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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# 3463
20 Aug 11

 
 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

 
 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

 
 
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# 1444
23 Nov 15

 
 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# 1373
26 Mar 18

 
 
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# 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# 33017
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Dalia and vegetable salad, a unique salad perked up with a delicately flavoured mint dressing, here’s a nutrient-rich, delicious treat with assorted vegetables and dalia. The best part is, it has only 48calories per serving – a surefire way to lose weight.
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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# 32999
31 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Soya Methi Masala, a low-calorie subzi for health freaks! Relish it with phulkas or with any other roti or paratha and cut down on your visible fat intake. This subzi is double dose of health as it is low cal and made using soya granules, fenugreek which is high in vitamin A and calcium. Low-fat mil ....
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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# 22273
29 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Though unpleasantly bitter, karela tops the list of diabetes-friendly foods. It contains 'gurmarin', a polypeptide that works like insulin in our body and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Combine karela with carrot and low-fat paneer to make these surprisingly delicious tikkis. Serve with ....
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Recipe# 22267
07 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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This chutney is usually is made using 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 tastes equally tasty and zings up the flavour of snacks may it be Oil- Fre ....
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Low Calorie, Weight Loss
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