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Zero Oil Recipes, Oil free Indian Recipes

Are you trying to lose weight? Did you ever think that you could make your favourite recipes without oil? Well, here’s a good news for you. We have a whole lot of section which includes recipes that are oil free

Our “no oil recipes” are ideal for people who are trying to lose weight or for those who are on a low fat diet due to various health reasons. Moreover we have not just eliminated oil from the recipes but also given them a healthy touch by adding ingredients like brown rice instead of white rice, whole wheat flour instead of maida and so on.

7 different sections in our Zero Oil Recipe category

1.   Zero Oil Rice/Biryani/Pulao – This section includes traditional tasty recipes of different types of Rice, Biryani and Pulao made without oil. If you are on a weight loss diet and craving for biryani then Paneer Mutter Biryani is a delicious oil free and low fat recipe which is made using low fat paneer and milk to add to the nutritional value. Palak Kofta Rice is another option as the koftas are steamed instead of deep frying which will not only make them healthy but also soft that they melt in your mouth.

 

2. Oil Free Rotis and Parathas – You can select from a range of Rotis and Parathas to suit your palate and mood. Ragi Roti  is a great recipe to eat as it is loaded with nutrients and is made healthier by using low fat curds. Tandoori paratha  is a healthy alternative to regular paratha, as it is loaded with the goodness of vegetables and low fat curds.

 

3. No Oil Dals and Kadhis – Have you ever tried loading your dal with different vegetables? If not then try making Darbari Dal which is healthy yet yummy version of darbari dal made using a combination of dals and replaces fat rich coconut with veggies. Ever heard of a kadhi that’s green in colour? Palak Kadhi  is a healthful recipe which may sound strange but it tastes as good just as the way it looks. Palak puree in it will add a bright green colour along with some vitamin A to the recipe.

 

4. Zero Oil Salads – Salads are usually healthy which may become unhealthy if fatty/oil containing dressings are used. Avoiding oily and creamy dressings will make your salad fat free too. You can make your salads healthier by adding a combination of fruits, vegetables and pulses and sprouts too. Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad is one of the examples where Rajma is also used along with healthy mint dressing. 

 

5. Oil Free Snacks – What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Snacks”? You must be thinking about those deep fried items which loaded with ghee or sugar. Our section on zero oil snacks offers a range of recipes that are made without oil or any other fat. You can make a healthier version of momos using wheat flour instead of refined maida for the covering. Healthy Momos can be made using a healthy mix of vegetables and sprouts to add on to the nutritional value. 

 

6. No Oil Subzis – Ever wondered that you could make subzis without using oil, ghee or butter? We have a wide range of zero oil versions of recipes from different states of India. Kofta Makhani is a wonderful healthy oil free recipe which uses a variety of vegetables and the koftas are steamed instead of being deep fried. This recipe is also rich in Vitamin A and calcium. Subzi Pasanda is another healthy recipe in which cashew paste is replaced by cauliflower and onion paste. 

 

7. Zero Oil Soups – Soups are considered healthy but some soups may have hidden fats like cream, milk, butter, fried noodles etc. Try to avoid making soups with these ingredients as they add a lot of fat to them. Carrot and Onion Soup is a low calorie healthy recipe made with low fat milk which adds to its nutritional value. Soups can also be made using dals and lentils, one such example is Hearty Red Lentil Soup made using low fat milk.

Why we all need a bit of Oil in our daily diet?

When we think of weight, what comes to our mind first is to avoid fats completely. What we don’t realise is that by eliminating oil completely, we not only miss out on our favourite dishes, but also lose the nutrient value that fats and oil have to offer! You will be surprised to know that fats and oil are actually good sources of energy and aid absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A,  Vitamin E, D and Vitamin K as well as provide lubrication to the joints.


Hence removing these drastically from our diet not only makes us fall prey to various vitamin and mineral deficiencies but also invites digestive problems, joint pains etc. Nutritionists and health experts, thus advise people to consume 3-4 teaspoons of oil per day.

The idea behind bringing out this section is to not to not make each meal oil free, rather, of the 4-6 meals you consume every day, ensure that one or two comprise of zero oil recipes, then which meal to make zero oil is absolutely your choice. Find great choices for zero oil roti, subzis, dal, chawal, soups, salads and snacks here in.

We hope you enjoy our other Oil Free Sections listed below.

Zero Oil Rice / Biryani / Pulao Recipes
Zero Oil Rotis and Parathas Recipes
Zero Oil Dals, Kadhis Recipes
Zero Oil International Recipes
Zero Oil Salads Recipes
Zero Oil Snacks Recipes
Zero Oil Soups Recipes
Zero Oil Subzis Recipes

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Kofta Makhani
Recipe# 22194
23 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The very word 'makhani' brings to our mind a rich gravy with lots of butter and cream! However, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the same magical impact can be created in a healthy fashion by using low-fat milk. The vibrant, red-coloured kofta used in this delightful dish is made us ....
Mushroom Soup
Recipe# 22235
26 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mushroom Soup, an all-time favourite, becomes all the more desirable with the addition of oregano. With crunchy mushrooms, this soup is a winner in terms of flavour and texture. Moreover, in a low-fat format, it becomes a hit with weight-watchers and health-conscious people too. This oil-free ....
Dal Pandoli
Recipe# 22264
02 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein , calcium ,
Paneer Mutter Biryani
Recipe# 22148
23 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer is a show-stealer! Undoubtedly one of my favorites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this Biryani a real delicacy. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice. I have used low-fat milk to enhance its calcium and protein content, even while curbing the calories. To keep t ....
Moong Sprouts Panki
Recipe# 40916
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is an all-time favourite traditional Gujarati snack, which can be thought of as thin and tasty pancakes cooked between banana leaves to get a unique, rustic aroma. This innovative panki recipe is a zero-oil variant, made with a batter of sprouted moong, oa ....
Fruit and Vegetable Raita
Recipe# 22181
16 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A combination of fruits and vegetables gives this raita a welcome blend of flavours – sweet, savoury and tangy as well. Not only that, the chosen fruits and vegetables also bring in a variety of textures, from mushy bananas and crunchy grapes to soft apples and juicy cucumbers. In short, this ....
Tarkari Khichdi
Recipe# 22155
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this dish brims with Tarkari (vegetables) and the nutrients that they contain. To add to the goodness of vegetables, moong dal is also a rich source of protein, folic acid and zinc. An interesting combination of health and taste makes this dish a must-try!
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita
Recipe# 3594
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
17 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Shahi Paneer Mutter
Recipe# 22198
04 Nov 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
The word 'Shahi' is immediately associated with rich, fat-laden and royal subzis. Here is a healthier version of the same, made with well-chosen ingredients and slight modifications to the cooking style. You will be surprised to note it retains the royal flavour! To maintain the richness and the ....
How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe# 42257
07 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Experience the goodness of pumpkin seeds in a delectable roasted form! This recipe shows you how to roast pumpkin seeds, which not only enhances their flavour but also makes them easy to use. Now, you can just sprinkle them on your soups ,
Mixed Veggie Raita
Recipe# 3602
21 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha
Recipe# 22222
04 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for whole wheat parathas. This simple yet tasty Besan Paratha is al ....
Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32449
21 Jan 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy and tasty, nutritious and flavourful snack indeed. Pomegranate and raw mangoes perk up this colourful chaat.
Oats Rava Palak Dhokla
Recipe# 38819
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried a variety of dhokla with various flours, flavours and tempering, but have you ever tried a combination of oats, semolina and spinach for your dhokla batter? This nutritious combo gives you many essential nutrients including
Rajma and Spinach Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 33969
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent and subtle, this delicately flavoured soup is made from an unusual combination, that of rajma and spinach. So health-wise you have a protein-enriched meal. The pairing of flavours is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Enjoy it as a good beginning to your meal and add some ....
Carrot Onion Soup
Recipe# 22228
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a ....
Palak Kofta Rice
Recipe# 39667
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Koftas add zing to the zero oil palak rice. Try making these soft and tasty koftas with low-fat paneer and palak. Not only palak, but low-fat paneer is also a health booster as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin A. Steaming the koftas instead of deep-frying not only slashes down the fat conten ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1339
27 Mar 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34004
15 Mar 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
Banana and Cucumber Salad
Recipe# 1469
03 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Banana and cucumber salad is a unique combo made up in kachumber style! sweet bananas and crunchy cucumbers are a very compatible twosome when prepared just right, with a texture boost from peanuts and coconut and a flavour boost from green chillies and lemon juice. Serve chilled.
Fatless Maa ki Dal
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 ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
Barley Idli
Recipe# 22254
05 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner. Barley Idli is a modifie ....
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