Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Gobi Masala!

Gobi Masala and Veg pulao:

Here's the Recipe...

Gobi Masala:


1 Cauliflower cut into Florets.
1 Tsp poppy seeds
10 Cashewnuts
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic paste
2 Green chillies
2 Onions chopped finely
2 Blanched Tomatoes chopped
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala powder
1Tsp Red chilli powder
1Tsp Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp Cumin powder
1/2 cup Curd
Cilantro & Cream(optional) for Garnishing.
2Tbsp oil(Any Veg based Oil)


Parboil the Cauliflower Florets in boiling water with little salt. Drain and keep aside. Grind poppy seeds, cashewnuts ,green chillies with little water and keep aside.
Heat oil and add the onions saute till brown, add Ginger- Garlic paste, Tomatoes, Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin and Chilli powders & CashewnutPoppy seed paste . Add little water,salt to taste and cook till the gravy is done and the oil shows on top. Now,add in the curd and stir well till it's blended well.
At this point, gently add in the Cauliflower Florets and stir in to coat the masala well and cover with a lid and cook for few more minutes till the Cauliflower is done. Serve hot, with Cilantro & Cream Garnishing.

Veg pulao:

Source: My Archives

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing You All A Very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Post from my Blog Archives!

Today , Bangalore is back celebrating It's customary Annual Nutty fair on this "Auspicious" day of the Hindu Calendar!

A Nutty Fair To Remember!

Traditionally, farmers & groundnut growers from all over Karnataka and the neighbouring states come to Bangalore to offer mounds of their first groundnuts produce to the huge idol of Basava during Nov/Dec every year, when the groundnuts have been harvested, a groundnut fair is held near the temple premises. Groundnuts or peanuts are special in many ways , a reason enough for Bangaloreans to look forward to the annual groundnut fair .

One of the oldest temples in Bangalore situated in Basavanagudi is dedicated to Nandi,(The sacred Bull) the mount of Lord Shiva. built in the 16th century. The magnificent Nandi, 15 feet tall and over 20 feet long has been carved out of single granite rock.The temple was supposedly built to appease a bull devouring all the groundnut grown in the area. The bull stopped inflicting damage and the thankful farmers held a groundnut fair near the temple premises which continues even today!

A picture taken at the Fair...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Different Take On Fish Curry !!

Getting to make an unapologetic fiery Red Fish curry ,for the Indian palatte always seems to be the privilege of the coastal region cuisine,be it Southern or Eastern Indian states. But,for now, with the "Tastebuds" evolving , my creative streak has taken up the challenge of exploring Indian cuisine with this Innovative & delicious Green Fish curry .

Wouldn't harm, if you could take a guess about a special ingredient used to make this green masala.

Go ahead take a guess...:)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Chicken Vindaloo!!

Recipe Source:Indiacurry.com

Goa'n Chicken Vindaloo

Recipe Source:Foodie'sHope


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Okra (Bhendi) Masala !!


Okra cut into pieces (1 bowl)
1 Onion finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger& Garlic paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp Jeera powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 sprig curry leaves
2 cloves
Salt to taste
Chopped corianderleaves
Make a paste with Tomato & all the powders above with a little water and keep aside.


The cut okra is shallow fried in oil & kept aside . Heat 1tbsp oil,to this add the cumin seeds, curry leaves ginger garlic paste and the onions , saute' for 5-10mts till the onions are translucent. later add the ground masala & saute' till the masala is almost dry. Now, add the fried bhendis,salt and stir fry for few mts till done. garnish with chopped coriander leaves(optional) .