Sunday, 11 March 2012

lazy cooks nutri nugget and potato manglorean style

Hi...all!.....I'm once again stuck about the name of this dish,by now we're good friends and you know that I'm a punjabi married to a manglorean guy and this dish is from his side of the family...god alone know what its called in mangalore.....but....Since its referred to as the nuggets curry in my house..we'll go with the same.This curry tastes really good with some plain boiled basmati rice...........and this tastes real good when its spicy.
INGRDS
1 packet nutri nuggets(follow the instructions on the packet...soak the nuggets in hot water for at least half hour)
2 big potatoes..peeled and cut into cubes
2 big onions chopped fine
2 big tomatoes chopped fine
a little cilantro chopped fine(about 3 tablespoons)
1 whole pod of garlic chopped fine
2 green chillies chopped fine
1 coconut grated.or 1 tetrapack of coconut milk(its not available here..otherwise i always use the tetra pack)
for the dry masala
1 tablespoon of dhania (corriander) seeds
1 teaspoon of jeera(cumin) seeds
2 teaspoons of peppercorn(black)
6 dried red chillies
1 inch pc of cinnamon
4-5 cloves
grind this together.(.after dry roasting these for a few mins)
METHOD
1.Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan(kadhai)..fry the garlic and green chilli till golden brown.......add the onions ..fry these till golden brown.
2. Add the tomatoes,half the cilantro,the salt and dry masala.....cook till the oil comes out of the masala,now add the nuggets and the potatoes...and enough water to soak all of this...about 1 1/2 cups(sorry forgot to measure this!)...cover with a tight fitting lid.






3.In an ideal world I would have just opened the tetra pack and poured the coconut milk into the curry..once the potatoes are cooked through........however I had to put the  grated coconut in the blender..add some hot water and blend away.....then I'm afraid I don't believe in straining and taking out the coconut milk...I simply dunk the whole thing in the gravy........its ok people..its still tasty..and think of all the health benefits..of consuming the whole coconut!
4.Garnish with some more chopped cilantro...serve hot with boiled basmati rice.
5.The same gravy can be used to make egg curry(just put boiled eggs in when the gravy is done).....or chicken curry.The gravy base is really versatile.........and tastes real good. 
sending this to http://erivumpuliyumm.blogspot.in/2012/02/ep-series-herbs-spicesevent.html

28 comments:

  1. very appetizing... and thanks for visiting my little space. :)

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    1. thankd snehal,ramya,reshmi and faseela.

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  3. Sounds good. What is Jeera? Is there a English name for it.

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    1. thanks..jeera is cumin seeds.will be more careful in future!

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  4. Yummy curry. WOuld be perfect for chapathis...

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  5. wow..... this curry looks so good n healthy too dear..thanx 4 sharing this....
    Maha

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    1. thanks julie,maha,poonam and vimitha.

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  7. PLEASE DON"T PUBLISH THIS,JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION-You can repost your entries by just adding the link of your old post under your new post or as a new post and mention that you are sending it to my event..Hope it helps,Simran!

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    1. hey julie..........thanks a ton!....the publishing of comments is not in my hand.....all the comments get published:)

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  8. Delicious dish and beautiful pictures. Well done!

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  9. Yummy curry, great with rotis..

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  10. healthy and delicious curry, perfect with rice or roti..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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    1. thank you sobha and umm mymoonah

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  12. Being a Punjabi myself, I have always cooked this curry the Punjabi way. This curry looks very inviting and I love all the flavours in there! Following your blog now :)
    http://www.easyfoodsmith.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you so much..........heading over to your space now.

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  13. Simran, i couldn't help but notice that you always have all the ingredients chopped and ready at one place before you start your recipe. How organised are you :-)
    Nice curry, my MIL makes a similar curry often and we dont have a particular name for it either

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    1. :-)....you don't want to know the truth!

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  14. curry looks very inviting dear....we love nutri nuggets ...loved this version of your :-)

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  15. That's an simple and yum recipe....

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  16. Looks really delicious!!! Loved the recipe!

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