Paneer is one of the most common ingredients in Asian cooking. Tofu is nutritious soya paneer made from soya milk. It has a good nutritional benefits and is rich in protein. Regular use of tofu reduces cholesterol levels. It is recommended for heart patients because it reduces bad cholesterol levels. Tofu plays an important role in prevention of many diseases. Diabetics and people on diet can use tofu instead of milk paneer as it is easily digestible and low in calories.
100 gms of tofu paneer
One onion (finely chopped)
One tomato (finely chopped)
One small capsicum (finely chopped)
One small piece of ginger(finely chopped)
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp sugar free powder
Salt as required
1 tsp cooking oil
1/4 tsp kasuri methi
4 Lightly cooked round chappathis for making roll
Method for making the filling
In a frying pan, put 1 tsp oil.
Add chopped onion and ginger and fry till it becomes soft.
Add capsicum and fry till it gets cooked.
Add tomatoes and fry till it gets cooked.
Add chilli powder, jeera powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar free powder one by one.
Fry till the raw smell of masala disappears.
Add the grated paneer, kasuri methi and fry till it gets completely mixed with masala.
Now the stuffing is ready.
Method for making the roll
Divide the filling into four equal portions.
Take one chappathi, place one portion of the filling on one edge of the chappathi.
Sprinkle chopped onion and coriander leaves on the filling.
Roll it tightly and seal the chappathi with a clove so that the the filling does not spill over.
Heat tawa and place the roll on the tawa.
Pour little oil over it and cook till it turns brown on both sides.
Guava is a very common fruit found in Asian countries. It is highly nutritious and is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. It is also rich in dietary fiber. This fruit is a good choice for diabetics as it is low in sugar content. For those who are on diet can make use of the full benefit of this fruit as it is low in calories.
The health benefits that guava offers is just amazing. So make sure you have guava quite often.
Now here is the recipe for Guava Juice.
Ingredients (serves one)
1/2 ripe Guava
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp black salt
1 to 11/2 tsp sugar free powder
1/4 tsp Chaat masala (optional)
Wash Guava well and cut into small pieces by removing the seed portion.
Grind the pieces in the mixer to a smooth paste.
Add lemon juice, enough water, black salt, sugar free powder and stir well.
Red Sorrel(Gongura) leaves are the most popular greens in Andhra region. These leaves are sour in taste and have lot of medicinal values.
These leaves and flowers have a cooling effect and act as an appetizer. They are very useful in relieving symptoms of fever. You can use these leaves to treat jaundice. The juice extracted from these leaves mixed with butter milk is highly recommended once daily to treat jaundice.
Kongura greens relieves indigestion,cold and cough. It cleanses the intestines. It also helps in removing infections as well. In Andhra these greens are used to prepare variety of dishes.
One cup of toor dal
One small bunch of gongura leaves
One onion(finely chopped)
One tomato(finely chopped)
One green chilli(finely chopped)
3or4 flakes of garlic
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp daniya powder
Salt as required
11/2 tsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
Few coriander leaves
Separate the leaves from the stalk and wash well and chop it into fine leaves.
Cook toor dal with enough water in a pressure cooker and keep it aside.
In a frying pan, put oil.
Add mustard, jeera, urad dal, channa dal.
Let the mustard splutter and the dals turn red.
Add the chopped onion, garlic, green chilli, asafoetida and turmeric powder.
Fry till the onion becomes soft.
Add the chopped tomato, chopped gongura leaves and enough salt.
Boil till the leaves gets cooked.
Add chilli powder and daniya powder and boil till the raw smell of masala powder disappears.
Smash the leaves well using smasher.
Add the cooked dal and boil till it gets completely mixed.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, kichidi and phulka roti.