Globally, Indian food has a reputation to be oily, spicy and heavy to digest. Is this really true?
We take a look at popular Indian dishes that are delicious and healthy at the same time. Remember that there are certain rules; you must control the levels of oil, butter, spices, cream and cheese. Find out which Indian foods come under the Top 15 low calorie Indian foods list.
Buttermilk - 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
Chicken tikka - A hit with foreigners, chicken tikka needs no explanation. It is definitely healthier than chicken tikka masala.
Calorie intake - 273 calories per plate
Dal tarka - Every Indian loves the simple dal and chawal. It is healthy and no longer a poor man's food.
Calorie intake - 118 calories for a small bowl
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
Tandoori roti - Prepared from whole wheat, tandoori roti is baked in a clay oven that gives it a distinguished taste. A healthy accompaniment to Indian curries and tandoori chicken.
Calorie intake - 102 calories per tandoori roti
Tandoori chicken - Indian food is synonymous with tandoori chicken. It may be overstated but it garners a huge fan following across the globe.
Calorie intake - 273 calories per piece
Mixed vegetable curries - You can never go wrong with mixed vegetable curry, but it has to be prepared in at the very most one tablespoon of oil.
Calorie intake - 95 calories for 100gms
Fish curries - India is surrounded by the sea on three sides and as a result, we have amazing recipes that surround local fish. Prepare your fish in moderate masala quantities and low oil.
Calorie intake - 323 calories for a small bowl
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
Palak paneer - Palak is rich in iron and paneer is a healthy dairy product. Palak paneer is an all time favourite among vegetarians and non vegetarians.
Calorie intake - 189 calories per bowl
Rasam - A South Indian dish that infuses several flavours from different spices. Chop in some veggies and you have a scrumptious dish.
Calorie intake - 60 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
Lemon rice - A simple dish that does not need a lot of spice and oil, just a healthy dose of sour lime.
Calorie intake - 185 calories
Sourse : Times of India