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Low Calorie Snacks & Starters recipes


Last Updated : Sep 06,2018



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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Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
05 Apr 18

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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 ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
28 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
25 Aug 18

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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 ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
06 Sep 18

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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.
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Recipe# 32764
30 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Main highlight of this recipe is use of chana dal, masoor dal and mixed sprouts. These are considered to be high in protein, but addition of Paneer improves the quality of the protein. Also use of pulses makes this recipe high in fibre and iron….Serve it immediately with lovely green chutney and se ....
Dal Pandoli
Recipe# 22264
02 Jul 18

 
 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 ,
Carrot  Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 22304
26 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Home-made vegetable chutneys are a better option than store-bought sauces and dips, which tend to be highly salted. Carrots subtly flavoured with garlic, chilli powder and lemon juice makes a mouth-watering accompaniment for buckwheat.
Crispy Spinach and Paneer Open Toasts
Recipe# 1436
29 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in the special texture and flavour of these Crispy Spinach and Paneer Open Toasts. Being an open toast, this dish gives you an opportunity to experience and enjoy the unique texture of the spinach and paneer spread, which is applied on the crispy bread toasts. The creaminess ....
Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis
Recipe# 5280
25 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
Grilled Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42302
05 Jul 18

 
 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 ....
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie)
Recipe# 1320
08 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a slice of fresh warm bread spattered with honey! With minimal ingredients and a very easy method, this Brown Bread recipe is a sure-shot way to make tasty, low-calorie whole wheat bread at home. If you wish to make bread, the first thing to do is learn how to handle the yeast – ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
25 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)
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.
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
17 Jul 18

 
 
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 ....
Chola Dal Panki
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 ....
Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 1387
05 Apr 18

 
 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.
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 1439
22 Jun 18

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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 ....
Cauliflower and Oats Tikki
Recipe# 39905
26 Jul 18

 
 
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 ....
Til and Jowar Puri (100 Calorie Snacks)
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.
Karela Muthias
Recipe# 3511
24 Apr 18

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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 ....
Healthy Vada Pav
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 ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chila, 100 Calorie Snacks
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 ....
Jhatpat Waffle (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32594
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 pieces i’ve given the humble idli-dosa batter a twist. Carrots, coriander and green chillies add oodles of flavour and fibre, making this the yummiest waffle ever!
Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41166
19 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers . Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of ....
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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.
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