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Last Updated : Aug 03,2021



 Low Calorie Indian Starters, Low Calorie Indian Snacks | weight loss Indian snacks, starters |

low calorie Indian snacks. low calorie Indian starters. No one would like to give up snacks and starters, even when on a weight loss regime. This section is an attempt to make the weight loss menu more interesting. With more than 100 recipes in this section, you are sure to be pleased by a few.

Buckwheat DhoklasBuckwheat Dhoklas

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With options like Baked Oats Puri and Buckwheat Dhoklas, Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa and Masala Vadai from South, Cauliflower and Oats Tikki .

Baked Oats PuriBaked Oats Puri

Healthy Moong Chaat from North along with Jowar and Til Nimki from East, this section has recipes to please people across India.

Bajra, Carrot and Onion UttapaBajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa

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Along with these also find a few more recipes like Lettuce Wraps, Masala Baked Twisters, Almond Bread, Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce etc. to add more variety to your snacks.

Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without EggsAlmond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs

Remember to….

1. Befriend veggies and sprouts to create your own healthy snack.

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2. Not get carried away too much with the flavours of these snacks. Keep a check on your portion size.

Oats IdliOats Idli

3. Cook certain snacks like Low Fat fries absolutely occasionally. Treat yourself with it when you have achieved a particular weight loss goal.

Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks

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4. Not serve these snacks with fat laden accompaniments.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Steamed Snacks

Sprouts DhoklaSprouts Dhokla

1. These Karela Muthias will surely make you a fan of karela, the addition of onions and garlic adds to its flavour. They are good for weight watchers and also diabetic friendly.

 Karela Muthias Karela Muthias

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2. Oats Methi Muthia recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients like oats and methi in this case. Steaming ensures minimal use of oil making this a great option for weight-watchers.

Oats Methi MuthiaOats Methi Muthia

3. Dal Pandoli is a gujarati steamed snack great for weight loss loaded with nutrients like protein, fibre, vitamin A and iron.

Dal Pandoli
Dal Pandoli

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Enjoy this healthy steamed snack with Healthy Green Chutney.

Low Calorie Indian Snacks & Starters, Low Calorie Tikkis

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

Be it a kid or an adult, tikkis are loved by one and all. Make your tikkis fibre rich by adding ingredients like oats and sprouts.

1. Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki is a great way to add fibre to your daily diet, have them with low calorie chutney or low calorie dips of your choice.

 Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki

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2. Oats and Moong Dal Tikki is perfect for evening snacks to satisfy your hungry tummy as they are quite filling. Add goodness of soya and spinach to your tikkis.

Oats Moong Dal Tikk

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

3. Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis, it’s good for people on a weight loss diet. Moreover, the garlic in it will also help in reducing cholesterol levels.

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Low calorie Indian starters

1. Malai paneer balls mixed with sesame seeds

Malai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Cold StarterMalai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Cold Starter

2. Malai paneer dill balls

Malai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold StarterMalai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold Starter

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3.  Masala Appe : Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Appe, because it’s superb texture and amazing flavour make it a great hit with everybody. 

Masala AppeMasala Appe

4. Spicy tava idlis : leftover idlis cooked on a tava in butter with Indian spices and vegetables. Hence they are also called South Indian tava vegetable idlis due to the presence of onions and tomatoes.

 Spicy Tava Idlis Spicy Tava Idlis

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5. This healthy  moong dal paneer tikki is good for your heart, helps control acidity and can be enjoyed by diabetics too. The fibre in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries, thereby improving heart health. 

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

6. Moong dal ki chaathealthy moong dal chaat has a combo of protein rich yellow moong dal and nutria-dense fruits and veggies. 

 Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks) Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)

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Low Calorie Gujarati recipes

The Gujaratis love their low calorie homemade snacks from

1. Moong Dal Dhokla

Moong Dal DhoklaMoong Dal Dhokla

2.  Green Peas Panki

Green Pea PankisGreen Pea Pankis

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3.  Methi Moong Dal Dhokla  

Methi Moong Dal DhoklaMethi Moong Dal Dhokla

4. Nachni Khichu which is rich in proteinfibre and iron.

5.  Masala Khakhra  with only 54 calories

Masala KhakhraMasala Khakhra

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6. healthy khakhra chivda as perfect snacks to carry on the go or keep at work.

 Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack

Low calorie healthy South Indian recipes

See the healthiest low calorie idli options we have.

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1. dal and vegetable idli recipe

Dal and Vegetable IdliDal and Vegetable Idli

2.  moong sprouts and palak idli recipe,

 Sprouts and Palak Idli Sprouts and Palak Idli

3.  green moong dal and vegetable idli recipe or 

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4. barley idli which has no rice.

Barley IdliBarley Idli

Low calorie healthy Indian rotis :

Our collection of rotis does not use plain flour, sugar, or any other unhealthy ingredients.

1. bajra roti,

RotlaBajra Rotla

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2.  jowar roti, .

 Jowar Roti

 Jowar Roti

3. stuffed nachni roti recipe , 

Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi RotiStuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti

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4. ragi roti recipe, and 

Ragi Roti

Ragi Roti

5. whole wheat roti

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See our super healthy low calorie dosa recipes. These recipes have no rice used.

1.  nachni dosa

Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole NachniNachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni

2. quinoa dosa

Quinoa DosaQuinoa Dosa

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3. oats dosa,  

Healthy Oats DosaHealthy Oats Dosa

4. 4 Flour Dosa recipe

 4 Flour Dosa, Mixed Flour Dosa 4 Flour Dosa, Mixed Flour Dosa

5. spinach dosa  or 

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6. buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used.

Buckwheat DosaBuckwheat Dosa

Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney.

Coconut ChutneyCoconut Chutney

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Enjoy these low calorie Indian snacks, low calorie Indian starters with a healthy accompaniment of your choice and the low calorier articles below.

Low Calorie Chutneys

Low Calorie Rice / Pulao / Khichdi / Biryani

Low Calorie Rotis Parathas

Low Calorie Salads & Raitas

Low Calorie Soups


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Masala Khakhra
Recipe# 3458
19 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
til masala khakhra recipe | healthy khakhra | spicy sesame wheat khakhra | how to make Gujarati masala khakhra at home | with step by step images. masala khakhra ....
Crispy Spinach and Paneer Open Toasts
Recipe# 1436
14 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
spinach paneer toast | spinach paneer sandwich | palak paneer toast | spinach cottage cheese sandwich | with 17 amazing images. Lose yourself in the special texture and flavour of these
Grilled Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42302
15 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it’s mind-blowing how the simplest of cooking procedures and the most minimal ingredients yield the tastiest of foods! Here, if you look at this super-healthy starter, the mushrooms are grilled with olive oil and minimally seasoned with salt and pepper. Yet, the outcome is so tasty th ....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
Recipe# 3554
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage muhtia recipe | Gujarati cabbage jowar muthia | healthy kobi jowar muthia | kobi na muthiya | with 22 amazing images. cabbage muhtia is a
Chola Dal Panki
Recipe# 33005
22 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chola Dal Panki, this popular Gujarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron ....
Bajra Carrot Onion Uttapam, Healthy Bajra Onion Uttapam Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 1439
18 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
bajra carrot onion uttapa recipe | bajra uttapam | bajra onion uttapam breakfast recipe | healthy bajra uttapam | with 35 amazing images. bajra carrot onion uttapa recip ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 39956
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon sna ....
Jhatpat Waffle (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32594
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 pieces i’ve given the humble idli-dosa batter a twist. Carrots, coriander and green chillies add oodles of flavour and fibre, making this the yummiest waffle ever!
Non Fried Besan Chakli, Besan Murukku
Recipe# 41166
11 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
non fried besan chakli recipe | besan murukku | baked besan chakli | besan chakli - Indian snack for diabetes | with 16 amazing images. non fried besan chakli recipe
Rava Corn Dhokla (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32598
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 3 pieces. Get ready for some praise with this no-fuss instant dhokla using the unconventional taste of corn. Ideal low-cal snack for those on the move.
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack
Recipe# 22298
07 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
Baked Masala Sev
Recipe# 40377
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will not believe that the humble sev can get so exciting and healthy too! For starters, the besan dough is perked up with tomato pulp and tongue-tickling spice powders, but the excitement just begins there. This lovely, tangy, crispy snack is interestingly baked instead of being deep-fried in oi ....
Low Fat Fries
Recipe# 4070
11 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Sun may rise in the west but Fries cannot be low-fat; that is what many people think! Sshh… we will tell you a secret today, so you can savour French Fries occasionally without adding too many inches to your waistline. With ....
Chick Pea and Soya Tikki Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32675
23 Dec 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The piece de resistance of this recipe is the chick pea soya tikkis. And you will be surprised to know that this delicious wrap is great for weight-watchers and heart patients. Soya helps lower cholesterol and the low-cal mayonnaise adds to the taste without scaring the calorie-counter!
Whole Wheat Salad Wrap, Healthy Wrap
Recipe# 32677
23 Dec 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
I love this one because it is simple and nutritious! This no-fuss wrap is rich in anti-oxidant rich veggies like tomatoes, spring onions, carrots, bean sprouts and lettuce that help reverse ageing. Not only is this wrap nutritious, it is also luscious due to presence of fresh herbs like coriande ....
Masala Vadai
Recipe# 39903
14 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The famous south Indian snack becomes unrecognisable in its new tava-cooked avatar! We have modified the traditional, deep-fried Masala Vadai recipe by adding iron and folic acid rich dill leaves, and tava-cooking the vadais. This delicious snack, made with chana dal is suitable for weight watchers ....
Vegetable Satay
Recipe# 1405
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat biting into a satay of succulent paneer pieces interspersed with crunchy veggies like onion and capsicum! But, it is possible to prepare these easily at home? In this innovative recipe, we have done away with the traditional technique of grilling, and prepared each Vegetable Satay o ....
Paneer and Spring Onion Wrap
Recipe# 5660
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous rotis made of whole wheat and soya flours are stuffed with a smashing combo of low-fat paneer, spring onions and capsicum. The combination of ingredients is so thoughtful that every bite of this wrap is soft and juicy despite not using any sauce. Full of calcium, the Paneer and Spring Onio ....
Whole Wheat Vegetable Tartlets
Recipe# 808
28 May 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious snack of whole wheat tartlets packed with assorted veggies. The stuffing is held together by a unique white sauce that is thickened with whole wheat flour and low-cal milk. Creamy and luscious, these Whole Wheat Vegetable Tartlets are sure to win everybody’s hearts. Although low-fat mi ....
Mushroom and Tomato Snack
Recipe# 1426
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mushroom and Tomato Snack, a treat for all mushroom lovers! Slices of whole wheat bread topped with a succulent mushroom stir-fry with onions and tomatoes, and spiced up with red chilli flakes. . . What more can one ask for! Oregano imparts an Italian touch to this snack, which has been sautéed in a ....
Flax Seeds with Curd, Good for Endurance Athletes, Weight Loss
Recipe# 41112
25 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
flax seeds with curd recipe | flax seeds with curds and strawberries, healthy Indian snack | healthy flax seed snack for weight loss | flax seeds with curd for hair growth | with 13 amazing im ....
Spicy Spinach Dumplings
Recipe# 33006
11 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Spicy Spinach Dumplings, the bright green colour of this wholesome snack appeals to all our good senses! We have used the technique of steaming instead of frying to make this a low-calorie evening snack that provides only 96 calories per serving. So, you can have 4 dumplings with healthy green chutn ....
Celery Garlic Toast ( Delicious Diabetes Recipe)
Recipe# 3524
11 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious starter made with low-fat butter, celery and garlic ground together to make an aromatic spread. Both celery and garlic are beneficial for diabetics. I have chosen celery for this recipe as it is very low in carbohydrates and is a storehouse of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron (which is requ ....
Cucumber Snack
Recipe# 1430
27 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber snack, a scrumptious, hassle-free, no-cooking snack, which can be whipped up any time of the day. I have used low-fat paneer and curds to reduce the calories without compromising the taste. Adding dill leaves and green chilli paste perks up the flavour while cucumber makes it rich in fibre ....
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Low Calorie Snacks & Starters
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 on 14 Sep 17 03:25 PM


Love your collection of Low Cal Snacks. Recommend the Sprouted Moong and Methi Chila as its healthy and made it lots of time.