India is home to many different ethnic groups and regions, each with its own unique food style. Together, they make up a diverse country in which the cuisine pays homage to the nation’s regions through aromatic dishes. Enjoy hearty and healthy keto Indian food with these must-try Indian keto recipes.
Indian food tends to be on the carb-heavy side as it sometimes consists of carb-loaded dishes. But by swapping some ingredients for a healthier and lighter carb-load option, you can continue to indulge in some of your favourite Indian dishes without ruining your keto diet.
1. Paneer Butter Masala FROM INDIAN VEGGIE DELIGHT
Paneer Makhani, similar to butter masala, is one of the most popular paneer dishes in Indian cuisine. The rich and creamy texture is complemented by the cashew nuts that are used in the traditional recipe. But to make it keto-friendly, swap them for almond nuts or skip them entirely.
2. KETO COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN FROM WHOLESOME YUM
A variety of different meats are used in Indian cuisine, but chicken is the most common one. The dishes are often served with rice or naan bread, but for this recipe, you’ll trade it for aromatic cauliflower rice to make it keto.
3. INDIAN ROASTED VEGETABLES FROM LOW CARB MAVEN
This recipe is a delicious substitute for aloo gobi, which is a traditional potato and cauliflower dish. To turn it into a keto dinner, use roasted vegetables, including cauliflower, and distinct herbs like turmeric and garam masala. Have it as a side dish, or increase the portion size to make it a main meal.
4. KETO SAMOSAS FROM MY DAINTY SOUL CURRY
Samosa is a popular Indian snack that you can also find in other parts of the world. Originating in South Asia, the dish is often deep-fried after being stuffed with various fillings such as meats and vegetables. For this recipe, you’ll need to use an Air Fryer to cook your samosas to keep them healthy. We have a post on what other foods can be cooked using an Air Fryer here: Keto Air Fried Food Recipes
5. BAKED TANDOORI CHICKEN FROM CASTLE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Tandoori chicken is an easy dish to prepare. You would normally cook the chicken in a clay oven, but baking it in a normal oven will work just fine. The Greek yogurt brings out the bursting flavors of the dish, but if you’re looking to avoid dairy, swap it for a plant-based option.
6. COCONUT SHRIMP CURRY FROM MY KETO KITCHEN
This one is for dairy-free dieters. The coconut shrimp curry is full of flavor as it’s made using herbs like cinnamon, turmeric, and cardamom. The creamy keto meal is traditionally served with rice, but you can exchange it for tasty cauliflower rice to keep your carb intake low.
7. INDIAN EGGPLANT FROM MY HEART BEETS
This Indian eggplant keto recipe, also known as Baingan ka Bharta, is a quick and easy keto dinner to prepare. Suitable for keto dieters, it takes less than one hour to make it, using ingredients like ginger, garam masala, and cumin seeds. Have it on its own or serve it with a side of cauliflower rice.
8. KETO CHICKEN KORMA FROM BEAUTY AND THE FOODIE
Korma originates from the Mughlai cuisine. This keto version is gluten-free yet is full of flavor, just like the traditional recipe. Like many other Indian dishes, the chicken korma recipe contains spices like turmeric, coriander, and garam masala.
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