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5 Exciting Healthy Low-Carb Recipes To Fuel Your Day

Discover some delicious and healthy low-carb recipes that are perfect for maintaining a balanced diet from breakfast to dinner.
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Hey, noticed how everyone's into eating healthier these days? Low-carb dishes are all the rage, and for good reason! They're fab for managing weight, keeping blood sugar steady, and boosting fitness.

But let's chat about India, with its vibrant spices, balancing carbs here can be tricky, right? But don't sweat it! We've got your back. Our blog's serving up some mouthwatering, healthy low-carb Indian recipes that'll have you nailing your health goals in a flash.

Whether it's brekkie to kickstart your morning or a hearty dinner to wind down, our recipes are packed with fresh veggies and good fats. Perfect for anyone on a weight loss journey or sticking to a low-carb plan. Plus, they're a breeze to whip up with just a handful of ingredients.

So, ready to dive into these tasty low-carb creations? Let's fire up the stove and cheers to your low-carb adventure!

Healthy Low-Carb Indian Recipes 

Introducing our healthy low-carb Indian recipes for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, covering a total of 6 easy-to-make recipes that are ideal for your low-carb diet. Just take a glance!

Best Low-Carb Indian Breakfast Recipes 

A heavy and fulfilling breakfast in the morning can make you feel happy and keep you highly energized for the whole day. Here are two unique breakfast recipes that we have introduced to level up your health. Let’s find out! 

1. Sattu and Besan Pancakes 

Ever tried these savory pancakes? They're a delicious blend of chickpea flour, sattu, veggies, and a bunch of spices. Packed with protein, they're perfect for a keto-friendly brekkie. Curious how to whip them up? Let's dive into the recipe!

Preparation time- 5 min 

Cooking time- 5 min 

Servings-

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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup chickpea flour, or ‘besan’
  • ½ cup TBOF Sattu flour 
  • 1 ½ tsp. TBOF Salem Haldi (turmeric powder) 
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper powder 
  • 1 ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped peas
  • 2 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves 
  • ¼ tsp. chilli flakes 
  • ½ tbsp. TBOF safflower oil 
  • ¼ tsp. salt 
  • ½ cup water 

Methods 

  1. Blend chickpea flour, sattu flour, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, and chili flakes until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat safflower oil in a non-stick pan, then add chopped bell peppers, peas, and coriander leaves. Cook until soft. 
  3. In the same pan, add the entire pancake mixture and cook for 3 minutes on one side. After one side gets cooked, flip it over and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Now serve the pancake with your favourite pickle or chutney. 

Next up, we've got a super interesting and surprisingly different upma recipe. Guess what? You don't even need semolina for this one! Ready to uncover the secret? Let's dive in and see how it's done!

2. Cauliflower Upma 

With a whole bunch of vegetables, this upma is low in carbs and high in fiber. The amazing fact about this upma is that it is not at all made with semolina; instead, it is made with cauliflower florets, which makes it even more healthy and nutritious. 

Preparation time- 5 min 

Cooking time- 15 min 

Servings- 4

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Ingredients 

  • 400 g cauliflower 
  • 40 g peas
  • 40 g carrots 
  • 10 g ginger 
  • 4 tbsp. TBOF A2 ghee 
  • 40 g peanuts 
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies 
  • 2 tsp. TBOF mustard seeds 
  • 2 tsp. coriander 

Methods 

  1. Put the cauliflower florets in a mixer grinder. 
  2. Pour 2 tbsp. A2 ghee in a frying pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, peas, chilies, and ginger. Fry everything well. 
  3. Now add a cup of water and cook for 10 minutes by covering the lid. 
  4. Keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick, and keep cooking till it dries up. Serve hot! 

By now, you must have learned all the low-carb breakfast recipes that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Let’s now skip to some keto-friendly recipes for lunch!  

Best Low-Carb Indian Recipes for Lunch or Dinner 

Indians always want “something tasty” at any given time of day! Get ready to drool over a simple yet delicious bhindi dish and a classic palak paneer with a twist!

1. Stuffed Okra or ‘Bharwa Bhindi’

This Bharwa Bhindi recipe is a favorite side dish among many it goes well with both chapati and rice. A whole lot of powdered Indian spices and peanuts add extra flavor and richness to the recipe. 

Preparation time- 10 min 

Cooking time- 15 min 

Servings-

Ingredients

  • 345 grams okra  
  • 6 tbsp. oil (3tbsp. Oil for frying + 3tbsp. Oil for stuffing masala) 
  • 4 ½ tbsp. 
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp. red chilly powder 
  • ¼ tsp. dry mango powder (‘amchur powder’)
  • ½ tbsp. coriander powder 
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder 
  • ¼ tsp. fennel powder 
  • 4 ½  tbsp. roasted peanut powder 
  • A pinch of salt 

Methods 

  1. Cut out the bottom and top part of the bhindis (okra) and slit from between, removing the seeds. 
  2. Mix cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chilly powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, roasted peanut powder, and salt, in 1 tbsp. oil.
  3. Now, stuff the masala inside the bhindis and keep it aside. 
  4. Brush 3 tbsp. oil in the air fryer and preheat to 180 degrees C. Now add the stuffed bhindis. OR Put 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and heat it. Now, place the stuffed okra and cook for 5 min by sautéing them. Cover and cook till the okras become tender. 

Next comes another mouth-watering recipe that many of you might be fond of- There you go!

2. Palak Paneer

If you're on a keto diet, the­n this vibrant green, thick, and silky palak panee­r recipe is an absolute must-have­ for you. This recipe, popular in North India, boasts a flavorful gravy prepare­d from tomatoes, assorted spices, and nutritious spinach, making it a great pair with rice or roti. 

Preparation time- 10 min 

Cooking time- 15 min 

Servings -

Ingredients 

  • 500 g spinach 
  • 300 g paneer
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes 
  • 3 green chillies 
  • 2tbsp. TBOF A2 ghee
  • 2 black cardamom 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. asafoetida or “hing” 
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder 
  • ½  tbsp. TBOF Red chilly powder 
  • 2 pcs. dried red chilly 
  • 1-inch ginger 
  • 1 ½ tbsp. TBOF raw cashews 
  • 1tsp. coriander powder 
  • ½ tsp. kasuri methi 
  • ½ cup cream 
  • 1 tbsp. butter 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • 2 tbsp. water

Fact Check: Paneer, a must-have in Indian dishes, has a rich history dating back thousands of years, even appearing in ancient texts like the Vedas! It's made by curdling milk with lemon juice or vinegar - simple yet delicious!


Methods 

  1. Start by boiling 500 g of spinach for 5 mins. After it gets boiled, set it aside for some time. 
  2. Now heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer until golden brown. Keep aside. 
  3. Take a mixer grinder and finely paste spinach, ginger, tomatoes, cashews, and green chilies. 
  4. Heat oil in the same pan (in which you have fried paneer) and add cardamom, cumin seeds, hing, dried red chilly, bay leaf, garam masala powder, and coriander powder. 
  5. Now, add the ground puree and water, and keep cooking for 10 minutes. 
  6. Add the fried paneer and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add melted butter, crushed kasuri methi, and fresh cream on top. Serve warm. 

After enjoying such a delicious lunch, wouldn’t you like to try out a dessert that completes the meal? Let’s have a look at the two dessert recipes that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings!

Best Low-Carb Dessert Recipe 

Indulging in a rich dessert after a satisfying lunch or dinner completely soothes your appetite. Here are some low-carb dessert recipes perfect for health-conscious people who also have a sweet tooth. 

1. Keto-Friendly Laddoos 

These healthy, low-sugar, high-protein, rounded laddoos are perfect for your ketogenic diet and will definitely satisfy your palate. 

Preparation time- 10-12 mintues 

Cooking time-  20 minutes 

Servings- 16 laddoos 

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Ingredients 

Methods 

  1. Take a skillet and heat ghee in it. 
  2. Once the ghee melts, add the flax seeds, crushed jaggery, and almond flour, and roast them on medium heat 
  3. Keep stirring constantly and make sure that the mixture doesn’t stick to the skillet. 
  4. Now, add the cardamom powder and stir continuously.
  5. Switch off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly. Then, start making laddoos with your hands by applying some ghee to your palms. 

Tip: You can refrigerate the laddoos for a week!

FAQs: 5 Exciting Healthy Low-Carb Recipes To Fuel Your Day

Is keto a low-carb diet?

Yes, definitely. Keto is a low-carb diet but high in fats, which help you in weight loss and provide numerous health benefits. 

Is Indian food ideal for a low-carb diet? 

Though it is said that most Indian dishes have high carbs, many protein-rich Indian foods are ideal for a low-carb diet.

Which Indian vegetables are low in carbs?

All the green leafy vegetables, brinjals, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, cucumbers, and onions are Indian veggies low in carbs. 

Conclusion 

Opting for a healthy die­t doesn't necessitate­ sacrificing flavor, particularly when it comes to Indian food. These­ tasty and nutritious low-carb recipes allow you to savor your prefe­rred Indian meals without fussing over weight gain­. Implement these­ recipes made with Two Brothers’ naturally grown and native ingredients into your daily meals and be­gin your expedition towards a healthie­r self.


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