Paneer is a show-stealer, and so is any dish that uses it! But you might often hear diabetics complaining that they can’t have rice as it raises blood sugar levels quickly; hence, I have thought of a way by which they can relish all the rice delicacies without hesitation. Paneer Mutter Kodri.
Enter kodri! Kodri is the best replacement for rice as it is fibre-rich and does not alter blood sugar levels quickly. Therefore, I have whipped up this recipe using low fat paneer and kodri. It tastes amazing and I am sure you will not miss rice anymore! Kodri takes time to cook, so take care to cook it correctly with the right amount of water added.
Preparation Time: Cooking Time: Total Time: Makes 4 servings
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 big tomato , blanched and grated
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup chopped low fat paneer( cottage cheese)
1/4 cup boiled green peas
salt to taste
2 1/2 cups of cooked kodri (varagu)
For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
- Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions, garlic paste, ginger- green chilli paste and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and sauté over a medium flame till the onions turn light brown in colour, while stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water if required.
- Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, sugar and ¼ cup of water, mix well and sauté over a medium flame for 8 to10 minutes, stirring once in between.
- Add the paneer, green peas, salt and kodri, mix gently and cover and cook over a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
- It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
|Value per serving||% Daily Values|
|Vitamin A||217.2 mcg||5%|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||0.1 mg||10%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0 mg||0%|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||0.4 mg||3%|
|Vitamin C||22.8 mg||57%|
|Vitamin E||0.1 mg||1%|
|Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)||26.3 mcg||13%|