Saturday, June 11, 2011

Green Pepper Mutton Masala

Whenever we buy mutton I always cook it with roasted coconut gravy. I hesitate to try out any new recipes with mutton. This week decided to try out mutton masala. The outcome was delicious


1. Mutton 1.5 kg
2. Shallots 1/2 cup
3. Ginger 1'' piece crushed
4. Garlic 6 pieces crushed
5. Tomato, chopped (optional) 1 small
6. Turmeric powder 1.5 Tsp
7. Red chili powder 1tsp
8. Green pepper  1 strands
9. Green Chillies 4
10. Curry leaves 1 strands
11.Garam masala powder 1 tsp
12. Salt

For Marinade:
1) Shallotes 1/4 cup
2) Ginger 1/2'' piece crushed
3) Green Chillies 3
4) Garlic pods crushed 4
5) Green pepper crushed 1 strand
6) Curry leaves 1 strand
7) Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Clean mutton pieces well.
Marinade them with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt & keep aside as soon as you have finished cleaning.
Grind together the ingredients under marinade and marinade the mutton pieces well with it.
Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
Cook well adding required water.
If mutton is cooked right, transfer the gravy to another vessel and boil  it until it thickens to form the Masala.
If mutton is not cooked enough, you can boil the excess gravy along with mutton in the same Vessel.
In another pan saute shallots. When they strat turning pale add garlic ginger, gree chillies, curry leaves, green pepper.
Saute very well and in low flame until they form a nice masala mixture.
Now add the rest of the ingredients one by one.
Once raw smell is gone, add the cooked mutton to the masala and saute well.
Simmer for 5 minutes & switch off.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Apple Bread Pudding

So the break is over. I am back. Even though I had few saved pictures in my computer I dint feel like blogging for some time. I have started taking pics through my husband's Blackberry. Lets see how it goes.
I had been craving for some kind of pudding for some time. I usually make caramel custard. But I wanted something different this time. Also wanted it to be easy. Came across this yummylicious recipe from A Good Apetite.

I have made my adaptations. Here you go:

3 - 4 c 1/2-inch bread cubes (I used wheat bread)
2 apples, peeled, cored & diced
2 eggs
1/2 tin (or lesser) condensed milk loosened by adding 1/4 cup water.
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon

Mix the bread cubes & diced apples together.
Place in baking tray.
Beat the eggs. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon,  & a pinch of salt. Stir in loosened condensed milk.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the apple bread mixture. Use a spoon to press the bread down into the mixture to soak it in. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Sprinkle a little cinnamon & sugar on the top . Bake for 60 minutes until they are golden brown & the custard has set. Eat it warm/after cooling, as you like it. Tastes best when cooled.

I had baked only for 45 minutes or so. Original recipe calls for 60mins baking.

Do try it out. Very simple & yummy.