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Semolina skimmed milk kheer.

Heath benefits of semolina –
Semolina is a great source of energy, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. It is made from durum wheat, so gets digested slowly and helps you feel full for longer time and prevents from overeating. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins i.e B and the E group. Both, are essential for good immunity. It contains potassium that improves your kidney function.

I prefer to include semolina in my diet because its healthy, nutritious and helps me make different types of easy and quick recipes. My husband and my little baby always love these recipes. Today I will show you how to make easy and quick desert with semolina.

Preparation-

Ingredients-

250ml – skimmed milk
½ tbsp.- clarified butter/unsalted butter
100gm – semolina
4tbsp – sugar
pinch of salt
2 to 3 cardamom
nuts and raisins

Method

1. Heat the pan then put 1/2 tbsp. of clarified butter to the pan.
2. Add semolina and fry it in low flame for 1 to 2 mins.
3. Add milk to it and stir it continuously until it turns thick.
4. Add sugar as for your taste and pinch of salt.
5. Finally add cardamom powder, nuts and raisins.

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Semolina skimmed milk kheer.

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Paneer (cottage cheese) poppy seeds gravy with a healthy twist.

Health benefits of paneer (cottage cheese) and poppy seeds

Paneer is made from whole milk. It is a source of protein, calcium, mineral, carbohydrate, and energy. It also contains high amount of fat and cholesterol. This time i am taking skimmed milk paneer to give a healthy twist, which has all goodness of milk and only 0.1 gram of fat.

Poppy seeds are good source of dietary fiber, which helps to decrease LDL blood cholesterol levels. The seeds are excellent source of B-complex vitamins. Poppy seeds contain good level of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium.

 Preparation

Ingredients –

50 gram – paneer

1 tbsp – white poppy seeds socked in water(khus-khus)5 to 6 cashew nuts

1 medium size- tomato, chopped

1 medium size – onion, chopped

1 – green chilli or you can take red chilli

2 tbsp – ginger garlic paste

1/4 tsp – garam masala (cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and clove powder)

pinch of turmeric

a pinch of sugar

dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)

salt to taste

2 tbsp – olive oil/regular oil

salt as per taste

 Method

1.  Make a thick paste by combining soaked poppy seeds and cashew nuts.

2.  Heat olive oil in a non stick pan, add onion and sauté it till golden brown.

3.  Add  ginger, garlic and chilli paste  fry it for 3 to 4 mins.

4.  Add a pinch of turmeric.

5.  Add chopped tomatoes and fry them until they get soft.

6.  Add the poppy seed and cashew nut paste, 1 cup of water, pinch of sugar,and salt to taste and cook it  on a low heat for 10-12 minutes until the gravy is thick.

7.  And finally add paneer cubes, garam masala and kasuri methi.

8.  Now your paneer with poppy seeds gravy is ready to serve.

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Hope you like the paneer(cottage cheese) poppy seeds gravy.

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