Sunday, June 17, 2012

Seized!

By the cooking/baking enthusiasms yet again :)

There was a recipe for Amritsari Ajwaini Paneer that I have been wanting to try out for a few weeks now, and somehow never got around to it. So a couple of days back, I said this is it, have to do it now. I love so many of Archana's recipes I don't know how I'm going to manage to them all out - she writes so clearly and simply and puts together flavours so well, I'm totally in awe of her cooking. Here's the recipe from her page:

http://www.archanaskitchen.com/indian-recipes/vegetables-in-gravy/422-amritsari-ajwaini-paneer
I had no wish to do any tweaking, only small difference was I used chopped tomatoes and not puree, out of sheer laziness.

And here's the photo of my attempt. Not bad, huh :)


And I was not done yet for the day! Had picked up a bottle of Nutella and after finding myself dipping the spoon into it a little too many times for comfort, I decided I had to do something more useful with it. Started looking around for recipes, and this one was just made for me - it has all of 4 ingredients, and it is so simple that S literally helped me mix it ;). Made in cupcake containers so that each is good enough for one serving, I used peanuts and left some without the topping as I can't be sure what my kids will feel like on any particular day. Miffed to be told by D after I left them out on some - "But I like peanuts!".

http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/08/4-ingredients-nutella-brownies/
Since I use a convection oven, I used 160 degrees C for 17 minutes, I think even 15 minutes would work though I wasn't sure so gave it a couple more.

And the picture :). Yes yes I am trying props and the such, but not much helped by my camera really not functioning very well in low light, and I couldn't wait until morning to take the pic could I? ;).


9 comments:

  1. droooooool!
    Will check out the recipes soon..
    But maybe I should invite myself over, what say?? ;-)

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    1. Thanks Uma :).

      You definitely should plan to come over, we really must meet more often!

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  2. Lovely!!! Shd try both. Can I use the same recipe but to make a cake? My cupcake pan is too large to go into the microwave.

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    1. Thanks Aparna :). A cake might not work I think, as it's not the cuttable consistency - the batter is also quite gooey and the final result is meant to be sort of wobbly too. That's why the cupcake containers hold it together to get just a couple of bites for each piece, which of course means we end up reaching for the next one ;).

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    2. Ah ok, thanks....maybe I shd invest in a cupcake container...a couple of bites for one piece sounds just about right :)

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  3. Wow Aparna.. thank you so much for writing so sweetly about my recipe and linking back as well. Coming to your blog for the first time and loving reading all your posts.

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    1. Thanks a lot for dropping in Archana :).

      I am a strong believer in giving credit where it's due, all the more when I know how difficult it is to put together a recipe. I have only ever tried tweaking and that's hard enough for me ;).

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  4. Wow aparna, am so touched with this post. Its been a while since i have checked link backs to my site. Super happy that you liked it :)

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