Recipe for Paneer Upma

Writing a blog post after a really long time as was tied setting up my studio where I have my Food Events & Workshops. Today’s recipe is healthy and delicious Paneer Upma.

#EatHealthywithShital is a hashtag I started some days back on Instagram spontaneously when I was thinking about what should I make for myself after a series of binge eating from Diwali onwards.

Although I don’t follow any diet I make sure about my protein intake as being a vegetarian, it is obviously limited unless taken care of.

Recently whilst I was collaborating with a gym for curating Keto Low Carb Recipes for them, I had recommended this Paneer Upma to them & their patrons loved it.

Paneer or Cottage Cheese is God’s Gift to vegetarians and there are innumerable Delicious Dishes made from it. But I have used it to make my Meal more Healthy and Delicious of course.

Recipe for the Paneer Upma


1Paneer / Cottage Cheese1/2 Kg
2Carrots chopped fine2
3Green pepper chopped fine1
4Chopped Onion1
5Chopped Tomato1
6Parboiled Peas1 Cup
7Grated Coconut1/2 Cup
8Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves1/2 Cup
9Edible Oil2 tsp
10Udad Dal / Black Gram1 tsp
11Mustard Seeds1/2 tsp
12Green Chillies3
13AsafoetidaAs you want
14Curry leaves
15Garam Masala1 tsp

Method for Paneer Upma

  1. Crumble the Paneer / Cottage Cheese finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add the udad dal & mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
  4. Add the Asafoetida, curry leaves & chillies, let the chillies crackle.
  5. Sauté the chopped onions & tomato.
  6. Now add the chopped carrots, pepper & peas, cook for about 2 minutes on a high flame.
  7. Add the grated coconut, coriander leaves & salt to taste.
  8. Lastly, add in the crumbled Paneer / Cottage Cheese.
  9. Serve Piping Hot garnished with a fresh Green Chilli.

A Super Quick & Easy Dish to make for any meal of the day, this is also highly nutritive & adds the required zest to your health & taste.

Next #EatHealthywithShital Recipes coming soon !!!

Till then, Be Happy & Thankful


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