Indian cooking uses generous amounts of oil, which can be detrimental to one’s sedentary lifestyle. So, if you are wondering how to cook without oil to prevent heart diseases and unhealthy weight gain, try some of these cooking methods.
Healthy Cooking Methods:
1) Cooking with water: Try cooking with some water or vegetable broth instead of oil. Chopped onions can be fried by adding a little salt to release some water and then sauté them in a hot pan. You can then add other vegetables.
2) Baking: Lots of foods can be baked instead of being deep fried, from French fries to chicken. Baked dishes offer fewer calories, and are great for weight loss. This method also saves time and maintains natural vitamins. This makes it a good option for those trying to avoid heart diseases and live a healthy lifestyle.
3) Steaming: If you believe in low fat eating, and then steaming should be your favorite cooking method. Steaming requires less, if any, oil depending on the ingredients; for example, vegetables don’t require any oil for steaming. Since it is easy to digest, steaming avoids flatulence, bloating and indigestion.
4) Poaching: Poaching involves using water, broth, milk or wine; when one of these ingredients is simmering, add the meat or vegetables to it. You do not have to use oil; you have the core nutrients in the same dish and this makes it easier to digest. It is beneficial for those who want to retain nutrients in food for various deficiencies and for weight conscious people.