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Low Cal Weight Loss Indian Veg 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 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, the 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 a it is good in Omega 3 fatty acids and choose Paneer over cheese always.

6. Eat small frequent meals every 2 to 3 hours. Thats 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, Carbs in all your meals. For Vegetarians, have your dal, paneer, 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.

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# 34730
17 Nov 10

 
 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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Recipe# 620
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mag ni dal is a dry preparation with basic guajarati masalas-it is a delectable everyday fare. I suggest you soak the dal before preparing the dish as it reduces the cooking time. You also need to remember that for this particular preparation, the dal should not be overcooked as the dal has to be se ....
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Recipe# 41112
31 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a totally fab way to include flax seeds in your diet. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilize cell walls and reduce inflammation. They also contain a unique blend of soluble fibre, which binds with food to optimise the digestive process. However, most people ar ....
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Recipe# 22206
01 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi Masala always brings to mind a yummy dish, literally floating in oil! Free yourself from the calorie scare with this innovative zero-oil recipe for Bhindi Masala. Despite not having any oil, your favourite dish is as tasty as ever, as the bhindi is stuffed with a mouth-watering mixture of ....
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Recipe# 3552
03 Sep 16

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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 ....
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Recipe# 1417
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Apple rolls, a healthier version of apple pie that is so flavourful when served with vanilla cream, the little effort that goes into this will earn you multiple times more praise! The dough has been prepared with whole wheat flour that enhances the fibre content.
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Recipe# 4645
25 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A horde of delicious fruits mingle with fresh crunchy lettuce to provide not just a tasty salad, but one that overflows with nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. A refreshing dressing that smartly combines the tanginess of lemon with the soothing sweetness of honey, makes every mouthful of this sa ....
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Recipe# 39958
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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An unusual but extremely nutritious roti made with a combination of ragi and wheat flours reinforced with low carbohydrate radish and its greens. The sharp and slightly bitter taste of the radish greens adds great value to the Radish Nachni Roti, further enhanced with sesame and roasted cumin seeds, ....
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Recipe# 33006
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Spicy Spinach Dumplings, the bright green colour of this wholesome snack appeals to all our good senses! We have used the technique of steaming instead of frying to make this a low-calorie evening snack that provides only 96 calories per serving. So, you can have 4 dumplings with healthy green chutn ....
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Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
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Recipe# 22415
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can you even imagine the usually bland soya granules in such an interesting form? Be prepared to be surprised! Garlic paste adds its unique flavour to the dish, as do the well-chosen combination of spices. Spice lovers can add more zing to this subzi by adding ginger-green chilli paste. I made it us ....
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Recipe# 35026
10 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this North Indian starter for a healt ....
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Recipe# 7467
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
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Recipe# 39143
25 Jun 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need for a full-fledged day! Iron-rich spinach and chick pea come together in a flavoursome soup cooked in vegetable stock. A thoughtful addition of herbs and spices along with lemon juice ensures added aroma as well as full nutrient absorption, as iron needs to be complemented with vi ....
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Low Calorie, Weight Loss
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