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While each person is attractive in their own way – some have the perfect body, some have an enviable personality, some have beautiful features while some have an inner glow. Attractiveness has nothing to do with how much you weigh. However, keeping a healthy weight is necessary if you want to stay away from serious ailments. In addition, it does wonders to your confidence! Going the desi way, we shall talk about some Weight Loss Indian Recipes which your taste buds will love!

High Metabolism for Weight Loss:

Although some of us are gifted with a high metabolism that allows us to lose weight quickly. For others, it might take months or years – and a lot of effort. In either scenario, good nutrition is always an important factor in the weight loss process. One cannot continue to eat oily curries, parathas, or fries while daydreaming about having a great appearance. A high-protein diet with less oil mixed with clean, nutritious ingredients results in a healthy meal that can go a long way in losing weight.

Weight Loss Indian Recipes:

If the path to your weight-loss goal is to make healthier Indian recipes at home, you’ll like to set yourself up for success. Making certain you have an arsenal of new healthy dinner recipes is absolutely vital!

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1) BROCCOLI PARATHA:

This Broccoli paratha is a little variation from typical parathas. Instead of inserting the veggies inside the rolled-out roti, we crush them into a smooth paste. Mix it into the flour while kneading the dough. It is certainly a nutritious dish and an easier method to consume this nutrient-dense vegetable. As you may have observed, I have included a variety of vegetarian paratha recipes on my website. It is an easy approach to boosting the nutritional value of a meal.

Broccoli paratha for weight loss

Broccoli paratha for weight loss



INGREDIENTS:

  • 15 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 crown broccoli
  • Onion – 1/2
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • A sprinkle of garam masala
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds
  • Season with salt to taste

PREPARATION:

  1. Put enough water to a boil, then add around 10 florets and some salt.
  2. After 2 minutes, remove the florets and blend with turmeric powder, garlic, garam masala, and green chilies to make a fine paste.
  3. Combine wheat flour, all-purpose flour, the ground combination, some chopped onions, carom seeds, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. The dough is like a chapatti with the desired amount of water.
  5. At this point, you can let the dough rest for a few minutes.
  6. Roll out each ball like you would chapattis.

2) KHAMAN DHOKLA:

Khaman Dhokla is a classic Gujarati dish. It is made with chickpea flour in which the besan is seasoned with sour curd. It is then seasoned with green chilies, cooked, sliced into little pieces, and finished with an aromatic seasoning.

Dhokla for Weight Loss

Dhokla for Weight Loss

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups g flour
  • 2 – 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon citric acid
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 green chiles (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1/2 finely chopped)
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Water

PREPARATION:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (besan, citric acid, salt, sugar, turmeric, finely chopped green chilies, and grated ginger).
  2. Mix in 1/2 cup of water, making sure there are no lumps.
  3. Add an additional 1/2 cup of water and oil. If necessary, add extra water. It should be plenty to produce a thick batter.
  4. Using a hand blender or an electric mixer, thoroughly whisk it. To make the batter light and fluffy, we must introduce air.
  5. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. When it begins to sputter, add 1/2 cup of water, salt, sugar, and lemon juice.
  7. Pour the water slowly over the dhokla pieces.
  8. Garnish with shredded coconut and fresh coriander leaves.

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3) EGG CHAAT:

We all know that eggs are rich in protein. Protein is the building block of our body. Eggs can help overcome protein deficiency along with no oil and fats involved it can be an easy solution for weight loss!

Boiled egg chaat blends the deliciousness of eggs with a variety of intriguing spices and condiments to provide your taste buds with a whole new experience.

Egg Chaat for Weight Loss

Egg Chaat for Weight Loss



INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato chili sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 3 tsp tamarind extract
  • 1 teaspoon toasted cumin
  • Season with salt to taste
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 sliced spring onion 2-3 tbsp boondi

PREPARATION:

  1. To make the sauce, combine tomato ketchup, tomato chili sauce, tamarind extract, lemon juice, roasted cumin, green chili, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a bowl, Cut the boiled egg in half and put the chutney on top.
  3. Sprinkle the eggs with chopped spring onion, garam masala, and boondi.
  4. Finally, the Egg Chaat is ready to be served.

4) CHICKEN MASALA:

Chicken tikka masala is a spicy curry sauce-covered roasted marinated chicken piece. Curry is often creamy and orange in color. It’s the most basic and straightforward chicken meal to attempt at home, ready in less than an hour! Chicken masala goes well with steamed rice or your favorite Indian bread, such as roti, naan, or hot and steaming parathas.

This recipe for oil-free chicken masala will make you believe in all good in life! When fiery spices and creamy yogurt are combined with chicken pieces, the result is an enticing chicken treat. This high-protein chicken treat will keep you full for a long time!

Chicken Masala for Weight Loss

Chicken Masala for Weight Loss

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 chopped tiny onions
  • 3-4 slit green chilies
  • 4 smashed garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt
  • yogurt (250 mL)

PREPARATION:

  1. Combine the chicken, lemon juice, and onions in a mixing bowl. Allow it to rest.
  2. After that, combine all of the additional ingredients in the yogurt and pour over the chicken.
  3. Now, in a nonstick skillet, fry the chicken till it has a beautiful thick coating of masala on it.
  4. Check for seasoning and serve with coriander leaves.



5) IDLI:

Idli is a South Indian tasty dish that is devoured all throughout India. This dish is the simplest method to add oats into your everyday diet. Idli is incredibly delicious when served with sambhar curry and coconut chutney. Idlis are often eaten for breakfast or as a snack.

Idli for Weight Loss

Idli for Weight Loss

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • a handful of urad dhal
  • 1/2 cup fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil – to butter an idli pan

PREPARATION:

  • Separately soak the urad dal and rice for at least 3 hours or overnight. While the rice is soaking, add the fenugreek seeds.
  • Before grinding the oats, soak them for 5 minutes.
  • Separately, grind the urad dal until it is frothy.
  • Grind the rice, oats, fenugreek seeds, and a handful of cooked rice together. The addition of cooked rice makes the idlis extremely fluffy.
  • Finally, combine everything, including the salt, to produce a lovely batter.
  • Allow it to ferment overnight or until it has doubled in size.
  • Make idlis and serve with chutney, sambhar, kurma, or a non-vegetarian dish.

While there are many other Weight Loss Indian Recipes which are low on the calories and less in spice, we recommend you to start with these basic ones to commence your weight loss journey!

Shivani Kapur

A Writer at Heart, an Engineer by Qualification, and a Soap Crafter by Profession, Shivani does not fear to speak her mind. This blog is a reflection of some of her thoughts, personal experiences mixed with some well researched information. Please feel free to reach out to her (shivanikapur@gustchimes.com) if you have any questions or concerns :-)

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