple to sweeten it. Love it. Perfect for children who are picky with fruits or milk for that matter!

    • Vidhya@VVK

      Yeah sure Padma. For microwave you have first cook the apple and then 2 cups of milk would be sufficient. Cook the apple with half cup of milk for 2 minutes and then add the remaining milk elaichi powder and nutmeg powder and cook it for 3-4 minutes. If you try the microwave version let me know how it turned out Padma.

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