Indian Dishes For Your Keto Diet

Indian Dishes For Your Keto Diet

When you’re on a diet, being able to continue eating the cuisines or foods you love is such a relief!

For all you Indian foodies who have started a keto diet recently, we thought of sharing a list of dishes that you can keep preparing every week without giving up on your diet entirely. 

Take inspiration from these, and keep your desi hearts happy.

Tofu Tikka Masala

Just stop to think about this recipe for a while. You can probably recall the fragrant aroma of the garam masala, ginger, garlic, and caramelised onions. 

Made with tofu (and whatever other veggies you’d like), this dish is flavourful and is suitable for vegetarians. You can even make it as a one-pot dish.

While rice is a no-no on your keto diet, you can serve this dish with keto naan. Before you know it, you’ll be wiping every bit of the tikka masala off your plate with the naan.

Low-Carb Samosa

Can’t even fathom how samosa could be low-carb, can you? Especially considering that the filling is made with potatoes and the outer shell with wheat flour. But you don’t have to skip snacks just because you are on a keto diet.

Make the samosa shell with almond flour and switch out the potato for either crumbled paneer that has been seasoned or mixed veggies.

Do you know what else is perfect for keto? Coffee. That’s right! Enjoy your South Indian filter kaapi without sugar or dairy milk along with your evening snacks. 

Paneer Stir-Fry

Paneer is one of the best ingredients you can keep handy at home during your keto diet. It is low in carbs and has a high fat quotient. 

Stir fry cubes of paneer with vegetables like spinach, carrots, peas, and tomato to make this a filling meal. With your typical seasoning of cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chilli powder, this dish will be mouthwateringly good. 

You can also choose to eat it with cauliflower rice or keto naan too!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Roast and finely chop the veggies, such as onion, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Sauté these for a little with spices of your choice. Cut off the top of the bell peppers and add the mixture into it. Top them off with cheese. 

Once they are baked, these stuffed bell peppers become lip-smacking keto-friendly bites that will leave you feeling full and nourished.

All the ingredients here are ideal for your keto diet and a fun way to consume vegetables when you are a fan of dishes like veg kadai.

Cauliflower Upma

While on a keto diet, if you aren’t too keen to just have eggs in various forms as a breakfast, you can make yourself this upma dish using cauliflower rice. 

It is a quick dish to make and tastes just as good. Top it off with coriander and enjoy it with a mango or lime pickle (great for the keto diet!).

Adai & Coconut Chutney

Another perfect keto South Indian breakfast is a low-carb adai. It is made with almond flour much like you would make a regular dosa. The best part of this dish is that you get to enjoy it with coconut chutney on the side.

The tangy-nutty flavour of the chutney will make the absence of a regular adai feel a little less like you’re missing out on something.

We have more such meal ideas in the blog section of our website. Whether you are looking for vegan dishes or protein-rich Indian food, you’ll find a little of everything here, along with heaps of specialty filter kaapi that we roast and grind ourselves in our Sydney factory.

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