Easy and joyful cooking

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cabbage curry with peas

I don't like cabbage but sometimes i left with no option but to cook and eat with a grim face. I ate this version of cabbage and peas in my friend's house and i like it. Now the way i look at cabbage has changed.

Cabbage with baby peas

1/2 of medium cabbage, chopped
1 cup frozen baby peas or boiled peas.
3,4 green chillies slit lenghtwise.
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt and redchilli powder
For seasoning/tadka:
1 tsp mustard seeds,cumin seeds,chana dal,urad dal and 2 red chillies

In a botton sauce pan..add 2 tsp of oil and chopped cabbage, place the lid on and cook on medium heat until the cabbage becomes trasparent and tender. In another pan,add oil and fry all the seasoning ingredients. Add green chillies, peas and cabbage. Add salt and red chilli powder. Cook for sometime. Cabbage peas curry is done. Goes well with rice and rotis.

A little about me - meme

Thanks Madhu for tagging me. It is really exciting to dig myself, also a good opportunity to explore other bloggers.

I am Thinking about: How to write this meme...
I said: Hey Anish(My son)Play with toys, let me see the computer
I Want to : be recognised.
I wish: my dreams come true.
I regret: that iam thinking too much.
I hear: my neighbour's A/C sound.
I am: complex human being .
I dance : when no one is around.
I sing: to good tune.
I cry: when i hurt deeply
I am not: good at organising and memorize things unlike my husband.
I am with my hands: household work, cooking, eating and typing on keyboard.
I write: random designs on my son's doodle pad.
I confuse: dondakaya(tindora, Ivy gourd) to bendakaya(Okra) and many more.
I need : Real Magic wand.
I Tag : vineela,menutoday

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Lamb curry

Somehow i stick to same method in cooking non-veg curries but this time i did little bit variation by adding yogurt and the result is a thick gravy curry perfect to go with biriyani(pulav rice).

Lamb curry

2 pounds lamb with or without bone cut into pieces
1/3 cup unsweetened yogurt
1 big onion finely chopped
2 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
4 tbsp tomato paste or 1 medium tomato puree
2 cups water
4 chillies
salt and red chilli powder according to your taste
finely chopped coriander leaves


In a bowl mix yogurt,garam masala,ginger garlic paste,salt and chilli powder. Heat oil in a cooker pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the meat and yogurt mixture and fry for sometime. Add chillies and tomato paste. Now add water,close the lid and pressure cook for about 4 whistles. Remove the lid and cook until the sauce thickens. Add coriander(i didn't added here). Goes well with rice or roti.

Note. Can also add 3 tbsp almond paste if you want more gravy.

Lamb curry and pulav rice...a tasty meal

Friday, September 01, 2006


Junnu is a telugu word for a sweet which is prepared from first day milk of cattle usually cow or buffalo (Pl. Let me know what is the word for junnu in english and hindi). This is my favourite sweet which i think iam missing here, but a good friend of mine prepared this and to my surprise it is not from lactating milk. The taste and texture looks exactly the same as junnu that it almost satisfies our craving. I thought to share this with my entry to JFI-milk hosted by Vineela.


2 eggs
2 and 1/2 cups whole milk
1 small can condensed milk
2 tsp blackpepper powder
1 tsp cardamom powder

Beat eggs thoroughly. Take a bowl and add egg mixture,condensed milk,whole milk and mix well. Add pepper powder and cardamom powder. Place the bowl in a pressure cooker and cook without whistle on meduim heat for about 45 minutes. Cool for sometime in the refrigerator and serve.

Note: See another version of junnu by KrishnaArjuna.