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Last Updated : Aug 04,2021



 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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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 ....
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35090
26 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni sesame khakhra recipe | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | with 42 amazing images nachni sesame khakhra is a jar s ....
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
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.
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 ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
10 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nutritious thalipeeth recipe | healthy multigrain thalipeeth | jowar bajra thalipeeth | thalipeeth for diabetes | With 17 amazing images. nutritious thalipeeth is ....
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
16 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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.
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.
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!
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 ....
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 ....
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
29 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
spinach dosa recipe | palak dosa | keerai dosai | spinach dosa for pregnancy and kids | with step by step images. spinach dosa is a unique snack idea to make up f ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Cheelas
Recipe# 5524
11 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Cheelas are yummy pancakes that can be made with varied flours, grains or dals with tasty additions, and can be had as a snack or as a satiating meal. Here, we have made super tasty Sprouted Moong and Methi cheelas. This is a real no-fuss recipe that can be made any time – it does not require an ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
14 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
sprouted moong and methi chilla recipe | healthy moong sprouts chilla | Indian methi cheela | sprouts chilla for weight loss | with 21 amazing images. sprouted moong and ....
Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach
Recipe# 5670
06 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
You love spinach. You love mushroom. Now we bring them together to give you a specially planned nutri-bite!
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
05 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
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 ....
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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.