Shrimps and grilled aubergine in coconut and coriander curry


Shrimps and grilled aubergine in coconut and coriander curry

Like I mentioned, I will be adding more of sea-food recipes in the coming posts 🙂

Few years back, I experimented using aubergine with shrimps and that turned out fine. So now that I have my new found cache of sea-food, it’s back on the menu 😉

… with some modifications of course 🙂

The recipe:

  • Grind some fresh coriander, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and a green chilly
  • In a hot pan add some oil
  • Add some mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add this ground mixture of herbs
  • Add some coconut milk
  • Add some salt to taste and fish masala
  • Add chopped tomatoes
  • Add some shrimps and let it boil for the next 15 min

 

Voila!

 

 

Fish in coriander and coconut curry


Fish in coriander and coconut curry

Fish is my favorite food.

Given a choice of decent fish, I could end up eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Guilty of doing that on some coastal vacations 🙂 )

Staying away from the coast, hence in a sense is a misery for my appetite 😛

That was until I found this awesome Asian shop near my place which has a very good collection of fish.

Hence begins the streak of sea-life invasion for the next couple of entries in my blog 😉

Recipe:

  • Grind some fresh coriander, garlic, ginger
  • In a pan heat some oil
  • Add mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add the grinded herbs
  • Saute for a minute
  • Add cococut milk and a green chilly
  • Add salt and fish masala
  • Mix well
  • Add fish pieces
  • Cover and boil slowly for another 15 min

 

Voila!

 

Chicken and mushrooms curry with Coriander


Chicken and mushrooms curry with Coriander

So I discovered an Iranian community near my area. Ever since then my room is loaded with Saffron tea, Dates, … and herbs I don’t even know how to call them.

I also found a big bag of dried coriander leaves.

The Indian spices usually include fresh coriander or coriander seed powder, but usually no dried leaves. And fresh coriander in Europe can be a bit expensive. (I am still used to getting it for free .. that’s how it worked back in India 😉 )

So here’s how I used it.

The recipe:

  • Heat some oil in a deep pan
  • Add mustard seeds and let them pop in the hot oil
  • Add chopped ginger and whole red chillies
  • Add chopped onions and garlic
  • Add whole black pepper seeds, few curry leaves
  • Saute for 10 min
  • Add turmeric powder and dried tomatoes
  • Add chicken masala and coriander seed powder
  • Add chopped tomatoes
  • Mix and heat for another 5 min
  • Add chicken legs
  • Add a cup of water, cover and let it boil for 20 min
  • Add dried coriander leaves and chopped mushrooms
  • Heat for another 15 min

 

Voila!

 

 

Shrimps in red Paprika and Aubergine sauce


Shrimps in red Paprika and Aubergine sauce

 

Recently I am in that mood of making recipes .. which are based around grilled aubergines.

This is one of them 🙂

The recipe:

  • Bake/Grill an aubergine or eggplant and 2 paprikas
  • Discard the skin and smash it to a pulp
  • In a pan heat some oil
  • Add some chopped potatoes
  • Saute for 5 min
  • Add chopped ginger
  • Add chopped onions
  • Saute for another 5 min
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Add the smashed grilled aubergines and paprika
  • Mix and heat for another 5 min
  • Add some water, chopped spinach and shrimps
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add some chilly powder
  • Mix well and heat for another 5 min

 

Voila!

 

Bhindi fry (Dry Okra)


Bhindi fry (Dry Okra)
Now a days I have been adding a lot of things I really miss eating, given that I have moved to Europe. This is one of them …

  • Heat some oil
  • Add mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add dried red chillies
  • Add cut bhindi/okra (or lady’s finger in English .. I wonder why they named this so 😛 )
  • Stir fry for 5-10 min
  • Add salt and turmeric
  • Add some curry leaves
  • Sitr fry for another 10 min

 

Voila!

 

Lamb curry


Lamb curry

This is something I absolutely love but didn’t attempt to make because it takes a bit more time and preferably a pressure cooker. Also I had the impression that it’s really hard to make.

This time when I visited home; lamb cuisine was one of the highlights. From the mutton biryani in Hyderabad to the awesome curries which my mom and best friend treated me with … now that I am back in Munich I was missing it so much; I guess it was about time I did something about it.

Plus I finally got that pressure cooker 😉

Recipe:

  • Heat some oil
  • Add some mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add chopped onions, garlic and ginger
  • Add cinnamon sticks, whole black pepper, whole red chillies, cloves, cardamon
  • Add some bay leaves
  • Stir fry them for 10 min
  • Add Lamb pieces
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chicken/meat masala, kitchen king masala
  • Stir fry, while occasionally mixing everything, for 20 min
  • Add chopped tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes
  • Add chopped carrots
  • Add some water
  • Let everything boil in a pressure cooker for about 40 min

 

Voila!

 

 

Tagliolini con pollo al pomodoro (Pasta with chicken and sun dried tomatoes)


Tagliolini con pollo al pomodoro (Pasta with chicken and sun dried tomatoes)

It’s been quite sometime since I cooked something new in Italian. Hence this 🙂

 

The recipe:

  • Fry a chicken breast piece in olive oil and Italian herbs till it’s done
  • In another pan heat some olive oil
  • Add garlic, dried tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Saute for 2-3 min
  • Add tomato puree with some Basilicum
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix and heat for 5 more minutes
  • Add cooked Tagliolini and mix well
  • Serve the fried chicken with the tagiolini

Voila!

 

Turkey Saoji


Turkey Saoji

It’s been almost 4 months since I made something interesting enough to put on the blog. So this time I tried making something which I have been planning to make for some time. But with my variation.

Saoji is a super spicy variation of curry from Nagpur, which is in the central region of India.

The recipe:

  • Heat some oil and add mustard seeds
  • Let the mustard seeds pop
  • Add chopped ginger, then chopped garlic and onions
  • Add Saoji masala; it’s a mix of grounded mix of cloves, pepper, chilies, cinnamon, …. which is slow roasted before.
  • Add coriander seed powder
  • Mix well and saute for 5 min
  • Add Turkey pieces, mix well and heat for another 5 min
  • Add water, cover and heat for 15 min
  • Add tomatoes and mushrooms and continue heating
  • Add dried Fenugreek leaves and salt to taste
  • Heat for another 15 min

 

Voila!

 

 

Spicy Chicken & Egg curry with Spring Onions


Spicy Chicken & Egg curry with Spring Onions

 

Now a days I have been experimenting a lot more with curries. Maybe I am trying to build up my tolerance for spicy food again 😉 (I always keep on telling my friends that when I returned to India for the first time after staying in Italy, I was cried after eating something spicy because I couldn’t handle the spice anymore :'()

In this experiment I have used half the things lying around in my fridge 😉

 

The recipe:

  • Heat some oil in a deep pan
  • Add some mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add a paste of onions, lots of garlic and ginger
  • Saute for 1o min
  • Add diced potatoes and chopped onions
  • Add turmeric, little sugar, black pepper powder, garam masala, coriander powder and asefoetida powder
  • Mix and continue sauting for another 5 min
  • Add Chicken drumsticks, chopped tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Add a cup of water
  • Cover and heat on a low flame for 20 min
  • Uncover and mix everything
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add boiled eggs and fried fenugreek
  • Heat for another 10 min
  • Add chopped spring onions, mix well and heat for another 5 min

Voila!

Spicy Onion and Garlic Chicken Curry


Spicy Onion and Garlic Chicken Curry

 

There are few recipes which I love a lot but I hardly make them that often. That’s because I love them more when my mom makes them for me.

This is one of those which I have practically been raised up on 🙂

The recipe:

  • Heat some oil in a pan
  • Add some mustard seeds and let them pop
  • Add a paste of onions, garlic, cashew-nuts and ginger
  • Saute them till the paste can’t hold the oil anymore
  • Add turmeric, garam masala and salt to taste
  • Stir fry for another 10 min
  • Add potatoes cut in cubes and chicken drum sticks
  • Stir for 10 min
  • Add 2 cups of water and boil for another 15 min

Voila!

 

 

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