Although curry has always been an essential dish in Eastern Asian cuisine, it has spread its way around the world and can be found in most any city and town. But not all curries are created equal so you need to be careful when deciding which ones to consume. After all, you want to be able to give your taste buds a treat without hurting your waistline.
There are no standard ingredients that make up a curry dish, but most contain meat or veggies and the spice can be any variation or amount of coriander, turmeric, and cumin. So, which curries are the healthiest to consume?
Here are the top three:
#1 – Vegetable Curry. If you don’t mind going meatless, vegetable curry is the way to go as it is the meat that generally adds a lot of fat and calories to the spice filled dish. While some meat curries can exceed 40 grams of fat per cup, the same amount of vegetable curry is right around 1 gram, saving you quite a bit of unnecessary fat.
#2 – Lamb Curry. When it comes to choosing a meat for your curry dish, lamb is the best option. Lamb based curries are generally around 14 grams of fat per cup, whereas you’re going to be around three times more than that if you choose beef instead.
#3 – Chicken Curry. The third healthiest curry is chicken. Coming in at roughly 16 grams of fat per cup, it is only slightly above that of lamb and more than two times less than that of beef, making it not so bad as long as you eat it in small proportions.
Additional Curry Tips
When making curry at home, there are additional things you can do to make it even better for you. For example, use light coconut milk instead of the full-fat version and you’ll be able to save a ton of fat and calories. You can also mix it with brown rice instead of white and it will be even better.
So, which healthy curry dish are you going to try next?