Showing posts with label semi dry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label semi dry. Show all posts

15 Aug 2016


Hello everyone

My kids are a big fan of mushroom curries. Even my fussy eater love to relish on different curries made with mushroom as main ingredient . But as I never loved to repeat same typed recipes every time that's why keep on changing the base curries . This time thought to try mughalai curry recipe but with some healthy twist as my kid don't like any dry fruits. So I use to substitute unhealthy or fatty ingredients with healthy dryfruits to give my dish richness as well as healthy touch. This was my first trial to mughalai recipe but it turned out perfectly delicious and lip smacking. 
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.


Serves : 3-4
Time: 30 mins ( leaving marination time)


250 gms button mushrooms, thoroughly washed and sliced
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp honey ( as per taste, depend on tartness of tomatoes)
1 tsp kasoori methi , crushed between palms
Salt to taste

For marination:

2 tbsp thick yogurt ( curd)
3 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
Little salt

For paste:

1 big tomato, roughly chopped
10-12 almonds ( you can also use cashew instead)
2-3 green chilies

For tempering:

2 green cardamom
1 clove
1 bay leaf
1 inch piece cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin seeds


First of all fry sliced onions till nice golden brown and drain on a tissue paper. 

*Take care , not to burn onions otherwise your curry will become bitter.

Now marinate sliced mushrooms with all ingredients given under marination section. Cover and keep aside for atleast 30 mins.

Now boil or cook all the ingredients given under for paste section till tomatoes are nicely cooked and mushy. Let it cool down and make smooth puree of it using minimum water. Keep aside for later use.

Heat oil in a wok, add all tempering spices and fry till aromatic. Now add prepared tomato puree , ginger garlic paste and tomato paste. 

Fry for 2-3 mins then add all dry spice powders . Fry till all spices are nicely cooked and it starts leaving oil. 

Now add marinated mushrooms along with all the marinate. Saute for a minute , add salt and cover to cook till mushrooms are cooked. 

Add milk and let it boil stirring constantly. Now add kasoori methi and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 mins. 

Switch off the flame and add honey , mix well and your royal curry is ready to be served with roti/naan/paratha/kulcha or rice/pulao.

** If you don't want to use store bought tomato paste then can use two tomatoes while making puree and skip tomato paste in your recipe. I added to give my curry a good colour as my tomato was not bright red.

* You can also use cashews instead of almonds if don't like almonds . As I added to make my curry more healthy for my kids.

This is not only delicious but Royal curry recipe to please your guests and family members on any special occasion. 

You can also prepare it for any get together or potluck party and earn everyone's praise.

Hope you all will love this delicious treat and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

4 Jul 2016


Hello everyone 

Today I am having a very delicious yet so easy to prepare side dish. Some times we don't have much options to try but potato is one veggie, you can have for your rescue anytime. And best thing is, nearly everyone love to relish on this king of veggies. Potato have a unique quality to get merge with any other veggie without complain☺️. And it's this quality makes is most eligible for every mix and match. As today, I was not having much options in my hand so thought to give capsicum and potato a chance . And luckily they made their marriage a huge successful one😁. Everyone loved this combo. Super easy and delicious side dish got ready in minutes and got finished even much faster. You can prepare it for your lunch box too, just awesome with poori/paratha/naan or pulao.

Stepwise recipe is given below, hope you all will love this combo, too. Do try and let me know how's it turned out for you☺️


Serves: 3-4
Time: 30 mins


3 -4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium onions, cubed
1 1/2 cup colored capsicum, cubed
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2-3 green chilies, slitted
2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder 
1 tsp chicken/ curry masala powder
1 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between palms
Salt to taste


Heat some oil in a wok, add asafetida , cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let cumin crackle, add sliced onions  and green chilies. Saute till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and Saute for a minute. 
Now add cubed potatoes and onions, fry for 3-4 mins and cover to cook till potatoes are half done.

 Now add all dry masala powders , some salt and Saute for a minute or till spices get nice aromatic and fried. Fry on minimum flame to avoid burning it. 

Now add chopped tomatoes and capsicum, mix well and cover to cook till tomatoes get nicely cooked and mushy. 

Check for doneness of potatoes, if not done then cover again till potatoes also get tender. Now adjust salt and add kasoori methi. Mix well and switch off the flame. 

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha/ poori/naan or pulao. 

Your super simple yet tempting semi dry side dish is ready to please everyone. 

You can prepare it as one of your side dish in your home parties also or pack with poori/paratha in kids tiffin or in your lunch box. 

* You can add little water before adding kasoori methi and simmer for 2 mins , if feel your veggies are too dry.

Hope you all will definitely try this simple yet delicious kids friendly recipe and don't forget to share your feedback with me. Please pour your comments and suggestions in comments box below, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....