Thursday, August 22

Bassaru Authentic Karanataka Dish..(Lentil Cabbage Dill Leaves and Beans Rasam)

Bassaru (Rasam).. This is an Authentic Karnataka dish usually made with a variety of lentils Green leaves and Veggies. Bassaru means rasam, made of water which is used for a cooking the lentils, leaves and vegetables. You can cook this rasma with many kinds of lentils and leaves.. I have used toor dal, Cabbage, beans with dill Leaves, as you all know i love cabbage and i think this is the best combination of all and they tastes great. The dish sounds a bit difficult for the beginner but it is easy when you get to use of preparing it and the taste makes it worth the job done. This can be served with hot Rice or Ragi Balls..
Actually this Curry is combo of boiled and stirfry vegetables with Rasam while eating... But i have made this as a two recipes, so that it is very easy for my readers to understand in a better way... I'm a huge fan of this Rasam and it makes it even more tastier because i'm cooking this Rasam in UK.:) Every body has there own way of preparing this Rasam, I have learnt like this from my mom and i like this way better...

For Rasam
1 bunch of dill leaves finely chopped
1/2cup toor dal
2cups roughly chopped cabbage
15 beans roughly chopped
1 lagre onion roughly chopped
2tbsp grated coconut
2 medium tomato
5 green chilies, 10 dry red chilies
10 curry leaves, 6 garlic cloves
1/2tbsp black peppercorn, 2tbsp chopped coriander leaves
2tbsp tamarind paste
3cup water
Salt as per taste.
For Tempering
8 to 10 curry leaves
1/4tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chilies
2tbsp oil.
Cooking Method
In a deep kadai or a pan.. add toor dal and 2cup of water boil for 10 minutes.. Then in a same toor dal, add cabbage, beans, dill leaves, onion, salt and 1 more cup of water and boil for another 10 to 15minutes.
In a mean time, dry roast the red chillies, curry leaves, garlic, black peppercorn and green chilies. Put it in a mixer jar along with the coriander leaves and grind to smooth paste, and set it aside.
Again dry roast the tomato and grated coconut, till you get the slightly burning smell.. and grind it to smooth paste and set it aside.
Now drain the water from a boiled dal and veggies, keep the veggies aside (i will tell what to do with this boiled veggies in my next post).. Then add the grounded masala paste and tamrind paste to the boiled water and season with salt..
In a small pan add all the tempering ingredients, when they start spluttering, add it to the Rasam and simmer the rasam on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes..
The authentic Bassaru (Rasam) is ready to serve.
Serve hot with Rice and Ragi Ball..

Tuesday, August 20

Brinjal Potato And Greenpeas Sabji!!!

Brinjal Potato And Greenpeas Sabji.. This is very easy and fast cooking sabji, I mostely cook brinjal and potato at least once in 2 week, but i always try to cook something different by adding some other veggies or masala.. If i start posting all my varieties of this sabji then i don't think that there would be any other post i will be posting in future because i have so many version of this particular sabji.. I'm sure i would be posting few very soon. You all know what? I'm falling in love with brinjals here in UK, they are so sweet and soft, I already have few of them in my fridge.. This week i have cooked brinjal already twice and i'm waiting till my H says stop.. Till then i will be cooking and cooking...
2 brinjal, 2 potato
1/2 cup greenpeas
1 onion, 1 tomato, 2 green chili
1tsp of Sabji Masala, 1tsp coriander powder
1tsp chilly powder, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp garam masala
1/2tsp cumin seeds
Oil and Salt
Coriander leafs for garnishing.
Cooking Steps
Cut the brinjal, potato in medium size pics and set it aside. Then chop the onion,chili and tomato finely.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, add cumin, when they start splutter. add onion, green chilly and saute for 2 to 3min. Then add all the masala powder and tomato, fry till oil separates.
Now add brinjal, potato, greenpeas and salt then mix them well. Cover the lid and cook till it is completely cooked.
Sprinkle some coriander leafs from top before serving..
Serve hot with Roti or as a side dish for Rice.

Monday, August 19

Mutter Paneer Makhanwala (Buttery Greenpeas With Cottage Cheese Gravy)

Mutter Paneer Makhanwala!!! I have eaten this curry once in Delhi and it was very yummy and buttery and after that i never got a change to eat again out side. So only i thought of trying it at home with less butter... Usually everybody cooks mutter paneer very often but some how in my family we are not that much fan of paneer.. I cook mutter paneer in some occasions only and this time i tried with only butter to give a buttery taste and different to. I tried to use very less butter as possible but you all know if you have to make something tasty you have to use right amount of ingredients.. This curry is one of those curry, once you start cooking you will never forget to cook in any occasions or parties...
250gm paneer cubed
100gm green peas
1small cardamom, 2 cloves, 1small cinnamon stick
2 large onions, 3 medium tomatoes, 2 green chillies
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp red chili powder,1tsp coriander powder
2tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
6 tsp Butter
1 1/2 cups water
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves chopped fine to garnish.
Cooking Method
Grind onions and green chili into a fine paste. Keep aside. Next grind tomatoes into fine paste and keep aside.
Heat 2tsp of butter in a pan and gently stir-fry the cubes of paneer till lite golden. Remove onto a paper towel and keep aside.
In the same vessel heat 3tsp of butter and add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and onion paste. Fry till it turns light brown. Add tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2minutes. Add the red chilli, coriander, turmeric and garam masala powders, stirring continuously till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
Add the peas to the masala and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the paneer, water and salt, reduce flame to a simmer and cook till the gravy thickens.
Garnish with coriander leaves and left over butter and serve.
Mutter paneer Makhanwala tastes great with parathas, naans and even jeera rice.

Thursday, August 15

Black Pepper And Egg Spicy Curry..

Black Pepper And Egg Spicy Curry!!! This is one of the very spicy curry and it goes very well with hot Rice... I wanted to eat this curry from last month, due to not having mixer grinder i use to postpond it. Last Saturday we order the mixer, after the mixer arrived, the first thing which i grinded was the Black Pepper Curry Masala and i was in so hurry to cook i dint even realize how much red chilli powder i have added. It was quite spicy but i really really enjoyed eating it and felt so satisfied... You don't have to make it spicy, this curry can be enjoyed less spicy too. Because i like spicy food so i always tried to cook this curry little spicy and tangy...
3 large eggs
1 medium onion
2 green chili
2 large tomato
2tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp black peppercorns
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp tamarind paste
1tsp red chili powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1/2tsp coriander powder
2 cup water
Salt to taste.
For Tempering.
3 dry red chili
8 curry leaves
1/4tsp mustard seeds
2tbsp oil.
Cooking Method
In a mixer jar, add tomato, onion, green chili, coriander leaves, black peppercorns, tamarind and ginger garlic paste. Grind it to smooth paste and set it aside.
In a deep fry pan, add oil, when oil is hot, add mustard seeds, dry red chili and curry leafs, when they splutter, add the ground masala and fry for 1 to 2minutes. Then add the red chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder, again fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add water and salt, give a quick stir and simmer the curry for 1 to 2 minutes on a high flame.
Now lower the flame and allow the curry to sit on flame for few second, then crack the 1egg at a time into a small bowl and slowly drop it to the curry side by side. Cover the lid and cook the curry for 2minutes on a low flame..
Serve hot with Plain Rice and Papad.

Tuesday, August 13

Cabbage Stuffed Paratha.. (Indian Flat Bread Stuffed With Cabbage)

Cabbage Stuffed Paratha!!! I think this is the right time to clear all the draft post which i was thinking from a long time. Since i'm not been able to try out any new dishes and this will be the golden chance for me.. As i have been telling in my early posts that i love cabbage and i love anything which made of cabbage and my H hates it.. I still remember when i had cooked this paratha, he dint even came to know this was a cabbage and he kept asking me while eating, what have you stuffed in this paratha. After he finished eating it i told him that this was made of cabbage and he was shock!! and then he replied saying No Problem. I like it... I had chopped the cabbage very fine and i had added the ajwain so that the cabbage taste was less.. I thoroughly enjoyed this paratha with curd and pickle...
2 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water to make a dough.
For Stuffing:
1 cup cabbage, very finely chopped
1 green chilli, very finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ajwain
Salt to taste.
Cooking Method
Combine the flour and salt, knead into soft and pliable dough with sufficient water. Knead the dough till it is smooth and elastic. Cover and keep aside in an airtight container for some time.
In a large mixing bowl add cabbage, green chillies, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, ajwain and salt, Mix them all together nicely and set it aside.
Then divide dough into 4-5 lemon sized balls ( bigger than the dough required for normal chapati ) and flatten it. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in each dough, cover them to a ball and roll out an a flat surface like a paratha. Sprinkle dry flour when making parathas.
Heat a flat frying pan or tava. Reduce heat to medium and cook parathas till golden brown, on both the sides. Apply oil on both sides.
Serve hot with butter on top, Pickle and Curd

Sunday, August 11

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Kofta With Tangy Yogurt Curry.

Lauki Kofta With Tangy Yogurt Curry!! I have cooked the lauki kofta curry with yogurt for the first time and it turn out to be the best and yummy curry.. I usually cook any rich gravies by adding cream or a milk but adding yogurt to this curry it gave a very nice texture and tangy taste and it was going very well with hot rice.. i simply love it... Every time i cook any kofta curry in my family everyone loves it, even i feel good because i don't have to cook any other side dish, this will do both the job, we can eat with Roti's and Rice too..
This recipe is adopted from Anjana Ji from Mayeeka. She is wonderful cook and i love her almost all the recipes. This was one of the best dish and i have followed her almost all the steps and the curry was delicious...
For Kofta
Grated bottle gourd/Lauki-2 cup
Ginger-1/2 tsp
Raisins-2 tsp
Gram flour-1/2 cup
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Salt- as per taste.
For Gravy
Ginger-1/2 tsp
Yoghurt-6 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Chili powder-1 tsp
Salt-as per taste
Water-1.5 cup.
Cooking Method.
Pressure cook bottle gourd with 1/ 2 cup water for 1whistle only.
Drain and let it cool down,then squeeze the water from the bottle gourd (reserve the water to use in the gravy).
Take bottle gourd in a bowl and add gram flour, corn flour, salt, chili powder, pinch of garam masala, 1/ 2tsp grated ginger, and chopped raisins.
Mix well and make walnut size smooth and round balls.
Deep fry in hot oil on medium flame till golden in colour,drain and keep aside.
For The Gravy.
Grind the tomatoes with 2 green chilies, ginger and make a smooth puree.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,when start crackling then add tomato puree and saute for approx 2- 3 minutes on medium flame.
Now add turmeric, chili powder, salt, coriander powder and mix well and cook for few seconds.
Blend yogurt with 1.5 cup water and add in the gravy.
Cook for approx 5 minute on low flame, now add koftas and cook for a minute.
Add fresh corinader and serve hot, garnished with Rice Or Roti's.

Thursday, August 8

Eid Mubarak To All!!

Eid Mubarak To Everyone!!!
These are few main Dishes of EID what my mom usually cookes... There are more dishes which i haven't put on my blog, may be i will complete the menu next year... To know the recipes click the link below :)

Wednesday, August 7

Mutton Kheema And Cabbage Curry.. (Pressure Cooker Version)

Mutton Kheema And Cabbage Curry.. This curry is my most favourite curry and I cook this very often. Sushil don't like to eat cabbage at all but I love cabbage with Kheema, it goes well with Roti, Rice or you can even eat just like that as I eat... I had cooked this curry in India and I have many recipes from India which I'm yet to post. Here in UK I still don't have proper things to start my blogging but I have lots of recipes in draft and I thought till I finish these recipes posting I can manage to buy few things for my blog photography.... It is been a very long time I wrote a post and I'm finding it so difficult to write, never mind it is a matter of few days...
Try out this recipe I'm sure you'll also fall in love with this curry like I have :)
1/2 cabbage (finely chopped)
150gm Mutton Kheema
1/4 cup chopped beans
1 large potato (cut into small cubes)
1 large onion (finely chopped)
2tbsp of coconut paste or a small pic of coconut
2 medium tomato, 2 green chillies, 3tbsp chopped coriander leafs
1 small cinnamon stick
1tsp red chilly powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
1tsbp ginger garlic paste
3tbsp oil
Salt as per taste.
Cooking method
In a mixer jar add tomato, green chilli, coconut, coriander leafs and cinnamon stick, make a smooth paste and set it aside.
In a pressure cooker, add oil, when it is hot add onion and fry to lite golden brown. Then add mutton Kheema, ginger garlic paste and salt, fry the Kheema till oil separats, keep stirring in between.
Now add red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, tomato and coconut paste and give a good mix and cook for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Then add the cabbage, beans and potato, mix them nicely, adjust the seasoning and close the lid. Cook for 2 whistle (1 in high flame and 1 in low flame) allow the pressure to go before opening the cooker..
Mutton Kheema and cabbage curry is ready.
Serve hot with Roti or Rice as side dish..

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