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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# 4624
25 Jun 14

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Spicy Stir-fry Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Easy-to-make, healthy, and tasty too – that’s enough reason to love a recipe! The Spicy Stir-Fry Soup is a clear soup with succulent with vitamin C veggies like cabbage and capsicum. Rich in fibre and vitamin C, this soup ensures ample nutrients at just 29calories, making it perfect for weight-watch ....
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Recipe# 4617
25 Jun 14

 
Quick Vegetable Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Quick Vegetable Broth provides lots of energy and nutrients while also being very soothing and pleasant, so much so that it sends a warm feeling through you, relaxing your nerves as you take every spoonful. This tasty, colourful and easy-to-cook soup is a low-cal treat brimming with the goodness of ....
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Recipe# 5590
23 Aug 11

 
Paneer Shavarma Wrap by Tarla Dalal
A serving of two of these wraps with a glass of golden glory frappe, is good to satiate you at dinnertime and keep you going till the next morning. This meal is full of energy, fibre and flavour.
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Recipe# 33053
20 Aug 09

 
Healthy Sheera ( Weigth Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Healthy sheera is loaded with nutrients - whole wheat flour, nachani and soya are three flours that are protein rich, while almonds and jaggery add iron. Since i have used only 2 tsp ghee, it is definitely guilt-free. Remember to use a non-stick pan to avoid sticking.
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Recipe# 32987
23 Nov 15

 
Pumpkin Soup ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) 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 ....
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Recipe# 35935
23 Nov 15

 
Cabbage Salad 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 ....
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Recipe# 36983
23 Nov 15

 
Oats Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouri ....
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Recipe# 1340
29 Feb 16

 
Carrot Soup, Gajar Soup Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
This mildly-flavoured zero oil Carrot Soup is an ideal start to a light dinner. Carrots have a large amount of vitamin A, an excellent antioxidant that cleanses your body of free-radicals. Prepared with low-fat milk, this soup features surprisingl ....
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Recipe# 3568
26 Nov 12

 
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
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Recipe# 34732
17 Nov 10

 
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) 
by Tarla Dalal
We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.
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Recipe# 22427
26 Nov 07

 
Kadhai Tofu by Tarla Dalal
The very prefix of "kadai" is a qualifier for a recipe. . . You can be almost sure you are in for a rich, scrumptious feast! this special dish, which is a low cal variation of the original recipe, is just as tasty as the high calorie original version. Sliced capsicum make the dish look rather "prett ....
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Recipe# 40377
17 Mar 16

 
Baked Masala Sev by Tarla Dalal
You will not believe that the humble sev can get so exciting and healthy too! For starters, the besan dough is perked up with tomato pulp and tongue-tickling spice powders, but the excitement just begins there. This lovely, tangy, crispy snack is interestingly baked instead of being deep-fried in oi ....
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Recipe# 8723
23 Nov 15

 
Eggless Chocolate Pudding 
by Tarla Dalal
The Eggless Chocolate Pudding is the perfect dessert to surprise your vegetarian friends with! They will be astonished by the fabulous texture of this pudding, achieved using versatile agar-agar instead of fat-laden eggs. Made in a jiffy, this recipe is sure to top the list of your favourite chocola ....
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Recipe# 3537
16 Jul 16

 
Low Calorie Green Chutney, Hari Chutney – Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
Chutneys are a favourite accompaniment for snacks as well for main meals. This low calorie chutney uses roasted chana dal (daria) instead of fat laden ingredients like coconut and peanuts. Curds and lemon jucie have been used to retain the fresh green colour of this chutney. It can be stored refrige ....
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