Monthly Archives: May 2010

Egg stew

I got this recipe from Nisha’s mother. One of our favourite dish at college. Aunty used to send extra appoms and curry so that her daughter wouldn’t starve 😀 After my marriage , as soon as I started cooking on a day to day basis I called her up for the recipe. Even after 10 years, it is one of the best in our Menu.
Ingredients
(  Just the common things you have in your kitchen )
1.Potatoes – 3-4 nos cut into 1″ cubes

2.Onion – 1-2 nos sliced

3.green chilli – 2-3  slit into two

4.ginger – 1″ piece chopped

5.masala

chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

corriander powder – 2 tsp

all spice powder/ garam masala – 2 1/2 tsp

pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

6.coconut oil – 1 tsp.

7.salt to taste

8.mustard seeds and dry chilli for tadka . 1/2 tsp all spice powder / garam masala

9.curry leaves

10.coconut milk from 1/2 coconut ( I take 2 or 3 hand fulls of coconut scrapings depending on availability ). We need it thick so add less water and squeeze thoroughly.

11. boiled egg ( as reqd) or paneer cubes.

Method :

Pressure cook all the ingredients from 1 to 7.
Three or four whistles will be enough .
After cooling add the coconut milk and boil till the gravy is thick.
Smash potatoes if you like it that way.

Do the tadka . Add a pinch of masala to it after switching off the stove.

Mix it with the curry.

Add boiled egg / softened paneer cubes . Simmer for some time.

Add 1/2 tsp raw coconut oil for the aroma .

Ready to serve.

Goes best with Appom / bread.

Spicy Mutton Chops .

I followed Sanjeev Kappor’s recipe with some modifications and it came out very well.  If you want the original recipe you can go here.

It is one of those dishes where I will have to try hard to reach Hubby’s  expectations. They have got one hotel at his native place where it is served. Even when it is closed, he looks at that place and drools !!!

My recipe :

Mutton chops cooked with curd and a spicy masala.

Preparation Time :30 minutes

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Servings : 4

INGREDIENTS
Mutton chops 1/2 kilogram
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
curd 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tablespoons
Onions, sliced 4 medium
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

For masala
Oil 1 tablespoon
Onion , chopped 1 medium
Ginger, chopped 1 inch piece
Garlic 12 cloves
Green chillies, halved 5-6

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp corriander powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

2 1/2 tsp garam masala

Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1/4 cup

method:

Clean and wash mutton chops thoroughly .

Add turmeric powder, curd and salt and marinate in refrigerator till you are ready to put them in the dish.

Take a pan. Add some oil. Add chopped garlic, ginger , 1 chopped onion , chopped green chillies with one or two minute difference in between. Saute 2-3 minutes.

To this Add:

2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp corriander powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

2 1/2 tsp garam masala

Keep aside.

In a pressure cooker add some oil . Add finely sliced onions and saute till pink .

Add the masala and saute for one or two minutes. Add the mutton chops till the masala clings to the chops and oil separates.

Stir one cup of water into the pan and add salt to taste.

Cover the cooker and cook over medium heat till five whistles .
Remove from heat and let the pressure reduce. Remove the lid and simmer till almost all the gravy dries up.
Sprinkle lemon juice over the chops and serve hot.

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