THE DANCE OF THE MUSTARD, THE AROMA OF THE COCONUT OIL WAFTING IN THE SLIGHTLY SMOKY KITCHEN, THE TANG OF THE TAMARIND, THE SUGAR, THE SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE.... THE MEMORIES OF MOM'S KITCHEN WHERE I USED TO HANG AROUND TO QUENCH MY HUNGER; THE HOPE WAS TO GET THE FIRST TASTE OF ANYTHING MOM'S DISHES OUT BEFORE MY BROS OR SIS'. OH I MISS THOSE DAYS, BUT NOW I WANT TO RECREATE THAT MAGIC- TO REMIND MYSELF, TO LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT IT.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
I got this recipe from a Food group on Facebook. I had prepared Kurmas earlier too. But this time I added home made paneer, these cubes made the dish unique and tasty.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fresh Peas - 1/2 cup
French beans - 7-8
Cauliflower - florets - 1 cup
Capsicum - 1 small, cut in to 1 inch pieces.
Paneer - 10 -15 1 inch cubes.
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2-3 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt - to taste
For the masala:
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 chopped
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Green chilly - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic cloves - 5-6
Cardamom - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
HOW TO MAKE:
Grind all the masala ingredients to a smooth paste.
Fry Paneer pieces in little oil and keep aside.
Heat oil or ghee in a kadahi.
Add onion and fry for few minutes.
Add masala to it and fry again till you get the aroma.
Now add chilli powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder, stir well.
Add the vegetables and combine well with the masala.
Add enough water, salt and cook till all the veges are tender.
Now add paneer pieces, mix and cook again for few more minutes.