Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Botti Masala

There comes a necessity to learn to cook something which you dont know when your beloved likes it, rite? I too learnt to clean, cook this recipe when I knew that my B loves this. But the greatest disappointment was when I made this as a masala and he said he likes it more as a curry when served with idli or dosa.. when is again another recipe in the pipe line.. But this is tasty when cleaned and cooked well.. Those who know the taste of this will agree with me..!!!!!!!!!!

botti - cleaned - 2 cups
onions - 2 (finely chopped)
tomatoes - 2 (finely chopped)
salt to taste
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
coconut paste - 2 tbsp
red chilli powder - 1tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon stick - 1"cloves - 3
garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
oil - 4 tbsp
masala powder (refer powders page) - 2 tsp

- in a pressure pan add oil
- add cinnamon and cloves
- add the curry leaves , onions and tomatoes and fry till tomatoes are mushy
- add botti and ginger garlic paste
- mix well and fry for 2 - 3 mins
- add salt, red chilli powder, masala powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and mix well- cook for 2 mins
- add the coconut paste and corriander leaves
- give it a good stir and add water
- pressure cook for 8 - 10 whistles
- serve.

1 comment:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice curry, looks yummy.