Keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet which can increase your metabolic rate and in turn help you lose weight at a faster speed. Even celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, and our own Green Warrior, Jacqueline Fernandez can’t get enough of keto because of its amazing results.
While keto does have immense benefits, creating an Indian keto diet plan can be rather challenging since the Indian cuisine is rich in carbohydrates. Though you might have to give up on your staple white rice and wheat chapatis, Indian cuisine is diverse enough to create a thorough keto diet for Indians for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians without the need to repeat the same dishes repeatedly.
Here is the ultimate list of Indian ketogenic diet recipes that can offer you the much-needed health benefits without making you feel like you are on a diet.
1. Paneer Bhurji
When you are following a veg keto diet in india, get ready to make paneer your best friend. Paneer or cottage cheese is low in carbs and high in protein. Paneer Bhurji is one of the most nutritious and fastest dishes you can make with paneer which makes it perfect. It is a staple ingredient of keto diet for indian vegetarians. Add some green veggies like capsicum, spring onion, and spinach, and use olive oil instead of vegetable oil to make the dish even healthier. All you got to do is slide in all the vegetables sprinkle some masalas, stir it up and then finally add the paneer
2. Almond Kheer
Just because you are on a diet doesn’t mean you need to skip desserts. By replacing sugar and milk in recipes, you can easily make your own version of Indian vegetarian keto diet desserts.
To make you very own guilt free almond kheer, all you need is some lactose free / non-dairy milk. Check out the perfect keto friendly milk – the Raw Pressery Unsweetened (Plain), which you can use along with almond flour, and honey to give it some natural, all good sweetness. Heat all the ingredients together in a saucepan and once it starts boiling, add your favorite dry fruits and some saffron strands.
3. Egg curry
For Indians who can eat eggs but don’t necessarily consume meat must include egg curry as it is a foolproof and easy to make Indian keto recipe. By the time your eggs boil, you can make a homemade gravy with coconut oil, mustard seeds, green chilies, and spices of your choice. Once your eggs are boiled, you can dice them and add to the gravy.
Pro tip: You can replace coconut gravy with tomato and onion paste too.
4. Masala Cheese Omelette
Another quick and protein-rich egg recipe for the Indian ketogenic diet is the masala cheese omelette. Break two eggs in a bowl and add chopped tomatoes, onions, chillies, coriander leaves, and some grated cheese. Sprinkle some salt, red chilli, and black pepper according to your taste. Pour the egg mixture on a preheated pan and cook it until the cheese is all melted and the omelette looks perfectly golden.
5. Ghee Roast chicken
Ghee roast chicken is a classic South Indian recipe and it is perfect for days when you want to eat healthy, but you don’t want to feel like you are on a diet. Start by marinating your chicken for a few hours with roasted spices, salt, and lemon juice. Then, heat ghee in a pan with cumin seeds, sliced onion, ginger garlic paste, and salt. When the onions start to turn brown, add the marinated chicken and cook it for 15 minutes on medium heat. Serve the chicken hot with some cauli rice for added nutrition.
Making keto Indian food may seem like a challenge at first, but it is actually much easier than you think once you know all the types of food that you can eat. While these are just the more popular indian ketogenic diet recipes, you can make your own version of them according to their preferences.
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