The beautiful garden of the resort was glistening with the golden lighting. The drinks were getting mixed flamboyantly, the pretty ladies were elegantly showing off their solitaires and the music was trying to find its audience. As the party was getting warmed up, the sublime quietness couldn't be mistaken.
At that very precise moment, she entered. Dressed to kill, in that bold yet so sophisticated red dress. The white stilettos, added not just height, but lot of grace and poise to the demure beauty. Many pairs of eyes turned quickly to greet, while others preferred to show ignorance; while making a mental note to know her in person.
She walked across the length of the room, in that confident gait, which only a self assured one can possess. She stopped, right in front of the hosts. Soon there were warm hugs, cheerful greetings and “that” laughter. The full throttled one. As if someone just popped open a bottle of champagne. The camaraderie attracted all the friendly souls. And soon the casual banter, the jokes broke the ice. Her charisma and warmth worked as the spark, that brightened the whole atmosphere.
The music became racier, the dance floor became busier and the chatter became louder. The party has just begin. Such was the power of that effervescent crowd pleaser!!
This dish has the same impact. Can brighten the simplest of the menu. Can intermingle with different varieties of dishes. Can cater to a wide variety of taste buds. Yet stand deliciously, on its own. Definitely a crowd pleaser.
Simply translated - “paneer” is “cottage cheese” and “makhni” is “made of butter or buttery”. So its as sinful, as the name. Cottage cheese in rich tomato gravy, with indulgent amount of butter, traditionally. Reduced here, to keep us all fitted in that gorgeous “little black dress” and “tuxedos”. Amen!
Paneer Makhni Recipe
(Absolutely delicious curry of soft cottage cheese cubes, in rich and aromatic tomato gravy.)