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Healthy recipes from Prince Charles' favourite Indian restaurant

18 AUGUST 2014

Celebrity chef Dipna Anand had the nation's tastebuds tingling for an Indian on Sunday, when she appeared alongside Tim Lovejoy and Amanda Byram on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. 

Her co-owned award-winning restaurant Brilliant, situated in Southall and praised by Gordon Ramsay for its "proper authentic Indian cooking... from the heart", has no shortage of celebrity fans.

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Dipna Anand talks Indian cooking on Sunday Brunch



The EastEnders cast, London mayor Boris Johnson and Hollywood heartthrob Kevin Kostner have all headed there to try Indian delights. Brilliant also has the royal seal of approval – it's Prince Charles' favourite, and Princess Anne and Camilla Parker Bowles have also both dined there.

Dipna's first cookbook, Beyond Brilliant: Inspired Indian Cooking, reveals her success in the kitchen and her top 50 Indian recipes, largely inspired by her family-owned restaurant, which serves up traditional Punjabi cuisine and has been voted "Ramsay's Best Restaurant".

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Click on the photo above for Dipna's healthy Indian recipes



Taste some of Dipna's healthy Indian cooking with British favourite chicken tikka masala, try some healthy kebabs and have a go at cooking your own Indian with fresh peas.

Plus, we have Dipna's tips on keeping Indian cooking healthy, perfect for the summertime...

What's the key to making Indian cooking healthy?

  • Say no to butter and ghee and yes to healthier fats, such as oilive oil
  • Use low-fat yogurt

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    Try something different: Dipna's keema peas


  • Go vegetarian. Exchange meat for soya mince, or even salmon
  • Try Tandoori specialities, which are cooked traditionally in the clay oven and are light and healthy


    Check out more of Dipna's homecooking in Beyond Brilliant: Inspired Indian Cooking, now on sale.
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