“Spread” some Happiness !

“Spread” some Happiness !

A jar of homemade sandwich spread is a very versatile thing to keep ready ! You can use it on bread, you can make a chapatti roll with it or mix it into an egg “bhurji”. Verka paneer makes a yummy spread. The paneer provides us with lots of protein, minerals, calcium and phosphorus. We add garlic to it for heart friendly qualities. Verka butter, walnuts and carrots provide it more goodness !

Super-Booster Sandwich Spread

  • 200 gm Verka Paneer
  • 5-6 tbsp Verka Butter
  • ½ cup grated carrots, squeezed
  • ¼ cup loosely packed mint (pudina) leaves, chopped
  • 2 pods garlic, chopped fine
  • salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)

Method:

  • Chop the paneer into rough cubes, place them on a flat platter, then mash well with a fork.
  • Blend the butter into the paneer along with the grated carrots, mint and garlic.
  • Add walnuts, salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste.
  • The mixture should be thick, but of a spreadable consistency.
  • Store in the fridge in a wide-necked jar or tin. It will keep well for 8-10 days.

Note :

  • If you are not going to use the prepared spread soon, then do not add salt to it. Salt will make it runny. Mix in the salt at the time of use.
  • Carrots can be replaced with raw, grated zucchini, another veggie full of goodness.
  • Crushed walnuts or almonds will add health benefit and nuttiness.
  • Fresh green chili can also be used for a kick !