Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. The fact is, they are tasty, easily available and cheap so people eat them without giving a thought of how many calories they are consuming and how they are made. Specially Punjabi food that is too spicy too oily too heavy. So my suggestion & advice to you try these low calorie Indian meals
Lassi/Buttermilk – Improve your bone health and dental health with lassi as well. Since lassi is rich in calcium, it is an excellent way to strengthen the bones.This thick delicious dairy product goes well with any dish and is relished by family members.
Calorie intake – 30 calories per glass
Ragi dosa – A popular South Indian dish that is made from ragi and not from rice. It is still a winner among dosa lovers.
Calorie intake – 87 calories per dosa
Oats idli – Idlis are a great way to begin your day. Again, it is a South Indian delicacy that has Indians lapping it up with hot sambar. If you are going the healthy way prepare the idlis from oats, it is healthy and a great way to start your day.
Calorie intake – 26 calories per idli
Bhelpuri: A typical bhel puri will call for a riotous pile of crisps: kurmura or puffed rice, biscuits called papdi and thin fried vermicelli known as sev. Then comes chopped onions and tomatoes, and roasted peanuts.
Calorie intake 150 if we add high kurmura less papdi and sev
Pappads – You can fry it in hot oil or pop it in a microwave without oil. Microwave yourself to healthy, crispy pappads.
Calorie intake – 52 calories per pappad
Sprouts salad – Sprouts are healthy; add a dash of sour lime and a pinch of spice and you have a great combination sprout salad.
Calorie intake – 93 calories per 100gms
Raita – Cucumber raita is a great way to extinguish the fiery meal and cool the digestive tract. The curds from the raita also contain resourceful enzymes.
Calorie intake – 38 calories for a small bowl
Dhokla – A Gujarati favourite, dhokla is a dish made from fermented gram flour that is steamed. Calorie intake – 22 calories