Chicken is one of the best sources of lean protein from an animal source. Protein is an important macro-nutrient required by the human body for building, repairing and retaining muscle mass. Protein is also a filling nutrient and as such, may promote satiety and help in regulating body weight. This is why health experts emphasise the inclusion of sufficient amounts of protein in daily diet. In India, chicken is one of the most popular meats that is consumed by non-vegetarians. It’s relatively easier to cook with and tastes delicious. What’s more? It’s versatile as well. You can include it in a wide range of dishes, from soups to salads to sandwiches and even rice dishes. But most of our desi chicken dishes tend to be very rich and loaded with calories.
Butter chicken is perhaps the most popular desi curry to have been born on the Indian subcontinent. The creamy, delightful curry is a must-have for everyone who loves Indian food. There is no one way or recipe to prepare a chicken curry, but a lot of curries do involve calorie-laden ingredients like copious amounts of oil and cream. But you can make your chicken curry low in fat and calories as well. One of the most popular ways of making your chicken dish healthy is to cook it in curd. Dahi chicken is delicious to boot and rich in lean dietary protein – both from the chicken and the curd.