The commonest form of lifestyle, which people have in this modern era, is sedentary lifestyle. Very few are involved in regular physical activity. Most of us have a lifestyle which has minimal of physical work, no exercise and bad dietary habits i.e. sedentary lifestyle.

Now, it is known to all that fat forms blockages in the arteries (tubes which carry blood) like coronary arteries. These fats are called cholesterol and triglycerides. They get deposited in layers over a period of years. When these blockages become significant the tubes (arteries) get choked leading to a disease called coronary artery disease (angina, heart attack).
In the past 50 years cholesterol (an animal fat) was considered as the only constituent of the blockages. It was only in the last one decade or so that triglyceride (a plant fat) has been found to be equally responsible for creating blockages. Triglyceride is the chemical name, known to the common man as “cooking oil”. The oil manufacturing companies exploited the naivety of the people, misled them to believe that oils are harmless by promoting their sales with captions like “cholesterol free” or “zero cholesterol oil”. Well, it is true that oil does not have cholesterol because it is made from plant seeds whereas cholesterol comes from animal products (meat, milk and their products). The layınan started buying these oils. What they failed to realize was that these oils are also hundred percent fats because they are triglycerides and triglycerides are equally harmful. Oils also have high calories content (each gram nine calories) that can lead to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. It is best to minimize the fat content in our food (optimum requirement of fat by the body is 10% of the total calories).

This can be easily obtained from all the food items, as every food contains oil known as invisible fat or hidden fat. This means that all the visible sources of fat (i.e. cooking oil) should be completely cut down. Now, this would raise a query: How to prepare delicious food without oil?
What if the food is prepared without oil? Will the taste be there? If you think rationally the answer would be yes. The taste comes from the spices (masalas). Oil itself does not add taste. It is our mindset, which was trained to believe all these years, which says that taste comes from oil. But when we ask to remove the oil, the masalas get removed automatically. This happens because the housewife does not know how to put the spices when no oil appears in the frying pan. This prompted SAAOL to develop the concept of “zero oil”. By “zero oil” we mean cooking without using a single drop of oil. SAAOL cooks the spices and food in water and since the spices are there the colour, taste and flavor remain intact.

SAAOL also realizes that the mindset of people finds it difficult to accept water as the cooking media. So we have named water, when used as cooking media, “SAAOL Oil”. By introducing the zero oil concept in your cooking there will be no risk of taking in cholesterol and triglycerides. This can also be helpful in reducing weight, since the high calorie gain from fat is removed.
We can now aptly say that SAAOL Oil contains no fat, no cholesterol and good for health.

Zero Oil Way of Frying

1.) Heat a kadhai (preferably non stick pan).

2.) Dry roast the jeera (cumin seeds) until it crackles and turns brown.

3.) Add ground onion in the kadhai (non-stick pan) and keep roasting it. When it starts sticking upon the hot surface, add small amount of water and keep stirring.

4.) Add ginger and garlic paste (according to your taste/wish)

5.) Roast the onion, ginger, garlic till it turns to brown. (NOTE: Do not add more water at a time as it gives the food a boiled taste)

6.) Ten add tomato paste in the kadhai and roast it with little amount of water.

7.) Roast till the water bubbles start forming.

8.) Add the turmeric powder and cook for some time (as turmeric takes time in cooking).

9.) Finally add all the masalas/spices like salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder according to taste.

10.) Now, add zero oil masala is ready.

11.) If you want to make vegetables – add vegetables, if you wish to cook dal – add boiled dal or soaked dal. Cook as required.

12.) Add garam masala (a combination of cloves, mace, nutmeg, black cardamom, red chillies).

13.) Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Zero Oil Food and Obesity

What is Obesity?
Obesity is nothing but an individual being overweight. How it happens? Consumption of more of high fat foods causes obesity. As we all know, anything we consume will ultimately get stored in our body as fats. Fats are energy storehouse of our body. There is always minimum requirement per individual for energy in our body. Excess fat starts getting deposited in the form of body fat, mainly in the abdomen, hips, thighs and upper arms. So, the best way to reduce weight is to eat zero oil food and combine it with regular exercise.