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Last Updated : Jul 19,2018



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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Mango and Pineapple Juice
Recipe# 5620
16 Jun 08

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by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a nutritious punch for stocking vitamin a and c stores needed for protecting your eyes and skin from harmful substances causing infections.
Fruits in Mango Dressing
Recipe# 5277
17 Nov 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dressed to kill, a salad that thrills! walnuts contain beneficial fatty acids (linoleic acid) that nourish and strengthen the arteries of the heart.
Vegetarian Sushi with Peanut Wasabi Sauce ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34737
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Let us borrow some ideas from japanese cuisine! this healthy version of sushi is loaded with paneer, spinach, carrots, baby corn, capsicum and cucumber. Really a vitamin and mineral rich treat! make sure you roll each spinach leaf carefully so that it doesn’t break.
Cabbage and Apple Salad
Recipe# 22241
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
In this simple, easy-to-make, elegant salad, the traditional calorie-laden mayonnaise dressing is replaced with a healthier version, made using low-fat curds and dill. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, while apples provide fibre, placing this salad high on the nutrition scale.
Chawli and Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40897
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup, which combines chawli and beetroot, is an interesting way to include nutrient-rich chawli in your diet. Its flavour is beautifully balanced by sweet beetroot, making it very appealing. A unique garnish of finely chopped onions and tomatoes imparts an interesting mouth-feel to ....
Dal Pandoli
Recipe# 22264
11 Jan 11

 
 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 ,
Gado Gado Salad
Recipe# 22240
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Time to make a culinary trip to Indonesia, with this scrumptious Gado Gado Salad! Loaded with colourful and juicy veggies, dressed in a unique peanut sauce that combines nutty, sweet and tangy flavours, this delectable salad is a super-tasty antioxidant booster!
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 ....
Garlicky Moong Sprouts Soup with Spinach
Recipe# 40898
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Some of life’s greatest pleasures and most valuable treasures come in simple packages! This Garlicky Moong Sprouts Soup with Spinach is a perfect example. Loads of nutrients and remarkable taste are attained with minimal ingredients and an easy procedure! Spinach and moong are protein and iron ....
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 ....
Herbed Jowar Strips with Spicy Orange Salsa
Recipe# 38820
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you thought finger foods like chips and dips are impossible to prepare without oil, then this recipe of Herbed Jowar Strips with Spicy Orange Salsa is an absolute must-try! A very unique salsa of oranges and tomatoes perked up with spice powders, is served with baked crispies made of whole ....
Kothimbir Vadi, Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi Recipe
Recipe# 22262
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Popular Maharashtrian snack made healthier. It is usually considered to be a fried snack…but I tried making them without using any oil and the vadis turned out to be just as scrumptious. Kothimbir means coriander, which is the main ingredient in this ....
Mexican Rajma, Bean Sprouts and Lettuce Tossed in Guacamole Dressing
Recipe# 22246
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bean Sprouts is a very salad-friendly ingredient, as it has a wonderful crunchy texture, along with a pleasant, mildly-sweet flavour. In this multi-faceted salad, bean sprouts team up with delicious veggies like capsicum, cucumber and spring onions, not to forget everybody’s favourite kidney beans! ....
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 ....
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 ....
Panch Ratna Uttapa
Recipe# 36418
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
An uttapa with a difference! using variety of vegetables substantially increases the calcium and fibre content. With zero-oil, the uttapas make a great low-cal evening snack.
Pav Bhaji Khakhra, Zero Oil
Recipe# 40917
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Pav Bhaji Khakhra is quite an off-beat snack. It might not taste like regular khakhras because it does not have oil, but it tastes fabulous in its own special way, with the peppy flavour of pav bhaji masala. This healthy and chatpata snack can be carried along anywhere, to office or even ....
Smoked Brinjal and Pumpkin Dip with Cucumber Strips
Recipe# 40915
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and peeled brinjals along with red pumpkin, spices and lemon juice makes a creamy and tangy dip that is ideal to have with cucumber strips. This dip has a rich flavour and a really enticing mouth-feel that linger in your memory for a long time. Not only that, this zero-oil Smoked Brinj ....
Spicy Barley Soup
Recipe# 22234
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite world over, this soup makes use of paneer made from low fat milk that reduces the calorie-count whereas barley, the key ingredient, perks up its fibre content. Ginger, garlic and mint add their unique flavour and add zing and spice to this soup. Barley can be used in a va ....
Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing
Recipe# 22239
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy ....
Sweet Corn and Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 22237
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A typically Mexican Sweet Corn and Capsicum Soup, this has a distinct smoky flavour. Soft, yellow sweet corn tastes great just raw, so it naturally adds great value to this soup too. Roasting capsicum on a direct flame imparts a unique flavour and taste to ....
Tom Yum Soup, Zero Oil Tom Yum Soup
Recipe# 1570
11 Jan 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Tom Yum Soup is an all-time favourite Oriental recipe, which features an assortment of veggies and low-fat paneer in a clear vegetable stock. Apart from the amalgam of flavours and textures that the veggies contribute to this soup, a dash of lemon juice helps to boost the taste and aroma fabul ....
Vegetable and Paneer On Skewer
Recipe# 38806
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Now, this is what one would call a colourful and flavourful dish! The marinade is what makes this recipe unique. Use any vegetable of your choice, serve to your guests and win abundant praises. As this is cooked without oil, it is both nutritious and low in calories. In case skewers are not av ....
Baby Corn Palak
Recipe# 22196
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and baby corn blend with in this scrumptious and nutritious dish. Spinach provides lots of calcium while baby corn provides fibre. To retain the bright green colour of spinach, ensure that you blanch it just for a few minutes and do not over cook it. Serve with
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Zero Oil
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 on 27 Sep 17 04:08 PM