Paneer With Broccolini. Stir Fried Minced Beef And Noodles.

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These recipes are not hard either.

Bonus is that they are more interesting than your standard stir fries, too.

If you haven’t tried paneer, a mild Indian cheese that is slightly chewy and very similar to queso blanco, this is a good introduction.

You can make either recipe alone. The Paneer With Broccolini is good for the vegetarian crowd. I liked serving them together for the contrast of textures and flavors.

Paneer With Broccolini And Sesame


200g broccolini
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbs sesame seeds
1 large jalapeño , finely chopped
½ tsp brown mustard seeds
6 curry leaves
1 medium onion , sliced
140g paneer cheese, cut into strips
1 Tbs grated ginger
2 garlic cloves , crushed
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp ground mace


1. Trim the broccolini and boil or steam for 5-6 minutes until tender but firm to the bite. Drain and cool under cold running water.

2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chile pepper, mustard seeds and the curry leaves. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant, then add the onion and cook another 2 minutes.

3. Add in the paneer, ginger and garlic. Cook on a medium heat for 4-5 minutess until the paneer turns golden. Add the broccolini and mix through the paneer and spices, then add lemon juice, mace and twist of pepper.

Serves 4

Recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine

Stir Fried Minced Beef And Noodles


375g rice noodles
500g beef mince (ground beef)
2 garlic clove, crushed
1 Tbs finely grated fresh ginger
2 Tbs oil
1 bunch green onions, sliced
200ml hoisin sauce
1 small bunch chopped cilantoro


1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2. Fry minced beef, garlic and ginger in heated oil until meat is browned.

3. Stir in green onions and hoisin sauce. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and noodles and heat through.

Serves 4

Recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine

Do you watch Mad Men?

I loved the Hare Krishna scene with Harry and Paul. So funny.

Harry cracks me up. And he reminds me of Colin Meloy.

In honor of the Paneer and Harry and Hare, how about a Hare Krishna waltz?
Krishna Das-The Krishna Waltz

A few years ago I went through a total Krishna Das/Meditative world music phase. I still love the songs when I pull them out.

Check out Krishna Das on his Website, where you can also buy the music. If you are looking for a starting point to get hooked (he has A VERY LARGE catalog), my favorite albums are ‘One Track Heart’ and ‘Pilgrim Heart’.


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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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