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Looking for some easy keto Indian recipes to keep your weight loss goals headed the right way? This list of low carb Indian dishes has something for every table.

All these recipes provide incredible Indian flavours and use regular ingredients. It’s a tasty list!

These keto Indian recipes include low-carb vegetables, fruit, spices, paneer and eggs. All the ingredients are great options for a ketogenic diet.

Why you should try keto Indian recipes

A keto diet is a proven way to lose excess weight without feeling too hungry. It’s a high-fat and low-carb diet that drives your body into ketosis, a state where you predominantly burn fat for fuel instead of carbs.

Although it’s been controversial for a long time, there are studies that show beneficial effects of a keto diet. Beyond weight loss, it can improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, lower your triglycerides.

It can be challenging to find low-carb Indian recipes because Indian food tends to have high-carb ingredients (like rice, potatoes, peas, lentils, sugar) which you should avoid while on keto.

We’ve made sure to choose only low-carb Indian food for this list. These recipes are great options to try on a keto diet as they contain no more than 10 g carbs per serving.

If you aren’t sure whether a ketogenic diet is right for you then you should consult a registered nutritionist, dietitian or your family doctor.

Keto Indian food for weight loss

A ketogenic diet and weight loss are certainly good comrades. So how exactly do they work together?

As already mentioned, a keto diet makes your body burn more fat for fuel. The aim, like any weight loss diet, is consuming less calories and burning more than you need to maintain your weight.

Some keto diets also provide an increased protein intake which is great for satiety and faster metabolism. High-protein low-carb Indian food can certainly reflect well on how your body looks!

Indian cuisine has numerous keto-friendly options with healthy veggies and spices to help you control your weight loss (and lots of Indian salads for weight loss can be found too!). So this low-carb Indian food list is well worth a try!

If you’re looking for more healthy keto food, check out our top 10 vegetarian keto recipes and top 10 vegan keto recipes.

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: RecipesFromAPantry
Bonus: rich in protein, very simple
272 calories per serving
7 g carbohydrates per serving

You will love this easy creamy Egg Curry recipe that is suitable for any occasion. It comes together super fast and is Paleo and Whole 30 compliant.

2. Paneer Jalfrezi Recipe

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: delicious and very easy
283 calories per serving
9 g carbohydrates per serving

Paneer Jalfrezi is a delicious stir-fry curry that has the heavenly combination of paneer with peppers. This vegetarian restaurant style dish can be made within 20 minutes and is a perfect accompaniment for naan.

3. Amla Rasam Recipe

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: RachnaCooks
Bonus: high vitamin C content and healing properties
55 calories per serving
8 g carbohydrates per serving

This is a simple recipe of amla rasam or gooseberry rasam which is tangy and spicy. it is perfect as a soup or side. It has great benefits in raising immunity and being helpful in niggles and colds.

4. Ginger Garlic Soup

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: VegBuffet
Bonus: easy, home remedy for cold and cough
69 calories per serving
9.5 g carbohydrates per serving

Ginger Garlic Soup is a winter soup made using loads of ginger and garlic in a tomato gravy and teamed up with bread. This 3-ingredient soup can be ready easily within 10 minutes.

5. Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: MasalaHerb
Bonus: vegan and filling
310 calories per serving
9 g carbohydrates per serving

Tofu cubes cooked in a velvety spiced tikka masala sauce. This Indian Curry is filling and totally vegan!

6. Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VeryVeganish
Bonus: delicious, anti-inflammatory
186 calories per serving
6 g carbohydrates per serving

Spice up your roasted cauliflower with curry powder and garam masala in this oil-free sheet pan side dish. To save time, use pre-cut cauliflower florets or even frozen cauliflower.

Hope you like these incredible keto Indian recipes (you could also try these vegan Indian meals if you like these!)! Feel free to share more of your favourite low-carb Indian dishes.


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