Friday, December 21, 2012

Kolhapuri Chicken Curry - Tambda rassa

This is my first try on making this exotic and delicious chicken. Since I am a vegetarian I cannot tell you how it tasted but, after seeing a huge reaction (WOW!) and a big smile on my hubby's face I can tell you it should have tasted heavenly, he finished it in a single take!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Food Fair Event

 Christmas is the big festival here in America, every street and every home here is wonderfully decorated already. Its a holiday season too!! we find kids every where. Some like playing with snow and some love helping their mom in baking. You might have started baking for your loved one too, so dear friends please share your wonderful recipes and help others to find them easy and quickly at one place. This event starts today and continues till Jan 18th. you are free to add as many recipes as you wish, the recipes can be from your archives. 

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  1. Please link this event announcement with your entry, this is mandatory.
  2. Use of logo is mandatory, it helps to spread the word. 
  3. Multiple entries are allowed, archived are only allowed if reported and updated with this event link. 
  4. In the event of problem using linky you can email me the entry at
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Vegetable Burger with Yellow peas

There are very few recipes that taste good and do good, vegetable burger is one among them. I always love making veggie burger patties before and refrigerate them, because they make my work simple for the next day lunch box. Yellow peas are readily available in marked in tins, but I prefer soaking the dry peas myself and preparing them for making patties. This is the first time I tried to make a burger with yellow peas, always I used to make with chick peas. Believe me they tasted wonderful.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Vegetable Kofta with capsicum masala curry

Holidays are around the corner, colorful lamps and beautiful embellished Christmas trees started reappearing in the corners of every hall way. It is time to have fun and celebrate holidays with all our friends and relatives. I know many of your houses are filled with aroma of butter because you should have started baking cakes and cookies for your loved one. I also knew that many of you might start looking for the best recipes on the Internet, I wish good luck to all of you on your cookies and happy surfing!

Vegetable Kofta is one of the most elegant and delicious curry. I prepared this curry in many different kinds, every time it tasted heavenly. This time I was having a capsicum sitting in my refrigerator from many days, so I thought I would use it to make some rich curry with a twist; and here is the twist I made some vegetable koftas and added to the capsicum gravy. Believe me it made me spellbound, when I first tasted it. My hubby just loved and showered a ton of compliments which is very rare event in my home. Now its your turn to try it and dunk your self in the shower of compliments.

To make Koftas (vegetable balls)
Soft boiled potato-2
Cauliflower + green peas- boiled-1/2cup
Cilantro-2 springs chopped
capsicum- 1/4 cup shredded
salt to taste
Green chili paste-1/4tbsp
Ginger-Garlic paste-1/4tbsp
oil for deep fry
Gram flour-2tbsp (helps binding)

Mix all the above ingredients and prepare a small lemon size balls. Deep fry them under medium flame till they turn golden brown. DO NOT dump all your koftas at once, sometimes they spread out. Check with one kofta first, if it is intact then add another batch. If your koftas are not intact then you may have to add some more gram flour.

For making curry:
Capsicum- 2 large- chopped
Roasted dry coconut powder-3tbsp
Roasted ground nut (pea nuts)/cashew nuts/ almonds- 1/2cup
Cumin seed-1/4tbsp
mustard seeds-/14 tbsp
red chili-2
green chili-1
cilantro for garnish
red chili powder-1/2tbsp
salt to taste
onion finely chopped-1/2tbsp
Tomato chopped-1 cup
Garam masala- to taste
kasuri methi powder-1/2tbsp

First grind coconut and pea nuts in to a fine paste by adding water.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chili. When they start spluttering add onion and capsicum and saute till they turn golden brown. Now add ginger garlic paste and turmeric. When the raw flavor of ginger starts disappearing add tomato, coconut and pea nut paste and mix well. When all this masala is well cooked, add red chili powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi powder and salt to taste and mix well. Finally add vegetable koftas and garnish with cilantro and serve hot. You need not have to cook koftas in the gravy, just mix them with the gravy. Hope you like my recipe and please do not forget to comment before you leave. Thank you for visiting my blog and keep visiting for more wonderful recipes to come.