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Last Updated : Apr 04,2019



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

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.

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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Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup
Recipe# 4203
22 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything! At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refres ....
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, ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how to make pure, soothing and tasty Almond Milk! This pure Almond Milk is rich in protein and iron , and wonderful for
Garlicky Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40039
09 Apr 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 ....
Cabbage Salad
Recipe# 35935
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it. We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, le ....
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 ....
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Recipe# 41121
30 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, the aroma of bhakri cooking on the tawa is reminiscent of home-cooked food! Here, we introduce you to a totally off-beat Almond Bhakri. As you will surmise from the name, the Almond Bhakri is quite a rich treat, but it is healthy and gluten-free too, so anybody can go for it. Almonds ....
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
01 Apr 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 ....
Onion and Karela Subzi
Recipe# 7452
29 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Subzi is perked up not just by the pungency of onions, but also by the aroma of roasted sesame seeds and the tanginess of amchur powder. Together, these ingredients complement the bitterness of karela very well, making it not just palatable but quite enj ....
Sprouts Stir- Fry ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33467
20 Mar 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 ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
19 Mar 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 ....
Coconut Flour Bread, Low- Carb Coconut Bread
Recipe# 41870
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut flour, an ingredient that is readily available at gourmet stores and online shops like Amazon.in, is a gluten-free, protein-rich flour that is ideal for low-carb diets. ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4623
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 1350
12 Mar 19

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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 ....
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 ....
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,
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
Recipe# 40603
06 Apr 19

 
 
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 ....
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 ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Masalewali Turai
Recipe# 6434
12 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
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
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.
Brain Booster, Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice
Recipe# 6216
11 Jan 12

 
 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 ....
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