Thursday, May 1, 2008

BADAMI MUSHROOM - MM

I love mushrooms and as i said in my earlier post we have it every week.I usually make a simple mushroom masala curry to go along with the chapathi .So sometimes i get bored of it and try to make variations in it.Here is one such dish.This time i made it a little rich by adding badam paste to it.This small addition made a huge difference in flavor.It was really delicious.So since the addition of badam made the dish tastier i named it Badami Mushroom.
This is my entry to this months MM-Bollywood cooking .




INGREDIENTS

Button mushroom - 20 nos

onion-1 medium size , diced

tomato-1 1/2 nos,diced

gin-gar paste - 1 tsp

cumin seed - 1 tsp

cinnamon stick - half a stick

cloves-3-4

turmeric pdr-1 tsp

green chillies - 2 nos, slit

red chilli pdr - 1 tsp

coriander pdr - 2 tsp

garam masala - 1 tsp

curry leaves-1 sprig

sliced badam(almonds) - 4 tbsp + 1 tbsp

sugar - 1/2 tsp

cardamom pdr - to garnish

coriander leaves - a bunch

salt to taste

ghee/oil

METHOD

Soak badam in water for abt 10 - 15 mins and grind it to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.Clean the mushrooms using a damp towel ,slice it and keep it aside.Heat ghee/oil in a pan.Add cumin seed,cinnamon stick and cloves.Ones you start getting the smell of the spices add onion and gin-gar paste.Add salt ,green chilies and turmeric.Saute well and when the onions get translucent add tomato, red chilli pdr,coriander pdr and garam masala.Saute all until the raw flavor of both onions and tomato goes.Then let it cool.Transfer the masala into a blender and grind it smoothly.Keep it aside.In another pan add some ghee.Ones it gets hot add the mushrooms.Saute mushrooms on a high heat till it gets brown.Do not add salt until the mushrooms are totally brown as salt will ooze out water and the mushrooms will just steam and not get brown.Ones its brown reduce the flame to medium and add the grinded masala and badam paste into the pan .Add salt and sugar. Let it simmer for 10-15 mins.Add the coriander leaves and stir it.Sprinkle with some cardamam pdr.Toast some sliced badam till lightly brown and garnish with it on top.Serve hot with jeera chapathi.


NOTE:- If you are using whole badam then soak it in hot water for half an hr or so and peel of the skin and then grind it.

Jeera chapathi's are nothing but an extra addition of cumin seeds to a wheat flour while kneading the dough.They give a nice flavor to the otherwise plain chapathi's.



Bloggers who tried this recipe:-

Roopa of my kitchen treats
Nanditha of satvika-food for soul
JZ of Tasty treats - non- veg version

31 comments:

Asha said...

Looks delicious Ranji, great entry. Another dish for me to cook and taste!:D

Roopa said...

Wow ranji !the curry looks creamy and tempting and so delicious :) thanks for the recipe :)

Divya said...

wow ranji..it looks,sounds and I am sure tastes yummy too!!very nice entry!!

shriya said...

Nice Entry Ranji. I never made mushroom this creamy. This looks very colorful and rich. Yummy .

notyet100 said...

something different...looks good..

kamala said...

Looking very delicious and yummy Ranji.Loved it

ANJALI J. said...

Looks so delcious, thats a different dish. should try.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i never liked mushrooms a lot..but i am going to try this for sure....

Medhaa said...

Looks Yummy, I love mushrooms too it is so easy to cook. I too made mushrooms for this event..:) Will try this next time. Thanks for Sharing

Divya said...

wow great recipe ...Thanks for sharing

Suma Rajesh said...

hello ranjitha...........me too a mushroom lover so as my kid smera.......i too used to make this same recipe adding cashnew paste.....awesome pic..

Divya Vikram said...

Delicious rich gravy!bookmarked!

Mansi Desai said...

I use this almond gravy often..last I made Lauki koftas with it..but mushrooms is a nice variation Ranji! thanks for the tip:)

Sagari said...

very nice recipe ranji ,looks so creamy

MeetaK said...

This sounds truly delicious. I am a big mushrooms fan and this is a lovely dish to make. Thank you for the entry!

ranji said...

Thank u everyone for those kind words....I truly appreciate it..

Cham said...

It is creamy ur dish and rich too. Perfect entry Ranji

Madhavi said...

Awesome entry ranji, looks rich and delicious.

zlamushka said...

this looks great, creammy and finger-licking. What is badam in other words?

zlamushka said...

Ooooh, almonds, that makes sense :-) It looked like almonds, but I thought that it was just me... Badam is almonds? Oh, great to know that. That adds a whole new level of creaminess and my drooliness all over the dish ... :-)

Roopa said...

I made this yesterday with idiyappam and it was zuppppper :) Thanks a lot for the idea, I added coconut milk as a variation :)

ranji said...

really happy to hear it came out zuppppper:)..u made my day...coconut milk is a nice variation..i will add tht next time:)

Arfi Binsted said...

aaaaaaahhh... so you call almonds-like nuts are badam, just like Malay and us at some parts of Indonesia. I think Indian food goes really well with nuts. Yours look really delicious!

ranji said...

Thank u so much arfi for stopping by my site and writing a comment.Yes many Indian dishes use nuts and they add so much richness and creaminess to the dish...

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey ranji, i have had my sights on ur badam mushroom for sometime now! today i made badam chicken with ur recipe. i was wondering if i cud post it on my blog, with a link back to urs? wud appreciate if u wud let me know! u know where to find me :-) BTW, mine isnt as creamy and smooth as urs :-) good job!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hi ranji, check this out
http://dessertpro.blogspot.com/2008/05/badami-murg-almond-chicken.html

Purnima said...

Hey Ranji, had tried this dish when u were in India ;) The dish came superb, so much that I can term it kiddo friendly..whatever till date I hv tried from your blog has bcome a hit with hub n both kids too liking it! (One brinjal dish I tried from you also was a hit!Had blogged about it few posts ago.) Thankyou so much for sharing!!

Purnima said...

Ranji..back here to say I doubled this recipe for my family of four!!(kids aged 4 n 3 n we both!!) That too got over at dinner itself!! I truly cant thank you enough..Kids just love this dish -mushroom, gravy everything about this! 8th time i m making this!

Swapna said...

Hi Ranji,
Purnima told me to try this recipe the other day and today I made it and the dish came out super!!! I really liked it...Thanks a lot for the recipe!!!:)

Swapna said...

Hi Ranji,
Just posted this in my blog... thanks for a wonderful recipe...

http://swapnascuisine.blogspot.com/2011/03/badami-khumb-badami-mushrooms-mushrooms.html

Purnima said...

Hi Ranji..hw r u doing? This is our top fave recipes..and hv made it several times..wasn't here for technique, was here to just say thanks for posting it! (Hv lost count of the many times I hv made it!Loved for its flavour n right measure of ing.!)