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Indian food is known for it's rich flavor, spices, and unique taste popular not just in India, and the Indian subcontinent but also around the world. Here is a list of keto friendly Indian foods.

Tandoori chicken
Tandoori chicken

Keto friendly Indian foods

Before going through this list, read about the principles of ketosis and understand the ketogenic diet. The basic idea of a ketogenic diet is to burn fat by eating fat, and protein and eliminating carbohydrates to a level of 20-30 net carbohydrates per day. In other words, a ketogenic diet is very restrictive on the carbohydrates but allows plenty of fat and protein.

Kebabs
Kebabs

Keto Indian foods

On a ketogenic or low carb diet, you want to check if they are low carb by checking their net carbohydrates with the goal of 20-30 net carbs on a ketogenic diet and below 100 net carbs on a low carbohydrate diet.

Meats

All meats are low carb and keto friendly including chicken, fish, and mutton.

South Indian Chicken
South Indian Chicken

Dairy

Fats and oils

A2 Gir Cow Desi Ghee
A2 Gir Cow Desi Ghee

Nuts

Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts

Fruits

Black berries
Black berries

Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms are high in protein and very low in carbohydrates
Karele ki sabzi (Bitter melon)
Karele ki sabzi (Bitter melon)

Vegetables

Keto friendly Indian breakfast items

Tandoori items

  • Tandoori chicken - Tandoori items are generally marinated with plain yogurt and spices before being cooked in a tandoor oven - most tandoor items are very low carb and rich in protein.

Tikka items

Tandoori chicken

Other low carb keto friendly Indian food items

Avoid using these items: flour, potatoes, peas, tamarind paste, sugar, corn starch, or corn flour to these dishes.

Indian foods to avoid on a keto diet

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