08.11.11

Kohlapuri Rassa Recipe

Ingredients:
For Marinade:
2/3rd cup Curd (Dahi) / plain Yogurt
2 tsp minced Ginger (Adrak)
2 tsp minced Garlic (Lasun)
1 tsp Cayenne Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
To taste Salt (Namak)
For Curry :
11/4th lb trimmed and cubed Lean Lamb
2 Onion finely chopped (Pyaj)
1 chopped Tomato (Tamatar)
3 cup grated fresh Coconut (Nariyal)
1-inch piece of Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini)
6 Cloves (Lavang)
8-10 crushed Black Pepper corns (Kalimirchi)
1 tsp Aniseed (Saunf)
2/3 cup Oil
How to make kohlapuri rassa:
  • Mix all marinade ingredients and add lamb pieces.
  • Stir well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tblsp oil in a heavy pan and add cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and aniseed.
  • Saute for a minute and add onions and fry till golden and add coconut.
  • Saute until brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir and take off from the heat.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Grind the mixture in a processor.
  • Heat the remaining oil and add marinaded lamb pieces and marinade mixture and add little water, cover and cook until done.
  • Now add the grinded mixture and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.

 

08.11.11

Kobhi Zunka

Ingredients:
2 small heads finely shredded Cabbage (Patta Gobi)
6 tblsp Gram Flour (Besan)
1 tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)
Few Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Cayenne Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
To taste Salt (Namak)
1 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)
4 tblsp Oil
How to make kobhi zunka:
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan and gram flour, roast it constantly stirring to avoid lumps formation, on a moderate heat.
  • As soon as the smell and color changes, remove it from the heat.
  • Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add cabbage, turmeric, coriander, cayenne powders and salt, mix well.
  • Lower the heat and add little water.
  • Cook until cabbage is done but crisp.
  • Increase the heat and dry the liquid and add the roasted gram flour, stir well.
  • It will absorb the liquid and oil to form clumps.
  • Break off the clumps to cook them.
  • When the flour is cooked remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot.

08.11.11

Bombay Chiwda Recipe

Ingredients:
1/3rd cup halves Peanuts (Moong Phali)
1/3rd cup halves Cashew (Kaju)
1/4th cup whole Almond (Badam)
1/4 cup blanched Pistachio (Pista)
1/4th cup Pumpkin seeds
1/4th cup Pine Nuts
2-3 sliced crosswise into thin rounds hot Green chilli (Hari Mirch)
1 tblsp Fennel seeds (Saunf)
15 Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
3 tblsp fresh Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
2/3 rd cup thick pounded Flat Rice (Poha)
1/4th cup Raisins (Kishmish)
1/4th cup Currants (Kishmish)
1/4th cup chopped Dates (Khajoor)
1/2 tsp Salt (Namak)
2 tblsp Maple or Date Sugar
1/3 cup Moong Dal
1cup deep fried Sev Noodles
Vegetable Oil or Ghee for deep-frying
How to make bombay chiwda:
  • Heat oil or ghee in a kadhai or deep-frying pan over a moderate heat.
  • Place the peanuts in a wire-mesh sieve and lower it into the oil.
  • Fry until golden brown, lift out the sieve, and transfer the nuts to paper towels to drain.
  • In separate batches, fry the cashews, almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts until golden brown, and drain on paper towels.
  • Pat the nuts dry with more paper towels, bolt off any excess oil.
  • Transfer all the nuts to a bowl.
  • Raise the heat of the oil and place the green chilies in the sieve and lower it into the oil and fry until crisp.
  • Lift out the sieve and transfer the chilies to the paper towels to drain.
  • Add the fennel seeds, curry leaves and fresh coriander to the sieve and fry in the same way until the leaves are dark green and crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Now add half of flat rice to the sieve, lower it into the oil and fry for 1 minute or until the frothing oil subsides and poha floats.
  • It should not brown only turn golden yellow.
  • Fry the remaining flat rice dry on paper towel, blot all the excess oil.
  • Add the flat rice to the nuts bowl and toss to mix.
  • Combine the raisins, currants and dates in a bowl and add the salt , sugar & spices in another bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the spice mixture into the dried fruit and the remaining into the nuts, toss well.
  • Finally, combine all the ingredients and toss to mix.
  • Cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container.
  • Keeps well upto 2 months.

08.11.11

Bharwan Baingan Recipe

Ingredients:
8 small Egg plant, Brinjal (Biangan)
8 peeled baby Potato (Aloo)
2 large sliced Onion (Pyaj)
2/3rd cup grated Coconut (Nariyal)
4 tblsp unsalted chopped Cashews
8 Cloves (Lavang)
8 Black Pepper corns (Kalimirchi)
1/2 tsp Sugar (Cheeni)
To taste Salt (Namak)
1 tsp Cayenne Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Tamarind Paste (Imli Pate)
8 tblsp Oil
2 tblsp Coriander seeds (Dhania)
3 tblsp chopped finely Coriander Leaves (Dhania Powder)
How to make bharwan baingan:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add cloves, coriander seeds and peppercorns.
  • Saute for a minute..
  • Now add sliced onions and fry until brown.
  • Add coconut and stir fry until browned, remove and allow to cool.
  • Grind the mixture to a paste using blender.
  • Add little water if needed.
  • Slit each eggplant lengthwise into four, keeping the stem end intact.
  • Now in the grinded mixture mix cayenne powder, salt, sugar, tamarind paste, cashews and turmeric powder.
  • Stuff the eggplants with this mixture, reserving some.
  • Roll the potatoes in the remaining mixture.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the vegetables.
  • Cook over low heat without burning, add little water if necessary, until done.
  • Keep an eye.
  • Serve hot with roti.

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08.11.11

Aamti Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cup split Moong Beans (Moong Dal)
21/2 cup Water
1 chopped Tomato (Tamatar)
3-4 sliced Green chilli (Hari mrich)
Few Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
To taste Salt (Namak)
1 tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)
A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)
21/2 cup Water
3 tblsp Vegetable oil (Vanaspati)
Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
How to make aamti:
  • Bring the daal to boil in the water and simmer until soft and mushy.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, as soon as they pop, add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chilies and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a minute and add the cooked dal.
  • Bring to boil and add the tomatoes, salt and coriander leaves.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Keep it covered.
  • Serve hot.