Friday, August 28, 2009

Simple Mushroom Matar or Khumbh Matar Ki Subzi

I know you all must be wondering what happened to this girl,well lot of things happened in these past months ,a major relocation and that means relocating to new place,a new country,house searching then settling etc.......lil one hasn’t started going to school yet ,we are still looking for good schools near our vicinity.

that was a little update on my personal front friends.

Recently blogger celebrated it’s 10 th year,you can read more Here .

and it has come a long way since then,from a text based tool,now to podcasting,photoblogs,video blogs and mobile blogging etc.....Bloggers as we know is founded by Evans Williams and Meg Hourihans working together for Pyra Labs.Google has bought all the major share in 2003 and all our notes are safely guarded in google’s servers now.

Blogger is a blog publishing system and the service is located at blogger.com and who do not publish at their own site (like me) has a subdomain blogspot.com to look after it.Thank you Blogspot and Google for that!! (well yeah as if you dont know it!! poor me ,being quite laid back, came to know about it recently)
In India ,a blog became active in the year 2001 most probably , and in 2004 Delhi’s (twilight fairy) came up with her group blog delhibloggersbloc.com for the first time.In her own words “they have to spell it out to others then ” , leave alone the techinical details.
Now this is the most “in thing” in India!!!
So I am also part of this "in thing",which came to me as a little surprise ,as I always shy away from such things...anyways now to the recipe after all this gyan ki batein ....

Matar Mushroom is one of the very first recipe that I made coming to here, as I got some real fresh mushrooms from our local grocery store.Peas/matar I wished were fresh ones but I guess I have to satisfy myself with frozen ones,that is what I will get here..so No more complains... ...

Mushroom Matar
Recipe requirements
mushroom(khumbh in Hindi) 1 packet
½ cup of green peas
2 onions
2 -3 garlic
½ inch ginger
2-3 tbs Greek style thick yogurt
2-3 tsp of kitchen king masala
2-4 tsp of red pepper powder
1 tsp of black pepper powder
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt or as per taste
1 small tomato

Marinate the button mushrooms in yogurt+1 tsp of red pepper powder+1tsp of black pepper powder+salt for few mintues before you make the curry
Now heat up a saucepan and add vegetable oil/mustard oil/sunflower oil/canola oil (which ever is available)
Now add ginger/garlic ,fry them to a nice golden brown
Add in chopped onions ,fry them well.
Add in chopped tomatoes
Now mix in kitchen king masala and rest of red pepper,black peper powder and turmeric powder with a little bit of water in a small bowl or katori.
Add this masala mixture to the above fried masala.
Fry them well and now add in the marinated mushroom and green peas.Cover the saucepan and let it simmer slowly at low .Do not hurry and turn the flame to high .Be patient and it will turn out nice red colour curry.
Enjoy it with rice or chappati what ever you feel like having it.

For a lighter version you may use regular yogurt.
I have added chopped potato pieces also,you may add if you like it.

Happy Cooking Friends

Duporer Tiffin Khabar-Lunch Box Recipes -6

You all know about the Lunch-Box recipe series here is another day and time for a new recipe mixed together with some old recipes.You may want to look into the last post then go Here

Lunch Box Recipes
Potol diye pona macher jhaal
Recipe Requirements
4-5 Parwal /Potol/wax gourd
Few tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
3-4 tbs of oil
Salt as per taste
Cut the parwal/potol along lengthwise into half.
Clean it well and then marinate with turmeric powder/holod and salt.
Heat up a saucepan ,add oil and fry the fish pieces and then add more oil to fry the marinated potol pieces.
Now in that saucepan which you were using to fry all, add 1cup of water,1-2 tsp of turmeric powder,red pepper powder,chopped tomato and salt ,if you feel you may add litle bit of oil also.
You may add in 2-3 green chillies as well for extra spicyness.
Add in fried fish and potol pieces, cook till the gravy thickens alittle bit or the potol is cooked.
Have with warm cooked rice.

Note(Amaranth) shaker chorchori
Recipe details can be found from here Notey Shaker Chorchori ,This is an old post about Notey Chorchori.

And a simple dal which you can see here Simple Moong Dal .

Thats it and will post more recipe in lunch-box recipe series soon.
Ok Friends ,Happy Cooking !!