Archive for ‘Low Cal Recipes’

May 16, 2012

Low Cal Gajar ka halwa


Wanted to try carrot halwa .. but was scared of putting on cals. Going through a low cal recipe book helped me prepare this delicious halwa. This one is very easy to cook and mainly no counting on calories !


Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 15min

Serves : 3

Ingredients:

1.Grated carrot – 2 cups

2.Skimmed milk powder – 5 to 6tbsp

3.Fresh Low fat Milk – 2 cups

4.Sugar (sugar free)- 4tsp (increase or decrease according to your taste)

5.Elaichi powder(cardamom powder) – 1 tsp

6. ghee- 1 tbsp (adding little ghee gives a great flavorful taste to the dessert. As for weight watchers ghee taken in minimal quantities is always fine as it has loads of ayurvedic properties in it)

7. nuts and raisins – few.

Method:

Firstly, mix the carrots in milk and pressure cook them for 2 whistles.

Then, in an open pan , add the pressure cooked stuff .

To this add ghee,skimmed milk powder,nuts,raisins,elaichi powder and mix well.

Keep stirring continuously  so that it does not stick to the walls of the pan.

Once the water evaporates, add sugar and stir fry again until all the liquid evaporates.

Serve warm or cold.

Sending this to Show me your HITS – Beets and Carrots – Sangeetha’s Event hosted by ,Tomato Blues

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May 2, 2012

Low Cal Tandoori Mushrooms


I had a packet of mushrooms lying at home and was wondering which spicy recipe i could prepare . On referring a Low Calorie Cookbook, i found this recipe pretty interesting as i could finish it off in jus 10 min. You can also try this using low fat paneer or baby corn .

Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 10 mins.
Serves 4.

Ingredients:

1. Mushrooms (cut into half or cut into more smaller parts) – 300g
2. Low fat milk – 1/2 cup
3. Cornflour -1/2tsp
4. Dried fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp
5. Oil – 1/2 tsp
6. Salt to taste
7.  To be ground into a paste :
whole dry kashmiri red chillies
4 large sized cloves of garlic 
25 mm. (1″) piece of ginger 
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds powder / dhania-jeera powder

 

Method

  1. Wash the mushrooms thoroughly. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Dissolve the cornflour in the milk and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the prepared chilli-garlic paste and kasuri methi and sauté for one minute.
  4. Add the mushrooms, cornflour-milk mixture and salt and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes till the mixture coats the mushrooms.
  5. Serve hot.
June 8, 2011

Low Cal Palak Paneer


Here it goes the recipe..
1. 2 bunches spinach, cleaned, shredded
2. 100 gms. paneer made from cows milk
3. 1 flake garlic, crushed
4. 1/2 tsp. ginger grated
5. 2 green chillies finely crushed
6. 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
7. 1/4 tsp. sugar
8. 1/2 tsp. wheat flour
9. 3-4 pinches turmeric powder
10. 3-4 pinches cinnamon clove powder
11. 3-4 pinches asafetida(Hing) powder
12. 1 pinch garam masala powder
13. Salt to taste
14. Lemon juice to taste

Method :

Wash and drain spinach. Boil in minimal water till soft and bright. Drain, cool, grind with flour, ginger, garlic, chillies.Heat a heavy or nonstick pan, add seeds. When roasted add asafetida and ground spinach.
Add all other ingredients, except paneer and lemon juice. Stir, cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Add paneer and lemon juice, stir gently. Simmer further for 2 minutes.
Pour into serving dish. Serve hot with wheat flour phulkas, or steamed brown rice.

Note: Most other veggies may be similarly cooked by using the oil-less tempering
method as used above.

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