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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# 22301
17 Mar 16

 
Mint and Onion Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Onions impart sweetness while lemon juice perks up the flavour of this piquant chutney. Mint and coriander provide vitamin A and C, making this an ideal accompaniment for your favourite snacks like Buckwheat Pancakes ,
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Recipe# 3600
26 Nov 12

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Minty Bean Salad by Tarla Dalal
For an accompaniment to a main dish, try this novel combination of black-eyed beans (lobhia) with a fresh minty flavour. Tomato, coriander and lemon add more tang and nutritional value i.e. vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and iron to this salad. Serve at room temperature immediately after tossing i ....
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Recipe# 7445
12 Apr 15

 
Minty Couscous by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
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Recipe# 39640
10 Oct 14

 
Minty Soya Roti by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant mint and dill leaves add not just colour but also abundant nutrition to the Minty Soya Roti. The iron and folic acid in these ingredients work together to improve your haemoglobin levels. The dough for this flavourful and aromatic roti has further been fortified with soya flour, so you get m ....
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Recipe# 39182
25 Jun 14

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Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
Want to have a quick and light meal? this soup can do the trick! Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup is a fibre-rich soup that is very filling while also aiding in weight loss. Vegetable stock and the horde of chopped vegetables brings in a whole gamut of nutrients to this soup, while mint, chillies, ging ....
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Recipe# 32764
16 May 14

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Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki 
by Tarla Dalal
Main highlight of this recipe is use of chana dal, masoor dal and mixed sprouts. These are considered to be high in protein, but addition of Paneer improves the quality of the protein. Also use of pulses makes this recipe high in fibre and iron….Serve it immediately with lovely green chutney and se ....
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Recipe# 3542
26 Nov 12

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Mixed Sprouts Poha by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious breakfast taken early in the morning holds you in good stead throughout the day. Batata poha is a breakfast dish that's really easy to make and is commonly eaten in most houses. To make it healthier, i have substituted potatoes with sprouts in this recipe as sprouted pulses are easier t ....
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Recipe# 7444
12 Apr 15

 
Mixed Sprouts Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is an unusual salad, in which mixed sprouts combine with tomatoes, radish, fenugreek leaves and chopped coriander, to provide an appreciable mix of nutrients that help balance your blood sugar levels. The Mixed Sprouts Salad is further enhanced with a tempering, which helps to boost the flavour ....
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Recipe# 32672
23 Dec 13

 
Mixed Sprouts Wrap ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
Sprouts can be boring or super interesting depending on how you make use of them! in this innovative recipe, i have spiced up the sprouts with a simple ginger-garlic paste and chilli powder. Another unique addition to the wrap is the amazing mint and low-fat curd dressing that refreshes you without ....
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Recipe# 33002
23 Nov 15

 
Mixed Vegetable Dal by Tarla Dalal
This irresistible Mixed Vegetable Dal is a chock-full of nutritious vegetables like kaddu, gavarfali and baingan along with a combination of toovar and masoor dals, which makes a wholesome meal in its own right. Instead of cooking the vegetables in oddles of oil, we have cooked them in water to red ....
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Recipe# 3602
26 Nov 12

 
Mixed Veggie Raita by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
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Recipe# 3491
20 Aug 11

 
Mooli ka Salad by Tarla Dalal
Thickly grated radish is perked up by the addition of an unusual combination of ingredients like garlic, mustard seeds and lemon juice. This makes a tongue tickling dish that is low in calories and carbohydrates and so is a perfect accompaniment to a main course like khichdi or parathas.
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Recipe# 5645
29 Dec 14

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Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks) by Tarla Dalal
Give the biscuits a pass this tea-time. . . And opt for this easy-to-make and extremely healthy snack instead!
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Recipe# 3552
03 Sep 16

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Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
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