The addition of matar AKA green peas is absolutely divine but on a ketogenic lifestyle, one has to get creative with their favourite dishes and give their own spin to make it keto friendly. I did exactly that. In all honesty, it tastes just as good as its non-keto variant.
Last week, I showed some of my Instagram followers a detailed recipe for this dish on the Stories. I have put it all together for you in a video format. It was prepared in real time and it received a lot of positive feedback for being easy to prepare.
Presenting to you, Methi Malai Paneer’s step-by-step recipe in a video! Please excuse the noise that you hear in between each step. Thanks to the series of video stories I posted on Insta!
There is very minimal use of spice powders in the recipe as I have left the flavour heavy lifting with the Makhani Sauce, The sauce makes the base of the curry and bring together the vegetables and the spices.
Tomatoes when cooked with the right spices can give you the most delicious-tasting basis for the much-loved curries. There are numerous combinations of spices you could bring together to create a sensational base sauce for a curry.
Here is my humble offering of a delectable curry sauce that will make your dishes taste heaps better. Makhani simply means buttery (of butter too). It’s hard not to drool as I am typing this. As the name suggests, it’s all the good stuff – creamy, buttery, and bloody yummy! If you have been making curries out of the readymade sauces, try this and you will never go back those artificial-tasting stuff!
I use this sauce to make paneer, mixed vegetables, chickpea curries and have even made an Indianised take on a pasta bake! The creamy, buttery sauce renders the dishes a whole new dimension.
This deepavali, I was stumped for ideas for sweets to consume while on the keto lifestyle. I even toyed with the idea of having the Choc Chia Pudding or Berries & Cream Chia Pudding but what’s an Indian festival without an Indian sweet, ey?
After a quick squiz in the fridge and pantry, I realised that I could put together a simple yet yummy kesari. In my home, growing up, kesari was one of those quick-fix sweets for when guests arrived unexpectedly or when that sweet craving hits at an ungodly hour. Not much has changed clearly with the whole last-minute sweet scrambling!
I was mighty pleased with the final output. So presenting to you the keto kesari for the sweet factor to your healthy meals without hampering your macros.
Aside from being a hero vegetable, I find cauliflower versatile for so many dishes – pizza base, cauliflower fried ‘rice’, curry, Cauli ‘mac’ n cheese, roasted, in a soup…I can do this all day! Is there anything that cauliflower can’t do? Lol.
While the thought of cauliflower rice and pizza sounds incredible, all that I crave for sometimes is a simple dish made with the vegetable.
You can’t really go wrong with the berries and cream combination, add the mix chia pudding and you get the dreamiest and creamiest brekkies of them all!
Incredibly easy to put together and with just 6 ingredients, it doesn’t get much simpler than this! This is a go-to breakfast in my home and I prepare it overnight for a grab-and-go breakfast.
Palak paneer gets made at home quite often. It makes one of the quickest weeknight dinners. Even more so with me following the ketogenic way of eating, this curry has become a staple. It is perfect to hit the fat macros and to consume greens for the day. I love that I can bulk up the fat macros by adding more paneer/cream/butter. To me, this is a meal in a bowl and don’t need anything to mop up the curry with.
Note: The recipe’s ingredients are created with a ketogenic and low carb diet in mind. Tweak the fat components if you do not want a very rich curry. Increase the spinach and vegetable quantities to suit your dietary needs.
I have chosen a simple recipe to kick start a series (hopefully!) of video recipes. This is a go-to egg curry recipe in my home. This has become a regular feature in my meal plans since starting the ketogenic way of life. A great low-carb curry delivering the goods. Ticks the box for flavour, nutrition and wholesomeness.
The good fats for the pudding comes from chia, and rendering its chocolatey flavour is the cacao, rich in anti-oxidants and micronutrients! Chia seeds are filling, tasty and in combination with the cacao makes one of the easiest and tastiest keto breakfasts ever.
Come at me, chocolate goodness!