Low-Carb Indian Recipes (2024)

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What is Low Carb Diet Low Carb Side Dishes Low Carb Sides How To Make Cauliflower Rice Turmeric Cumin Cauliflower Rice | Cauliflower Jeera Rice Kakdi Koshimbir | Indian Cucumber Salad Flavor Bomb Cabbage Salad with Indian Tadka Indian Soups Low Carb Soups Lemon Coriander Soup Instant Pot Chicken Cilantro Soup Instant Pot Tomato And Beet Soup Instant Pot Chicken Mulligatawny Soup Indian Vegetarian Main Meals Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower Gobi Manchurian Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant | Baingan Masala Baingan Bharta | Roasted Eggplant Recipe Indian Spiced Stuffed Okra | Bharwa Bhindi Stir Fried Tindora | Tondli Chi Bhaji Beans Poriyal | Green Beans Stir Fry Green Bean Curry | Aloo Beans Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps Mushroom Masala Mom's famous Stuffed Tomatoes EASY Instant Pot Palak Paneer Bhindi Masala | Stir Fried Okra Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Makhani Paneer Tikka Egg Bhurji | Indian scrambled eggs Indian Chicken and Seafood Main Meals Low Carb Chicken and Seafood Recipes Chilli Chicken Instant Pot Chicken Korma Instant Pot Kheema Instant Pot Chicken Curry | Mom's Recipe Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps Instant Pot Butter Chicken Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken Tikka Kebab Spicy Malabar Shrimp Curry Instant Pot Quick and Easy Shrimp Curry Methi Garlic Salmon Tandoori Salmon Baked Salmon with Fresh Herb Chutney Instant Pot Tandoori Salmon Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers Air Fryer Fish Sticks Fish Curry with Coconut Salmon Tikka Masala Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani Low Carb Desserts More Low Carb Recipes Reader Interactions Leave a Reply

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Love Indian food but trying to cut down on carbs? Here are 50+ flavorful Low Carb Indian recipes! This list includes flavor-packed soups, sides, and curries using a variety of vegetables, chicken, and seafood. And ideas on how to serve favorite Indian foods with low-carb sides by swapping out the traditional carb-heavy sides.

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We all love the aromatic, rich, and creamy Indian foods that use fresh produce and are flavored with bold healing spices. Although traditionally Indian food is served with rice and bread, it's easy to enjoy it with low-carb sides such as cauliflower rice, low-carb flatbreads, and tortillas.

What is Low Carb Diet

Low carb diet recommends foods that are low in net carbohydrates and high in protein and fat. There are several variations of this diet such as the keto diet and some others that are stricter with the amount of carb intake. If you are on a low-carb diet for health reasons I would highly recommend consulting with your doctor, nutritionist, or dietician. This recipe collection simply has meal suggestions that can help you choose low-carb meals and swap some of the high-carb sides that are usually served with Indian foods. Here is a more detailed article on How to Calculate Net Carbs

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  • What is Low Carb Diet
  • Low Carb Side Dishes
  • Indian Soups
  • Indian Vegetarian Main Meals
  • Indian Chicken and Seafood Main Meals
  • Low Carb Desserts

Low Carb Side Dishes

Eating Low carb Indian meals is easy by simply switching out white rice or brown rice with cauliflower rice and substituting roti, naan or parathas with low carb breads. There are a few low-carb flatbreads and tortillas you can buy to substitute traditional bread. I have tried mission foods low carb tortillas, available in most grocery stores, and Siete foods' grain-free tortillas available in Whole Foods. Both of them have a delightful texture and taste perfect with all of my recipes

Low Carb Sides

Cauliflower Rice makes for a perfect replacement for traditional rice in Indian meals. You can make cauliflower rice from scratch at home or buy store-bought fresh or frozen cauliflower rice. Here are 3 of my go-to cauliflower rice recipes along with 2 crunchy side salads that round up meals.

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How To Make Cauliflower Rice

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Turmeric Cumin Cauliflower Rice | Cauliflower Jeera Rice

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Kakdi Koshimbir | Indian Cucumber Salad

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Flavor Bomb Cabbage Salad with Indian Tadka

Indian Soups

Here are five of our favorite soups that are hearty, warming, and flavor-packed. From the restaurant-favorite Mulligatawny soup to the Lemon coriander soup and a simple tomato beet soup (serve with keto croutons or chips) these one-pot soups are also easy to make.

Low Carb Soups

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Lemon Coriander Soup

Carbohydrates:18g|Protein:8g

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Instant Pot Chicken Cilantro Soup

Carbohydrates:8g|Protein:17g

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Instant Pot Tomato And Beet Soup

Carbohydrates:10g|Protein:1g

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Carbohydrates:21g|Protein:9g

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Instant Pot Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Carbohydrates:8g|Protein:17g

Indian Vegetarian Main Meals

From the whole Tandoori Cauliflower to Gobi Manchurian and Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps, these vegetarian dishes are perfect with a crunchy salad or raita. I have included the carbs (not NET carbs) and protein amounts for each recipe along with serving suggestions.

Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes

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Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower

Carbohydrates:11g|Protein:7g

Serve with cucumber raita

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Gobi Manchurian

Carbohydrates:23g|Protein:4g

Note: Use Cassava flour in place of all-purpose flour to lower the carbs.

Serve with Cucumber Salad or Spicy Cabbage Salad

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Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant | Baingan Masala

Carbohydrates:15g|Protein:2g

Serve withLemon cauliflower riceorMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Indian Spiced Stuffed Okra | Bharwa Bhindi

Carbohydrates:12g|Protein:5g

Serve with raita and Mission Foods low-carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Stir Fried Tindora | Tondli Chi Bhaji

Carbohydrates:15g|Protein:9g

Serve with cucumber raita andMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Beans Poriyal | Green Beans Stir Fry

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Green Bean Curry | Aloo Beans

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Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Carbohydrates:23g|Protein:17g

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Mushroom Masala

Carbohydrates:14g|Protein:7g

Serve withCauliflower RiceorMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Mom's famous Stuffed Tomatoes

Carbohydrates:11g|Protein:1g

Serve withCauliflower RiceorMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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EASY Instant Pot Palak Paneer

Carbohydrates:12g|Protein:21g

Serve withLemon cauliflower riceorMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Bhindi Masala | Stir Fried Okra

Carbohydrates:14g|Protein:3g

Serve with kakdi raita and Mission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Makhani

Carbohydrates:11g|Protein:13g

Serve withLemon cauliflower riceorMission Foods low carb TortillasorSiete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Paneer Tikka

Carbohydrates:11g|Protein:13g

Serve with cucumber salad

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Egg Bhurji | Indian scrambled eggs

Indian Chicken and Seafood Main Meals

From Korma to Vindaloo and Tikka Masala to Karahi, I am sharing our family's favorite chicken curries. These curries are perfect to pair with low-carb bread or rice. Protein- Packed recipes like Tandoori Chicken, Chili Chicken, Tandoori fish, and kebobs pair well with crunchy salads.

Low Carb Chicken and Seafood Recipes

Here are low-carb main dishes using chicken and seafood including serving suggestions. Please note that the carb amounts for each recipe are not the net carbs which will be much lower!

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Carbohydrates:11g|Protein:34g

Serve with Cauliflower jeera rice or low-carb tortillas

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Chilli Chicken

Carbohydrates:21g|Protein:21g

Serve with a side salad - cucumber salad, arugula salad, or kale salad

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Instant Pot Chicken Korma

Carbohydrates:8g|Protein:21g

Serve with Cauliflower jeera rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Carbohydrates:12g|Protein:22g

Serve with Cauliflower Rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Instant Pot Kheema

Carbohydrates:6g|Protein:20g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Instant Pot Chicken Curry | Mom's Recipe

Carbohydrates:7g|Protein:24g

Serve with Cauliflower Rice and cucumber salad

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Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

Carbohydrates:5g|Protein:13g

Serve with cucumber salad or spicy cabbage salad

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Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Carbohydrates:15g|Protein:44g

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Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Carbohydrates:8g|Protein:31g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Carbohydrates:10g|Protein:31g

Serve with cauliflower rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Carbohydrates:8g|Protein:34g

Serve with cauliflower rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Chicken Tikka Kebab

Carbohydrates:16g|Protein:39g

Serve with cucumber salad or spicy cabbage salad

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Carbohydrates:7g|Protein:14g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice or Mission Foods low carb Tortillas or Siete Foods Almond Flour Tortillas

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Spicy Malabar Shrimp Curry

Carbohydrates:7g|Protein:14g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice and raita

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Instant Pot Quick and Easy Shrimp Curry

Carbohydrates:15g|Protein:26g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice and cucumber salad

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Methi Garlic Salmon

Carbohydrates:2g|Protein:23g

Serve with cucumber salad and pickled onions

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Tandoori Salmon

Carbohydrates:5g|Protein:30g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice

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Baked Salmon with Fresh Herb Chutney

Carbohydrates:9g|Protein:41g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice and cucumber salad

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Instant Pot Tandoori Salmon

Carbohydrates:1g|Protein:34g

Serve with cucumber salad and pickled onions

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Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers

Carbohydrates:2g|Protein:45g

Serve with Cauliflower jeera rice and spicy cabbage salad

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Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Carbohydrates:18g|Protein:26g

All-purpose flour can be substituted withcassava flourfor low carb

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Fish Curry with Coconut

Carbohydrates:2g|Protein:25g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice and spicy cabbage salad

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Salmon Tikka Masala

Carbohydrates:17g|Protein:38g

Serve with Lemon cauliflower rice and cucumber salad

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Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani

Carbohydrates:17g|Protein:42g

Low Carb Desserts

Do you crave something sweet after Indian food? Here are 2 low-carb desserts to try:

  • ricotta cheesecake
  • mango lassi popsicles

Hope you enjoy these low-carb Indian recipes. Go ahead and take this perfect opportunity to jump-start your healthy journey with your favorite foods. You just might find something new that becomes a favorite!

Author: Archana

Hey there! I am a techie turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger. I love food and enjoy developing easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.

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