Best Indian Food Recipes for Weight Loss

Indian weight loss diet

When we hear and think of Indian cuisine, the first thing that crosses our minds is greasy, spicy, fatty food. Usually, we tend to forget that Indian food also contains some of the healthiest food recipes in the world like dal chapatti, raita, Tandoori chicken, Rajma, Hara bhara kabab, Arhar dal and much more. These foods include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, all the elements to make a balanced diet.

So, if you are fond of Indian food or your diet is majorly Indian, you have arrived at the right place for low-calorie Indian food options.

Here is a list of some low-calorie Indian food recipes which can help you in weight loss.

Let’s start with vegetarian recipes:

1 Veggie Biryani :

Veg biryani is an aromatic rice dish made by cooking basmati rice with mix veggies, herbs & biryani spices. It’s one of the tastiest and healthy Indian dish you can crave for. Vegetable Biryani is a bold and flavorful Indian rice dish made with bell peppers, peas, carrots and lots of other veggies.

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2 Sabudana Khichdi

During Navratri, Sabudana khichdi is one of the widely consumed dishes among people. It is made with tender tapioca pearls, tossed in a medley of mild spices and peanuts. Ghee is usually used in this dish as it’s a fasting recipe but you can replace it with any other low-fat vegetable oil. However, ghee is a source of good fat that prevents you from untimely cravings; a bit of ghee is recommended by many expert nutritionists.

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3 Sambhar Daal

Sambar is a south Indian vegetarian stew, made of pulses and vegetables. It can be consumed along with idli, dosa or rice. It is the most common dish and provides various health-promoting benefits. Sambhar daal is a complete dish and you do not need to make separate vegetable dishes. Sour, spicy and soothing, the refreshing flavors of sambar is loved nationwide.

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Non-vegetarian recipes

1 Tandoori chicken

The whole raw chicken which is marinated using seasoning, flavors, spices, curd, lemon water, etc and then cooked in a tandoor (high temperature). One entire leg piece includes approximately 260 calories, 13.0gms fat, 5.0gms carbohydrates, and 30.5gms protein. Tandoori chicken, for that matter, is very rich in protein and is highly recommended by nutritionists.

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2 Dahi Chicken

It’s a low-fat Indian chicken curry recipe with yogurt as its base. This dish is high in proteins, and low on carbohydrates. A simple and easy Dahi chicken can be made with yogurt and chicken without adding too many ingredients; making it a healthy dish.

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Aren’t you hungry now, reading about all these amazing dishes? What are you waiting for now? Get up and start cooking.

We would like to hear from you in the comment box below on what Indian food recipe for weight loss you liked and which one you would try.


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