Chicken Ishtu – Irresistible Kerala Style Ishtu!

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Also Known As: Chicken Stew, Chicken Moilee. Chicken Molee, Kozhi Thenga-Paal Curry. Over the years, my taste in food has changed, and so are my recipes. I hope, this blog will continue to chronicle those changes. This is one such recipe, I found very convincing to try. I can say,…I was very pleased with my [...]

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Paruppu Urundai Kurma – Real Comfort, Real Good!

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Steamed Lentil’s Balls In Spciy Korma: Ingredients: For Paruppu Urundai: Thoor Dal(soaked in water for 20 minutes)SaltGinger 2″ peeled and gratedGarlic 5-6 cloves choppedDry red chilies 6-8SaltFennel seeds 2 spoonsCurry leaves fewCilantro. For Kurma/Korma:Fresh coconut milk 1 cupPoppy seeds paste 1 teaspoonGreen chilies 3 slittedOnion 1 small – gratedOnion 1 small slicedGinger-garlic paste 1 teaspoonTomato [...]

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Alu Qorma – Miss Mommy’s Touch!!

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Baby Potatoes Korma: Other Names: Urulaikizhangu Kurma. Aloo Korma. My Mom’s style of cooking is pretty good, but with quite standard predictable kind of menu. As my Dad doesn’t like surprises at the dinner table, she never attempted anything adventurous in the kitchen! Though my Mom handed down a bunch of authentic specialty recipes to [...]

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Mutton Dalcha / Gramathu Kari Kuzhambu

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Mutton – Chana Dal Kurma:(Country Style) Other Names: Mutton-Kadalai Paruppu Thanni Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Mutton/goat’s meat 1/2 kiloChana dal – 1 cupGreen chilies 6 slicedOnion 1 large slicedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 2 choppedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoconut 2″ ground into pasteCloves 3Cinnamon 1 stickBay leaves 2Fennel seeds 1 spoonCurry leaves few. Method: Pressure cook the [...]

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Capsicum Paaya / Bell Peppers in Coconut Based Sauce – Rainbow Concoction:)

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Capsicum Vella Kurma: Other Names: Rainbow Kurma. Capsicum Paaya. Capsicum Korma. Kudai Milagai Kurma. Simla Mirchi Qorma. Colored Peppers in Coconut Curry. Why is it exciting for me to post recipes?! What is special about whipping an edible meal, after all?! Not that am good at it, by any means…but it keeps my day fresh [...]

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Mutton Paaya / Goat’s Meat Paaya

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Mutton Paaya: Ingredients: Fennel Seeds 2 spoonsCardamom 2 crushedPeppercorns 1 1 spoonFresh red/green chilies 3Curry leaves fewOnion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomato 1 small crushedSaltMutton 1/2 kiloOil few spoons. Method: Pressure cook the meat, till tender. Set aside. Heat oil in a wok, add all the tempering spices followed by onion, ginger-garlic paste…fry real [...]

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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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Vegetables White Korma / Kaikari Vella Kurma – Hotel Saravana Bhavan Style

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KaiKari Vella Kurma:(Restaurant Style) As I told you all before’ AK is a big fan of Hotel Saravana Bhavan food, whereas I am totally against it or any Vegetarian restaurant food’ for that matter! Its kind of hard for me to find something interesting in the menu! I can’t imagine a meatless diet while eating [...]

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Alu – Gosh ka Salan / Mutton Thanni Kuzhambu

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Also known as: Potatoes and Mutton Curry, Urulai Kizhangu – Mutton Thanni Kuzhambu. Every happiness begins with a leisurely breakfast! And if you decide to dine with your family or friends, this recipe could be a good choice. Whether it be idlies or dosas, pooris or chappathis…if you have a bowl of mutton korma on [...]

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Muttton White Qorma / Mutton Vella Kurma

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Mutton Korma: Ingredients: Goat’s meat 1/2 kiloCoconut one, grated and pureedSaltGreen chilies 3-6Cumin seeds 1 teaspoonFennel seeds 1 teaspoonCloves 2Cinnamon 1Cardamom 3 crushedOnion 1 gratedGinger 2″ grated Coconut oil (preferably). Method: Blend ginger, onion, chilies, coconut, cumin and fennel seeds together. Set aside. Heat oil, in a wok…add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Wait till it [...]

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