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वजन कम करने के लिए रेसिपी | पौष्टिक लो कैलोरी वेज - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Calorie, Weight Loss recipes in Hindi)
લો કૅલરી વેજ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Calorie, Weight Loss recipes in Gujarati)

Low Calorie Weight Loss Indian Veg Recipes | low calorie Indian food |

Low Calorie Weight Loss Indian Recipes | low calorie Indian food | 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!

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

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.

Kabuli Chana BiryaniKabuli Chana Biryani

They strictly avoid their favourite dishes, go on crash diets, and end up spoiling their health and appetite in the long run!

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8 tips for low calorie weight loss | low calorie Indian food |

  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.

Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi RotiStuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti

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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.

Low calorie Indian food | rotis, parathas and raitas |

We ensure that these low calorie Indian food rotis, parathas and raitas are not only low calorie but healthy also. Some of the Low cal Indian food can include healthy fats which will make you healthier like full fat curds. Given below are some of my favorite recipes.

Bajra RotiBajra Roti

1. Multigrain roti 

2. Oats Roti

3. Rotla

4. Bajra Roti

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5. Veg raita

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.

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Quick Low Calorie Recipes for Weight Loss | quick low cal Indian food |

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.

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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.

Matki SabziMatki Sabzi

Try this tangy Peru ki Subzi which is sure to satisfy your hunger cravings.

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Low Calorie Snack Recipes for Weight Loss | low cal snacks for Indian food |

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.

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Recipes like Chola Dal Panki where chola dal is used instead of rice flour making it much healthier than the traditional panki.

Chola Dal Panki

Chola Dal 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.

Cauliflower and Oats Tikki

Cauliflower and Oats Tikki

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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.

Makhane ki Kheer

Makhane ki Kheer

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.

Chocolate SandeshChocolate Sandesh

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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.

Bulgur Wheat Kheer

Bulgur Wheat Kheer

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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.

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

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

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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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Lemony Quinoa and Baby Spinach Soup, Healthy and Weight Loss Soup
Recipe# 41900
25 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Every time hunger strikes, are you at a loss what to cook, which will satiate your tummy and please your taste buds but not add to your inches? The Lemony Quinoa and Baby Spinach Soup is a brilliant choice. A super healthy and tasty soup, this will be loved by all, but is especially apt for a we ....
Grilled Pumpkin Recipe
Recipe# 42190
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy recipe of grilled red pumpkin, flavoured appetizingly with dried herbs, this serves as a quick snack for weight-watchers and for anybody else, because it tastes so awesome! The best part is that it is very easy and quick, with minimal ingredients, so you can conjure it up in a jiffy when ....
Baingan Bharta with Curds, Roasted Eggplant with Curds
Recipe# 41568
16 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing twist to the traditional Baingan Bharta that is sure to surprise you pleasantly! Here, the roasted eggplants are blended with curds and a couple of flavour-givers like green chillies and coriander, and then chilled, to make a delectable dish that will tickle your taste buds. Chi ....
Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic, Accompaniment
Recipe# 42175
13 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Accompaniments have the power to make or break a meal. Even a simple meal can sometimes appear exotic and grand if coupled with the right accompaniments ! Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic has the ability to work such magic on your meal ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon sna ....
Jhatpat Waffle (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32594
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 pieces i’ve given the humble idli-dosa batter a twist. Carrots, coriander and green chillies add oodles of flavour and fibre, making this the yummiest waffle ever!
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
04 Apr 19

 
 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.
Pear Rabri,  How To Make Pear Rabdi
Recipe# 4080
07 Jul 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Luscious and creamy rabri is one irresistible dessert, with a lingering taste that taunts you for long after the cup is empty! Sadly though, it is loaded with fat from milk and sugar. How about giving the traditional recipe a fruity twist that is not exciting but low-cal too? This quick, ....
Bajra Peas Roti, Low Acidity Recipe
Recipe# 22359
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is one more Indian bread made using bajra flour. This innovative recipe combines the stomach-friendly flour with boiled and mashed green peas, to get a roti that tastes and feels great. A good amount of coriander is used in this recipe, to get a peppy flavour, which is heightened by adding ....
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41166
19 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers . Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
02 Jan 19

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 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 ....
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam
Recipe# 3575
11 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
rasam recipe | South Indian rasam | restaurant style rasam | how to make rasam with rasam powder | South Indian rasam is the basic recipe cooked in every househol ....
Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet
Recipe# 41967
20 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is hard to imagine Indian sweets without sugar but this sheera shows you that the possibility is real! This yummy Jowar Apple Sheera has an amazingly satiating taste, with the natural sweetness of apple, honey and raisins. Although it might not be as sweet as the normal sheeras, its pleas ....
Rava Corn Dhokla (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32598
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 3 pieces. Get ready for some praise with this no-fuss instant dhokla using the unconventional taste of corn. Ideal low-cal snack for those on the move.
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
26 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers. The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Tomato Basil and Feta Cheese Salad
Recipe# 41646
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and tomatoes always get along very well together because of their contrasting textures and flavours. The soft but earthy flavour of cheese complements the tang of tomatoes, and they bring out the best of each other. In this amazing salad, the duo is enhanced further by the addition of bas ....
Oats and Vegetable Au Gratin
Recipe# 39892
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Au gratin is a continental dish, traditionally made with fat-laden white sauce and cheese. Here we have made the white sauce using low-fat milk, and to your surprise, we have used fibre-rich oats for thickening it! The Oats and Vegetable Au Gratin is also chock-full of colourful veggies, which are h ....
Spicy Salsa Bean Soup
Recipe# 39120
25 Jun 14

 
 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 ....
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack
Recipe# 22298
07 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
Cauliflower and Spinach Dip
Recipe# 41858
22 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A smart mix of cauliflower and spinach, boosted by a range of flavour-givers like tahini paste, lemon and garlic, the Cauliflower and Spinach Dip delivers a revitalizing rush of flavour to any snack that it is served with. It tastes especially great with potato wafers or strips of veggies like c ....
Fruity Phirni
Recipe# 8696
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A variation of rice phirni. Poha is a rich source of iron. Adding fruits provides nutrients as well fibre to your diet and makes the phirni colourful and interesting.
Shatta , Lebanese Red Chutney
Recipe# 41605
30 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a fiery accompaniment that will warm your taste buds and shake awake your senses! The Shatta is a Lebanese chutney, made of red chillies and garlic with a tinge of lemon, which helps to balance as well as highlight the pungency of the chutney. The Sh ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 
 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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