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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# 3605
26 Nov 12

 
Low Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce by Tarla Dalal
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Kulfi is a frozen dessert, which all of us relish but often tend to avoid because of its high calorific value. Here is a simple yummy low fat kulfi that doesn't take forever to prepare and provides substantial amounts of calcium without the fat. Enhance its appeal and vitamin C levels by serving it ....
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Recipe# 4056
13 Jun 15

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Low Cal Tomato Soup by Tarla Dalal
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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 recipe truly healthy. Using toasted whole wheat bread croutons for serving is just the ....
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Recipe# 3601
26 Nov 12

 
Sweet Lime and Pepper Salad 
by Tarla Dalal
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Simple, quick and easy, this salad can be prepared in minutes. Capsicum is a much ignored salad vegetable that has been combined with lots of colours and flavours which perfectly complements the delicate flavour of sweet lime. This salad is a great accompaniment for a continental main course and i ....
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Recipe# 3594
26 Nov 12

 
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita 
by Tarla Dalal
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This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
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Recipe# 3588
26 Nov 12

 
Saatdhan Parathas by Tarla Dalal
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As the name suggests, this paratha uses a combination of 7 different flours to nourish your body with nutrients like proteins, vitamin A, iron, calcium and fibre. I usually make these parathas on Sundays for brunch as these are very tasty and I only need to make kadhi or raita to complement them. ....
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Recipe# 1444
23 Nov 15

 
Vanilla Squares with Strawberry Sauce by Tarla Dalal
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A novel dessert made of vanilla-flavoured milky pudding chunks, topped with delectably juicy, homemade strawberry sauce. Vanilla squares with strawberry sauce is also rich in nutrients like protein, calcium and vitamins, which is another reason to love it!
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Recipe# 3463
20 Aug 11

 
Tangy Italian Salad by Tarla Dalal
Firm ripe tomatoes are combined with cool cucumbers and crisp lettuce leaves tossed in low fat basil flavoured vinaigrette. Tomatoes provide vitamin A and fibre while lettuce and cucumbers contribute fibre as well as vitamin C and iron.
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Recipe# 3466
20 Aug 11

 
Mexican Pita Pockets by Tarla Dalal
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Soft pita breads made with whole wheat flour and filled with a spicy Mexican bean filling that will help to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Served with salad and a delicious mint dressing which add a bouquet of tantalising flavours to this dish.
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Recipe# 3479
20 Aug 11

 
Sugarfree Strawberry Ice-cream 
by Tarla Dalal
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Relish this delicious ice-cream when fresh strawberries are in season. This rich, creamy, ice-cream is made with reduced milk, thickened with cornflour and sweetened with a sugar substitute. You will need to add less sugar substitute if the fruit you use is ripe and sweet. Taste the ice-cream mixtu ....
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Recipe# 3513
20 Aug 11

 
Carrot Garlic Chutney ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
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Carrots, garlic, chilli powder and lemon juice are combined to make a tasty accompaniment for rotis, parathas or a spread for sandwiches. Carrots are rich in fibre and vitamin a and the garlic is good to control the sugar and cholesterol levels in the blood. This chutney can be stored if refrigerate ....
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Recipe# 3498
20 Aug 11

 
Gavar Pumpkin Vegetable 
by Tarla Dalal
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Cluster beans are good for diabetics as they have the highest fibre content among all vegetables which in turn prevents a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. Red pumpkin has been added to thicken the gravy and it also imparts a natural sweetness to this dish, which is delectable. You ....
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Recipe# 1373
10 Apr 15

 
Spinach Stuffed Parathas 
by Tarla Dalal
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Succulent whole wheat parathas packed with the goodness of spinach! Crumbled low-fat paneer helps hold the spinach together in the filling, while onions and green chillies lend it an exciting flavour. You are sure to love not just the taste but also the texture of these delicious Spinach Stuffed Par ....
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