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Last Updated : Apr 27,2021



લો કૉલેસ્ટ્રોલ વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Cholesterol recipes in Gujarati)

250 Low Cholesterol Indian Healthy Recipes, Low Cholesterol Foods List

low cholesterol healthy recipes. Indian low cholesterol recipes.  Over the past couple of decades there has been a growing concern about fats, high blood cholesterol levels and the diseases caused by it. We receive huge number of letters, e-mails from our members asking one common question, ‘Has cholesterol got anything to do with heart disease - or any other disease? And even if it has, will a change of diet be beneficial?

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

While some cholesterol is needed for good health, too much cholesterol in our blood can raise our risk of having a heart attack. Anyone can develop high blood cholesterol regardless of age or sex; there are some who can be genetically predisposed to high blood cholesterol.

Thus it is important to keep a check on your cholesterol levels. As always said “Earlier the Better”, taking early precautions like avoiding saturated fats and cholesterol rich foods, eating high fiber foods and exercising can help regulate your blood cholesterol levels.

Moong Dal and Suva SubziMoong Dal and Suva Subzi

This section of “Low Cholesterol Recipes” is for all those who want to start early and also for those who are already on a low cholesterol diet as they have high blood cholesterol levels or any other heart problem.

Our key take is Low Cholesterol Recipes are recipes for everyone. These recipes are a basic way of healthy living and devoid of junk food, fried foods, maida, sugar, rava and making correct choices of the food we eat. 

Oats IdliOats Idli

These delicious recipes are planned by strictly avoiding the use of fatty foods like fried foods, processed foods that increase blood cholesterol and sodium levels.

Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan BreakfastQuinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast

Low Cholesterol Foods that help lower blood cholesterol levels

Here is a list of foods given below that will keep you healthy all the time. For example garlic  has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure.

Foods
to
Lowers Blood Cholesterol
Form Its Effect
Garlic Fresh, raw whole/ crushed Lowers cholesterol levels, help to remove the excess cholesterol deposited in the arteries and inhibits cholesterol synthesis.
Quinoa whole flour High fiber in it helps to reduce cholesterol levels.
Onion Raw and cooked Rich in potent antioxidants. like ‘Quercetin’ and ‘Selenium’, An onion a day can raise HDL levels too.
Fenugreek seeds (methi) Seeds, sprouts, leaves, powder Rich in protein and fibre, which binds cholesterol in the body and aids in its elimination.
Bulgur Wheat (dalia)/Bran Mixed with other flours Bulgur wheat and bran are rich in fibre, which binds cholesterol and elimination it from our body.
Oats Quick Rolled oats or oat flakes Contains soluble fibre viz. ‘Beta-glucan’, a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Oat bran lowers LDL and raises HDL.
Buckwheat/
Ragi/Nachni (red millet)
Whole, coarsely ground or powdered Plant chemicals present in buckwheat help maintain blood flow, and keep platelets from clotting excessively. Ragi is rich in fibre that eliminates LDS from body.
Green Leafy Vegetables;
Spinach, Kale,
Fenugreek leaves,
Cauliflower greens,
Cabbage,
lettuce,
Colocassia leaves,
Mint leaves,
Rocket leaves,
Coriander

and

Apple,
guava,
grapes,
Oranges,
Grapefruit
Sweet lime
Raw
or
cooked

 

Rich in fibre and antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C, that protects arteries from damage. Fresh vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in fibre (especially green peas and cluster beans)
Turmeric Fresh
or
dried
(powder, spice)
Fights free radicals, aids circulation, lowers cholesterol levels, improves blood vessel health, inhibits clogging 
Olive oil / Rice Bran Oil Cooking medium or as a dressing Rich in vitamin E (antioxidant), MUFA and substance called “squalene” that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Nuts like Almonds and
Walnuts
whole or powdered Rich in mono unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), and omega-3 fatty acids respectively. A store house of antioxidants, fibre and phytonutrients that helps lower LDL levels while maintaining HDL levels.
Avocados raw or cooked Rich in MUFA, potassium and chromium, all of which help to regulate blood cholesterol levels.


Low Cholesterol Indian breakfast recipes

Low Cholesterol breakfast recipes opt for the easy and fast buckwheat dosa or Broken Wheat Upma with a glass of healthy carrot and spinach juice.

Carrot Spinach and Parsley JuiceCarrot Spinach and Parsley Juice

Low Cholesterol Indian snack recipes

For Low Cholesterol snack recipes,  sprouts are a healthy addition. They are easy to digest and the process of sprouting increases their fiber content too. Methi and Moong Sprouts WrapLehsuni Matki Palak Tikki and Sprouted Moong Chaat.

Lehsuni Matki Palak TikkiLehsuni Matki Palak Tikki

Low cholesterol khichdi and pulaos

Low cholesterol khichdi and pulaos are made with ZERO white rice and use healthy ingredients like bajra, whole moong or brown rice.

Skip rice which is full of simple carbohydrates and make Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi had with a bowl of low fat curds for dinner. Or try paneer mutter biryani made from brown rice with some vegetables and low fat paneer. 

Paneer Mutter BiryaniPaneer Mutter Biryani

Make some healthy low cholesterol subzis like French beans and chana dal stir fry had with a bajra roti and some fatless maa ki dal

Fatless Maa ki DalFatless Maa ki Dal

While foods that help to reduce cholesterol like oats, whole cereals, fruits, veggies, sprouts, olive oil, flax seeds etc have been included to aid in blood cholesterol management. 

Use oats in low cholesterol recipes

Oats is rich in soluble fibre, which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. So enjoy the super heathy oats mutter dosa recipe.  

Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )

Happy and healthy cooking for your heart!

Enjoy our low cholesterol healthy recipes. Indian low cholesterol recipes and other low cholesterol articles below. 

Low Cholesterol Accompanients

Low Cholesterol Breakfast

Low Cholesterol Desserts

Low Cholesterol Drinks, Beverages

Low Cholesterol International

Low Cholesterol Rice, Pulao & Biryani

Low Cholesterol Rotis, Parathas

Low Cholesterol Salads, Raitas

Low Cholesterol Soups

Low Cholesterol Starters, Snacks

Low Cholesterol Subzis, Dals


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Kidney Bean Salad, Mexican Kidney Bean Salad
Recipe# 1233
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A yummy salad with an interesting assortment of ingredients, which offer a mix-and-match of multiple textures and flavours. The succulence of cooked kidney beans, the juiciness of tomatoes, the crunch of onions and spring onions, all come together to delight your palate. A pungent, lemony dres ....
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
26 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty rice delicacy, which we put together especially for those who love south Indian food. The Cabbage Pulao is tempered with the traditional South Indian combination of mustard seeds and urad dal, along wi ....
Soya Curds
Recipe# 5311
26 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While soya curds is not normally available in the market, you can make it at home quite easily. Chock-full of nutrients, it can replace low fat curds in daily cooking such as in Nachni Khichu and Buckwheat Dhoklas
Onion Tomato Koshimbir
Recipe# 40185
29 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
onion tomato koshimbir recipe | healthy onion tomato salad | kanda tomato koshimbir | Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir | With 14 amazing images. onion tomato koshimbir
Dal Rasam, South Indian Toovar Dal Rasam
Recipe# 42385
27 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
dal rasam recipe | tur dal rasam | paruppu rasam | South Indian toovar dal rasam | with 33 amazing images. dal rasam is an everyday fare in Tamil Nadu! Learn how ....
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41168
09 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in
Healthy Indian Tomato Soup
Recipe# 4616
07 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Indian tomato soup recipe | healthy tomato soup | veg tomato soup without maida | with 14 amazing images The healthy Indian tomato soup is a perfect
How To Make Homemade Skimmed Milk
Recipe# 42374
19 Apr 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
how to make skimmed milk recipe | how to make skim milk from whole milk | homemade skimmed milk | how to make low fat milk at home | with 11 amazing images. how is skim ....
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice
Recipe# 6229
30 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bones form the framework your body rests on… and this drink will make sure they remain healthy and strong forever! This Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice is not only rich in calcium but also provides a treasure trove of other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Carrots make sweet juic ....
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
30 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
masoor dal with spinach recipe | protein rich dal | dal palak | with 18 amazing images. masoor dal recipe is a versatile Indian food which can find a place in every household. Learn how to ....
Bharvan Baingan
Recipe# 22210
24 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Stuffing them with spices and besan really enhances the flavour of brinjal in this dish! This subzi is easy and quick to make, as long as you have a pressure cooker on hand. Use the small and dark varieties of brinjal as they have a mild sweetness which combines well with the stuffing. ....
Carrot Onion Soup
Recipe# 22228
23 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
carrot onion soup recipe | healthy onion carrot soup | spiced onion carrot soup | Indian onion carrot soup with herbs | with 20 amazing images. Carrot Onion Soup ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
19 Mar 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
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 ....
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
Recipe# 40781
08 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
pitla recipe | Maharashtrian pitla | besan pitla | Maharashtrian pitla with chawal bhakri | with amazing 15 pictures Pitla is a very famous
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
07 Jan 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
whole nachni dosa recipe| ragi dosa made with whole nachni | no fermented nachni dosa | easy nachni dosa healthy Indian snack | with 14 amazing images. whole nachni dos ....
Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries, Healthy Snack
Recipe# 42327
15 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
oven baked pumpkin fries recipe | how to make pumpkin fries | easy homemade pumpkin fries | pumpkin fries in oven - healthy snack recipe | with 8 amazing images. oven ba ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
27 Feb 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad
Recipe# 40444
15 Mar 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Juicy pink grapefruit and crunchy green apple are a pretty sight to behold, more so when speckled with chopped walnuts. Their flavours too complement each other beautifully, making this a salad you will really enjoy snacking on. The best part is that this tasty combo is also rich in fibre, which hel ....
Brinjal Rice (  Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22144
24 Feb 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3503
24 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
gajar methi sabzi recipe | sabzi for diabetes | carrot and fenugreek vegetable Indian style | healthy carrot methi sabzi | with 14 amazing images. gajar methi sabzi rec ....
Broken Wheat Upma, Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 4650
22 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
broken wheat upma recipe | dalia upma | healthy dalia upma | godi upma | with amazing images. Wanting to try something healthier for breakfast? We have given the regular
Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato Gravy (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7461
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Capsicum, stuffed with a mixed vegetable and low-fat paneer stuffing, is drowned in a generously-spiced tomato gravy to provide a flavourful boost of fibre and vitamin A. Not too much oil and no cream either, but still luscious, the Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato Gravy uses very little cornflour along w ....
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Low Cholesterol
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 on 04 Jan 19 05:25 AM