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Lowfat Curry?

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ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Mon 18-Jul-11 20:49:22

Is there any curry recipe out there that is "creamy" that is also low fat?

scaryfairy28 Mon 18-Jul-11 21:22:28

Just use creme fraiche instead of cream

NettoSuperstar Mon 18-Jul-11 21:27:11

If you want creamy you'll need a low fat dairy product, or possibly low fat coconut milk.
None of those are low fat really though, just lower than the full fat versions.
I'd suggest a few curries, two or three low/no fat with boiled rice and then a very small spoon of a creamy curry.

ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Mon 18-Jul-11 23:39:13

ooh, good ideas - was just hoping to find something full fat tasting with no calories. one can but wish grin

NettoSuperstar Tue 19-Jul-11 00:37:04

Yeah, it doesn't exist!
I have to avoid too much dairy for health reasons, and I also love creamy curry, but I find three or four dishes when I do a curry is fine, and I just have a small portion of the dairy one.
I usually do a chicken dish with chilli, garlic, and coriander. Tikka masala with green veg, Dahl with optional boiled eggs, and potato korma. The korma is calorific but vegan as it's based on coconut milk and chickpeas.
I also do rice, naan and cucumber salad.

JarethTheGoblinKing Tue 19-Jul-11 00:38:55

low fat greek yoghurt?

(disclaimer - I haven't actually tried this)

Tandoori is low fat, depending on how much oil you use.

BirdOfPassage Tue 19-Jul-11 01:03:09

Yeo Valley yogurt is low in cals, but tastes creamy.

NettoSuperstar Tue 19-Jul-11 01:04:41

I've tried the no fat Greek yoghurt. It's really claggy and a lot like melted pritt stick.

JessicaCharlotte Fri 22-Jul-11 01:42:01

You can make a massaman curry with cans of chopped tomatoes instead of coconut milk.

www.fromthelarder.com/?p=326

This is the one I use when I'm dieting. It's very tasty.

AstronomyDomine Fri 22-Jul-11 02:58:00

Slimming world has a fabulous low fat curry recipe - I've adapted it slightly because it didn't have enough veg in it for my taste.
You first cook the onion in about 400ml stock reducing the liquid right down leaving quite sticky onions. Then add all the spices, diced chicken breast, whatever veg you fancy - I add mushrooms, peppers and spinach and about another 100ml stock.
Cook for around 20 minutes til chicken thoroughly cooked.
Now, very important, let it cool quite a bit before adding about 5 tbsp of very low fat natural yogurt. Don't add it when the curry is too hot or it will split. It doesn't affect the flavour but it doesn't look very appetising.
Serve with rice. Delicious.

ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Fri 22-Jul-11 09:21:24

Thanks everyone! I will try those out, I love Massaman curry and didn't know you could put boiled eggs with dal which I love. I am a bit of a curry novice really and not massively adventurous but I really want to shift a few pounds and the local curry house is great but swimming in oil like alot of curries grin

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 22-Jul-11 09:29:45

Blergh, Netto - thanks for that, will give that one a wide birth then! smile

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Fri 22-Jul-11 18:06:16

If you replace the yogurt in this for low fat/fat free, then it would be pretty good. It's also delicious!

chicken & lentil curry

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