Low Calorie Canneloni ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Low Calorie Canneloni ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

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A well balanced main dish with an italian flavour using low fat paneer for protein and whole wheat flour and vegetables for minerals, vitamins and fibre. This party favourite recipe is more appealing in its fat free form and i am sure you will enjoy it more.

Low Calorie Canneloni ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe) recipe - How to make Low Calorie Canneloni ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  15 mins.   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Pasta
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Stuffing
1 1/2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables , boiled
3/4 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Tomato Sauce
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves , crushed
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Topping
2 tbsp grated low-fat paneer

For the pasta

    For the pasta
  1. Mix the whole wheat flour, oil and salt. Add water and knead prepare a soft dough.
  2. Keep the dough aside for 1 hour covered with damp muslin cloth. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  3. Roll out the dough into small thin circles of 100mm. Top 125 mm. (4” to 5”) diameter.
  4. Boil plenty of water in a vessel.
  5. Drop one circle at a time into the boiling water, cook for ½ minute and remove. Transfer into cold water.
  6. Repeat for all the remaining circles. Just before use, drain out and discard the water.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil and sauté the onions and for ½ minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 1 more minute. Keep aside.

For the tomato sauce

    For the tomato sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft. Cool and blend in a liquidizer.
  3. Add the chilli powder, mixed herbs, sugar and salt and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Fill each pasta circle with a tbsp of the prepared stuffing and roll up like a pancake.
  2. Arrange all the cannelloni on a greased baking dish, pour the tomato sauce on top.
  3. Sprinkle the paneer on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy190 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber5.3 g
Fat11.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium31.4 mg


Low Calorie Canneloni
 on 21 Jan 12 01:35 AM

Great idea! I halved the recipe but used the same amount of vegetables. The combination I used was sweetcorn, celery and greens. I also ground together the sauce ingredients first and let it thicken to a sauce consistency. I used green chilli and fresh herbs. In place of paneer, I added tofu. It was delicious!