Paleo Approved Indian : Tamarind

I absolutely love Indian food. This type of cuisine, like most others, is very easy to enjoy, while keeping in line with healthy Paleo eating. I must say, it always strikes me as funny when a friend or client comments that they didn’t know they’d be able to enjoy Indian cuisine…or any type of cuisine for that matter. We in American tend to butcher so many different types of worldly foods and dishes, and all too often, we’re left with the impression that the American-ized version represents the authentic one, which is usually not the case. Case in point:  Indian food is so versatile and varies so much by region. It is, in fact, quite easy to order lean, clean Paleo options without even needed to make too many modifications. In NYC for the weekend, last night we checked out Tamarind in Tribeca. On last night’s menu to share was Tandoori Chicken, Baingan Bharta (eggplants. cumin, onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, garam masala & chilis), Bindhi Masala (okra, onion, tomato, ginger, coriander, chili, turmeric & garam masala) and Lamb Skewers. All delicious, beautifully presented, balanced and an overall highly enjoyable experience. Check them out next time you’re in town: Wondering what to order for an upcoming event at a specific type of regional dining venue?    What a perfect topic of conversation for a 30′ minute consult!