Healthy Indian Vegetarian Recipes For Weight Loss

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Learn to cook healthy Indian vegetarian recipes for weight loss. We have the best healthy, slimming and low-fat Indian vegetarian diet plan for those looking to lose weight with Indian food in a safe, healthy and effective way.

Vegetarian recipes has always been in demand, and the lack of it could be detrimental to the many vegetarians out there. Here, we have some great Indian vegetarian recipes for weight loss and other health benefits.

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Recipes For Weight Loss

Cauliflower Tikka Masala with Chickpeas

Cauliflower Tikka Masala with Chickpeas

In this vegetarian riff on a popular Indian dish, we swap in cauliflower and chickpeas for the chicken in tikka masala. The cauliflower’s nooks and crannies are particularly good at soaking up all the intense flavors of the sauce. Serve over rice for an easy healthy dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Chhole (Chickpea Curry)

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Made with convenient canned beans, this quick and healthy Indian recipe is an authentic chickpea curry that you can make in minutes. If you want an additional vegetable, stir in some roasted cauliflower florets. Serve with brown basmati rice or warm naan.

Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry

Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry

To make this 20-minute vegan curry even faster, buy precut veggies from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a full, satisfying dinner, serve over cooked brown rice. When shopping for simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end.

Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.

Curried Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

Curried Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

In this flavorful soup recipe, sweet potatoes simmer in a quick coconut curry, resulting in a creamy, thick broth punctuated by notes of garlic and ginger. We love peanuts for their inexpensive price and versatile flavor. They’re also a great source of protein–1 ounce has 7 grams.

Chickpea & Potato Curry

Chickpea & Potato Curry

This fast Indian-style curry comes together with ingredients you most likely have on hand, like frozen peas and canned tomatoes and chickpeas. Plus, using these spices shows how simple it is to make a curry sauce for an easy vegetarian recipe. Serve with whole-wheat naan to sop it all up.

Squash & Red Lentil Curry

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This healthy red lentil curry recipe has a rich flavor and complexity that tastes like it takes hours to prepare. Butternut squash and coconut milk combine with the lentils to make a hearty vegetarian dish. Serve with brown rice or naan bread.

Tandoori Grilled Tofu with Red Peppers & Broccolini

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Spiced yogurt does two jobs here as both the marinade and the sauce for this grilled tofu recipe.

Curried Chickpea Stew

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Who says a meatless meal isn’t filling? Packed with fiber-rich vegetables and chickpeas, this fragrant stew satisfies.

Vegetarian Tikka Masala

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In this vegetarian tikka masala recipe, we combine crisp tofu pieces and vegetables in a spiced tomato sauce to make a healthy and flavorful dish. If you like spicy food, increase the amount of crushed red pepper. Serve with steamed brown rice for a healthier take on a classic takeout dish.

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad

Lime juice, ginger, jalapeño and parsley are the stars of this curried cauliflower and chickpea vegetarian, main-dish salad.

Instant Pot Curry

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This vegetable curry comes together fast thanks to the help of a multicooker. Coconut milk makes it creamy, while keeping this easy dinner vegan, and the potatoes and chickpeas help bulk up the dish for a satisfying meal. Serve over basmati rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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

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:

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.

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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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Vegetable Bhuna | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 40 minutes
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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Vegetable Rogan Josh | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 45 minutes
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

Roasted Cauliflower Curry | Sweet, Spicy and Vegan - Pakistani Style. A delicious fusion of Pakistani spices | hurrythefoodup.com
 

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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Veggie Chunks Curry | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 30 minutes
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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Vegetable Tikka Masala | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 35 minutes
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!

TVP Crumbles

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - TVP crumbles | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 5 minutes
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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Paneer Tikka | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 30 minutes
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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Saag Paneer | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 30 minutes
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

Top 10 Indian Recipes for Weight Loss - Red Lentil Dahl | Hurry The Food Up

Ready in: 25 minutes
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

Mango Curry is ready #basmati rice #tofu | hurrythefoodup.com
 

Bonus: tangy, unusual, creamy
580 calories per serv

  
  
  
 

INGREDIENTS

Optional

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.

NOTES

The nutritional information includes the optional mango chutney and cilantro.

**we’ve used low fat creme fraiche and coconut milk here, to keep servings at about 500 kcals each. You can use regular fat instead for about 600 kcals per serving instead.

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