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पौष्टिक लो कॅलरी वेज भारतीय संग्रह - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Calorie, Weight Loss recipes in Hindi)
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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!

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea KhichdiBajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

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.

Moong Dal and Spinach SoupMoong Dal and Spinach Soup

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.

Chocolate SandeshChocolate Sandesh

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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Watermelon and Mint Salad
Recipe# 39294
20 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon and mint always taste best together, but are you aware that there is more good reason to combine them? Watermelon is an excellent source of iron, while mint has not just iron but vitamin C too. Iron and vitamin C work best as a team as the latter is needed for iron to work best. So, now, ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1339
18 Apr 19

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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 ....
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
18 Apr 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 ....
Low Cal Tomato Soup
Recipe# 4056
16 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect low-calorie substitute for creamy tomato soup in which the creamy texture is retained by the addition of protein rich moong dal and low-fat milk. The use of only 1 tsp of butter for 6 servings makes this r ....
Raw Papaya and Cabbage Stir-fry
Recipe# 7447
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A low calorie, low sodium stir-fry to suit the Indian palate! Grated raw papaya, shredded cabbage and thinly sliced capsicum emerge as a perfect team in this recipe, complementing each other in looks, flavour and texture. Flavoured with a traditional tempering, the lip-smacking Raw Papaya and Cabbag ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
12 Apr 19

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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.
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33325
11 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Soya Curds
Recipe# 5311
10 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While soya curds is not normally available in the market, you can make it at home quite easily. Chock-full of nutrients, it can replace low fat curds in daily cooking such as in Nachni Khichu and Buckwheat Dhoklas
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
10 Apr 19

 
 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, ....
Garlicky Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40039
09 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky Beetroot Soup, despite not using potatoes or cream ....
Cabbage Salad
Recipe# 35935
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it. We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, le ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
11 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chilla protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chilla combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron, fibre and ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 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 ....
Methi Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 3591
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer paratha itself is quite popular. Being succulent and flavourful, it appeals to everybody. Now, here is an even more exciting version made using low fat paneer that is perked up with aromatic fenugreek leaves! The methi contributes not just flavour but also substantial amounts of vitamin A and ....
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Recipe# 41121
30 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, the aroma of bhakri cooking on the tawa is reminiscent of home-cooked food! Here, we introduce you to a totally off-beat Almond Bhakri. As you will surmise from the name, the Almond Bhakri is quite a rich treat, but it is healthy and gluten-free too, so anybody can go for it. Almonds ....
Indo Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce
Recipe# 22559
28 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A classic Oriental sauce, which is sour and spicy at the same time with a faint hint of sweetness, the Indo-Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce is a handy sauce to keep in your fridge. It can be used to toss noodles or served as a
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
27 Mar 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 ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
19 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
Baked Papdis
Recipe# 2789
19 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a virtually fat free recipe for all low cal food lovers! Crispy baked papdis are delicious at any time of the day. You can spice up the dough, if you prefer, adding a little chilli powder and cumin seeds. I personally like them just plain. Again, I would suggest the you store large quantitie ....
Matki Salad, Healthy Moath Bean Salad
Recipe# 42460
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious matki beans join hands with a couple of crunchy and colourful veggies to make a scrumptious salad. Simple spices add to the flavour of this Matki Salad while tangy lemon juice works its magic. Like all salads this is best enjoyed immediately while the veggies are fresh and crunchy. ....
Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40899
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique salad of roasted mushrooms and crunchy, colourful capsicums, flavoured with peppy herbs and tangy lemon juice. Roasting the mushrooms gives them a brilliant flavour and texture, which makes this salad very different and quite irresistible too. Moreover, mushrooms and capsicum are both ....
Bean Sprouts and Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 4609
12 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium laden fresh bean sprouts in a spicy dressing. Bean sprouts and capsicum together also lend enough vitamin c to this salad which aids in enhancing calcium absorption.
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
29 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
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