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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

Green Pea PankisGreen Pea Pankis

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

Bajra, Carrot and Onion UttapaBajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa

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

Date and Walnut Balls
Date and Walnut Balls

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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Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 39894
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Uttapa with rice is tasty but common! When you feel like cooking something exotic, try this whole grain uttapa made with bajra and of course some rice and urad dal too. You will thoroughly enjoy the unique flavour and crisp texture of the Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa, while also benefiting from the iron ....
Beetroot and Sesame Roti
Recipe# 39293
15 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A colourful roti tinged by the pink shades of beetroot and the savoury touch of til, with coriander powder and chilli powder for added flavour, the Beetroot and Sesame Roti is an ideal breakfast to pack in your kids’ lunch boxes as it is non-messy, tasty and healthy too!
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
14 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A treat for the sweet tooth, the Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts. You will love the intense flavour of jaggery, the mealy mouth-feel of powdered oats and the interludes of crunchy nuts. This delicious tit-bit also scores a 10/10 o ....
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems. In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
Methi Oats Roti
Recipe# 40149
14 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous rotis are made with a fibre-rich dough of whole wheat flour and quick rolled oats perked up with iron-rich fenugreek leaves. You can use any other greens of your choice too. This imparts a little softness to the rotis enabling you to reduce the amount of oil used to prepare them. How ....
Spinach and Paneer Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 36140
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Generously loaded with vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Spinach and Paneer Salad is a great everyday as well as party fare. Just ensure to use fresh low-fat paneer to enjoy its true flavours.
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 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 ....
Low Calorie Spinach Soup
Recipe# 4057
07 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Cooking it with low-fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! This soup is especially recommended for all the weight-conscious ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
25 Dec 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 ....
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita
Recipe# 40076
03 Jan 19

 
 
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 ....
Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
04 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
02 Jan 19

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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 ....
Pumpkin Soup ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
Recipe# 32987
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You would never have imagined the possibility of preparing such a creamy and luxuriant soup at such a low-calorie count! Thickened with a mixture of low-fat milk, this Pumpkin Soup eliminates the need for cream but retains the classic creaminess. A real treat for pumpkin lovers, this delicious soup ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
High Fibre Chilas
Recipe# 3546
26 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a tasty and time-tested snack, perfect for breakfast. It gives a lot of room for innovation too, as you can add your favourite veggies, greens or other ingredients to make it as exciting as you want. Here, these scrumptious pancakes are made using buckwheat, which is extremely high in fibre ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Fresh Tomato Pulp (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38652
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Readymade tomato purée may contain flour, which is often used as a thickening agent. Make tomato purée at home to ensure it is contamination-free-all you need are tomatoes!
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich)
Recipe# 4622
17 Dec 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 ....
Mint and Masoor Tikkis
Recipe# 3489
14 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way of combining an unusual leafy vegetable like mint and a pulse like masoor. As i have used only 1 teaspoon of oil to cook these tikkis, they are really amazing being moreover relatively light in terms of calories as compared to the deep fried tikkis which are loaded with oil. Serve ....
Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
Recipe# 425
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A fiery paste of red chillies, spices and fresh herbs, the Red Curry Paste is used frequently in Thai cooking. Follow this authentic recipe to make some Red Curry Paste, and store it in the refrigerator for using as the base in various soups, curries and rice dishes.
Healthy Vada Pav
Recipe# 4077
10 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
27 Nov 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 ....
Date and Custard Dessert, Eggless
Recipe# 8707
26 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This dessert is sure to bowl you over with its pleasant flavour and enchanting mouth-feel. The Date and Custard Dessert creates a synergy between the lusciousness of custard, the natural fruity sweetness of dates and the salty crunch of walnuts. When the three come together, they produce an e ....
Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy
Recipe# 1395
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous and tongue-tickling, the Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy is an ideal package of taste and good health. This delectable continental one-dish meal features cabbage leaves stuffed with crunchy veggies and drowned in a tangy tomato gravy. What an interesting way to top up on vitamin A and protei ....
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