Friday, October 26, 2012

Karahi Mushroom

What a bad weather, since form the morning outside is completely dark. Sometime a bad weather makes us sad; I don’t know whats the reasons behind it. But a nice bright sunny day always makes us happy. Not in a mood to do anything from the morning. I had some bread for my lunch, but I had to prepare something for our dinner. Only mushroom is available in my fridge.  Just a thought and I prepared some Karai Mushroom. And what a spectaculars result, it’s mind-blowing.  Try it for sure. We enjoyed with some Peas Polao.

Preparation time:  15 mints.

Cooking time: 30 mints.

Serve for 4 people.


1.Mushroom : 500 gm. ( cut into straight wise)
2.One large onion cut into cube size.
3.One medium tomato cut into cube size.
4.One medium green bell pepper cut into cube size.
5.One table spoon minced ginger and garlic.
6.One table spoon lime juice.
7.Few pinch shahi Garam Masala.
8.Clove:2, Cardamom: 2, Few fenugreek seeds
9.Turmeric Powder, Red chili Powder, Cumin Powder (one tea spoon of each item).
10.Salt & Sugar as per taste.

11.Sunflower oil.


Fry the mushroom pieces in high flame. And keep it aside.

Now put some oil in a vessel and add the Clove, Cardamom and fenugreek seeds. After few second add the chopped onions and chopped tomato.

Fry till the onions are brown; now add the minced Ginger & Garlic. Fry for some time now add the all spices powder with some salt & sugar.

Cook till the oil separate, now add the fried mushroom and chopped pepper with the lime juice.

Cook for another 5 mints in low flame. Karahi Mushroom is ready serve hot with Plain Rice or Polao.


Aloo Kumro patol er Chokka or Potato Pumpkin Curry with Parwal

Today I am so tired because we went for our daughters 1st school or you can say play school. She liked the place and her new friends. Even I got few good friends. I told them about my blog too, they are not Indians but I felt very good when they told that they love Indian food very much. It’s always good to meet new people from different culture. It’s a nice day out for baby and mamma.

Vegetables are always first preference for me, but as I told before my husband is very choosy in vegetables. So no other way, tried something from my Maa’s kitchen because he loves my Maa’s cooking. She used to cook this one for our Sunday breakfast. It’s very easy one but our very favorite one.

Preparation time: 15 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.

Serve for 4 people.


1.One large potato: cut into cube size.
2.Five to Six Parwal or Patol: Each one cut into 3 pieces, Cube size.
3.Pumkin 8 to 10 cube size pieces.
4.Three to four green  split chilies.
5.One table spoon shredded coconut.
6.Few chola or Kala Chana.
7.Ginger ,cumin and tomato paste two table spoon.
8.Half chopped tomato.
9.Few cumin seeds, few Kalonji.
10.Turmeric powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red chili Powder (half tea spoon of each
11.Few pinch of Bhaja Mosla (dry roasted and grinded cumin seeds, coriander seeds and  dry red
12.Salt & Sugar as per tsate.
13.Mustard oil or Sunflower oil. ( I prefer to use mustard oil for this preparation)


Put some oil in a vessel and fry the Potato and Parwal together with some salt and pinch of
turmeric powder. And keep it aside.

Now separately fry the pumpkin pieces and keep it aside.

Now Put some more oil in the vessel and add the cumin seeds and the kalonji , after few seconds add the split green chilies. Now add the shredded coconut and Kala Chana or chola. Fry for some time.
Now add the ginger tomato paste with all the spice powder and some salt and sugar also.

Cook till the oil separate. Now add the fried vegetables except pumpkins.

Cook with a lid, add the fried pumpkins, when the other vegetables are 50% done.

Cook till done, before switch off the gas add the Bhaja Mosla and mix well.

Serve hot with Puri or Paratha.