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Keto Guide to Dining Out: Indian Food

Dining Out: Indian Food

Did you know that the 'heat' of ancient Indian cuisine came from black pepper, cardamom, and cumin, not the chili's often used today? Indian food was a firm favourite as early as the 1800's and the industry in the USA is still on the rise. Over 70% of all the world’s spices come from India, meaning it is the heart of tender simmered meats, creamy curries, and dishes with a real kick! 
So you're looking for great, low calorie Indian food and want to keep it keto too - no worries, arm yourself with our dining out guide! You will be ready for the unexpected occasions that try to throw you off your game. These keto indian food tips will help you navigate any restaurant menu and make it keto-friendly.

Go for Meat-Based Curry or Tikka Dishes with Vegetables

Load your dishes up with vegetables to compensate for the lack of carbs. It will fill you up while keeping you keto-friendly. 

Avoid Dahl or Any Lentils, Potatoes, and Rice

As usual, these are the carb culprits of Indian cuisine. Try and stay away from these foods whenever you can. 

Avoid Vindaloo, as it is too Spicy to Eat Without Rice or Naan Bread

Indian food is typically spicy so you must be mindful of your spice tolerance when ordering. Remember that you will have no bread products to cut the spice so try starting with a lower spice level until you know your new limits.
Enjoy!