Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nepali Style Mushroom Curry Recipe!!

Mushroom cooked in a Nepali way is my favorite! There are so many ways to make mushrooms but nothing can beat a delicious mushroom curry made in traditional Nepali style. Other versions of mushroom I like is the mushroom coconut curry (recipe here). Back home we used to get so many different kinds of mushrooms! Bhudke Mushrooms, Pudke Mushrooms you name it =)) Ah funny names! Anyways, here in the United States, I find that Oyster Mushrooms being the closest to what we get back home. Also, taste wise it is very similar to what my mother used to make. Without any further discussions, here I present you, the yummy Mushroom Curry made in Nepali Style :)
Fantastic >:D<

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time:15min(s) Total time: 20min(s)

Things you will need:

  • Mushroom (any kind 16 oz or 1 packet, washed and cleaned)
  • Oil (4 table spoons)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Onion (1 medium sized, finely sliced)
  • Salt (According to taste)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Timur powder (1 table spoon)
  • Ginger (1 table spoon)
  • Garlic cloves (4-5)
  • Tomatoes (2 medium sized, halved)
  • Serrano pepper or green chilies (2)
  • Cumin-Coriander powder (1 and 1/2 table spoons)
  • Meat Masala (1 table spoon)
  • Water (1 cup)
  1. On a blender, add tomatoes, green chilies, cumin-coriander powder, ginger and garlic. Make a paste and put it aside.
  2. Heat oil and fry cumin and fenugreek seeds until brownish black.
  3. Add onion and fry until golden brown.
  4. Add mixture from step 1 and stir. Let everything shimmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add mushroom, timur powder, meat masala, salt and turmeric powder. Gently stir everything.
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat and make sure to gently stir 1-2 times.
  7. Add water and cook without covering for another 3-4 minutes. Stir gently. Check the consistency and  see if you are satisfied.
  8. Done!! Enjoy with rice, chapati or bread :x

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Going Green: Creamy Spinach-Avocado Smoothie Recipe!!

Finally I am in a mood to post recipe! Past couple of days were very hard for me to focus and I wasn't in the mood of doing anything. Earthquake back home got into me so bad that I didn't even felt like eating. Now, day by day I have calmed myself down and  I am back on to my normal life. While I am still going to support and become involved in various charity programs for the relief effort back home, I am going to do what I love (cooking) and share with you all. Today, I felt like drinking! Nope not alcohol =)) just a healthy smoothie! I never thought healthy would taste this good. I was totally surprised by the end results and had to share this with you all. So easy yet so tasty. Here you go everyone :)
Fantastic =D>

Prep time: 2min(s) Cook time:3min(s) Total time: 5min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Carrot (1 cup)
  • Spinach/Kale (1and 1/2 cup)
  • Avocado (half, Note: Banana can be  a great substitute for Avocado. If Banana use 1 large)
  • Juice (2 cups, any kind will work)
  • Yogurt (1/2 cup)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  1. Blend all of the above mentioned ingredients in a blender. 
  2. Done!! Simple as that >:D< Also, do not forget to try my Recipe for Mango Lassi (click here) and Recipe for Strawberry Lassi (Click here).