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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# 7469
12 Apr 15

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Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
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Recipe# 7442
12 Apr 15

 
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad 
by Tarla Dalal
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives th ....
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Recipe# 5292
17 Nov 10

 
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Serve this flavourful dal with steaming hot rice for a wholesome and zero cholesterol meal.
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Recipe# 35081
18 Oct 10

 
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
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Recipe# 32675
23 Dec 13

 
Chick Pea and Soya Tikki Roll ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
The piece de resistance of this recipe is the chick pea soya tikkis. And you will be surprised to know that this delicious wrap is great for weight-watchers and heart patients. Soya helps lower cholesterol and the low-cal mayonnaise adds to the taste without scaring the calorie-counter!
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Recipe# 38991
26 Nov 13

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Moong Dal and Spinach Idli 
by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
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Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
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Recipe# 39120
25 Jun 14

 
Spicy Salsa Bean Soup by Tarla Dalal
Soups can either be kind or kindling, and this one is of the latter style! Pepped up with oregano and chilli flakes, this spicy soup features an iron-rich combination of rajma and Mexican salsa. Blanched and finely chopped tomatoes make the soup super tangy, and also impart a lasting good mouth-feel ....
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Recipe# 4637
25 Jun 14

 
Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing by Tarla Dalal
The Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing is sure to fascinate the most discerning of diners! A gourmet preparation that features vitamin A rich crisp broccoli florets, lettuce and bean sprouts with a muskmelon dressing, the interplay of flavours and textures in this salad is exciting. Apart from the ....
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Recipe# 38992
26 Nov 13

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Vegetable Oats Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Oats can be used to make more than just porridge! mix them with carrots and spinach to prepare these colourful, low calorie pancakes that are as nutritious as well as innovative. Oats are rich in the beta-glucan enzyme which helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while carrots and spin ....
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Recipe# 22148
23 Mar 13

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Paneer Mutter Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Paneer is a show-stealer! Undoubtedly one of my favorites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this Biryani a real delicacy. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice. I have used low-fat milk to enhance its calcium and protein content, even while curbing the calories. To keep t ....
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Recipe# 33325
20 Apr 16

 
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Who would have thought you can make the all-time favourite Dahi Vada without deep frying in oil! Here, we have cooked the flavourful vada batter in a non-stick tava greased with minimal oil, and used this to make delectable chutney-laced Dahi Vadas. Soak and squeeze the vadas just before servin ....
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Recipe# 5301
17 Nov 10

 
Hawaiian Fruit Bowl with Vanilla Cream by Tarla Dalal
Fibre-rich fresh fruits get an exotic twist in this tropical fruit bowl topped with low fat, low cholesterol vanilla cream.
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Recipe# 41363
06 Jan 17

 
Kanch Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
A no-fuss recipe from the Bengali repertoire, Kanch Moong Dal is a delightful, mildly spiced dish that you can make anyday. This traditional recipe is made with just a teaspoon of oil, and derives its flavour from a tempering of red chillies and seeds. It ....
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