Paneer Open Sandwiches ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )

Paneer open toasted sandwiches, a zesty topping comprised of low-fat paneer and vegetables adds spice to nutritious whole wheat toasts. A great teatime snack providing nearly 138calories for two sandwiches, these are best accompaniment by a hot, sugar-free beverage!

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Baking Time:  6 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)
Makes 4 sandwiches


·         4 whole wheat slices , toasted
·         4 tbsp tomato ketchup
·         For The Topping
·         1 tsp oil
·         1/4 cup finely chopped onions
·         1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
·         1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
·         1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
·         1 to 2 green chillies , finely chopped
·         1/2 tsp turmeric powder
·         1/2 tsp black salt
·         1/2 cup grated low-fat paneer
·         2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
·         2 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina)
·         1 tsp lemon juice
·         salt to taste
For the topping
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.

Add the capsicum, green chillies, turmeric powder and black salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
Add the paneer, coriander, mint leaves, lemon juice and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
Divide the topping into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
How to proceed
Remove the sides of the toasted breads, spread 1 tsp of tomato ketchup and top with a portion of the topping.

Grill in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for a minute. Serve hot.

Black Grape Smoothie

You won’t believe how well black grapes can go with curds till you try this! not only is it easy on the eye, it’s also filling and hugely satisfying. One glass of this smoothie should keep you going till it’s time to eat again!
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Makes 4 small glasses

·         1 cup chilled and chopped black grapes
·         1 cup chilled fresh curds (dahi)
·         4 tbsp sugar
·         8 ice-cubes


·         Combine all the ingredients and blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.
·         Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 4 individual glasses.

·         Serve immediately.

Chatpata Haryali Paneer

Chatpata Haryali Paneer is made with Paneer, flavored by a aromatic green paste. Makes 12-15 pieces

Paneer Ingredients
·         250 gms paneer
·         2-3 table spoon oil
·         4 table spoon gram flour (besan)
·         1 table spoon oil
·         2 cubes  / 8 table spoon finely grated  cheese’

Green paste Ingredients
·         ½ cup green coriander
·         (¼ cup) / ½ raw mango – grated
·         3 -4  green chillies
·         1 table spoon chopped ginger
·         ½ tea spoon cumin seeds (jeera)
·         3-4 cloves (laung)
·         3-4 pepper corns (saboot kali mirchi)
·         1 tea spoon ground cinnamon (dalchini powder)
·         ½ tea spoon rock salt (kala namak)
·         1 tea spoon chaat masala
For garnish
2 onions – cut into rings, a few mint leaves

* Cut paneer into slightly thick (½” thick) pieces. Cut a slit from one tip almost till the end, but keep the piece whole.
* Heat 1 table spoon oil in a non stick pan. Add gram flour and roast for 2 minutes on low heat till fragrant.
* Grind all the ingredients of the green paste to a thick paste. Remove to a flat bowl. Fill some paste in the slit of the paneer triangles.
* To the remaining paste, add roasted gram flour and grated cheese. Check salt.
* Marinate paneer in the prepared paste for 10-15 minutes.
* At the time of serving, heat 2 table spoon oil in a non stick pan, roll the pan to spread the oil evenly in the pan. Place 4-5 pieces of paneer and shallow fry on medium heat till the paste sticks to the paneer.

These are the dry fruits ladoos without sugar, fat less. Sweet and delicious, good to taste recipe, good for health.
Dry fruits ladoo
These are the dry fruits ladoos without sugar, fat less. Sweet and delicious, good to taste recipe, good for health.

Makes 10-12 ladoos
Prepration time:  20 mins
Serves: 5-6 persons
·         1 cup chopped dates
·         2 to 3 table spoon almonds or badam
·         2 table spoon raisins
·         1 to 2 table spoon cashews
·         8-9 whole dry figs
·         1 to 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
·         2 green cardamom pods, peeled and seeds crushed in a mortar-pestle
Recipe for Dry fruit ladoos.
·         Roast the almonds in a pan till they get golden browned. Stir the almonds.
·         Till the almonds are roasting, chop the dates and figs.
·         Peel the cardamom pods and powder the seeds roughly in a mortar-pestle.
·         Roughly dry grinder add the chopped dates, figs, raisins, almonds, desiccated coconut       and the coarsely powdered cardamom powder.
·         In this mixture add the roasted almonds.
·         Grind mixture and spread on a tray or plate or take the mixture in a bowl.
·         Make small balls and the dry fruit ladoos are ready.
·         Serve the dry fruits ladoos immediately or you can store in an air tight container and           refrigerate.

·          Dry fruits ladoo stays good for 2-3 weeks.

Veggie salad recipe

Veggie salad recipe
Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes
Serves: 2 - 3 persons
healthy and light summer salad with fresh raw veggies and nuts and seeds.
salad ingredients
• 2 medium sized carrots
• 2 medium sized cucumber
• 1 small tender white indian radish
• 1 large tomato
• 2-3 spring onions
• 1 or 2 Table Spoon pumpkin seeds
• 1 Table Spoon roasted sunflower seeds
• ½ Table Spoon sesame seeds
• 1 Table Spoon chopped cashews or whole cashews
• 1 Table Spoon chopped almonds (optional)
• 1 Table Spoon chopped pistachois
• 1 Table Spoon walnuts
• salad dressing
• 1 Table Spoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1 Tea Spoon lemon juice
• 3-4 fresh italian basil, chopped
• herbs as required
• 1 Table spoon finely chopped celery
• Salt and pepper as required
Recipe for Veggie Salad.
• Rinse all the veggies. peel and chop the carrots, radish and cucumber.
• Chop the tomatoes. Finely chop the spring onions. Take all the cut veggies in a bowl.
• Heat a pan and dry roast all the dry fruits till crisp and lightly browned.
• In a small bowl, beat all the ingredients well for the dressing. Pour the dressing in the bowl containing veggies.
• Toss well so that the veggies are coated with the dressing. Sprinkle the roasted seeds and dry fruits.


Egg custard with caramel layer. This caramel custard is very rich in taste. This dish can be served as sweet dish after the dinner.

·      Preparation Time: 10 Mins.
·      Serves: 3-4 persons
· 3 no Eggs
· 3 cup Milk
· 5 table spoon Sugar
· ½ tea spoon vanilla essence
· 6 -8 table spoon sugar for caramel syrup


Caramel syrup:
· Heat the pan; add sugar into the pan and on low heat stir till the sugar turns into the golden brown.
· Immediately after caramelise pour in a mould with flat bottom.
· Beat the eggs lightly and add vanilla essence to it.
· Add sugar in milk, mix in the beaten eggs and blend well.
· Pour this mixture into the caramel-lined flat bottom mould and cover with butter paper.
· Steam the mixture bowl for about 30 minutes till the custard sets.
· Remove the bowl from the file and set aside for chill.
· Loosen the edges of the custard with a sharp spatula and drop on a suitable serving plate.
· Cut into pieces and serve.

HomeMade Pizza
Homemade pizza is an excellent meal for you and your family. It will not only be a hearty meal, but you can also choose the toppings you want. Although ordering pizza is just a click or a phone call away, it is still fun to make your own pizza, especially if you have plenty of time to spare.
With the availability of prepared dough, making homemade pizza has become really easy and quick, which is excellent for a late night dinner. Even your kids can help in preparing this meal. This article provides you with some step-by-step instructions on how you can make your own pizza at home.

What You Need
  • A pound of prepared dough. You can also make your own dough if you know how or if you have plenty of time to spare.
  • Half a cup of tomato sauce, white sauce, or other types of sauce.
  • About 2-3 cups of your favorite toppings, such as sautéed onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, bacon, or veggies.
  • Around 10 ounces of cheese: mozzarella, parmesan, or other type of cheese
  • Flour (optional)
  • Baking sheet
Instructions For Making Homemade Pizza
  1. Heat the oven: You must heat the oven at around 500°F or higher. The high heat will help make your pizza crunchier and flavourful. Heat the oven for at least 30 minutes before putting your pizza inside.
  2. Break the dough in two portions: If you have a pound of prepared dough, you can make a 10-inch pizza. Slice the dough at the center. Cover one half with a clean towel as you prepare your first pizza.
  3. Preparing the crust: You must brush some olive oil on your baking sheet. As you work with one half of the dough at a time, form it into a large circle using your hands. After doing so, place it on the baking sheet. You can flatten the dough using your hands or a rolling pin until it is about a quarter of an inch thick. If the dough shrinks, leave it to rest for about five minutes then continue rolling.
  4. Add toppings: Add a few tablespoons of your preferred sauce at the center of the pizza and spread it out using the back of a ladle or spoon. Add your chosen toppings.
  5. Bake your pizza: You can bake the pizza with the baking sheet. Cook it for about five minutes and then rotate it. Bake it for another 3-5 minutes or until its crust turns golden-brown in color and the cheese is melted and toasty. Take the pizza out of the oven, and let it cool. Slice it and serve.