Dear Indian Guy, Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. Thanks to Shiva for sending the message. I just now replied to Shiva and I am retyping the same here: The following is what I cook daily: For Breakfast - the chutney/sambar I make or the idli chilly powder For lunch - the sambars/kolambus I make, the poriyals/aviyals (side dish(sabji)) I make For dinner - the side dish for chappathi or the chutney for dosa all these items that I make daily have oil, but in minimal quantity - say 2 to 3 spoons for each dish. So, there is oil in our diet. So far, I didnot add oil to chappathis and dosas all these days. Now after reading Shiva's reply, I have got some confidence to add a little bit of oil to chappathis. We use only corn oil for cooking. And, we donot take mutton at all. Its either fish or chicken. And thats once in a week. One more thing is, in my Husband's place they add coconut to all the sabjis/currys/sambars etc and I dont buy coconut at all. Thats something that I am very careful about. Your explanations on diet were all very very clear. Thanks so much. I will share all the information from you with my husband. Thanks once again.