How to make Diet Paneer Cutlets

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup grated low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
  2. 1 boiled and mashed potato
  3. 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  4. 2 tsp chopped coriander (dhania)
  5. 2 tsp grated coconut
  6. 2 tsp whole wheat bread crumbs
  7. a pinch of chaat masala
  8. salt to taste
  9. freshly ground black pepper powder powder
  10. oil for cooking

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into tikkis.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava and cook the tikkis on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides, using little oil for cooking.
  4. Serve hot with green chutney.
paneer-tikki

paneer-tikki

How to make Diet Milk

Ingredients: 

  1. 1 cup unboiled skim milk
  2. 1 cup chilled water or equivalent ice
  3. pinch of cardamom powder
  4. 1 tsp ground sugar (or sweetner)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Beat together with electrical hand blender till foamy
  3. Chill more if required
  4. Serve as morning cooler
diet milk

diet milk

How to make Cabbage Soup (diet)

Ingredients

  1. 6 large sized spring onions
  2. 2 capsicums
  3. 1 to 2 tins of canned tomatoes (diced or whole)
  4. 3 carrots
  5. 1 container approx.10 oz. of canned mushrooms (khumbh)
  6. 1 bunch of celery (ajmoda)
  7. 1/2 head cabbage
  8. 1 package Lipton soup mix
  9. 1 to 2 bouillon cubes (optional)
  10. 1 48oz can V8 juice (optional)
  11. black pepper (kalimirch) powder
  12. parsley
  13. salt and garlic (lehsun) powder to taste

Method 

  1. Slice green onions.
  2. put in pot and start to sauté with cooking spray.
  3. Cut green pepper stem end off and cut in half.
  4. Take seeds and membrane out.
  5. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and put in pot.
  6. Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, put in pot.
  7. Clean carrots cut into bite size pieces, put in pot.
  8. Slice mushrooms into thick slices (otherwise they will disappear in the soup), put in pot.
  9. If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of cayenne pepper (red pepper) now (1/3 teaspoon is quite a bit as the soup will get spicier as it cooks further).
  10. You can use beef or chicken bouillon cubes for seasonings. they have all the salt and flavors you will need.
  11. Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the v8 juice), cover and put heat on low. let soup cook for a long time (two hours works well).
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Cabbage_soup_diet

Cabbage_soup_diet

How to make Diet Sandwich

Ingredients

  1. 8 to 10 bread slices
  2. 1/2 small sized cabbage
  3. 1 carrot
  4. 1/2 capsicum
  5. 1/2 potato
  6. 1 onion
  7. 1 cup hung curds (chakka dahi)
  8. salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste

Method

  1. Cut cabbage in thin slices.
  2. Cut onion and capsicum in small pieces.
  3. Grate carrot and potato.
  4. Mix with fresh hung curd.
  5. Put salt and pepper
  6. Spread this mixture on bread and grill the bread.
  7. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.
sandwich

sandwich

How to make Diet Pasta

Ingredients: 

  1. 2 cups – brown pasta
  2. 1 cup – cabbage, carrot, beans, capsicum, green peas, diced mushroom, each
  3. 1/2 cup – tomato puree 
  4. 1 – onion 
  5. 1 tbsp – ginger garlic paste 
  6. 1 tsp – pepper powder 
  7. green chilies as required
  8. salt, cumin seeds, oil as required
  9. fresh coriander and mint leaves

Method

  1. Cook pasta and drain it well.
  2. Pour little oil and add cumin seeds let it splutter.
  3. Add onion, once it turns transparent add ginger garlic paste and add tomato puree into it toss until the raw smell goes-off.
  4. Add all the vegetables, salt and chillies one by one and toss it well.
  5. Now its time to add the cooked pasta. Toss is to make the pasta mixed with the veg mixture.
  6. Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.]
pasta

pasta

How to make Diet biryani

Ingredients: 
1 cup – wheat rava 
1 tsp – ginger garlic paste 
3 – green chillies 
1 cup – mixed vegetables (carrot, beetroot, beans, potato, peas etc) 
3 cups – water 
Bay leaf, a small piece
1 tbsp – biriyani masala 
Cinnamon (pattai), a small piece
1 tsp – aniseed (sombu) 
Salt to taste

Method

  1. Take a pan, add a spoon of oil and temper aniseeds, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste.
  2. Now add the diced vegetables, chilli, bay leaf and a little salt.
  3. Sprinkle some water and let the vegetables get cooked.
  4. Once done add 3 cups of water to the pan.
  5. Now add the briyani masala with adequate salt into the water.
  6. When it starts boiling pour in the wheat rava and keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  7. Once it gets cooked and becomes thick, simmer the stove and allow it to cook for 5 min.
  8. Wheat rava biriyani is done.
  9. Serve hot with raitha of your choice.
biryani

biryani

How to make Vegetable Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups pasta, boiled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 capsicum, fine chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced and boiled
  • ½ cup broccoli, boiled
  • ½ cup cheese, grated
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat butter in a non stick pan, add onion and capsicum, Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, carrot, tomato and green chillies, fry again for a couple of minutes.
  3. Now add pasta, salt, cheese and milk, mix well.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes or till the cheese melt.
  5. Vegetable pasta is ready to serve hot.
vegetable pasta

vegetable pasta