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Indulgent Indian Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
04 February 2021

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Every so often, you crave all those quintessential, comfort dishes, that are drool-worthy but you panic over the calories they contain. Interestingly, you need to know that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with gorging on some of those Indian foods, especially since a lot of these dishes are exceedingly healthy and packed with a ton of nourishment! Furthermore, it is very easy to whip them up as you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

5 decadent and healthy Indian dishes!

Healthy Indian Recipes

These healthy Indian recipes are an explosion of flavour and are really easy to make. What’s more appealing is the fact that they're very good for you, too. So, go ahead, eat your heart out!

Tandoori chicken: Is there anything yummier than tandoori chicken? This crispy oven-baked recipe uses the choicest of ingredients - the spices are just right, and the recipe is completely straightforward to make. It’s bound to become your go-to for house-parties and promises to be a humongous crowd-pleaser! Now, you can easily understand why this dish is timeless! The chicken packs in tremendous amounts of protein and the spices are potent flab-blasters. Make sure you use authentic spices along with the chicken masala from the Tata Sampann range to add taste to your tandoori chicken. These spices contain natural oils that enhance the taste and color of this dish.

Paneer Kebabs: Kebabs truly are low calorie Indian food! Be ready to have the lightest, softest and the most delicious kebabs ever, thanks to the addition of dahi and paneer in this recipe. Potatoes, cottage cheese, carrots, green peas and spices come together flawlessly in this decadent snack and make sure you get your daily dose of antioxidant packed colorful veggies. Shallow-fry these kebabs to reduce the calorie count. Pair these appetizing kebabs with a yogurt dip and your snack-time is all set!

Palak paneer: Palak paneer is one of the healthy Indian recipes - this comfort food will soothe your soul! Ideal for any dinner spread, paalak paneer is sure to wow even the pickiest eaters. Spinach is a nutrition powerhouse – it proffers oodles of fibre and vitamins A, C and K. It’s an indulgent way of adding paalak to your meal. Luscious cottage cheese dunked in super delicious spinach puree, makes this dish heavenly, and it absolutely must grace your dinner table often!

Gaajar halwa:Low Calorie Indian Food If you haven't made gaajar halwa before, this recipe will convince you to do it over and over again. There’s something magical about the transformation of grated carrots in to carrot dessert! The warm, gooey seasonal veggie is the star of the recipe. Golden cashews, almonds and pistachios lend a wonderful crunch and a wealth of nutrition. The ghee and mava doubles up on the decadence quotient. However, this dessert is loaded with dollops of nutrition! Overflowing over with vitamin A and a ton of fibre, gaajar halwa makes for a healthy dessert. The nuts and raisins lend a jumbo nutritive punch, while cardamom and nutmeg elevate the dish. As the seasonal carrots are inherently sweet, you can add a little natural sweetener and skip the sugar altogether to keep this dessert healthy.

Skip the take-out and cook healthy and super yummy meals at home! Extremely delicious and nutritionist-approved.



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