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Last Updated : Sep 08,2018



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Low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Need to cut back on carbs, as that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We present you Indian recipes where each serving is between 10 to 15 grams in Carbs which works out to 40 to 60 calories. Note that most of our recipes have 10 grams of carbs here but we have added Dals to this list with slightly higher carbs as Indians who are Vegetarians will get their protein from here. Let this section walk you along the way to good health, in a fun way! Each of our recipes listed below have their nutritional value calculated and you can see the carbs per serving.

Low Carb Indian foods to consume

  Low Carb Indian foods to consume
1. Curds
2. Raita
3. Almonds
4. Peanuts
5. Strawberries
6. Black raspberry
7. Blueberry
8. Watermelon
9. Peaches
10. Avocado
11. Mushrooms
12. Cauliflower
13. Lettuce
14. Sprouts
15. Pumpkin
16. Coconut Water
17. Coconut oil
18. Coconut Butter
19. Bhindi
20. Broccoli
21. Carrots
22. Beetroot
23. Sprouted Moong
24. Apple
25. French Beans
26. Paneer
27. Bottle gourd
28. Cabbage
29. Bitter gourd
30. Zucchini
31. Capsicum
32. Cucumber
33. Brinjal

Indian Foods high in Carbs

  Indian Foods high in Carbs
1. Potatoes
2. Sweet Potatoes
3. Yam
4. Purple Yam
5. Rice
6. Sugar
7. Honey
8. Mango
9. Custard apple
10. Banana
11. Chickoo

Low carbs is relative to each person but the path to a healthy life is to eat good quality carbs. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. Avoid buying packaged and processed food and focus on healthy homemade food. You know what you are cooking and that is the best way forward.
 

Low Carb Indian Snacks

Remember when snacking to make it healthy. We suggest trying some healthy recipes like a Grilled Mushrooms or Cauliflower and Oats Tikki. Complete list of recipes at Low Carb Snacks recipes
 

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes

Morning is the best time to start healthy. Try some eggs or smoothies. For details check our section Low Carb Breakfast recipes
 

Low Carb Lunch Recipes

Ideal to have a good soup or raita with a Almond Bhakri. For more details check Low Carb Lunch recipes
 

Low Carb Dinner Recipes

Suggest to keep yourself diet light at night so stay away from Potatoes which Indians love. For more details check Low Carb Dinner recipes
 

Low Carb Salads

Yup, we all love salads. All you need to do is make them healthy and toss in lots of fruits and vegetables. Our favourite is a quick Cabbage Salad but check our entire options at Low Carb Salads recipes
 

Low Carb Juices and Smoothies

Remember to toss in healthy fruits and vegetables. A complete list of recipes is at Low Carb Juices Smoothies Drinks recipes
 

Why low Carb is good for you?

In general, if your diet is high in carbs then that will store as FAT. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar goes up and thats a fact. When blood sugar goes up the pancreas produces insulin. What carbs are required for your body are first stored in the muscle as glycogen and the balance carbs are stored as fat. Carbs get converted to sugar in your body and too much of it will store as fat.
 

Why extra Carbs make you put on Weight?

Most people don't associate having too much carbs as their result of putting on weight. Yes, extra carbs will make you gain weight. The logic is simple. More carbs is more sugar than what the body can take and that will lead to weight gain. Extra weight leads to OBESITY and that causes an insulin surge to your body when you eat refined cards like maida, potatoes, cornflour etc. As your body keeps going through insulin surges and drops, it gets insulin resistant. That causes pre DIABETES and then results in Diabetes and end result is HEART disease. So be careful what you put in your mouth. To check if you are eating too many carbs, check your stomach. Is it flat. If not there is a problem with your diet. Do a blood test and check the lipid profile and see your Triglyceride readings. If its above 100, you are consuming too many carbs. Cut the portion size and reduce overall cab intake by upping the PROTEIN and FAT in your diet.
 

Low Carbs and Diabetes

Low carb will create a very low demand on insulin. It will move your body metabolism from getting energy from FAT instead of sugar as carb levels are low. Even in the best of the leanest athletes they have enough stored fat to tap into. Net result is that you are lean and full of energy.

There are some who follow the KETOGENIC Low Carb diet where you consume less than 20 grams of carb per day. This is tough to follow. The next level is too consume MODERATE levels of Carbs between 20 to 50 grams per day. The slightly easier approach is to consume 50 to 100 grams of carbs per day. The key is to have good quality carbs and those with a low Glycemic Index. So for example you eat fruits like Berries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Peaches and Avocados and don't have Bananas, Mangoes etc which have a high GI. Consume vegetables like cucumbers, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach which have a low GI.


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Masalewali Turai
Recipe# 6434
09 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Some veggies are very healthy but you are at a loss of ideas to include them more often in your diet. Turai is a typical example. Although rich in nutrients, it is rarely focused on because of its mushiness and lack of intrinsic flavour. Here is ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
02 Nov 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 ....
Beet and Garlic Salad Recipe, Fibre Rich
Recipe# 42159
15 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a bit different from the usual salads , because it brings together two different ingredients. While beetroot is often added as part of other salads, not many people think of it or of garlic as key salad ingredients. In this recipe, however, the ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
01 Nov 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.
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
29 Oct 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 ....
Brain Booster, Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice
Recipe# 6216
20 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice is perfect for the times when you need to concentrate. This brain-booster will keep your mental faculties in top gear! Beetroots, carrots and spinach contain iron, folic acid and zinc, all of which improve the oxygen-carrying power of blood and there ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
22 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
Green Pea Pancakes
Recipe# 3508
11 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy these crisp yet spongy pancakes early in the morning before starting your day. The combination of green peas with moong dal helps to enhance the fibre and protein content of this recipe. Serve hot, with carrot garlic chutney.
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
22 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love the tangy, appetizing flavour and creamy mouth-feel of Tomato Soup? Here is a variant with a desi touch, where the tomatoes are blended with cooked moong dal, to improve the texture and balance the flavour too. Onions, sautéed in butter, add more punch and a bit of crunch to t ....
Sukhi Bhindi, Punjabi Dry Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 30882
21 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi also called okra or ladies finger has acquired an exotic image in the west, but in fact this is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable in India. The Punjabis love their bhindi and eat it in every form, fried curries and stuffed. Here this delicious vegetable has been deep-fried, making i ....
Moong Dal Khandvi ( Non-fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33288
17 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khandvi is usually using besan, but here i have made it using moong dal flour for a change! you’ll be surprised to note that it’s as or even tastier than the traditional besan version. Moong dal flour is not easily available in the market, and so you might have to get it made in the flourmill.
Green Peas and Mint Soup (  Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5536
16 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This unusual combination of green peas and mint may surprise you, but this is one of the most appreciated recipes that I make. And it is so easy to prepare too!! The wealth of this soup lies in the fibre-rich green peas and which help to decrease blood cholesterol levels.
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
13 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35065
03 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don’t discard the whey the next time you make paneer. This liquid is a great source of protein , vitamins and minerals. A soup make from whey with chunks of calcium -laden ....
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
11 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 40111
19 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider ....
Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert
Recipe# 42372
27 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you have wondered whether it is ever possible to make a delicious dessert without butter, sugar or plain flour, this Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert is the ultimate answer to your doubts! With the intense flavour of cocoa, the mellow but rich taste of coconut butter and the lovely cru ....
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Recipe# 3568
26 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
Mixed Dal Chillas, Healthy Breakfast, Snack Recipe
Recipe# 42217
17 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
These thin, savoury pancakes are so tasty you will love to snack on them any time; at the same time they are so satiating that you can even have them for breakfast. Made with a batter of mixed dals perked up with ginger, green chillies and other ingredients, the Mixed Dal Chila is both tasty and ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
Recipe# 40603
16 Jul 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal ....
Moong Sprouts Panki
Recipe# 40916
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is an all-time favourite traditional Gujarati snack, which can be thought of as thin and tasty pancakes cooked between banana leaves to get a unique, rustic aroma. This innovative panki recipe is a zero-oil variant, made with a batter of sprouted moong, oa ....
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 542
14 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ummmmm. . . No one can stop with just one glass of this tantalising version of buttermilk. Of the many spices combined thoughtfully in this refreshing drink, cumin seed powder reserves a special place. Serve chilled chaas on hot summer afternoons and watch your family’s energy levels rise inst ....
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 ....
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