Indian Cuisine

Super Foods: Sula Indian Restaurant Home Cookin’ Recipe + Tips Series

What to eat and what not to eat has always been and will likely continue to be a major topic of conversation. Whether it’s between you and your friends/family/the media/the diet industry/health professionals and whomever else, the specific topics will always change—there will always be new opinions, and new ideas. That’s totally fine.

The part of the conversation that we are interested in is what flavors best influence our dishes. What methods or ideas from different regions in India can be used to better the items on our menu? Even, what ingredients have added nutritional benefits—making sure your experience at Sula Indian Restaurant is comfortable, relaxing, as well tasty, is our first priority but adding healthy into that mix isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Just to throw our hat into the proverbial ‘super foods ring,’ here is a list of ingredients commonly used in Indian cooking that also happen to be super foods.

Lentils: are full calcium, potassium, iron, fiber, B vitamins, and ¼ of our recommended daily protein intake

Nuts:  Cashews in particular are a high source of iron, one serving will have approximately 10% of your daily requirement. Cashews also contain foliate and vitamin K.

Yoghurt: is a good source of calcium, it also contains probiotics which are beneficial to the gastrointestinal tract.

Leafy Greens: who would have thought that spinach was a high source of protein? One cup can actually contain 10% of your daily requirement. Spinach is also full of vitamin A, C and K plus iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Oh, and we can’t possibly forget about its high fiber content.

Here’s a list of some of Sula’s dishes that contain some of the above ingredients:

Channa Masala, Murg Malai Tikka ,Saag Paneer & Shorba