It is September and if you are a regular reader of my blog, you might be familiar with the mega blogging marathon I take part every April and September where a group of bloggers will blog non stop except for Sundays based on a theme. Unfortunately I couldn’t take part in the last Mega BM as I was in a dilemma about how to carry on my blog with my dieting. But this month, it is a theme which is a perfect one for my dieting too and I know so many who are waiting for my dishes this month so that they can make their diet food interesting. The given theme was protein rich dishes. and being on vegetarian paleo diet, protein is the one macro we struggle to fill. It is so tough to get enough protein from available food resources. We mainly depend on milk products such as cheese and paneer for getting our daily protein requirements. But I need to warn you that it is not enough. I have been doing a lot of calculations recently and found out that eating eggs can help in increasing the protein intake. This month is going to be all about paneer and eggs, though I will limit egg recipes just for a week. I have seen so many who get really bored of eating paneer daily. We are asked to eat 200 gm of paneer daily and when you don’t know a dish other than paneer tikka, it is going to be tough in the long run. So to help you, I will give you recipes which involve very less cooking but still makes it interesting to consume paneer daily.
Let us start with a dessert. I have become so strict with my diet, even for festivals I make paleo food for neivedhyam. So for the Varalakshmi pooja this year, I made this simple yet delicious kheer. As the group I am part of is seriously against using sugar free drops or any kind of sugar substitute, I generally avoid sugar. But if you are not against it, then add sugar free as per your taste. But I would prefer to keep away from anything sweet. This kheer gets done in minutes and is so rich and full of fat. Adding cashew nuts is completely optional. The addition of salt is so important in this recipe. Without salt, it will be very bland and is not good to taste. So don’t skip it. Both hubby and me loved this so much.
Milk – 100 ml / 1/2 cup
Amul Low Fat Cream – 100 ml / 1/2 cup
Paneer – 200 gm
Ghee – 2 tsp
Cashew nuts – 2-3
Himalayan Pink Salt – a pinch
Elaichi Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dried Rose Petals
In a pan heat cream and milk and bring to boil.
Add in crumbled paneer and cook for a minute on low flame.
Remove from stove and add elaichi powder and pink salt.
In a small pan heat ghee and add cashew.
When they are golden, add it to the kheer and transfer to serving bowls.
Garnish with rose petals and serve chilled or warm or at room temperature.
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