Saturday, December 22, 2007

Low Cal Malai Mutter/Batani Saagu

Rich food doesnt have to necessarily contain heavy fatty ingredients...
Sometimes using simple ingredients could result in a delicious equally rich tasting food without the extra calories..
Here is a very low calorie malai mutter which is very rich, flavourfull, full of healthy vegetables and very low calories...The best part of this dish is it takes less than 10minutes to prepare without the hassles of grinding anything..

This is also my entry for the "Grindless Gravies" food event... the details of the event can be found here....

1cup fresh green peas (boil till tender)
1 ripe tomato
1 onion finely minced
1tsp ginger-garlic paste
1tsp red chillie powder
a pinch of turmeric
3tbsp skimmed milk powder
1tsp oil..
cracked pepper 1/2tsp(optional)


Heat oil in a pan..To this add ginger garlic paste, onion and fry till it turns light golden brown.. Now add chopped tomato and mix well for 2minutes.. Add the turmeric and chillie powder and salt and close the lid for 2mins till the flavours blend..
Now add the boiled fresh peas and any other veggies(optional) and mix well.. Take skimmed milk powder in a bowl and mix it with water to a fine paste.
Add this paste to the pan and mix well.add cracked pepper and close the lid for 4mins till the mixture cooks well. Serve with chapatis/roti

Tip: You can add finelly chopped brocolli/chayoti/any other green veggies you like with peas ..
This dish takes only a tsp of oil and literally calorie free but extremely delicious and rich...


Asha said...

Looks delicious! It's true that you don't need to add butter and cream to add taste, just richness which most of us could do without most of the time!:)

Paru ... said...

:-) I absolutely agree..
Thanks for visiting Asha..

sra said...

Paru, that's a very yummy-looking dish, and new too! Thanks for participating!