The Best Indian Food for the Health Conscious

If you’ve ever experienced authentic Indian food, you already know the cuisine offers a wide variety of choices. From savory to sweet, rich to gluten free, there are no shortage of options – or flavors. However, when it comes to restaurants in Nashua, only the best understand the delicate balance which creates the most mouth-watering, delicious, yet healthy meal option.

Yes, we said healthy. When cooked traditionally, authentic Indian cuisine hosts a wide variety of dishes that are good for you! In this article, we’re looking at a few of those dishes.


Chana Masala

With chickpeas as the main ingredient, this dish is loaded with iron, fiber, folate, and vitamin B. However, the goodness doesn’t stop there – traditional cuisine combined garlic, ginger, and other delicious spices. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack – chana masala fits the plate!




Pick your protein and roll with the kebab. This delicious option is often skewered with complementing vegetables, loaded with healthy spices, and grilled – a winner in any book! However, one should be mindful with the sides that generally accompany a kebab dish, particular the rice selection.



No, you won’t find a dish called “dal,” but you will find various dishes with dal. Otherwise known as lentils, these tiny beans are packed full with protein, fiber, and vitamin B6. As the largest producer of beans in the world, Indian cuisine plenty of options from soups to sides that incorporate various types of dal.





No matter what the time of day may be, there’s nothing like a side of freshly baked bread to complement your dish. However, as we all know, bread is not the best option. Instead of reaching for the ever-popular naan bread, consider trying tandoori roti at your next meal. Roti is made from a combination of whole wheat flour and water. Once combined, it’s then baked in a clay oven (tandoor).


Chicken Dhansak

A popular dish that combines chicken with lentils and vegetables, chicken dhansak is a must try. With one serving consisting of approximately 300 calories, dhansak remains one of the top choices in the healthy category.



Although the list goes in, these dishes are a great start to healthy eating! At India Palace, one of the best restaurants in Nashua, we’re proud to offer our customers a wide array of healthy dishes! Don’t avoid eating out any longer, visit us today at 439 Amherst Street and experience a world of options you never knew existed!