Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paneer Zaikedar and Jackfruit Dessert------- 100th Post

Hi pals, It's my 100th post! actually it's quite unbelievable to reach such a big number with my snail pace :P First of all I'd like to start off with thanking all my blogger friends for dropping by and leaving such encouraging lines and also, the awards shower from time to time. Secondly, this whole food blogging concept is so enlightening. Before I move further I'd like to thank Shobhaji of Food Mazaa for the wonderful award she generously offered me.


Over the years, visiting numerous food blogs has left me more knowledgeable about food, cooking methods, kitchen tips and many more things. It's an a on going process for life...as they say learning never ceases.....

Today being a celebration post, I've chosen what seems to be the favourite of most of the foodies and undoubtedly the most versatile ingredient to work with...yes, indeed it's paneer. I've selected one of Nita Mehta's paneer recipes and for dessert I've experimented and dished out a simple humble dessert using jackfruit. Without much ado, let me present to you the recipes....

Jack fruit Dessert

Ingredients:

Jack fruit ------------------ 8 - 9 segments, chopped
Coconut grated ------------- 1/3rd cup
Green cardamom ----------- 2
Crushed Jaggery ----------- -2 tbsp ( more or less, depends of your sweet tooth ;P)
Water -----------------------1 cup
Thick coconut Milk ---------- 1/2 cup

Method:
  • In a sauce pan cook the chopped jackfruit pieces with 1 cup of water.
  • Meanwhile, grind to a fine paste the grated coconut, cardamom, crushed jaggery with just enough water.
  • Once the jackfruit pieces are soft and cooked, add the ground paste, coconut milk and give it a nice stir.
  • Let it boil for a few seconds and turn off the flame.
  • Serve it hot or chilled, both taste awesome
  • Note: I've not added any thickening agent as I wanted it runny
Garnishing tips : top the dessert with fresh cream or crushed nuts or just anything out of your creativity :P


Paneer Zayekedar

Recipe Source: Nita Mehta's book - More Paneer

Ingredients:

vegetables:

Onions ------------------- 2 , sliced
French beans ------------- 10-12
Carrots ------------------- 2
Paneer ------------------- 200 gms, 1/2" cubes
Cooking oil --------------- 4-5 tbsp
Bay leaf ------------------ 1
Lime juice ---------------- juice of 1/2 a lime


Paste:

Garlic flakes (Opt) -------------- 6-7
Ginger -------------------------- 1" piece
Saunf ( aniseeds) ---------------- 1 tsp
Jeera ( cumin seeds) ------------ 1 tsp
Dry red chillies ------------------ 3
Dhania powder ------------------ 1 tsp
Cinnamon ----------------------- 1 stick
Cloves --------------------------- 3 - 4
Pepper corns -------------------- 3 -4
Brown cardamom ---------------- seeds of 2 no.

Method:
  • Grind all the ingredients of the paste column together with little water.
  • Chop the beans and carrots into tiny pieces and cook them in water with a little salt. once cooked drain the water and set it aside.
  • Heat oil. Add sliced onions. Cook till golden brown
  • Add the boiled vegetables and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste and bay leaf. cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water or milk. Boil.
  • Add salt to taste and paneer cubes. Mix well. Sprinkle lime juice. Mix and serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

36 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats on your 100th post Suparna,wish you bring more celebration posts like this in future,looking forward for it,the paneer recipe is very nice and love to have it with roti rite now :)

Pari said...

Congrats Suparna,
The dessert and paneer look great. I am yet to try a sweet with jackfruit.

FOODELICIOUS

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thats a tasty dessert and a perfect side dish for rotis..

Congrats on reaching ur milestone! Happy Blogging !

LG said...

Slurrp..I love jackfruit in any form, that bowl looks yummy

Madhura Manoj said...

Congrats on ur 100th post.Both dish looks delicious...
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Prathibha said...

congrats on ur 100th post...nice kheer n yummy curry..:)

Prathima Rao said...

Congrats on this milestone!!! And both dishes looks absolutely fantastic!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suman Singh said...

Congrats on your awards and 100th post.. wish you many more milestones like this..keep blogging!
Both the dishes looks great and yummy!

revathi said...

Congrats on achieving this mile stone... this is an awesome combination:) Both recipes are lovely and delicious...:)
Reva

kitchen queen said...

congrats on ur 100th post and mouth watering recipe.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congrats on ur first milestone and wishing u many more...
both the dishes looks delicious and very tempting :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi dearie, how are you? Congrats on your 100th post...this is quite a feast indeed...both looks very attractive and delicious :)

Vardhini said...

Congrats on the milestone. Thanks for stopping my my space and showing me your space. Lovely blog. Happily following you.

Drop by my space and hope you would follow me too !!!

Vardhini
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Nisha said...

Congratulations ! . Jackfruit dessert is one of my favs ,but never tried doing it myself

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 100th post Suparna, jackfruit dessert and paneer zayekedar both tempts me a lot..wat a fantastic treats..

Treat and Trick said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Yummy dessert and tasty paneer...

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aqua said...

congrats on your 100th post, Suparna. It's good to see you back in action!

Chitra said...

Congrats dear. Keep going..Both the dishes are new to me and they are looking yummy. want to taste the dessert :)

sangeeta said...

Hmm ... being slow is way better than running after an illusion.
So what if it took a long time to reach your 100th post , the experience was worth :)
I liked this idea if making a dessert from jackfruit ...otherwise i am not too fond of this sticky mess. Worth trying as it has other ingredients i like.

Sushma Mallya said...

Congrats on ur 100th post Suparna , both these dishes looks mouthwatering esp jackfruit payasam I do relish this when I go to India ..yum!

Sathya Sankar said...

Congrats suparna! Both the dishes looks great!

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats Suparna! Jack fruit kheer and paneer looks so delicious. Nice way to celebrate the milestone. Expecting a lot from you dear. Keep rocking!

savitha ramesh said...

Hi dear.thanks for ur feed back.ur blog lay out makes me crazy.it is too good.thanks for sharing.hearty congratulations for ur 100 th post.glad to follow u dear.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

First time here..u hv a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics...
Visit mine as time permits...
And these look so yummy n decadent..
Congrats on ur 100th posts..hope to c many many more...best wishes...
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Mahi said...

Congrats on your milestone!

Jack fruit dessert is new to me! Just drooling over for the jack fuit!;)

Paneer recipe looks great!

Now Serving said...

what a yummy recipe and never heard of paneer with this name! Happy to learn a new Paneer recipe!

aipi said...

Congrats Suparna ~ here's wishing you n your blog a long n happy presence in the culinary world! I am a relatively new visitor to your site but love the food you feature here !
Jack ruit in dessert is something I have never tried but I am a total jack fruit fan so will try it ;) Paneer is always welcome n the name itself is zayekadar so it must be delicious~ thanks for sharing :)
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Cham said...

Congrats! I never made this jackfruit sweet, looks superb & delicious!

Indrani said...

Congrats on your 100th post, suparna..Wish 150th comes much faster, just kidding..take your own time...jackfruit dessert is very new to me..would love to try paneer recipe soon, sounds excellent

Vatsala. said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Happy to follow you.
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Santosh Bangar said...

congrats on 100th post both the dishes are superb
1st time here nice space do visit my site

Pushpa said...

Congrats on the 100th post and the award.Both the dishes look superb.

Jay said...

congrats dear....awesome dessert to celeb the special moment..
Tasty Appetite

Pasta and Paratha said...

Congratulations and love the dessert..

khushi said...

the jack fruit kheer is a very innovative dish...I loved it a lot

Jaya said...

Suparna,How are you? Came here may be after a long time and I am right now catching up with all the post..This Jackfruit desert caught my eyes..wow! can imagine the rich and silky taste of this desert in my mouth..lovely and congrats on 100th post ..hugs and smiles