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Last Updated : Jun 12,2019



Low Calorie Indian Snacks, Low Calorie Starters

low calorie snacks. low calorie starters. 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.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Steamed Snacks

Sprouts DhoklaSprouts Dhokla

These Karela Muthias will surely make you a fan of karela, the addition of onions and garlic adds to its flavour. They are good for weight watchers and also diabetic friendly. Oats Methi Muthia recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients like oats and methi in this case. Steaming ensures minimal use of oil making this a great option for weight-watchers. Dal Pandoli is a gujarati steamed snack great for weight loss loaded with nutrients like protein, fibre, vitamin A and iron. Enjoy this healthy steamed snack with Healthy Green Chutney.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Low Calorie Tikkis

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

Be it a kid or an adult, tikkis are loved by one and all. Make your tikkis fibre rich by adding ingredients like oats and sprouts. Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki is a great way to add fibre to your daily diet, have them with low calorie chutney or low calorie dips of your choice. Oats and Moong Dal Tikki is perfect for evening snacks to satisfy your hungry tummy as they are quite filling. Add goodness of soya and spinach to your tikkis and make Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis, it’s good for people on a weightloss diet. Moreover, the garlic in it will also help in reducing cholesterol levels.

Enjoy these low calorie snacks, low calorie starters with a healthy accompaniment of your choice and the low calorier articles below.

Low Calorie Chutneys

Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani

Low Calorie Rotis Parathas

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups


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Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
14 Jun 19

 
 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 ....
Healthy Vada Pav
Recipe# 4077
23 May 19

 
 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 ....
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
04 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33325
24 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who would have thought you can make the all-time favourite Dahi Vada without deep frying in oil! Here, we have cooked the flavourful vada batter in a non-stick tava greased with minimal oil, and used this to make delectable chutney-laced Dahi Vadas. Soak and squeeze the vadas just before servin ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
11 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chilla protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chilla combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron, fibre and ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Baked Papdis
Recipe# 2789
19 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a virtually fat free recipe for all low cal food lovers! Crispy baked papdis are delicious at any time of the day. You can spice up the dough, if you prefer, adding a little chilli powder and cumin seeds. I personally like them just plain. Again, I would suggest the you store large quantitie ....
Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35026
06 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this North Indian starter for a healt ....
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs
Recipe# 41175
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely awesome too. Behold the Almond Bread made with Almond Milk. This recipe is a better option for those that don’t have eggs as in the recipe Almond Flax Bread with Eggs . This ....
Zucchini Toast ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34736
08 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Spreads transform simple breads and toasts into lavish fare! This spread is a nice combo water-filled zucchini, and vitamin rich parsley pepped up with the flavours of lemon, chillies and walnuts. You would not head for fat-laden butter and cheese after you have tasted brown bread with this delectab ....
Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 39894
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Uttapa with rice is tasty but common! When you feel like cooking something exotic, try this whole grain uttapa made with bajra and of course some rice and urad dal too. You will thoroughly enjoy the unique flavour and crisp texture of the Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa, while also benefiting from the iron ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
05 Apr 19

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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 ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
09 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma. Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too. You just ....
High Fibre Chilas
Recipe# 3546
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a tasty and time-tested snack, perfect for breakfast. It gives a lot of room for innovation too, as you can add your favourite veggies, greens or other ingredients to make it as exciting as you want. Here, these scrumptious pancakes are made using buckwheat, which is extremely high in fibre ....
Mint and Masoor Tikkis
Recipe# 3489
28 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way of combining an unusual leafy vegetable like mint and a pulse like masoor. As i have used only 1 teaspoon of oil to cook these tikkis, they are really amazing being moreover relatively light in terms of calories as compared to the deep fried tikkis which are loaded with oil. Serve ....
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 ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
07 Feb 19

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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.
Veg Corn Bake (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32611
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 4 pieces this baked and colourful, multipurpose dish is versatile enough to be a snack or starter or even a complete meal. The nutritious answer to all your dieting woes.
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 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 ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
17 Nov 10

 
 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.
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Recipe# 32764
15 Apr 19

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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
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 ,
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
17 Nov 10

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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 ....
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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.