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Sunday, 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


Recipe:

1/2 fresh coconut, cut into small pieces
1/2 raw mango, cut into small pieces
8 green chillies
curry leaves
salt - to taste
turmeric
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,

23 comments :

  1. Congratulations!! The new design looks fantastic!

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  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.

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

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

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  5. Welcome back Siri & congratulations once again.

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  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!

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  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

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

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

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  10. congrats dear,glad to ceeu back

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  11. Congratulations have a funfilled married life

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. Congarts Siri,

    Mehendi looks fab..Nice pink color of blog.

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

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

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