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Last Updated : Mar 21,2020



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

 Moong Dal and Suva SubziMoong Dal and Suva Subzi

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.

Paneer Mutter BiryaniPaneer Mutter Biryani

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.

Ragi Roti

Ragi Roti

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.

Palak KadhiPalak Kadhi

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. 

Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint DressingCarrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in 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. 

Healthy MomosHealthy Momos

 

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, Spicy Broccoli Subzi 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. 

Spicy Broccoli SubziSpicy Broccoli Subzi

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.

Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal SoupHearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

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.

Veg Raita, Mixed Vegetable RaitaVeg Raita, Mixed Vegetable Raita

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.

Tarkari KhichdiTarkari Khichdi

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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Anti- Aging Breakfast Platter
Recipe# 763
05 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Start your day with this energetic breakfast platter, which is loaded with healthy, colourful and tasty ingredients that look so appealing that you cannot help drooling! Chock-full of nutritious foods ranging from fruits and sprouts to paneer, this ....
Baitha Varan
Recipe# 22172
23 Mar 13

 
 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 ....
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad
Recipe# 36414
05 Apr 19

 
 
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 ....
Beet and Sprouts Salad, Healthy Sprouted Beetroot Salad
Recipe# 5275
25 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
beet and sprouts salad recipe | healthy sprouted beetroot salad | beetroot and alfa-alfa sprouts salad | beetroot sprout salad | with 11 amazing images. Beet and sprout ....
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha
Recipe# 22222
13 Jun 11

 
 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 ....
Bharvan Baingan
Recipe# 22210
13 Jun 11

 
 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. ....
Black Eyed Bean Salad, Chawli and Mixed Vegetable Salad
Recipe# 782
08 Jan 20

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 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 ....
Bohri Khichdi
Recipe# 22158
23 Mar 13

 
 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
Brown Rice ( Pressure Cooker Method)
Recipe# 39929
11 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
how to cook brown rice in pressure cooker | how to cook brown rice Indian style | cooker brown rice | with 5 amazing images. how to cook brown rice in pressure cooker is a quicker method th ....
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.
Cabbage and Grapes Salad in A Basil Curd Dressing
Recipe# 22245
22 Jan 19

 
 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 ....
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad
Recipe# 7442
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives th ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
13 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
carrot cucumber and rajma Salad in mint dressing recipe | vegetable salad with mint and lemon dressing | healthy weight loss vegetable salad | healthy Indian salad recipe for weight loss | wit ....
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 ....
Creamy Mushroom Risotto
Recipe# 22161
02 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is a classic Italian dish, made of Arborio rice and cheese. It has a creamy, slightly gooey consistency and soft flavour that is very soothing to the palate. It is quite filling and tasty, and can be served as a
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 ,
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22169
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A Parsi delicacy modified into a healthy and easy-to-make dal. Dhan means cereals and pulses, and saak means vegetables. These combine here to make a wholesome meal! It is traditionally served with Brown Rice to make a complete nourishing meal. Dare ....
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 ....
French Casserole
Recipe# 22163
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The French Casserole is a classy one-dish meal with subtle flavours. It is basically comprised of three components – rice, spinach-onion mixture and tomato gravy – that are arranged and baked with a topping of cheese. Spinach gives you a creamy ....
Fresh Fruit Raita ( Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35063
12 Apr 20

 
 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 ....
Fruit and Vegetable Raita
Recipe# 22181
23 Mar 13

 
 
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 ....
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 ....
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.
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Zero Oil
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 on 27 Sep 17 04:08 PM