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Many would agree that the most difficult aspect of weight-loss is dealing with the misconceptions! How does one filter the good advice from the bad, the practical suggestions from the impractical ones! Swimming headlong into the world of dieting without arming themselves with the right information, people often end up going overboard with their weight-loss measures. They strictly avoid their favourite dishes, go on crash diets, and end up spoiling their health and appetite in the long run!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while following a low calorie diet.

· Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.

· Accompany it with the required amount of exercise.

· Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones!

· This involves not just replacing the ingredients, but also tweaking the cooking methods and procedure in small ways, in order to retain the nutrients while ensuring the authentic taste.

· Do not completely abstain from oils, dairy products etc. will lead to various deficiencies and diseases in the long run. Instead choose it wisely. Opt for olive oil as much as possible and choose Paneer over cheese always.

So, the goal of a good diet-plan is to understand the role of each nutrient in the diet, make sure all of them are included, and at the same time produce the meal in such a fashion that it has minimal calories. That is precisely what we have done in this section on Low Calorie Recipes.

This section includes newer and more innovative recipes. It has variants of traditional dishes as well as new ones, covering the whole gamut of the meal spread, ranging from soups and snacks to desserts. Try out recipes such as Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, Almond Bread, Baked Oats Puri, Carrot Garlic Chutney, Eggless Chocolate Pudding and so on, and feel free to experiment on your own too.

Plan your balanced meals from these recipes, which are 'smart' rather than just low-cal, and enjoy good health! Stay fit, stay slim! Wish you a happy and healthy cooking experience.

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Recipe# 1404
23 Nov 15

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Whole Wheat Pasta in Tomato Sauce 
by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat pasta, savour this healthy Italian delicacy, which is also a rich source of protein and fibre! The Italian diet which is known for its high-calorie pasta preparations and its cheesy sauces has been converted into this "96 calorie (per serving), high fibre version". As the name suggests, ....
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Recipe# 41121
09 Sep 16

 
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri 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 ....
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Recipe# 4622
25 Jun 14

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Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
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Recipe# 5645
29 Dec 14

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Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks) by Tarla Dalal
Give the biscuits a pass this tea-time. . . And opt for this easy-to-make and extremely healthy snack instead!
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Recipe# 39905
04 Oct 16

 
Cauliflower and Oats Tikki 
by Tarla Dalal
Normally tikkis are made by binding assorted ingredients with mashed potatoes. Here, however, we have used low calorie cauliflower with fibre-rich oats for that purpose! Two unusual ingredients, combined with colourful veggies results in a top ....
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Recipe# 8688
16 May 08

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Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer) by Tarla Dalal
Low fat paneer made from low fat milk and low fat curds contains more protein and calcium than full fat paneer. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. Using curds instead of lemon juice not only gives more amount of paneer comparatively but also renders it soft. Use freshly ma ....
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Recipe# 4057
02 Jun 15

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Low Calorie Spinach Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Cooking it with low-fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! This soup is especially recommended for all the weight-conscious ....
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Recipe# 41113
31 Aug 16

 
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness 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 ....
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Recipe# 22264
11 Jan 11

 
Dal Pandoli by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein , calcium ,
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Recipe# 801
13 Apr 17

 
Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad by Tarla Dalal
Be prepared for an adventurous experience packed into a salad bowl! The Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad has a little bit of everything, giving your palate a dynamic experience, with different flavours and textures. It is very satiating and ideal for weight-watchers as it includes a wise mi ....
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Recipe# 1419
23 Nov 15

 
Ragi Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
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Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
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Recipe# 41646
03 Apr 17

 
Tomato Basil and Feta Cheese Salad 
by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and tomatoes always get along very well together because of their contrasting textures and flavours. The soft but earthy flavour of cheese complements the tang of tomatoes, and they bring out the best of each other. In this amazing salad, the duo is enhanced further by the addition of bas ....
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Recipe# 3496
20 Aug 11

 
Green Pea Parathas ( Delicious Diabetic Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Parathas are sustaining and wholesome. Puréed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to make this delicious paratha dough. Both whole wheat flour and green peas are rich in fibre, which aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Each paratha being cooked in ¼ teaspoon of oil is absolutely healt ....
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