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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chettinad Kalan Kudamilagai Baby corn pirattal(Baby corn mushroom capsicum masala)

Now a days we are able to see a tasty new curry in chettinad weddings.Chettinad cooks are finding out new recipes to keep up with the changing cusines. I got a chance to taste this curry a few times. I tried out using the vegetables in the snap. It turned out fine .Potatoes carrot and peas also can be added to the dish. Only thing to be noted is that cooking time of each vegetable varies.

Baby corn-6
Capsicum-1(medium sized)
Big onion-1
(The following vegetables can also be added)
Peas-a handful

To grind
Coconut-3 table spoons
Pottukadalai-1 table spoon
Red chillies-6
Kasakaqsa-1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
Cinnamon-a small piece

Grind the items given in ‘To grind’ to a smooth paste. Cut the vegetables available from the above into small pieces. Mince the onion and tomatoes.
Keep the kadai in the stove. In two tablespoons of oil season the curry with a small piece of cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Add the chopped onions. Once the onions turn transparent add the minced tomatoes. When the tomatoes get smashed, first add potatoes, carrots, peas and corn pieces and cook in low fire adding little water for 8 to 10 minutes.(You can also pressure cook the vegetables for a whistle)Once you feel all the above vegetables are cooked add the mushroom and capsicum pieces. You will find water coming out from capsicum. This water will be enough for the capsicum to get cooked. Add the required salt also It will roughly take 5 minutes for the mushrooms and capsicum to get cooked. Now mix the grinded masala in quarter cup of water and add to the curry. Check for the taste. If salt is needed for the masal add a little. Keep on stirring till the curry turns thick (In the form of a masala curry).Garnish with coriander leaves if desired.


Valli said...

I just found your site a week ago and already prepared a couple of dishes from it. I am also from chettinad but never learnt anything before getting married. So a big thanks for writing all these recipes. I also recommended your site to my friends. Can you give us the recipe for making puttu? Thanks again. -Valli

god is said...

Hi Aachi,very nice pirattal, as Valli said am also from chettinad never know how amma cooked those yummy dishes.I tried few dishes and it came out very well, thanks aachi. - shalu

Lakshmi said...

hi aunty...
i tried capsicum mushroom pirattal..it comes out very well..my husband likes it very much..i am so happy..because of ur recipes i am getting good name from my hubby..thanks for ur reply..i am also from chettinad..i recommend this site for my mom & sister-in-law..thank u aunty..take care..soon i will try another recipes of urs..

presilla said...

hi aachi, last week when i tried peas & potato fry. i boiled in cooker Peas separately above the potato cup ,but kept in separte cup with little water sprinkled on it,. but after boiling it leaves peas from the skin .. and it has peas and skin both together .. so i can say its almost kolanchu pochu.over boiled.. how to cook peas properly?

~presilla sherly

Solai Chidambaram said...

Presi,It is better to cook peas seperately in a kadai and switch off when done and can be added to any curry in the final stage.I normally do like that

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
Great recipe,this combination of capsicum,mushroom,baby corn used to be very popular among the Chinese,first time we tried this Indian version turned out really nice,earlier we used to go specifically to Chinese restaurants to have this combination,now we can make at home,thank you for the wonderful blog includes all great combos,skl

Abhirami Muthu said...

Super recipe I make this as a filling for puff pastry just like vegetable puffs we get in India