It’s all about fitness nowadays, isn’t it?
Everyone wants to be fit and healthy. Following a healthy diet has become a top priority for most people. But when it comes to eating healthy, you need to know which food should you choose and how to prepare it so that the nutrients aren’t lost.
But as Indians, you don’t get to have exotic vegetables and products in reach. Things like kale, avocado, salmon and blueberries etc, aren’t available easily in India. But that doesn’t mean you can’t follow a low carb diet. You obviously can. Keeping that in mind, here are 5 quick and easy low carb Indian recipes-
1. Eggs with a twist
Forget about those boring boiled eggs and go for a version which is healthy and tasty. All you need to do is boil eggs and take out the yellow parts of those eggs in a bowl. Mix mayonnaise or cream (your choice) and sprinkle some salt and mustard powder for that extra zing.
This will totally change the flavor profile of the good old eggs and also give you an energy boost. Also, it will keep you full for a long time and hence, keep your eating under control. You can throw in some parsley or spring onion for an earthy flavor.
2. Lemon Fish
If you are a seafood lover, it’s a good recipe that you can try. Rich in omega-3 and fatty acid, eating lemon fish will not just boost your healthy metabolism but also fill your tummy in the best way. Buy any fish of your choice and the veggies you want to add in the gravy. Saute onion and veggies in a little bit oil. Add ginger-garlic to the mix in a while.
Place the washed and marinated fish into the sauteed spice mix and cook it under steam. Add water to avoid burning. The steamed fish will soak all the flavors from the spic and you can garnish it with coriander or parsley for that herby smell. And oh, don’t forget to add salt and pepper.
3. Lettuce and Chicken Salad with bell pepper
Both the ingredients are easily available in Indian markets, so you won’t have to run into stores for procuring these items. Cut out small pieces of chicken after you have boiled them. Chop lettuce, mint, cucumber, boiled eggs and bell peppers (colors of your choice) and keep aside.
Now, take a bowl and mix chicken pieces with all the chopped veggies. Sprinkle some vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix it lightly and add mayonnaise if you want to. This is one of the quickest low carb recipes for Indians considering the easy availability of ingredients required for this one.
4. Broccoli and Egg Frittata
Don’t fall for the fancy name and get scared that this is something you won’t be able to make in your kitchen. Frittata requires the basic ingredients that you need for everyday cooking. All you need is eggs, broccoli, bell peppers, corn, some milk, salt, and pepper. Heat a pan and add olive oil. Add all the chopped veggies and whisk eggs meanwhile.
Once the veggies are sauteed, add the whisked eggs. Add milk from the top and keep whisking. Cover the pan and put the heat on low flame. If you have an oven, you can just pop it in for 10 -15 min. Even if you don’t, keep checking the pan and cover the lid till you see the eggs are cooked. Sprinkle salt and pepper and there you go.
5. Lemon Chicken
Another one of those easy and healthy low carb Indian recipes. You don’t even need to take out the bones or chop the chicken in little pieces. Just heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan and add chicken into it. Cook until both sides are brown. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the pan and cover the lid.
Keep cooking and occasionally add butter to the pan so that the chicken doesn’t burn. You can even add chicken broth or water to it for a quick build-up of steam. In the end, pour a little bit butter and lemon juice mix. garnish it with coriander or spring onion. It’s tasty and healthy too, so you can enjoy it and still be guilt free.
All set for shopping?
The ingredients used in low carb Indian recipes are very easily available. You can even order these items from the apps that let you order groceries online. Just keep in mind that you don’t need to have a huge supply of items for a low card diet. All you need is a couple of fresh and healthy ingredients and you are sorted.
These recipes don’t require too much time and effort but are the best ones when it comes to following a low carb diet every day. Now you know it all. So, go and take your pick from low carb Indian recipes and start your low-carb diet from today.