Paneer or Cottage Cheese is the much-loved dish in India and often ordered in restaurants, and perhaps the only ‘tasty’ dish vegetarians eat. It is a product made from milk and used in several forms such as chunks, bhurji, fried, sauteed, barbequed, grilled, etc. Paneer is an all-rounder when it comes to ways it can be eaten and tastes good almost in all these forms. We often find ourselves so busy that we do not even have time to prepare our breakfast. The simple solution to this everyday problem is Paneer Bhurji. It is a quick yet healthy recipe that we can easily prepare during the busy morning hours. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to make it, and the best part is it is rich in protein and thus perfect for weight loss.
Protein fills you up for longer, and we can increase the protein-quotient of our protein-rich meal by adding this one ingredient. Adding Green Peas to this recipe enhances your taste and is a powerhouse of nutrition and have the potential to induce satiety. Green peas contain a decent amount of heart-healthy minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It is also rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate. The soluble fiber in peas is good for the gut and also help in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Adding green peas to paneer bhurji also increases the fiber quotient of the dish and makes it even healthier for the digestive system. As we all know, healthy digestion is the essential step for losing weight.
Benefits of Green Peas:
- Digestion: Peas can do wonders for your metabolism. The high fiber content present in pods helps in maintaining good digestive health. Fiber adds bulk to the stool, thereby enhancing smoother bowel regularity.
- Good source of Iron: Peas are a good source of iron. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia. If you do not have enough iron, your body can’t make enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells, thereby causing hemoglobin deficiency. Iron helps combat fatigue and gives you strength.
- Good for eye health: Peas can also do wonders to your eyes. Peas are packed with carotenoid pigment lutein. Lutein is known to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration or loss of vision in old age. Peas can also boost eyesight.
- Weight Loss: Peas are low in at and also immensely low in calories as compared to heavier legumes like beans and cowpeas. 100 grams of peas contains only 81 calories. The high content of fiber to plays its role in weight reduction.