As a vegetarian who loves ethnic food, and a heart patient, I really try to watch the oils/fats I eat. Indian food is something I haven't eaten in a year, but would love to get back into. As most things vegetarian are fried, have cheese in them, have ghee, butter, unhealthy fats, coconut or coconut milk (as in curries), or high fat yogurt, I find my list of items in Indian restaurants very limited, more by my lack of understanding of the fat content. Can you suggest to me items you might know about like curries, bean dishes, and rice dishes that would not have these fats in them that would definately fall into this category?
I know that either North or South Indian is more veggie based, so maybe you can clarify that for me too. There are plenty of Indian restaurants to choose from here in the San Fran Bay area of both, some specifically vegetarian, but the non-fats dishes that could be ordered in most restaurants have me stymied. Can you help set me in the right direction? Many thanks to all.