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