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.
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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.
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.
Here is my final casserole for this week. This is again made with the cheese sauce I posted yesterday, but the paneer is quite spicy. Instead of seasoning it with salt and pepper, this one is made with typical Indian spices which makes it more of a fusion dish. The garlic flavour is prominent in the paneer and combined with cheese sauce it was absolutely yum.
For the second day of casserole recipes, I have a recipe that uses eggs in it. But if you want to make it eggless, just skip the eggs and add crumbled paneer instead. This is a filling meal. I combined both my lunch and dinner ingredients to make this, so I had a filling meal. This was so yum and I was reminded of lasagne. So if you crave for lasagne in your diet, this is the best option to recreate it. You can also add veggies if you want and even add meat. You will never miss the pasta and the white sauce.
Here comes another week in the monthly BM and for this week, I chose an interesting theme – Casseroles. Believe me, I haven’t made casseroles till now. That is why I picked the theme so that I can try some recipes for my paleo diet. The recipes I went through for casseroles were loaded with white sauce and cheese. I can do with cheese, but white sauce is made with flour, so I couldn’t use it. I was searching for a flour less option when I read about cream cheese sauce. Unfortunately I didn’t have cream cheese also. But being a food blogger form more than seven years, I can improvise with any ingredient at hand. As part of the diet, I won’t eat curd or hung curd. But I can safely eat cream and cream based products. So I usually stock my fridge with hung curd made entirely of cream. It is so rich and creamy to taste and that was what came to my mind when I was thinking of white sauce. This was an experiment with ingredients and I was so happy when it turned out so good. Tomorrow I will also add a paleo white sauce. But wait for that.
Ponnanganni keerai also known as dwarf copper leaf is a wonderful herb. I have always heard mom say that ponnanganni increases eye power. I always stock my fridge with some greens and when I saw these tender greens in the farmer’s market, I couldn’t resist buying. Instead of making kootu or mash or poriyal, I usually add them in other recipes where the dish actually masks the greens. Some of the dishes are pulao, adai, roti and sambar. This is mainly because my daughter is so picky when it comes to eating greens. This way I can easily feed her.
I am sure every one knows what sevai is. When we were kids, rice sevai was prepared at home but nowadays it is easily available ready made. My mom used to make so many varieties of sevai and awe her guests. Even I used to make it but Sruti didn’t show any interest. So I stopped making. But once I bought store bought sevai and made some varieties with it and she loved it. So nowadays I don’t prepare it at home. I just go and buy the ready stuff. It is quite easy to make and saves you lot of time. I have already posted lemon sevai and masala sevai previously. When I chose the theme lunch box recipes, I decided to make one sevai recipe for this. And here we are with a really simple but delicious sevai recipe.
New month and new themes in BM. For the first week of BM I have chosen Kid’s lunch box recipes. So what is a cranberry muffin which is usually served for breakfast doing in lunch box series? Let me clear your doubt. When Sruti started her sixth standard, her school timings changed. She is supposed to be there in the bus stop by 7 am. At first she had so much trouble adjusting with the timing. But now she has got used to it. As 7 am is too early for breakfast, I usually send her breakfast in lunch boxes. Yeah, I only send her breakfast. Her school canteen takes care of her lunch. So I decided this recipe would be apt for those who are like me, who send their kid’s breakfast in a lunch box.