Stepping into the cook’s shoe

What else could be the best way to welcome the new year. You are dead drunk and still attend calls from family and friends. Dance some of the most obscene step including the nagina dance.  Note:- The video coming soon :).

but this post is not about the new year but its my love with the kitchen and the becoming a cooker a few weeks back. The day being sunday and a cook off day . It was me who had to don the role of our cook. Yeah i know its should be the HAT but my cook is yet to know what is  HAT and an Apron so its the shoes for the time being.

Here is my version of Paneer Masala.

Serves – 3-4 people

Time needed  – Minimum 40- 45 minutes (from peeling of onions to the final dish)

Ingrediants:

Oil – 3-4 Spoons (Type is your choice olive, mustard, refined, sunflower)

Onions Puree – 3-4 medium size (Just put them in mixie)

Ginger Garlic and Green Chili Paste – one spoon

Tomato Puree -3-4 medium size (Just put them in mixie)

Garam Masala – half to 3/4 Tea spoon (dont put too much)

Salt – To Taste

and Paneer – Diced (Quantity- Its on you how much you want)

How to make:

If you have the above mentioned ingredients than it should look like some thing like this

Starting Up

PS:- Make sure you do this on a low flame. The low falme add some extra taste 🙂

And than take a wok (kadahi) and put the oil in and let it get warm. Add  Ginger Garlic and Green Chili Paste and fry it for second or two.Adding Ginger garlic and green chilies

And add the onion puree and keep stirring fr 5-6 minute. add salt and garam masala. and keep stirring the onion puree  till is becomes 1/3 of its quantity. and start to look something like this.

After onions

Than add the tomato puree and reduce it again to 1/3 of the quantity. and should look like this.

After Tomato

if you take a whiff of the the product in making it should it not smell of garam masala. add water as per your need. how much gravy you need. add paneer and simmer for few minutes and you are done . should the final product look like this. 🙂

Final Paneer Masala

Do let me know how it tastes.

Disclaimer : BTW this whole recipie is written under the spell of intoxication and the authors guarantees the product will be the best you have tasted in recent times.

Dil-e-nadan

For those who have read/heard this sher umpteenth time

      Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai
     aakhir is dard ki dawa kya hai
Than let me present you the rest of the Gazal and meaning (Hopefully correct 🙂 )
    Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai
     akhir is dard ki dawa kya hai
O Stupid Heart what has happened to you. What’s the medicine for this pain


     
hamko unse wafa ki hai ummeed
      jo nahen jaante wafa kya hai
I have hope for love from the person don’t know what is love.
      Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai
      akhir is dard ki dawa kya hai
O Stupid Heart what has happened to you. What’s the medicine for this pain
      ham hain mushtaaq aur woh bezaar
      ya ilaahee! yeh maajra kya hai
I am interested and they are displeasd, O lord what is this story
    jab ki tujh bin nahen koi maujood
      fir ye hangama, ‘ei Khuda! kya hai
There is no one except you, then why is this commotion my god.

      jaan tum par nisar karta hoon
      main nahi janata duaa kya hai
I will give my life for you. ‘Cos I don’t know what is a prayer.

This is to formally announce that I have bought a MP4 Player. At last. The Google(yeah i call search and google in the same breath) was on for last 2 years for a durable yet cost efficient. I planned to buy one of the guys from Transcend stable or SanDisk. But after reading the reviews the sounded like more of a mediocre than a full fledged or great PMP. Then I went for the guys who revolutionized the product Apple Computers. But they were too costly. So the last option was to choose a product which was cost effective yet great. Thus came 3 players Phillips, Samsung and Creative. Out of which Samsung is not available in India. I was searching for a minimum of 2 GB video capable PMP. But when I saw the Creative Zen 4 GB it was much better than the others. Some of the online reviews said its just a little below the famed iPod Nano. So I went ahead and bought from the product from http://ebay.in. Though I am yet to get the product in my hands hope that the product is as good as the reviews say. To be on the safer side I have even bought a pair of Creative Ep-630 earphones to go with the product.

The song above is one of the songs I am planning to listen . Thus this post. 🙂

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