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Healthy Eating Choices

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By , November 1, 2010 2:54 pm

Indian meals can be a great choice for healthy eating because the spices mean that even a small portion can satisfy your taste buds. Indian meals are often considered unhealthy (especially calorie-wise) because of the high quantities of butter, oil, ghee or dairy products used in the cooking process. However, many of the meals on our menu (more details below) specifically avoid these ingredients and for the discerning diner we have prepared this guide to help you keep those pounds off without missing out on the pleasurable experience of dining at Mahmaan.

Starters & Sundries

The healthiest option on our starter menu has to be Poppadoms and Pickles. In addition, to enjoy with your meal we would recommend choosing boiled rice (about half the calories of pilau rice) and/or a roti or chapatti (wholemeal and sugar/egg free) in place of a Naan bread.

Main Meals

You will find that tandoori, tikka and bhuna dishes tend to be good healthy choices because they are dry dishes. Meals cooked or served with creamy or rich sauces are usually much higher in calorie content, e.g. Masala, Pasanda. Two tips to enjoy any Indian meal whilst avoiding high calories are:
1. Spoon as much of the meat as you want onto your place whilst leaving more of the sauce in the dish, and
2. If you can bear it, go for a hotter strength, this will make is less likely that you’ll eat too much!

Here are our top recommendations for healthy eating at Mahmaan:

  1. Monk-Fish Narangi – Monkfish is very low in fat, carbohydrates and calories, whilst being a rich source of protein and vitamin B12. This dish is also cooked in mustard oil, rather than butter or ghee, a traditional method in West Bengal where it is prized for its pungent and sharp flavour.
  2. Shahi Sheekra – Grilled lamb or chicken with a delicious spicy barbecue taste mixed with peppers and onions. This is a dryer dish than most as it’s not cooked in oil or butter.
  3. Lamb Tikka – Specially selected backstrap cuts ensure that we always serve lamb which is both lean and very succulent. The lamb tikka is cooked on skewers in the tandoor, so again no oils or butter are used in the cooking process.
  4. Makhani – This dish is cooked in a mixture of Makhan (extracted from cows milk) and yoghurt.


Contact Us

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By , February 25, 2010 6:34 pm

If you would like to order or book a table please call us on 01332 677784, or feel free to use the booking form opposite.


If you are visiting Derby, there are quite a few quality places to stay nearby the Mahmaan restaurant. These include:
1.8m – Innkeeper’s Lodge Derby
2.8m – Morley Hayes Hotel
2.8m – Jurys Inn Hotel Derby
2.9m – Marriot Hotel (Breadsall Priory)
3.1m – Heritage Hotel Derby
3.5m – Days Hotel Derby
3.7m – International Hotel Derby
4.1m – Cathedral Quarter Hotel
4.3m – European Inn
4.7m – Premier Inn, Derby East
4.8m – Ramada Encore Derby
5.0m – The Derby Conference Centre
5.1m – Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park

How to Find Us

47 Smalley Drive, Oakwood, Derby, DE21 2SF


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