Sunday, September 10, 2006

Curry Mela 31st Recipes Galore!

The time for the Curry mela Round up again! I bring you The 31st Curry Mela, well after a long wait... I wish I was Blogging Full time :-). I Thank all of you who have been eagerly waiting for the Curry Mela, and it is because of you that I bring myself to post this week's Curry Mela tooo. Without Further ado, enjoy the Curry Recipes spread from all over the world on the 31st Curry Mela!

PS: I am planning to host the Curry Mela on a Separate Blog, called the Curry Mela Blog. What do you say? Though this blog is about bachelor cooking, since the curry mela is quite a frequent affair, there seem to be more curry mela than Bachelor Recipes :). And as I keep procrastinating, perhaps I will move to wordpress, if I get a nice volunteer.. with some nice banner and all that!
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Aloo Gobi Aloo Gobi, A warm comfort food, goes well with Chapatti or just daal rice. This is what we call home food, and when the bachelor pad is what we call Home, this is what we called Bachelor food.

One tip for bachelors: Cook in a kadhai, and cook in very heat and keep it covered. If you add a little more garam Masala and 2 cups of hot water when the cauliflowers are almost done, you get Gobi or cauliflower Curry!


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chow chow daal

Check out this Chow Chow Daal or Chayote Squash Daal, Now who said daal was all about daal. Daal can also be as versatile as Potatoes. There are Daal Curry recipes with Fish, Fish head, Chicken, Palak (spinach), and I even love Toor Daal with Beet, try it!!!!




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Crab Masala
Crab masala and Shami kabab, this is what I call a real spread. Some good sea food and minch Meat. Rich and satisfying!!
I am so Hungry Now!!





Shami kabab









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Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe
This is Black Eyed Peas Curry recipe by spice lover, a new blogger on the block, and I thought Black Eyed Peas were some Kid Rock band.. Who would have thought that Black eyed peas will be a part of the Curry Mela Spread today!! interesting! Do check her out!!





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Stuffed Brinjal

Getting more and more interesting.. Check out this Stuffed Brinjal Curry. Looks amazingly yummy, and I actually thought, all that brinjal was good for was baingan Bharta. This Stuffed Brinjal Curry will give the baingan Bharta serious Competition!!! Watch out Bharta PaaJee, Here comes serious competition from the South!




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The title says Chana Bamboo Shoot palya with Coorgi Akki Roti!Wait! Do you really eat Bamboo Shoot. I didn't know that Bamboo Shoot was also eaten elsewhere. i thought it was unique to the Orientals and in India, the north eastermn India. It is so nice to see some bamboo shoot recipe. Yeah bamboo Shoot is a Delicacy in manipur. We get so many varieties of bamboo and so many recipes. Oh I miss it, it is been ages since I had good bamboo shoot. In Meghalaya, they make pickles with bamboo shoot. In Nagaland, they cook it with Pork, and taste awesome.
And it give a very distinct flavor when cooked with fish, specially Magur (not the hybrid one, but local Magur.. In Manipur we call it Soibum-Ngakra Recipe and no other dish can beat it. The ultimate Manipuri Food, the Foie Gras of Manipur, the Shahi Korma of Manipur)... Sorry I got carried away, *smiles*..

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panna cotta


Meeta prepared this Panna Cotta as a lesson,hmmm, for her cooking school series. Sinfully Delicious is what comes to mind when I saw the picture. Rush to learn from the cooking school, how to prepare this!!!!




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Ulundhu Urundai Morkozhambu

This Ulundhu urundai Morkozhambu looks like it will leap out of the screen, no. One very healthy south Indian Food...
And explained in such easy way, just about anybody would be able to prepare it.





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Did she know that I love green mattar, after a long time I get too some good Mattar Recipe, check out this Kohlrabi and Mattar Sabzi recipe. Another Healthy recipe, to be bookmarked!

Now that picture is just a Work In progress... ;-)




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A wheat rava Khichdi or Dahlia-Upma, and amazing Breakfast recipe. Filling and tasty..and of course this is exactly what I see in the cafeteria breakfast menu. I always wondered how it must be prepared, Now I know ;-) how to!!




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Bitter doesn't mean tasteless Bitter when it comes to Bitter gourd. Now sweet is not always tasty, and Bitter is not always tasteless.. Once the taste of bitter vegetables grows on you it is kind of addictive, and so is the case ithw Bitter gourd. I am always on the prowl for better Bitter gourd recipes, and it was such a pleasure to read through this post on Bitter Gourd Spicy Curry or Pagarkai Kaarakozhambu Kaakarkai Kaaram Pulusu.


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I love new chicken curry Recipes, check out this Nadan Kozhi Curry or Chicken Curry with Coconut. The description says, This is a very rustic (nadan) chicken curry, with no frills, no lengthy preparation and no elaborate ingredients., But isn't that what we love here at the Bachelor Cooking, No frills easy recipes!!!




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A quiz!
How would you have cooked this Aloo, Tomato and Brinjal curry?






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My sweet tooth couldn't resist this payasam or rice milk Pudding. Yes, I still love kheer and can live just on kheer!!!






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And hey, Spice Hut is back after a long hiatus with this Red pepper and jalapeno bhaji.

New Blogger of the week, Box of Spices.

For the next curry Mela, visit the new Curry Mela blog. Start sending in your entries!!!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Anthony for including my recipe. Guess it's inspiration for more cooking now...

9/11/2006 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Tony of bachelor cooking said...

Please Do... i am always there to inspire... :-)

How are you doing BTW..Long time

9/11/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Great collection this time, Tony! Wonderful photos!! I was surprised to know that many didnot know about bamboo shoots. It's a common veg dish in the coffee estates!! Glad you knew!! :)
Will send something for the next mela!!

9/12/2006 02:42:00 AM  

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