Can you go on a strict crash diet ever??!!! I can’t… I’m more of a healthy eater… It’s not that I avoid junk completely… I do eat it all – burgers, sandwiches, fried munchies n what not! But it’s just once-in-a-while scene n I cut off the calories from the next meal. Quite like… If I eat a burger today or enjoy samosas, I would prefer a salad or soup bowl for the next day! Isn’t it an act of balancing only? No matter if I remain a bit overweight, I won’t really stop eating the things :) And that may not sound right to you but that’s how it is, in my case!
I have seen people who observe a strict diet and in that too, they look for the substitute ingredients! Some things are better eaten in normal form only, is what I believe in. And to be honest, I’m a home-cook… My cooking doesn’t have to produce a gourmet dish with hi-fi ingredients. I rather prefer to cook something with all that I have in my pantry and used on day-to-day basis :) I know, I’m on the opposite side of most cooking-experts but that’s what a home cook do, right? Ohh yes, in case if you’re the one who take cooking and blogging as a business or profession, you definitely have to run in that race… But that doesn’t work for me! What’s your opinion on this???
Well sometimes… I don’t even think of creating something new with my favorite ingredients at times i.e. If I see mushrooms, I hardly can think of anything beyond super-brekkie! If I have got it in bulk then here is the result of what I did…
6 Button Mushrooms, diced
150 gms Paneer, grated
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2-3 tbsp Diced Capsicum
1/2 cup Tomato Puree
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Salt, to taste
2 tbsp Oil
Coriander Leaves, chopped
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.
- Once it crackles well, add onions and ginger-garlic paste into it.
- Let it get cooked until onions are soft and then add capsicums and tomato puree along with all the spices.
- Mix well and then add diced mushrooms in it.
- Cook it for a 2-3 mins until it releases some water.
- Add grated paneer in it and lemon juice too.
- Mix everything gently and cook for a min or 2.
- Serve hot with phulka roti or paratha!