April 25, 2010

Amma's Recipes: Coconut Chutney and Babycorn Kurma

I am back from my more than a month-long India trip yesterday and I must say, this was my best. - I did everything I wanted to right from meeting some fabulous blogger friends to roaming (& shopping) around all the new malls that sprang up in Hyderabad in my absence to relishing thoroughly my mom-ka-khana to of course, enjoying the initial few days of being a 'married woman'. Oh gosh! the latter sounds so big and 'responsible' for me. Thanks to S, I don't have to be like that, for atleast for some more years as he is so loving and lets me be, the way I want to be. :).

Isn't it true that - We, daughters after a certain age seldom be open about our lives with our dads. Thats the case with me too. But, when I saw my dad filled pride and happiness during my wedding, I kept wondering how much he loves and misses me. I love you dad and miss you terribly :(.I can't wait for my next trip back home. Hopefully end of this year. *God are you listening* :).

For some snippets about how my India trip &  more, don't forget to check out my photo blog. I outta to mention about my new look. I have always been a great fan of Lena's work and this is one more example. Her freebies & pre-mades though limited are very unique in style and render a brand new look everything single time. I hope you all like it and please let me know if you have any loading issues.

..the recipes in this post are a tribute to my mom who for me is the world's fabulous cook. I mean, she can whip n number of dishes, when she is in her ironed cotton saree which she wore to work and without an apron & a single stain on it. Everyday she used to make a new variety especially for me and all I used to do was gobble them up without even thinking of sharing with my naughty sister. (please read that as a fight for food contest ;)).. Here I present 3 such recipes which I managed to resist and take pics. :D

1. Coconut-Mango Chutney


1/2 fresh coconut, cut into small pieces
1/2 raw mango, cut into small pieces
8 green chillies
curry leaves
salt - to taste
usual tadka mix - urad, jeera, mustard seeds, hing

Grind - coconut pieces, mango, salt, turmeric and green chillies until chutney-like consistency. Heat oil, fry  tadka ingredients with curry leaves until brown. Mix into chutney.

2. Vegetable Biryani with Babycorn Kurma

Recipe - For biryani and the gravy, follow the same recipe as mentioned in this post and finally fry the baby corn & add to the gravy! Yum :)

[Update] - I just received a pair of beautiful pot holders from my dear friend - Nupur. Thank you so much dear. I loved them & you definitely made my day! That's why I always say - "Blogging & Blogger friends are the best things that happened in my life".

Hope you all had a fun spring break.

cya all soon,


  1. Congratulations!! The new design looks fantastic!

  2. I think one can never make some dishes which mom's make i have tried so many time to make certain dishes and i always remark hers is better.Can i borrow your mom for few days so i can enjoy these delcious dishes.
    Love the new look of the blog.

  3. Hearty Congrats on your wedding.. New look looks fabulous. Can't wait for the recipes.

  4. congrats Siri and have a blessed married life. Vanakaya kottimera karam is making me drool.

  5. Welcome back Siri & congratulations once again.

  6. come to me baby! SOOOOOOON!!! I can use S name here and tempt u to come here soon!!! make all these for me pltch :( esp. coconut chutney and that stuffed eggplant...GAWD I am droooling!

    Will make that chutney soon though!!! I have mango!

  7. Siri,
    congratulations! and good to see you back with those yum recipes from your mom.Loved the look of babycorn kurma with biryani ..and your hand painted with heena :)..
    hugs and smiles

  8. Congrats my Dear! Henna design looks superb Dear!

  9. Congratulations... and I am loving that mehendi :)

  10. Congratulations have a funfilled married life

  11. Welcome back Siri!!Wish u a very happy married life.The new design looks lovely and I am drooling at that veg briyani with baby corn kurma!

  12. Congratulations! And your blog looks fabulous... love the pink!

  13. Welcome back Siri. Your blog now looks soooooooooo cute

  14. Stuffed eggplants are so tempting. New template is also nice Siri.

  15. great to see you back Siri :) I love that gravy recipe, will try soon.

  16. Congrats Siri!love the mehendi work...those are the most pretty things to cherish all your life. love your new template too.

  17. Wowwwwwwwwwww.... Congrats siri.. All the best.. :)

  18. New look looks great Siri..:)..mom's cooking is always great!

  19. Congarts Siri,

    Mehendi looks fab..Nice pink color of blog.

  20. Many Congrats on your wedding wishing you a life of happiness.The mango coconut chutney looks delicious.

  21. Congratulations on your wedding and for the lovely foods you posted.


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