Badami Alu Curry / Baby Potatoes in Almond Based Curry / Urulaikizhangu Badam Korma

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Badami Dhum Aloo: Ingredients: Baby potatoes / I used regular tho’ cud’nt find them at that time:(Onion bulb onion gratedGreen chili 1 mincedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1/2 spoonCoriander powder 1/2 spoonCumin powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powder 1/2 spoon.Tomato 2 pureedSaffron few strands – powderedCardamon 6Bay leaves 2Almonds 15 [...]

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Red Rice – Almonds Porridge / Sivappu Arisi – Badham Kanji

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Badhaam Kanji: When my Dad visited here, he had a different outlook at American way of life’ especially, how we act towards food! Well, Mississippi has highest rate of obesity, he was going on like this…Oh boy, the people who are considered over weight and fat in India will be very fit and normal here:( [...]

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Shahi Murg Korma – Chicken in Rich Nuts Based Sauce

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Ingredients: For Marination: Chicken(I used leg piece)Onion bulb onion gratedGreen chili 1 mincedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonYogurts/buttermilkSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1/2 spoonCoriander powder 1/2 spoonCumin powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powder 1/2 spoon. Onion gratedTomato 2 pureedSaffronCardamon 6Bay leaves 2Almonds 15 – pasteGhee for fryingCilantro leaves few. Method: In a shallow pan, heat [...]

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Vanilla Almond Lassi

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Vanilla Almond Lassi: Vanilla Smoothie. Vanilla-Almonds Smoothie. Ingredients: Fresh organic yogurts 1 cupVanilla essence few spoonsPowdered sugar few spoonsCrushed Almonds few to garnishSaffron few strands and Mint leaves to garnish. Method: Mix all the above mentioned ingredient together and leave it in the refrigerator. Serve chilled, garnish with nuts and mint leaves.

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Navratan Korma – Vegetables,Fruits & Nuts in Rich Gravy

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Navarathana Kuruma:(Restaurant Style) Navarathana Korma. Restaurant Style Navrathan Korma. Ingredients: Green chili 1 mincedGinger Garlic paste 1 spoonOnion 1 large head gratedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonFood color optional(I didn’t use them)Garam masala powder 1/2 spoonAlmonds/Cashew nuts paste 1/4 cupGhee few spoonsCottage cheese/panir fried 1 cupCarrotsBeansCauliflowerPeasBell peppersTurnipsBeetsApplesPineappleMangoesCherryTomatoes Cashew nuts – friedRaisins – friedCilantro to [...]

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Badam Puri – Sinful Indulgence

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Badam Puri: Ingredients: Almonds 10-15 Saffron few strandsMilk 1/4 cupAll purpose flour 1 cupGhee for shallow fryingSugar syrup thick 1 cupSliced nuts to garnish. Method: Soak almonds ahead in warm water. Peel their skin off and wet-grind the nuts to thick paste. In a wide bowl, bring the flour, crushed saffron and almond paste…if needed, [...]

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Murg Mussalam – Whole Cornish Hen in Spicy Gravy

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Murg Mussalam: Ingredients: For Marination: Whole Chicken(I used Rock Cornish Hen)Onion bulb onion gratedGreen chili 1 mincedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonYogurts/buttermilkSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1/2 spoonCoriander powder 1/2 spoonCumin powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powder 1/2 spoon. Onion gratedTomato 2 pureedSaffronCardamon 6Bay leaves 2Almonds 15 – pasteGhee for fryingCilantro leaves few. Method: In [...]

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Badami Beet Root Korma

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Beet Root Almond Kurma: Ingredients: Beets 3 mediumOnion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonTomatoes large 2Almonds/cashew nuts 5-7 pastePoppy seeds 1/2 spoonSaltTurmeric 1/2 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoconut milk 1 cupCloves 3Cinnamon 1 stickFennel seeds 1 spoonBay leaves 2Ghee 1 spoonCilantro leaves to garnish. Method: In a vessel, heat ghee. Add the whole spices. Then followed [...]

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Thandai / Indian Bhang – Holi Festival Special Bhang Drink

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Thandai:(Re posting) Ingredients: Milk 4 cupsCashew nuts 10Almonds 10Poppy seeds 1 spoonPumpkin seeds 1 spoonPeppercorns Rose petals few/rose water few spoonsCardamom pods 3Cinnamon sticks 2Sugar to tasteSaffron few strands. Method: Soak the nuts in warm milk for couple of hours. Wet grind these to thick paste. Now mix the paste to the remaining milk, add [...]

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Paal Poli – Seduce Your Taste Buds

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Pal Poli: Milk Polis, Palu Bobatlu. Pal Ommittu. Paal Poori. Pal puri. Maybe our stone age fore-fathers have been deprived for this one thing ‘S-U-G-A-R’. And that is why our in-built genes still crave for anything ‘S-W-E-E-T’.:) Obviously starchier meals, fatty stuff and anything sweeter easily becomes comfort dish for some of us. The rush [...]

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