If you are following a weight loss diet, you would know how difficult it is to manage with limited meal options, especially in India where carb-rich roti rules our plates. Most weight loss diets like keto diet minimise the consumption of carbohydrates and focus more on proteins. Keto diet is believed to put in motion a shift in the body from burning carbs that release energy to burning fats. But if your palate still demands the desi Indian flavours, go for some Indian food options for keto diet that you can enjoy even without carb-rich breads and rice.
Wondering which Indian foods are keto-friendly?
We found some classic low-carb Indian foods that qualify as keto-friendly foods. Isn't it something you always wanted - to have your favourite desi foods on your weight loss diet? Well, we are happy to help.
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Here're 5 Recipes For Your Indian Food Keto Diet Plan:
1. Butter Chicken
Chicken and butter - can easily translate to proteins and fats - the perfect combination for a keto meal. Who wouldn't want to have this beloved Indian dish any time they want?! It's a good thing that you are on a keto diet; you can make others jealous by gorging on this tangy and creamy delight. Try our special keto butter chicken recipe.
2. Paneer Burji
Paneer, undisputedly, tops the favourites list of vegetarians in India. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, a 100 gm portion of cottage cheese has just 3.4 gms of carbs and 11 gms of proteins. Here's a keto-friendly cheesy paneer bhurji recipe for you.
3. Palak Paneer
Another Indian paneer dish that is loved by all. 100 gms of palak has only 3.6 gm of carbs, as per the USDA data. Palak and paneer make for a stellar combination for both your taste buds and weight loss goals on keto diet. Make this keto-special palak paneer recipe in just 10 minutes.
4. Dal Makhani
Are you loving our list already? Here comes another winner dish. Dal makhani never fails to impress us. Enjoy the same flavours in this dal makhani that replaces urad black dal with chironji seeds and reduces the amount of carbs by a marginal amount. Click here for the recipe for keto-friendly dal makhani.
5. Keto Dosa
We are not even asking if you like dosa or not; we already know the answer. Now enjoy your ever-loved south Indian dosa on keto diet by making this version that replaces carb-rich rice flour with low-carb almond flour. Here's the recipe for keto dosa that you must try.
Enjoy south Indian dosa on your weight loss diet.
Give your taste buds what they want, even on your keto diet!
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