Originally Answered: what are the lowest calorie indian food dishes?
all food provides calories, whether it makes you fat depends on how much you eat and how much exercise you have. Not many Indians are fat (in India, at least).
If you look at the different groups (fat, carbs, protein) of Indian food cooked in Western society, you will find it contains too much protein for a balanced diet.
A very good food is one based on channa dhal, or Indian chickpeas (NOT garbanzo beans), the channa is very low on the glycemic index.
If a reipe calls for ghee, use rape seed oil, or half/half rape seed oil/olive oil (NOT EVOO), to provide a perfect source of omega 3/6, in the correct proportions.
With careful attention to calorie counting, most India foods can be made as a balanced meal.
for every gramme of pure carb or pure protein, count 4 calories, for every gramme of fat/oil, count 9 calories.