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any one here eat indian food on a regular basis? i need to know the do's and dont's of healthy indian food.
Fri. Jul 7, 10:09pm
Try to stay away from food that's prepared with a lot of butter! (Also called "Ghee"). Of course, those are usually the really yummy dishes... :-P
Things like Tandoori Chicken are good because it's roasted vs. baked with a lot of butter. :-)
Saturday, July 08, 2006, 2:04 AM
i cook indian almost everyday. yummys. i use allrecipes.com and it shows the calorie content in all the dishs.
Saturday, July 08, 2006, 2:49 PM
knock! knock! I could use some recipes... anyone????
Thursday, February 28, 2008, 8:10 PM
Stay away from deep fried anything. Lots of Indian appetizers (like wonderful samosas) are deep fried. Also, a lot of curries have potatoes in them, watch the content. There are a lot of fresh dishes though. If you eat fairly traditionally, the red/yellow lentils, rice, yogurt, cucumbers and fruits, you will stay really low fat and high fiber. Try dal (cook yellow split peas or red lentils in equal parts with brown rice, then when cooked, add sauteed onion, green pepper, and curry spices. it is pretty awesome, and low fat/high fiber.
Thursday, February 28, 2008, 9:47 PM
Thursday, February 28, 2008, 10:12 PM
Unfortunately, indian food is not very good for you because they use ghee in just about everything. But I absolutely love it, so I eat it all the time. I usually order a tandoori BBQ'd appetizer, so as to avoid the fats and oils in the curry sauces. And I don't eat any rice. Then I finish the meal by stealing just a bit of my BF's curry sauce (he usually gets chicken tikka masala, fortunately), and eat it with 1/2 or a whole naan. That way I get to end with the best flavor but without killing my diet.
Some indian restaurants have really good spiced grilled fish options, too. If yours does, give them a try. I was hesitant at first to give up my curries, but the restaurant near my house does grilled fish very well.
Friday, February 29, 2008, 12:56 PM
Salads are good in taste as well as healthy at rituscooking.com
Sunday, January 11, 2009, 4:32 PM
Anything in a creamy sauce is bad (a portion of chicken korma could easily be 800 cals), and even the tomato-based sauces have a lot of oil and fat. Tandoori chicken or any baked or grilled meat or fish is better. And naan bread can be about 700 cals as well; poppadums are way better. Appetizers, as mentioned upthread, are often fried, so keep them to a minimum.
Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:01 AM
Most good indian food is cooked with "gee" which is a killer. Literally. It's so bad for your heart. Healthy indian food is extremely hard to get and you have to be extremely picky. I would pass on the naan, currys, kormas, just about everything unless you know the person cooking the food. It's an absolute splurge food.
Monday, January 12, 2009, 9:33 AM
a lot of indian people are really overweight. the food is yum but not for the thin at heart.
Monday, January 12, 2009, 9:35 AM
You can buy curry pastes made by a company called Kitchens of India. You just add the paste with some water and some meat and simmer. I use boneless chicken breast. I think you are supposed to add some butter too but i leave it out. They are really not that fattening and mighty tasty. It satisfies the curry craving.
Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:16 AM
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