Showing posts with label low fat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label low fat. Show all posts

3 Mar 2017

LOW CALORIE MALAI PANEER

Hello everyone

I am here again after a long time. As my families paneer love is not hidden by anyone here ,who loved my blog. So thought , why not to come back in my usual style of paneer dish with low calorie.
I was making many dishes during this gap period but some how couldn't draft those recipes to share with you all. Today i tried this very delicious paneer dish in my way and viola it turned out so yummy that i couldn't resist me from sharing it on my blog.
Paneer is not only a yummy ingredient but also very good for health too, specially for kids. And thankfully almost all kids love it including my fussy eater. This is the reason i used to prepare paneer dishes in my house frequently.
Have you ever thought malai paneer without malai, then surely try this you will never regret. This dish is also going to be one of your favorite dish, i can bet.
Stepwise recipe is given below, hope you all will love to try.

LOW CALORIE MALAI PANEER



 Ingredients

2 cup cottage cheese ( paneer), cubed
4 big onions, thinly sliced
2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 big tomato, pureed
1 tbsp coriander powder
2 tsp kitchen king masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp kasoori methi
Pinch of sugar
Salt to taste
Oil


For tempering:
1 tsp shah jeera or cumin powder (Simple jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida ( heeng)
1 black cardamom ( badi ilaichi)

Method:

First of all heat oil in a wok and add shah jeera, let it crackle . Add cardamom and asafoetida, sauté for few seconds.
Now add sliced onions and chilies. Fry for few mins then add all dry masala powders( kitchen king, coriander and turmeric powder)and some salt. Cover and cook ( stirring in between) it till onion become soft and spices are nicely fried.



Now add tomato paste and sauté till it start leaving edges of wok.



Add milk little by little, stirring constantly to avoid cuddling.



Let it boil and add paneer cubes and salt. Add some water or milk to adjust gravy consistency as per your preference.



Simmer for 4-5 mins. Now add kasoori methi and sugar, mix well.



Switch off the flame and your delicious low calorie malai paneer is ready to be served with roti/paratha/naan or even with plain rice or pulao.




* You can also add cream to get more richer gravy but then it will not be low calorie.




You can prepare this dish for your party menu too. Just make it and earn lots and lots of praise from everyone.



Hope you all will love this recipe and will definitly try. Don't forget to share your suggestions and comments, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....



9 Jan 2017

MERINGUE KISSES

Hello everyone

Though i am not a fan of baking with eggs but sometimes, few things attract you to such an extent that couldn't stop yourself from doing that. One such tempting thing was meringue kisses for me. Whenever i see these beauties , they lure me to make them. So finally i overcame my baking without egg rule and tried these awesome gorgeous beauties . And to my surprise they came out almost perfect, not only in look but in texture too. I am jumping with joy to see them. My kids are super happy to have these and are proudly sharing with their friends too. 
I am sharing my recipe here and hope you all will love to try it. It is so simple to try with minimum required ingredients.

MERINGUE KISSES




Time: 2-3 hrs
Yield: 40-45 pieces, depending on size

Ingredients

2 egg whites ( at room temp)
1/2 cup fine granules sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
Gel food colours of your choice

Method:

First of all take eggwhites in a big bowl and beat at low to medium speed with a hand beater till it becomes little foamy. Add lemon juice and continue beating.


Add sugar little by little with your beater on. Now increase the speed of beater and beat till stiff peaks are formed.





Refer below pic for understanding stiff peak.





**Never over beat your egg mixture otherwise it will become runny .

Now take a big piping bag fitted with big round/star nozzel.


For colourful pattern , take little gel colours with toothpick and make vertical lines at some distance, inside the piping bag. Now fill it with prepared meringue.


On a baking tray lined with butter paper, pipe 1 1/2 - 2 inch size meringue kisses.





Now bake it in a preheated oven at 100°C for 1 hr 30 mins or till it can be easily lifted without sticking to the butter paper.


Let it cool inside the oven with door slightly open.




When it cooled down completely , store in an airtight jar.





*It will remain good at room temp for 3-4 days. You can keep it in refrigerator or freezer for longer life.




*If you want your meringue kisses of one single colour then can add colour while beating.




So bake these beauties and enjoy with your tea or give in kids snacks box. You can prepare a big batch and store in freezer and enjoy chilled crispies whenever you want.



Do try this simple yet delicious recipe and dont forget to share your experience with me. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

5 Sep 2016

LOW FAT EGGLESS TOMATO, CHILI GARLICKY MAYONNAISE

Hello everyone 

Now a days, not only kids but elders too gone mad over burgers, sandwich,pizza etc loaded with high calorie , high fat mayonnaise. But by health point of view these are not good at all. So I thought why not try some low fat, low calorie version of mayonnaise to go with these traditional fast food items  to avoid some extra calories without punishing our taste buds. This can be also used on simple whole meal or brown bread as spread, if you are health conscious fellow but can't leave the love of having yummy finger licking mayonnaise. I came across this recipe accidentally, as I was trying to make some different dip for my snacks and to my surprise it came out as super smooth silky shiny mayonnaise.
Recipe is given below, hope you all will definitely love to try it.

LOW CALORIE EGGLESS TOMATO, CHILI GARLICKY MAYONNAISE




Yield : Approx 1 cup
Time: 10 mins ( maximum)

Ingredients 

1/2 cup soft paneer
1/2+ cup milk ( as per need)
2 tsp tomato paste 
1 tsp red chilli hot sauce
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp garlic powder ( you can also use fresh garlic pods)
1/4 + tsp black pepper powder ( as per taste)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chilli flakes ( optional)
Salt to taste

Method:

Add all the above ingredients in a mixer jar except chili flakes & oregano and blend till it become creamy batter like.

** It must be nice smooth and pouring consistency batter, neither too thick nor too runny. So if needed add some more milk to get right consistency.



Then put it in a microwave safe bowl and add oregano & chilli flakes, mix it well.



Now cook in microwave for 2-3 min stirring every 30 sec to avoid lump formation and even texture till it acquire the consistency of mayonnaise. 

Mine took exact 3 mins.


Your silky smooth eggless mayonnaise is ready to serve with your choice of snacks.

** If you find it little thinner then don't worry it will thicken after cooling.




**
Always use soft cheese otherwise you will get grainy texture.

It's so quick and easy recipe that you can make daily and enjoy different flavours without any guilt.



** It can be kept in airtight covered jar for 1 week to 10 days in refrigerator .

* It goes well with any snacks as dip or use in burgers, sandwich etc.



** You can adjust ingredients as per your taste.

** If you want to make as gas stove then preferably use non stick pan and cook the blended mixture at low flame and stirring constantly to get lumpless smooth mayonnaise . Cook it till you get desired consistency.



Hope you all will like this simplest and easiest recipe ever with handy ingredients. So please give it a try and pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

22 Aug 2016

SPROUTED MOONG , OATS AND VEGGIE KABAB

Hello everyone

Till now you all might be come to know that I am a pity mother of lil fussy eater 😃. He doesn't like any veggies, But he loves to eat tikkis and kababs . So to feed him some veggies I use to make different types of kababs using different mix and match of veggies . This time tried to add sprouted moong to add additional nutrient to make some delicious and tempting looking kababs for him. Not only him but we all enjoyed every bite of it. Used capsicum, beans, carrots, potato and some oats to make these beauties. These are pan fried in very less oil , which makes it suitable snacks for weight watchers too. I used to have it as substitute for any of my meal , generally lunch. It's so yummy as well as filling that you will not going to miss your meal anyhow. 

Recipe is given below, hope to make you happy with its superb taste.


SPROUTED MOONG , OATS AND VEGGIE KABAB







Serves: 4-5 
Time: 30 mins( leaving the chilling time)

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cup very finely chopped mixed veggies ( beans , carrots, colored capsicum) , I used chopper to chop the veggies
2 cup sprouted moong ( green lentil), lightly steamed or microwaved for 5-6 mins.
2-3 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 cup oats 
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped( optional)
tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2-1 tsp chaat masala powder
Salt to taste
Oil

Method: 

First of all coarsly grind sprouted moong . Don't make its paste , grind for few pulses without adding any water. Keep aside for later use.



Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Let them fry till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. Add all dry spice powder except chaat masala .

Now add chopped mixed veggies and some salt, saute for 4-5 mins. Cover and cook till veggies are tender.



 Add oats and saute for 3-4 mins. Now add ground moong and saute for 4-5 mins.

Add mashed potatoes again saute for 2-3 minutes.



 Now add  chaat masala and adjust salt. 



Finally add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and your mixture for Kabab is ready. Let it chill in fridge for 1 hr. 





Now make desired shape of kabab from mixture . 




shallow fry on a non stick tawa till nice golden on both sides. 



Your nice tender and delicious kabab is ready to be served with any chutney or sauce. I served with tomato,coriander and mint chutney.




*You can use any veggies of your choice,  I used whatever was available.




*You can adjust spices as per your taste.




*You can prepare its mixture prior and keep in fridge. Just prepare kabab when have guests at home or can make it for kids tiffin . 





These are not only delicious but healthy too, as full of iron and fibers . Enjoy your day with yummy and healthy snacks. You can use these kababs as patties for your buns too.




Hope you all will love this easy cum healthy delicious recipe. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

13 Jul 2016

LOW CALORIE PANEER BUTTER MASALA WITHOUT CREAM

Hello everyone

Who doesn't know my family's  love towards paneer dishes. Till now I told numerous times that everyone got it stuck in their minds😁. Specially paneer butter masala is my kids favorite paneer curry recipe. But due to use of excess butter and cream in it I avoid to make it like restaurant way. This is my second recipe of the same dish in two different way but with awesome end result, that everyone licked their fingers too. I used to add some healthy nuts to my gravy which makes it more healthy and yummy too. Will come up with other recipes too in future but with low calorie versions only. You can indulge in these yummilicious dishes without being on guilt trip. It's just like icing on cake, as relish on your favorite dish without getting guilt and fear of gulping too much calories.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.

LOW CALORIE PANEER BUTTER MASALA WITHOUT CREAM 




Serves: 4-5
Time : 45 mins

Ingredients 

500 gms paneer ( cottage cheese), cubed
2 medium onion, chopped
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped or grated
7-8 cloves garlic
2 inch ginger, peeled and grated or cut
5-6 cashews
12-15 almonds
2 tsp kitchen king masala
2 tsp kashmiri red chill
2-3 tbsp tomato sauce or puree
Few drops of edible orange red colour( optional)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
3/4 cup milk
1-2 tsp honey ( as per tartness of tomatoes)
1-2 tsp butter
1 tsp kashoori methi, crushed
Salt to taste
Oil


Method:

First of all take chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, carrots, cashews, almonds, garlic and ginger in a wok. Add 1- 1 1/2 cup water in it and let it boil, then lower the flame and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. So that all the veggies and nuts get nicely cooked and tender. Let it cool a little.



Now transfer it in a blender and make nice smooth paste. Strain the paste for more smooth gravy ( I skipped).


Now heat some oil in a wok and add kitchen King masala and Kashmiri red chilli powder, saute for few seconds and add prepared paste. Let it cook for 7-8 minutes. 

Now add tomato sauce and cook for further 2 mins. At this stage you can add edible colour as per need ( optional). I ran out of tomato sauce so added 1 tsp of chilli garlic sauce. This step is optional, just for adding some colour and reducing tanginess. You can skip it if not having readymade tomato puree or sauce.



Now add milk slowly and stirring constantly to avoid cuddling. Let it cook for further 4-5 minutes.
Add paneer cubes and salt ,simmer for 2-3 minutes. 



Now add honey, garam masala, kasoori methi . Finally add butter and Mix well ,switch off the flame. 



Garnish it with some crushed kasoori methi and Your delicious easy low calorie paneer butter masala is ready to be served with roti/naan/paratha/poori/rice or pulao.



 It tastes Superb in any of these combo.



* Do use nice ripe red tomatoes for good colour and taste.

* Add honey as per your taste.



* You can adjust consistency of gravy by adding some water along with milk if needed. I kept it nice thick like restaurant ones so avoided adding further liquid.



Kids love this curry so much. You can prepare this for your get together menu too. 
Do try and please don't forget to tell how's it turned out for you. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....



12 Mar 2016

ONION AND OREGANO SAUCE FOR SIZZLER AND PASTA

Hello everyone

Now a days who don't like to dig in sizzler platters or hog on pastas with different sauces. But do we know , what makes the main taste in these? Yes , you are right. The main taste makers are the sauces used in these dishes. These sauces enhance the flavour on any dish to many folds, whether it's sizzler/ barbecue or pasta type dishes. So today I have a very distinct flavour  super tempting yet quick and easy onion and oregano sauce. Which I made to go with my pan fried chicken and sautéed veggies platter. And believe me it complimented the whole dish very well.
Step wise recipe is given below, hope you all too fall in love with it.

ONION AND OREGANO SAUCE



Serves: 3-4
Time: max 10 mins


Ingredients 

1 medium small onion, finely chopped 
2 tbsp mayonnaise, I used low fat eggless homemade one
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 + tsp black pepper powder ( as per taste)
1/8 tsp chili flakes
1/8 tsp garlic powder ( optional)
1 tsp whole wheat flour 
Salt to taste
Water or milk ( as per need)
Oil

Method:

Heat some oil in a small pan, add chopped onions. Let it fry till nice golden brown. Be careful , not to burn your onions otherwise the burnt smell will ruin your whole sauce.
Now add whole wheat flour and fry for few seconds. 


Add mayonnaise followed by chili flakes, oregano, black pepper powder , garlic powder and salt. Mix well and add milk or water stirring constantly to avoid lump formation. 



Now let it simmer for 2 mins and transfer to another bowl.


 Your silky yummy sauce is ready to serve.
Either add pasta to this sauce or top it up on your sizzler platter. You can also use it as a dip for your favorite snacks.


You can adjust spices as per your taste preference.
Add milk / water as required to get sauce of right consistency. Sauce thickens on cooling so if needed you can dilute it with warm water/milk .


Hope you will give it a try and please don't forget to share your experience with me. Looking forward for your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....