Tuesday, August 10, 2010

'Korma' Sutra

Pin It Now! Any korma dish always reminds me of this restaurant named 'KormaSutra' in Kansas where i spend some time before moving to Houston. The place was always crowded. The food was average so am sure it must be the name that attracted many hungry souls.

On another note this weekend I made some Minty Peas and Pineapple Korma for a homely lunch. The recipe is from the sarcastic, humorous and delicious blog -  Jugalbandi. The recipes from this blog have not let me down as yet and this one is no exception.

I made some modifications to the recipe to suit our tastes. I omitted the tamarind extract and the roasted red peppers since i had none at hand.

Here is my version of the recipe :

Minty Peas and Pineapple Korma
( Inpired by this recipe on Jugalbandi )

What's needed :-
1/2 C dessicated coconut reconstituted in 1/4C hot water
3/4 can of pineapple ( U can use a whole can)
1/2 C peas 
1/4 cup cashews
1/3 tsp paprika

1 tsp chilli powder
a tiny bit each of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves(3Cs +N)
2 green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp coconut milk 

1/2 onion thinly sliced onions
2 tsp ginger
1 tomato chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

1. Blend together - coconut,paprika,cashews,3Cs+N,green chillies,tumeric and paprika. Dry grind and then add coconut milk just enought to make a smooth paste. The paste smells heavenly.
2. In a pan fry the onion and ginger in the oil. Add some salt so that onion browns up.Then add the tomato and the mint.
3. When the mixture is pulpy add the coconut paste.Add salt and some water to get desired consistency.

4. Once the mixture has come to a boil add the pineapple,peas. Mix well. Check seasoning and add more salt if required. Garnish with more mint and serve with fresh rotis or rice.

Goes to Nupur's Blog-Bites - Potluck edition hosted at One Hot Stove.

And by the way I read the review of Raavan on this blog. And then I happen to see it last weekend. And then I read the review again. Turns out that though this review had me ROFL its still very much the truth. So if you are looking for a good laugh you know where to go !


Nupur said...

How perfectly delicious- thanks for the entry.

bee said...

so glad you liked it.