Paneer Tikka – Born on a boring summer evening

My niece happened to run out of activities today and sat with a frown face, complaining that she was getting bored.

My whole week had ended up making me tired and I had marked the day to stay indoors. I suggested playing some animated movies on TV but she was disinterested. Swimming was out of question as the pool was under monthly maintenance. Playstation games was too elder for her generation and she turned a blind eye to them from day one. I tried keeping her engrossed for sometime showing photos from my past trips on the pad, while I was in parallel reading through articles of fellow blogger on the desktop.

While all this happened, I had reached the article from Jyo depicting her recipe on preparation of Lassi. Looking at the colorful picture of a lassi in bulb displayed on the monitor screen, her attention diverted and peeped into my screen and she got interested in the pictures on her post.

Assuming that maybe preparing a small item in the kitchen may keep her occupied, I suggested her to prepare buttermilk for all, a simple recipe for a kid. I expected boredom would be lost from her life for sometime atleast. Add to dismay, curds ran out of stock at home and lady was back with a frown face for other suggestions.

I rose up to see what sat in the refrigerator that could be converted from a raw state to processed state in the hands of a kid, for consumption. The only thing that looked easy was paneer and I asked her to fry paneer. Lady sat down with youtube for suggestions and after quite a search found paneer tikka to be an interesting job.

Off she went into the kitchen and under the guidance of wife, placed herself in the shoes of a Cook to prepare her first dish of life.

After quite an effort that involved preparation of tikka masala, the marination, the frying, the cutting of onion, the chutney prepartion, piercing all the cubes together with onion layers, and finally the dressing, the dish was finally ready to be served.

The dish did come out very well and the kid had learnt her first dish. A boring day in her life taught her something new today and thanks to Jyo’s article, a nice evening snack greeted our tongues, out of the blue.


 

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Kurian says:

    Lovely writing Ravi, and cute niece

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    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks for the read Sir

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      1. Kurian says:

        Welcome Ravi

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  2. jyo says:

    Hehe your niece was inspired !! That’s great to hear😀 such an adorable and a cute kid❤ and the paneer tikka tho superb 👌 thanks heaps for tagging my lassi☺

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    1. Ravi S says:

      Yes, your posts are indeed colorful that attract attention. Yes, they tasted nice and thanks for the compliment. My pleasure visiting your posts.

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      1. jyo says:

        Ohh thanks again☺

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  3. Indira says:

    aah… there is the budding chef!! 👍

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    1. Ravi S says:

      Yes Madam, hope so, the interest persists

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  4. Kudos . She is a young kid. I thought she would be a teenager before see her picture .

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    1. Ravi S says:

      Yes, kids get bored a lot today and need varied options to keep them occupied.

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  5. She is so adorable, Ravi, and she seems genuinely pleased with the results of her efforts too! If panner tikka is her first successful recipe then she sure has a knack of cooking running in her veins. Yes, we need to stream our children into fun ideas that will not only help them while away their time but become a life lesson too! God bless the little darling.

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    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Pranitha Madam, hopefully the interest subsists. It is also surprising that today’s kids get bored very easily and they need too many things to keep them busy and occupied. There are so many things back at home but they seldom play that back. Guess, too many choices available.

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      1. I agree, Ravi, they are spoilt for choice. We give them too many to choose from. During our days, we were content with all our silly games, even chapathi dough will keep us busy for a long time as we created our wonders but now they need more attention as their attention span too has reduced considerably. Glad to know that you are not engaging her with cartoons which soon becomes an addiction that make them all the more irritable.

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  6. Ektæ says:

    Wow that looks yummy 😋
    What’s her age btw?

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