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Last Updated : Oct 21,2020



લો કૉલેસ્ટ્રોલ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Cholesterol recipes in Gujarati)

250 Low Cholesterol Indian Healthy Recipes, Low Cholesterol Foods List

low cholesterol healthy recipes. Indian low cholesterol recipes.  Over the past couple of decades there has been a growing concern about fats, high blood cholesterol levels and the diseases caused by it. We receive huge number of letters, e-mails from our members asking one common question, ‘Has cholesterol got anything to do with heart disease - or any other disease? And even if it has, will a change of diet be beneficial?

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

While some cholesterol is needed for good health, too much cholesterol in our blood can raise our risk of having a heart attack. Anyone can develop high blood cholesterol regardless of age or sex; there are some who can be genetically predisposed to high blood cholesterol.

Thus it is important to keep a check on your cholesterol levels. As always said “Earlier the Better”, taking early precautions like avoiding saturated fats and cholesterol rich foods, eating high fiber foods and exercising can help regulate your blood cholesterol levels.

Moong Dal and Suva SubziMoong Dal and Suva Subzi

This section of “Low Cholesterol Recipes” is for all those who want to start early and also for those who are already on a low cholesterol diet as they have high blood cholesterol levels or any other heart problem.

Our key take is Low Cholesterol Recipes are recipes for everyone. These recipes are a basic way of healthy living and devoid of junk food, fried foods, maida, sugar, rava and making correct choices of the food we eat. 

Oats IdliOats Idli

These delicious recipes are planned by strictly avoiding the use of fatty foods like fried foods, processed foods that increase blood cholesterol and sodium levels.

Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan BreakfastQuinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast

Low Cholesterol Foods that help lower blood cholesterol levels

Here is a list of foods given below that will keep you healthy all the time. For example garlic  has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure.

Foods
to
Lowers Blood Cholesterol
Form Its Effect
Garlic Fresh, raw whole/ crushed Lowers cholesterol levels, help to remove the excess cholesterol deposited in the arteries and inhibits cholesterol synthesis.
Quinoa whole flour High fiber in it helps to reduce cholesterol levels.
Onion Raw and cooked Rich in potent antioxidants. like ‘Quercetin’ and ‘Selenium’, An onion a day can raise HDL levels too.
Fenugreek seeds (methi) Seeds, sprouts, leaves, powder Rich in protein and fibre, which binds cholesterol in the body and aids in its elimination.
Bulgur Wheat (dalia)/Bran Mixed with other flours Bulgur wheat and bran are rich in fibre, which binds cholesterol and elimination it from our body.
Oats Quick Rolled oats or oat flakes Contains soluble fibre viz. ‘Beta-glucan’, a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Oat bran lowers LDL and raises HDL.
Buckwheat/
Ragi/Nachni (red millet)
Whole, coarsely ground or powdered Plant chemicals present in buckwheat help maintain blood flow, and keep platelets from clotting excessively. Ragi is rich in fibre that eliminates LDS from body.
Green Leafy Vegetables;
Spinach, Kale,
Fenugreek leaves,
Cauliflower greens,
Cabbage,
lettuce,
Colocassia leaves,
Mint leaves,
Rocket leaves,
Coriander

and

Apple,
guava,
grapes,
Oranges,
Grapefruit
Sweet lime
Raw
or
cooked

 

Rich in fibre and antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C, that protects arteries from damage. Fresh vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in fibre (especially green peas and cluster beans)
Turmeric Fresh
or
dried
(powder, spice)
Fights free radicals, aids circulation, lowers cholesterol levels, improves blood vessel health, inhibits clogging 
Olive oil / Rice Bran Oil Cooking medium or as a dressing Rich in vitamin E (antioxidant), MUFA and substance called “squalene” that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Nuts like Almonds and
Walnuts
whole or powdered Rich in mono unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), and omega-3 fatty acids respectively. A store house of antioxidants, fibre and phytonutrients that helps lower LDL levels while maintaining HDL levels.
Avocados raw or cooked Rich in MUFA, potassium and chromium, all of which help to regulate blood cholesterol levels.


Low Cholesterol Indian breakfast recipes

Low Cholesterol breakfast recipes opt for the easy and fast buckwheat dosa or Broken Wheat Upma with a glass of healthy carrot and spinach juice.

Carrot Spinach and Parsley JuiceCarrot Spinach and Parsley Juice

Low Cholesterol Indian snack recipes

For Low Cholesterol snack recipes,  sprouts are a healthy addition. They are easy to digest and the process of sprouting increases their fiber content too. Methi and Moong Sprouts WrapLehsuni Matki Palak Tikki and Sprouted Moong Chaat.

Lehsuni Matki Palak TikkiLehsuni Matki Palak Tikki

Low cholesterol khichdi and pulaos

Low cholesterol khichdi and pulaos are made with ZERO white rice and use healthy ingredients like bajra, whole moong or brown rice.

Skip rice which is full of simple carbohydrates and make Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi had with a bowl of low fat curds for dinner. Or try paneer mutter biryani made from brown rice with some vegetables and low fat paneer. 

Paneer Mutter BiryaniPaneer Mutter Biryani

Make some healthy low cholesterol subzis like French beans and chana dal stir fry had with a bajra roti and some fatless maa ki dal

Fatless Maa ki DalFatless Maa ki Dal

While foods that help to reduce cholesterol like oats, whole cereals, fruits, veggies, sprouts, olive oil, flax seeds etc have been included to aid in blood cholesterol management. 

Use oats in low cholesterol recipes

Oats is rich in soluble fibre, which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. So enjoy the super heathy oats mutter dosa recipe.  

Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )

Happy and healthy cooking for your heart!

Enjoy our low cholesterol healthy recipes. Indian low cholesterol recipes and other low cholesterol articles below. 

Low Cholesterol Accompanients

Low Cholesterol Breakfast

Low Cholesterol Desserts

Low Cholesterol Drinks, Beverages

Low Cholesterol International

Low Cholesterol Rice, Pulao & Biryani

Low Cholesterol Rotis, Parathas

Low Cholesterol Salads, Raitas

Low Cholesterol Soups

Low Cholesterol Starters, Snacks

Low Cholesterol Subzis, Dals


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Oats Upma (  Breakfast Recipes)
Recipe# 38987
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
oats upma | oats upma with vegetables |healthy Indian oats upma | quick oats upma |with 24 amazing images. oats upma is a super
Paneer Tamatar Paratha
Recipe# 32997
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer tamatar paratha recipe | healthy tomato paneer paratha | stuffed tomato paratha | paneer tamatar paratha is an interesting variation of the paneer paratha with the zest and tang of t ....
Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing
Recipe# 22239
13 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy ....
Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries, Healthy Snack
Recipe# 42327
08 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Health-conscious people are always on the lookout for tasty but healthy snacks, which will keep them off junk food! Baked veggies are really trendy snacks that classify as super healthy. You will be amazed by how easy and tasty the Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries are. Just slice the pumpkin into finger ....
Turmeric with Black Pepper for Anti-inflammation
Recipe# 42772
08 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
turmeric with black pepper recipe | haldi and black pepper with ghee/olive oil | turmeric with black pepper for anti inflammation | with 5 amazing images. turmeric with black pepper recipe ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
05 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
19 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
rotla recipe | bajra rotla | Gujarati style bajra rotla | healthy pearl millet roti | with amazing 17 images. rotla also called bajra rotla
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
03 Oct 20

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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 ....
Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce
Recipe# 22575
16 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | how to make tahini | tahini yoghurt dip | with 17 amazing images. tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
01 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
carrot cucumber and rajma Salad in mint dressing recipe | vegetable salad with mint and lemon dressing | healthy weight loss vegetable salad | healthy Indian salad recipe for weight loss | wit ....
Kanch Moong Dal
Recipe# 41363
01 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A no-fuss recipe from the Bengali repertoire, Kanch Moong Dal is a delightful, mildly spiced dish that you can make anyday. This traditional recipe is made with just a teaspoon of oil, and derives its flavour from a tempering of red chillies and seeds. It ....
Methi Leaves Sambhar
Recipe# 5708
28 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a dish that is synonymous with South Indian cooking. As it is, sambhar is very nutritious as it combines toovar dal with an assortment of vegetables. While vegetables like red pumpkin, drumsticks and bottle gourd all contribute to the nutrient content of this recipe, the bumper iron top-u ....
Bean and Capsicum Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 36143
26 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Protein rich rajma and chick peas tossed with roasted capsicum and Indian spices to perfection. Generously loaded with protein, fibre and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin C, this salad is an all-in-one treat for healthy skin as well as strong bones, hair and teeth.
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
23 Sep 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Multigrain Roti, Healthy Multigrain Chapati
Recipe# 38746
16 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
multigrain roti |mix 5 flour roti | healthy multigrain chapati | with 25 amazing images. Multigrain roti is made with 5 nutritious flours that provide iron, protein, fiber and vitamin b. We ....
Zunka
Recipe# 4372
09 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Traditional Maharashtrian and spicy, the Zunka is considered by many as a dry version of the famous pitla. It is like a curry of ginger, green chillies, garlic, onions and coriander perked up with a very flavourful tempering. Although a variety of spices are used, the curry leaves in the tempering l ....
Spicy Stir Fried Baby Corn
Recipe# 3521
02 Sep 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Stir frying is a very popular method of cooking food that originated in China. It is a nutritious and convenient way of cooking as it makes use of minimal oil. The short cooking time makes the vegetables more succulent and preserves their texture and natural flavours while preventing the loss o ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
24 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
sprouts dhokla recipe | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla | sprouts dhokla with spinach | with 18 amazing images. Sprouts dhokla is a dhokla but no ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
29 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Pasta and Vegetable Salad
Recipe# 22248
17 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
If you thought pasta dishes are always loaded with calories, due to cheese and white sauce commonly used in their preparation, have a look at this recipe – and you will change your mind. Here, a minimal amount of whole wheat pasta is prepared as a salad along with crunchy and colourful veggies, whic ....
Fatless Maa ki Dal
Recipe# 7464
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think dal and the first thing that comes to mind is mother’s cooking. While moms are generally fond of pampering their children with oodles of ghee and butter, we must learn to tone down on these fatty ingredients as we grow up! So, here a fatless version of Maa ki Dal, which not only retains the s ....
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35090
20 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni sesame khakhra recipe | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | nachni sesame khakhra is a jar snack which can be relis ....
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
19 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian patal bhaji recipe | palak ki patal bhaji | healthy patal bhaji | with step by step images. patal chi bhaji is a nourishing daily fare which can be enjoyed by people of all a ....
Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup
Recipe# 39182
01 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Want to have a quick and light meal? this soup can do the trick! Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup is a fibre-rich soup that is very filling while also aiding in weight loss. Vegetable stock and the horde of chopped vegetables brings in a whole gamut of nutrients to this soup, while mint, chillies, ging ....
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