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Last Updated : Sep 03,2019



पौष्टिक कम कार्ब वाला - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Carb Diet recipes in Hindi)
પૌષ્ટિક લો કાબૅ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Carb Diet recipes in Gujarati)

 

Low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Indian Veg Low Carb 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.

Beetroot Cucumber and Tomato RaitaBeetroot Cucumber and Tomato Raita

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

Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and AthletesHomemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes


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.

Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe
Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe

Low Carb Indian Snacks

Remember when snacking, to make it healthy you can befriend either veggies of fruits… they are your best choice. Looking for a hot snack to please your taste buds? Try some healthy recipes like a Grilled Mushrooms or Cauliflower and Oats Tikki. Alternatively you can also try fruits in the form of Watermelon and Mint Salad or Mixed Sprouts Fruit and Veggie Salad. Complete list of recipes at Low Carb Snacks recipes

Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie SaladMixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes

Morning is the best time to start eating healthy. If you devour a healthy and heavy breakfast, you remain energetic throughout the day. Thus it is indispensable to focus on what you eat as soon as wake up. Avoid the fried, refined and canned for sure. Try some sprouts, eggs or smoothies instead. 

Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato SaladSprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad

Sprouts are a store house of nutrients. A vegetarian can completely rely on it for a good source of healthy carbs, protein, iron, calcium and a lot of other nutrients. You can try a steamed snack like Sprouts Dhokla or quick and easy Sprouts Pancake

Sprouts DhoklaSprouts Dhokla

Ova-vegetarians can add eggs to their breakfast. Few healthy ideas are Hard Boiled Eggs and Fluffy Egg White Masala Omelette.

Smoothies are very handy on days you are on go… Keep fruits and curd in the refrigerator to turn to these breakfast options in a glass. Blueberry Avocado Vegan SmoothiePeach Yoghurt Smoothie and Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie are a few suggested healthy options that you can try.  

Papaya and Green Apple SmoothiePapaya and Green Apple Smoothie

Low Carb Lunch Recipes

When on a low carb diet, for lunch you need to closely watch your protein intake. Do not miss out on this nutrient. Almond Bhakri is a perfect high protein, low-carb example.

Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond BhakriAlmond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri

Alternatively you can opt for a Jowar Roti with any simple vegetable of your choice or Coconut Flour Pancakes is also a good choice. 

Jowar RotiJowar Roti

On days you want a real light lunch and soup and salad combo would be the best. Try Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup with Beetroot and Garlic Salad combo. Grilled Zucchini or Grilled Pumpkin are other low carb substitutes to salads. 

Grilled Pumpkin RecipeGrilled Pumpkin Recipe

For more details check Low Carb Lunch recipes
 

Low Carb Dinner Recipes

For dinner, it is suggested to keep your diet light at night to stay away from high carb potatoes which Indians love. Why not enjoy a nourishing soup like Broccoli Broth along a healthy starter – Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)

You can experiment with fiber rich soup-salad combo like Nourishing Barley Soup and Cabbage Carrot and Lettuce Salad. This will satiate you and add a host of antioxidants as well. The antioxidants will further help you reduce inflammation and get rid of harmful free radicals. 

Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce SaladCabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad

As a one dish meal. Stir-fries are the best nourishing treats. Sprouts Stir-fry and Broccoli Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir-fry would serve the purpose. As an digestive aid, you can try your hand at Chaas

Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir FryBroccoli, Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir Fry

For more details check Low Carb Dinner recipes
 

Low Carb Salads

To make low-carb  salads, all you need to do is make them healthy and toss in lots of fruits and vegetables. Include a quick Cabbage Salad which calls for only vegetable…. making salads is so simple. The same vegetable cabbage can be tossed with other veggies to make a more nourishing option – Cabbage Carrot and Lettuce Salad

Cabbage SaladCabbage Salad

Pay a close watch at the dressings you use also. There is a lot of variety to choose from. Avoid the creamy and cheesy dressings and choose from Parsley Honey and Mustard Dressing, Melon Dressing, Avocado Dressing, Minty Honey Dressing etc.

Avocado DressingAvocado Dressing

Check our entire options at Low Carb Salads recipes
 

Low Carb Juices and Smoothies

Juices and Smoothies can be offered as a part of breakfast, snacks or in-between snacks. Sugar is the most important ingredient which needs to be cut off from any juice or smoothie, to qualify as a healthy drink. 

You simply must try these unusual combos – Vitamin C rich Muskmelon and Orange JuiceAnti-Cancer an Anti- Inflammation Spinach Juice and Multi-nutrient Palak Kale and Apple Juice

Muskmelon and Orange JuiceMuskmelon and Orange Juice

Smoothies too can be sugar-free. Fruits top the list of smoothies. Creamy smoothies can be enjoyed in the form of Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie Guava Smoothie or Papaya Green Apple Smoothie. Well, eggs can also be added to smoothies. Surprising, is it? Try out the Pre-workout Smoothie

Saffron Cardamom Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast RecipeSaffron Cardamom Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe

These smoothies are sure to win over any junky snack you might consider as an alternative. Check the 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.

Jamun SmoothieJamun Smoothie
 

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.

Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice

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.

Carrot and Bell Pepper SoupCarrot and Bell Pepper Soup


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.

Lettuce and Apple SaladLettuce and Apple Salad

Enjoy our Indian Veg Low Carb Recipes and other low carb recipe articles below.

Low Carb Breakfast recipes
Low Carb Dinner recipes
Low Carb Juices Smoothies Drinks recipes
Low Carb Lunch recipes
Low Carb Salads recipes
Low Carb Snacks recipes
Low Carb Soups recipes


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Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 1350
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing salad, which can even be enjoyed as a mid-day snack on a sweltering hot day when you don’t feel like eating anything spicy or oily but want something tangy, tasty and sumptuous. Here, sprouted and cooked moong is mixed with varied fresh ingredients like tomatoes, coriander, cabbage, etc ....
Beet and Garlic Salad Recipe, Fibre Rich
Recipe# 42159
07 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Coconut Flour Bread, Low- Carb Coconut Bread
Recipe# 41870
04 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup
Recipe# 4203
04 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
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Malai Paneer Mixed Herb Balls, Cold Starter
Recipe# 41236
01 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Malai Paneer Mixed Herb Balls is one of the fastest and easiest starters you can think of! Just make a dough of malai paneer, shape it into balls and roll in dried mixed herbs. Can you think of anything easier than this? Not only does this cold starter have a magical melt-in-the-mouth textur ....
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Recipe# 41121
30 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Healthy Momos
Recipe# 40336
13 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the choicest of ingredients that are sure to delight your palate. Here, in this version of Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the c ....
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
02 Oct 19

 
 
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 ....
Malai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold Starter
Recipe# 41233
06 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What a delightful snack to behold – and to bite into! The Malai Paneer Dill Balls is a dainty cold starter, made by coating succulent balls of paneer with finely chopped dill leaves. The melt-in-the-mouth texture of malai paneer together with the irresistible taste of dill leaves, which is absor ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
30 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
02 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
24 May 19

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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 ....
Low- Carb Chocolate and Peanut Bars, No Bake
Recipe# 41867
20 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
True nirvana for chocolate lovers, these Low-Carb Chocolate and Peanut Bars are made with dark chocolate and homemade peanut butter instead of store-bought peanut butter, thereby fulfilling the low-carb guarantee thoroughly. The crunch of peanuts and the earthy aroma of organic honey make this b ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Pre-workout Smoothie For Runners and Triathletes
Recipe# 40109
11 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An apt combination of ingredients makes this a wonderful Pre-Workout Smoothie for Runners and Triathletes. Make sure you have it two hours before you train to benefit from the ideal proportions of carbohydrates and proteins. While eggs give you ample protein, the carrots and spinach give an antioxid ....
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 40111
08 Nov 19

 
 
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 ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
15 Oct 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 ....
Mixed Dal Chillas, Healthy Breakfast, Snack Recipe
Recipe# 42217
02 Jan 19

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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 ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
09 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Watermelon and Mint Salad
Recipe# 39294
20 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon and mint always taste best together, but are you aware that there is more good reason to combine them? Watermelon is an excellent source of iron, while mint has not just iron but vitamin C too. Iron and vitamin C work best as a team as the latter is needed for iron to work best. So, now, ....
Garlicky Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40039
02 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky Beetroot Soup, despite not using potatoes or cream ....
French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi
Recipe# 41546
01 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
‘Thoran’ is a traditional vegetable preparation that is popular in Kerala. It is a dry subzi that can be prepared with many different veggies. In this recipe, we have used a colourful combination of French beans and carrot. First, the veggies are sautéed with onions and an aromatic tempering of ....
Sprouts Stir- Fry ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33467
23 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sprouts stir-fry, a spicy stir-fry version of the famed chana masala. Sprouts are a good source of protein, calcium and iron. Iron and folic acid builds hemoglobin and blood that is required to provide oxygen whereas protein and calcium are required for the growth, maintenance and wear and tear of m ....
Coconut Flour Pancakes, Low- Carb Coconut Pancakes
Recipe# 41873
15 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut Flour is an interesting ingredient that is available in gourmet stores these days. You can also make it at home using the pulp leftover after extracting coconut milk. This smooth and tasty flour is a gluten-free,
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