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Zero Oil recipes
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, E, D and 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.
01 Jan 01
Anti Ageing Breakfast Platter by Tarla Dalal
A recipe accidentally stumbled upon in a secret medicinal chest belonging to some Jain monks. Analysis revealed that it contained vital nutrients that slows the process of ageing.
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
11 Jan 11
Barley Idli 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 ....
10 Oct 14
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad by Tarla Dalal
A light and colourful way to begin lunch! Suva, tomatoes and bean sprouts combine beautifully with salt and lemon juice in this tangy, crunchy Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad. Suva is an excellent source of iron, while bean sprouts and tomatoes are rich sources of vitamin C which helps to absorb ....
17 Nov 10
Beetroot and Dill Salad ( Low Cholesterol Recipe) 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.
19 Jun 16
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of beetroot, the juiciness of cucumber and the tanginess of tomato fuse together in this pastel shaded raita. Coconut and crushed peanuts further enhance the flavour and texture of this raita, making the beetroot, cucumber and tomato raita an innovative accompaniment for
01 Nov 16
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha 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 ....
13 Jun 11
Bharvan Baingan by Tarla Dalal
Stuffing them with spices and besan really enhances the flavour of brinjal in this dish! This subzi is easy and quick to make, as long as you have a pressure cooker on hand.
Use the small and dark varieties of brinjal as they have a mild sweetness which combines well with the stuffing.
03 Apr 17
Black Eyed Bean Salad, Chawli and Mixed Vegetable Salad by Tarla Dalal
Yet another exciting way to include black-eyed beans in your salad, this salad is a sure-shot winner with everybody. It combines cooked chawli beans with crunchy and juicy veggies like capsicum, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
A squeeze of lemon adds tang to this recipe while a sprinkling of peppe ....
23 Mar 13
Bohri Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Stylish, peppy khichdi! Layer the khichdi with a simple onion, curds and red paste gravy to make a tongue-tickling delicacy. Serve hot with low fat curds to enjoy a totally scrumptious meal. Toovar dal, milk and curds, most of the ingredients used in this dish brim with protein and calcium, which ar ....
23 Mar 13
Brown Rice ( Zero Oil Dal Chawal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You can substitute white rice with brown rice while making delicious pulaos and biryanis, to benefit from its added nutrient and fibre content. Here is how you can cook brown rice on an open flame. While pressure cooking is a bit faster, cooking on an open flame gives you greater control over the te ....
23 Mar 13
Brown Rice Risotto by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is one of the most famous Italian rice dishes, now popular all over the world. While it is now beheld as an exotic recipe, most Italians look at Risotto as a homely and soothing meal made with rice and some form of stock. Here is a vegetarian, cheese-based version that is made heart-friendly ....
11 Jan 11
Cabbage and Apple Salad 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.
11 Jan 11
Cabbage and Grapes Salad in A Basil Curd Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Carefully-chosen ingredients like green grapes, cucumber and cabbage make this salad a really refreshing one. The innovative dressing of low-fat curds adds to the tingling freshness of this salad with the zesty flavours of basil, lemon and mustard.
The addition of grated apples is a smart move ....
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