KACHHE KELE KA ROGAN JOSH / RAW BANANA ROGAN JOSH

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Rogan Josh is an aromatic lamb dish of Persian Origin and is a staple food in Kashmiri Cuisine. This dish is robust with use of different spices. I am sharing the vegetarian version with some changes to suit the palate of my family. I love the colour of this curry which comes from the use of Kashmiri Chilli powder. The fresh home made masala enhances the dish.”ROGAN ” means “fat /oil” and “JOSH” means “Intense heat”.

As a part of our 89th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Rawbananas my contribution is this yummy Kachhe Kele Ka Rogan Josh.

Recipe for Kachhe Kele ka Rogan Josh /Raw Banana Rogan Josh:

Ingredients for Raw banana Patties:

2 Raw Bananas boiled and mashed

2 Medium Potatoes boiled and mashed

Salt to taste

1 Tsp Garam Masala

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1/4 cup finely Chopped Onions

1/4 Cup Amchur Powder

1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs

Oil to Shallow fry

Method:

Mix all the above ingredients except bread crumbs and oil. Refrigerate this mixture for about an hour so that the extra moisture is not there. Take this mixture out from the refrigerator and mix well. Grease your palms .take small balls,  and shape it as desired and roll them in the bread crumbs.Shallow fry these patties until both the sides turn golden brown. Keep them aside.

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Ingredients for the Gravy:

2 Tsp Saunf / fennel seeds

1 Bay Leaf

3 Tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarson ka tel

3 Cups of water

4 Onions finely Chopped

10 Pepper Corns

1″ Cinnamon Stick

2 Black Cardamom

2 Green Cardamom

1 Tsp Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder

2 Tsp Coriander Powder / Dhania Powder

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

3 Tomatoes blanched and peeled

1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

6 Dry red Kashmiri Chillies

1 Cup finely chopped Coriander

1Tbsp Ghee

1/2 Cup thick yogurt

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottom Pan. Add Saunf, bay leaf,pepper corns, black cardamom, green cardamom, cinammon stick. Once you smell the aroma of the spices add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few seconds. Now add the finely chopped Onions and saute untill they turn golden brown.

In a blender make a fine paste of yogurt,blanched and peeled tomatoes,dry red Kashmiri chilli and coriander.Add this paste to the onion mixture. Add ghee, jeera powder, coriander powder,salt and Garam Masala.Mix well . Add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy. Let is simmer on medium flame till the oil starts to leave the sides.

Add the raw banana patties to this gravy just before serving with Hot phulkas/ Roti/ Naan or piping hot rice.

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Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MUSHROOM AND CHICKPEAS CURRY(NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)

 

Hello !!!

I am back with another lovely recipe Mushroom and Chickpeas Curry with the goodness of  Indian spices cooked in Coconut milk.It is rich ,creamy and finger licking good.Mushroom and chickpeas make an amazing combo. Some Benefits of Incorporating Coconut Milk in your diet :

1.Improves Heart Health by Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

2.Builds Muscle and Helps Lose Fat 

3.Improves Digestion and Relieves Constipation

4.Prevents Joint Inflammation and Arthritis

5.Prevents Ulcers

6.Helps Loose Fat

7.Prevents Ulcers

My contribution for pour 86th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CoconutMilk is this Mushroom and Chickpeas Curry.

Recipe for Mushroom and Chickpeas Curry:

Ingredients:

125 Gms White Mushrooms (Halved)

200 ML Coconut Milk

200 Gms Chickpeas boiled

1 Tsp Jeera /Cumin

2 Red Chillies finely chopped

1 Tsp Ginger Paste

Handfull of Fresh Coriander finely Chopped

1 Tsp Garam Masala

1 /2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi

1.5 Tsp Curry Powder

Salt to Taste

2 Tbsp Fresh grated Coconut

2 Tbsp Mustard Oil

 

Method:

Pressure Cook Chick peas with tea bag and salt to taste. Allow it to cool. Drain the water and keep it aside. Do not throw the water.Remove the tea bag.

Take 1/2 cup (approx 100 ml) of boiled chickpeas and fresh coconut and make a fine paste without adding water.Keep this mixture aside.

Take a heavy bottom Pan. Add mustard oil.Once the oil is hot add jeera. Once it splutters add the red chillies,ginger paste, chopped coriander (keep aside some to garnish) and mushrooms.Cook on medium flame untill the mushrooms are done. Add haldi,chilli powder,curry powder,garam masala,coconut and chickpeas paste and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides add the boiled chickpeas,coconut milk, boiled chickpeas water and salt to taste if needed. Allow it to simmer on low flame for about 8-10 mins. Once done switch off the flame.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with Rotis / Phulkas or piping hot Rice.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cauliflower Kofta Curry

Hello Everyone!!!!

As we approach International Woman’s Day on March 8 this year ,I would like to dedicate this post to all the woman I have come accross in my life who has inspired me in some way or the other and taught me something in life.I would like to thank each one of you as you have helped me to emerge stronger and sensible each day.

To celebrate this occassion my contribution for #82nd #FoodieMonday #Bloghop theme of #Woman’sDayTreat is this Yummy Cauliflower Kofta Curry which is loved by many of us.

Recipe for Cauliflower Kofta Curry:

Ingredients for Kofta :

(1 Cup 250 Gms)

2 Cups Grated Cauliflower

4 Potatoes boiled and mashed

1 Cup Paneer

1Cup Fresh Coriander

2 Green Chillies

1 Red Chilli (Fresh)

2 Tbsp Corn Flour

1 Tbsp Multigrain Flour ( Mix of green gram flour, quinoa, jowar,flaxseeds )

1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

1/2 Tsp Sri Racha Sauce

1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1Tbsp Thick Curd

1 Cup Bread Crumbs

Salt to taste

Oil for Shallow frying

Method for Making Koftas:

Grate the Cauliflower and keep it in a wide bottom utensil. Make a fine paste of coriander,green chilli, red chilli and Paneer without adding water.Add this paste to the grated cauliflower. Add mashed potatoes,corn flour,multigrain flour,Chaat masala, Garam masala, sri racha sauce,ginger garlic paste and thick yogurt. Mix all the ingredients so that it binds well and you can shape it as desired.Shallow fry in oil and keep it aside.

Ingredients for the Gravy:

4 Onions roughly chopped

4 Ripe Tomatoes

1 Cup fresh Coriander

1/2 Tsp Pepper Corns

1/4 Cup Cashews

1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs

2 Green Chillies

Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients above except the bread crumbs. Allow it to cool. Then blend all the ingredients along with the bread crumbs and to a smooth paste.

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add 2 Tsp oil . Pour the gravy , add 3/4th cup of water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for 7-8 mins. Once done switch off the flame.

Dunk the koftas in the gravy for about 10 mins before serving and then serve with hot Rotis/ Naan or Rice.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets celebrate Womanhood!!! Three cheers all the woman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BATATE KAJEPU / CURRIED POTATOES

Indian Cuisine is so versatile. There are so many regional and native recipes that are yet to be explored.I am trying to explore the regional specialities from Mangalore this time.Mangalorean Cuisine is a collective name given to the cuisine of South Canara which is a part of the South Indian state of Karnataka which comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like that of the Bunts, Mogaveeras, Billavas, Goud Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys which are all a part of Karnataka Cuisine.Well-known Tuluva dishes include Kori Rotti (dry rice flakes dipped in gravy), Bangude Pulimunchi (spicy sour silver-grey mackerels), Beeja -Manoli Upkari , Neer dosa, Boothai Gasi, Kadubu, and Patrode. The Konkani community’s specialities include Daali thoy, bibbe-upkari (cashew based), val val, avnas ambe sasam, Kadgi chakko, paagila podi, and chane gashi. Vegetarian cuisine in Mangalore is also known as Udupi cuisine and quiet popular.

As a part our 78th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #RegionalCuisines ,my contribution is Batate Kajepu / Curried Potatoes from Tulunadu. A royal treat to your tastebuds.A must try recipe.

Recipe for Batate Kajepu / Curried Potatoes:

Ingredients:

20 Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled

3 Onions finely Chopped

3 Tomatoes finely chopped

3 Green Chillies chopped

2 Tbsp Ghee /Clarified Butter

3/4 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1/2 Tsp Mustard

1/2 Cup Coriander finely chopped (Keep some of it for garnishing)

10 Cashews

1.5 Tsp Mangalore Chilli Masala PowderMANGALORE CHILLI MASALA POWDER /BUNT THAL DA PODI /KUNDAPUR CHILLI POWDER

3 Tbsp Fresh Cream

3 Tbsp Milk

1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

Salt to taste

Method:

Take a heavy bottom pan. Add 1/2 Tbsp Ghee and roast the peeled baby potatoes umtill they turn golden brown. Once done remove from the pan and keep it aside.

In the same pan add balance ghee.Add Mustard and once it splutters add Jeera.Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds. Once done add finely chopped onions and green chillies.Saute untill they turn slightly brown. Once done add the finely chopped tomatoes , finely chopped coriander and mix well.Keep it on medium flame untill the ghee starts to leave the sides.Now add the roasted potatoes ,mangalore chilli masala powder and salt . Mix well and keep it on medium flame untill the potatoes are nicely coated with masala. Once done add cream and milk and mix well .Let it simmer for 5-10 mins on medium flame.Switch off the flame .Garnish with Roasted cashews ,jeera and coriander and serve hot with Rotis/ Phulkas /Naan /Steaming hot Rice .

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MUSHROOM VINDALOO

Indian Cuisine consists of  a wide range  of regional and traditional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic groups and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Cultural choices , traditions and religion also influence Indian Food.

Historical incidents such as foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism have played a role in introducing certain foods to our country. For instance, the potato, a staple of the diet in some regions of India, was brought to India by the Portuguese, who also introduced chillies and breadfruit. Goa  has a tropical climate, which means the spices and flavours are intense. Use of kokum is a distinct feature of the region’s cuisine. Goan cuisine is mostly seafood and meat-based; the staple foods are rice and fish.The gravies are usually coconut based.Vegetarianism is also equally popular here.

Our theme for #76th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Theme #Colonialinspiredcuisines my contribution is  Mushroom Vindaloo made with fresh spices.

Recipe for Mushroom Vindaloo:

Ingredients:

20 Button Mushrooms (You may cut it into halves if the mushrooms are large)

4 Medium Tomatoes chopped

3 Medium Onions finely chopped

1/4 Cup finely chopped Coriander

2 Sprigs of Spring Onion finely chopped

1 Tbsp Oil

1 Inch Cinnamon Stick

1 Tsp Mustard

For the Paste:

1 Tsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Mustard

1Tbsp Coriander seeds

1 Inch Ginger roughly chopped

8 Garlic Pods crushed

1/3 Cup White Vinegar

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin olive Oil

1Tsp Sugar

Salt to taste

1/2 Tsp Turmeric

1Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 Tsp Freshly Ground Garam MasalaAll SPICE POWDER (GARAM MASALA)

Method:

Grind the above mentioned masala for the paste. Marinate the button mushrooms for about 2 hours.

Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard Once it splutters add the finely chopped onions and roast on medium flame until the onions turn brown.Once done add the marinated mushrooms.Mix well and cook on medium flame for about 5 mins. Then add the chopped tomatoes and cinnamon stick.Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the wok. Allow it to cook on low flame for about 35-40 mins.Stir once in a while to ensure it does not burn.Once done add the chopped coriander and Spring onions.Keep some spring onions for garnish. Add salt if needed and mix well. Switch off the flame and serve hot with Rice or Phulkas.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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