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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mince with Bitter Gourd (Qeema Karelay)



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Ingredients:

Bitter Gourd - Karelay                     1/4 kg
Minced Meat                                    1/4 kg (Chicken/Beef/Mutton)
Oil                                                     2 wooden spoon(doi)
Onions                                              2 medium sized
Tomato                                             2 medium sized
Green Chili                                       3 chopped
Garlic Ginger Paste                          1 tbsp.
Red Chili powder                             3/4 tsp.           
Turmeric Powder                             1/4 tsp.
Black Pepper                                     ¼ tsp.
Salt                                                    3/4 tsp.
Cumin Seeds (Zeera)                          ½ tsp.
Coriander Seeds                                 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice                                       1 tbsp
Yogurt                                                1/4 cup
Onion Seed (Kilonji)                         1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds (Saunf)                         1/2 tsp
Jaggery (Gur)                                     1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon Stick                                 1
Tamarind Juice                                  1/4 cup
Curry Leaves                                     1




Procedure:

First of all I will let u knw some steps u should follow to reduce the bitterness of bitter gourd - karelas.

I usually call it 5S - Scrape, Slice, Salt, Stand & Squeeze the karelaaaass!! :)

1. First step is to Scrape the uneven protruded surface with the help of a peeler or knife to get a smooth surface :)

2. Next, Slice the bitter gourd (karela) into circle shapes & remove the seeds from the center,as shown below!



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3. Now, rub bitter gourd (karelas) properly with plenty of salt & set aside. Let it stand for 30 min - 1 hour before cooking. By the way I prefer keeping it for 3-4 hours to get more sweet veggiee! Salt extracts out the bitter juice from the slices. 

4. Next squeeze out the juice out of the bitter gourd/ karelas by pressing softly between the hands. Run under water & squeeze out again.

Now the bitter gourd is ready to be cookeddd!!

First of all, heat oil in a pan & deep fry the bitter gourd until golden brown :) Drain & set aside.


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Now lets move to the other main ingredient of our recipe - Mince (Qeema)!!!!


U can use the same oil for everything- frying karelas & then making gravy :) Believe me the oil isn't bitter at all due to the 5S method we use :)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
So, heat oil in a pan, add the sliced onions until light brownNow add minced meat. And fry for 5-10 minutes. Until the water with in it is all evaporated and mince leaves oil! Add garlic, ginger paste, tomatoes, green chili and cook for few minutes.I prefer more masala in this veggie so used more onion & tomatoes preferably :) Now add rest spices, tamarind juice & yogurt.  Fry for few more minutes. Cook & cook until all the water has dried & oil is released.

Next add fried bitter gourd. Mix and keep the lid covered for 15-20 min on very low flame. Add lemon juice. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with  chapati - rotis :)


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I am going to write a post for Monu on Bitter gourd curry for Monu soon IA :) Stay tuned! Love!!



Thanku for stopping by! Hope u enjoy this recipe :)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Back To School Event Roundup & Winners

First of all, I would like to thank all the participants to make my 1st event "Back to School Lunch Ideas" a BIGG success, Masha Allah! I got 130 sweet entries =)


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With 130 entries it was really difficult for us to decide 3 winners! Me & my hubby has tried our best not to do injustice! And select the 3 best, attractive & healthy recipes for kids lunch box :)

Here is the Round up :)

 Our 1st winner isssss - Gloria from Pepper, Chilli and VanillaShe shared awesome Rose rolls!!







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2nd Best recipe for the event & hence 2nd winner is - Monu from Recipes PassionShe shared attractive flower shaped Vegetable Cutlus:





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3rd Winner is - Ainy from Ainy Cooks! She shared well made & presented Nutella & Nuts stuffed French toast with us :)





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Lunch Box Menu for a Month :)

Not only this we have made work lot easier for all the moms out there... we have chalked down a menu for ur kids lunch box for the complete month (excluding weekends) out of all the wonderful entries I have got :)



1.Jam French Toast|
Sweet & Spices
2.Corn Sandwich|
Priya Kitchen
3.Pineapple Cake|
Recipes Passion
4.Tofu Sandwich|
Home Cook Food










5.Kara Pori|
Delectable Flavors
6.Bunny Rolls|
Food Mazaa
7.Blueberry Muffins|
A Kaleioscopic Dream
8,Mushroom Sandwich|
Dishing with Divya










9.Garlic Cheese Crackers|
Babi's Recipes
10.Sausage Rice|
Foodpassion&love
11.Popcorn Chicken|
Somethings Cooking
12.Cabbage Kugel|
Lisa's Kitchen











13.Egg Mayo Sandwich|
Ainy Cooks
14.Banana Mango Wrap|
He chops she cooks
15.Sponge Cake|
Lazy to Eat
16.Beef Burger|
Pepper,chilli & Vanilla










17.Chicken Bread|
The Big Sweet Tooth
18.Peas Potato Paratha|
Amina Creations
19.Spicy Mexican Corn|
Authentic Food Delights
20.Baked Pasta|
My Passion for cooking











21.Corn Dosai|
Kurinji Kathambam
22.Jaggery halwa|
Mykitchenodyssey
23.Cashewnut Palao|
Ushasrikumar's Cookspace











For all the participants, I have designed a Certificate of participation :) U can add this logo pic to ur blog if u want :)


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23 bloggers participated in my 1st event! I have selected the best entry of every blogger who participated in the menu :)

Hope u all loved this way of round up.. Stay blessed ~ Love ~ Haffa.



Thanku for stopping by! Hope u enjoy this recipe :)

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