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Updated: January 25, 2010 09:09 IST

Indian eatery in U.K. healthiest, says BBC

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HEALTH CURRY: A busy kitchen in an Indian restaurant. Indali Lounge has been adjudged best restaurant in the U.K by BBC. File photo
AP HEALTH CURRY: A busy kitchen in an Indian restaurant. Indali Lounge has been adjudged best restaurant in the U.K by BBC. File photo

An eatery set up by an Indian entrepreneur here, which does not use butter, cream or ghee in its preparations and serves fibre-rich meals to its customers, has been adjudged the healthiest U.K. restaurant by the BBC’s food channel.

“Indali Lounge, London, is the healthiest curry house in the United Kingdom. They don’t use butter, cream or ghee and the naans are made with flour, oats and barley to maximise fibre and minimise starch. Meals are slow-cooked to retain nutrients,” the BBC said.

“The upmarket cocktail bar atmosphere, with lilac flourishes and slick surfaces adds a contemporary touch to this evolved British Indian cooking,” it added.

Bordeaux Quay (Bristol), has been judged number two followed by Saf (London), Heart Buchanan (Glasgow), Pearl Liang (London), New Samsi (Manchester), The Harwood Arms (London), Restaurant Sat Bains (Nottingham), Comptoir Libanais (London) and Terre A Terre (Brighton).

The Indali Lounge is frequented by many celebrities, including cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Hindi actor-director Dev Anand and the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and his wife Cherie Blair.

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