Most food connoisseurs and fans of the world cuisine absolutely adore sampling the different meals at their local Indian restaurants.
Especially if they live in New York City and can visit places such as India Passage, Mitali East, Banjara, and Brick Lane Curry House.
However, if you’re looking to lose weight, you may be hesitant at first to go to your favorite Indian restaurant out of the fear of “falling off the wagon” when it concerns your diet. Not to worry! You can still enjoy a good meal without having to fret about being unhealthy; so read on for a list of diet-friendly Indian dishes you can order guilt-free!
List of diet-friendly Indian dishes
Go for roti:
Instead of ordering a plate of naan bread,
- Yahoo! Voices recommend that you swap it out for some delicious roti
- Which are a flatbread made from wheat flour and one serving has about 84 calories, give or take.
Avoid the samosas:
According to SF Gate,
- If you want to watch your calories then ditch the samosas and other fried foods for appetizers, as they’re quite high in fat content, calories, and cholesterol.
- It’s best to stick with items such as salads for an appetizer and ignore the samosas.
Tandoori is your friend:
- If you’re going to order a chicken dish, better make it tandoori chicken, advises the Huffington Post.
- Tandoori dishes are oven-grilled, which makes them a healthier option than some of the fried meats on the menu. Plus, they have vegetarian or fish tandoori options too!
Take it easy with the rice:
If you’re looking to watch your calories then you should go easy on the rice, warns SF Gate. Make sure you only take a small portion and better yet, try to split the rice dish with your dinner guests or save it for leftovers!
Try lassi for dessert:
If you must indulge your sweet tooth after dinner, Eat This, Not That recommends trying a deliciously cold lassi drink because it’s made from yogurt, ice, and fruit — which means it’s high in both calcium and protein. That way, you can enjoy your treat and still eat a healthy meal!
Order vegetable-based dishes:
If you really want to eat healthily, Core Performance recommends ordering vegetable-based dishes such as bhindi and also gobi because the vegetables are fresh, delicious, and low in calories.
Benefits fo Bhindi: Bhindi has lots of benefits such as promoting heart health, boosting Immunity, helping in weight loss, preventing colon cancer, being beneficial in pregnancy, etc.
Benefits of Cauliflower: Cauliflower has the following nutrients fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus.
Avoid the soups:
- Although at first glance a delicious soup from your local Indian restaurant may sound healthy, in actuality it’s a very bad choice warns SF Gate, as most if not all of them have an incredibly high sodium content.
- So next time you’re out to eat, ditch the soup!
- Now that you know how to make healthier eating choices, the next time you stop by your favorite Indian restaurant you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal without feeling guilty!