Easy, Indian and keto-friendly? Yes, it's possible to do all three -- and still have Indian recipes turn out delicious!
If you've made Indian food, you probably know that Indian dishes are not known for being quick and easy to make. And when on a low-carb or keto diet, it can be difficult to get Indian dishes to turn out right with some of the low-carb or keto substitutions. Furthermore, it's tricky to order Indian food from Indian restaurants since they may add sugar and/or thickeners, such as flour or starch, to sauces, which drives up the carbs.
Since we love Indian food, but have hectic schedules, we created "shortcuts" of our favorite Indian recipes, so we can still enjoy them while on a low-carb and keto diet. And these shortcut dishes, do not compromise on flavor. In fact, we think these keto Indian dishes rival what you can get at Indian restaurants (in our humble opinion anyway 😊). We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
If you’re craving low-carb samosas but don’t want to spend much time making these delicious, veggie-stuffed pastry pockets, then you’re in luck! Our quick low-carb Indian samosas (just 8 ingredients!) are easy to make and take about 20 minutes of prep and just 8 minutes to bake. To make these samosas quick and easy, we simply use low-carb tortillas instead of making homemade dough. When done, these samosas are deliciously crisp on the outside with well-spiced, tender cauliflower and onion in the middle. Click here for the recipe.
This shortcut keto chicken tikka masala recipe is rich, creamy and spicy and made with just 8 ingredients. It may not be entirely authentic, but it tastes pretty darn similar to the real thing (and we're pretty picky when it comes to chicken tikka masala). It’s a perfect weeknight recipe when you’re craving a comforting and flavorful curry. This easy weeknight curry is just 5 net carbs. Click here for the recipe.
This keto masala chai is pretty darn tasty since it's creamy, a little sweet, well-spiced, and so comforting to enjoy during some down time. It's so easy to make too. Most ingredients you probably have at home. You can either use heavy cream or almond milk for creaminess. Each serving is just 1 net carb. Click here for the recipe.
Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks! If you’re looking for an amazing chicken recipe that packs a TON of flavor, this is it. But, it’s more than deliciously spicy — the skin on these low-carb and keto tandoori chicken drumsticks turns perfectly crisp (our favorite part!) and the chicken is beautifully tender and juicy. Plus, this fool-proof recipe is simple to make. It’s simply a matter of mixing the ingredients for the marinade and letting the chicken marinate before popping in the oven. Click here for the recipe.
This creamy, fruity and low-carb and keto strawberry lassi is a simple and quick treat to make. A lassi is a traditional, yogurt-based drink from India that is deliciously refreshing and healthy. In our recipe, you can use either unsweetened Greek yogurt (like FAGE) or a keto-friendly yogurt like Two Good. Since yogurt is the main ingredient in a lassi, it’s high in protein and calcium, and packed with probiotics (healthy bacteria that can improve immune system and gut health). It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is just 5 ingredients. Click here for the recipe.
With only 8 ingredients, our shortcut keto palak paneer recipe is quick and easy to make and SO delicious! This Indian spinach curry is made with pureed spinach, paneer (a type of Indian cheese), and several other flavor enhancing ingredients and spices. Click here for the recipe.
If you love paneer masala, then you’ll love this shortcut recipe that tastes like the real deal! This low-carb and keto paneer masala is perfect for busy weeknights since it only takes 15 minutes to make. It's delicious over riced cauliflower! Click here for the recipe.
This keto and sugar-free pumpkin halwa (a pudding-like dessert in India) is one awesome pumpkin dessert! Why? Well, first, it uses a real pumpkin (sorry, you cannot use canned pumpkin for this recipe), which is pretty cool. Second, although using a real pumpkin may sound like a lot of work, this recipe is quite simple since there are only a few ingredients. Lastly, this delicious and cozy dessert (think warm pudding!) will surely satisfy your sweet tooth! Click here for the recipe.
This chai mug cake may not be an authentic Indian dessert, but it is certainly Indian inspired! And we truly believe this is the best keto chai mug cake out there since it’s moist, light and airy, and bursts with chai flavor. Our shortcut chai spice is a combination of pumpkin pie spice plus cardamom. That's because the spices in pumpkin pie spice are similar to the spices used in chai, with the exception of cardamom (which is why we add it). Plus, the recipe only takes a few minutes to make -- can't beat that! Click here for the recipe.