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Low Calorie Weight Loss Indian Veg Recipes

Low Calorie Weight Loss Indian Recipes. 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!

8 tips for low calorie weight loss

  8 Tips to Follow a Low Calorie Veg Diet
1. Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.
2. Eat coloured fruits and vegetables. They are loaded with Antioxidants and loads of disease fighting properties.
3. Exercise daily. That is a must. You must try and pick up a sport you love or try and exercise with friends. Yes, use the Gym also even if you are 70 years old.
4. Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones! Note if you are fit and lean, then you can have healthy high fat food. It will keep you feeling fuller and satisfied for a longer time. So you can opt for full fat paneer or curd.
5. 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 as it is good in Omega 3 fatty acids and choose Paneer over cheese always.
6. Eat small frequent meals every 2 to 3 hours. That’s a must. If you are working keeps some healthy snacks by your side or carry them if you are out of the house for a long time.
7. Try and get some Protein, Fat, and Complex Carbs in all your meals. For Vegetarians, have your dal, paneer, and curd to top of your protein.
8. Homemade food is the best and the healthiest. Cook your food and you know what you are putting into it. Avoid deep frying your food and stay away from packaged food which will solve 80% of your problems. Importantly, cut sugar consumption as it causes immediately inflammation in your body which can last for 4 to 6 hours and stores as fat immediately. Watch out for soft drinks, candy, chocolates etc.

To guide you through your weight loss journey for a low cal lunch you could try some low cal parathas, dals, rice and raitas. Then some healthy low cal snacks for evening and Dinner can be low cal soups and subzis. End with some good low cal Sweets.

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.

Quick Low Calorie Recipes for Weight Loss

Just back from shopping and do not have enough time to cook? But if you’re on a weight loss diet, it’s not a good call to order from outside. This section on quick low calorie recipes will solve your problem. Here we have recipes that can be made in minutes and are very less tiring. If you’re craving for some spicy dinner then you can make this Matki Sabzi or this tangy Peru ki Subzi which is sure to satisfy your hunger cravings.

Low Calorie Snack Recipes for Weight Loss

When we think about snacks we always visualize something that is deep fried or loaded with potatoes. Check out our section on Low Cal Snacks that are fit to be consumed by people on a weight loss diet. Recipes like Chola Dal Panki where chola dal is used instead of rice flour making it much healthier than the traditional panki. Did you know you could use oats for making tikkis? Just combine oats with some vegetables and you are good to go. Cauliflower and Oats Tikki is a perfect example of a nutritious tikki that is loaded with cauliflower, carrots and french beans.

Low Calorie Sweets and Dessert Recipes

Low calorie sweets and desserts may sound strange. But yes it’s true that we can make low calorie sweets and healthy desserts too. Something like Makhane ki Kheer and Chocolate Sandesh are prepared using low fat milk and sugar substitute to make it protein and calcium rich and low in calories but definitely not low on taste. Rice kheer is usually prepared during special occasion but if you’re on a diet then you should definitely try our recipe for Bulgur Wheat Kheer, high-fibre bulgur wheat with low fat milk and minimal sugar turns out to be heart and waistline friendly.

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.

Enjoy our Low Calorie Weight Loss Indian Recipes and other low calorie recipe articles below.

Low Calorie, Weight Loss Basic Recipes

Low Calorie Chutneys

Low Calorie Dals, Kadhis

Low Calorie Dinner

Low Calorie Dips, Sauces

Low Calorie Drinks

Low Calorie International Recipes

Low Calorie Lunch, Indian

Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani

Low Calorie Rotis Parathas

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups

Low Calorie Subzis


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Anti Cholesterol Shake
Recipe# 6222
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of orange, papaya and banana blended together to make a filling drink that beats cholesterol! This unusual combination of fruits is rich in potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Banana is an excellent source of potassium, the deficiency of which is associated with the change in the normal ....
Low Fat Paneer (  How To Make Low Fat Paneer)
Recipe# 8688
10 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low fat paneer made from low fat milk and low fat curds contains more protein and calcium than full fat paneer. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. Using curds instead of lemon juice not only gives more amount of paneer comparatively but also renders it soft. Use freshly ma ....
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich)
Recipe# 4622
09 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
07 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scooped containers of boiled bottle gourd are packed with a flavourful, soft paneer stuffing, and topped with tangy tomato gravy. Known for its good health quotient, bottle gourd becomes all the more desirable in this Bharwa Lauki recipe, as it combines tastefully with protein-packed paneer and Vita ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
05 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
05 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
05 Nov 18

 
 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 ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
02 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Low Calorie Thousand Island Dressing
Recipe# 32991
02 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Low Calorie Thousand Island dressing, not just for weight-watchers, but for everybody. This delicious salad also contains all the vitamins A and C needed for the eyes and a glowing complexion. Eating raw fruits and vegetables preserves both fibre and other nutrients.
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
01 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Veg Corn Bake (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32611
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 4 pieces this baked and colourful, multipurpose dish is versatile enough to be a snack or starter or even a complete meal. The nutritious answer to all your dieting woes.
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
29 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Neither a roti nor a dosa, the Maharashtrian thalipeeth is a wonderful snack that must be savoured to be understood! This Nutritious Thalipeeth is made of a combination of flours, vegetables and spice powders, which together make it a rich source of iron, fibre and folic acid. Sumptuous and filling, ....
Melon Magic, Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 6232
16 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Boiled Onion Paste
Recipe# 22393
30 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Onion is known to impart pungency to dishes, and is added in many forms, sometimes cubed, sometimes sliced and sometimes even as a paste. Boiled Onion Paste, used commonly in Mughlai cooking, imparts not only an intense flavour but also a creamy and rich texture to the gravies it is used to prepare. ....
Makhane ki Kheer
Recipe# 8693
15 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
05 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela Juice is a boon for those with diabetes, because the high dose of insulin and other anti-diabetic substances in the karela plant help to control blood sugar levels! It is suggested that diabetic people have it first thing in the morning on an ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus
Recipe# 41552
01 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hummus is an ever-popular Mediterranean dip made of chick peas, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients. This is a spicy variant of the same, spiked up with red chilli paste. Curd gives the Spicy Garlic Hummus a creamy texture and tangy flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifull ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
22 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe
Recipe# 42504
30 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants , broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. Being
Mexican Salad
Recipe# 32993
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This peppy Mexican Salad of cooked kidney beans and succulent low-fat cottage cheese enhanced with a freshly prepared salsa dressing, is a protein, potassium and fibre rich delight ideal for weight-watchers. Unlike the most Mexican salads, which uses full-fat paneer, this recipe makes use of low-fat ....
Vegetable Oats Pancake
Recipe# 38992
04 Sep 18

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 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 ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
28 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
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