This recipe has been in my drafts for nearly 8 months. Last April I missed taking part in the mega BM and this was one of the recipes I prepared even before deciding not to take part. So I had it in the drafts and was waiting for a reason to post. This month’s Bread Bakers theme is international breads and what a perfect theme for this cinnamon rolls! So I decided to post these cute rolls this month. This month’s host Wendy of A Day In The Life On A Farm selected the theme International breads. And I can’t wait to see all the breads the members are going to post this month.
When I started eating eggs a few weeks back, I used to boil them and gulp them because I was not having them for taste but to complete my macros. But then I really got bored of eating boiled eggs and I started looking for other options. I still don’t like them, I still hate the smell but I don’t have a choice until I reach my goal weight. One recipe which has the least egg smell is this scramble. Before learning this type of scramble, we used to make one with lots of onions and my hubby used to love it. But I hated that too. When I first saw this scramble in a video, I wanted to try it immediately. The reason is it is quite simple to make and the fluffy texture surely looked inviting. The addition of cream is what conceals the eggy taste and gives a nice creamy flavour to the scramble. And you need to keep on stirring the mixture with a fork and never let it set into a omelette. By doing that you will be rewarded with the fluffiest egg scramble.
After a week full of paneer recipes, here is to a week for easy breezy recipes with eggs. As I am doing a month long BM as protein as the theme, I have chose to post protein rich recipes all this month. These recipes are also paleo friendly and these are my day to day dishes for more than seven months. I had some home made feta cheese and I paired it with a simple egg omelette. As it was home made it was not too salty, so I added salt to the eggs. But if you are using store bought feta cheese, you can completely skip adding salt as the cheese itself is too salty. The omelette tasted good with the cheese on top. I served it along with some carrots and green chutney for a filling lunch.
When I started with the diet I was so sure that I couldn’t taste any of my favourite dishes, especially the Indo Chinese ones which needed deep frying and all those sweet sauces. But after I made the red chilly sauce and green chilly sauce without sugar, I felt that I could even make some of my favourites with proper planning. I did some necessary changes in the recipe and made my favourite manchurian with paneer. You need to trust me, the flavour was perfect and we didn’t miss the deep frying part or the batter coating at all. The flavour depends so much on the sauce. So if you make it right, then you would nail the dish. Take a look at home made paleo friendly my red chilly sauce and green chilly sauce. I have given the links below. If you have the sauces in your fridge, then the dish takes very less time to make. And it is totally delicious and a filling meal.
Here is one more easy to make creamy paneer which is protein rich and low in carbs. When on paleo or any other low carb diet, it is better to have the food protein rich because it makes you feel full and reduces all those cravings for carbs. That is why it is so much important to have protein in the diet. So do not skimp on using paneer if you are on vegetarian diet. You need it. Another source of protein can be cheese, but for me cheese feels too heavy. But still I will be sharing one or two recipes with cheese later.
This is one dish that reminds me of my chat days. I used to love chat and whenever we go for outing, we make sure to have a chat of any type. But it has been a long time since I had any chat, I think it is 8 months now. So just to satisfy my craving I add some chat masala to dishes which gives a real satisfaction. That is what I did to paneer that day when I was craving for a chat. As I am too strict about carbs, I try to avoid even onions on daily basis, but still have them once in a while. If you can’t have your chat without onions, then add some chopped onions on top of the paneer and enjoy. And also go for green chutney too. I wanted to have it as a crispy treat so I didn’t add any chutney here. But I added some dried rosemary for a little bit of twist in the flavour.
This recipe is one of my favourite recipes which I do regularly. Even hubby likes this so I have done it multiple times. Again making this is going to be really easy. I have used kasoori methi leaves because it makes the preparation easier. If using fresh methi leaves, the texture will definitely change. And as for spices, I have used the usual readily available spices. But again there is no set rule for making this dish. Sometimes I add some curd while cooking the onions, some times I skip it and some times I add juice of one lemon for the tang, but everything is according to my mood that day. And that is how I usually cook, without any set rules. I served this along with some carrot slices, but add any salad of your choice for a filling meal.
One more easy breezy paneer recipe which can be made in minutes. If you like your paneer crisp, have it in pan for more time so that all the sides gets nicely roasted. If you like it soft, just give a stir or two in ghee and add the spice powders. However you make this, this is going to be a lovely meal when you serve it with a dip. I chose to serve it with cream cheese. But be creative. You can go for your favourite low carb dip.
The next dish in paneer recipes is a simple yet delicious treat for your taste buds. I rarely make a saucy dish because I try to avoid even tomatoes to restrict my carb intake. But t is not bad to have it once in a while. I also keep a batch of tomato sauce which doesn’t have any added sugar because store bought sauces are always loaded with sugar. So if you are willing to give 30 minutes of your time, then make a batch of tomato sauce and I am sure you will thank me later. Recipe for tomato sauce is given below. Check it out. If you have this sauce ready, the dish will take just five minutes to make and serve it along with a salad for a filling meal. I love to eat cucumber daily so I had a few slices along with the paneer and I just loved it.
For the second day, here is an easy breezy dish made of paneer flavoured with curry leaves. The spice paste is the most important element which adds to the flavour in an otherwise bland paneer. Most of the people love paneer because we don’t cook it regularly. But ask someone who eats it daily, they always tend to say that they hate paneer. But fortunately I still love my paneer and I think it is because of the fact that I introduce different flavours daily so that it becomes an interesting dish, not the regular boring food.