Mar 152013

This is a different style of spicy mushroom masala prepared using spices  in a rich and thick gravy. This tastes best with roti.

 

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Ingredients

  1. Button Mushroom – 1 cup
  2. Capsicum (chopped,red/green) – 1/2 cup
  3. Onion(Finely chopped) – 1
  4. Tomato(finely chopped) –1
  5. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  6. Green Chilly – 1
  7. Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
  8. Kashmiri red chilly Powder – 1 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  10. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds(perum jeerakam) powder –1 tsp
  13. Pepper powder – 1tsp
  14. Cashewnut  or Almond paste – 1 tbsp
  15. Salt
  16. Butter – 1tbsp
  17. Oil – 1 tbsp
  18. Coriander leave s- to garnish

mushroom capsicum masala

 

Preparation

  1. Clean the mushrooms and cut into 4 pieces. Marinate mushrooms with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,1 tsp red chilly powder,1 tsp pepper powder ,1/2 tsp fennel seeds powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat little oil in a pan. Stir fry  the marinated mushrooms in oil for 2 minutes till mushrooms turn light brown.Transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Heat butter in a pan. Add capsicum to it and saute on medium flame for 2 minutes.Transfer the sauteed capsicum into a bowl.
  4. In the same pan, heat oil and saute  ginger garlic paste, chopped onions and once onion turns light brown add finely chopped tomato to it.
  5. Mix  turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,fennel seeds powder,cumin powder with water to make a paste. This is to avoid burning of spice powders while adding to the pan.
  6. Add the  paste to it and mix well.Add cashewnut paste to it .Stir well.
  7. Add sauteed mushrooms and capsicum cubes to it.Add little amount of water to it.Cover and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from fire.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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May 252011

This is a healthy and nutritious curry and it is a combo of potato,spinach and tofu with a spicy masala gravy.As Tofu is a excellent source of proteins and calcium,it is good for kids and it looks similar to paneer too.

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Ingredients

  1. Spinach(chopped) – 1 cup
  2. Potatoes(boiled) –2
  3. Tofu – 1/2 cup
  4. Onion – 2
  5. Red chilly powder – 2 tsp.
  6. Turmeric powder- 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander powder – 1  tsp.
  8. Ginger – 1” piece
  9. Garlic – 4
  10. Green Chilly (chopped) –1
  11. Tomato –1
  12. Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  13. Fenugreek seeds(uluva)- 1/4 tsp
  14. Salt
  15. Oil
  16. Water – 1/2 cup

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Preparation

  1. Wash and chop spinach.Boil potatoes with little turmeric and salt.
  2. Make a paste of turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,ginger,garlic and 1 onion.
  3. In the mean time, boil  1/2 cup of water .
  4. Heat oil in a pan.Sauté chopped onion and green chilly till onion turns brown.
  5. Add masala paste and let it sauté till oil comes clear.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add chopped spinach,tofu and boiled potatoes to it. stir and mix well.Add salt according to your taste.
  8. Finally add the boiled water to it and cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with roti,naan or poori.

Iam sending this to Veggie/fruit a month –Spinach hosted by Rashmi.

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Apr 012008

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Hello there,

Here is another dish which is a very rare one to see out there. It is a Radish (Mooli) Subzi

Following are the ingredients I used to prepare this dish:

  1. I large white radish nicely chopped into cube shapes
  2. ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  3. ½ tsp of cumin seeds
  4. 1/4 tsp of asafoetida
  5. 1 tbsp of Ginger and Green Chilli paste
  6. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 2 tsp corriander powder
  8. 3 tbsp of oil
  9. salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Boil the nicely chopped radish for approximately 7 to 8 minutes with ½ tsp turmeric powder. Drain it and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger-chilli paste and saute for few minutes
  3. Now add the cooked radish, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with chappathi or paratha’s
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