Shahi Paneer

Paneer (Indian cheese) is high in protein and the most lovable dish for kids especially.
I made this dish as part of a potluck party. My mother-in-law helped me in garnishing and decoration, and my co-sister helped me in preparation.

Ingredients :
8 oz (1 cup) paneer
2 big onions
4 big tomatoes
2 oz (about 1/4 cup)  cashews
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
Oil to saute
Salt to taste
1 and half tsp of red chilli powder/pepprica powder
few strands of Cilantro

Shahi Paneer
 --> Soak cashews and sesame seeds for atleast 30 mins.
--> Cut paneer into small cubes and shallow fry in 2 tbsp of oil until they turn golden brown.  Set paneer aside in a bowl.
--> Add some more oil to saute in the same pan.
--> Add chopped onions, tomatoes and saute. Let it cool down.
--> Now blend onion/tomato mixture and soaked cashews/sesame seeds - blend altogether into coarse paste.
--> Take the blended paste into the pan, add salt, red chilli powder, sauteed paneer, stir together, and let it cook for 5 mins with low-medium flame.
--> Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Yummy shahi paneer ready to serve with rotis or rice.

Strawberry Lime Slush

Slush perfect for everyone in coming summer.

Ingredients required are :
2 Cups frozen strawberries
1 and half lime (squeezed lime juice)
3 Tbsp agave nectar (or 6-8 dates - purely my preference)
1 Cup water (or 1 cup ice cubes for thick texture)

Strawberry Lime Slush

Add all the ingredients to blender, blend it until smooth juice.

Source : Blendtec recipes. (I have made small changes to the original recipe as said in the ingredients).

Spinach dal (pappu)

I am back with regular curries. For making spinach dal, these are the required ingredients :
1 bag of spinach; 1 and half cup dal; 1 big onion; 3 medium tomatoes; 3 thai chillies;

Spinach dal

Cooking in open pot :
--> Cook dal in open pot until half done.
--> Add spinach, cook for 5 mins, add onions, tomatoes and green chillies. cook until done.
--> once the dal is almost done, add salt to taste, 1 tsp (or less) red chilli powder and halft tspn of sambar powder to taste.
--> Finally, garnish some cilantro.