There’s so much buzz about the popular Indian Keto diet. Lot of questions about if and whether the diet actually works and the much anticipated whats and hows. Well, one of the most common reasons why people follow this ongoing Keto diet in India (if we can call it one) is for weight loss or to push their weight loss plateau. So, we thought why not throw some light on this for you. Read on to find out everything that you wanted to know about the Indian Keto Diet including vegetarian Keto diet and Non-vegetarian Keto diet plans. Go ahead and read this article up until the end, because this will surely prove to be a handy, go-to guide for all your queries related to Indian Keto Diet.

What is Indian Keto Diet?

Indian Keto diet or Ketogenic diet, a diet plan wherein you are prescribed to go super low on carbs and consume extremely high amounts of fats in your diet. This is why Indian Keto diet is also called the low carb diet or low carb high fat (LCHF) diet. A diet plan like this puts your body into a process called the Ketosis through which Ketones are produced, in simpler words, you begin to burn fats for energy! We’ll talk about this in detail, a little later in this article.

Essentially, what your body does when you consume high amounts of carbs, is produce lots of glucose and insulin. Glucose in turn, is converted into energy. Your body is currently in a mode where this energy source (carbs) is chosen as primary. Why? Because Glucose is the simplest available source for your body to convert into energy. Insulin, takes this glucose around in the bloodstream to various parts of your body.

Since the primary source of energy is currently glucose, your body doesn’t really need fats. And so, like a smart body, it stores the consumed fats for rainy days; as though you could go into starvation and your body would need it then. Just like the old stuff in your attic!

What is Keto Diet?

So, how does Indian Keto diet work?

When you shift your diet from higher carbs to higher fats, you are pushing your body to use fats as primary energy sources and not glucose. This way your body begins to utilize fats more efficiently. The deprivation of carbs compels your body to use the next available source of energy which are the stored fats. So, that’s how you begin to burn off those extra pounds. Indian Keto Diet - Keto Work Flow

What is Ketosis in Keto Diet?

Ketosis starts when your body begins to produce Ketones; the byproduct produced when your body breaks down fat for energy. Ketosis is a process which the body adapts when it feels that it’ll need to survive on lower food intakes. Ketones are produced in this process which help breakdown fats that are stored in the liver. You, fundamentally, urge your body to get the metabolic rate high. And this can happen only by starving your body of carbs, carbs alone and not calories.

It’s incredible how our body can adapt to this so well. When you throw in nothing else buts fats into your body, it begins to use these fats as the primary energy source by default. And when your Ketones are in good levels your weight loss kick starts and both your physical and mental performance enhances.

Keto diet plans are generally followed for a span of 4 weeks or more. For people who do it strictly for weight loss this period is ideal. If you decide to go on a Keto diet for longer or for a different reason, consult with an expert.

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian - Ketosis

How to reach Ketosis?

Reaching Ketosis could take somewhere close 1-2 days. This is because your body is still in the ‘use carbs for energy’ mode and is trying to use all the stored carbs or Glycogens for survival. Attaining a state of Ketosis might sound like a very complex and confusing thing. But believe us, it’s not that way at all. So, here are some simple thumb rules that you will need to keep in mind.

Fats, no worry!: If you decide to go on an Indian Keto diet plan, then fat is something you shouldn’t be worried about at all. Fats are the primary source of energy in this diet, remember? And by the way, starving yourself is not an option! If you want to lose those pounds then you eat up ample amounts of fats.

Curb the Carbs: For Indian Keto diet plan, your carb intake should ideally come only from the vegetables that you consume. Your entire day’s meal should have not more than 10-15 grams of net carbs. (net carbs = total carbs – dietary fiber). According to Gympik’s Nutrition and Diet expert, Sujetha Shetty, “For Ketosis to happen, your carb intake should not be more than 20-30 grams per day.” Keeping this in mind, the Keto diet plans for vegetarian and non-vegetarians have been designed for those who are following Keto diet.

Push excess Proteins off your plate: Well, not entirely. But having more proteins in your diet inhibits Ketosis or rather slows it down drastically. You only need very moderate amounts of proteins. It is best to consult your dietitian to know more and limit the intake of proteins accordingly.

Indian Keto Diet - Ketosis

What role water plays in Keto diet plan?

Indian Keto diet is a diuretic. You need to drink gallons of water to supplement your body with the lost electrolytes. Going to the loo too many times to urinate drains your body of fluids and of course, off go the electrolytes too. So, ensure you take in plenty of water. The idea is to keep yourself replenished at any given time. It’ll help you optimize your body’s functionality and also helps suppress hunger.

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian - Role of Water

What about workout while following Indian Keto diet?

A major complementing factor for any diet is workout. And, it goes without saying that workout is highly recommended. Because when you workout, you burn calories and if it’s weight loss that you are looking at, then a calorie deficit needs to be created in your body. Don’t starve yourself, we said. So, eat well and workout well too. This will help balance out anything extra!

Indian Keto Diet - What about workout?

Be aware of the Keto Flu

Don’t get startled if you feel any nausea, discomfort, fatigue, headache, and even cramps and grogginess. For those of you who are new to Indian Keto diet, this a common side effect. But worry not, because it’ll slowly wear off. It is happening because of the sudden transition that your body is making; from burning sugar or glucose for energy to burning fats instead. Consuming good amounts of water and electrolytes is a good and workable solution for this problem. If this is too much for you to handle at one go then try to gradually decrease your carb intake.

Indian Keto Diet - Keto Flu

Initial drop in strength and stamina

In the initial phases of following the Keto diet plan, you might feel that you lost some strength, stamina, and endurance. But believe us, this is temporary! A decrease in physical performance is a typical result of Ketosis. And, as your body begins to adapt itself to use fats as primary source of energy, it’ll get better.

Indian Keto Diet Initial drop in strength and stamina

What foods to eat while following Keto Diet Plan?

Anything that’s full of fat is welcome! High fat dressing for salads, fats like coconut oil, olive oil, high fat cream, butter, cheese, paneer, fish, lamb, eggs, and chicken are the foods that you must have. In veggies, consider those that are not starchy; the ones with lower amounts of carbs. Spinach, kale, and cauliflower are some of your best bets. You could also munch on nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and of course flaxseeds.

Fruits are better to be avoided because they will have lots of sugar. Remember, we said that you don’t want glucose in your blood? However, some selected berries that have low glycemic index, avocado and star fruits could be eaten, in moderation of course! And also ensure that the carb intake from these should add up to be in the net carb limit and nothing more. Tea or coffee should preferably be black without sugar. Stevia can be a viable option if you feel the need.

Indian Keto Diet - Foods To Eat

When to eat!

It is always better to keep a count on the meals that you eat. So eat a very heavy breakfast and have a decent lunch. Avoid snacking. Because you don’t want to have too many insulin spikes in a day. Initially, if you feel too hungry during the day you can snack on nuts, seeds, and cheese. Unsweetened peanut butter could be an option too. Why are we asking you to stick to fewer meals? This is because weight loss slows down or sometimes stops due to unnecessary snacking. But just because we said this, don’t starve yourself while you are on a Keto diet plan. Having a good full meal with high fats will most probably keep you full for longer. So, eat well when you do! To know more about keto diet for vegetarians and keto diet for non-vegetarians, just read on.

Indian Keto Diet When to Eat!

Quantity of foods

Now, while following Keto diet plan, the quantity of food to eat is what is tricky! But with a little math here and there you will be able to tell how much you need to consume. The idea is to find the amount of calories that you need to consume and, how much of that should come from fats, carbs, and proteins. However, it is highly recommended that you consult a professional dietitian and nutritionist to decide on the portion size and what should be consumed when while you are in Keto diet plan.

Indian Keto Diet Quantity of Foods

What foods to avoid during Keto Diet?

All the crabs, starchy, and sugary foods are banned in keto diet plan! Do not even think about looking at them. Rice, wheat, corn, barley, quinoa, and cereals are not to be eaten. And neither are any of the beans. No rajma, kidney beans, lentils, and no pulses too. Among the veggies, you will need to avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas. And even limit the intake of cherry tomatoes. No sugars at which means honey, nectar, cane sugar, corn syrup, and all need to go right out the window. Oh, and again, fruits are invited to this party.

Indian Keto Diet - Foods To Avoid

Recipes to follow in Keto Diet Plan:

Now, we know it can get extremely painful to remember what to eat and what not to eat whether you are following vegetarian or non-vegetarian keto diet plan. Here are some simple Keto diet recipes that you can blindly follow. There’s the coffee, snacks, starters and the mains too!

Bullet Coffee:

Coffee Decoction – 30 ml (more if you prefer your coffee stronger)
Coconut Oil – 1 teaspoon
Heavy Cream – 1 teaspoon
Butter – 1 teaspoon
Water – 1 cup
Stevia – Optional

Indian Keto Diet Bullet Coffee

Bring water to boil, either in the microwave or on the stove. Add in the ingredients and stir well. If you want your coffee to be warmer or if the ingredients have not mixed properly, then you could heat it a little more again.

Keto Bomb – Chocolate

Unsalted Butter (at room temperature): 1 cup
Cream Cheese (at room temperature): 1 cup
Cocoa Powder (unsweetened): 2 tablespoons
Stevia: 1 tablespoon

Indian Keto Diet Chocolate Keto Bomb

Add the unsalted butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat them together. Once combined, add in the cocoa powder and stevia. Beat until you get a smooth consistency. In a small baking tray or baking cups pour about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Push it into the fridge and let it set for about an hour or so. Your Keto bombs are ready.

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Keto Bomb – Peanut Butter

Peanut butter (low sugar or no sugar) – 1/2 cup
Cold pressed, virgin Coconut Oil – 1/2 cup
Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) – 3 tablespoons
Stevia – 3 tablespoons

Indian Keto Diet Vegetarian Peanut Butter

On low heat, place a heavy bottom pan and melt the coconut oil and peanut butter. Once the two combine well, add in the cocoa powder and stevia, and stir again. In a mould or muffin tray, add 1 tablespoon of this mixture and refrigerate it for about an hour or so or until it is set completely.

Note: You could also add almond butter to this recipe to make it yummier and more interesting.

Keto Diet Plan for Non-Vegetarians

For Egg Lovers!

Here are 5 egg recipes for non-vegetarians who are following Keto diet plan. All Keto diet friendly again. Because eggs are one of the best things to include in your Keto diet recipes.

Avocado dip and Eggs:

Eggs (boiled and peeled) – 3
Avocado (peeled and deseeded) – 1/2
Mayo (preferably homemade) – 1/4 cup
Lemon juice (freshly squeezed) – 1 tablespoon
Black pepper and salt – as per taste
Cucumber (large, sliced) – 1 (you could choose to peel it below slicing)

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Avocado dip and Eggs

Cut the boiled eggs into half and scoop out the yolk carefully. Cut the avocado into large chunks. In a blender, add the yolks, avocado chunks, homemade mayo, lemon juice and blend together. Add salt and pepper as per your taste and blend again to make a smooth paste. If you like it chunky, then add the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and use a folk or hand whisk and whisk until creamy. Set aside. Dip the sliced cucumber and stuff the egg whites with this dip and enjoy!

Sunny side up with a twist:

Butter – 3 tablespoons
Eggs – 3
Salt and pepper – as per taste
Red or Green Bell Pepper (large, deseeded and sliced into 3) – 1
Cheese (cubes, shredded) – 1/2 cup

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Sunny Side Up

Add 1-2 teaspoons of butter on a pan on low flame. Place the sliced bell pepper and fry on both side; for about a minute or 2. Add a little more butter in the pan, on the inside of the sliced bell pepper. These slices will create a barrier and stop the egg from flowing out. Now, break the egg carefully into the sliced bell pepper. Add salt and pepper as per your taste and add the shredded cheese on top. Once the cheese starts to melt, carefully transfer the sunny sides with the bell peppers onto a plate. Garnish with coriander and enjoy!

Super awesome double egg cheese omelette:

Eggs – 2
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Cheese – 2 slices
Onion (peeled and finely chopped) – 1
Green chillies (finely chopped) – 3 or as per your taste
Salt and pepper – to taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Double Egg Cheese Omelette

In a bowl beat the eggs and add the green chillies, onions, salt, and pepper. Mix them up well and set aside. Add butter to a pan on medium-low flame. Once it melts, pour in the whisked eggs mixture are spread like a normal omelette. Flip it on the other side and add the cheese slices. You could also choose to grate cheese cubes and add to the omelette. Also, feel free to experiment with your favourite cheese; cheddar, mozzarella or anything else. Once the cheese starts to melt transfer the omelette into a plate and knock yourself out with this super yummy cheesy omelette.

Fluffed Eggs:

Eggs – 2
Salt, black pepper and chilly powder – as per your taste
Cream cheese – to top it off

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Fluffed Eggs

This is an ideal recipe if you’re in a hurry and need something to grab on the go! In a microwave safe mug, beat the eggs. Add salt, pepper, and chilli powder, and mix again. Push the mug into the microwave and cook for about a minute; sometimes it takes about 45-50 seconds so you might want to keep an eye. Ta-da! Beautiful fluffed eggs are ready. Top it off with cream cheese and enjoy.

Scrambled Eggs – The Mexican Way:

Eggs – 6
Spring Onion (chopped finely) – 1
Jalapenos (pickled, chopped finely) – 2 tablespoons
Tomato (chopped) – 1
Cheese (shredded) – 1/2 cup
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

Indian keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Scrambled Eggs

In a pan add butter. Add the spring onion, tomato, jalapenos and fry for a couple of minutes. In a cup, beat the eggs and pour it over the veggies in the pan and scramble. Fry it until golden brown. Add salt, pepper and cheese. Serve hot with deseeded and chopped avocado. Feel free to add in ranch or any other dressing of your choice.

Fish and Meat lovers:

Certain fatty fish and meat are great for you so you can keep in mind these while designing your Keto diet plan. Keep an eye for the carb content though. Here are 5 Keto diet recipes that again are for non-vegetarians, which are loaded with fish and meat and can satisfy your hunger big time.

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Spinach and Bacon frittata:

Bacon (diced) – 1 cup
Eggs – 4
Full fat cream – 1 cup
Butter – 3 tablespoons
Spinach – 1 1/2 cup
Shredded cheese – 1 cup
Salt and Pepper – as per your taste

indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Spinach and Bacon Frittata

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. In a pan, add butter and fry the bacon until they’re brown and crispy. In another bowl, beat eggs and cream together. Grease a baking tray and pour half of this mixture. Add bacon, spinach and pour in the remaining mixture over them. Top it with shredded cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes and your yummy spinach and bacon frittata is ready!

Ham Omelette:

Ham (diced) – 3/4 cup
Eggs – 6
Onion (peeled and finely chopped) – 1
Green Bell Pepper (deseeded and finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
Cheese (shredded) – 1/2 cup
Sour cream (full fat) – 2-3 tablespoons
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Ham Omelette

Whisk the eggs, sour cream together with salt and pepper. To this add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and mix together. Add butter to a pan on medium flame. Put in the ham, onion and bell pepper and stir fry until the onions are slightly brown. Bring the ingredients together and pour the egg mixture over them. Fry the omelette until it’s golden brown on both sides. The omelette needs to be nice and firm. Turn off the flame and add the remaining cheese. Serve hot with homemade mayo or your favourite dressing.

Oh so yummy meatballs:

Mutton (boneless and ground) – 2 cups
Onion (peeled and chopped) – 1 cup
Tomatoes (diced)  – 2
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice – 1 (from 1 whole lemon)
Mozzarella (cut into small cubes) – 100-150 grams
Salt and pepper – as per your taste
Dried mixed herbs (Rosemary, oregano, thyme, and basil) – 1 teaspoon

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Meatballs

Pressure cook the mutton for 4 whistles and transfer into a large mixing bowl. Remove excess water and store the stock for later. Let the mutton cool for a couple of minutes before adding the mixed herbs, salt, and pepper. Add the juice from 1 whole lemon and set aside. You could also add some red chilly powder if you prefer it spicier. Divide this mixture to form meatballs. Size of the meatballs is your choice but they should be big enough to hold your mozzarella cubes. Split each meatball and place a mozzarella cube in and cover it back. Fry these meatballs in oil until they’re golden brown throughout.

Place a pan on low flame and add butter. Toss in the onions, and ginger garlic paste, and fry well. Add the diced tomatoes and cook until mushy. Add a little stock if required. Simmer for a few minutes; the sauce needs to be thick. Spray some cooking oil on a baking tray and smear a small layer of this sauce. Arrange the meatballs and pour in the remaining sauce.

If you like then you could add more mozzarella over this. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes. If you like your cheese slightly brown then you would have to bake it for another 5 minutes without the foil. Garnish and serve!

Tandoori Chicken with Mint Chutney:

Chicken (boneless and cut) – 500 grams
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon (more if you want it spicy)
Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder (washed and chopped) – 2 tablespoons
Cumin powder – 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

For the Mint Chutney
Mint leaves/Pudina – 1 cup
Ginger (washed, and peeled) – 1/2 inch chunk
Coriander – 1/2 cup
Green chillies – 2-3
Fresh lime juice – 2 teaspoons
Water – as needed
Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
Salt – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Tandoori Chicken with Mint Chutney

In a large bowl mix the spices with olive oil and lemon juice. Smear this mix over the chicken completely. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. While the chicken is getting ready, add all the chutney ingredients except water into a blender. Blend until smooth; add water if and when needed. Add salt as per your taste.

Preheat the oven. And toss the marinated chicken in for about 20-25 minutes flipping occasionally. Your tandoori chicken with mint chutney is ready!

Chicken Salad:

Chicken (cut the way you like) – 1 cup
Red Bell Pepper (chopped) – 1/2 cup
Green Bell Pepper (chopped) – 1/2 cup
Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
Full fat salad dressing or homemade Mayo – 4 tablespoons
Your favorite spice mix – 3 teaspoons or as needed
Salt – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian - Chicken salad

In a pan, heat the olive oil and add in the chopped bell peppers. Add the chicken and stir fry until the chicken becomes slightly crispy. Add your favorite spice mix and salt. Saute for a minute and transfer into a bowl. Add the dressing and you’re all set!

Creamy Salmon Soup:

Salmon (chopped) – 450 grams
Chicken broth – 6 cups
Coconut Milk – 1 3/4 cups
Spring onions (finely chopped) – 4
White Onions (finely chopped) – 1
Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons
Garlic cloves (minced) – 4 cloves
Thyme (dried) – 1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian Creamy Salmon Soup

Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped spring and white onions and fry for a minute. Add int he garlic cloves and cook until they’re soft. Pour in the broth and add thyme. Simmer for 15 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chopped salmon and coconut milk. Bring to boil and simmer until the salmon is tender. This soup is for immediate consumption. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tuna and Coconut Patty:

Canned Tuna (minced) – 200 grams
Eggs – 2
Coconut oil – 3 tablespoons
Coconut flour – 2 tablespoons
Jalapeno (chopped) – 2 tablespoons
Basil – 1 teaspoon
Salt – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Non-Vegetarian - Tuna and Coconut Patty

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add all the ingredients; save a tablespoon of oil for frying. Split the mixture into 4 patties. In a pan, add the remaining oil and fry the patties until they’re golden brown and crisp. Enjoy with your favourite dressing or dip by the side.

Ketogenic Diet Plan for Vegetarians

Finding the right vegetarian keto diet plan when on Keto could be kind of tricky. Though veg Keto diet might not be a very good idea, but we don’t want to have you turn away without finding some interesting recipes. So, here are 5 strictly vegetarian Keto diet recipes for all who want to follow veg keto diet plan!

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Spicy Grilled Eggplant:

Eggplant (stem removed, washed, and sliced) – 1, large
Mint leaves/Pudina (washed and chopped) – a few strings
Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – as required

For the sauce
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
Minced Garlic – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Indian Keto Diet Vegetarian - Spicy Grilled Eggplant

In a large bowl, arrange the eggplants and sprinkle it with salt on both sides. Let it sit for about 20 minutes. In another bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Preheat the oven. Remove the excess water from the eggplants and lay them on a baking tray. Brush with oil on both sides and push it in. Bake for 4-5 minutes each side. Keep a close eye because you don’t want to have them burnt. Once done, pour the spicy sauce all over it and let it sit for another good 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped mint leaves and serve.

Paneer with a twist and Salad:

For the paneer:
Paneer – 500 grams
Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
Garlic (minced) – 2-3 cloves
White vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice – from half lemon
1 tablespoon water

For the salad:
Lettuce (chopped) – 1 1/4 cup
Coriander (chopped) – 2 tablespoons
Cucumber (chopped) – 1
Cherry Tomatoes (chopped) – 3
Soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
Red chilli paste – 1 tablespoon
Unsweetened peanut butter – 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons
Lemon Juice – from half lemon

Indian Keto Diet Vegetarian - Paneer with a twist and Salad

Pat dry the paneer and chop into cubes or shred them if you prefer it that way. Combine all the ingredients for paneer and marinate it. Let it sit for about 25-30 minutes. Fry the marinated paneer cubes in olive oil over medium-high flame for about 5-7 minutes or until the paneer turns golden brown. Mix all the salad ingredients except the lettuce. Transfer the paneer into a large salad bowl. Mix the paneer, chopped lettuce, and salad mix. Garnish with coriander and enjoy!

Cream of mushroom soup:

Mushrooms (diced) – 2 1/2 cups
Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
Garlic Cloves – 6-8
Onion (peeled and diced) – 1
Water – 2 cups
Heavy cream – 1 cup
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Vegetarian - Cream of mushroom soup

In a large saucepan, add the olive oil and saute the onions and mushrooms for about 10 minutes or until they start to brown. Ensure to stir occasionally. Add the garlic cloves and saute for a minute more. Add water, heavy cream, coconut milk, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once done, use a hand blender to blend to smooth consistency. Pour into a soup bowl and serve hot!

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese:

Cauliflower Florets (cut into bite sized pieces) – 1 large
Heavy cream – 1 cup
Cheddar (shredded) – 2 cups
Cream cheese – 1/2 cup
Mustard sauce (full fat and no sugar) – 1 tablespoon
Garlic clove (crushed) – 2
Salt and pepper – as per your taste

Indian Keto Diet Vegetarian - Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

In a large saucepan, add water and salt and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and blanch for about 5-7 minutes. Once done drain the water and let it sit on the flame for a few minutes more before transferring into a large baking dish. Preheat the oven to about 180-200 degrees Celsius. In the saucepan on low flame, add heavy cream. Slowly, add in the cream cheese, part by part and mustard sauce while whisking continuously. The sauce should be smooth with no lumps. Add 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar, salt, pepper, and garlic, and mix everything well. Cook for another minute or two until the cheese melts completely. Turn off the flame. You could add more salt and pepper if you wish. Pour this sauce generously over the cauliflower florets and stir gently to combine the two. Top it with the remaining cheese and bake until the cheese starts to brown and bubble. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving!

Is Indian Keto Diet plan really effective?

Oh yeah, it is. But before you actually go on a Keto diet plan, it is mandatory to consult with your physician or a diet and nutrition expert to be on a safer side. Considering all your medical conditions, they’ll be able to tell you if Keto diet plan is ideal for you or not. They’ll also be able to rightly guide you on what modifications need to be made if you are following keto diet plan for weight loss.

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Hey! It’s not over yet. Here are 2 sample veg Keto diet plan and non-veg keto diet plan, designed to help you begin your journey the right way. These Indian Keto diet plans have been planned in a way that cover everything that you need to incorporate in your Indian Keto diet recipes, mindfully.

KETOGENIC DIET PLAN – Non-Vegetarian

Non-Vegetarian Keto Diet Plan

KETOGENIC DIET PLAN – Vegetarian

Vegetarian Keto Diet Plan

Common FAQs about Indian Keto Diet:

Is it okay to eat so much fat?
If you’re looking for a straightforward and clear cut answer, then it is yes! Because that’s how you go into a Ketosis and get your body to burn those stored fats. Though it is difficult to go overboard with your fat intake, there is a chance that you might overeat. If weight loss is what you are looking at then you will need to keep a calorie deficit. It’s best to keep a check on the amount of calories that you are needed to consume and stick to having that much only or maybe a little less.

How do I know if my body is undergoing Ketosis?
There generally are visible changes that you’ll start seeing when your body gets into Ketosis. Inch loss and weight loss start happening. In case you want to know, you could go for Keto diastix which you can find at any nearby pharmacy.

I have a medical condition, but I need to lose weight. Can I follow a Keto diet?
Though Keto diet was designed to treat epilepsy, it’s become a very popular diet that’s being adopted worldwide. It helps stabilise sugar levels and also improves the functioning of insulin in your body. However, it’s best that you check with your physician and a diet and nutrition expert before going ahead with it.

Is it okay for vegetarians to do this?
Yes. But there are not many options for you to eat so ensure that you have a proper vegetarian diet plan planned in advance.

Can I workout during Keto diet?
You can and you definitely should. Any diet is always supplemented with proper exercise. Just tweaking diet will give you results but slowly. The combination of good diet and proper workout is killer!

Too much urination and my urine smells fruity. Is this normal?
Don’t worry at all. Too much urination is because Keto diet is diuretic. Do not reduce your water intake. You don’t want to get dehydrated! The fruity smells is because your body is getting rid of unwanted stuff during Ketosis.

Why does my breath smell so bad?
It’s one of the side effects of Keto diet is bad breath. You can chew sugar free gum or drink unsweetened flavoured water.

I am feeling tired and weak. How do I deal with this constant fatigue?
This could be happening because your body probably has not gotten into a complete Ketosis. Or it could also be because your fats and Ketones are not being utilized efficiently enough. Reduce your carb intake. This should generally help. But if these symptoms persist then speak to an expert at the earliest.

How to deal with constipation?
Worry not cause constipation too is common for people who are just starting Keto diet. Drink plenty of water and try consuming more fibrous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage. Also consume Chia seeds and Flaxseeds. Also coffee or tea could help. Multivitamin supplements are also advised.

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So that’s all that there is to know about Keto diet as a whole and also Keto diet in India. If you like this article then don’t forget to like and share. Any questions, suggestions and feedback are welcome in the comments section below. Until then stay healthy, stay happy!

10 COMMENTS

  1. I have been on protein and veggies diet earlier and have seen weight loss
    Now I have switched to keto diet I am worried if I may to gain weight during this fat intake diet.
    I am taking bullet coffee in morning (coconut oil+cream)
    3 eggs omelette with cheese and little veggies.
    Panner 50 gm in evening with cheese slices.

    My weight is 56 and height 5.3 female.

    Could you please check if consumption is fine.

  2. Can you re-write this article by not copying from American food websites??

    Please, write about genuine, indian keto.

    From food products naturally available in India.

    Avocados, a native fruit of South Central Mexico
    Salmon: from Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
    Tuna: Yes, some variants are from Indian Ocean, but they are not usually available in most of the fish markets.

    I applaud your attempt at creating this guide. I genuinely do.
    I live in Chicago, and have been trying really hard to find ketogenic diets for Indians. Not the ones designed by Americans, as they don’t know a fraction of naturally available spices, pulses, nuts, fruits and vegetables we Indians have in our diet.

    So, I implore you to do a bit of research, and apply your knowledge of ketogenic diet on food materials available easily in India. I guess the next step would be to have ketogenic diets based on food available in different parts of India.

    This website has real potential to do something really good, and not just print copied articles by just adding tidbits.

  3. i want to start a keto diet. but i am suffering from fatty liver too. is it safe for me start keto diet?
    My age is 28. height 5’7 weight 114kg…

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