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Mouthwatering Monday – Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh served with Lamb Chops and Hash Browns

 

Rogan Josh is a Mutton recipe cooked in Indian style with lots of flavoring spices. It is believed to be a Kashmiri recipe but I bet that every meat loving Indian would love eating it.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Method

  • Clean Lamb/Mutton thoroughly and cut into 2 inch pieces.

  • Marinate it for overnight or for 3-4 hours with Yogurt, ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp of oil.

  • After marination, heat oil in a pan and pour meat on it when hot. Cook till it turns brown. Set aside.

  • Heat Oil in a pan and add bay leaves, black and green cardamon, julienned ginger and chopped garlic.

  • Add Onions and cook till they are translucent.

  • Add rest of the spices and cook till oil starts leaving the sides.

  • Add some water (as per your desired consistency) and cook it to boil.

  • Mix cooked Lamb/Mutton to it and cook it for 45 minutes on low to medium heat.

  • Add Garam masala.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti/naan.

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh served with Lamb Chops and Hash Browns

All set for this delicious dish. πŸ™‚

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Mouthwatering Monday – Baked Veggie Chips

Kids love Chips. If allowed they can live on just chips.

Are they tasty? Yes. Are they addictive? Yes.

Are they healthy? No.

So, I devised a new plan. Everytime my kids crave for chips I gave them home baked Veggie chips. They don’t like it as much they loved the ones from the market, but who cares? I am their Mother, and I will feed them what I think is right for them. Mommy Power πŸ˜›

Baked Veggie Chips
Baked Veggie Chips

Ingredients

  • You can use vegetables like Potato, Radish, Zucchini, Carrot or any other of your choice.
  • Salt as required.
  • Oil to spray.

Method

  • Preheat your Oven to 400 F.
  • Cut your vegetables in thin slices or in shape of your preference.
  • Wash them with water and then rinse thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle some salt and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove excess water, if any.
  • Spray baking Pan with some oil and lay your veggie chips on it.
  • Sprinkle little salt and try some herbs if you want, like I have used Thyme here.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes, or when veggies turn a little crispy.
  • Remember, some vegetable need more time in oven so just put them in different pans, if you can, and bake them till they are crisp.
  • Let them rest for 2 minutes, and then serve with a dip or chutney.

Simple and healthy recipe.

Baked Veggie Chips
Baked Veggie Chips

 

I have served these delicious veggie chips with Mint chutney. Awesome combo. Try it, you will not regret. πŸ™‚

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences πŸ™‚

Frolic Friday : What to do when you have nothing to do?

If you are bored to death and trying to figure out, how to kill your precious time, then here is my article to help you out ….

What to do when you have nothing to do?

Enjoy!!! 😎

 

 

Mouthwatering Monday – Egg and Potato Fritters

Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

Egg and Potato fritters, were an experiment turned out good. Just to tell you, all my experiments are not as successful. I tried making raspberry pie last week, which looked like a disaster, although it tasted yummy; but we will talk about my failures sometime later (never). Today we will just make some fritters, with potato and eggs. πŸ™‚

 

Ingredients

Method

  • Except egg, mix all the other ingredients in a bowl to make a sticky dough.
  • Roll this mix into small balls of 2 inches and flat them with your hand.
  • Heat oil in a shallow pan on low heat.
  • Whisk your egg a little to mix yellow part and add a pinch of salt to it.
  • Roll small dough balls into egg mixture thoroughly.
  • Fry these fritters on low heat, turning them both sides, till they are golden brown.
  • Keep in mind to heat on low flame, as egg cook easily so we have to give some time to potatoes for cooking.
  • Take them out, and serve with chutney or ranch/dip of your choice.
Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

They should be served hot. Best combination is with tea or coffee. Enjoy this snack while I am off to learn about pies. 😦

Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

 

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences πŸ™‚

Tuesday Talkies – Rang Rasiya / Color of Passion

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi Verma
Rang Rasiya – Story of Raja Ravi Verma

I was waiting for the release of this film since it was screened at cans in 2008, but Indian censorship took its toll on this movie, and finally it is released. Main motivation for me to watch this movie was the film protagonist – Raja Ravi Verma. I wanted to see the story of that man who revolutionized the way we see our mythological characters. The man who was responsible for first creating the poster of Goddess Laxmi standing on a lotus flower, the way we saw her today in every Diwali poster. The man who made sari clad Indian women looked sexier and elegant at the same time. The man who made come alive ‘Shakuntala’, Damyanti, Urvashi, Menka, Saraswati and many more. The man whose imagination defined the pathway for Indian arts and paintings.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi VermaYou can write a book on Raja Ravi Verma and still you won’t be able to do justice to capture his large persona, so when it came to capturing his life in an almost 2 hour long movie, I was skeptical. But, I was not disappointed.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi Verma
Rang Rasiya – Story of Raja Ravi Verma

‘Rang Rasiya’ is an Indian film based on the life of famous Indian Painter ‘Raja Ravi Verma’. This film is directed by Ketan Mehta of ‘Mangal pandey’ fame. It stars Randeep Hooda as the famous painter himself, and Nandana Sen as his muse. Feryna Wazheir and Paresh Rawal also plays a pivotal role in the movie.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi Verma
Rang Rasiya – Story of Raja Ravi Verma

This movie portrays character of Raja Ravi Verma from childhood moment of painting elephant on a temple’s wall to his old age when he get motivation to change his course of painting and focus on common people rather than Gods and deities. The way this character rebels against the norms of society is commendable. His selfishness when it comes to painting is shown honestly. His guilt, his progression, his imagination, everything is filmed beautifully.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi VermaThe very first moment you will see the title song of the film, you will be hooked to it. It is like watching a beautiful painting taking shape in every scene of the film. But to advise you, this film is not for everyone. My husband almost dozed off twice while watching it and ultimately he left.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi VermaRandeep Hooda has proven himself again. He has aged gracefully in this film, with every scene maturing his acting skills. His progression from a clueless but passionate painter to the one who is just eager to defy everything that comes in the way of portraying true art, is commendable. He has looked every bit of Raja Ravi Verma. Most laudable were the scenes of court, or his reaction when he saw his muse for the last time.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi VermaNandana Sen is one brave actress. She has done justice to Raja Ravi Verma’s life and paintings. She has looked beautiful and acted superbly. She was vulnerable yet strong, jealous but still madly in love, she was the goddess and yet she was the earthly woman, who could only live in imaginative world of his lover. Most worthy of the praise is the scene when she discovers that her existence to Ravi Verma’s life is only in his imagination. Nandana Sen has etched a lifetime role.

Rang Rasiya - Story of Raja Ravi VermaRang Rasiya‘, as a film is not perfect, it’s not even close to that, but if you watch it for Raja Ravi Verma, than it is far more that perfect. It is a masterpiece, just like all the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma.

 

Note: All Photos credit to Rang Rasiya’s Facebook page.