The first words that come to mind when one thinks of Indian food are: Hot, spicy, oily, rich, fatty and creamy. Indian food, though hugely popular, is highly misunderstood. In fact, desi cuisine includes an array of healthy spices that help retain their nutrients. The very nature of Indian foods means that they are packed full of vitamins and healthy fibre, while at the same time the array of vegetarian choices makes them a low saturated fat option, as long as they are cooked without the lashings of clarified butter (ghee) and cream so favoured in the UK variations.