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 ) 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!
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.
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