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7 Mouth-Watering Recipes that Make a Keto Diet Go Indian!

July 8, 2018

Keto diet is the trending health fad of 2018. Considering the current scenario, Indians are emphasising more on staying fit and healthy rather than mere shedding of pounds.

This low-carb high-fat diet a.k.a LCHF diet works well with the Indian recipes. To make things even tastier and enjoyable, consider purchasing CBD oil to add alongside your recipes as a supplement.
Here’s the list of beneficial Indian recipes for vegetarians, eggeterians and non-vegetarians idea for a ketogenic diet.

Go vegan with these following ketogenic recipes:

7 ketogenic recipes to savour!

  1. Upma

This keto diet recipe is a recreated with cauliflower, instead of semolina.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp. of ghee/ butter
  • 30 gms peanuts
  • 4 gms ginger
  • 50 gms onion
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. mustard seed
  • 1 chopped green chilly
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Ground the cauliflower in a food processor until there is a thick consistency.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. of ghee on a non-stick pan or a kadhai, adding mustard seeds and cumin.
  • Once they are roasted, add onion, curry leaves, ginger paste, chopped chilly and season with salt.
  • Fry the chopped onions until they become slight brownish.
  • Now add in the grounded cauliflower and stir-fry for a few minutes
  • Add a cup of water and cover with a lid for 10 minutes.
  • Check occasionally to avoid sticking of the mixture.
  • Cook till the water dries and garnish with fresh coriander.

Your delicious ketosis diet food is ready!

  1. Paneer Jalfrezi

Jalfrezi basically is an Indian dish, that includes stir fried veggies and spices. This ketosis diet recipe serves approximately 400 calories and a net carb of 3gms.

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 3

Ingredients:

  • 300 gms Paneer
  • 60gms onion
  • 60gms tomato
  • 60gms green pepper bells
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 5 gms garlic
  • 5gms ginger
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander

Method:

  • Cut the Paneer into cubes and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a wok.
  • Add cumin and red chilli followed by onion.
  • Add in ginger, garlic and green chilli until they start getting brown.
  • Now put tomato, turmeric powder and, coriander powder. Add a bit of vinegar and sprinkle water to cook the masala.
  • Cook until the oil gets separates from the mixture.
  • Finally, add Paneer and give salt accordingly.
  • Cook for 4 to 5 minutes and serve with fresh coriander.

 

  1. Basil tomato soup

Tomato soup is always comforting and an amazing recipe for ketogenic diet. This creamy delicious soup gives 23gms of fat per cup.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 700gms tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 50gms basil leaves
  • 2 tbsps. of chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
  • ½ cup of fresh whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Make tomato puree by boiling and crushing them.
  • Now, take a pan and add butter.
  • Add in chopped onion, garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Once it the mixture start giving a sweet aroma, pour the tomato puree and stir continuously.
  • Add salt and pepper according to taste.
  • Serve hot with chopped basil leaves and cream on the top.

 

  1. Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This is an amazing recipe for keto diet is full of aroma essence and way too delicious.

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 long eggplants
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method:

  • Boil the eggplants and remove stem, but don’t peel off the skin.
  • Cut them into slices or horizontal and sprinkle salt.
  • Now take a pan and add olive oil and onion in it.
  • After that, put chopped garlic and stir-fry until light brown.
  • Now add the spices into each slice of eggplant to grill.
  • Grill them for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve with parsley, mint, pepper and lemon juice.

Now presenting the list of non-veggie keto diet recipes one can devour upon:

  1. Cheese egg omelette

Omelette or even anda bhurji is a delicious ketogenic diet recipe for both eggeterians and non-vegetarians. This serves approximately 280 calories with a net fat of 22gms.

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • Grated cheese
  • 10 gms chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 5 gms coriander
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method:

  • Break and beat the eggs with salt, chilli, onion and green chilli
  • Add butter to a pan and pour the egg mixture
  • Flip the egg alternately to make omelette
  • Add grated cheese and bake for 30 seconds.
  • Serve with coriander and pepper.

 

  1. Coconut Chilli Fried Chicken

With presence of coconut oil and chicken, this is an outright favourable keto diet recipe.

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

  • 500 gms chicken drumsticks
  • 6 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 300 gms almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 cup of coconut milk(optional)
  • salt and pepper to season

Method:

  • For this ketosis diet recipe, first make the batter by mixing almond flour, coconut milk, water, and salt.
  • Now in a pan heat coconut oil then put in chopped garlic.
  • Pat-dry those chicken drumsticks and dip into the batter.
  • Place them directly into oil and fry deep.
  • Cook for 25 minutes. Serve with pepper.

 

  1. Flavourful Fish Curry

Proteins and fat come hand-in-hand with consumption of fish like tilapia, rohu and salmon. So going with fish in keto diet is a delicious idea.

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

  • 400 gms tilapia
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 2 chopped carrots(boiled)
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • salt

Method:

  • Add butter followed by boiled carrot and all other ingredients except fish in a pan.
  • Shimmer with lid for 5 minutes.
  • Add chunks of pieces and make sure they are submerged in gravy. Sprinkle salt.
  • Cook for 15 minutes. Serve hot with brown roti.

With keto diet, one can enjoy all the flavours and taste, forgetting about calories. This nutrition management system is truly a boon to stay hale and hearty.

For trying out new ketogenic recipes, make sure to consult with your doctor once.