Benefit Series – Paneer – Chilli Paneer (Dry)

Milk and milk products are very important part of our diet. Paneer is a fresh cheese, also known as chenna is made curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, or any other food acids. Moist and soft crumbly in texture, it is used to make delicacies such as Sandesh, Mutter paneer and Rasgulla. It is a rich source of milk protein. Paneer is the rich source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, minerals and protein which are required by the body in high proportions for healthy growth and development.

Since paneer is a high protein food having high level of calcium and phosphorus it helps in building strong bones and teeth.

Paneer is high protein diet having monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat which helps in lowering and managing the body weight.

My mom used to say paneer is essential in kid’s diet. It provides better nourishment to the growing age children. It boosts the immune system and thus prevents the risk of various diseases in children like cough, cold, bronchial asthma and etc. Its availability of good level of vitamins, minerals, calcium and phosphorus provides better and healthy nutrients for growth of bones and brain.

Its high value of B group vitamins, high protein level, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants helps hair and skin gets healthy, glowing and rejuvenate.

Here’s a simple recipe,

Chilli Paneer (Dry)

Chilli Paneer is an Indo Chinese recipe. This recipe is frequently made in my kitchen. Paneer is deep fried in a batter of maida and corn flour. Here, I have shallow fried paneer dusted with corn flour. As the name suggests it also contains capsicum as another main ingredient.

This recipe is so easy to make and it’s not time consuming. If you have sauces ready you are done.

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Let’s see how:

Ingredients:

  • Paneer – 200 gms (cubed)
  • Capsicum – 2 nos (cut into pieces)
  • Onion – 1 nos ( cubed)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos. (cut into long and thin slits)
  • Garlic – 4 flakes (roughly crushed)
  • Spring Onion green – 2 tsp (chopped)
  • Soya Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Chilli Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Corn flour – 4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method:

  1. Dust the paneer cubes with corn flour. Shallow fry the paneer cubes for two minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and green chillies. Saute for a while and add cubed onions. Saute till little brown in color.
  3. Add capsicum pieces and sauté on high flame for approx two minutes. Capsicum pieces should be tender and not soft.
  4. Reduce the flame and add all the sauces and salt. Add black pepper.
  5. Add fried paneer cubes. Saute till the mixture blends uniformly.
  6. Close the flame. Drizzle lemon juice and garnish with spring onion green.
  7. Serve hot!!

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Chilli Paneer can be served as starter or as evening snack.

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Benefit Series – Watermelon

Welcome to the “BENEFIT SERIES” from RASOISE. Today I will discuss few benefits of Watermelon followed by the recipe of Watermelon Juice

Watermelon is available in market during summers. This sweet refreshing red fleshed fruit has many health benefits. It is rich source of vitamin A & C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Carbohydrates.

Water melon is a sweet delicious fruit with low calories and high fiber and water content. The low calories help in reducing weight and high fiber water content helps in keeping body and skin hydrated. Thus it is considered as an excellent source of instant energy.

It is also rich in Vitamin B6 which relieves body from stress and fatigue. I contains Lycopene, which gives protection against UV rays. So it helps in maintaining the glow of the skin.

Here’s the watermelon juice recipe to keep you all refreshing and hydrated 🙂 🙂

WATERMELON JUICE

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Ingredients:

  • Watermelon – 1kg (flesh sliced)
  • Black Salt – ¼ tsp

Method:

  1. Slice the flesh of the watermelon leaving behind hard outer covering. Remove the seeds.
  2. Cube the slices.
  3. In the mixer, put all the cubes. Start the mixer.
  4. Strain the juice through the strainer.
  5. Add black salt and serve.

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You may also like Veg Manchurian and Veg Fried rice !! Try them out !!

Nancy

 

 

Benefit Series – Mango

Known as “King of Fruits”, Mango has a lot of nutritional value besides its mouth watering taste & aroma. Mango houses rich enzymes, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It is a tropical tree cultivated in many regions of India and now it is also the most distributed fruit over worldwide.

Mango is one of the richest sources of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and minerals namely potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It is laden with fiber too. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, thus increasing our body immunity.

Potassium is an important component of our body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Mango provides 16mg of Potassium per 100gm. Sooo healthy right!!! J

Because of its high content of vitamin A, mango is known to promote good eyesight,prevents night blindness and dry eyes. One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A. And high content of fiber in it helps keep digestion in check.

Mango is also helpful in beauty treatments, apart from its internal qualities. Mango, if applied directly on the skin, helps in clearing clogged pored and eliminates pimple.

In summer we should try to include mangoes in our daily diet. As in Indian households, after dinner one mango is religiously cut to savor as “Dessert”. Also, there are a lot of food variations which can be worked upon with them like ‘aam raas’ or Mango Milkshake.

Last week our family went on a small vacation to our native town in Konkan. Mango Gardens, there were packed with ripe mangoes. We got boxes full of them back to Mumbai and have been enjoying aam raas since. 🙂

Here is the easiest recipe with Mango –

Aam Raas

Ingredients:

  • Mango – 3 Nos.
  • Sugar – 3 big spoon
  • Salt – Just a pinch

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Method:

  1. Take fresh mangoes and wash them under running water thoroughly.
  2. Now using your fingers soften the mango and take the seed (aam ki gutli) out of the fruit.
  3. Using you hands remove the mango pulp from the seed. Then use a spoon to remove the pulp from the cover of the fruit.
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for other two mangoes.
  5. Transfer the pulp into a mixer. Add sugar and salt. Grind

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Aam Raas is ready. Transfer the aam raas from mixer to a bowls for serving. Enjoy as Dessert or with puris.

If you have a sweet tooth, try our other sweet dish recipes as well Ghiya ka Halwa and Dhondhas.

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Happy Mango Season!!
Nidhi

Coriander Leaf

Welcome to the “BENEFIT SERIES” from RASOISE. Today I will discuss very few benefits of coriander leaf. Yesterday I met a friend who was suffering from thyroid. Her guide suggested her to chew raw leaves of dhania every morning empty stomach to bring the thyroid level in range. He also discussed and guided her to introduce and use coriander leaves in her routine. I thought rasoise should also educate the various benefits of routine ingredients. So let’s start with coriander leaf.

Coriander leaf also known as Cilantro, Chinese Parsley or Dhania, is common in every Indian kitchen. It is used for garnishing, making different chutneys, as an ingredient in many food recipes such as parathas, and sandwiches. Kothimbir vadi is the maharashtrian recipe with main ingredient as coriander leaves. Its dark green color makes it more attractive and appealing to use. 🙂 🙂

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Coriander leaf has a great medicinal value. It is good source of roughage and fibre, thus relieving gastrointestinal problems and helps in digestion.

Raw chewing of coriander leaves, early morning, empty stomach, helps in controlling hypothyroidism.

It is great source of essential minerals and vitamins. Also, being rich in iron, it helps people with lower hemoglobin level and cures anemia. I also contain antioxidants which promotes a healthy body.

It is also effective in curing skin ailments when used with turmeric powder.

So, including coriander leaf in our daily routine food can help fighting many deficiencies.

Coriander leaf must be having certain other benefits as well. These were the benefits which we come to know in our day to day conversations with others. Hope this article is useful for all. 🙂