Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mushroom Gravy
Ingredients
500 gm button mushroom
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp black pepper corns
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp aniseed
½ tbsp fenugreek seeds
3 dry red chilies
1 chopped medium sized tomato
¼ cup shredded coconut
3 cloves garlic
2 small sticks of cinnamon
1 tsp white poppy seeds
1 finely chopped onion
10 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste.
 Prep
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan.
Fry coriander seeds, pepper,cumin ,fernugreek, aniseed and red chilli one by one on a medium flame.
Once the raw smell goes add chopped tomato,1/4 cup coconut, cinnamon sticks,  garlic and poppy seeds.
Fry further until the tomato is cooked properly.
Allow the mixture to cool.
Grind the mixture into fine paste by adding enough water.



Method
Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan add mustard seeds and allow it to pop and fry the onion and curry leaves.
Once the onion is transparent  add mushrooms and turmeric powder.
Fry for further 5 to 10 minutes and add the grinded paste and salt.
Allow the gravy to boil for sometime.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013



Ingredients
500 gm minced meat
3 cloves of garlic
3inch ginger 
1 tbsp aniseed
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 tsp white poppy seeds
5 green chiili
1 onion chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder(optional)
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 egg
1 tbsp gram flour
Cooking oil
Salt to taste
½ bunch chopped coriander leaves

Preparation
Powder aniseed and poppy seed and cinnamon stick.
In the same jar or pestle add ginger, garlic and green chilli and grind into coarse paste.
Finely chop the onion and coriander leaves.
Mix the minced meat with coriander leaves, onion, chilli powder, coriander powder, egg, salt, garam masala, and gram flour. Combine all together and make into small lemon size balls.

In a non stick pan shallow fry the meatballs until golden brown.
Note:  if the mixture become soggy add some bread crumbs.
You can use mutton, chicken and goat for this recipe.

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Hi all, I was a lazy and dumb cook before marriage. After marriage I started to try different types of foods and found cooking interesting.  I feel happy while trying different varieties of food.Most are south indian authentic recipes from my mother's kitchen.Please feel free to contact me and leave your valuable comment.

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