Sunday, December 2, 2007

METHI PANEER BHURJI

Hmmmmmm, so where was I for sometime now. Well, life had been hectic & life has been throwing a few troubles here n there, to make me realize that it is not a bed of roses after all. The office is front is an all tiime low.....it just sucks going to work, n I just hate the faces of everybody out there, except my good friend Diji, n my dear Husband. I guess we three are a solace to each other. What happened, why it has happened, has no reasons, but that whole "low-low", "blue-blue" feeling is so prevalent that its not funny anymore. I wonder why "low" is associated with "blue"?? Any guesses here??? N tomorrow being Monday - its an all time high "BLUE/LOW"!! Yikeees.

God knows when this will end, but I just hope it ends sooner than I expect it too. I guess winters approaching has a big role to play in the moods. No sun at all. Nobody to spread cheer around. The sun plays so much a big role in spreading warmth, n consequently cheer into people's lives. It just feels soooo very good to soak the warmth of the sun on a winter day, its like a gentle caress on your face, so much to lift your spirits n make you soar. I really wish I can meet the sun tommorow.....this is the same sun that I so detest during the summers when its scorching my skin, n I just wish I dont see it anymore........ever.

Life is so ironical........that is why it is LIFE!!! God's basic gift to the very existence of mankind.....it has the joys of a wind blowing across your face, the fragance of jasmine lingering in the air, the tenderness of a new born baby, the flight of a bird, the instant miss of a heartbeat to see someone you love, and this very same life, throws right onto your face, very harsly things like - loosing someone you love dearly, n dont know how to proceed with life, yet you have to do - coz you yourself are alive, the pain that a heartbreak brings - a feeling that you will never be able to recover, the loss of a precious peice of jewellery all because of your carelessness - n you can never forgive yourself.......the list is endless of the goods n bads in life, n with all this added in .....life carries on........n so do we.....

Oh, did I wander off somewhere....

Coming to my list of precious good things in life, a delightful blend of methi (fenugreek leaves) & the tender paneer (cottage cheese). Here goes the recipe.






Ing -
1/2 kg - fenugreek / methi leaves - washed & leaves seaparated.
250 gms - paneer
4/5 garlic flakes - chpoped finely
2 tbspn - mustard oil
a handful of peas
1 big onion - chopped
1/4 tspn - jeera / cumin seeds
1/2 tspn - red chilli powder
1/2 tspn - garam masala powder
1 tbspn - cream

Method -
In a kadai smoke the mustard oil.
Add the jeera n when it sputters, add the chopped garlic.
When the garlic is just about turning brown, add the onions & saute till pink.
Add the washed leaves & peas.
Add some salt & cover & let cook till peas are done
Will take about 5 minutes.
Add the diced paneer.
Now increase the flame to full & let any moisture dry up
Add more salt to taste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder & on high flame cook for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
Lastly add the cream & stir till well blended.



Serve hot with chappatis or parathas

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

The important thing is that we recognise the curve balls that life throws at us and cope with them accordingly. This too shall pass. Hope you have a good week.

Pooja V said...

**hugs to you **. I hope this helps a bit. This is just a passing phase. Winter is gloomy but hey therez Xmas now ( a reason to cheer).

Kribha said...

Sorry to hear that you are feeling so low my friend. Don't worry. I love a saying... "Fear not the shadows. It means there is light somewhere". Have this in mind. You will pass by all that soon.
Methi paneer looks yum.

zlamushka said...

oh, feeling poorly these days? Will my Spoonful of Christmas round-up cheer you up a bit?

Pravs said...

~ A big warm hug to you ~ Cheer up, buddy !! Make some lovely dishes like this methi paneer bhurji. Nice combo of ingredients.

Shella said...

Cynthia - yeah, I too hope I have a decent week. I know is shall pass, it always does, but the passing phase is difficult.

Pooja - thank you. A hug always makes me feel so much better. So what if its virtual, but so much love........thanks.

Kribha - thank you for the words of wisdom. I hope the light shines sooner than later!!.

Zlamushka - your round up sure made me pep up. So many goodies around. Wow!! You have done a wonderful job.

Pravs - thank you for your cheering words. Cooking sure does make me feel better, I guess it does make all of us foodies better - right??

sagari said...

yummy yummy burji