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Last Updated : Jun 25,2020



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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Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
06 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak pudina juice for weight loss recipe | healthy Indian green juice | weight loss drink with spinach | weight loss spinach juice | with 24 amazing images. Palak pudi ....
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35090
04 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our bones lose calcium as we age, and therefore a calcium-rich diet is extremely important to help regain the bone strength. Nachni or ragi is rich in calcium and including it as part of the daily diet helps build strong bones. These crisp nachni khakhras are enjoyable to eat and they also help ‘up’ ....
Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis
Recipe# 5280
04 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancakes
Recipe# 803
05 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini pancakes are a handy snack, which can be served anytime, whether to kids returning from school or to guests at a party. And, when made with a different batter, such as this one made of moong dal and curds, it becomes a unique and memorable treat. These Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancake ....
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
29 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moong soup recipe | whole green moong dal soup | healthy diabetic moong soup | with 15 amazing images This old-fashioned moong soup recipe is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving c ....
Turmeric with Black Pepper for Anti-inflammation
Recipe# 42772
30 Jun 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 ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
11 Jan 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 ....
Whole Masoor Dal, Sabut Masoor Dal, How To Make Whole Masoor Dal
Recipe# 5293
05 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Using whole masoor instead of the dal helps retain more fibre you your food. This protein and fibre-rich dal also features a spiky spice paste, which makes it very attractive to the desi palate! The whole masoor dal is ideal for those with high cholesterol as the fibre in the dal binds the cho ....
Sprouted Kabuli Chana and Palak, Folic Acid Rich Recipe
Recipe# 35071
22 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect combination of sprouted kabuli chana and palak that will tickle your taste buds, and keep your protein , calcium and iron lev ....
Low- Calorie Vegetable Au Gratin
Recipe# 4073
01 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
With a little know-how, anything can be made low cal! If you never even imagined earlier that white sauce could be made low cal, and without maida, you must try this recipe as soon as possible to believe that it is indeed possible! This is a simple dish of baked vegetables in low cal white sauce ....
Zunka
Recipe# 4372
09 Jun 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 ....
Pasta and Vegetable Salad
Recipe# 22248
03 Jun 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 ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
30 May 20

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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 ....
Palak Chana Dal
Recipe# 22166
30 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
A maharashtrian delight, tweaked to boost the health value! while palak adds vitamin a to this dish, chana dal adds nutrients like calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc and fibre. Ensure that you do not overcook chana dal, as it should be separate and not mashed.
Multigrain Roti, Healthy Multigrain Chapati
Recipe# 38746
30 May 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 ....
Healthy Moong Chaat
Recipe# 36411
25 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Appetizing moong sprouts, onions and tomatoes topped with cooling dahi, this Healthy Moong Chaat is loaded with nutrients like iron, fibre,
Ginger Melon Juice, Ginger Watermelon Juice
Recipe# 6212
25 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This lovely red coloured Finger Watermelon Juice has its own taste and flavour.... thanks to the unique taste of ginger. It is a sure shot winner with one and all! Watermelon, a vital fruit loaded with iron and is also an effective diuretic. Besides having the goodness of watermelon, this vital ....
Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 630
12 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati plain thepla | thepla recipe | healthy sada thepla | with 19 amazing images. Gujaratis love plain thepla just as much as a fat kid loves chocolate. Theplas
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
03 May 20

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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 ....
Broccoli Broth, Healthy Clear Broccoli Carrot Soup
Recipe# 4623
05 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
broccoli broth | healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup | veg broccoli carrot broth | with 12 amazing images. This Indian Broccoli Broth recipe shows you how to make a soothing
Kanch Moong Dal
Recipe# 41363
06 Jan 17

 
 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 ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
24 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
quinoa upma recipe | vegetable quinoa upma | veg Indian upma | how to make quinoa upma | with 26 amazing images. Quinoa upma recipe is a truly healthy recipe made ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
14 Apr 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 ....
Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
27 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats idli recipe | instant oats idli | healthy oats idli for diabetics | how to make oats idli | with 20 amazing images. Although the original idl ....
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