Pesto and Paneer sabzi

Good day to you all! We want to eat healthy but if that means I have to shop for lettuce and then worry about it going bad if I don’t use it on time, I would rather just grab some snacks maybe? I have realized that its the taste or the sheer amount of work involved that makes us run away from healthy food. But guess what, its actually not. My last blog post was about pesto ( https://alishasdessertsafari.food.blog/2020/02/07/pesto-low-fat-indian-version/ )and well the paneer in my fridge had to be put to some use. So I decided to make quick sabzi and it was so good that I thought of sharing it with you guys here. Since I just made it for fun, I do not have accurate measurements so I am just listing out the ingredients and hope you all get it right. I apologise for it sincerely. Hope you try it and if you do, let me know! It will definitely make my day and would push me to try new things out and share it with you.

Ingredients:

  • Refined oil
  • Garlic paste
  • Cornflour
  • Paneer (Cottage cheese)
  • Onion (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pesto
  • Green peas

Procedure:

  • Cut up the paneer into small blocks or strips.
  • Coat them in cornflour and a little amount of salt.
  • Heat up some refined oil or olive oil and fry the paneer pieces lightly till golden.
  • Remove and keep aside. In the same pan add refined oil and heat it up.
  • Add garlic paste and cook till golden. Add in the onion and fry till golden.
  • Add the pre-made pesto to the pan. Add some water to the pan.
  • Add in the paneer pieces and cook for about 5-6 minutes in low flame.
  • Add the green peas. Adjust salt in the dish.
  • Remove from pan and serve it with roti or bread.

Bonus Tips:

  • We are frying the paneer so that it holds shape during the entire cooking process.
  • We are not adding any other spices so that the pesto retains its flavor and is not overpowered by any other ingredient.
  • It is a quick dish and therefore can be made in the morning and carried for lunch too.
  • Pesto serves as the greens and the paneer provides you with proteins so if you are looking for balance, this dish with a bread or roti is your answer.

Published by Alisha Sarkar

I am a chef who loves her work and this blog is a an extended part of passion to be shared with others.

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