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Low Calorie Indian Lunch recipes


Last Updated : Nov 30,2018



पौष्टिक लो कॅलरी लंच रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Calorie Indian Lunch recipes in Hindi)
બપોરના અલ્પાહાર માટે ઓછી કેલરીવાલી રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Calorie Indian Lunch recipes in Gujarati)

Low Calorie Indian Lunch Recipes

low cal indian lunch recipes collection. Here we bring you a section containing healthy lunch recipes that are good for weight loss. Apart from being low in calories, these recipes are also high in healthy ingredients like nutritious vegetables and free from fatty gravies and high calorie ingredients like ghee, butter. Minimal oil is used as it is a concentrated source of energy. Avoid the usage of corn flour, refined sugars, starchy ingredients like potatoes etc. in making of the recipes.

Low Calorie Lunch, Indian Subzi Recipes

Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani GravyPaneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy

Not everyone is fond of bottle gourd but this Bharwa Lauki will surely make you fall in love with it. The lauki is stuffed with protein and calcium packed paneer which gives it a rich taste, the smooth tomato gravy will add to its rich texture and also the antioxidant lycopene. Rajasthani Style Kaddu Aur Soya ki Subzi is a healthy alternative to the traditional starchy recipe that uses potato. The pumpkins in it not only add to the taste but also give it a nice colour because of beta-carotene which has many health benefits. Another protein packed and low cholesterol recipe is Matki Aur Palak ki Curry which is also high in fibre, vitamin A, thiamine, folic acids, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. So much to ask for in a single recipe!

Low Calorie Lunch, Rotis and Parathas Recipes

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Make your rotis and parathas nutritious by adding healthy ingredients like green leafy vegetables, paneer and curds. Top-up your protein intake with this flavourful Methi Paneer Paratha, a low calorie paratha which has low calorie ingredients like methi and low-fat paneer. Addition of oodles of oil is also avoided in this unlike the traditional paratha recipes. Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Bajra Peas Roti is an innovative recipe that in which a combination of stomach-friendly flour with boiled and mashed green peas is used, to get a roti that tastes and feels great. Moreover, one roti gives only 66 kcal, good for diaetics and weight loss.

Plan your balanced meals from these low calorie lunch recipes, which are 'smart' rather than just low-cal, and enjoy good health! Stay fit, stay slim! Wish you a happy and healthy cooking experience. Also try our other low calorie categories from below.

Low Calorie Dals, Kadhis

Low Calorie Dinner

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups


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Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
03 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive. An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
Oats Khichdi
Recipe# 36983
15 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouri ....
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes, kidney problems or
Matki Sabzi, Guajarati Dry Matki Subzi
Recipe# 41565
09 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and satiating subzi that is much-loved by the Gujaratis, the Matki Subzi is a dry preparation that is usually served with kadhi . It is extremely easy to make and uses very simple, common ingredients like mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric po ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
28 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Neither a roti nor a dosa, the Maharashtrian thalipeeth is a wonderful snack that must be savoured to be understood! This Nutritious Thalipeeth is made of a combination of flours, vegetables and spice powders, which together make it a rich source of iron, fibre and folic acid. Sumptuous and filling, ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Recipe# 7467
23 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
24 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scooped containers of boiled bottle gourd are packed with a flavourful, soft paneer stuffing, and topped with tangy tomato gravy. Known for its good health quotient, bottle gourd becomes all the more desirable in this Bharwa Lauki recipe, as it combines tastefully with protein-packed paneer and Vita ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Methi Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 3591
02 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer paratha itself is quite popular. Being succulent and flavourful, it appeals to everybody. Now, here is an even more exciting version made using low fat paneer that is perked up with aromatic fenugreek leaves! The methi contributes not just flavour but also substantial amounts of vitamin A and ....
Bean Sprouts and Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 4609
28 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium laden fresh bean sprouts in a spicy dressing. Bean sprouts and capsicum together also lend enough vitamin c to this salad which aids in enhancing calcium absorption.
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe
Recipe# 42504
06 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants , broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. Being
Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe
Recipe# 42405
15 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
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 ,
Paneer Mutter Biryani
Recipe# 22148
29 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer is a show-stealer! Undoubtedly one of my favorites. Layers of rice and spicy paneer mutter make this Biryani a real delicacy. And roasted onions add a yummy touch to the brown rice. I have used low-fat milk to enhance its calcium and protein content, even while curbing the calories. To keep t ....
Bajra Peas Roti, Low Acidity Recipe
Recipe# 22359
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is one more Indian bread made using bajra flour. This innovative recipe combines the stomach-friendly flour with boiled and mashed green peas, to get a roti that tastes and feels great. A good amount of coriander is used in this recipe, to get a peppy flavour, which is heightened by adding ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
Spicy Kachumber
Recipe# 3599
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata salad spiked with cumin and chilli powder. Vitamins A and C are the two important nutrients provided by this spicy kachumber. Serve it chilled with Dhan-Saak Dal, and Brown Rice, to complete a full meal on a lazy afternoon.
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 ....
Kashmiri Roti (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7466
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Everyone’s a great cook when it comes to making these simple rotis. Whole-wheat flour rotis with the essence of Indian spices cooked in just ¼ tsp of oil per roti to please the palate of a diabetic who has to abstain from relishing those sumptuous delicacies at his favourite restaurant.
Radish Nachni Roti
Recipe# 39958
19 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An unusual but extremely nutritious roti made with a combination of ragi and wheat flours reinforced with low carbohydrate radish and its greens. The sharp and slightly bitter taste of the radish greens adds great value to the Radish Nachni Roti, further enhanced with sesame and roasted cumin seeds, ....
Sprouted Masala Matki
Recipe# 5701
04 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sprouted masala matki is an ideal snack during post pregnancy days, as it helps to make up for the iron lost in blood during childbirth. Sprouted matki is a great source of iron, and the addition of vitamin c rich veggies like tomatoes and capsicum ensures that the iron is absorbed to the hilt to be ....
Fruity Chana Salad ( Delicious Diabetic Cookbook)
Recipe# 3492
28 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
I often turn to this delightful salad when i have leftover chick peas and a basket of fruits in the refrigerator. The chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron while the orange segments abound in vitamin c which helps to enhance our resistance to diseases. Feel fre ....
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