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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# 1339
11 Jan 11

 
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
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Recipe# 22228
11 Jan 11

 
Carrot Onion Soup by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a ....
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Recipe# 32986
23 Nov 15

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Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! It’s a great soup, wh ....
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Recipe# 4622
25 Jun 14

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Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) 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 ....
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Recipe# 4077
30 Sep 16

 
Healthy Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
Yummmmm, Vada Pav ! It is now possible to prepare Mumbai’s favourite street food in a healthy form that has less than half the fat and much less calories than the authentic vendor-made version. This is made possible by modifying the cooking method slightly, avoiding ....
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Recipe# 3565
26 Nov 12

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Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
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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# 1346
17 Nov 10

 
Cold Cucumber Soup by Tarla Dalal
Cold soups can be refreshing and appetizing at the same time, especially when garnished generously with perky mint and tantalizing pepper powder. This Cold Cucumber Soup is conveniently low-cal and low-fat, yet filled with the goodness of water-rich cucumber and crunchy capsicum. Low-fat milk and lo ....
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Recipe# 3575
12 Mar 16

 
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam by Tarla Dalal
There is no place like home, and nothing as soothing as homemade food! In short, a south Indian would say, “Ah, Rasam!” The homeliest of South Indian recipes, Rasam is a thin lentil soup perked up with tamarind pulp and chopped tomatoes, a traditional spice ....
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Recipe# 1320
03 Aug 16

 
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie) 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a slice of fresh warm bread spattered with honey! With minimal ingredients and a very easy method, this Brown Bread recipe is a sure-shot way to make tasty, low-calorie whole wheat bread at home. If you wish to make bread, the first thing to do is learn how to handle the yeast – ....
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Recipe# 1315
23 Nov 15

 
Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
An indispensable part of many western dishes, this low calorie version of tomato gravy tastes great and is also rich in the anti-aging nutrient, vitamins A. Use this in recipes like, Indian Sizzler and Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy.
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Recipe# 4643
25 Jun 14

 
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
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Recipe# 40076
23 Nov 15

 
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita 
by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
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Recipe# 41113
31 Aug 16

 
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
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