Dhal, Rice, Indian Roast Chicken, Air Fried Sweet Potatoes and a Simple Salad
Here are some of @shazeats_mandysway top tips for keeping your Indian dishes authentic and healthy. On our plan we encourage the changes you make are adaptable and sustainable for not only you but the whole family. It’s all about not giving up traditional favorites but adopting simple strategies that encourage healthy living.
1. Use oil sparingly... Olive oil has been found to have great health benefits but should be used only for stir-frying and pan-frying, and just a splash is needed. Using non-stick cookware can help you to limit the use of oil when cooking curries. 2. Cut down on fat.... If trying to cut down the fat content of your meal, change the menu and cook Indian dishes and breads that require no frying. 3. Substitutions for coconut milk... For adding richness to a dish, use fat free cottage cheese, fat free milk or light coconut milk instead the regular coconut milk or cream. 4. Try tandoori... Grill, boil, steam and bake instead of frying where possible. Tandoori grilling and air frying is the best form of cooking where minimal or no oil is used and the intense heat cooks the food quickly, sealing in all the nutrients. 5. Simple swaps... Opt for wholemeal flour instead of plain flour when making rotis and swap white rice for brown basmati. 6. Lighten the load... Water down when when using healthy legumes such as sprouted beans and lentils. 7. Better-for-you bases... While coconut products such as creams and milks have health benefits, the fat content is usually high so opt for tomato bases rather than creamy curries or use fat free yogurt as a substitute.