Top 6 Healthy Low-Carb Indian Food Choices

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June 20, 2024 | recipes

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Healthy Low-Carb Indian Food Choices

India is a culturally diverse country where you find people from different races and ethnicities living together in sheer harmony and cooperation. You can also feel the influence of such versatility in every aspect, including the food choices Indians have.

Whether it’s the delicacies of South India or the rich, flavorful North Indian dishes, the food options here are endless.

What’s more, is the local culinary culture that varies from one region to another and makes Indian cuisine so popular and loved at a global level. However, whenever it’s about Indian food, the two terms that you can easily associate with them are high in carbohydrates and full of fats.

Since people have become so health conscious in recent times, eating these dishes every day is completely excluded from the picture. But does that mean you won’t be able to pamper your taste buds with the delicacies?

No, especially when you can maintain the same flavor profile with low carb Indian foods. Made with healthy and nutritious ingredients like dry fruits, ghee, multifloral honey, and so on, these dishes will certainly tantalize your taste buds.

They will fill your insides with excitement and satisfaction. So, let’s not just get carried away with this and focus on learning the six best healthy low-carb Indian recipes you can try from henceforth.

1. Air-fried Paneer Roast

Air-fried Paneer Roast

One of the best low-carb Indian recipes you can try is the air-fried paneer roast.


  • 100 gms Paneer 

  • Small cup of Spices and herbs 

  • Veggies of choice (bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, etc) 

  • 1 tbsp Himalayan Natives Virgin Coconut Oil 


  • cut paneer into small cubes and apply a thin layer of coconut oil on all sides

  • Mix all the spices and herbs in a bowl and coat the paneer cube with it.

  • Now you can air fry the cubes till it’s roasted a little 

  • Saute all the veggies of choice in coconut oil 

  • Once everything is ready, add it to a bowl, and it’s ready 

Air frying will prevent deep frying of the paneer cubes and reduce your fat intake. Furthermore, the coconut oil to be used is much healthier than other ingredients often seen in Indian kitchens. For healthy ingredients, you can check out the website of Himalayan Natives.

2. Almond Bhakri

 Almond Bhakri



  • Soak the almonds in water for 2-3 hours (this will help with easier skin peeling) 

  • Once the skin is peeled, add the almonds to a blender and blend it till it forms a smooth consistency (add water if needed) 

  • Now prepare the dough of the almonds preparation 

  • Start making small balls of it, and rolling them to form a small circle (smaller and thicker than roti) 

  • Roast on a frying pan/tawa and add a thick layer of desi ghee before serving 

Dry fruits and nuts play a crucial role in adding essential nutrients to your everyday diet and restoring normal homeostasis in your body. Although there are several options in this category, Himalayan Natives almonds will always steal the show.

Loaded with healthy fats from the omega group and different types of antioxidants, these will prevent oxidative damage to your cells and also any damage to your cardiac functions.

3. Chia Seed and Mango Pudding

Chia Seed and Mango Pudding

One of the best low-carb breakfast ideas you could make within less than 10 minutes is the chia seed and mango pudding. 



  •  Take 1 glass of milk to a bowl and add chia seeds to it

  • Cut mango into small pieces and blend it to make a purre and it to the milk and chia seeds 

  • Add 1 tbsp honey for some sweetness and mix it all well. Now refrigerate it for 6-7 hours or overnight. 

  • Serve it with some fresh mango pieces and grated almonds on top 

4. Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

If you want to try some new low-carb Indian vegetarian diet, let’s begin with this modified version of Korean rice paper rolls. With full of vegetables and almost no oil and butter, these are not only filling your stomach but also a great recipe for lunch or dinner. Besides, the preparation time and effort are so minimal that you won’t have to compromise with your busy schedule on workdays. You can also serve the dish during a house party and impress your guests with your dedication to healthy low-carb cuisine.



  • Soak some cabbage leaves in hot water to soften till it’s tender. 

  • Cut all the other veggies into small pieces 

  • In a pan, add some ghee and saute garlic, ginger, and onion. Once cooked, add all the other veggies and add salt to taste 

  • Now take a cabbage leaf, add the prepared mix, and roll it tight. Now do it with other leaves as well 

  • Add some desi ghee into a pan, and saute the cabbage rolls from both sides. Once served on a plate, sprinkle some sesame and basil seeds on top 

Delicious and healthy cabbage rolls are ready. Enjoy :)

Also if you’re looking for more healthy and delicious recipes to help you in your weight loss journey then read our blog: Make the healthy switch-Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5. Cauliflower Poha

Cauliflower Poha

Another amazing low-carb Indian food for dinner you can try out is cauliflower poha. Made with grated cauliflower, you can easily cut down the carb intake by replacing the flattened rice flakes in this dish.


  • Handful of Dried fruits and nuts 

  • 1 Cabbage 

  • Pinch of Himalayan Natives Pink salt 

  • 2 tbsp Himalayan Natives ghee 

  • 1 tsp Black mustard seeds 

  • 5-6 Curry leaves 


  • Grate the cauliflower well and boil it for 8 to 10 minutes. It will eliminate the pungent taste and odor of raw cauliflower and also prevent indigestion and bloating. 

  • In a frying pan, heat desi ghee and roast nuts for a couple of minutes. 

  • Add black mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering. 

  • Once done, add it all to the grated and boiled cauliflower, followed by the necessary spices. 

6. Jowar Apple Sheera

Jowar Apple Sheera

No meal is complete without a dessert. This recipe is going to fill not only your stomach but your soul too.


  • 1/2 cup jowar (white millet) flour

  • 3/4 cup grated apples

  • 2 tsp Himalayan Natives ghee

  • 1 cup cow's milk

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Himalayan Natives Raisins 

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Multifloral raw honey

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder


  • ⁠Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the jowar flour, and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add the milk and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds, while stirring continuously using a whisk.

  • ⁠Add 1 cup of water and raisins, mix well, and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously using a whisk and trying to break the lumps.

  • Add the apple, and keep stirring.

  • ⁠Switch off the flame, add the honey and cinnamon powder, and mix well.

  • Serve the jowar apple sheera warm garnished with almond slivers.

Now that we have shed light on the six best low-carb Indian foods, it’s your call whether to include them in your everyday diet or not. Rest assured, these are not just nutritious and flavorful but also require much less time to cook.

Hence, there won’t be any compromise with your busy schedule or meal plans you have chalked out for your family and friends. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. Which Indian food is low in carbs?

Answer: Most Indian vegetables are low in carbs if cooked in the right cooking edible such as natural ghee. Vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, lady finger, beans, spinach, and any locally available ones are healthy.

2. Which dal is lowest in carbs?

Answer: One of the healthiest dal is moong dal. They are good for people who are on weight management, sick, elderly, or anyone. They can also be cooked as sprouts and we all know how healthy sprouts are.

3. Which roti has less carbs?

Answer: It is keto roti. This is the softest and healthiest version of the famous Indian roti. This is made with almond flour, it’s also gluten-free. Use it with veggies, dals, or for your wraps.

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