75 Options for an Indian Keto Diet

by - November 10, 2018

No extra masala trivia in this post.
Just a list of great dishes, divided by categories, for those looking for options for an Indian keto diet.

a list for those looking for ideas while trying an Indian keto diet.

Soups  and Salads (7)

Chicken Manchow Soup - 75 Indian Keto diet options
Chicken Manchow Soup

  1. Cream of Spinach soup with stir fried mushrooms / broccoli
  2. Cream of mushroom
  3. Chicken manchow soup
  4. Green salad
  5. Tomato salad (with cheese?)
  6. Roasted nuts with almonds, pistachios, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  7. Chicken salad

Paneer (4)

Paneer Masala - 75 Indian Keto diet options
Paneer Masala

  1. Palak Paneer
  2. Paneer Tikka
  3. Shahi Paneer
  4. Paneer Masala

Vegetarian  (17)

Cauliflower masala - 75 Indian Keto diet options
Cauliflower stir fry

  1. Cauliflower rice (use this to replace normal rice)
  2. Stir fried mushrooms, capsicum and spinach
  3. Mushroom pepper fry
  4. Kombhu barthad
  5. Stir fried cauliflower
  6. Cauliflower curry in coconut milk 
  7. Tandoori Gobhi
  8. Cabbage thoran (Kerala style)
  9. Soya nugget curry
  10. Crispy Andhra Bhindi
  11. Masala stuffed brinjal / Ennai Kathrikkai (recipe)
  12. Baingan ka Bharta
  13. Cashew Vegetable korma
  14. Coconut milk based Ladies finger curry
  15. Vegetable kurma
  16. Tamarind Pumpkin curry
  17. Lauki ki sabzi

Drinks (5)

Sulaimani tea - 75 Indian Keto diet options
Sulaimani tea

  1. Bullet Coffee  (Coffee mixed with  coconut oil , cream and butter mix )
  2. Sol Kadhi
  3. Green tea (without sugar)
  4. Sulaimani tea
  5. Lime juice (salt)

Eggs (11)

Egg curry - 75 Indian Keto diet options
Egg Curry

  1. Cheese omelette (olive oil and butter)
  2. Bacon and Eggs
  3. Scrambled egg with capsicum (olive oil and butter)
  4. Egg bhurji
  5. Egg curry
  6. Kerala egg roast
  7. Shahi anda masala
  8. Poached eggs
  9. Tomato egg fry
  10. Tomato prawn egg fry
  11. Bengali Spicy Egg Curry

Chicken (10)

Chettinad Pepper Chicken - Options for an Indian Keto Diet
Chettinad Pepper Chicken

  1. Butter Chicken
  2. Chicken Xacuti
  3. Coconut chicken curry
  4. Chettinad Pepper Chicken
  5. Tangdi Kabab
  6. Chicken Kolhapuri
  7. Chicken Tandoori
  8. Amritsari Chicken Masala
  9. Chicken and Broccoli stir fry
  10. Chicken tikka masala (coconut cream replaces diary)

Meat (11)

Malabar style Beef dry fry
Malabar style Beef Dry Fry

  1. Mutton Kheema
  2. Saag (Spinach) Mutton
  3. Laal Maas
  4. Rogan Ghosh
  5. Mutton Stir Fry
  6. Coorg style Pandi Pork curry
  7. Pork Vindaloo
  8. Goan pork sausage
  9. Beef ularthiyadu
  10. Beef korma
  11. Beef dry fry (BDF)

Seafood (10)

Kerala fish fry
Fish fry

  • Fish Fry
  • Fish curry (Bengali/ Maharashtrian/ Andhra/ Kerala)
  • Spicy Fried Prawns
  • Squid Masala (recipe)
  • Butter garlic prawns
  • Kerala style crab roast (recipe)
  • Mussels pepper fry
  • Mangalore style prawn ghee roast
  • Goan Crab curry
  • Koonthal roast


NO - rice, wheat, fruits, flour, maida, sooji, sugar, potatoes, root vegetables.

LIMITED - UP TO 15g Carbohydrates or 25g of legumes/ dal

a list for those looking for ideas while trying an Indian keto diet.
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  1. WhiteangelbirdNovember 10, 2018

    So many options to choose from! You have made the hunt for dishes so easy.

  2. That’s a superb list! It’s often difficult to figure out what Indian foods work well for keto. But things like keema without roti or normal rice, that’s just a bit sad! :-(

  3. The jury is still out on the keto diet, isn't it? In terms of longitudinal research, we still really don't know the effects. Javing said that, I'll have paneer any day! :D

  4. Such an exhaustive list! Are you on the diet? I'm a little wary of it.

  5. I'm researching the keto diet like crazy, so thank you for this! I've been wanting to try this out for a while and I'm reading up a lot on it. So far, it sounds good. Will give it a shot truly.

  6. Hat off to you for your efforts you put in preparing this long list.

  7. Nice collection with so many options to choose from.

  8. How a diet can come with so many food options? It's not a diet plan. It's a party plan. I am a big time foody and cannot give up on tasty food. I think Keto diet is the only diet plan that will come as a help for me.

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