The rapid rise in the popularity of the ketogenic diet is proof that this unique diet is here to stay. Unlike many other diets that have come and gone, keto has managed to garner a loyal following. Indians in particular seem to have embarked on this diet, which encourages you to cut down on carbohydrates and increase your fat intake. The whole idea of the diet is based on “ketosis”. When your body is unable to find enough sources of carbohydrates to burn energy, it goes into fat stores and starts burning fat for energy. The ketogenic diet has been shown to be helpful for those trying to lose weight and for those who are diabetic. However, it is always recommended to consult an expert before getting on the train.
It is also not advisable to change your diet overnight. You can start with small changes. How about tweaking your favorite Indian recipes to make them more keto-friendly? Here are some great ideas.
(Also Read: Keto Diet For Weight Loss: How To Make Keto-Friendly Naan, Paratha, and Uttapam At Home)
Here are 5 veg Indian keto-friendly lunch recipes:
1. Keto Dal Makhani
Fancy some creamy Dal Makhani but being too careful with the carbohydrates it comes with? Try this keto version of your favorite Punjabi recipe. In this recipe, the classic Dal Makhani is tweaked a bit by replacing whole black lentils with Chironji seeds. You can find the full recipe here.
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2. Keto Dosa
There is something about Dosa that immediately lifts our spirits. Almond flour is substituted for rice flour in this keto version of this excellent South Indian recipe. The protein-rich parmesan cheese makes the dosa a little creamier and more delicious. Here is the recipe.
3. Keto Butter Paneer
This keto-friendly butter paneer is just the right dish if you want something healthy yet tasty. Creamy sauce is subtly laced with roasted paneer and desi spices. A lovely lunch recipe that you would thank us for.
4. Keto cabbage pulao
Who needs rice when you have some cabbage by your side. In this delicious cauli rice recipe, cabbage is cooked with tons of ghee and masalas for a crispy vegetarian lunch. Check out the recipe here.
5. Keto coconut rice
Their classic South Indian home cooking has a keto twist to it. Here, white rice is replaced with finely grated cauliflower and tossed in coconut paste and a combination of hot masalas. We bet you can’t stop at first aid. Watch the recipe video here.
Try these delicious lunch recipes and let us know how you liked them.
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