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Low Calorie Dals, Kadhis recipes

Last Updated : Feb 14,2020

पौष्टिक लो कैलोरी दाल /कढ़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Calorie Dals, Kadhis recipes in Hindi)
દાળ / કઢી વાનગીઓ ઓછી કેલરી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Calorie Dals, Kadhis recipes in Gujarati)

Low Calorie Veg Dals and Kadhis

low calorie dals. low calorie kahdis. Low Cal Dals and Kadhis are protein rich accompaniments and form an integral part of Indian main meals. Each state has its own way of making dals using different combinations of spices and masalas. Like moving towards west, they predominantly use coriander powder and cumin seeds powder, and towards south there is abundance use of rasam powder or sambhar powder, while the north zone has garam masala as their secret masala. Here in this section you will find an array of dals from all these regions.

These dals and kadhis are a good way to add many nutrients to our diet like.

1. Protein

2. Iron

3. Fiber

4. Folate

Low Calorie Dals

Dal Moghlai
Dal Moghlai

We have Hariyali Dal made with 1 tsp of oil. Then we have Dahiwala Toovar Dal made with Zero Oil and low fat curds. Dal Makhani is the most popular dal in Punjab and can be made with low fat milk and only 1 tsp of oil. Then we can have the Fatless Maa Ki Dal which does not use high fat butter. Have your low cal Rasam (only 59 calories per serving) with some Buckwheat Dosa (92 calories) to complete a super healthy Breakfast. We have also some low cal Green Chutney to accompany this.

Low Calorie Kadhis

Radish Koftas in KadhiRadish Koftas in Kadhi

Kadhis also have no limits. Here are a few low calorie options you can rely on and add to your low cal diet without guilt. Try healthy low calorie kadhis like Subzi Kadhi which will boost your diet with fibre and low calorie vegetables lke cauliflower and French beans, Sprouts Kadhi is a great way to add protein in your menu, have it with your choice of phulkas or roti to increase the protein quality. Tamatar ki Kadhi is a nice tangy kadhi and is packed with an antioxidant lycopene which has many health benefits.

Enjoy these simple healthier low calories dals and kadhis a part of your meals for lunch or dinner and other low calorie articles below.

Happy Cooking!!!

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Kanch Moong Dal
Recipe# 41363
06 Jan 17

 by Tarla Dalal
A no-fuss recipe from the Bengali repertoire, Kanch Moong Dal is a delightful, mildly spiced dish that you can make anyday. This traditional recipe is made with just a teaspoon of oil, and derives its flavour from a tempering of red chillies and seeds. It ....
Recipe# 3578
08 Jul 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe
Recipe# 42405
10 Apr 20

by Tarla Dalal
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Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves have a very attractive flavour and aroma – its unique bitterness is actually pleasing to the palate and quite addictive! Here, it perks up the flavour of toovar dal, along with other ev ....
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam
Recipe# 3575
19 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
There is no place like home, and nothing as soothing as homemade food! In short, a south Indian would say, “Ah, Rasam!” The homeliest of South Indian recipes, Rasam is a thin lentil soup perked up with tamarind pulp and chopped tomatoes, a traditional spice ....
Hariyali Dal (  Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)
Recipe# 3573
16 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
07 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers. The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Fatless Maa ki Dal
Recipe# 7464
12 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Think dal and the first thing that comes to mind is mother’s cooking. While moms are generally fond of pampering their children with oodles of ghee and butter, we must learn to tone down on these fatty ingredients as we grow up! So, here a fatless version of Maa ki Dal, which not only retains the s ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
Palak Toovar Dal ( Calcium Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 4804
14 Jun 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and toovar dal used for this mildly spiced recipe, makes this dal a rich calcium source. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
06 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter. However, we have ....
Palak Kadhi
Recipe# 22178
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown r ....
Moong Dal with Spinach
Recipe# 1371
15 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though prepared in various different ways across the country, Moong Dal with Spinach is nevertheless a favourite combination in desi cooking. Here, we have made a low calorie version of this delicious iron-rich dal. This recipe is chock full of nutrients, as spinach brings protein, garlic has anti-b ....
Moong Dal Sultani
Recipe# 22167
06 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with
Sprouts Kadhi ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
Recipe# 33003
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The humble kadhi gets an extra shot of nutrition with the addition of sprouts! With just everyday spices, the Sprouts Kadhi gets an enchanting aroma and flavour. Use low-fat curds to pull this nutritious and fibre-rich kadhi further down the calorie counter. For a truly memorable meal, serve hot wit ....
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Hariyali Dal
Recipe# 22369
22 Feb 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor Dal cooked with lots of greens and just the right amount of spices, this Hariyali Dal is ideal for those with acidity . A simple paste of minimal, everyday ingredients turns out to be so effective in flavouring this dal, ....
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 ....
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti
Recipe# 3576
19 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Like Sambhar is to Tamil Nadu, Amti is to Maharashtra. Amti is a flavourful dal preparation that is frequently prepared in Maharashtrian households. It is a versatile dish with many variants, and this particular one is a Sprouted Kala Chana Amti. It is rich in fibre and protein due to the use of kal ....
Rajma and Urad Dal
Recipe# 5574
15 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A pan of mixed pulses, seasoned with spices and lots of garlic, cooked in just two teaspoons of oil. Apart from delighting you with its lip-smacking flavour and aroma, Rajma and Urad Dal also boosts your iron, fibre and vitamin C levels. To make a sumptuous meal, serve this dal hot and fresh with a ....
Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 4064
07 Jul 15

by Tarla Dalal
The palak pakodas in this recipe are steamed in a steamer and not deep-fried. The curd and besan combination makes the kadhi a rich source of protein and calcium too. Just by not deep-frying the pakodas, reducing the use of fat and by replacing full-fat curds with low-fat curds, the calorie co ....
Methiwali Dal
Recipe# 5577
15 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
This dal serves a dual purpose it's extremely good for people with heart ailments along with diabetes as methi helps to control blood sugar levels. I have added ginger and garlic to this dal which gives the perfect spice effect and helps to avoid the need of oil-laden pickles. Serve hot with Stuffed ....
Mixed Vegetable Dal
Recipe# 33002
21 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This irresistible Mixed Vegetable Dal is a chock-full of nutritious vegetables like kaddu, gavarfali and baingan along with a combination of toovar and masoor dals, which makes a wholesome meal in its own right. Instead of cooking the vegetables in oddles of oil, we have cooked them in water to red ....
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