Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Gyan !!!


Couldn't resist sharing with my dear readers, 12 Most Indispensable Pieces of Life Advice


Source for the gyan, Have a great weekend everyone !!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Toast , A Wrap , A Main Course - Paneer Burji - Many Ways !!

A Toast , A Wrap , A Main Course - Paneer Burji - Many Ways !!



Its officially over summer that is, schools are open and back to organized chaos and predictable routines. This year’s summer has been one of kind for me, kids and husband were off to India for a period of 6 weeks leaving the house all to myself. Felt very weird and awkward getting used to an empty home and the stillness and quietness that comes with it. But knowing me decided that I am not going to sulk over the fact that few years down the lane I will probably forget the cause for not going but remember the summer missed with kids, so is life and such are the decisions.
 
So spent the summer being a single girl, lived out of my car literally, enjoyed countless dinners and lunches with friends and family, shopped to hearts content, attended Pilates classes at 6.00 PM (MY dream ever), have few exams coming up in next few months got a chance to read up all while working on one of the most critical, complex and hectic projects at work that I am heading. Thank god for the technology which made it easy to deal with family being miles apart that said I made the most of my temporary single status. So here’s to a summer gone by !!


Must say took me few days to get domesticated again haha !! luckily kids were home few days before school starts and made today’s recipe for their lunch . Being vegetarian there are only few protein sources that my kids like and Paneer is always the winner.





This recipe is very versatile, simple, easy and very customizable to individual taste and takes less than 20 minutes to prep and has many uses with the leftovers.

Recipe
Makes for about 2 cups
Preparation time ~ 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb Paneer – grated
1 small capsicum/Bell pepper diced into fine cubes
1 small onion diced into fine cubes
1 green chilli chopped fine
1 firm tomato chopped fine (optional)
Small cup of fresh/frozen peas
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp. Kasuri Methi/Dry methi
1 tbsp. garam masala
1 tbsp. turmeric
1 tbsp. paprika/ red chili powder (adjust according)
2 tbsp. of oil
Salt according to taste

Process
1. Heat a wide pan with 2 tbsp of oil, when oil get warm add ginger garlic paste, onions, tumeric,garam masala,kasuri methi and saute for 30-45 seconds till ginger garlic turns color.
2. Now add onions, capsicum,chilies, peas and saute till all the vegetables are well coated.
3. Add grated paneer to the sauted vegetables, add salt and mix till paneer and vegetables are well incorporated. Saute for about a minute or two. Paneer is very soft and does not take much time.
4. Adjust for salt and sprinkle corriander and remove from heat.

For Paneer Burji Toast
1.Take a slice of break, spread some butter on one side and slather ketchup.
2. Now spread a generous portion of the burji on the bread
3. Broil on low or use toaster oven according to your temperature till paneer turn brown, usually takes about 2~3 minutes


 
For Paneer Burji Toast
1.Take a slice of break, spread some butter on one side and slather ketchup.
2. Now spread a generous portion of the burji on the bread
3. Broil on low or use toaster oven according to your temparature till paneer turn brown, usually takes about 2~3 minutes
Remove from heat and serve with a side of hot Chai or cold Lassi
 
 
Now for Paneer burji wrap
Ingredients
finely sliced onions,tomatoes, avocado and slice of lemon, you can also add shredded cabbage ,lettuce if you like.
 
 




1. Take a tortilla,roti, chapathi warm it over pan for few seconds
2. Place a generous portion of the burji on the center and top it with onions,tomatoes and avocado
3. Sprinkle with lemon and top with cilantro
4. Now fold the roti to the center and use a tooth pick to hold the fold.

Makes for healthy,filled and a scrumptious lunch/brunch or dinner and leftovers can be eaten like a main course with roti ,paratha or rice

It's funny that I write this post today when I am at the midst of a storm my project i.e. with no time to breathe but sometimes taking time off and doing something totally tangential is what helps to get the focus back and to me my blog is my escape and the diversion that I most need NOW.

Stay safe everyone !!!

 
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