Bookmarks for 13th June 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 13th June 2012:

  • CloudSpring | Fake S3 – Save time, money, and develop offline
  • Journey Kitchen: Paneer Tikka With Grilled Vegetables – Ever since my how to make paneer post, I have got so many requests for paneer recipes, I was quite surprised how famous paneer is! I hope to add more paneer recipes but I decided to start with one of the  easiest to make Paneer Tikka. 

    Paneer tikka is generally served as a vegetarian starter. Traditionally it is coated in spices and grilled in tandoor but a grill works great as well. It succulent, soft and  mildly spicy. Though its great on its own, tucked in a pita bread with green chutney is my favorite way to eat it.

  • Shrimp in Adobo Recipe at Epicurious.com – Use Mexican adobo, a vinegary chile paste, to season any protein. For this recipe, the shrimp is chopped, so there's no need to splurge on a larger size.
  • Capsicum Besan Sabji (Stir-Fried Bell Pepper and Chickpea Flour Stir-Fry) | Serious Eats : Recipes – I've personally never liked the flavor of capsicum or bell peppers. But tasting this method of preparation had me completely converted. It's a unique combination of chickpea flour and bell peppers, resulting in a wonderful textural contrast of soft and mildly crisp.

    Made in many homes in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, there's also a variation wherein roasted and crushed groundnuts are added into the flour mix. I've often seen people packing it in lunch boxes, perhaps because of how easy it is to rustle up in the flurry of the morning scramble.

    The dish gets even more interesting when different households add their own unique masala combinations to it. Yes, each region or sometimes each family, has its own special batch of spices toasted and ground in the summer. And the recipes to these spice mixes are carefully guarded by the elder women in the family. But even if you use just the regular spices found in Indian cuisine in this stir fry, the dish is bound to make a comeback to your dinner menu in another week or so.

  • Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Honey recipe from food52 – Creamy, cheesy polenta is delicious, but in the summer it can be a bit heavy. Instead, satisfy your polenta craving with these fluffy yet crispy polenta cakes. The polenta is browned in a pan, then topped with the goat cheese, caramelized onions, and a drizzle of honey, which helps cut the sharpness of the cheese. The goat cheese provides the familiarity of the creamy, cheesy version, while transitioning it from a winter coat to shorts and a t-shirt.

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