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Paneer: The Best Protein Rich Food for Vegetarians


The most important thing for vegetarians to get their nutrient requirements fulfilled by protein rich food. It is advised that every individual must consume the right amount of nutrients every day. No nutrients should be left out of the daily meals because of every nutrient, whether it’s fats, calories or calcium, they play an important part in the maintenance of good health.

To fulfil the nutrient need, nutritionists recommend fish and chicken to be added to meals every day in the right amount. But for vegetarians, it’s very important to add a food item which is very rich in various nutrients. Paneer is one product which is extremely rich in nutrients. 100 g or paneer contains approximately 11 g of protein. Why is a nutrient rich food so important for vegetarians? Let’s take a look at benefits of protein:

Provides Energy:

Protein rich vegetarian food is also a source of energy. Even if you do not eat for a long period of time, it is the muscle protein which breaks down to provide energy to the body.

Takes care of hair health:

It helps to restore damaged hair. Protein rich food also ensures hair growth. This is the reason why most hair products are enhanced by adding specific kinds of protein in them.

Maintains joints:

The amount of protein required to keep joints healthy is different in different ages. Especially during the early ages and the old age, kids and people need more amount of the nutrient in the diet to keep their muscles and their joints healthy.

Boosts immunity:

The human body remains immune because of the antibodies which detect the disease and fights it. The antibodies are a specific type of protein.

You get all these benefits from the dairy product as it is one protein rich vegetarian food. Today it’s also very convenient to buy paneer online. Apart from convenience, there also are other benefits which you get from paneer online shopping:


Buying paneer online ensures the right nutrition and also the variety. Be it malai one or the normal one.


It also ensures that you receive fresh paneer at your doorstep. When you buy the dairy product from any local shop, you may not be sure, what you are buying is a fresh paneer or not, but you don’t have to worry about this when you choose the online platform.


The paneer price per kg is Rs.350-400, this will be constant until and unless the manufacturer changes the price.

There are many such benefits when you opt for buying paneer online. The nutrient content in the dairy product is high, and in this fast-moving life, balancing the nutrients is the need of the hour. If you are still confused about what exactly can you make using the dairy product which is a protein rich food, here is one recipe that might help you. The healthy with yummy!

Paneer ka Cheela (Protein Rich Food For Vegetarians)


For Batter
  • ½ cup besan
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp each red chilli, dry coriander and turmeric powder
  • Water to make batter
  • Salt, to taste

For the filling

  • ¼ cup grated paneer
  • ½ small tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ green chilli, finely chopped
  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped


Mix all the ingredients for the batter with water to form a batter of thicker, pouring consistency.

To prepare the cheelas, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan.

Pour a ladle of batter and roll it around to spread it evenly. Cook on reduced heat.

When almost done, spread a tablespoonful of the paneer filling on the pancake.

Turn it over and cook on the other side till done.

Serve hot with green chutney.

This dish contains 6g of protein.

Amol Ghodke
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