In general, Indian cuisine is not only tasty but also very healthy. Many Indian are vegetarians and they eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and plant-based proteins. These foods contain essential micro-nutrients and vitamins that produce antioxidants, good for the heart, blood pressure and diabetes. The health benefits of the Indian food depend on the method of cooking. Too much cream, butter or oil will make dish richer in taste and texture, but more fattenning. Chocolate, penut butter, salty, greassy chips with yummy, creamy dips can be pretty darn hard to resist. Also, foods prepared with deep frying onions, ginger, and spices in lot of oil are higher in fat. Instead of deep frying, you can stir-fry or sauté them in very little vegetable oil. Tandoori Food, kababs are cooked without any oil. Luckilly, there are better for youu foods that will satisfy your taste buds and give your health a boost, too.
India has over 60 varieties of pulses which provide a primary source of protein for her millions of vegetarian and many health benefits. Lentils, legumes and soybeans are good source of protein, folic acid and cholesterol lowering dietary fiber. They managing blood sugar disorders preventing blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. They also contain many trace minerals.
Salads can be vibrant, flavorful, healthy, and fun!
No more worries and thinking about expanding waist line!
Enjoy fresh salads at lunch. Include healthy fresh beans, peas or kidney beans, chickpeas. Relish fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and lettuce.
In India, there are also some delicious soups, ranging from fiercely spiced to milder and more subtle in flavor. Soups are usually made of fresh ingredients and very low in fat and in calories. So if you are on a weight loss diet you can surely add soup to your diet. All of them would make a great lunch.
PANEER - smooth, white cheese with a delicate flavor is becoming more and more popular not only in India.
From curries and kebabs to pakodas and panner with vegetables - there is a whole world of delicacies that are bound to leave you stunned.
Plant based diet is becoming more popular thanks to wider availability of products and meat substitutes.
In any curry meat can be replaced by lentils, pulses, tofu, paneer, edamame beans, quinoa, tempeh, jackfruit and seitan. Any panner dish will leave you stunned.