Archive for December 2015

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a dish you will often encounter in Indian restaurants across the US.  It is made from spinach and paneer cheese.  Pam told me that Palak is the punjabi word for spinach…so Palak Paneer is just that – spinach with paneer.  In our neighborhood, the version of Palak Paneer which seems to predominate is made from pureed spinach, and when we order it, I am always a little disappointed with the texture — too mushy.    Whenever this happens to me,  it typically sends me back to the kitchen to create my own version of the dish.

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Cumin Powder

Cumin powder is a spice that frequently used in Indian, Mexican and around the world.  You can buy it at the store, pre-ground, or if you really want to up your flavor game, try making it fresh in your own kitchen. 

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