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Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss – classic curries for weight loss results!

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Everyone loves a good curry, and with these Indian recipes for weight loss, a curry craving doesn’t have to compromise your weight loss goals!

When planning dinner with weight loss as a goal, Indian food might not spring to mind. That’s because you’re probably thinking of rich, creamy, salty (and often meaty!) take-out.

However, we have found healthy Indian vegetarian recipes that can be easily incorporated into a weight loss plan.

If you’re not fussed about weight loss and just want to tuck into some tasty Indian food, check out these Vegetarian Indian Recipes as well!

Tikka-ing all the boxes : what makes an Indian weight loss recipe?

Is Indian food healthy? Well, these Indian weight loss recipes have specific nutritional profiles, to make sure that they are!

These are the requirements they meet:

  • Around 600 calories or under
  • At least 15g protein
  • Less than 25g fat

This makes them suitable for weight loss for many reasons.

Keeping calories at around 600 is a no-brainer. In order to lose weight you have to be in a healthy calorie deficit. A 600 calorie meal should fill and fuel you, while contributing to a lower overall daily calorie intake.

Protein is great for making you feel full, so keeping the protein levels high in these Indian recipes for weight loss means that they will help to make you feel satisfied for longer. This means you are less likely to snack between meals!

Fat is not in itself bad, but fatty foods are very calorie dense, so if weight loss is your thing, you’re going to want to keep the fat at bay. We have chosen relatively low fat Indian recipes, no more than 25g fat per portion.

Classic curries made weight loss friendly!

These versions of Indian recipes for weight loss cover some of the best classic indian dishes.

There’s a scrummy vegetable tikka masala and a delicious keto saag paneer.

There are also some more unusual healthy indian vegetarian recipes, like our very own mango curry.

We’re sure you’ll find indian diet recipes that you love to help you on your weight loss journey!

If you want to learn more about losing weight as a vegetarian, check out our vegetarian weight loss courses. We specialise in guiding vegetarians through the weight loss process, so if you’re looking to make a bigger change, then you’re in the right place!

But for now, enjoy tucking into these delicious Indian recipes!

Vegetable Bhuna

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: SplashOfTaste
Bonus: classic, colourful, hot
428 calories per serving

If you’re looking for authentic Indian recipes for weight loss, it doesn’t get much better than this delicious vegetable bhuna curry! This is great if you’re vegan, vegetarian or even if you’re just looking at cutting down on meat consumption. It’s a brilliant dinner idea for meatless Monday or Veganuary.

Vegetarian Rogan Josh

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: LittleSugarSnaps
Bonus: easy, high protein, comforting
339 calories per serving

This vegetarian rogan josh is packed with wholesome ingredients – it’s one of the healthiest indian dinner recipes for weight loss and a great comfort food for chilly days. This aubergine curry is vegetarian/ vegan and a great way to satisfy a curry craving.

Roasted Cauliflower Curry

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4.74 from 38 votes
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, high protein, comforting
506 calories per serving

Not actually an Indian dish, but a delicious curry from its neighbour to the north, Pakistan. This is so tasty we had to include it anyway!

TVP Chunks Curry

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: FitMealIdeas
Bonus: simple, high protein, comforting
218 calories per serving

Veggie chunks curry, a delicious & flavorful lunch/dinner. It is vegan, gluten-free, & protein-packed recipe to make with an instant pot or on a stovetop. A great indian diet recipe.

Vegetables Tikka Masala

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: AimeeMars
Bonus: creamy, full of veg, delicious
677 calories per serving

Vegetable Tikka Masala, because chicken doesn’t have to have all the fun! This is a healthy and vegan take on a traditional Indian dish. Add this Indian weight loss recipe to your meal plab right now!

Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: FitMealIdeas
Bonus: healthy, simple, tasty
148 calories per serving

TVP crumbles breakfast is a flavorful, spicy, and protein-packed healthy breakfast scramble. Veggie scramble is a great addition to soups, pizza, pasta, and sauces.

Super Healthy Paneer Tikka

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: FatRainbow
Bonus: easy, high protein, comforting
223 calories per serving

Paneer Tikka is a popular Indian appetizer that can compete tall with Chicken Tikka. Here am presenting you the healthiest no oil version that is perfect for weight loss or if you are counting calories for general fitness.

Low Carb Saag Paneer

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: CulinaryLion
Bonus: low-carb, high protein, tasty
335 calories per serving

Saag Paneer is a traditional Indian dish consisting of fried Paneer cheese and creamy spinach. This Keto Saag Paneer is easy to prepare and packed with flavor.

Red Lentil Dal

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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHeaven
Bonus: easy, high protein, comforting
607 calories per serving

This red lentil dal makes the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family. It’s healthy, filling, fragrant, and it comes together in only 25 minutes!

Mango Curry

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4.82 from 33 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

Bonus: tangy, unusual, creamy
580 calories per serving

This virtually vegan mango curry is refreshing, tropical, super-quick and soooooo easy! Don’t miss out on this one. Try it for yourself:

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5 from 2 votes
Course Mains
Cuisine Indian
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 580kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 9 oz firm tofu (9 oz = 250 g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, ground
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp curry paste (use a mild-medium one like tikka masala)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup low fat cream fraiche (full fat cream works too, as does vegan creme fraiche)
  • 1 can low fat coconut milk (15 oz = 435g) (use regular if you prefer)
  • 1 mango (frozen (defrosted before using) also works, about 150g / 5oz)

Optional

  • 1 tsp mango chutney
  • 5 sprigs cilantro

Instructions

  • Cook rice or accompaniments according to package instructions.
  • Get the tofu chopped and frying in some olive oil on medium heat. Dice the onion and add after 5 minutes.
  • Add the curry paste, turmeric and coriander powder. Give it a good stir.
  • Fry for a couple of minutes then add the tomato paste and give it another good stir, making sure it’s all mixed in.
  • Next, add the coconut milk and let it simmer for another five minutes.
  • While that’s happening cut the flesh out of the mango and give it a quick blitz in a food processor or by using a hand blender. If you don’t have either then give it a good mash with a fork. We want a nice puree.
  • Add the pureed mango to the curry and stir it in.
  • Stir in the creme fraiche (or thick cream or vegan creme fraiche) and let it simmer for another five minutes until it thickens. This step makes the curry flavour softer and less harsh.
  • Finally mix in the optional mango chutney and cilantro.
  • That’s it, the curry is ready! Serve with rice and/or naan bread.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss
Amount per Serving
Calories
580
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Sodium
 
160
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
341
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
75
g
25
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
1604
IU
32
%
Vitamin C
 
31
mg
38
%
Calcium
 
155
mg
16
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

We hope you have enjoyed these Indian recipes for weight loss and found something to inspire you. Let us know which of these Indian weight loss recipes was your favourite in the comments below.

About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

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