This weekend seems exceptionally lazy. Maybe its the whether...gloomy , rainy and cozy! Its gets nice and cool here in Nasik , unlike the humidity in Mumbai! But watching the streets outside , you just tend to lose the motivation to step out , even it be for leisure. But lazing at home is fun at times though! Just sit back and watch the rains , grab a cup of tea and chill! Its only these rains which gives homemakers like me a chance and a reason to relax....
So not much mehnat this weekend! A shortcut subji , which is sure to spice up your weekend , even if you think its vegeterian! But it sure is special , and no one would make out that its made with least efforts! So comeon , lets grab the secret!
Mix onion,tomatoes,cashewnuts,ginger garlic ,cinammom ,cloves,peppercorns and cumin seeds with 1 tsp Oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5-10 mins,until onion softens.
Grind the mixture to a smooth puree.
Heat the remaining oil and fry the paneer until light brown and transfer on a plate.
Now add the puree to the oil and saute till oil floats on top. Now add the tumeric , red chilly powder and kitchen king masala and mix. Add the green peas and salt,sugar and mix. Add 1 cup water and cover and cook for 3-5 mins till the peas are soft.
Now add the paneer cubes and mix. Add the cream and stir.
Simmer for 1 min.
Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with roits or parathas.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a teenager and a homemaker. I love to cook, read and travel (and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.
Currently working as a host and Chef for "Ruchkar Mejwani"
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Both of which have helped me to connect and interact with a lot of amazing people.
Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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