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Old 01-22-2014, 05:29   #1
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My very favorite food is East Indian. I love all the exotic spices and unusual flavors and different levels of coolness like the cucumber and yogurt raitas and the very hot chili curries. I've eaten wonderful dishes made from cauliflower, chick peas, most all veggies and mixed with chicken, fish, shrimp, lamb and even goat.

Has anyone here made any Indian type low carb dishes? Most all are served with Basmati rice which is also wonderful, but I'm willing to forgo it. If you haven't tried Indian, you don't know what you are missing!

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i like Indian and my BF loves it, but I have been limiting myself to palak paneer because I know that one is ok for me. will be interested to hear which dishes are best....

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Most of the yogurts are low carb. We make cucumber raita, pudia (mint) raita, lauki (bottle gourd) raita, mix veg raita (tomatoes, onions and green chillies). Any low carb vegetable can be made into a great curry. I am an Indian and we make it everyday. I am a vegetarian though. But i have eggs and you should really try out Goan egg curry/spicy egg curry.

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You can cut down on the tomatoes or tamarind if they spike you.

I posted a recipe of baigan bharta and masala half fry in the recipes section long back. You can check that out too.

I always get amazed when people love Indian food so much. We have it everyone so it for sure does not sound as exotic to us

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Also, you may want to search the forum. I vaguely remember a thread from back over the summer that dealt with low carb Indian food.


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Unfortunately, my favorite Indian foods are the breads and dals. I gave all my brown Basmati rice ("Texmati", grown in Texas) to my grateful son when I realized that I couldn't eat it. I'm going to have to learn to love cauliflower...


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If you miss rice, cauli rice fills the bill, as a minor side dish -- all kinds of pilaus may be made with it!

I cook a lot of egg curries, greens, a lot of veg, paneer, tofu sometimes as a stand-in for paneer ... a lot karela (bitter melon) eggplant, I DO cut back on the amt of onoins and tomatoes as they are a little carbier, but surprisingly even cutting them in half does not make the dish too unrecognizable.

A lot of potato dishes can be subbed out with cauliflower. Not the same, but still tasty!

Lately I have been making sauces from a Bengali cookbook by Bharti Kirchner, to use on tofu instead of chicken, lamb, or fish, too! Very exciting and fun cooking! (I DO have to add fat to her dishes, however --- she definitely is a low-fatter!).

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I agree with Foxl, cauli-rice actually works quite well with Indian curries! (can't say the same for fried "rice." *sob*) The texture just blends real nice with the sauce.

I sub most potato stuff with daikon or turnip. Mmmm. Also tis the best cuisine to cook with coconut oil. YUMMY!

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