These 30 delicious Keto Indian Food Recipes have everything that you might crave at your local Indian restaurant. From curries to samosas, they prove that the low-carb and ketogenic ways of eating are quite flexible. Overall, Indian cuisine is very keto-friendly (with a few minor exceptions). And, if you love its flavors, there are plenty of low-carb Indian food recipes to try. Even more, this post includes several versions of otherwise high carb recipes, which I’m sure you and your family will enjoy eating. Hello, keto naan bread!
Why you should make Low-carb Indian Food
It’s a good idea to switch things up every once in a while. And, if you haven’t tried preparing Indian food at home yet, it’s definitely going to add a bit of excitement in the kitchen, and at the table.
Even more, these keto Indian food recipes have amazing flavors and you’ll find a bit of everything below from curries to succulent chicken dishes.
For those who want meals with dessert or might be vegan, you’ll find some recipes for you too!
Is Indian Food Keto?
Indian food has plenty of recipes that are keto-friendly in their traditional form. This cuisine uses lots of veggies, spices, and other low-carb foods such as paneer and coconut milk.
So, yes, Indian food does have numerous keto options to try. Of course, rice, naan, and other types of bread are not. But, even so, there are keto versions for most Indian bread and you will find a few below.
What Indian food is low carb?
When ordering Indian food in a restaurant get grilled or tandoori meats, paneer, or curries. For the latter option, I recommend you ask if sugar or other hidden carbs are used. Avoid bread, rice, and any other type of carb.
What to serve Indian food over if it’s low carb?
Cauliflower rice is an excellent option and you can customize it with your favorite herbs and spices.
You can also opt for another low-carb veggie-based side which would work just as well.
What spices & key ingredients are used in Indian food recipes?
Indian food has some pretty intense flavors which I find highly enjoyable and I hope you will too. If you’re new to cooking low carb Indian recipes make sure to have these spices and ingredients in your pantry as they are staples in the Indian cuisine:
- Indian Five Spice
- Garam Masala
- Curry Powder
- Coconut Milk (Unsweetened)