This week, I have chosen the theme of Cooking for two. Before two years, if someone asked me to cook for two, I would have cooked for five. That is how I was. This came from my mom. She used to call it as periya kai ( large hand which means we take lots of ingredients and cook a lot) But with the dieting and quantified nutrition, I have learnt to cook for one, two or three depending upon the dish cooked. The secret is in measuring all the ingredients and coming up with the perfect quantity needed for anyone. I know that mom hated this. She wanted any dish to be in excess so that if anyone decided to eat more, they won’t be disappointed. But this doesn’t go well with quantified nutrition. As I have mentioned earlier, my first work after waking is to decide how much we are to eat. I used to use My Fitness Pal app, but now I have Fittr which is so much easy to use. When you choose the number or quantity of ingredients, it gives you the amount of calories and also breaks its macros, so that it becomes very easy to decide upon what we are eating that day. That is why I chose the theme. I will be giving you some simple recipes you can make. According to your calorie intake, you can increase or decrease the ingredients. And just halve the ingredients when you are cooking for one.
Let us start with a sweet. I have used sugar substitute in the recipe as both myself and hubby are off sugar. But if you don’t mind using sugar, then use it. The halwa is based on the egg halwa I made earlier, but with a little twist. For vegetarians, paneer and eggs are the major protein source in a low carb diet. So I always try to include them on a meatless day. This halwa is one way of enjoying them when you want to eat something sweet so badly. The procedure is very simple and you won’t smell the eggs, trust me. I have made it so many times. The recipe includes 2 eggs and 100 gm of paneer which you can serve for two for dessert. But you can also gobble down the whole bowl if your macros fit in.
Egg – 2
Paneer – 100 gm
Stevia – 1/2 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – 1 tbs
Coconut Flour – 1 tsp
Roasted Almonds – 4-5
In a pan take all the ingredients except almonds.
Mix well and cook on low flame, stirring it continuously.
Once the eggs and paneer are combined well to halwa consistency, add the almonds and remove from flame.
Serve it hot immediately.