Healthy Indian food options to try

When choosing to eat healthily, some people often think they have to sacrifice taste just to save on a few calories. After all, many people would say that most delicious foods are unhealthy and therefore, should be avoided. 

Here at Grand Cafe, we want to correct this misconception by serving both flavourful and nutritious food straight from the culinary world of Indian cuisine. 

Indian cuisine is known for using a wide array of spices that add a fragrant smell and rich taste to their dishes. The bulk of Indian cuisine also includes a  multitude of vegetables cooked in several inventive ways. Additionally, the spices they use contain healing components and other health benefits.

  • Turmeric
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Fights against age-related diseases
  • Coriander
  • Has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties
  • Helps lower blood pressure and sugar level
  • Used as an appetite stimulant
  • Cumin
  • Helps boost digestion
  • Has anti-inflammation properties
  • Fights bacteria

If you want dishes that are not only unique and tasty but also healthy, here are some of the best Indian dishes for you to try:

Chana Masala –

Also known as chickpea curry, this is a simple but flavourful dish originating from northern India. It is made with white chickpeas, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and a blend of spices and herbs. 

This dish is gluten-free and rich in protein. It can be enjoyed with plain rice, jeera rice, roti, naan, or whichever you prefer.

Baingan Bharta – 

Typically called eggplant mash, this dish is made with grilled eggplants mashed and then mixed with tomatoes, onions, and several spices and herbs. It can be enjoyed with roti or plain paratha. It could even entice even those who do not typically enjoy eating eggplants due to their chewy texture.

Though the dish originated from the Punjab region, it is made across India with plenty of different and equally delicious variations. 

Aloo Gobi – 

Translated to potato cauliflower, Aloo Gobi is a dish made with potatoes, cauliflower, and a mix of Indian spices. It can also be made with onions, tomatoes, or without depending on one’s preference. It is considered a staple comfort food and can be made in several ways but it can be difficult to get the balance right. 

Tandoori Chicken – 

This dish gets its name from Tandoor, a clay oven where it is traditionally cooked. It is made by marinating the chicken parts, usually, thighs or legs overnight in yoghurt, lemon, and various herbs and spices. This dish is best if your diet calls for meat and you want something tasty.

These are only a few among many delectable Indian dishes to choose from, but they’re the best to try for those looking for healthy options. If you want to get a taste of these dishes, Grand Cafe offers these on their menu as well as plenty of other Indian dishes.

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