Friday 1 November 2013

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Rava Laddoo – Diwali Special!!!

Diwali is just few days away and I am sure everyone is busy making sweets and savories. I decided to make some myself .  To be honest I have never really prepared Indian sweets. But with the new blog and Diwali, I felt I should make more Indian sweets other than gajar ka halwa.  Since it is my first time I wanted something simple.  Rava laddoo was the obvious option and also suggested by my mom and aunt.
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Monday 28 October 2013

Pomfret in Green Masala

The fiesta continues. Here is another Pomfret curry. I love green colored gravies. Be it chicken Cafreal or chicken in green masala or coriander chutney . Green gravies often are made with lots of coriander leaves and green chilies. I love both these ingredients. The freshness of coriander leaves with the pungent green chili just elevates my mood. 

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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Sunday 20 October 2013

Maanji Ghashi ( Pomfret in a spicy coconut based gravy)

Like I mentioned in my last post , it’s a fish fiesta in my house. Reason, we have got lots of fish. It is just not possible to go to the market and not get loads of fish. When in the market it is just feels like you need to buy all of it and more. 

The first thing I do is to survey the market. See what is available and make a mental note of what I would buy and from which vendor.  Next comes the biggest challenge…BARGAIN. It takes lot of patience and skill to do this. I am no good at it but thank god my hubby is. I am usually just praying they come to an agreement and I get the fish I want.  In spite of deciding every time not to buy too many ….we never succeed. So I have lots of fish and so lots of recipes to post.

Here is the recipe for maanji (in Konkani) ghashi / Pomfret in coconut gravy. This is very common in all fish eating Konkani families.  My recipe is a combination of my moms and mom-in-laws recipe. I asked them both how to make. I got to slightly different answers.  So I decided to club them together and it was yum.

Pomfret – 4 cut into pieces
Onion – 3
Ginger - 7 to 8 tbsp finely chopped
Coconut – ½ grated
Tamarind – a small piece
Red chilies Р7 to 8 lightly saut̩ed (as per taste)

1.    Grind  ½ onion ,coconut, red chilies, tamarind into a smooth paste
2.    In a wok , add the fish ,1 onion finely chopped , 3 tbsp ginger and some water and let it cook
3.    When the fish is half cooked, add the masala and mix well.
4.    Allow this to cook on a low flame till the fish is cooked and the raw smell of masala is gone.
5.   In another pan heat 3  tsp oil. Add remaining onion (1 ½) and brown it slightly. When done add remaining ginger and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes .Add this to the fish curry.
6.    Add salt and serve hot with rice.

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