Soured Cream Cottage Cheese/Paneer

Low carb main course Indian dish suggested by a friend. Quick, easy and yummy.

The dish will serve 4.


  • Cottage Cheese (Paneer) – 200 gm
  • Sour Cream – 150 ml
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Green chillies
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Edible Oil
  • Onion
  • Coriander  leaves
  • Indian garam masala (optional)

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Refrigeration Time: 1 hour (optional – suggested for best results)

Cooking Time: 10-15 mins


Put Paneer cubes in a bowl, add salt, pepper, green chillies (finely cut) as per the taste, add 150 ml of sour cream, finely chopped 4-5 garlic cloves. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a pan, add oil (2-3) spoons, add chopped onions and fry them in a medium to high heat until it turns golden. Lower the heat to medium, add the mixture prepared above mix it well. Add milk for consistency of the gravy. Keep mixing once a while and allow it to cook for 10 mins. At the end, add pinch of garam masala believe me this is the secret to flavourful sour cream paneer but it is optional. Garnish with Coriander.

Serve Hot!


Serving sour cream paneer with veggies makes a whole meal.


–– Happy Eating!!

Additional Information:

For this dish, I have used Tesco products.

  • Tesco British Soured Cream 150 ml
  • Everest Paneer 226g

Chickpeas Cutlets & Ragda Patties

This is an easy to make low carb snacks, an alternative of Potato (alu) cutlets yet utterly delicious.

Ingredients for cutlets:

  • Boiled Chickpeas
  • Spices
  • Sauces of your choice
  • Olive oil
  • Coriander  leaves

Ingredients for Ragda Patties: 

  • Yogurt
  • Tamarind chutney/sauce
  • Green chutney/sauce (made of mint, coriander, chilly)
  • Onion

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


Out of say 1 cup of boiled chickpeas, keep one forth aside and grind rest of the boiled chickpeas to make coarse paste. Add some spices like salt, turmeric, red chilly powder or green chilly finely chopped, Indian chole masala (optional), chopped coriander, add 2 table spoon of oil and mix them well to make thick batter. Heat the pan and add 3-4 tablespoon of olive oil.
Once hot, take one large spoon of the batter, place it on the pan and press gently to form round shaped cutlets (see the pics for approx size). In a pan, based on its size we can make 4-5 cutlets in one go. Cover the pan with the lid and cook on each side until golden and crispy. If required, add 1-2 table spoon of oil while flipping the cutlet.

Either serve cutlets as is with sauces or make ragda patties.

For Ragda patties, in a bowl place 2-3 cutlets, add left over boiled chickpeas, to this add 2-3 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of tamarind chutney, 1 tablespoon of green chutney, sauces, sliced onions.

Serve hot!

–– Happy Eating!!



Grilled Salmon with Spinach


  • 2 Salmon Fillet
  • Olive Oil
  • Spinach 150 grams
  • Olives
  • Spices

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins


Marinate salmon fish with salt, chilly powder or pepper, garlic powder ginger powder and black pepper as per your taste. Add one table spoon of olive oil and mix fish well and keep it aside for 30 minutes. In a pan, add one spoon butter add washed spinach. Make sure to remove access water. Add salt and black pepper as per taste and toss for 2 minutes. Place it on a plate. In the same pan, now add olive oil, once it is warm add salmon and cook in medium heat for 15 mins keep rolling the fish once a while to make sure all sides of the fish is cooked properly. 

Place it on top of spinach and garnish with mayonnaise and sauces of your choice. If you like Olives, serve it with this delicious salmon fry. 

Serve hot!

–– Happy Eating!!

Couscous with prawns


  • Couscous
  • Asparagus
  • Prawns
  • Lemon
  • Spices for seasoning

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


In a pan, add edible oil, once it is warm add prawns along with the species like salt, black pepper and red chilly powder or paprika. Stir fry in medium to high flame.

In the meantime, in a container with half filled boiling water add pinch of salt and cook couscous for 5-10 mins. Drain water and keep it aside.

Cut asparagus in medium chunks. In a pan add one spoon olive oil. After a minutes time, add cut asparagus. Sprinkle little salt pepper and lemon juice and sorte in high flame. Once it is cooked add cooked couscous and half of the cooked prawns. Mix it well and cook for another 2-3 mins.

Serve hot!

– Happy Eating!!