5 must try low #calorie #dishes

5 Best low cal recipesDieting, but can’t give up the temptation of good food? Try out these healthy, low calorie recipes.

Low-Calorie Salad


Carrot – 2 tblsp, chopped, Tomato – 2 tblsp, finely chopped, Cucumber – 2 tblsp, chopped, Onion – 2 tblsp, sliced, Ginger – 1 tblsp, finely chopped, Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped, Soy Sauce – 1 tblsp, Lemon Juice – 1/2 tblsp, Sugar – 1 tsp (optional), Salt as per taste


– Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

– Toss well to mix.

– Transfer to serving plates.

– Serve.

Papaya Chops


1 small papaya, peeled, skinned, halved, 1 tsp. white vinegar, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp mixed basil and mint leaves, finely chopped


– Warm vinegar lightly in a small pan.

– Stir in sugar till fully dissolved.

– Keep half papaya intact, chop other half in chunks.

– Drizzle vinegar onto chopped papaya, sprinkle herbs.

– Toss to coat evenly.

– Pile chopped papaya into hollow of saved half.

– Serve immediately

Methi Pudina Khakra


For Khakras: 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp kasoori methi, 1/2 tbsp dry pudina (mint powder), 1 tbsp oil, Salt to taste


– Sieve flour and salt.

– Add all the ingredients Knead a soft pliable dough.

– Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

– Divide portions into 1/3 size of pingpong balls.

– Mould into a pattie, roll as thin as possible (wafer thin is good).

– Use dry flour for dusting while rolling.

– If you are not very fast, spread a clean bedsheet and put each round on it, as you roll.

– Finish with all the dough.

– Heat griddle and roast each round on it, lightly, on both sides.

– Apply some ghee, rubbing two rounds against each other to coat both on one side.

– Pile up, and cool for 10 minutes.

To make the khakras

– Put one semi roasted round on warm griddle.

– Use a thick, kitchen towel to press.

– On low flame, press and roast, lightly moving it on griddle in a circular motion.

– When one side is light golden and specky, flip and repeat for other side.

– Repeat with all rounds. Pile onto a cloth as done. Cool thoroughly before storing in an airtight container.

Serve with any chutney or just with tea /coffee-

Apple Crumble


Apples – 4, thinly sliced, Juice of Lemon – 1, Vanilla Essence – 1/4 tsp, Jam of your choice – 4 tsp, Dry Ginger Powder – 1/2 tsp, All Spice Powder – a pinch

For The Crumble Mixture

Bread Slices – 2, Cinnamon Powder – a pinch, Artificial Sweetener – to taste, Butter – 2 tsp, melted, Orange or Lemon Juice – a few spoons, fresh, Cornflakes – 2 tbsp, crushed


– Add the lemon juice and vanilla essence to the apples. Mix and keep aside.

– Melt the jam in a pan, adding a little water.

– Add the spices to the hot jam mixture, warm slightly them remove from the flame.

– Coat the apples with the jam mixture and arrange on a serving dish.

– For the crumble mixture, toast he slices of bread till golden.

– Cool and blend till coarse breadcrumbs are obtained.

– Stir in the cinnamon powder, artificial sweetener and butter.

– If you prefer a moist crumble, add a few tsp of orange or lemon juice.

– Add the cornflakes to the above mixture just before serving.

– Sprinkle the warm crumble mixture over the apples and serve.

Soya Cold Coffee


200 ml. very chilled soya milk (can use chocolate flavoured soya milk also), 2 tbsp. filter coffee decoction or 1 tsp. instant coffee, 1 tsp. sugar ground, 2 tsp. hot water (if using instant coffee)


– Beat together sugar, coffee and hot water.

– When it gets foamy, add milk.

– Mix and keep in refrigerator till required.

– Before serving, beat till frothy with an electric whipper or egg beater.

– Serve chilled and foamy.

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