Monthly Archives: July 2016
The diverse nature of Indian food means that it can be spicy or sweet, light or rich, according to your own personal tastes.Â In summer many of us try to cut back and eat lighter dishes.Â Indian cuisine can have a reputation for being high in calories but if you are looking for lighter Indian food in summer, you wonâ€™t be disappointed.
At The Spice Lounge (www.thespicelounge.com) we have a wide range of dishes to suit every palate and with so much flavour in every dish, you wonâ€™t feel like youâ€™re missing out!
Choosing a light starter
There are many delicious starters on the menu however if you are looking for a lighter option choose Tandoori dishes.Â These tasty entrees are cooked in a tandoor, a traditional clay oven.Â The cooking method ensures that these dishes are lean â€“ try chicken or prawn varieties for a tantalisingly tasty starter.Â Alternatively opt for a delicious soup such as Mulligatawny soup.
Delicious Lentils and Chickpeas
There are so many mouth-watering vegetarian-friendly Indian meals.Â A great way of eating light is to opt for dishes based in chickpeas or lentils.Â High in protein and fibre meat eaters will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious meat-free dishes can be. Favourites such as samber are cooked with lentils and are a low calorie alternative.Â Whatâ€™s more, these dishes are comforting and filling so you wonâ€™t be reaching for snacks later in the day.
Stay Cool and Avoid High Calorie Drinks
If you have opted for a spicy dish, you may be tempted to opt for a high calorie drink to cool your mouth.Â Avoid this by ordering cucumber raita.Â A spoonful of this cooling, low-fat dressing will help cool your meal and is a flavoursome accompaniment to any Indian dish.Â Drizzle on starters and sides for extra flavour.
Choose Lighter Proteins
If lentils arenâ€™t for you, then youâ€™ll be delighted to discover the vast variety of meat dishes offered at The Spice Lounge.Â To stay light opt for lighter protein varieties such as fish, prawns and chicken.Â Youâ€™ll get all the flavour but fewer calories.Â From traditional curries to our range of speciality dishes youâ€™ll find a great choice of meat dishes to choose from.
Ask Our Advice
At The Spice Lounge (www.thespicelounge.com) we can help you choose exciting and delicious Indian food in summer.Â Simply ask one of our friendly waiters to help.Â We will ensure you choose a dish that wonâ€™t pile on the pounds this summer! Phone and book a table today on 01925 767777.