If I say I am still sulking past my vacation, I am not lying to anyone and myself. My mood to cook nor work out has come back to being normal, even though I would say things have got back to routine and is moving well. With my weight snuggling happily upto me, I have to sooner or later get my act together and start pushing as much as I can. My couple of years of working out has made me realize that just workout won’t help you in losing weight. What you feed into your system does make a huge difference to your overall journey.
I have been happily eating without much thought these days and that is directly affecting my weight. After having hit my lowest in so many years during Ramadan, I have come back to a level where I must be seriously thinking of putting things in place. But sometimes, you just need to give yourself time to work it out, mainly because the circumstances of life aren’t that friendly with you as such…
Today, I am sharing with you a meal which is one of my favorites when I am on quantified nutrition. If you are a fan of chaat, but think it isn’t diet friendly, then think one more time! You can absolutely enjoy it in a way that won’t budge your waistline for sure. Whenever I go a bit bored of eating paneer, I would immediately resort to making this chaat and enjoy it without much issue. Remember the Paneer Dahi Bhalla? This one is another way of using up paneer without a fuss.
The patties made with boiled potatoes and paneer is shallow fried in a little ghee. As soon as it is done, the sweetened yogurt is slathered on top, and sprinkled with chaat masala, coriander leaves and green chutney. I do add tamarind chutney but not too much since it is quite calorific, so I just add a couple of drops here and there. Hehe… You can add some sprinkling of onion and tomatoes, but I am plain lazy to do that… 😉 Off to this super simple recipe…
- 100 gm boiled potatoes
- 50 gm paneer, thawed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp ghee
- ½ cup yogurt
- Salt to taste
- Sugar or stevia to taste
- Tamarind sauce as required (I used store bought)
- Green chilli sauce as required (I used store bought)
- Chaat masala as required
- Coriander leaves, chopped onions and tomato for garnish
- Mash the potato and paneer. Add salt and pepper an mix well. Divide into four patties.
- Heat the ghee and shallow fry both sides. Transfer to a plate.
- Whisk the salt and sugar/stevia into the yogurt till it becomes a smooth mixture. Spread on top of the hot patties.
- Top with the rest of the ingredients and dig in immediately!