South Asian Food Dishes

Web Resource Last Updated: 05-10-2020

 

Fish curry

Try to eat more fish, especially when cooked with little salt and no oils. Try baking it or grilling it instead.

Fish Curry

Oven-baked samosas

Don't fry your samosas. Brush them lightly with a little oil and oven-bake them.

Samosas with side salad

A great lunch or snack portion, but remember that some chutneys and pickles contain a lot of salt and oil.

Pakora with side salad

A great lunch or snack portion, but remember that most pakora are deep-fried and contain a lot of oil.

Bombay mix

This is a 50 g portion. Be careful with Bombay mix as it is easy to eat a lot without realising it!

Mixed salad

Salad is a healthy choice. Eat as much as you want as a snack or with lunch or dinner.

Sprouting green lentils

These are a great salad supplement. Soak your dried lentils and keep them in a dark place for a day or so until they start to sprout.

Fresh foods

When possible always opt for fresh food rather than processed convenience foods.

Pickle

Pickle of various types is a popular complement to snacks and meals, but they can contain a lot of salt and oil.

Milk

Blue = full fat. Green = semi-skimmed. Red = skimmed.

Portion control: pasta and salad

Pasta and salad: a good lunch-size portion.

Portion control: pakora and salad

Pakora and salad: a good lunch-size portion.

Portion control: chicken curry with chapati

Chicken curry, vegetables and chapati: a good lunch-size portion.

Portion control: chicken curry with rice

Chicken curry, vegetables and rice: a good lunch-size portion.

Portion control: vegetarian selection

A healthy vegetarian lunch selection. A good lunch-size portion, but remember that some chutneys and pickles contain a lot of salt and oil.

Portion control: oven-baked samosa

A great lunch or snack portion. Remember: don't fry your samosas. Brush them lightly with a little oil and oven-bake them. Remember too that some chutneys and pickles contain a lot of salt and oil.

Portion control: tandoori salmon

Try varying your diet from time to time by using ingredients you don’t normally use.

Chicken curry

This can be a healthy dish but it is often made using a lot of salt and oil. Remember to use healthy cooking methods whenever possible.

Dhal

This can be a healthy dish but it is often made using a lot of salt and oil. Remember to use healthy cooking methods whenever possible.

Spinach and potato

This can be a healthy dish but it is often made using a lot of salt and oil. Remember to use healthy cooking methods whenever possible.

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