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thisgirlrides Fri 10-Nov-17 12:34:05

I'm going out for an Indian tomorrow night and would quite like to use some of my syns for a drink or two and not go completely off plan - any suggestions? I know to have chapati over naan, plain boiled rice but it's the main meal & any starter/sides I'm stuck on (& cant find my eating out guide confused) I'm happy with chicken, prawn or veg dishes but really not keen on dry dishes which I'm sure is sensible plus I don't want to draw attention to what I'm eating iykwim!

emma1282 Fri 10-Nov-17 20:19:29

I have been to an Indian restaurant in London along with my Indian friend once, named Chennai Dosa near Wembley region.

The first thing I tried was a Soup made of pepper. They called it Rasam. You could try that as a starter.

Try Paneer curry or anything with Paneer. Paneer is made of milk and its rich in protein and Yummy as well. It goes perfectly well with Naan or Chappati. By the way its a side dish. You need to dip the Chappati or Naan into Paneer curry and have it.

Do share your experiences once you have the food.

thisgirlrides Sat 11-Nov-17 11:55:51

I’m not in London plus not sure you’re quite getting sw if you’re suggesting naan bread dipped in a cheese curry confused
You couldn’t be advertising by any chance could you hmmwinkenvy

OwlinaTree Sun 12-Nov-17 06:51:55

I've been to chennai dosa (helpful) grin

A jalfrezi or a dhansak are your best bet.

Chicken tikka to start. Avoid the poppadoms!

ShapelyBingoWing Tue 14-Nov-17 17:56:01

Emma - were you answering more about what's nice from Indian restaurants? Rather than knowing the slimming world plan and what you can buy from an Indian restaurant that fits within it?

Because like PP has said, bread dipped in cheese is the opposite of what fits with the diet.

headintheproverbial Tue 14-Nov-17 18:01:53

I think things from the grill are best. So, for example chicken tikka (but NOT chicken tikka masala which comes in a rich sauce). If you have that with some plain rice and salad that's perfect.

emmeline7725 Tue 14-Nov-17 18:04:50

I believe chicken dhansak is one of the lowest synned curries at 10.5 syns and it's yummy. Obviously doesn't leave many syns for alcohol though.

GuntyMcGee Tue 14-Nov-17 18:29:33

I second chicken dhansak (10.5 syns for 550g which is about 2/3s of a restaurant serving), with boiled rice.

I’d go for a poppadom and the salad bits (without the sauces) as a starter, rather than having chapati with the main and then alcohol-wise would have shorts with a diet mixer, like a vodka and Diet Coke as these are less syns.

If you wanted a starter I’d go for chicken tikka starter with salad, although it’s a bit dry - not sure how many syns the starter would be though so not massively helpful for you

Auntpetunia2015 Tue 14-Nov-17 18:34:33

I tend to have chicken tandoori 9.5 and chick pea Dahl 5 with plain boiled rice Free. As coeliac I cant eat bread but I know a chappati is 7.5 as opposed to a naan of 20!

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