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April 12, 2012

Day 153

Saag with Paneer

Loosely translated: spinach puree with cottage cheese-like cubes. A workmate brought in a box of this Kitchens of India Palak Paneer. Said just heat & eat, but the picture on the box made me not want to do either of those things. I stared at it for two whole days before I got up the gumption to try it. When I opened the bag inside and glopped it out, my opinion didn’t improve. Looked an awful lot like baby diarrhea. The thick, dark green kind. With my famous will of steel, though, I popped it in the microwave and took a spoonful. And it’s not bad. I would have liked a little more spinach flavor (I think maybe in fresh versions there would be more) and maybe a little less of whatever that mystery spice was. But the biggest surprise was how okay I was with the cheese nuggets floating in there. Wonder of wonders.