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Last Updated : Jun 30,2021



 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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Smoked Brinjal and Pumpkin Dip with Cucumber Strips
Recipe# 40915
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and peeled brinjals along with red pumpkin, spices and lemon juice makes a creamy and tangy dip that is ideal to have with cucumber strips. This dip has a rich flavour and a really enticing mouth-feel that linger in your memory for a long time. Not only that, this zero-oil Smoked Brinj ....
Chapati Masala Noodles (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32600
23 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Keep the metabolism going with this yummy snack rich in nutrients. The tomato-onion garam masala spices up boring, leftover chapatis.
Non-fried Chakli (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32604
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 serving the crunchy, delicious chaklis now come in a healthy, baked avatar – just remember to store these famous gujarati munchies in an air-tight container to maintain its crispness.
Low Calorie Sev Puri
Recipe# 4072
11 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
low calorie sev puri recipe | healthy rajma sev puri | low calorie Indian chaat | with 26 amazing images. low calorie sev puri is a healthy sev puri which is a v ....
Hara Bhara Kebabs
Recipe# 3490
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy vegetarian version of kebabs with a tasty blend of ingredients. The spinach adds to its vitamin a content while contributing very little to the carbohydrate levels. The green peas add bulk and fibre to this dish. Roll these kebabs in whole wheat bread crumbs to make them more nourishing th ....
Tandoori Mushrooms (  Cooking with 1 Tsp. Oil)
Recipe# 3555
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yum yum, nom nom, unbelievably this delicious starter is made with just a teaspoon of oil! Low-cal, protein-rich mushrooms are cooked in lip-smacking tandoori style. The velvety mushrooms are coated with an aromatic masala and kasuri methi with a little help from low-fat milk, which also adds some c ....
Fat Free Dahi Vada ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4910
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Non-fried vadas dunked in yoghurt and topped with tangy imli chutney and cumin powder. This recipe is devised for people on a diet or for those who have to cut down on fat. Nevertheless, it is extremely good
Mini Soya Paneer Pancakes ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34729
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini in size; maxi in health! these quick-to-make mini pancakes combine three fibre-rich flours with coriander and paneer, making them so nutritious and delicious that your loved ones will gobble them up without any trouble.
Paneer, Cucumber and Dill Toast
Recipe# 5655
11 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No-fuss, just fun… and of course good health too! This quick recipe just involves mixing the ingredients, and topping a whole wheat toast with them. What makes the Paneer, Cucumber and Dill Toast so attractive is the thoughtful combo of ingredients. Cooling cucumber goes well with calcium and protei ....
Khumbh Ke Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35021
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a wonderful combination of mushrooms and oats that is jazzed up with the flavours of green chillies, coriander, onions and pepper. Low in calories, rich in protein, this is a perfect choice even for the health conscious.
Grilled Hot and Sweet Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34725
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scrumptious, grilled paneer that is worthy of being classified as gourmet food! it is quite rich although made only with low-fat paneer, and should ideally be an occasional treat, not everyday fare.
Low Calorie Medu Vada
Recipe# 40194
07 Jul 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
For most people, urad dal based Medu Vada is a must-have with breakfast. However, the extra calories that come out of deep-frying the batter could be troublesome. In that case, you can try this Low-Calorie Medu Vada cooked in an appe mould with ....
Oats Palak and Sprouts Mini Uttapa
Recipe# 39132
20 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Pregnancy is a time to be enjoyed. It’s a golden period when you feel quite indulgent, and yet have to strike a balance between your sudden hunger pangs, changing tastes and good health. Here is a quick snack for such times! the oats palak sprouts mini uttapa is not just toothsome but also rich in n ....
Healthy Bean Quesadilla
Recipe# 22260
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quesadillas are a wonderful anytime snack. Handy tortillas packed with our favourite fillings, they can be made into a very satiating and tasty one-dish meal . Yet, there is the niggling worry that maida makes the tortillas unhealthy. Here is a healt ....
Toast with Spinach Dip ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35019
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Break away from standard spinach recipes, and try new, innovative combinations! the infusion of paneer and milk adds a rich dimension to this nutritious dip. Serve with brown bread, and watch your guests quieten in admiration.
Mixed Sprouts Wrap (  Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32672
23 Dec 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sprouts can be boring or super interesting depending on how you make use of them! in this innovative recipe, i have spiced up the sprouts with a simple ginger-garlic paste and chilli powder. Another unique addition to the wrap is the amazing mint and low-fat curd dressing that refreshes you without ....
Soya Poha
Recipe# 22271
11 Jan 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An interesting variant of the ever-popular Maharashtrian snack, here the poha is prepared with nutritious soya granules. While the Soya Poha tastes very similar to regular poha with the crunch of onions and the tang of lemon, it gives you the added benefits ....
Dieter’s Pizza
Recipe# 4067
07 Jul 15

 
 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 ....
Nutritious Mini Pizza
Recipe# 1440
11 Sep 19

 
 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 ....
Phudina Gobi
Recipe# 5657
14 Mar 15

 
 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 ....
Masala Puri, Masala Puri For Chaat Recipes, Baked Masala Puri
Recipe# 1431
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Puri, one of my favourite anytime-munchies, this recipe will surely be an instant hit amongst weight-watchers. Masala Puris, which are usually fried, have been modified into this low-cal version by baking. You can use these puris to make Sev Pur ....
Stuffed Spinach Pancakes ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33022
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous, tasty, low-cal... this Stuffed Spinach Pancake leaves just one word in your mind... WOW! An ideal snack for evenings, these whole wheat flour pancakes ooze out the goodness of spinach, the tanginess of tomatoes and onions, and the richness of mozzarella cheese. Despite having a chewy, che ....
Mini Nachni and Bajra Khakhra
Recipe# 5685
04 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
nachni bajra khakhra recipe | healthy ragi khakhra | masala nachni khakhra | healthy snack | nachni bajra khakhra is a jar snack which can be enjoyed by one and a ....
Lapsi Methi Muthias
Recipe# 3557
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another fibre rich snack that abounds in iron and vitamin A. These delectable muthias are sure to keep you 'full' for a long time. These are slightly more crumbly than regular muthias because of the broken wheat, but I guarantee you will love them.
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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.