Chenna

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Chhena

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 350 gm

Description

Chhena are cheese curds from the Indian subcontinent, made from buffalo or cow milk by adding food acids such as lemon juice and calcium lactate. Chhena is pressed and further processed to make paneer and also used to make desserts such as Khira Sagara, Chhena Kheer, Rasa malai as well as sweets such as Chhena jalebi, Chhena gaja, Pantua, Rasgulla and Sandesh.

Chhena is an incredible source of healthy fat calories with protein, calcium which helps to have a healthy strong bones, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 which protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate  metabolism, prevents heart heart diseases and helps to produce red blood cells. this is ideal to consume during breakfast or snack time.


Ingredients

  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Lemon Juice – 15 – 20 ml

Instructions

  1. Bring milk to boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add lime juice. Keep on stirring and until milk gets curdled.
  3. Ideally the milk should get curdled at once after you stir lime juice or vinegar. Just keep extra lime juice ready, in case milk does not curdle.
  4. When the greenish liquid (whey) separates from the milk, pour the curdled milk into pan with the help of a sieve or muslin cloth.
  5. Usually from 1 litre of whole fat milk, yield 350 gram of chhenna.

Notes

Instead of lemon juice you can also use 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of vinegar or 3 tablespoons (45 g) of Curd or 1 tsp of Citric Acid powder (5 g) .

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 468 - 470 kcal
  • Fat: 14 - 15 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 48 - 50 gm
  • Protein: 16 -18 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHY

Baked Carrot Delight

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Baked Carrot Delight

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 - 5 pcs

Description

Baked Carrot Delight, a carrot flavoured sweet can be consumed by  diabetic, weight loss, weight management, obese, over weight and any age group will enjoy the taste and flavour of the healthy sweet. Carrots are rich in beta- carotene and lutein, which lowers the chances of cataracts and other eye problems.

This dish is ideal to consume as a sweet dish or dessert item at lunch or dinner and can also be served as a home made healthy sweets to our guest.


Ingredients

  • Cottage cheese (low fat) – 100 gm
  • Carrot – 150 gm
  • Almonds/ Pistachios (finely chopped) – 8 pcs

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate the carrot.
  2. Keep aside 2 tsp of the grated carrot.
  3. Use the rest grated carrot to make juice.
  4. Heat the juice until it become ¼th
  5. Hang the cottage cheese for few minutes and squished.
  6. Then the carrot syrup and grated carrot was added to it.
  7. Mash the cottage cheese till smoothly texture.
  8. Use butter paper to avoid oil greasing, and put the mixture in a baking tray and level it.
  9. Bake it at 1500c for 5 minutes.
  10. Cut it into square shape.
  11. Garnish with finely chopped almonds or pistachios. Serve it cold.
  12. Storage life of 5 days if kept in a refrigerator.

 


Notes

Make sure chenna mixture becomes smooth.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 38 - 40 kcal
  • Fat: 0.95 - 1 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 2 - 3 gm
  • Protein: 3 - 4 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYSWEETS

Sweet Potato Salad

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Sweet Potato Salad

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Description

Sweet potato salad is a salad, made typically of sweet potato, olive oil, salt, ground pepper, black pepper, cinnamon sticks, raisins, coriander, sugar, and water. Sometimes  fruits can be used. It is very popular in the Arab world. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber and beta- carotene (a provitamin A Carotenoids), with moderate contents of other micronutrients, including Vitamin B and Manganese. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrate and dietary fiber so it is good for diabetes and weight loss.


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Ingredients

Sweet potato – 1 (boiled & peeled and cut into cubes)

1 medium Onion (finely chopped)

2 Green Chilies (finely chopped)

1 tablespoon Lemon juice

3 sprig Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)

1 teaspoon Chat Masala Powder

Pomegranate – to garnish

Salt to taste


Instructions

  1. Firstly, mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Boiling the sweet potato and having it in the refrigerator for an hour which helps in making this salad more delicious.
  2. Serve chilled with chopped freshly coriander leaves on top.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 120 - 130 KCAL
  • Fat: 1-3 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 30 - 40 GM
  • Protein: 2-4 GM
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Healthy vs Fad Diets

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Good Health comes with a healthy weight, neither too more nor too less. The Key to healthy weight is what we eat and how much we eat along with moderate to high exercise.In recent years, there has been a proliferation of fad diets which are sold as low fat diets and the best way to lose weight. Enough research evidence exists that low fat diets don’t work as these replace fat with easily digested carbs.They try to restrict select nutrients from our daily intake, which results in short term weight loss which ultimately leads to nutrient deficiency .

Hundreds of diets have been created, many promising fast and permanent weight loss. Remember the Atkins diet? The grapefruit diet? 3 day water diet? Low carb.. Blood type diet.. and various celebrity diets?
Fact is that any diet will work which gives us fewer calories than what we intake.
The best diet for losing weight is one that is good for all parts of your body, from your brain to your toes, and not just for our waistline. It should also be one which we can manage for a longer period of time without too much issues. Ideally a good diet plan is one that offers plenty of good to taste and healthy choices, excludes only few foods, and is easy on wallet and availability.
The Most common diet that fits the above bill is a Mediterranean-type diet.
Mediterranean diet and its variations which typically consists of
· Several servings of fruits and vegetables a day
· Whole-grain breads and cereals
· Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, and olive oil
· Lean protein from poultry, fish, and beans
· Limited amounts of red meat
· Moderate wine consumption with meals .