Friday 20 June 2008

Bori Curry

It seems this curry is not well known as it is not available in restaurants. Atleast that is what is written in the cooking book from which i got the recipe.

The recipe is from Camellia Panjabi 50 great curries of India.
Well known or not I am glad that I made it as it was delicious.
While I was making the dish my kitchen ( well the whole home) was filled with the aroma of delicious freshly ground spices.
Have to admit it took a bit of time to make this dish but was worh all the efffort.
I loved the potatoes in the dish as it had soaked up all the flavours from the sauce.
I am sending this to Sig of Live to Eat , she is hosting this months JFI

And ofcourse for Herb Mania which is hosted by Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen

Now if anybody know any other event let me know :-)
Neverknow as there is so much different spices in this dish i can send it for more event :-)

10 almonds, 8 cashew nuts
1 tbsp roasted peanuts
1 tbsp besanflour
2 tsp seasame seeds
1 onion chopped
4 heaped tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cummin seeds
12 dried Chillies ( use according to your taste)
6 tsp dried coconut

Most of the spices

Spice paste

400 ml coconut milk
25 gm Tamarind pulp
300 gm potatoes
70 ml oil
5 cloves
2 piece cinamon
6 pepercorns
15 curry leaves
250 gm onions slices
600 gm stewing lamb
1/2 tsp turmerice powder
1 tbsp garam masala
3 green chillies
1/2 cup corriander leaves
1 tbsp mint leaves

mmmm Delicious Aroma


1. To prepare the spice mixture, put the almonde, cashew nuts, peanuts, besan flour seasame seeds and the onions in a pan and heat for about 5 minutes.
Remove and set aside.
Now put in the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies and dried coconut and heat just for few minutes ( the pan is already hot).
Put all the nuts and the spices into a blender , add 100 ml of water and grind to a paste.

2. Soak the tamarind pilp in 100 ml of water. Peel the potatoes and cut into big chunks.

3. Heat the oil in a cooking pot and when hot add the cloves, cinamon, pepercorns and half of the curry leaves and fry over a lot heat for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and a little salt and fry for 5 minutes. Remove the potatoes and set aside.

4. Add the sliced onions to the pot and fru for 8 minutes. Add the meat and fry for 5 minutes, then add the remaining curry leaves. Add 600 ml water and salt to taste and cook for about 40 minutes over a low heat.

5. Add the nut and spice paste, the turmeric and garma masala powders, and the green chillies.
Add the tamarind water and stir.

7. Add now the potatoes, coconut milk, corroander leaves and mint leaves and cook covered for 30 more minutes or untill the meat is tender.
Remove from the heat and keep covered until ready to use.
Serve with rice or parathas.


FH said...

YUM!! I have that book too, got to try some of those. Looks great F, good job!:)
Arvind doesn't like it when the whole house smells like curry which I can't help it of course. Specially on Sunday when I make something special. Smell/Aroma just clings to every curtain and bed sheet in the house, I can't blame him!:D
I use the BBQ gas on the deck when weather permits.
Oh, I made your Potato Omelet for kids' lunch today, made them very happy.Thanks for that. Like S, they like alu, nothing else in the Omelet!:D
Have a great weekend.

Finla said...

Hi hi Asha here you know what Hans dose when the whole place is smelling to Indian spices, he light insence sticks :-)
Isn't that omelete so easy to make and they are filling too. Shyama also like that omelette.

Mishmash ! said...

hey this looks and sounds very rich and yummy...i loved the texture and is prompting me to try it too much of work?

Sig said...

Hey Happy cook, I love this dish! Never had anything like this, but everything in this dish says "try me, try me" :) Thanks for the delicious entry!

Laavanya said...

Interesting name for the curry.. will it taste just as good with just the potatoes to make it a vegetarian curry?
Looks so creamy and good.

Cham said...

I see the meat in pict but not in ingredient list, u can send to protein event too right? Sounds delicious ur entry with tamarind and coconut, i love the combo!

Maggie said...

What a wonderful list of ingredients. I'm not surprised that your whole house would smell of all those spices.
I haven't heard of besan flour before.
The curry looks wonderful.

Finla said...

Mishmash itis not that difficult. I think the work is to gather all the ingridients first then it is easy. SO do try.

Sig I knew you wouldlove this dish :-)

Lavanyaa i think it will be good too, but then you should adjust the cooking time etc...

Cham if you look a little bit under the picture u will see another bunch of ingridient list and themeat is in there.
You mean there is a another even i can send this to horraa :-)

Margaret thankyou. Besan is hindi in English it is Chick pea flour, you will get them in indian grocerry shops.

KonkaniBlogger said...

Wow, this dish looks just great..I thgt its a chicken curry first, then read its potatoes..Gravy looks rich and yumm..Thanx for sharing :).

Dori said...

Sounds and looks so good!

Chef Jeena said...

This sounds so rich with all of those nuts. I love the colour and texture it looks AMAZING! My hubby and me also love the scent of all the spices wafting around the house....hmmmmmm I bet the aroma was spectacular!

Rajesh &Shankari said...

Really enticing dsh, I was trying to guess what the dish is:)

Sum Raj said...

interesting and rich item...looks delicious...

Cakelaw said...

Happy Cook, this looks delicious!!! Can you make some for me tonight please????

indosungod said...

HC the curry looks rich and delicious. I have not cooked that much with lamb but this dish looks perfect to try it out.

TBC said...

That looks very rich and creamy. I thought it was a vegetarian dish till I scrolled all the way down.:)

ranji said...

wow HC this is 1 unique dish..sounds wonderful need to give this a try...i love the use of tamarind in dishes ...i dont eat lamb so will definitely substitute it with chicken and make it....:)

bha said...

So it is a veg recipe, the name made me think otherwise. It does call for a huge number of spices, but seems all yummy.....wud love to try this one....thanks for bringing it out here

A.G said...

We like indian curry too....urs looks yummi...

Rachel said...

Interesting and a different one!

kamala said...

Curry looks so yummy..Never heard this before..Love it so much

test it comm said...

This curry sounds really interesting! I like all of the nuts and coconut and I have been looking for recipes to use the jar of tamarind sitting in my fridge. Bookmarked

ST said...

Looks delicious and good......

Anonymous said...

I love curry! This would be awesome to try to cook next week!

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Linda said...

Hi HC -- the curry paste looks so amazing! I can imagine how wonderful the whole house would smell :) Your soup and noodles in the last post are tempting me, too!

Finla said...

Maya thankyou it is potato and lamb

Meeso thankyou

Jeena hi hi myhubbylikes the smell but then he light a insence saying the whole place is smelling to curry

SHankari, Sumarajesh and cake law thankyou

Indosungod, me too have not cooked lamb to be honest this is the first time i male lamb at home

TBC hi hi you mean i cheated you :-)))

Ranji well that is a wonder ful idea to do with chicken maybe next time iwill do it also.

Bhags it is a non veg dish :-)

Ayin thankyou

Kevin do try you will love it the nuts and the coconut give it a creamy texture

Sireesha , cooking and the city thankyou

White in rice do try you will love it

Sumarajesh i will be there in a flash :-)

Linda thankyou. Indeed the smell was realy good. I love the smell of freshly roasted spices

Srikitchen said...

mmm... that was delicious and yummy.. its mouth watering dear...

amna said...

that looks sooo good! a bit elaborate but i am definitely going to try it! dont have almonds though.. hmmm..

Prajusha said...

never heard abt this ..curry looks creamy..

Miri said...

Looks delicious - and yes I havent heard of this too - nice entry!

Chibog in Chief said...

oh gracious, this curry sounds really delicious..looking at all the spices this must be the real thing :-)

Kribha said...

Oh my... that looks fantastic and rich. A totally new dish to me. I bet my hubby would love this. BTW, where do we get stewing lamb? I usually get goat from Indian stores. Can I try this recipe with that? Appreciate your help.

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