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Low Calorie Snacks & Starters recipes


Last Updated : Dec 28,2017



No one would like to give up snacks and starters, even when on a weight loss regime. This section is an attempt to make the weight loss menu more interesting. With more than 100 recipes in this section, you are sure to be pleased by a few.

With options like Baked Oats Puri and Buckwheat Dhoklas, Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa and Masala Vadai from South, Cauliflower and Oats Tikki and Healthy Moong Chaat from North along with Jowar and Til Nimki from East, this section has recipes to please people across India. Along with these also find a few more recipes like Lettuce Wraps , Masala Baked Twisters , Almond Bread, Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce etc. to add more variety to your snacks.

Remember to….
1. Befriend veggies and sprouts to create your own healthy snack.
2. Not get carried away too much with the flavours of these snacks. Keep a check on your portion size.
3. Cook certain snacks like Low Fat fries absolutely occasionally. Treat yourself with it when you have achieved a particular weight loss goal.
4. Not serve these snacks with fat laden accompaniments.

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Recipe# 42335
28 Dec 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
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Recipe# 35288
14 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
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Recipe# 42302
15 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it’s mind-blowing how the simplest of cooking procedures and the most minimal ingredients yield the tastiest of foods! Here, if you look at this super-healthy starter, the mushrooms are grilled with olive oil and minimally seasoned with salt and pepper. Yet, the outcome is so tasty th ....
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Recipe# 33005
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chola Dal Panki, this popular Guajarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content. Adding palak gives a nice green colour and also enhances the fibre, folic acid and vitamin A content, all of which make this dish light and filling ....
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Recipe# 1387
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Amidst drum rolls and lots of pomp, we present a non-fried version of none other than one of the most popular chaats... Dahi Vada. Be careful not to soak the vadas beyond 2-3 minutes, to prevent them from breaking. This is a heavy snack so, I suggest you do not indulge in more than one serving.
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Recipe# 1439
19 Apr 16

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by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
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Recipe# 39905
04 Oct 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Normally tikkis are made by binding assorted ingredients with mashed potatoes. Here, however, we have used low calorie cauliflower with fibre-rich oats for that purpose! Two unusual ingredients, combined with colourful veggies results in a top ....
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Recipe# 32575
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 5 puris. Easy to make, this iron-rich snack with jowar flour and sesame seeds is ideal for anytime and anywhere munching.
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Recipe# 3511
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low C ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 4077
30 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yummmmm, Vada Pav ! It is now possible to prepare Mumbai’s favourite street food in a healthy form that has less than half the fat and much less calories than the authentic vendor-made version. This is made possible by modifying the cooking method slightly, avoiding ....
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Recipe# 32449
21 Jan 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy and tasty, nutritious and flavourful snack indeed. Pomegranate and raw mangoes perk up this colourful chaat.
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Recipe# 32590
30 Oct 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chila protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chila combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron , fibre and f ....
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Recipe# 39007
26 Nov 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
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Low Calorie Snacks & Starters
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 on 14 Sep 17 03:25 PM


Love your collection of Low Cal Snacks. Recommend the Sprouted Moong and Methi Chila as its healthy and made it lots of time.