Indian foods that fight fat

  • Indian foods that fight fat

    Want to lose weight? Try salads. Even better, stick to a Mediterranean diet for a few months. If these are ideas you dread you’d be surprised to know that certain Indian foods actually hasten weight loss.
    Here are 5 foods that improve heart health and check weight gain when cooked with minimal oil.


    Chillies have a fat burning component, capsaicin that increases metabolism. So, include all the chilli you want to - red or green - and you can literally sweat your fat away!

    Vagaarela Green Chillies: This Gujarati delicacy can be had with rice and kadhi.

    1 cup - thick salt
    10 to 12 - green chillies
    To temper:
    2 tbsp - oil
    1 tsp each of mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds

    1. Slit the chillies vertically and remove the seeds.
    2. For tempering heat the oil, add mustard seeds.
    3. When the seeds splutter add cumin, fenugreek and coriander seeds.
    4. Sauté the chillies in tempering for a while.
    5. Add all the salt and sauté for a while to make it crisp.

    Source: Anita Raheja