Low carb Indian meal, easy to cook and makes a well balanced meal.
Vegetable + Paneer Finger - These paneer vegetable fingers makes amazing snack for kids / meal for dieters. A healthier low carb version made with simple ingredients. Any spices can be added / omitted, cauliflower / broccoli can be replaced with any veggies but it has to be made sure that the veggies are not watery.
1 cup - Paneer
1 cup - Cauliflower
1 cup - Broccoli
1/2 cup - Nuts mix, powdered (almond, walnuts, pumpkin, sunflower seeds)
2 tbsp - Mint - Coriander - Green chilli - Ginger mixture
1/2 tsp - Chilli powder
1/2 tsp - Jeera powder
Boil cauliflower, broccoli until tender and pulse it in a processor. Make paneer and crumble it finely, make nuts mix to a fine powder.
In a plate add all the prepared ingredients, knead to smooth dough, roll into small fingers, refrigerate it and pan fry with small amount of oil until crunchy on all sides.
Eggplant Dip - Roasted eggplant served as dipping for paneer fingers. They make great dip for raw veggies / breads as well.
1 eggplant / big brinjal
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove / garlic powder
¼ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp salt
Wash the eggplant, pat it dry and on high flame roast it until all the sides are charred. Cool it, remove the skin and chop it finely.
In a mixer / processor add all the other ingredients and pulse it to smooth.
Labneh Salad - A creamy homemade cheese with full fat greek yogurt, makes a wonderful spread as well as dip.
200 grams - Greek yogurt
1 tsp - Zatar spice mix
1/4 tsp - Sumac
In a muslin cloth scoop out the yogurt and allow to drain in fridge for 12 hours minimum.
Transfer the labneh (strained yogurt) to a bowl add the spices, salt and roll into small balls.
Chop cucumber, tomatoes top with crumbled labneh, olive oil lime dressing, salt and serve cold.
Refreshing energizer during hot summer days.
2 nos - Indian Gooseberry / Amla
1 no - lemon juice
1/4 tsp - Black Salt
1/4 tsp - Roasted jeera powder
Soaked sabja seeds
De seed the amla and chop, grind to a smooth paste, sieve it.
Add lemon juice, salt, jeera powder, water, mix well and serve.