If you are anything like us here at Maharaja then December will be all about indulgence, enjoying as much food and drink as possible throughout the festive season. However, venturing into the New Year, we tend to clean things up with regards to our diet, wanting to lose those Christmas pounds and cut back on the fatty foods.
If this sounds like you, then we would love to share some of our recipes with you, with Indian tastes, textures and cooking styles giving lots of dieters a whole set of healthy cooking inspirations. From dry tandooris devoid of fat to yoghurt-based curries, the healthy food possibilities are truly endless when is comes to cooking Asian food.
Here are just a handful of recipes and tips for you to take inspiration from during the month of health.
If you ever been on a diet, you will have heard various diet myths and legends, finding it difficult to dissect the fact from the fiction. However, one diet hack that has proven its worth is the benefits of spice when trying to shed a few pounds, with chilli speeding up the metabolism, thus accelerating weight-loss.
By injecting a bit of spice into salads and soups, you can reach your weigh-loss goals quicker without having to consume boring food.
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, meat-lover, or enjoy eating fish, the tandoori oven will be sure to rustle up something to your tastes. Giving all products a yummy, flavoursome quality, tandoori flavours introduce a bit of depth to dishes without having to use butters, creams or oils.
Get creative with pulses
Indians tend to use a lot of pulses in their dishes, with lentils and beans making up some of the popular Indian dishes consumed in the UK. If you are starting out on a diet, we highly advise stocking the cupboards up with such products, being low in fat, high in fibre and cheap to buy.
If you have any weight-loss tips or recipes you wish to share, leave your comments below.