KETO Diet : Lose that weight the INDIAN Way

50 Indian food items to lose those extra calories
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If you are like me and have searched the internet for Keto Diet recipes, a list of things will pop up that you may have never heard of. It is very difficult for us Indians to eat just one food item everyday. With our rich culture and variety of cuisines, sticking to just one taste or cuisine is tough. And imagine doing that for a longer period of time! So, we are here to help you conquer the Keto diet in the right INDIAN way!

Ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It requires drastically decreasing your carb intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. So, it is advised to take up the diet after a thorough research. Indian vegetarian Keto diet for weight loss is a difficult choice for vegetarians since it becomes extremely hard to find out which food item goes well to trigger the ketosis process. So, next time when you search online keep one thing in mind, i.e. keto diet does not have standard list of items in it. On the contrary, the logic should be anything that is high on fat or protein but which is low in carbs can be considered as a keto food, since that will trigger the ketosis process. Having said that, it’s easier to ruin this whole diet the moment you intake sugar, sweets or carbohydrates. If you do that, you will end up putting more weight. So, stay away from sugar and carbs at all times when following Indian vegetarian keto diet or even western keto diet.

We have a list of items for you that you can be mixed together or eaten individually!



Make paneer your best friend when you are on a Keto diet. Paneer can be eaten in a lot of different ways like grilled, bhurji, gravy sabji or even smoked tikka! Since you are allowed to include fats like oil and butter, there are a variety of recipes you can choose from.

Black Chana

The easiest of them all, black chana can be made in a variety of ways. Any of your favourite spices can make chana tastier. If you like to eat it everyday, you can make different flavour combinations using ginger, onion, garlic, coriander and mint leaves.


The same strategy can be applied to mushrooms as well. Different flavour combinations can make mushrooms even tastier. From exotic dishes to local indian spices, you can try your hand on each of them to satisfy your cravings.


You can also put on your chef’s hat and create delicious combinations with the following Ketogenic ingredients:

  • Mint (pudina)
  • Coriander
  • Mustard leaves
  • Spinach (palak)
  • Tomato (in moderation)
  • Mushroom
  • Sweet Potato (in moderation)
  • Carrots (in moderation)
  • Radish (in moderation)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Bottle gourd
  • Eggplant (beingan)
  • French beans
  • Chia seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Okra (bhindi)
  • Cottage cheese (paneer)
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Fresh Cream
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Almond
  • Cashew
  • Pistachio
  • Walnut
  • All Herbs & Spices
  • Soy Products
  • Soya nuggets
  • Brazil nuts
  • Almonds
  • Yogurt
  • Soybean
  • Soy milk
  • Tofu
  • Kala chana
  • Black beans
  • Cooking Oil/fat
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee
  • Chickpeas or Chana
  • Pear
  • Tamarind

A ketogenic diet can be great for people who are overweight, diabetic or looking to improve their metabolic health. And, as with any diet, it will only work if you are consistent and stick with it in the long term. We hope that these list of ingredients help you to conquer those cravings while you are on your diet.

Let us know in the comments section below if you need any more tricks to lose those extra calories.


none of these suggestions are proper...i lost weight on keto diet

These are the most absurd suggestions on Keto. You can only eat most of your calories in fat. Lentils and beans are totally out on Keto. Carrots and sweet potatoes are also out. Please research before you put out bilge. Go to headbangers kitchen if you want good desi Keto recipes not this unresearched rubbish.

Guys who wrote this? Neither chickpeas or black beans are Keto! They're carbs lol

Do you guys even know what the Keto diet is? How can someone consume lentils in the Keto diet? If you need someone to recommend what can and what can't be eaten for Indians I'm happy to help because these suggestions are all wrong.

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