Can you ever say no to a cheesy plate of pasta? Of course, not! Unless you are following a strict diet and have given up such yummy treats that were once your favourites. But what if you have the option to enjoy a tasty meal of pasta without sabotaging your diet? This is every dieter's dream, and guess what? Your dream just came true! We come bearing a gift - the gift of eating with joy.
Here is a recipe of healthy pasta that you can welcome in your healthy weight loss diet. In fact, many past studies have suggested that pasta is good for weight loss if made the right way.
Now, if you are going to argue that pasta cannot be the same without the cheesiness is it loved for, here we have a solution. Paneer, when grated, gives you the same creaminess and cheesiness that you'd want in your Italian meals. And its rich protein content is an added bonus.
Are you excited, already? Check out this easy paneer pasta recipe here.
Protein-rich paneer pasta recipe -
(Serving - 2)
1 1/2 cups penne pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup grated paneer
Half cup paneer, cubed
Half cup capsicum, chopped
Half cup boiled corns
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder to taste
Oregano to taste
Red chilli flakes to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Olive oil for cooking
Step 1 - Boil pasta in water with some salt and oil till cooked. Drain the water and run it through cold water. Keep aside.
Step 2 - Saute chopped onions and garlic till light brown.
Step 3 - Add chopped tomatoes, salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder, oregano and chilli flakes, and saute for 2 minutes.
Step 4 - Add tomato puree and sugar, mix well, and let the tomatoes cook till oil separates.
Step 5 - Add capsicum and boiled corns. Cover the pan with a lid and wait till capsicum is cooked.
Step 6 - Add boiled pasta, grated paneer, paneer cubes and garam masala. Mix well and turn off the gas.
Step 7 - Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Enjoy this cheesy but healthy pasta guilt-free! Let us know how you liked this genius recipe.
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