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बिना तेल - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Zero Oil recipes in Hindi)
તેલ વગરના વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Zero Oil recipes in Gujarati)

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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Moong Dal and Suva Subzi
Recipe# 22212
29 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The unique taste of suva, fortified by moong dal and spiced with green chillies makes this subzi a must-try. Suva and tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and iron, while moong dal provides the necessa ....
Garlicky Cabbage and Spinach Salad
Recipe# 40486
11 Jan 11

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by Tarla Dalal
A combination of red and regular cabbages gives this Garlicky Cabbage and Spinach Salad an appealing countenance with contrasting colours, which is further accentuated by shredded spinach. Grated carrot adds a mild sweetness to this salad, while walnuts impart a salty nuttiness that you are sure to ....
Sprouted and Boiled Moong
Recipe# 40323
05 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting is a wonderful way to enhance the nutritional benefits of beans like moong, and it also adds to the flavour with a mild sweetness and pleasurable crunch. Here we show you how to make perfect Sprouted and Boiled Moong. This is not only a convenient way but also a healthy method, because we ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of wholesome urad dal, perked up with calcium-rich curds and pungent ginger, garlic pastes. Although it makes use of minimal ingredients, the Khatta Urad Dal has a distinct, tongue-tickling flavour that you are sure to relish. The highlight of this recipe, as t ....
Grated Cauliflower with Peas
Recipe# 22214
13 Jun 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower has an innate charm, which pleases people of all age groups if prepared properly. Its subtle flavour is not only pleasing to the palate, but also works well with varied ingredients and spices, as you will see in this delicious preparation of Grated Cauliflower with Peas. Fiber-rich g ....
Mixed Fruit Salad in Ginger Dressing
Recipe# 22242
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad features a unique combination of fruits and vegetables – water-rich watermelon, juicy cucumber, tangy pineapples and sweet carrots – in a peppy lemon and honey dressing. The highlight of the dressing is the addition of ginger, which complements the flavour of watermelon and pineapple wond ....
Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22220
28 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Taste bhi, health bhi! Really! This sumptuous Ragi Roti is rich in calcium and protein, which are required to support our bones and maintain the cells in our body respectively. With the mild tanginess of curds, spicy notes of green chillies and the exciting crunch of grated carrot and spring onio ....
Healthy Bean Quesadilla
Recipe# 22260
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quesadillas are a wonderful anytime snack. Handy tortillas packed with our favourite fillings, they can be made into a very satiating and tasty one-dish meal . Yet, there is the niggling worry that maida makes the tortillas unhealthy. Here is a healt ....
Tameta Muthia Nu Shaak
Recipe# 22149
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional treat from the kitchens of Gujarati , the Tameta Muthia nu Shaak will amaze you with its fenugreek flavoured muthias in a tangy tomato base. While the original recipe calls for oodles of oil, we have managed to recreate the same magic without a ....
Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani delicacies are traditionally laden with ghee but not to worry, for here is a healthier version! chana dal helps to thicken the dal and imparts body to the dish. Add amchur as per your taste, more if you like it sour, else just a little.
Green Paste
Recipe# 22526
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and thick Green Paste adds a wonderful flavour to curries and pulaos. It has a striking flavour of coriander and mint, balanced by the team work of poha and grated coconut. This innovative twist reduces the amount of coconut used and totally removes peanut from the scene, thereby reducing ....
Fresh Fruit Raita ( Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35063
31 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This sweet and delicious raita makes use of curds-which is a powerhouse of calcium. A cup of low-fat curd meets 25% of the adult recommended dietary allowance for calcium. So ensure that you include a cup of curd in your daily intake of food. This raita will ensure that you stock up on calcium throu ....
Khatta Gobhi
Recipe# 22191
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower is an all-time favourite vegetable, but mostly deep-fried or sautéed in oodles of oil. As a healthy change from these formats, try this delicious Khatta Gobhi, a preparation of cauliflower in a sour curd-based gravy. Not only is this recipe oil-free and low-cal, it is also excessivel ....
Masala Papad ( Zero Oil Dal and Chawal)
Recipe# 22180
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This zero-oil version of Masala Papad differs from the usual starter in many ways, and not just in the absence of oil! Usually, when deep-fried papads are used to prepare Masala Papad, the oil helps to hold the chopped vegetables and spice powders in place. Here, we have used a layer of peppy green ....
Eggplant Dip, Veg Baba Ganoush, Roasted Eggplant Dip
Recipe# 3522
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Middle Eastern name for this dip is Baba Ganoush which is eaten with warm pita bread as an appetiser or a snack. While may not sound very appetising to have a brinjal dip…, trust me you will not even realize that you are eating brinjal. Brinjals are a rich source of iron which is an important co ....
Handi Khichdi
Recipe# 22154
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is cooked in a traditional Indian deep iron pan called "handi". It is believed that cooking in iron utensils increases the iron content of food, however rice is also naturally rich in iron, so you can be double sure that this recipe will boost your haemoglobin levels. Marinating the vegeta ....
Stuffed Brinjal and Onion Khichdi ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22159
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another dish with a combination of stuffed vegetables and khichdi, which are mixed together and pressure cooked till done. You can use vegetables of your choice or whatever is available at home. Not only is this dish colourful and palatable, the horde of ingredients makes it nutritious too. Masoor d ....
Bharvan Baingan Khichdi
Recipe# 22157
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way to serve brinjal and khichadi! 'Bharvan' means stuffed, brinjal are stuffed with a spicy mixture of besan, coconut and spices. It not only adds spice to the otherwise bland khichadi but also perks up the flavour of the dish. Although slightly higher in calories a small portion of ....
Mooli ka Salad
Recipe# 3491
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thickly grated radish is perked up by the addition of an unusual combination of ingredients like garlic, mustard seeds and lemon juice. This makes a tongue tickling dish that is low in calories and carbohydrates and so is a perfect accompaniment to a main course like khichdi or parathas.
Noodle, Sprouts and Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 22227
11 Jan 11

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by Tarla Dalal
Is this soup an appetizer or a meal itself? Well, the Noodle, Sprouts and Capsicum Soup is so wholesome it can be served in small portions as an appetizer, or in larger quantities as a snack or meal itself. The use of plenty of veggies and paneer brings in abundant vitamin C, protein, calcium ....
Mexican Rice (  Zero Oil Dal and Chawal)
Recipe# 22160
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
The use of vibrant red chilli flakes, mealy kidney beans, peppy capsicum and pungent garlic make the Mexican character of this dish very clear indeed. This rice delicacy is made without oil, and using brown rice instead of white to enhance the fibre content. Moreover, lots of fibre-rich and nutritio ....
Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Apple Dressing
Recipe# 7443
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No dish could be so easy to prepare, yet so exciting! An innovative combination of fruits and vegetables, and a smooth dressing of apple and lemon juice give this salad a stimulating blend of flavours, hues and textures. The Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Apple Dressing is rich in iron, which mainta ....
Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad
Recipe# 3534
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber is a vegetable with a high water content and is therefore relatively low in calories and carbohydrates. Try having cucumber with its peel which itself is a great source of fibre and many more nutrients. The fat free lemon juice and soya sauce dressing enhances this salad, especially when it ....
Beetroot and Dill Salad ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5275
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Two unusual ingredients, beetroot and dill, complement each other in this salad. Sprouted methi seeds add to the vitamin c, b complex, iron and calcium content and help keep the heart healthy.
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