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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# 3538
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This tangy chutney is the best combination for bland dishes like Idli and appe! One of the most popular South Indian chutneys, this is sure to perk up any meal it is served with. Purée the mixture of sautéed tomatoes, onions and dals ....
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Recipe# 3500
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai, a vegetable that is low in calories and carbohydrate, is combined with onion and flavoured with ginger and garlic to make a simple dish ideal for those of us who like simple flavours. Though the recipe says to use peeled turai feel free to use them unpeeled to take advantage of the fibre cont ....
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Recipe# 22234
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite world over, this soup makes use of paneer made from low fat milk that reduces the calorie-count whereas barley, the key ingredient, perks up its fibre content. Ginger, garlic and mint add their unique flavour and add zing and spice to this soup. Barley can be used in a va ....
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Recipe# 40915
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and peeled brinjals along with red pumpkin, spices and lemon juice makes a creamy and tangy dip that is ideal to have with cucumber strips. This dip has a rich flavour and a really enticing mouth-feel that linger in your memory for a long time. Not only that, this zero-oil Smoked Brinj ....
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Recipe# 32600
21 Jan 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
Keep the metabolism going with this yummy snack rich in nutrients. The tomato-onion garam masala spices up boring, leftover chapatis.
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Recipe# 40899
11 Jan 11

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 32604
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 serving the crunchy, delicious chaklis now come in a healthy, baked avatar – just remember to store these famous gujarati munchies in an air-tight container to maintain its crispness.
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Recipe# 3461
27 May 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur (which is often referred to as broken wheat or dalia) is the healthiest form of wheat available. The most important nutrient retained by this cereal form is fibre, that makes it a low glycemic index food and helps to prevent a quick rise in blood sugar levels. In contrast, wheat products like ....
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Recipe# 33048
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
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Recipe# 40847
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This fibre-rich juice is a fantastic way to start your day! Not only is it tasty, healthy and low-cal, it is also quick and easy to make because it does not require straining. The fibre content of this Muskmelon Watermelon and Wheat Grass Juice is just one of the ways in which it aids in weight lo ....
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Recipe# 40846
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate! A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
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Recipe# 35090
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our bones lose calcium as we age, and therefore a calcium-rich diet is extremely important to help regain the bone strength. Nachni or ragi is rich in calcium and including it as part of the daily diet helps build strong bones. These crisp nachni khakhras are enjoyable to eat and they also help ‘up’ ....
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Recipe# 33001
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Marinating paneer always makes it more appealing because it imbibes a wide spectrum of flavours. This semi-dry subzi prepared with marinated paneer and capsicum is rich with the aroma of cumin and carom seeds, further energized by the addition of tangy fresh tomato pulp. Enjoy the Marinated Paneer a ....
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