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पौष्टिक लो-कॉलेस्ट्रोल फूड - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Cholesterol recipes in Hindi)
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.

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. 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.

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 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

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.

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. 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. 

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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Healthy Sheera
Recipe# 5303
18 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Carrot Onion Soup
Recipe# 22228
08 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a ....
Chick Pea Salad with Mint Dressing
Recipe# 3596
27 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
One of the most nutritious beans - chick peas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy salad with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin a content. Chill this salad before you serve it so as to relish its delightful flavours.
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice
Recipe# 6229
26 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bones form the framework your body rests on… and this drink will make sure they remain healthy and strong forever! This Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice is not only rich in calcium but also provides a treasure trove of other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Carrots make sweet ju ....
Kabuli Chana Biryani
Recipe# 5297
24 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal. This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with ....
Saatdhan Parathas
Recipe# 3588
24 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this paratha uses a combination of 7 different flours to nourish your body with nutrients like proteins, vitamin A, iron, calcium and fibre. I usually make these parathas on Sundays for brunch as these are very tasty and I only need to make kadhi or raita to complement them. ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
21 Aug 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 ....
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 ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
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 ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
23 Jul 19

 
 
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 ....
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Recipe# 7467
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by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
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 ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Black Jamun Ice - Cream
Recipe# 7470
22 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The enzyme 'jamboline' present in black jamun is considered to be a boon for diabetics. That makes this rich and creamy Black Jamun Ice-cream that is made with low-fat milk sweetened with sugar substitute and thickened with 2 tbsp of cornflour instead of fattening cream..a lovely treat for the diabe ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
09 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Sambhar
Recipe# 3578
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
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 ....
Mushroom Soup
Recipe# 22235
28 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mushroom Soup, an all-time favourite, becomes all the more desirable with the addition of oregano. With crunchy mushrooms, this soup is a winner in terms of flavour and texture. Moreover, in a low-fat format, it becomes a hit with weight-watchers and health-conscious people too. This oil-free ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22183
10 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp vegetable pieces in chilli, mustard and brine (salt solution). Choose any combination of fresh winter vegetables for this pickle and finely chop them. The vegetables are then immersed in a salt solution and left aside for a day. This is done to reduce the water content of vegetables, which imp ....
Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth
Recipe# 1716
09 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
People often move to fast-foods, because they assume traditional recipes are time-consuming. Not at all! every cuisine has a mix of quick, everyday cooking, as well as elaborate recipes. Here is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe to prove our point. Wit ....
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 ....
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
18 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems. In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
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Low Cholesterol
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 on 04 Jan 19 05:25 AM