Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mushroom and Capsicum Curry

Mushroom was something i never tried before , once we had ordered it in a restaurant in hyderabad but we didnt like the taste of it , so we never tried. Once while doing my grocery shopping i saw these cute little button mushrooms for sale and i asked my husband why dont we try it with a little hesitation , he was like why not and we bought two packets of those cuties home.
Now came the main task of cooking them , never cooked it before nor did i see anyone cooking it , our good old google is there to help us out so i started to search for the recipes and was not satisfied with any of the recipes i got , then i had got idea why dont i make it the way i make chicken curry it'll turn out spicy as we prefer at home , with this small i dea i started off with the curry and did a few additions and it turned out soo good that now mushrooms is a part of my grocery shopping and a must eat curry once every 2 weeks.
After this long story i think its time for the recipe so here it comes


Button Mushrooms-1lb
Capsicum - 1 large cut into cubes
Tomato - 2 medium chopped finely
Onion-1large finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste-2tsp
Green chillis-2-3
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Curry Leaves-1 sprig
Garam Masala-1tbsp
Red Chilli powder-1 and 1/2 tsp
Haldi- 1/4th tsp
Salt - Acc to taste

-Clean the mushrooms and cut each one into half.
-Heat oil , add the mustard seeds jeera and let them splutter and add the cury leaves.
Now add the chopped onions , ginger garlic paste , salt and turmeric and fry for about 5-7min till raw smell goes.
-Now add the tomatoes and green chillis and cook till the whole mixture turns into paste with no traces of tomato pieces left.
-Now add the red chilli powder and garam masala and cook for another 2-3min.
-Add little water if the mixture sticks to the vessel.
-Add the mushrooms , mix well ,cook for 5min and add the cubed capsicum.
-Once again stir well and let cook for 5 min.
-Now add about 1 to 1 and half cups of water , mix well and close with a lid and cook for 10min.
-Garnish with coriander and serve with rice or roti.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vaangi Bhaath

1st time i tried out this vaangi bhath following the recipe from here , i followed the recipe as it is and it turned out really very delicious , had it with curds and papad with which it was heavenly

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