.. and in a surprising comeback, Michelle – 1, Makhani – 0

…and the crowd goes wild!!

Or maybe just asks what makhani is and why I needed a comeback.. 😀

Mushroom and Paneer Makhani - A tomato based curry with a hint of spice

Mushroom and Paneer Makhani – A tomato based curry with a hint of spice

The other night I had a delightful dish, Paneer Makhani, at the local Indian restaurant. It was a delightful blend of sweet, spicy, and savory all in one. The main ingredient was paneer, a hard pressed indian cheese. I decided that I needed more of that in my life.

I went to the market and bought the appropriate spices.. green cardamom, black cardamom, fenugreek seeds, etc.. I followed the instructions from a website that shall not be named.. and godt something that was.. let’s just say.. boring as shit?

I tend to put a lot of trust in other resources.. especially resources that are websites that have curry in the freaking name.. but I tell you, it had -0- flavor before I fixed it. I also feel like there should have been turmeric in there but the recipe called for none.

I proceeded to doctor it with garam masala and curry powder which turned it into something delightful that I would probably not be able to reproduce ever again. There was a lot of: ‘maybe a little more cream.. and some more salt…. what about more garam masala?  that went on during the doctoring phase. Maybe one day I will actually measure things.

This evening's curry feast, complete with naan bread. Be jealous.

This evening’s curry feast, complete with naan bread. Be jealous.

 

From the clutches of defeat, I came away with a victory!

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About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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4 Responses to .. and in a surprising comeback, Michelle – 1, Makhani – 0

  1. LFFL says:

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Liz says:

    Can I use tofu for this recipe? Please let me know. I have two blocks of Tofu in my house right now. Thanks for sharing!!!

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