High-Protein Diet: Try These Indian Chicken Curries Cooked Without Oil (Recipes Inside)

You’ve got to try your hand at these zero-oil recipes that balances taste and health.


  • A high-protein diet is essential to our body
  • A rich Indian chicken curry is hard to imagine without any oil
  • Here we have 2 delicious chicken curries made without oil

A sumptuous bowl of chicken curry is enough to let anyone forget their diet plans! If you are one of those who love to dig into a luscious chicken curry full of tantalising masalas and succulent chicken chunks, we understand your pain of losing all of it over a diet chart. After all, that flavourful chicken curry comes cooked in a ladleful of oil as well!

The sheer fight to maintain a balance between healthy, nutrient-dense diet and decadent indulgences is a challenge in itself.

Chicken is known to be one of the best sources of protein and may not be as harmful as the way it is cooked. For someone trying to shed some kilos, a high-protein diet packed with chicken is often suggested. But as Indians, who are known for our indulgent eating habits, cooking a healthy Indian chicken dish, without tossing in some oil might look like an impossible task.

But did you know one can cook a brilliant chicken curry without even a drop of oil in it? Sounds unbelievable, right?

(Also Read: 13 Best Indian Chicken Curry Recipes To Try At Home)

Here we have 2 incredible Indian chicken recipes that are made absolutely oil-free! And unlike popular notion, they are simply too delicious to resist. After all certain tweaks in a simple recipe can surely go a long way. So stay true to your high-protein, low-fat diet and yet enjoy a meal full of flavours.

1. Chicken Masala Without Oil

A definite crowd pleaser, this chicken masala recipe comes with a tangy, citrusy lemon flavour. Fiery spices and luscious yogurt, tossed in together with chicken chunks without using any oil makes for a stellar chicken masala dish that you simply cannot resist. You can pair this with a bowl of rice for a wholesome meal that is absolutely guilt-free! Find the recipe here.


2. Murgh Malaiwala

Dunked in creamy gravy, murgh malaiwala has chicken drumsticks tossed in with spices and milk. A rich and indulgent chicken curry, this is served with a garnishing of nutty almonds making it an absolute delight on the dinner table. Find the recipe here.

Try these chicken recipes without oil for your next meal at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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