10 Tips to lighten up Indian cooking

Indian food is so delicious with all our spices. 😋 Unfortunately most restaurants drown Indian food in oil/ cream/ butter 😬. If you’re cooking Indian food at home, here are some tips I use to lighten things up. Because #absaremadeinthekitchen ❤️
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1️⃣ Use milk instead of cream in curries
2️⃣ Sub tofu cubes for paneer in dishes like saag paneer to get more protein (make sure to use firm tofu or it’ll crumble)
3️⃣ Switch up your grains: Instead of white rice try brown rice or quinoa with curries
4️⃣ Make roti/ naan with whole wheat flour instead of white flour (it has more fiber, keeps you full longer)
5️⃣ Use oil spray instead of oil when cooking stuff like chappatis on a pan (you honestly can’t tell the difference and it saves you tons of calories from the unnecessary oil)
6️⃣ Try making curries with different proteins that aren’t traditionally found in Indian food: Egg whites, seitan (wheat protein), tempeh, tofu, all make fantastic curries because they absorb flavor really well
7️⃣ Use lean cuts of meat in curries instead of fatty cuts (eg – chicken breast instead of thigh meat)
8️⃣ Use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of regular in raitas and marinades (it has way more protein)
9️⃣ Swap regular potatoes with other veggies like butternut squash or sweet potato that are still starchy carbs but have more nutrients and fiber
🔟 Go high on the spices! Get your flavor from the spices and food itself, and don’t mask these amazing flavors with extra fatty shit 😋

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