Hmmmmmm, so where was I for sometime now. Well, life had been hectic & life has been throwing a few troubles here n there, to make me realize that it is not a bed of roses after all. The office is front is an all tiime low… just sucks going to work, n I just hate the faces of everybody out there, except my good friend Diji, n my dear Husband. I guess we three are a solace to each other. What happened, why it has happened, has no reasons, but that whole “low-low”, “blue-blue” feeling is so prevalent that its not funny anymore. I wonder why “low” is associated with “blue”?? Any guesses here??? N tomorrow being Monday – its an all time high “BLUE/LOW”!! Yikeees.

God knows when this will end, but I just hope it ends sooner than I expect it too. I guess winters approaching has a big role to play in the moods. No sun at all. Nobody to spread cheer around. The sun plays so much a big role in spreading warmth, n consequently cheer into people’s lives. It just feels soooo very good to soak the warmth of the sun on a winter day, its like a gentle caress on your face, so much to lift your spirits n make you soar. I really wish I can meet the sun tommorow…..this is the same sun that I so detest during the summers when its scorching my skin, n I just wish I dont see it anymore……..ever.

Life is so ironical……..that is why it is LIFE!!! God’s basic gift to the very existence of mankind… has the joys of a wind blowing across your face, the fragance of jasmine lingering in the air, the tenderness of a new born baby, the flight of a bird, the instant miss of a heartbeat to see someone you love, and this very same life, throws right onto your face, very harsly things like – loosing someone you love dearly, n dont know how to proceed with life, yet you have to do – coz you yourself are alive, the pain that a heartbreak brings – a feeling that you will never be able to recover, the loss of a precious peice of jewellery all because of your carelessness – n you can never forgive yourself…….the list is endless of the goods n bads in life, n with all this added in … carries on……..n so do we…..

Oh, did I wander off somewhere….

Coming to my list of precious good things in life, a delightful blend of methi (fenugreek leaves) & the tender paneer (cottage cheese). Here goes the recipe.

Ing –
1/2 kg – fenugreek / methi leaves – washed & leaves seaparated.
250 gms – paneer
4/5 garlic flakes – chpoped finely
2 tbspn – mustard oil
a handful of peas
1 big onion – chopped
1/4 tspn – jeera / cumin seeds
1/2 tspn – red chilli powder
1/2 tspn – garam masala powder
1 tbspn – cream

Method –
In a kadai smoke the mustard oil.
Add the jeera n when it sputters, add the chopped garlic.
When the garlic is just about turning brown, add the onions & saute till pink.
Add the washed leaves & peas.
Add some salt & cover & let cook till peas are done
Will take about 5 minutes.
Add the diced paneer.
Now increase the flame to full & let any moisture dry up
Add more salt to taste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder & on high flame cook for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
Lastly add the cream & stir till well blended.

Serve hot with chappatis or parathas

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  1. Cynthia

    The important thing is that we recognise the curve balls that life throws at us and cope with them accordingly. This too shall pass. Hope you have a good week.

  2. Pooja V

    **hugs to you **. I hope this helps a bit. This is just a passing phase. Winter is gloomy but hey therez Xmas now ( a reason to cheer).

  3. Kribha

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling so low my friend. Don’t worry. I love a saying… “Fear not the shadows. It means there is light somewhere”. Have this in mind. You will pass by all that soon.
    Methi paneer looks yum.

  4. Pravs

    ~ A big warm hug to you ~ Cheer up, buddy !! Make some lovely dishes like this methi paneer bhurji. Nice combo of ingredients.

  5. Shella

    Cynthia – yeah, I too hope I have a decent week. I know is shall pass, it always does, but the passing phase is difficult.

    Pooja – thank you. A hug always makes me feel so much better. So what if its virtual, but so much love……..thanks.

    Kribha – thank you for the words of wisdom. I hope the light shines sooner than later!!.

    Zlamushka – your round up sure made me pep up. So many goodies around. Wow!! You have done a wonderful job.

    Pravs – thank you for your cheering words. Cooking sure does make me feel better, I guess it does make all of us foodies better – right??

  6. sagari

    yummy yummy burji

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