Reduced Calorie Baked Paneer in White Sauce

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Jul. 29, 2013

While baked dishes are quite common in continental cuisines, using this form of food preparation in Indian cuisine is a trend slowly catching up. It comes with the advantages of being able to use less fat and retaining flavor and nutritional characteristics of the ingredients used.


Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , chopped finely
Capsicum 1 , chopped
Carrot 1 , chopped (Parboiled)
Spinach 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped
Assorted cooked vegetables 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (french beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower)
Low fat cottage cheese 450 Gram (Cut into cubes)
Low sodium and low fat cheese sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Skimmed milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Reduced fat low sodium cheese 2 Tablespoon (Cheddar)
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste



1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F.


2. In a skillet, heat the oil, and pan fry the capsicum and carrot for a few minutes.

3. Add the white sauce, milk, paneer slices, spinach, salt and pepper.

4. Spread the mixture on a greased baking dish. Spread the grated cheddar cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 230 *C (450 *F) for 10 minutes till cheese is gratinated.


5. Serve hot with dinner rolls or crisp toasted garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 225Calories from Fat 74

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 813 mg33.88%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet