Whenever you have to make something instant and fool-proof, you always have your go-to-ingredients, the ingredients that would never let you down, no matter what! For us, paneer is one such versatile ingredient that we can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never get bored. Why, you ask? It is because it feels so different each time. Paneer is a soft cheese made with curdled milk. Also known as cottage cheese, paneer is one of India's popular dairy items. While you can always use them for luscious gravies, they work equally well as snacks.
Health Benefits of Paneer:
Did you know paneer is an incredible source of dietary protein?! Hundred grams of pure cottage cheese comprises about 23 grams of protein and contains 9 essential amino acids. Protein helps build muscle and aid weight-loss. Additionally, paneer is also a profuse with calcium and phosphorous. But it must be noted that paneer is not particularly low in calories; therefore, you should have this healthy cheese in moderation. There are plenty of other benefits of cottage cheese, but make sure you purchase it only from trusted dairy or shops, adulterated paneer could actually do more harm than good to your health.
Paneer Chaat Recipe:
Here's a snack recipe that is a potpourri of flavour and health. This paneer chaat recipe is super easy to put together and a hit among everyone, across all age groups. You can have it any time of the day; it can especially prove to be ideal for those mid-meal hunger pangs. In addition to paneer cubes, an essential component of the chaat is the healthy chutney it is smeared in. The quick chutney contains goodness of methi seeds, green chillies, mustard seeds, tamarind pulp, turmeric and more! The rich and tangy chutney can be preserved for a while and be enjoyed with your other meals too.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make paneer chaat with chilly chutney at home:
Try making this simple recipe at home and let us know how you like it. You can also customise the dish as per you needs. Throw some onions or tomatoes, if you feel like - there are umpteen ways to spruce it up. If you have any interesting recipes to share, you can write to us in the comments below. We would love to know what you are cooking these days.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.