Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cottage Cheese In A Red Capsicum Gravy….From 660 Curries

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Hi!

There are some recipes that you want to try  the minute you see, this curry has been in my mind since a long time ever since I had read it in Mirch Masala who herself adapted it from 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer.  I have read rave reviews about the book and I want to buy this book some point of time, I do not mind S or any of my friends gifting this to meWinking smile. I was so desperate to try it the minute I marked it but the unavailability of the red bell pepper that time made it postpone.

Now that the peppers are readily available I was keen to try. I told S that I am going to make a gravy using bell pepper. He was quite surprised and sounded a little sceptical too but I was super excited to try the red pepper in a gravy, somehow I found the concept too inviting and new too.

When I read the recipe, realized there’s no use of oil and there is absolutely no roasting of the masala unlike all the curries that I make. This curry was surely challenging me as my regular readers would know how much I stress on ‘bhuno’ the masala to get the flavours out. To my surprise the curry turned out awesome and I did not miss out roasting the spices and masala here. The curry is smooth with delicate flavours and a perfect delight for cottage cheese lovers. It is a perfect curry for a hurried dinner or even when you have unexpected guests as it can be cooked in very less time. After I cooked this the first call I made was surely to…….

Ingredients

1 red bell pepper cubed

1/3 cup cashewnuts

2-3 green cardamom

4 green chilies

1 tsp red chili pwd

200 gms Cottage Cheese Cubed

salt to taste

Method

Boil a cup of water and add the bell pepper, green chillies, cardamom and cashewnuts to it and cook till the peppers turn soft. Remove from fire and cool.

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Grind the bell pepper- cashewnut mix to a paste.

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Pour it in a pan and bring it to a boil, add salt to taste, red chili pwd and cottage cheese. Cook for 10- 15 mins on low flame till the gravy thickens.

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Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with Naan or Kulcha/ Roti.

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38 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

now I am drooling..looks superb..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very interesting curry...Luks so Delicious...

Now Serving said...

Sounds delicious - I often cook with red peppers, but this will be a first - I am bookmarking it!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pari,
I'm bowled over by the super texture of the gravy. Looks delicious.
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Priti said...

Very nice ..love the combo..looks yummish dear

Mythreyi said...

Very Colorful and Looks delicious.

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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear.....

divya said...

Great looking,catchy and healthy gravy, absolutely inviting.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hay Pari,

Love the deep and rich colour of the gravy!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - no oil! Have to try!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The gravy looks so tempting and awesome colour!

Kairali sisters said...

I love this..I have 660 curries with me and i must say, its a great cook book.simple yet delicious flavorful curries...

aipi said...

I love anything with paneer..glad to find another cool new way of making them!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

US Masala

Smitha said...

i will be having this book as a giveaway Pari...detail will follow in my blog soon...
the dish looks superb!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Worth trying it, looks very delicious.

Gouri Guha said...

This sounds very interesting...cooking a dish without oil...lt looks great.

Pushpa said...

Looks flavorful and delicious.

Priya said...

Thats a delicious gravy, soo tempting and yummy..

swapna said...

Love the color and texture of the curry...so simple to make too!!

Madhavi said...

Superb :))

Panchpakwan said...

Loos so yummy and delicious curry.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

love to try one day...tempting !

Priya (elaichii) said...

SO creamy and inviting curry!

The Foodie said...

The dish is looking delicious..and the colour is so vibrant :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

very interesting recipe ... bookmarked :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite yummy one pari, grinding the bell peppers is a nice idea. and love the bright red colour

Rekha shoban said...

inviting dish...looks creamy and yummy!

sonu said...

wow...luved mainly bcoz we dont have to keep frying onions and luved the gorgeous colour of it..im sure it wud have tasted yum..bookmarked !!

PriyaVaasu said...

Tempting Gravy!!! Love the color!!!

Prathibha said...

The gravy looks like tomato based one...I will give a try soon wid red pepper..yummy wid gr8 attractive color.

Jay said...

Absolutely new n fantastic recipe..I appreciate for your lively presentation Pari..
Tasty appetite

Jaisy James said...

mouthwatering pic dear. love the recipe

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Looks absolutely delicious

akanksha said...

such a simple yet so different recipe....have have have to try this :)

Anonymous said...

such a simple and recipe but you forgot to mention the green chillies
should they be grinded with the bell pepper?

Pari said...

Anonymous, thanks for pointing out, have corrected, though if you had observed the pictorial carefully u would have noticed that the chillies were boiled with bell peppers.

sojo said...

love paneer...and one more recipe to try out....and the pic is tooooooo good.... liked ur space.. nope...loved it!!!

Akshita said...

Awesome Pari just loved it.

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