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Chana Paneer
A versatile subzi that can be served with whole wheat breads, rotis, parathas or rice.
 


Approximate Calories:180 Kcal per serving
Ingredients :  for 3 servings
  • 1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas), soaked and boiled
  • 1/2 cup chopped low fat paneer( cottage cheese)
  • 3 medium sized brinjals (baingan / eggplant), skinned and chopped
  • 3 small sized tomatoes, blanched and blended into pulp
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves (laung / lavang)
  • 2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
    1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
To be ground into a paste
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
  • 8 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
  • 12 mm. (˝") piece of ginger (adrak)
For the garnish
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
How To ?

• Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a non-stick pan and cook the brinjal pieces in it on a slow flame until they are soft.

• Blend them with the tomato pulp in a blender till smooth. Keep aside.

• Heat the remaining oil in the same pan and add the cumin seeds.

• When they crackle, add the ground paste, cinnamon, cloves and bayleaves and sauté for a few seconds.

• Add the brinjal-tomato mixture, garam masala and chilli powder and sauté for a few minutes.

• Add the kabuli chana, amchur, coriander-cumin seed powder, 1˝ cups water and salt and bring to a boil.

• Add the paneer, mix gently and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.

• Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Eat protein at every meal, including breakfast.
Eliminate wheat- and flour-based products for the time being.
Reduce starch to one portion a day, and don't eat that portion during your evening meal.
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.
 
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