Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Curry Recipes: Sauted Bitter gourd


250 Gms bitter gourd
Oil: 1Table spoon
Whole dried red chillies, tops broken: 2
Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon
Curry leaves: 10-15.

Method of preparation:

1. Wash bitter gourds and cook under pressure for two minutes. Drain, trim the ends and slice into ½ inch thick rounds.

2. Place oil for tempering in a kadhai over medium heat, till just beginning to smoke. Then add red chillies and fry till they darken slightly.

3. Sprinkle in mustard seeds on (2) and when they start to sputter add curry leaves.

4. Immediately add bitter gourds (1) and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Curry Recipes: Drumstick curry

Drumstick curry is one of the famous curries in southern India.

Ingredients: 16 items.

Peeled drumstick pieces of 2’’ size = 2 cups
Big sized potatoes =2
Coriander = 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds = ½ tsp
Garam masala = ½ tsp
Green mutter (or dry mutter soaked overnight) = 1 cup
Medium sized onion == 1
Tomato = 1cup
Green masala (ginger, garlic, and coriander leaves) paste ==1 table spoon
Cumin seeds powder ==1 tea spoon
Grated coconut==1cup
Curry leave==10-12 in number
Coriander leaves==1 table spoon
Turmeric= 1tea spoon
Red chilli powder==2 teaspoons
Oil==3 Table spoons.

Method of Preparation:

1. First of all peel the drum sticks and then cut them into 2’’ sized pieces. Chop onion and potatoes also.

2. Grate the coconut. Prepare the –hara masala paste-by grinding coconut, onion, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves.

3. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and ground hara masala (aspreparedabovein2),Mix well and sauté for 5 minutes.

4. Then add drum sticks and potato pieces, mix well and sauté for 5 minute.

5. Add water till the above ingredients immerse and place lid on the pan.

6. Heat on high flame for 3 minutes and then on simmer for 5 minutes till potatoes and drumsticks are done.

7. While on sim flame, add tomato pure, green mutter, salt, coriander powder.

8. Heat for 5 minutes, and take it out from the stove.

Drumstick curry is ready for serving.

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