Make A Low-Carb Curry - How it's done
Nothing beats a good old curry—a rush flavours and smells, all coming from it's exotic spices and aromatic ingredients. However, for health-conscious individuals seeking a low-carb lifestyle, enjoying the savoury warmth of a traditional curry might seem challenging. Fear not, for the world of low-carb curry awaits - just with a few simple, but no-compromise swaps.
A little low carb thinking will be needed in preparing the curry - checking your ingredients do sky-rocket the carbs. The big change of course will be in the sides - rather than rice or bombay potatoes, thinking cauli-rice or roasted/steam brassicas. And don't forget the star of the show - Heylo's low-carb flatbreads, doubling up as your naan bread.
Low Carb Curry - The Curry itself
At its core, the low-carb curry journey revolves around choosing the right components. Think vibrant, colourful vegetables like cauliflower, courgette, peppers, and spinach taking centre-stage instead of high-carb potatoes or rice. These substitutes not only add a delightful crunch and variety of textures but also minimise the carb count significantly.
Moreover, low-carb curry enthusiasts explore alternative bases and thickeners. Creamy coconut milk or almond milk often steps in for heavy creams or flour-based thickeners, ensuring a velvety consistency without the carb overload. Embracing healthy fats from sources like coconut oil or ghee further elevates the dish, imparting a luxurious mouthfeel while keeping the carb count in check.
Low carb naan bread and sides
Spice and all things nice
The heart of any curry lies in its spices—the enchanting symphony that transforms humble ingredients into a culinary masterpiece. Use spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and paprika, infusing the dish with layers of warmth and depth without relying on high-carb sauces or additives.
What’s truly remarkable about low-carb curry is its adaptability. Whether it’s the robustness of a chicken tikka masala or the subtlety of a vegetable korma, the low-carb approach seamlessly fits into various culinary traditions, catering to diverse palates and dietary preferences.
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Head to our shop today and raid the spice cupboard - a low carb curry could be yours by Friday night!