Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Potato Stew

Potato Stew
Happened to see this special recipe in one of my old "Friday Recipe" collections and luckily the only vegetable remaining in my fridge was potato. This is a simple dish which goes well with Appam .
I am sending this to Sia's 'Ode to Potato'.

Potato StewIngredients

1 onion ,finely sliced
1 onion,finely chopped
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1" fresh ginger,finely chopped
2 cloves garlic.finely chopped
4 green chillies,finely chopped
1/2 tomato.finely chopped
2 potatoes,finely chopped
6 tbsp coconut milk powder
1 tsp pepper powder
4 tbsp oil
Salt,to taste
Potato StewMethod

Heat oil in a saucepan and fry sliced onion until brown.Drain and keep it aside.In the same oil, saute cloves, cinnamon, chopped onion,garlic,ginger and green chillies.When the onion is translucent add half the tomato.Stir for a minute and add potato and enough water .Allow the potato to cook. when the potatoes are done ,add coconut milk powder,pepper powder,fried onion and coriander leaves.Stir well to ensure that there are no lumps and serve hot with rotis,aapams or plain rice.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mushroom Pepper Masala

Mushroom Pepper MasalaThis is a tasty dish for spice and mushroom lovers and goes well with Chapathi and boiled rice.The main ingredient of this curry is pepper powder.Try to used fresh pepper powder or crushed pepper.To get this dark col our, use pepper powder.

Mushroom Pepper Masala

white button mushroom 250 gms
onion sliced 1 large
chopped ginger 1/2 tsp
chopped garlic 1/2 tsp
green chili 1
coriander powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
black pepper powder 1 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
curry leaves few
tomato chopped 1 medium sized
salt to taste


Clean and cut the mushrooms into 4 pieces and rub it with the turmeric powder and salt.
Heat oil in a pan ,fry ginger, garlic,chili and curry leaves.Add coriander powder,black pepper powder and garam masala .Stir for 2-3 minutes.Now add onion and tomato and saute till the oil separates from the gravy.Add mushrooms and mix well.Cover and cook on a low flame till mushrooms are done .Do not add water as the mushroom itself leaves enough water from it while cooking.Make it dry and serve hot .

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chickpea Masala

This is a favorite of my younger son,who loves it served with puttu. To make more gravy ,you can add coconut milk and a pinch of garam masala on top of it.


chick peas 200 gms
bay leaves 2nos
onion 1 large chopped
ginger chopped 1 tsp
garlic chopped 1 tsp
green chillies chopped 2 nos
tomato chopped 1 medium sized
coriander powder 2 tsp
chili powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
salt to taste


Soak chick peas for around 8 hours.Put the soaked,washed chick peas with bay leaves and water in a pressure cooker and cook till done.Take 2 tbsp of cooked chick peas,cool it and make it to fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan.Add ginger and garlic, saute till it turns brown color. Add onion and green chilies and fry till tender.Add coriander powder,chili powder,turmeric powder and garam masala , saute for few minutes.Add tomato ,stir and fry till oil separates.Add cooked Chick peas into it and keep in the slow fire for 8-10 minutes,Then add the chick peas paste into it and cook till gravy thickens.
Serve with Puttu,Chapathi or Appams

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Inji Curry

Inji Curry

Ginger 200gm
Tamarind(Valanpuli) a lemon sized
Chilly powder 2tbsp
Jaggery 2 pieces
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Oil for frying


Heat oil and fry the ginger till it turns golden brown, Remove it from oil and keep it aside till cool ,then grind in a mixer grinder.In a pot,put tamarind in water and extract the juice, add jaggery and chilly powder into it.Allow it to boil for 3 minutes to dissolve jaggery ,then add salt and the ginger paste.Stir well till it forms a thick solution.
Heat oil in another pan,Splutter mustard and saute curry leaves.Add the seasoining into the gravy and mix well.