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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# 8688
16 May 08

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Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer) by Tarla Dalal
Low fat paneer made from low fat milk and low fat curds contains more protein and calcium than full fat paneer. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. Using curds instead of lemon juice not only gives more amount of paneer comparatively but also renders it soft. Use freshly ma ....
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Recipe# 4057
02 Jun 15

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Low Calorie Spinach Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Cooking it with low-fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! This soup is especially recommended for all the weight-conscious ....
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Recipe# 801
13 Apr 17

 
Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad by Tarla Dalal
Be prepared for an adventurous experience packed into a salad bowl! The Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad has a little bit of everything, giving your palate a dynamic experience, with different flavours and textures. It is very satiating and ideal for weight-watchers as it includes a wise mi ....
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Recipe# 1419
25 May 17

 
Ragi Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
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Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
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Recipe# 4804
14 Jun 14

 
Palak Toovar Dal ( Calcium Rich Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and toovar dal used for this mildly spiced recipe, makes this dal a rich calcium source. Serve hot with roti or rice.
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Recipe# 41606
28 Mar 17

 
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, Healthy Dessert for Weight Loss by Tarla Dalal
If you can pass by this yummy dessert without tasting it, then there is something wrong with your sweet tooth! Made of peanut butter and coconut with a dash of cocoa, these balls are rolled in desiccated coconut to get a flaky texture and irresistible visual appeal. The good news is that the ....
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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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