Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Killer Combo: Potato cream cheese methi parathas and Palak Paneer and some random concerns.




So where did i get this 'Killer' thing from, watched Bachna Ae Haseeno last weekend and there Ranbir Kapoor keeps going... iam killer types. So therefrom it comes, the movie was ok and funny at the same time, ranbir kapoor is still ok, but deepika padikone just doesnt know how to act.. she appears so unnatural, sad but true. For more of my ranting on this movie you have the BachnaArHaseeno Review. It was not just this, i watched The Last Lear and Mumbai Meri Jaan. So i had one movieic weekend last weekend. Whats up this weekend, i went to the DVD guy and he didnt have any new movie, Strangers doesnt appear in the online booking, horrible, thank god i have a dinner treat in the evening and some blog hopping for the day.




So people how are you doing.. a few things disturbed me and felt that ranting it infront of you guys will ease me off a little bit, just yesterday i spoke to a fren who lost a near one, a 14 yr old young boy in an inexplicaplable accident, he fell off from a public bus, no clue how, the bus was about to stop, he was not trying to get down before the bus stopped, it had almost halted, just that it was raining that day, maybe some water spilled on the stairs, and definitely the unruly travelers behind him, what troubles me is that such petty things which the common man doesnt care for, they crib about it, they crib about the administration but never think of the circumstances. Even i crib about the administration , i dont deny that, but theres one thing i dont know is, what to do, how to contribute my little something to avoid such things. Who is to be blamed for such things.
In this particular case, what i can think of is, the public transport becoming more responsible and stringent in their rules. If today we have a stern conductor on board who would instantly get those guys down from the bus who do not follow rules, maintain a decorum that people be safely seated in their seats till their stop arrives, and a strict no to the ones standing on the stairs. Just a mutual concern for such things, and fear of the consequences, not just for oneself but for their fellow individuals too. Life would be much simpler and safer. But dont know how can this be implemented.
I myself lost somebody in a small accident like this, at times we feel 'jo likha hota hai woh to hota hi hai' but the same time why dont we try to take care that we need to take some precautions, ok we take the precautions, even the pilion driver wears a helmet, we drive carefully, maybe because of one such careless driver, you never know how many lives can be at stake, not necessary that it has to be Fatal, even a small accident which leaves some scratches, leaves some fear, few weeks of uncomfort and other losses. Why, can there not be some mutual understanding among each other to take of oneself and others around you, has indias population gone so high that inbibing such small concerns in our minds has become next to impossible.
I was waitnig in a traffic signal, and there was this considerably big peice of brick in the middle of the road, and i wanted to remove it from there, coz i have always fund this horrible, it might be a small thing on the road for a truck driver, but it can easily disbalance a person on a 2 wheeler and skid his vehicle, and he might come under a bigger vehicle, whos to be held responsible for that, nobody, but this one precaution on the first go could have been of help, then why didnt i get down and do it, why all this gyan now, well i have tried this once before, but you know what happened to me, many fellow drivers started shouting at me as if i had lost senses, and why because they had to break the traffic signal, horrible, since then i have not took that effort again. That day a few even jumped the signal, a traffic guy standing in one corner as though he is blind, and shook the hell out of me since he crossed the signal so so close to me, i could have got a nice hit, just missed by a few inches. Then wont i be scared of it, to do it again, but the funniest thing was within seconds a truck ran over it, the mud settled, and voila, it would rain, the mud would settle and that part of the road will no longer be a smooth road :). I know iam talking complete ****.. but seriously it all happened in those 30 secs and was too funny and i had to rant it out somewhere.


Back to my Killer combo. When Siri announced her MBP Cheese event, i kept thinking what is that i cook from other blogs, and are cheese based. Well theres this saying na, 'ghar ki murgi daal barabar'... yeah there are two killer :D recipes that have become a part of my daily cooking, totally from two of my favorite blogs... Well The Potato Cream Cheese Methi PAratha from Sunitas world, and Palak Paneer from none other than Sia's Monsoon Spice.

Am an ardent fan of these two ladies. both of this blogging for almost 2 years, unbeatable write ups, mind blowing pictures, most innovative recipes. The beauty of their recipes is that you dont need to worry at all, you can blindly follow their recipes, and MBP, the beauty of MBP is that you dont need to write the recipes. Just cook, click and post. Wow!



The only changes i made to this were: for the Palak Paneer, Sia had prepared palak tofu, but we are paneer fans, so be it, and we prefer paneer without frying it, so to keep it soft, just before adding it to the palak, soak it in warm water with a pinch of salt for 5 mins, once the paneer gets tender, add it to the palak gravy.



For the cheese potato methi paratha i used asli pepper cheese spread (3 tbsp) and some cream(1tsp), and curd(2 tbsp). And a paste of 2 fried onions, 2 cloves of garlic and 1inch ginger. Just cant help it, being the onion fan, i had to add onions to this simple recipe.


So here you go, relish this amazing combination.

So i send these two recipes to Siris MBP Cheese Event.

The palak paneer is a direct entry to Zlamushka's Tried n Tasted. The great Sia being celebrated:), yes yes iam in !!

Also the Potato Cheese Methi parathas to The O Food Event. Do read through and participate to spread the awareness.


'September' is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of Gina DePalma, author of Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen and Executive Pastry Chef of Babbo Ristorante in NYC, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy, Jenn of The Leftover Queen, and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso are asking you to donate to the:


and then, out of the goodness of your hearts and to be eligible for the O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Contest, please do the following:

1. Post a recipe to your blog using a food that starts or ends with the letter O (e.g., oatmeal, orange, okra, octopus, olive, onion, potato, tomato) and include this entire text box in the post;
OR
2. If you’re not into the recipe thing, simply post this entire text box in a post on your blog to help spread the word about the event and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
AND
3. Then send your post url [along with a photo (100 x 100) if you've made a recipe] to ofoods[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59 pm (Italy time) on September 30, 2008.
We will post a roundup and announce prize winners on October 3.
Prizes:
  • 1 Recipe Prize for best “O food” concoction: $50 gift certificate to Amazon;
  • 1 Awareness Prize for only publicizing event: Copy of Dolce Italiano cookbook.
  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women; a woman’s lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67.
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,650 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2008 and about 15,520 women will die from the disease.
  • The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer but there are tests which can detect ovarian cancer when patients are at high risk or have early symptoms.
  • In spite of this patients are usually diagnosed in advanced stages and only 45% survive longer than five years. Only 19% of cases are caught before the cancer has spread beyond the ovary to the pelvic region.
  • When ovarian cancer is detected and treated early on, the five-year survival rate is greater than 92%.
What i picked as the ingredient is PotatO. Once again you ought to try this paratha. And do visit sunita some more innovations like this.

84 comments:

  1. Hey Swati where were u and how r things at ur end? sorry to hear that.. palak paneer and the creamy paratha looks yum..

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  2. Nice to read your rant after a long time. feel so sorry for that boy,it is indeed painfull.
    Ur recipes are cool and the paratha sounds awesome dear.Thanks for dropping by and it was so nice to have comment from you after a long time.I know u are busy with your work. Good luck.

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  3. palak paneer looks yumm..nice picture..looks inviting!!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the parathas, Swati :-)

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  5. Indeed a killer combo.. parathas and palak paneer look delicious.

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  6. A great recipe for a great cause! swati i luved it!

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  7. Yep killer combo, this is really yummmm, tempting entry. All pics looks greattttt!!!

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  8. Sorry to hear about how people are these days..And how do u make parathas so perfectly gal..I should learn making them from u..And palak paneer looks great too..

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  9. Sorry about the fatal accident! Parathas and the palak paneer both look mouth-watering and perfect.

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  10. So sorry to read about this tragedy :(

    In any event, thanks so much for participating in O Foods; a *very* intriguing dish you have here. Would love to try it!

    Have you sent the link to ofoods[at]gmail[dot]com with photo? Thanks :)

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  11. Hi!!!!
    What you are saying is 100 percent right! Should try to do something abt it! btw Paratha looks lovely. delicious looking palak and paneer!!!!!!!

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  12. hey sush , how you doing dear legal consultant... thing are rolling at my end and gonig fine... glad u liked d food

    hi shibani .. after a loong time.. yes life has been a busy these days .. but am glad i could catch up on ur new bake delights...

    sowmya how you doing... you r always invited.. :)

    sunitaaaa ... first of all welcome to my blog... am honoured.. as i said i love all your parathas....

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  13. Hi Swati! I am so sorry to hear about this terrible event - how horrific! Life is so precious, you never know what can happen!

    Thanks so much for your participation in OFoods!

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  14. I almost got lost in your ranting, but did manage to find my way back to the MBP post..:-) Good one, and love the first pic of the curry!

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  15. Lovely recipe, Good one Swati. I too got lost...
    Personally, I think everybody is at fault. Life can be much simpler and peaceful if only everybody realise each one has a part to play.

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  16. Swathi sorry to hear abt the young boy :( thats a sad one always.
    The paratha looks so good,the parathas I make never look so nice and round....yummy palak paneer too

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  17. anjali .. a killer combo indeed.. ;)

    thanks sangeeth..., madhavi

    divyaaa... if u coming to bangalore ... i will make all these parathas exclusively for u

    thanks uma... anything from sia n sunita ought to b mouthwatering.. dont u think so...

    yeah michelle,.... have sent a mail to ofoods

    welcome to chatkhor usha.. .. yeah we should just do our little bits in this ...

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  18. jenn .. a pleasure to have you on my blog... and of course my little effort for d cause...

    thanks shreya..

    yeah cilantro i agree... everybody is at fault... just that everybody needs to be concious to put in there teeny weeny bit..

    hey n33ma .. at first even my parathas use to be weird... with practice they got ok....

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  19. Hi Swati...
    This is a very nice recipe combo. So mouthwatering. YUM! Nice pictures...

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  20. Thanks Swati! Chaitrika is doing fine. She asked me to say hi to you too!

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  21. I know exactly how you feel .. this laidback and callous attitude of people do more harm overall than we can imagine.
    The other day a cop overtook us from the left in full speed, breaking his red light ... in full view of 4 other cops.We had to brake real hard and he was safe ... and sped off immediately .. while we were left with a broken fender.Our guest from the US was left shaken ... and could finally manage to ask "So who pays for the damages now .. the govt?(since it was a cop)". We could not even explain how the 'system' works here.:-)
    Anyways ... great looking palak paneer ... as usual. :-)
    I have given my mail id in the post where you had asked for it .. maybe you missed it .. it is kichukhonn@gmail.com.
    Good to read your rantings after a long time :-)
    You have a great time during Navratri too. :-)

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  22. Palak paneer looking delicioius..am drooling now..and with paratha indeed its a killer combo ;)

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  23. hey swathi...its been really long time visitng ur blog..me ek dm mast..hope the same from u dear..killer combo looks really mouthwatering...meri jaan tho nikal gayaa ye khana dekthe dekthe...love to dive in that :)

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  24. hey sukanya how are you doing... thanks da...

    hey uma.. chaitrika is a darling...

    sharmila .. isnt it horrible... he gets all the rights because he is a cop... forget it... i miss durga puja... :(

    yeah priti .. a killer combo indeed .. ;)

    suma pleasure having you here after so long... and maza aagaya tumhari hindi padhkar... :) hugs...

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  25. Hiiii,
    Sorry could not write, the dial up @my friend's place did'nt work properly. itna badiya-2 khana banayegi to phir se aana padega:)

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  26. heloooooooooo.. missed you... and aa jao yaar.. isi bahane aa jao...

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  27. So sad to hear abt the boy...

    rest of the stuff you are perfecto swati kutty!

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  28. kitthe hain.....nazar nahi aa rahi hain......

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  29. Moriyo look like rava and also called samo!!

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  30. Lovely paneer. If I were you, I will just steal the paneer and leave palak where it is (and I have had a screaming mom quite a few times of course!)

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  31. Perfect dishes.Love the palak paneer ,but perfect parathas aas well.BTW,I too have same opinion on Deepika P :D

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  32. hey swati
    your palak paneer looks even more temptng and colorful thn mine....hope it would have tasted awesome.....

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  33. Really sad about the little boy.Your dishes however r simply wonderful as usual.

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  34. curry looks yumm Swati. About Padukone..lol..

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  35. Hi swati, ur blog is really cool and recipes really good. Sth for u on my blog. Check it out.

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  36. Swati,I feel so sorry for the youngster who lost his life in a preventable accident.The traffic accidents in India Scare the hell out of me. And administration seems to be main culprit and also our busy life styles.

    I love your killer combo,reminds me of my mom,who is a big fan of paneer and Aloo.

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  37. Hey girl, where are you.. total underground ho gayi ho..
    Anyways, wanted to wish u happy diwali!

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  38. Hey Swathi ,long timeeeee...just dropped by to wish you and ur family a very Happy Diwali :)

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  39. Diwali wishes to u dear Swati... and where r u girl?

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  40. Palak Paneer looks yummy :)

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  41. helo swathi:) That killer combo indeed has the killer instincts:) Loved the beautiful color :)

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  42. hey swati kutty!..where are you ??..no news..

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  43. hey what a mouth watering sabzi!!! wish i could just come to your place for dinner ;)
    well....how do manage to keep up so many things going at the same time!!! hats off to you, cafe talkies rocks...and your food blog doesnt rock any less either :)

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  44. How r u Swati?
    Happy New Year to u and ur family !

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  45. How are U??? you are missing for sometime now???

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  46. Hey..if u r reading this..missing u dear..wish u a HAPPY INTL WOMEN's DAY! Bahut waqt le leta hai kya aapka job? Was so gleeful at ur comment on Ashas..ke seedhey yahan aa gayi! Hv a gr8 weekend dearie!

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  47. Hi sweet girl. I thought you are taking a long break too! :))

    How are you? E mail when you have time, no problem. Hugs. Happy women's day to you. Take care! :)

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  48. Hi dear how ru doing?? Long long time....:D

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  50. swati...kaise hain tu?? Long time no posts...hope you are having a great year :)

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  52. Just read your comment Swati and did not publish.

    So so sorry about the tragedy, hugs to you honey. I can understand what a loss it is for you. You must be feeling so bad.

    I had only 2 weeks there, so I didn't tell anybody. I thought of you but since you were so busy with your job and home and all, I didn't want to bother you. Latha stays home like me, so it was easy.Next time I will surely tell you before and will meet you for sure. I was very disappointing to see B'lore after so long but it's my city after all and enjoyed friends and family in a very short time I had! :)

    Keep in touch, I am still recovering from exhaustion, haven't checked the mail at all.

    Take care of yourself, I will see you in Fall again. Lot of things going on here right now.

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  53. Really a killer combo!!
    Drop in sometime to my blog.

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  54. hey swati...you have a wonderful blog here...
    bumped here reading your interesting blog name...

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  55. Happy New Year Swati! Its been ages. how have you been?

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  56. Happy 2010, Swati. I see you haven't posted any new ones. Hope everything is okay. I just came back to blogging too, glad to be back.

    Take care, mail when you can. Hugs to you! :))

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  57. Hey... I'm still waiting to see some new posts on your blog! Hope you are doing well this New Year :)

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  58. Hey Swati, How are you. It is great to hear from you. You should get back to blogging!

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  60. I think that A Killer Combo: Potato cream cheese methi parathas and Palak Paneer and some random concerns looks like something I would never ever eat.
    That may taste good, nevertheless it looks grouse

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  61. I must to say the cheese drives me crazy, I approach every time for eat cheese and I add in my recipes all the time. I read some days ago the cheese have many properties and vitamin. The most important thing is the potassium and calcium the cheese contain. I am sure that When i buying my house through costa rica homes for sale i will prepare a dinner for all my friends and I will add many cheese. That will be wonderful.

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    check it out http://food-fanatic.blogspot.com/2009/05/palak-paneer-indian-cottage-cheese-in.html

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