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Limiting carbs can offer great health benefits, particularly when it comes to reducing weight, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, as well as triglycerides. But, a low-carb diet doesn’t have to be boring, complicated, or make you give up on your favourite foods.
You can enjoy Indian foods even while observing a low-carb diet without compromising on taste. A lot of traditional Indian dishes are high in carbs. With just some minor tweaks to these Indian recipes, we can reduce the carb content significantly while retaining the taste. A thoughtfully planned low-carb diet can give you plenty of options to enjoy the delicious Indian dishes alongside cutting down the carbs.
A low-carb diet can be modified to suit the Indian palate with the aim to increase the fat context of a typical Indian meal. Traditional Indian cooking methods like the tadka involve using fats. Not only will it increase your fat intake but will also help add powerful flavour to your recipes and make your foods so tasty that you would hardly feel like you are on a diet.
Swapping starchy and sugary carbs for fibrous carbs can be a great way of planning a healthy yet tasty low-carb Indian diet. Here are a few examples of healthy yet delicious low-carb alternatives:
Spices are one of the easiest ways to add excitement to foods without increasing their calories or carbs, particularly in Indian cooking. Spices like turmeric, black pepper, and cardamom not only enhance the flavours but also contain great medicinal properties! Some other interesting yet low-carb spice options include cinnamon, mint, basil, thyme, and coriander. You can also add cumin, oregano, paprika, and cayenne even though they are slightly high on carbs.
So, you see, a low-carb diet can be super fun and healthy at the same time!