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Top 7 Low Calorie Indian Food For Weight Loss

Indian food considered to be very spicy an oily so people usually tend to think that they are not suitable to eat if you are on a diet or trying to loose weight. However this is not true completely. There are so may Indian food items which are very low in calories and will make you feel full so that you don’t compromise with your appetite. Busting this myth here I am showing 7 low calorie food items which must be included in your daily diet for weight loss and easily available in the market.


It is a healthy option as it is low in fat and helps in digestion. It is rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin B12. Benefits of drinking buttermilk include can help detox and rinse out your body, makes for a good alternative at dinner, makes for a healthier substitute for traditional milk, perfect for those with high cholesterol, helps to lose weight, great tool to battle dehydration, can heal skin damage in various ways.

Total calories in One glass of buttermilk contains 40 calories

Click here to read more about the benefits of buttermilk.

Vegetable Raita

Raita may be of any type cucumber, bottle guard or onion in all the forms it is a great way to cool the digestive tract after the dinner/lunch. Adding lots of vegetables in it would enhance it’s value and will help in weight loss.

One bowl of vegetable rayta contains 25 calories

Sprout Salad

The protein-rich, easy-to-make sprouts are highly recommended when trying to lose weight. Sprouts contain fewer amounts of calories and are a rich source of fiber. Having a bowl of sprouts between your meals can make you feel fuller and reduce appetite, which is quite beneficial for weight loss.

One bowl of sprouts contains 118 calories.


Sambhar is a south indian dish which is equally loved by north indians. It is the perfect combination of health and taste. It contains lots of vegetables with chana dal. Fiber also promotes good digestion, which is the basic requirement for losing weight. Sambhar is rich in fiber protein and antioxidants. It improves digestion and thus aids weight loss. To maximize the weight loss benefits, you can add more vegetables apart from the regular ones used in making sambhar.

One bowl of sambhar contains 139 calories

Toor/Arhar Dal

The richness of fibre and protein in Arhar or Toor Dal keeps you satiated, curbs hunger pangs, promotes weight loss, and reduces the cholesterol level. It also contains Vitamins C, E, K and B complex along with minerals like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Adding tadka of ghee and onion would enhance it’s taste.

One bowl of Toor/Arhar dal contains 143 calories

Oats Idli

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease

2 medium size oats idli contains 80 calories

Palak Paneer

One of the most popular and healthy vegetable dishes you will find all over India is palak paneer. It is cooked all over the south-western region of Asia and is quite a favorite among children and adults too. It is one of those rare foods that are full of taste and nutrition. 

Zero oil palak paneer recipe

You can read my recipe of palak paneer for weight loss using no oil. Click here!

One bowl of palak paneer contains 470 calories

Weight loss is a slow and time consuming process. During this period we should always be very patient and follow a proper diet plan which contains low calories food. Also, We should never ever rely on crash diets for fast weight loss because it doesn’t go for long period and once you stop the diet you will be get back to from where you had started. So we should make eating healthy food our lifestyle and when you are fully equipped with the right knowledge about the food then you will be able to see the results in your body.

Author: Pallavi Gupta

Hi! My name is Pallavi and I live in Jaipur. I started this blog in October 2020 with the aim of sharing the the recipes which are tasty and healthy as well. Also, I will be sharing the food reviews of different places I visit.

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