Low Calorie Indian Spinach Paneer Palak recipe – 199 calories

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Palak paneer is an Indian dish consisting of spinach and paneer (Indian farmer’s cheese) in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It is a popular vegetarian dish that is usually served with naan or roti bread, or boiled rice.

Indian Spinach Paneer Palak recipe – 199 calories

Ingredients:
4 bunches spinach (Palak)
2 tablespoons butter
paneer cheese (made from 1 litre milk)
2 medium onions
1 1/2 tablespoons red chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons dhaniya powder (corriander powder)
1/2 teaspoon jeera powder (powdered cumin seeds)
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
10 cashews
2 tomatoes
1/2 cup curds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon sugar
salt
clove
cinnamon
black pepper

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Beef with Cucumber Raita recipe – 176 calories

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Raita is a traditional Indian yogurt-based sauce that is served over hot curries and beef dishes to add a bit of cool contrast. Cucumber, mint, onions, and seasoning are shredded and infused into this sauce for a tasty treat.

Beef with Cucumber Raita recipe – 176 calories

Ingredients:
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
1/4 cup coarsely shredded unpeeled cucumber
1 8-ounce carton plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
1 tablespoon finely chopped red or sweet onion
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
salt and black pepper, to taste
fresh mint leaves (optional)

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East African Bread (Chapati) recipe – 158 calories

East African Bread (Chapati) recipe - 158 calories

East African Bread (Chapati) recipe – 158 calories

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
warm water, as needed

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Potato Salad with Curried Mayo recipe – 194 calories

Potato Salad with Curried Mayo recipe - 194 calories

Potato Salad with Curried Mayo recipe – 194 calories

Ingredients:
2 3/4 lbs salad potatoes, halved
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 bunch spring onion
4 sticks celery, thickly sliced
7 oz low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon peanut oil or sunflower oil
1 tablespoon madras curry paste
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds (plus a little more to serve)
salt and black pepper, to taste

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Crunchy Spiced Sweet Potatoes recipe – 151 calories

Crunchy Spiced Sweet Potatoes recipe - 151 calories

Crunchy Spiced Sweet Potatoes recipe – 151 calories

Ingredients:
21 ounces sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 green chilies, seeded and very finely diced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garam masala

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