Indian Food at a restaurant

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Posted: 14 May 2009, 14:33
My husband wants to go eat Indian food tonight. I love Indian food, but I know it is so fattening! Any good choices?
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Posted: 14 May 2009, 15:36
chicken tikka, tandoori chicken or some meat kabobs... If you get poppadoms get them baked and not fried, they taste much better and better for you... Have some jasmine rice but not too much... I hate to say it but stay away from the Nan bread.

Most of the curries are doing to be heavy in oils and therefore probably to high is sat fats, but you could ask them what kind of oils they use.

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Posted: 14 May 2009, 16:42
Thanks for the suggestions! I love curries and Nan bread unfortunately. That is something I have my husband order and I take a couple bites.
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Posted: 14 May 2009, 18:01
Chana dal or chana masala--called different things in different places but you want the chickpeas. Chickpeas are great for you and delicious in that sauce. Say you don't want rice unless you can get brown. Mmmm. I so craved chana dal when I was pregnant! That and watermelon. The spinach one, it looks like it has hunks of tofu in it but it's cheese...blanking on the name, that one is also good. The chickens are delicious but I think are pretty high cal.
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Posted: 14 May 2009, 20:14
Vindaloo - Very spicy, but just rice and a simple tomato base - like a marinara sauce. Get it with chicken, and limit the amount of rice you eat.

Also, the Tandori Chicken isn't going to be too bad - just don't eat the skin.

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Posted: 12 Jan 2010, 11:57
"The spinach one, it looks like it has hunks of tofu in it but it's cheese...blanking on the name"

that's pallak Paneer! And go with the vegetarian food, unlike most recipes at restaurants here indian vegetarian food is FILLING, DELICIOUS and healthy (try to avoid the creamy muglhai style food)!

DAL SOUP!!! help curb that hunger for when the creamy amazing stuff like butter chicken arrives

and yes sadly avoid the naan, though thats one of the best part imo.

eat the pickled carrot they generally serve in the beginning, i was told in india that it helped spike your metabolic rate right before you start eating.
Have rita on the side (plain curd yogurt and cucumber mix) it also helps cool everything down so you can order the spicier stuff!

umm getting long, shorten this up ... don't order anything white unless the white is cottage cheese or yogurt .... aim for things that aren't super creamy, go as spicy as possible, Try the Vegetarian food!

I dunno LOTS of food is good for especially indian food, if it's a "real" indian restaurant, ask, they will know what's good for you off thier menu.

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