Indian food enthusiasts would say that preparing tasty meals without oil or ghee is an impossible endeavour. However, a cardiologist is challenging the notion that oil or ghee is essential in cooking. In his viral video, Dr Bimal Chhajer can be seen demonstrating how to prepare gravy for dishes without using any oil. Let’s delve deeper into the concept of ‘Zero Oil Cooking.’

‘Zero Oil Cooking’

Dr Bimal Chhajer is a renowned figure in non-invasive cardiology. His promotion of ‘Zero Oil Cooking’ challenges the traditional cooking methods using oils. He highlights that almost all Indian meals can be prepared without using any oils. His videos focus on advocating for a healthy lifestyle by reducing the intake of fats. 

Follow these steps

Dr Bimal Chhajer’s video on Zero Oil Cooking can be watched on the YouTube channel of creator ‘Saqqu Ki Rasoi.’ Till now, the video has garnered 84 million views. You can also learn how to cook Indian dishes without oils by following these steps:

1. Heat a pan and add cumin seeds. Roast them until they get brown. 
2. Add chopped onions and sauté on low heat. 
3. When the onions start to dry out, immediately add some water and continue stirring. 
4. Add the spices, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, and ginger.
5. Finally, add the tomato paste and cook until the mixture thickens. Add the vegetables of your choice. Complete cooking the dish in a normal way. 
Dr Bimal Chhajer believes that this method results in healthy meals with no compromise in taste.