Monday, November 06, 2006

Festive lunch

I made this for diwali day,didn't get time to post it.Better late than never right? here it is..Got this recipe off of a magazine clipping given by my cousin.On my last visit to india, she gave me all her magazine recipe clippings to me.Thanks to her, i have tried almost everything on that clippings,very good collection of recipes.

Mutton varuval


Mutton - 1/4 kilo ( diced into smal cubes)
Onion - 150g fine chopped
Tomatoes - 150 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 piece finely chopped
Garlic - 4 pods finely chopped
Green chillies -2 finely chopped
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - as needed
Pepper powder - as needed
Oil -as needed


Mix mutton, onion, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger,garlic,curry leaves,chilli powder,coriander powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt together.Add a glass of water.Pressure cook for abt 3 whistles.After 3 whistle , simmer the heat and cook for another 5 mintues.Now switch off the heat.In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and fry red chillies and curry leaves.Add the mutton gravy into this and fry till it is almost dry.Finally sprinkle pepper powder.

Mutton kuzhambu


Mutton - 2lbs
Onion - 2 (finely chopped)
Green chillies -2 (slit)
Ginger garlic paste - 1tbsp
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Perunjeera - 1tsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 piece
Oil+ghee - 1tbsp
Curry leaves - as needed


In a pressure cooker, heat oil+ghee and fry cloves,cardamom and cinnamon.Add chopped onion to it and fry till they are golden brown.Add green chillies and curry leaves for some more min.s.Add gg paste and fry till the raw smell goes.Now add chilli, coriander, turmeric powders and finally add the mutton.Fry for abt 2-3 min.s and add salt and little water.Pressure cook for abt 5-6 whistles( this depends upon u'r cooker).In the mean time grind coconut and perunjeeragam with little water into a fine paste.After 5-6 whistles , switch off the stove.After the pressure is fully gone, open the cooker.Add coconut paste to the mutton and cook for another 10 minutes.Serve hot with rice/idly/roti.

Pal payasam


Milk - 4 cup
Basamati rice - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2tsp
Cashews - 5-6


Boil milk well and add rice to it.In low heat,keep stirring till rice is done.
Keep stirring until the rice is well cooked and milk is starting to evaporate and add sugar at this point.Boil for another 10 minutes and swtich off the stove.Now add cardamom powder.In a pan , heat ghee and fry cashews till golden brown and pour that into the payasam.Serve it hot or cold.


Annita said...

hmm..really a festive lunch...Maheswari

Anonymous said...


You have got a very nice blog. I tried your mutton varuval yesterday & it came out well.