Sunday, 9 December 2012

Mangalorean curry

Mangalorean curry is a spicy curry that has a strong coconut base with tamarind flavour along with other spices.  This curry is prepared usually with chicken or with  vegetables

Ingredients required

For the masala paste

  • Half cup of sauted onions
  • One cup of grated coconut(Which is later sauted along with garlic pods)
  • 6-7 garlic pods
  • 4-5 tiny pieces of tamarind
  • 5-6 dry chilly
  • 1 tsp of whole dhanya
  • 1 tsp of whole jeera
  • 1/2 tsp of peppercorn
  • Half tsp of methi seeds/venthayam
To temper
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp rai/ mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp methi/venthayam
  • 1/4 tsp peppercorn
  • 1/4 tsp dhanya
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies, slit lengthwise

  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables like carrot, cauliflower, potato, green peas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of boiled double beans (optional)


As given in pic below, first dry roast coconut with garlic.  Then,  onions  (sauted alone).  Also all dry spices , cool them separately, blend them together.  This forms the basic masala for mangalorean curry, keep them aside

In a kadaai, heat oil and add ingredients for temper one by one.  Later, add chopped onions.

Now, throw in salt and vegetables, double beans.  

Add in blended masala, cook till vegetables are done.  Serve hot with rice

choclaty sandhesh

Sandesh is bengali sweet whereby panner is kneaded with powdered sugar and cardamon powder, here i made by choclatty simple version.  Just follow simple steps and relish ur taste buds...

Ingredients required

  • Home-made paneer (Panner made from one litre milk)
  • Dairy milk choclate bar one numbered
  • Pinch of butter
  • 3 tsp of powdered sugar
  • Pinch of cardamon powder


In a bowl knead paneer, sugar and cardamon powder into a fine dough, keep aside

In a double-boiler set, melt dairy milk choclate with a pinch of butter.  Below given is double boiler setup in stove.

In oil greased hands, shape or mould kneaded dough into small vessels with deeper hole.

Like this......

Meantime, take the melted choclate, whip it nicely and add in paneer vessel, top it with nuts or cherries your wish.  I just topped with remaining crumbled paneer.  Refrigerate this for 5 minutes and serve chilled


So heavenly in taste, choclate sandesh is a must try!!!!

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