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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# 3498
20 Aug 11

 
 
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

 
 
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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Recipe# 34737
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Let us borrow some ideas from japanese cuisine! this healthy version of sushi is loaded with paneer, spinach, carrots, baby corn, capsicum and cucumber. Really a vitamin and mineral rich treat! make sure you roll each spinach leaf carefully so that it doesn’t break.
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Recipe# 35015
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Pockets of joy to pep up your parties! pita bread made with whole wheat flour and filled with chickpeas patties are teamed up with healthy bread mayonnaise and veggies for a wholesome, low-cal experience. While regular pita pockets contain approximately 250 calories, these contain only 123 each.
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Recipe# 34735
24 Jan 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
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The all-time favourite indian cooler, cucumber, is topped with flavoured lebanese hummus. An innovative and irresistible way to relish the healthy cucumber, this snack can be had at any time of the day.
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Recipe# 35030
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Sautéed broccoli combined with soft paneer and marinated in a spicy and flavoursome red pepper sauce, makes a delicious and nutritionally-balanced starter. Remember to serve these hot!
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Recipe# 35032
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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A colourful selection of fresh and nutritious veggies is steeped in the charmoula marinade (of algerian and moroccan origin) and crisped to perfection. Make sure you make the marinade right, since that is the highlight of this recipe.
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Recipe# 35331
20 Aug 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
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White sauce is frequently used in continental cuisine. Here is a low calorie version of white sauce which made healthy by the use of cauliflower for creaminess and whole wheat flour instead of the refined plain flour. Enjoy using this white sauce without the guilt for making your favourites dishes l ....
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Recipe# 39611
08 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Are you on a diet, and feeling forlorn about not being able to have buttery grilled potato sandwiches? Well, this Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich is so tasty you will never feel tempted to reach for such unhealthy sandwiches again. With fibre plus protein rich sprouts and loads of veggies sautéed w ....
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Recipe# 32627
23 Dec 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
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A unique twist has been given to the simple garlic chutney by adding tomatoes and spring onions to it. Tomato gives it the much needed tang, while the coriander and spring onion greens add to the crunch and earthy flavour. This chutney compliments mint and masoor rolls and whole wheat salad wrap.
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Recipe# 32980
07 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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This chutney is usually made of dry coconut, which is high in saturated (bad) fat. I made this healthier low-fat version by completely avoiding the use of coconut. This chutney is just as tasty and adds zing to traditional foods like stuffed bajra roti, page… garlic is a heart-friendly ingredient as ....
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Recipe# 33044
20 Aug 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Tava sprouts pulao, the famous tava rice has been given a healthy makeover – i’ve added a sprout which makes it rich in protein, iron, zinc and fibre. Veggies spiced with pav bhaji masala add just the right touch of flavour!
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Recipe# 33047
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Suva masoor dal, a perfect combination with steaming rice, this low- cal spicy dal is perfect to get back to pre-pregnancy shape. Dill leaves and garlic add flavour and iron, turmeric is a well-known anti-bacterial agent, while masoor dal strengthens muscles which become weak after delivery.
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Recipe# 33056
07 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Oats and Orange Rabdi, this rabdi is an unbelievably tastier and healthier version of the traditional high calorie sweet. Low-fat milk, minimal amount of ghee and high fibre oats brings the calorie count down to only 98 per serving – enough reason to forget the original and add this to a diabe ....
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