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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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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! ....
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 ....
Toovar Dal with Vegetables
Recipe# 22171
14 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal with vegetables is a wholesome dish, full of vegetables and protein-rich dal. You need not stick to the veggies i have used – just open your fridge and throw in anything you find. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish can be prepared with just about no oil! remember ....
Lauki Kofta Curry
Recipe# 22150
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gone are those days when you had to spend half a day in the kitchen preparing kofta curry! With this simple recipe, cooking becomes not only less tedious but also healthier as the kofta are steamed rather than fried. Cook the gravy on a medium flame to avoid burning of spices and onions. Highl ....
Papad ki Churi
Recipe# 22179
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian food is almost incomplete without accompaniments . But fat-laden ones aren't the only option. Here is a healthy accompaniment with a remarkably lower calorie and fat count, so you can binge on it without any guilt. However, if you suffer from high ....
Minty Bean Salad
Recipe# 3600
28 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
For an accompaniment to a main dish, try this novel combination of black-eyed beans (lobhia) with a fresh minty flavour. Tomato, coriander and lemon add more tang and nutritional value i.e. vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and iron to this salad. Serve at room temperature immediately after tossing i ....
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.
Jalfrazie Layered Brown Rice (zero Oil, Low Calorie and Diabetic)
Recipe# 22152
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jalfrazie is a combination of veggies flavoured with a sweet and sour gravy. The usp of this recipe however is the brown rice. Since it is not milled, its outer covering or bran that is rich in fibre is kept intact, making it a healthy and diabetic-friendly ingredient. It is good for weight-watchers ....
Subzi Pasanda (  Zero Oil Rotis and Subzis )
Recipe# 22192
13 Jun 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
True to the name, "subzi pasanda" is a veggie dish you will love! calorie-laden cashewnut paste is replaced with a healthy paste made with cauliflower and onions. Serve hot with whole wheat parathas for a healthy meal.
Red Paste
Recipe# 22527
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fiery-looking spice paste made with pungent ingredients like red chillies, garlic and ginger, the red paste is really not as hot as it looks because of the addition of beaten rice, which not only adds volume but also balances the strong flavours of the spices. The red paste can be used to pep up a ....
Cauliflower Indad
Recipe# 22193
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yet another dish made with the versatile cauliflower. Since gobhi has a bland flavour, it can go well with any gravy and combination of spices. Here is a wonderful treat for all you spice lovers. To enhance the dish's allure, use fresh cauliflower and keep the florets slightly big in size. ....
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.
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil )
Recipe# 22165
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22147
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
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.
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. ....
Tandoori Paratha
Recipe# 22223
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The well-thought-out choice of spices in the stuffing is sure to delight your taste buds. This healthy variation of Tandoori Paratha is a sure hit! Oil is usually added to the flour to make a smooth and soft dough, but to curb the use of oil, Low-fat curds have been added which also produces the ....
Masala Paratha, Zero Oil Recipe
Recipe# 22224
13 Jun 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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This recipe is sure to tempt you to come back for another serving! Whether served as it is or with a vegetable, this is definitely a delicacy. Mashed potatoes and low fat curds make these Parathas soft and delicious, while soya flour increases its nutritive value by adding protein, iron and zi ....
Oats Mooli Roti, Zero Oil Oats Mooli Roti
Recipe# 22221
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Think breakfast, and Mooli Roti is amongst the first choices that come to your mind. This very popular North Indian breakfast dish has been tweaked slightly in this recipe, by including oats flour along with whole wheat flour, to boost the fibre conten ....
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.
Carrot, Cabbage, Pineapple and Paneer with Low Cal Thousand Island Dressing
Recipe# 22251
04 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Traditionally, the thousand island dressing calls for oil. I have modified and made it low cal by using low fat curds, vegetables, chilli sauce and tomato sauce. I am sure you will not miss the original dressing, as its healthier version tastes the same. To relish it the most, pour the chilled dress ....
Zero Oil Purple Mogri Raita
Recipe# 42276
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Radish pods of different varieties are available in India only during the winter months. They have a unique taste, which is enjoyably spicy, and can be cooked in various ways. Here, we have made a scrumptious and refreshing Zero Oil Purple Mogri Raita with the purple radish pods. Spiced up with ....
Soya Tikkis in Malwani Gravy
Recipe# 22151
13 Jun 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Malwani gravy in its original cooking style requires lots of coconut and oil, making it obviously high on the calorie scale! For a healthier version of this tasty subzi, use just 2 tbsp of coconut and lots of coriander. To make it even healthier, I have used tikkis made from soya granules and ....
Potato and Peas Salad
Recipe# 5274
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fibre-rich unskinned potatoes and colourful green peas make a healthy and filling salad. Green peas are a storehouse of fibre that binds ldl and helps evict it from the body.
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Zero Oil
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 on 27 Sep 17 04:08 PM