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6 tasty, low-calorie paneer recipes

Try these recipes with cottage cheese or paneer as its base, which can sure satiate you while providing many health benefits.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : March 12, 2015 2:55 PM IST

The humble and versatile paneer is an all-time favourite, especially among the vegetarians. The creamy and lumpy paneer is loaded with calcium, protein and many other minerals and offers several benefits for your health. If you are fond of cottage cheese, you should also remember that it is a bonafide health food, as long as you pick the low-fat varieties or prepare it using healthy ingredients.

Here are some healthy, low-fat paneer recipes that will tickle your taste buds.

Methi paneer paratha recipe

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A little magic of paneer can make your regular parathas interesting. The dough of this paratha is made soft with low-fat curd, and it tastes delicious with fenugreek leaves. Fenugreek or methi is packed with nutrients like protein, vitamin C, fibre, niacin, potassium, iron and alkaloids, all of which have medicinal properties. Find the recipe here.

Chana paneer

Chana paneer is an exciting combination of paneer with kabuli chana or white chickpeas. Tossed with tangy tomatoes and eggplant, it would go great with your rotis and pooris. Chickpeas are rich in potassium that makes this dish ideal for those with high blood pressure. Find the recipe here.

Shahi paneer mutter recipe

Shahi paneer never fails to please your friends and family and is always the winner on the table. This recipe is a healthier version of shahi paneer, cooked with healthy ingredients like low-fat milk, peas and fenugreek leaves, unlike the typical one that is often associated with fat and calories. Find the recipe here.

Vegetable and paneer jalfrezi

Paneer jalfrezi is a simple yet authentic dish doused with vegetables such as carrots, beans, bell peppers and tomatoes. This recipe is a healthy option with the goodness of vitamins and minerals found in the vegetables and paneer. It can taste great with a crisp, hot naan or roti. Find the recipe here.

Tandoori paneer

You can now give that usual paneer tikka a miss and choose the healthy tandoori paneer. In this interesting preparation, the paneer is tinged with ginger garlic paste, making it a healthy evening snack. What s best is that it can be cooked easily in very less time. Find the recipe here.

Baked cottage cheese pie

To rustle up something new and toss in a bit of creativity, here is a sweet, healthy cottage cheese treat for you. Jammed with apples and nutmeg, served in a crust of cottage cheese, this low-calorie pie is baked. Find the recipe here.

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