My Spicy Kitchen

Collection of my Recipes…

Indian Cooking Challenge: Punjabi Pakora Kadhi October 15, 2010

I was in India last month and could not part of last month’s challenge. This month’s challenge is Punjabi Kadhi, Simran’s recipe.  Kadhi is  a yogurt based gravy, cooked in several parts of India and each part of the country has its own way of preparing it.  Growing up, I had eaten kadhi at my neighbor’s place but never Punjabi Kadhi.   So, I was excited to make it and also for a  change, it was nice to try out something other than a sweet or a snack for ICC.

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Indian Cooking Challenge: Bari – Dried Lentil Dumpings August 15, 2010

This month’s challenge is Bari, dried lentil dumplings. These bari can be used in curries and stir fries to spice up and enhance the flavor. Valli picked Mamta’s recipe for  wadi/bari.

Bari are sun-dried until all the moisture in the baris is gone and stored in an air tight container for up to a year. I made half the given recipe, sun-dried half of them  and oven dried the other half. I do get plenty of sunshine but I do not have a balcony or a patio to dry it in the sun. I put mine in my window and dried it for 4 days. The other half that I oven dried, I left them in a 200 degree F oven for couple of hours. I turned them around after 1 hour. Two hours in the oven was not sufficient to dry the bari. So put it in my window to completely dry them. If using the oven, I would suggest baking it a little longer, perhaps 3 hours should do the job.

I found these baris very spicy. The flavor of cloves was overwhelming. As I was preparing it, I knew it was going to be very spicy and was tempted to cut back on the spices but still went ahead with the recipe. I double checked the measures to make sure I was adding the right quantity, as I made half the recipe. It was not the chili spice but the garam masala spice. Since I oven dried one batch of baris, I made tomato curry the following day. For 3 tomatoes, I used 10 bari, added 3-4 green chilies. It yielded about 3 cups of curry and despite adding very few spices, tomato curry was spicy hot! Just be cautious when using these baris. Just 5-6 baris would have sufficed to spice up the curry, for the quantity I made.  I should have know better as Mamta did mention it on her blog.

Bari

Source: Mamata.

I am not reposting the recipe here right now as I do not have time to do so.  I shall update it later.  Until then, please  head over to Mamata’s blog.

 

Indian Cooking Challenge: Ras Malai May 15, 2010

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This month’s challenge is Ras Malai and I was more than happy to try out the recipe from scratch. Before I get to the recipe and the challenge, I would like to wish MySpicyKitchen on its 2nd Birthday!  Exactly two years ago, MyspicyKithen was born and today, what better way to celebrate it than with my favorite Indian sweet, Ras Malai!

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Indian Cooking Challenge: Saggu Biyyam Murukulu April 15, 2010

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Indian Cooking Challenge: Ariselu March 15, 2010

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Indian Cooking Challenge – Khasta Kachori February 15, 2010

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