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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# 4064
01 Oct 16

 
Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi 
by Tarla Dalal
The palak pakodas in this recipe are steamed in a steamer and not deep-fried. The curd and besan combination makes the kadhi a rich source of protein and calcium too. Just by not deep-frying the pakodas, reducing the use of fat and by replacing full-fat curds with low-fat curds, the calorie co ....
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Recipe# 33005
23 Nov 15

 
Chola Dal Panki by Tarla Dalal
Chola Dal Panki, this popular Guajarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content. Adding palak gives a nice green colour and also enhances the fibre, folic acid and vitamin A content, all of which make this dish light and filling ....
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Recipe# 32997
23 Nov 15

 
Paneer Tamatar Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Paneer Tamatar Paratha, is an interesting variation of the paneer paratha with the zest and tang of tomatoes. Minimum oil has been used to knead the dough and cook the parathas, making it a weight-watchers delight.
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Recipe# 7451
12 Apr 15

 
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
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Recipe# 22235
11 Jan 11

 
Mushroom Soup 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 ....
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Recipe# 4079
03 Oct 16

 
Low- Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Tradition meets innovation in this creative Low-Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce. Sure to earn the praises of all your guests and family members, the visually appealing dessert is very low in fat despite the creamy likeness to authentic kulfi. This is because adding citric acid to low-fat milk ....
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Recipe# 4067
29 Sep 16

 
Dieter’s Pizza by Tarla Dalal
This Dieter’s Pizza could be just what you were waiting for. Just as mouth-wateringly delicious as any other pizza , but with less than half the usual calories, this recipe replaces cheese with low-fat cream cheese made using low-fat paneer and milk ....
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Recipe# 5278
17 Nov 10

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Green Salad with Honey and Curd Dressing by Tarla Dalal
A truly exotic combination of greens! avocado, though high in fat, contains good fatty acids (mono unsaturated fatty acids) that help to lower blood cholesterol.
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Recipe# 1440
23 Nov 15

 
Nutritious Mini Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Now is the time to wipe off the misconception that tasty pizzas are unhealthy, and healthy pizzas are never tasty! This recipe transforms the international favourite into a healthful snack by using whole wheat flour instead of maida to create the base, and replacing cheese with an innovative low-fat ....
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Recipe# 3554
26 Nov 12

 
Cabbage Jowar Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Muthias are an all time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new. These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc. This ve ....
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Recipe# 1315
23 Nov 15

 
Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
An indispensable part of many western dishes, this low calorie version of tomato gravy tastes great and is also rich in the anti-aging nutrient, vitamins A. Use this in recipes like, Indian Sizzler and Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy.
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Recipe# 5577
23 Aug 11

 
Methiwali Dal by Tarla Dalal
This dal serves a dual purpose it's extremely good for people with heart ailments along with diabetes as methi helps to control blood sugar levels. I have added ginger and garlic to this dal which gives the perfect spice effect and helps to avoid the need of oil-laden pickles. Serve hot with Stuffed ....
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Recipe# 5657
14 Mar 15

 
Phudina Gobi by Tarla Dalal
The famous Phudina Aloo needs no introduction. An extremely most popular starter, it is well-known for its irresistible flavour and also notorious for the amount of starch in it. Here, we have tweaked this favourite recipe to make use of healthy cauliflower instead of potatoes. Phudina Gobi makes an ....
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Recipe# 32977
23 Nov 15

 
Low- Fat Cream Cheese by Tarla Dalal
This one is dedicated to all cheese lovers. Here’s the low-fat version of cream cheese made from 99.7% fat-free milk. It can be relished without the mildest pang of guilt by people with high cholesterol levels! Use this cream cheese to make delectable dips to serve at parties as used in the recipe o ....
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