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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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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.
Tomato, Mushroom and Spinach Pizza
Recipe# 22281
16 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
An innovative and healthy snack that is well worth the extra trouble! use whole wheat pizza bases and a range of exciting but low calorie toppings to create this colourful pizza. Remember not to indulge in it too often, however tempting it may look and taste! make it a occasional treat.
Oil- Free Vada Pav
Recipe# 22252
14 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Oh! Have you been missing out on vada pav because of its fat content? This low calorie version must be a dream come true, then! Simple... Instead of frying the vadas I roasted them on a non-stick pan, and it turned out to be j ....
Rajma Tikki Satay with Spring Onion Dip
Recipe# 35031
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Punjabi tikki morphs into an innovative low-cal satay when combined with veggies and paneer. As a cross-cultural touch, i have included my favourite spring onion dip in ....
Green Pea Pankis
Recipe# 3556
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Green peas added to the panki batter make it look more appealing and enhance its fibre value. Serve these steamed hot pankis with the spicy Mint and Coriander Chutney.
Bajra Khakhras
Recipe# 2941
24 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra khakhra recipe | Indian style bajra til khakhra | bajre ka khakhra | healthy snack - bajra khakhra | with 35 amazing images. bajra khakhra is a nutritious a ....
Red Pepper Triangles with Italian Relish ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34727
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The bright red-coloured peppers, the multi-flavoured topping featuring a thoughtful combination of olives, parsley and paneer with lemon—all these highlight the unmistakeable italian identity of this low-cal starter!
Steamed Paneer Dumplings with Spicy Sauce ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34731
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Have you ever imagined steaming paneer?! in this innovative recipe, a collection of vegetables and dill leaves add colour to the dumplings, while oats and semolina add the crunch. The temptation multiplies when complemented by the spicy sauce.
Rava Green Peas Tikki (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32607
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 tikkis low in effort, low in calories– replace starchy potatoes with semolina in this tasty tikki and stuff it with a spicy green peas filling that’s high in vitamins and fibre.
Palak Methi Puris
Recipe# 3563
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These low calorie puris are a great way of disguising dark green leafy vegetables. Palak and methi are both very good sources of vitamin A which is necessary for maintaining a healthy vision and glowing complexion. Though baked only with 1 teaspoon of oil and not deep fried, these puris are really ....
Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhra
Recipe# 32603
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your hunger pang in just 100 calories! Make these delicious Mini Nachni and Coriander Khakhras and store them in an airtight container. Treat yourself to four of these when hunger strikes! Not only are these khakhras low in calories, but nutritious too as nachni and coriander together gi ....
Dill Khakhra with Aachari Dip
Recipe# 32602
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 khakhras with 1/3 cup of dip whole wheat and dill khakhras become interesting with this deliciously chilled low-fat curd dip enhanced with delectable spices. Prepare in advance, enjoy at leisure.
Lettuce Wraps (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32606
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 wraps make the best use of aromatic basil, tangy lemon juice, spicy dry red chillies and zesty soya sauce in these remarkable lettuce wraps. Antioxidant rich veggies add loads of health as well.
Tomato and Oregano Waffle (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32595
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 3 pieces vitamin b complex and fibre rich whole wheat and rice flour combine with vitamin c laden tomatoes, corn and capsicum. Garlic and oregano lend a striking flavour to this waffle - the italian food lovers’ delight.
Wholesome Submarines
Recipe# 5639
12 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A heavy duty snack that not only fills up the stomach, but helps plug in the nutritional requirements of your loved ones!
Herbed Cucumber Slices ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34735
14 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The all-time favourite indian cooler, cucumber, is topped with flavoured lebanese hummus. An innovative and irresistible way to relish the healthy cucumber, this snack can be had at any time of the day.
Vegetarian Sushi with Peanut Wasabi Sauce ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34737
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Let us borrow some ideas from japanese cuisine! this healthy version of sushi is loaded with paneer, spinach, carrots, baby corn, capsicum and cucumber. Really a vitamin and mineral rich treat! make sure you roll each spinach leaf carefully so that it doesn’t break.
Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35030
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Sautéed broccoli combined with soft paneer and marinated in a spicy and flavoursome red pepper sauce, makes a delicious and nutritionally-balanced starter. Remember to serve these hot!
Charmoula Vegetable Satay ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35032
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A colourful selection of fresh and nutritious veggies is steeped in the charmoula marinade (of algerian and moroccan origin) and crisped to perfection. Make sure you make the marinade right, since that is the highlight of this recipe.
Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 39611
23 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Are you on a diet, and feeling forlorn about not being able to have buttery grilled potato sandwiches? Well, this Masaledar Mixed Sprouts Sandwich is so tasty you will never feel tempted to reach for such unhealthy sandwiches again. With fibre plus protein rich sprouts and loads of veggies sautéed w ....
Nachni Nimki
Recipe# 42721
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Nimki is an all-time favourite Bengali jar snack, just perfect to have with a cup of steaming hot tea. Here is an equally tasty but healthier version of the traditional snack, made with whole wheat f ....
Baked Palak Methi Puris
Recipe# 5663
24 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
baked palak methi puri recipe | healthy palak methi puri for weight loss | baked methi palak puri | with amazing 19 images. baked palak methi puri recipe is for weight watching and a heal ....
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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.