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Kashmri Mutton curry

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Kashmir Mutton Curry- Version 1  After a couple of days filled with sorrow pain and misery I'm back to blogging again as it always refreshes my mind and helps to get rid of worries and keeps me diverted. I always remember those Sundays when my dad cooks Mutton for lunch. A steaming plate of basmatic rice slatted in spicy curry flavored with fresh grounded spices. Tender pieces of mutton cubes cooked to perfection...simply homely and satisfying-soul comforting meals with love and care. The entire kitchen would be filled with the aroma of freshly grounded spices couple with patience where t he meant slimmers on low heat were definitely the secret behind the curries he makes. Everything have change as age catches up and I got married. Let's forget about my dad's cooing experience and get back to my own kitchen. The following recipe was taken from the Woman's Cookbook. I found the recipe different from how I prepare my mutton and decide to give it a try. The outcome was goo…

Spicy Stir- Fried Mee Kian Noodles

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Spicy Stir- Fried  Mee Kian Noodles I love the way a certain food or meal can instantly transport you back to your childhood. Food is so evocative and nostalgic.The Kopi Tiam or coffee shop had lots of different food stalls around it where you could order food. Kopitiam is usually packed with people during breakfast and the coffee shop have a variety of delights to have as well. I am always having my breakfast with my sister every weekend. These hawker centers actually brought the best of hawker food and have them operating at this food court, all under one roof! 

If you guys have being following my blog closely anyone would have guessed that I'm total a "Noodle Freak". I just love them so much that I always dream about having just noodles til death..When I was visiting my parents back in my hometown- my sister requested me to prepare something spicy. Then I found a packet of fresh Mee Kian laying the fridge counter  and a plate of finger licking "Spicy Stir Fried Mee…

Minced Chicken With Red and Green Chillies

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Minced Chicken With Red and Green Chillies As I was laying awake early morning  sipping a cup of steaming coffee thinking about my teenage life back in my hometown.It's something beyond my imagination..we should cherish those beautiful moments. Getting up early in the morning, quarter to five, taking a quick brush and face-wash   water in a backpack, don the track pants  and out strolling through nature's bounty.Newspaper vendors with loads of paper on their motorcycles make their rounds. Sometimes they can hardly be seen because the newspapers cover their headlights. They take some risks riding around like this, but I suppose they are used to it."Walking alongside the canal brings you to numerous scenic locations. The way the sunlight hits the buildings; the outline of the magnificent constructions. The friendly faces and the great bargains offered down the path.Alas, when I feel lazy from all that walking, I will plop down one of those benches nearby and stare, appalled …

Kadai Mushroom Gravy

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Kadai Mushroom Gravy Okay, maybe my mushroom gravy isn’t better than yours, but it’s definitely better than anything the local restaurants joint offers. I need to put more effort into the side dishes I serve my family. Getting them to eat their vegetables is tough enough, but when the energy I put into making them appealing is lacking – it’s even tougher. If you’re not eating mushrooms, you should be. At least I think so. Beyond being extremely tasty they’re also really good for you. I'm in love with mushrooms of any kind and they  just appears on my dinning table at least once a week in some ways. I cannot control myself when I see packets of mushroom staked up in food section of the supermarket. Will always grab a few packets. Today I'm going share the Kadai Mushroom Gravy with you folks.

The traditional Indian recipe for curried mushrooms involves frying sliced onions along with crushed ginger paste and a mixture of coriander, cumin and turmeric powder, in vegetable oil befor…

Payathankai (Long Beans) Kottu

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Payathankai (Long Beans) Kottu I'd spent quite  a bit of time wonder what recipe to post today as I have many laying in my folder just staring at me blindly and their helpless look always bothers me. I want to post but work is keeping me up.As I have known both my kids love the addition of dhal to vegetables. Long beans are also known as Chinese long beans – they don’t taste much different from regular green beans, but these long, long, snake beans are a current favorite among my kids. Since these long beans are pliable, I find them much less tedious to cut up than regular beans.I have been stuck in a cooking rut and my kids and hubby are a bit bored of me feeding them with same dishes over and over again.My resolution for this year was to try new recipes every weekend.. So far I have tried many and have shared with u all guys too....Today's recipe from my kitchen would be Long Beans Kottu-my kids favorite and no matter have much I prepare,it's never enough!!!!

Serving Size:4…

Sweet Corn Fried Rice With Thai Red Curry Stir Fried Vegetables.

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Sweet Corn Fried Rice With Thai Red Curry Stir Fried Vegetables. Although I have always enjoyed Thai Cuisine while I was in USA, it's has only been recently that I started to passionate abort them in my own kitchen here after  finding racks of fresh lemon grass and Thai Curry paste stacked up in the supermarkets.Armed with my old Thai cooking books and with the help of the net -I have started to prepare couple of Thai Infused recipes to be shared with u folks. " Oh Mom Thai food-YES YES I love it..yummmy yummy.. sudden peck on cheek and a hug is there whenever Thai food finds it's place in my dinner table". 

What's so special abut these Thai curry Paste. These curry paste are hot favorites in many Thai restaurant and based on a delicious paste of fresh and dried herbs and spices, curry is unique and unlike any dish in Western cuisine. The endless combinations and fresh taste make curry a popular dish.Red Curry Paste is the most popular and basic Thai Curry. Its fre…

Chilly Mushroom Fried Rice With Mirch Salan

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Chilly Mushroom Fried Rice With Mirch Salan "I CAN COOK AND MY KIDS ARE NOT HUNGRY". That's all I'm saying here.. why is that you can not believe.  Every woman knows how to cook. Describe a person who can cook?? I would say, "trial and error." "If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again." To me, a good cook is someone who can go into a kitchen with bare essentials and come up with a fantastic meal. Not everyone can be born into a family of cooks who can train them from a young age; nor, can everyone afford to attend a culinary school.I think the whole key to good cooking is attitude and imagination. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect."

The in's and out's of cooking is a learning process and a matter of "taste". By cooking for yourself you'll find out what goes with what just by trusting your tongue. Practice practice, do the basics and then experiment. A "cook" is anybody that can boil w…

Spicy Egg Tofu With Minced Chicken

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Spicy Egg Tofu With Minced Chicken One of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants is the Sizzling Tofu. Tofu is first pan-fried before being laid on a hot plate. As the minced chicken gravy is poured over it, the hot plate sizzles and hence, its name. Most of us don't own a hot plate,therefore sizzling tofu is out of the picture. But we can always do something similar in taste, can’t we? The star ingredient of today's recipe is one of my absolute favorites  egg tofu. Egg tofu is a more flavorful and makes a more delicious dish as plain tofu is rather bland to me.These egg tofu are lightly dusted with flour,pepper salt and chilli powder-then pan fried til crispy.This dish was a hit with my guests and was not too difficult to whip up either, although pan-frying the tofu does require a bit of patience, if you want, simply deep-fry the tofu which will be quicker.  I do hope you will give this a try .Greetings and happy cooking from Taste of Saras Kitchen. Have a great weekend..se…

Malabar Mutton Gravy With Potatoes

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Malabar Mutton Gravy With Potatoes Greeting from Taste of Saras Kitchen to all...how's your weekend??? Today I'm going to share a recipe of dearest friend Prema-my collage mate from Kerala and really miss her cooking . During collage time she always prepare her hometown dishes for us to taste and this-is one her special gravy which I love very much. The aroma of mutton gravy always makes me hungry and I simply love the flavor of the gravy and the addition of potatoes.I wonder what took me so long to share this lovely recipe with you. As this mutton curry is quite often cooked by me while I was back in USA.I have prepare the many time at home. Will be back with another dish from my kitchen to your soon. See ya!!!!


Ingredients:
Serving Size:4 person 250 g mutton cubes 1 large onion chopped 1 medium tomato chopped  2 potatoes cubed 1tsp chilli powder 1/4tsp turmeric powder 2 green chillies 2tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/4tsp aniseed powder small cinnamon stick 2 cardamon pods few spring of curry l…

Coconut Burfi With Pottukadala

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Coconut Burfi With Pottukadalai Everyone knows that coconuts are an easily available commodity in the coastal areas of India, and the fleshy white inside of the nuts are used to make sweet dessert dishes for all occasions. Burfi or Barfi is a sweet preparation made using many different types of ingredients, mostly in India and Pakistan. Coconut Barfis are especially common in South India. We are proud owners of few coconut trees back in India (Pollachi). "What? That's rite maybe or maybe not. These coconut could be one of the reason for weight gain but actually I don't like to use coconut too often in my cooking".

These white beauties are very easy to make and only limited ingredients are needed. Back in USA I used prepare different items as it's very costly to buy these South Indian deliceny. After returning back to India I have completely given up preparation theses sweet stuffs as they are easy available in the market. My Mil cooks well and she prepare these coc…

Pure Carrot Juice

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Pure Carrot Juice There's a saying that goes like this" An apple keeps the doctor away".In same manner-" The notion that eating carrots improves eyesight sounds like a story your mother made up to get you to eat your vegetables".
The idea that eating carrots could improve your eyesight received its biggest promotion during World War II.The British Air Ministry attributed the fact that its night fighter pilots were successful at shooting down German pilots because of a special diet including a large amount of carrots.
Whatever it might be-Many people consider drinking carrot juice one of the healthiest lifestyle choices. Carrot juice is known for beta carotene which gives the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals. The health benefits of drinking carrot juice are thought to be good prenatal health, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as helping in cancer prevention. Today I'm going to post this recipe which needs o…

Curried Vegetable Soup With Spices

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Curried Vegetable Soup With Spices
Soup is a generally warm food that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, fluids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth.Soup makes a hot, filling snack or meal that offers a variety of health benefits. The ingredients and possible combinations are virtually limitless. The healthiest soups are homemade and include fresh, low-fat ingredients such as vegetables and beans and a minimum amount of salt.it can be quick and easy to prepare and most individuals enjoy soup, making it a good meal choice for even the pickiest eaters. You can toss your soup ingredients in a slow cooker and place it on low heat before you leave for work. When you return from a hectic day at work, you'll be greeted with a hot, flavorful meal, ready to eat.You can even use up leftovers in a soup pot and create new variations of favorite recipes, since soup lends itself to experimentation.A  bowl of warm broth not only wa…

Spicy Mutton Kheema

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Spicy Mutton Kheema Hiya guys hope everyone are busy cooking new recipes in your kitchen to be shared in the blogging world. My kitchen have being silent for sometime as my health is not coping well with me these days. In and out of the hospital have being a routine in my household for a while and I'm neglecting my blog. Many of my well wisher have disappeared and my blog have being lacking their encouragement these days too and some don't even bother to visit:(  These issues have made me very unhappy but still I enjoy cooking... that's my passion and nothing can stop me from blogging. Another mouth- watering dish from my kitchen to your would be Spicy Mutton Kheema and happen to enjoy this bowl of yummy gravy with soft chappati while I was in Singapore recently.Just rush back to ur kitchen abs start peps ring this delicious Kheema and enjoy!!!!
Spicy Mutton Kheema
Serving Size:4 person
Ingredients:
259g minced mutton
3tbsp meat curry powder
salt to taste
3tbsp oil
2 large onion ch…

Thai Red Curry Fried Rice

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Thai Red Curry Fried Rice I managed to grab a bottle of Thai Red Curry Paste and some fresh lemon grass from the supermarket and have prepare many Thai infused items since then. My son have become a great fan of Thai cooking these days and request to prepare them once a month. Since everyone in my family loves Thai food I happen to prepare these mouth- watering Red Curry Fried Rice and have being laying in my draft for quite sometime. Back in USA my dear friend Dana used to prepare them often and I have decide to give a shot and the outcome was super tasty Thai Fried Rice. Enjoy this irresistible Thai infused rice from my kitchen to yours
Ingredients Serving Size:4 2 cup leftover cooked rice 1 red onion chopped finely 1/2 cup cooked chicken diced 2tbsp anchovy soaked in hot water 4 small shallots, peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 cup mixed vegetable 2tbsp fresly chopped lemon grass 1tsp thorn lime leaves chopped coriander leaves chopped spring onions
For Sauce: 2tbsp Red Curry …