How Brilliant Restaurant has responded to the need of healthy Indian food.
Many people have a perception that Indian food is greasy and extremely unhealthy, however, Brilliant Restaurant can prove that Indian food can be tasty yet good for you at the same time. It is not the amount of butter or oil that gives Indian food its delicious flavours, it’s the way in which dishes are spiced and understanding the fact that the spices used in the cuisine are bulging with flavours together with health benefits. It is also about the way cooking techniques and methods are used for different dishes, whether they are grilled tandoori items, curries or rice dishes such as a Biryani.
Try some of Brilliant’s divine irresistible healthy options on the ‘a la carte menu.
Customers can now enjoy the renowned signature dishes such as Jeera Chicken or Masala Lamb, as well as new healthy specialties cooked with sunflower oil, olive oil and low fat yoghurt. Existing dishes have also been refined to suit a health-conscious palate. Long a pioneer in offering Vegetable Keema (soya mince with fresh peas), our range of mouth-watering healthy options include, Tandoori Salmon (mildly spiced chunks of salmon with dill), Papri Chaat (a delicious crispy snack of chickpeas, tamarind chutney and low fat yoghurt) and mains such as Brilliant’s much-loved Methi Chicken.
The vegetarian main courses have also been given a makeover. Dal Tarka (yellow lentils cooked with garlic and red chillies), though still retaining its flavour, avoids the traditional method of tempering which would usually leave a layer of fat on top of the dish. Bombay Alu, is also cooked to perfection in a tasty masala, made with minimal fat.
Further healthy attributes come from the choice of salads on the menu while ghee (clarified butter) is now only utilised in moderation and even then, merely to add flavour. Tandoori specialties, cooked traditionally in the clay oven are also light and healthy.
Brilliant Restaurant have not re-developed the recipes, they have simply eliminated unhealthy ingredients such as butter and ghee and substituted them with ‘healthier fats’. In some dishes, the chefs have substituted a certain ingredient with another and in this way, have made it healthier. A perfect example is papri chaat, where the papri (crisp pastry) is still deep fried, although the full fat yoghurt in the dish has been substituted with low fat yoghurt, thus making it ‘lighter’.