Kori Ghassi…

is a (popular) Mangalorian chicken curry. what made me try this dish was its key ingredient – COCONUT. It is made in coconut oil, has coconut paste in it and in the end you stir in coconut milk (that’s three much of coconut).And if you want to try a recipe that does not shout out for garam masala and is still a tasty gravy, then you must try this for sure… so here is the recipe.

recipe source – Sanjeev Kapoor’s – Dakshin Delights

This is what you need:
1 Kg Chicken
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
10 dried red chillies
8 black peppercorns
1 cup grated coconut
10 garlic cloves
2 medium onions sliced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
10-12 curry leaves
2 medium tomatoes
salt to taste
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

This is how you make:

Step 1: Dry-roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies, peppercorns and coconut one by one and set aside to cool. Add the garlic and one-fourth of sliced onions to the roasted ingredients and grind to a fine paste.

Step 2: Heat the coconut oil in a deep pan. Add the remaining onions and curry leaves and saute till golden brown. Add the tomatoes and sale and saute for 2-3 minutes, or till the tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 3: Add the chicken and saute for 2-3 mins. Add the ground past and mix well. Cover and cook over medium heat till the chicken is tender.

Step 4: Stir in the coconut milk and adjust seasoning. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5: Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
Serve hot with steamed rice or any Indian bread and Enjoy!

CFC Brownies with a hint of coffee

A BROWNIE addict, enthusiast and/or a freak is left with only one choice when they come across a recipe that is promising in more than one ways –  to be cakey, fudgy and chewy (CFC !!!!) And the choice we brownie addicts have is to BAKE’em, Eat’em and maybe Share’em

Here is a link to the recipe – I did alter it a bit by subsitituting 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate with unsweetended cocoa powder and added a teaspoon of instant coffee 😉 (I just love the hint of coffee in my brownies) http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/amazing-brownies-a-giveaway/

I call them CFC brownies and they did live upto their name.

Carpe Diem 🙂

Cave Point is a BEAUTY – you gotta see it to believe it.

This place is so so scenic and natural, untouched with any iota of artificiality. You want to take some timeout from all that’s happening around – Go there!!! You wont regret it a bit. The surroundings are so much at harmony with each other. Water, Rocks, Trees, Sunshine, Rain – this place offered everything it had when we went there… and all for free – unconditionally free (With this economy – anything free is Good — but this was BEAUTIFUL). I love finding and visiting these place which are on their own and worth a find and they leave an impression of their being for a lifetime.This is exactly how I’d describe Cave Point (Door County, WI)

It offers one of the best views (I must admit that I have not seen the others) of Lake Michigan.This place can be missed very easily as it is not much talked about – it was suggested to us by a cashier at a local gas station in Door County, WI. We went with the suggestion and followed all the directions we were given to see this AMAZING PLACE!!!! It made our labor day vacation a real memorable one.

Carpe Diem!