Sunday, August 3, 2008

Peas and Paneer

Cottage cheese is a great alternative milk protein source that is long been popular with the dieting crowd. It is low in fat and carbohydrates while high in protein
Pea is a legume fruit which is also rich in protein.

Protein is essential for building muscle. Unlike carbohydrates, protein provides long-lasting energy without an insulin surge (which promotes fat storage). Protein tends to suppress the appetite. Protein takes quite a bit of energy to digest, which boosts the body's metabolism
· 2” cubes of cottage cheese (paneer)
· Frozen Peas or fresh peas
· Pinch of gound pepper and /or ¼ tsp green chilli paste
· Salt to taste
· 1 fresh lemon
· 2 tbsp yogurt
· 2tbsp oil

Method :
Mix the yogurt with salt and pinch of pepper or green chilli paste.Whisk to get a smooth paste.
Add the cubes of paneer to this paste and coat well. Allow to marinate for about two hours.
In a non stick pan heat oil and sautee paneer pieces.
On same pan sautee peas also. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Take out in a plate. Sqeeze lemon. Serve hot.

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