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Many would agree that the most difficult aspect of weight-loss is dealing with the misconceptions! How does one filter the good advice from the bad, the practical suggestions from the impractical ones! Swimming headlong into the world of dieting without arming themselves with the right information, people often end up going overboard with their weight-loss measures. They strictly avoid their favourite dishes, go on crash diets, and end up spoiling their health and appetite in the long run!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while following a low calorie diet.

· Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.

· Accompany it with the required amount of exercise.

· Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones!

· This involves not just replacing the ingredients, but also tweaking the cooking methods and procedure in small ways, in order to retain the nutrients while ensuring the authentic taste.

· Do not completely abstain from oils, dairy products etc. will lead to various deficiencies and diseases in the long run. Instead choose it wisely. Opt for olive oil as much as possible and choose Paneer over cheese always.

So, the goal of a good diet-plan is to understand the role of each nutrient in the diet, make sure all of them are included, and at the same time produce the meal in such a fashion that it has minimal calories. That is precisely what we have done in this section on Low Calorie Recipes.

This section includes newer and more innovative recipes. It has variants of traditional dishes as well as new ones, covering the whole gamut of the meal spread, ranging from soups and snacks to desserts. Try out recipes such as Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, Almond Bread, Baked Oats Puri, Carrot Garlic Chutney, Eggless Chocolate Pudding and so on, and feel free to experiment on your own too.

Plan your balanced meals from these recipes, which are 'smart' rather than just low-cal, and enjoy good health! Stay fit, stay slim! Wish you a happy and healthy cooking experience.

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Recipe# 40151
26 Nov 12

 
Masala Bhaat (1 Tsp Oil) 
by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bhaat is a sumptuous meal of brown rice, perked up with sautéed veggies and an appetizing dry masala made of simple spices, readily available in your kitchen. A traditional recipe, minimal ingredients, a simple procedure and just a teaspoon of oil is all it takes to create this homely and sat ....
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Recipe# 3581
14 Feb 16

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Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds or raita , it makes a complet ....
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Recipe# 7462
12 Apr 15

 
Masala Karela by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
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Recipe# 22224
13 Jun 11

 
Masala Paratha, Zero Oil Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
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This recipe is sure to tempt you to come back for another serving! Whether served as it is or with a vegetable, this is definitely a delicacy. Mashed potatoes and low fat curds make these Parathas soft and delicious, while soya flour increases its nutritive value by adding protein, iron and zi ....
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Recipe# 1431
22 Jan 16

 
Masala Puri, Masala Puri For Chaat Recipes, Baked Masala Puri by Tarla Dalal
Masala Puri, one of my favourite anytime-munchies, this recipe will surely be an instant hit amongst weight-watchers. Masala Puris, which are usually fried, have been modified into this low-cal version by baking. You can use these puris to make Sev Pur ....
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Recipe# 39903
14 Mar 15

 
Masala Vadai by Tarla Dalal
The famous south Indian snack becomes unrecognisable in its new tava-cooked avatar! We have modified the traditional, deep-fried Masala Vadai recipe by adding iron and folic acid rich dill leaves, and tava-cooking the vadais. This delicious snack, made with chana dal is suitable for weight watchers ....
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Recipe# 39611
08 Oct 15

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Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
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Are you on a diet, and feeling forlorn about not being able to have buttery grilled potato sandwiches? Well, this Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich is so tasty you will never feel tempted to reach for such unhealthy sandwiches again. With fibre plus protein rich sprouts and loads of veggies sautéed w ....
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Recipe# 5298
17 Nov 10

 
Masoor Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Bring rice and fibre-rich masoor together to create a low-cholesterol but infinitely tasty biryani. A special masala, and a thoughtful method of preparation make the masoor biryani a grand fare despite using minimal fat and avoiding unhealthy cooking techniques. You will love the outcome.
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Recipe# 4631
25 Jun 14

 
Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich curry soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup. With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the soup also scores high in ....
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Recipe# 1388
14 Jan 14

 
Masoor Dal with Rice by Tarla Dalal
The protein contained in rice and dal complement each other to give a higher quality protein which is the corner stone of our nutritious meal. Be sure not to rinse the rice more than required to remove the dirt since excess washing will result in loss of vitamins.
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Recipe# 3527
20 Aug 11

 
Mein Chow Soup by Tarla Dalal
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The abundance of intensely flavoured fresh vegetables makes this soup rich, tasty and extremely satisfying without the use of too much oil. Oats have been added to thicken the soup as well as to add fibre to your diet. I find this soup an excellent remedy for a cold .... a hot bowlful usually chase ....
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Recipe# 6232
11 Jan 12

 
Melon Magic, Muskmelon and Orange Juice by Tarla Dalal
To get your mind to start working at top speed and to get the much-needed boost of creative energy, grab a glass of this magic portion! Muskmelon and Orange Juice is an ultimate healing juice, ideal as an immune booster due to its high vitamin A levels. Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) is a potent ant ....
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Recipe# 6206
22 Apr 16

 
Melon Punch, Musk Melon Black Grape Drink by Tarla Dalal
Here's a happy cleansing drink that will protect your skin from the harmful toxins and make it glow! Melons have high content of water and thus act as diuretic hydrating our body and eliminating toxins from our body. Besides melon's diuretic and cleansing power, its seeds are just as good. Ri ....
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Recipe# 7467
12 Apr 15

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Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap 
by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
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