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A woman proposes a man. The man rejects. And then the man is punished for the refusal. Ever heard of such a thing?
Custom dictated if a man is proposed on 8th February, he can deny it only at the risk of punishment, which varied from a kiss to buying a gown or a pair of gloves.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach
Well, you know that already. So, Ladies lets get started. In case you are a man, there’s nothing better for a lady to see a nice dinner table decked with her favorite food. You bet.
I love cooking, but there can’t be anything better if I see my man cooking dinner for me. Even if that’s not so good to taste, I would just devour that.
We at Cook Like a Bong are celebrating this week of love. Valentine’s Day is just round the corner. I am sure you all are busy thinking of what best to present to your loved one:). To make that special person feel how much you care, I am sure, you all are ready to do a lot (but not like the Hindi movies “Main tumhare liye jaan bhi de sakta/sakti hoon!” [– “I can sacrifice my life for you!”] – that’s too much:) ).
StepMom Proposal Scene, my favorite
Today is Propose Day and I thought of preparing something simple yet special. K is not here, but I’m sure he would have loved it. The Matar Paneer is Bong-ofied by yours truly. Bon Apetite!Serves: 2 Preparation time: 10min Cooking time: 15min
Ingredients of Matar Paneer
Farmer cheese (Paneer ): 200gm
Potato (Aalu): 2 medium sized
Peas (Matar, ): ½ cup
Tomato: 1 medium sized
Cumin (Jeera): 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder (Jeera guro): 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder (Halud guro): 1teaspoon
Chili Powder (Lanka guro): 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
Clarified butter (Ghee): 1 teaspoon [optional]
Sunflower Oil (Sada tel): 1 ½ tablespoon, + extra for frying
Preparation for Matar Paneer
- Cut the paneer and potatoes into small 1 inch size cubes, chop the tomato
- Simmer about 2 cups of water with little salt
- Heat oil in a wok and gently fry the paneer cubes till golden brown, drop the fried paneer in the salted water
- Fry the potatoes till half cooked in the same oil, keep aside
- Drain excess oil keeping just about one-and-half tablespoon of oil for the cooking
- Add the cumin seeds and wait till they start popping, reduce the flame
- Add the tomatoes, cook till they soften and the oil starts coming out
- In the mean time, add all spices in a small bowl and pour in just about half cup of water to make a smooth paste
- Pour the spice paste in the wok and cook, if it starts getting too dry then pour in some more water
- Throw in the half cooked potatoes, salt and just as much water to cover the potatoes
- Cook till the potatoes are almost done
- Slowly drop the soaked paneer and cook till the gravy thicken
- Sprinkle the garam masala and pour in the ghee
- Take out of flame and serve with roti, paratha or vegetable pulao