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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# 3537
16 Jul 16

 
 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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Recipe# 32598
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 3 pieces. Get ready for some praise with this no-fuss instant dhokla using the unconventional taste of corn. Ideal low-cal snack for those on the move.
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Recipe# 5276
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting combination of textures blended with a tangy dressing. For a healthier option, replace low fat paneer with tofu (soya paneer), which contains beneficial phytonutrients like 'genistein' and 'isoflavones' that lower blood cholesterol levels and remove fatty deposits from the arteries.
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Recipe# 3578
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
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Recipe# 41646
03 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and tomatoes always get along very well together because of their contrasting textures and flavours. The soft but earthy flavour of cheese complements the tang of tomatoes, and they bring out the best of each other. In this amazing salad, the duo is enhanced further by the addition of bas ....
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Recipe# 1387
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Amidst drum rolls and lots of pomp, we present a non-fried version of none other than one of the most popular chaats... Dahi Vada. Be careful not to soak the vadas beyond 2-3 minutes, to prevent them from breaking. This is a heavy snack so, I suggest you do not indulge in more than one serving.
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Recipe# 39892
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Au gratin is a continental dish, traditionally made with fat-laden white sauce and cheese. Here we have made the white sauce using low-fat milk, and to your surprise, we have used fibre-rich oats for thickening it! The Oats and Vegetable Au Gratin is also chock-full of colourful veggies, which are h ....
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Recipe# 7464
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think dal and the first thing that comes to mind is mother’s cooking. While moms are generally fond of pampering their children with oodles of ghee and butter, we must learn to tone down on these fatty ingredients as we grow up! So, here a fatless version of Maa ki Dal, which not only retains the s ....
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Recipe# 1775
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Onion is a popular flavour and texture enhancer in varied dishes, ranging from soups to subzis. However, in this unique soup, this low-fat, cholesterol fighting ingredient plays a key role together with dried thyme! A generous dose of spring onions imparts a fabulous taste as well as some colour to ....
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Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
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Recipe# 1354
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber, Capsicum and Celery Salad, is a delightful combination of fresh vegetables, fruits and curds which makes this salad hard to resist. The low-fat curd dressing is delicately flavoured with basil and mustard powder. The fruits, vegetables and low-fat curds have few calories, but contains a lo ....
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Recipe# 3496
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Parathas are sustaining and wholesome. Puréed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to make this delicious paratha dough. Both whole wheat flour and green peas are rich in fibre, which aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Each paratha being cooked in ¼ teaspoon of oil is absolutely healt ....
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Recipe# 39120
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soups can either be kind or kindling, and this one is of the latter style! Pepped up with oregano and chilli flakes, this spicy soup features an iron-rich combination of rajma and Mexican salsa. Blanched and finely chopped tomatoes make the soup super tangy, and also impart a lasting good mouth-feel ....
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Recipe# 41900
06 Jul 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Every time hunger strikes, are you at a loss what to cook, which will satiate your tummy and please your taste buds but not add to your inches? The Lemony Quinoa and Baby Spinach Soup is a brilliant choice. A super healthy and tasty soup, this will be loved by all, but is especially apt for a we ....
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