Paneer Mutter Kodri: Paneer is a show-stealer, and so is any dish that uses it! But you might often hear diabetics complaining that they can’t have rice as it raises blood sugar levels quickly; hence, I have thought of a way by which they can relish all the rice delicacies without hesitation.
Enter kodri! Kodri is the best replacement for rice as it is fibre-rich and does not alter blood sugar levels quickly. Therefore, I have whipped up this recipe using low fat paneer and kodri. It tastes amazing and I am sure you will not miss rice anymore! Kodri takes time to cook, so take care to cook it correctly with the right amount of water added.

Preparation Time: 20 mins   
Cooking Time: 20 mins   
Total Time: 40 mins    
Makes 4 servings


2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 big tomato , blanched and grated
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup chopped low fat paneer( cottage cheese)
1/4 cup boiled green peas
salt to taste
2 1/2 cups of cooked kodri (varagu)

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)



  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, garlic paste, ginger- green chilli paste and dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and sauté over a medium flame till the onions turn light brown in colour, while stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water if required.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, sugar and ¼ cup of water, mix well and sauté over a medium flame for 8 to10 minutes, stirring once in between.
  4. Add the paneer, green peas, salt and kodri, mix gently and cover and cook over a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.


  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 110 cal 6%
Protein 3.5 g 6%
Carbohydrates 14.1 g 5%
Fiber 2.7 g 11%
Fat 4.4 g 7%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 217.2 mcg 5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.4 mg 3%
Vitamin C 22.8 mg 57%
Vitamin E 0.1 mg 1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 26.3 mcg 13%
Calcium 59.3 mg 10%
Iron 0.7 mg 3%
Magnesium 34.7 mg 10%
Phosphorus 65.6 mg 11%
Sodium 13.7 mg 1%
Potassium 146.5 mg 3%
Zinc 0.3 mg 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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