Thursday, November 5, 2009

Corn Capsicum Masala with Gulab Jamuns for ICC

Dear All,

Sweet Corn,Bell Peppers,Indian Curry

Hows everyone doing? I hope the sun is shining bright in your side of the world :-)  This post is little late but better late than never right? For this months Indian Cooking Challenge Srivalli chose Gulab Jamuns, one of the most favorite indian sweet of all time. This was also the first time I prepared gulab jamuns using khoya and they turned out to be simply melt in mouth type! Making khoya at home is little time consuming but if you use ready made khoya than making gulab jamuns at home is so very easy and quite simple too.

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Recipe for Gulab Jamuns:
1 cup khoya (250 gms)
1/2 cup maida (all purpose flour)
1 pinch of baking soda
Oil/Ghee for frying

Recipe for Sugar Syrup:
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups of water
few saffron strands
4 Cardamon pods
2 tsp of rose water

Procedure for Gulab Jaums:
  • For jamuns, mix khoya, maida and baking soda together. Knead together and make small balls.
  • For sugar syrup, heat together all the ingredients and let is simmer for 10 mins until one thread consistency is reached.
  • Deep fry the jamuns on low heat so that they are cooked evenly.
  • Remove and drain excess oil on paper towels.
  • Add the jamuns in sugar syrup and let them soak in syrup for 3 to 4 hours. You can also keep them over night.
  • Serve warm and to top it up add a dollop of vanilla ice cream :-)
Winter has already started here, its the time of the year for shawls and pullovers, good old morning walks have returned. Its the time of the year when you feel lazy and getting up early in the morning sounds like climbing a mountain. Its also the time when we crave for something warm and welcoming especially during the nights. On one such chilly evening I prepared Corn Capsicum Masala a perfect combo with rotis and pickle.
Sweet Corn,Bell Peppers,Indian Curry

Ingredients for Corn Capsicum Masala:
1 cup sweet corn (200 gms)
2 medium green capsicum, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, quatered
2 medium onions, quatered
2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
1 - 2 tsp fresh cream (malai can also be used)
1 - 2 tsp oil
2 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 - 2 tsp sugar
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste


Procedure:
  • Grind together tomatoes, onions, green chillies and ginger paste with very little water into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add in bay leaves, cinnamon stick and tomato-onion paste. Fry for 3 to 4 mins until raw smell of onion disappears.
  • Now add in the masalas, capsicum and sweet corn. Add little water if required.
  • Cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins until well cooked. Make sure you have enough water so that the curry doesnt get burnt.
  • Just before serving add in fresh cream and give a quick turn.
  • Serve warm with hot rotis or phulkas.




73 comments:

  1. wow lovely jamuns...and the gravy looks delicious too...

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  2. The dessert is new to me...looks very tempting.
    Masala dish has all the ingredients I enjoy very much. Delicious!

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  3. Mmm.. yummy perfect jamoons and capsicum curry dear..!

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  4. Wow.. nice to see you back with a sweet and a super good side dish too. :)

    Jamun looks so yummy.. mouth watering and the side dish is even more drool worthy.. :)

    I missed ICC this time :( anyways happy to see ur post.

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  5. lovely recipes....and as usual great pictures !

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  6. mouth watering jamuns and healthy side dish!

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  7. capsicum mixes so well with anything...looks delicious..

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  8. Both dishes look mouthwatering Parita! :-)

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  9. Wow those Jamuns looks perfect!! Loved that Corn-Capsicum gravy too...!

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  10. wow...lovely gravy dear..and those jamuns look so soft dear..

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  11. Feel like grabbing that whole bowl of capsi & corn masala, very delicious..Jamuns looks tempting,soft and spongy dear..lovely dishes together..

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  12. Corn and capsicum nice combo, looks so delicious!

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  13. The Gulab jamoons as you said are definitely very good, they are beautiful, This combo is new to me, sounds delicious must give this a try, by the way lovely clicks parita

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  14. I would love to have those perfect lokking jamoons.

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  15. Nice colour combination....Corn capsicum masala looks yummy and delicious.

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  16. Gravy looks delicious and lovely jamuns

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  17. Sounds good,I always love capsicum in gravies!

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  18. This masala makes me droolz! I'd want to have it with chapathi! BTW, gulab jamuns look delicious! It's really good to see enjoying the fruit of labor!

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  19. Yummy gulab jamuns! I think advantage of being in India - you get that pre-made...
    That curry looks great too...
    Glad to see you back!

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  20. The curry looks fantastic...so as the gulab jamuns..

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  21. Gulab jamuns look fabulous and perfect..
    curry looks simply delicious..

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  22. welcome back! Nice pictures and recipe thanks for sharing.

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  23. Soft jamuns and colourful corn capsicum masala curry! Girl love you! welcome back.

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  24. You got Perfect Gulab Jamun's Parita. Love the combination of corn-capsi.

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  25. hi parita,
    the jamuns look soft and yumm...making it from the scratch must be really time consuming!! but it's all worth the effort I guess :)
    The corn capsicum masala looks perfect for rotis!
    TC

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  26. Lipsmacking jamuns.Capsicum corn masala looks so pretty .Jamuns appears to be so tender.

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  27. Love the dishes Pari... the corn capsicum is very tempting...

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  28. wow..perfect jamuns..hmmm..just love this!

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  29. Yummy Gulab jamuns and colorful corn capsicum masala...... Mouthwatering

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  30. Ooh.. nice one. .its been ages I have had capscicum corn masala...
    Gulab jamoon is jsut well done!!

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  31. Gulab jamuns look great Parita:) Great job of clicking the corn capsicum masala.

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  32. Simply wow!love those jamuns..The corn curry is delicious..It is way too cold here and sunny too but it gets dark early abt 5..which is quite depressing quite frankly:((

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  33. the homemade jamuns taste so different from those store bought ones...yumm.
    corn capsicum is my fave but i can't make it....my hubby is allergic to capsicum...i complaint about it all the time...:)

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  34. I've never had jamuns, but I would love to try it! This looks wonderful!

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  35. I've never had jamuns, but I would love to try it! This looks wonderful!

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  36. Yum! I love gulub jamun. And your corn masala looks very delicious too.

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  37. WOW!!! Jamoons look so soft and delicious... and loved your capsicum masala too.... nice clicks :)

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  38. I heard the name of gulab jamuns so many times but never had any idea how it was. I was so curious about it, so thanks for sharing it. Both of them looks scrumptious. It's great to learn more Indian dishes.

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  39. Mouth watering jamuns.....
    Masala curry looks yummy..

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  40. I haven't made gulab jamoon from scratch but sounds like it is indeed easy!Corn n capsicum,nice combination,always.

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  41. The corn capsicum sounds really good. I have fresh pepper from my yard, & frozen corn. Nice combination.

    That gulab jamun is a lot of work, but just once in my lifetime I will make it;-)

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  42. Wow !! ICC has started. I have too made gulab jamuns. But getting the perfect shape took me 2 attempts. Yours look absolutely gorgeous.

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  43. Look at the kernels,that look so big..it pulls..wonderful..so do the gulab jamuns..who wud say NO :)

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  44. I just use a normal digital camera, Parita. Thanks for the compliment:D

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  45. Sounds absolutely delicious with the yummy corn!

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  46. Gulab jamuns look perfect,never tried at` home...

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  47. that looks lovely Parita! I love to incorporate corn in curries:)

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  48. The curry looks delicious and the gulab jamun came out perfect!

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  49. Corn Capsicum Masala looks delicious.
    The Gulab Jamuns look yummy.They both look perfect.

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  50. The gulab jamuns look delicious! I need to try making these soon!!

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  51. Oh.. the gulab jamuns look great! I've never tried them and never heard of khoya either..

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  52. Lovely julab jamoons.
    Do visit http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
    when you find time

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  53. Love jamuns so much, looks super tempting...

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  54. corn capsicum masala looks tempting...perfect jamuns..so yummy!

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  56. Yummy gulab jamuns...Gravy looks delicious...

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  57. the sun isn't so bright here, the cold cloudy windy days have replaced it, hehe

    your dish is so comforting and delicious. I love gulab jamuns, you've done it with homemade khoya, it must be tasting heavenly!!

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  58. I'm bowled over by those jamoons.., they must be heavenly.., right?

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  59. This is beautiful, I love the presentation.

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  60. Gulab Jamuns, a perennial favourite. The Corn Capsicum masala certainly looks inviting.

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  61. Both Corn capsicum masala and Gulab jamun looks delectable dear!

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  62. feels like having it from ur screen dear ...

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  63. Both recipes are tempting! What beautiful and delicious looking creations!

    Thanks for the vote!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  64. Mmm, you always come up with the best ideas!!
    i should try this sometime sooner!!
    cheers!!

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  65. jamun looks awesome.. can i have some? corn capsicum masala is new to me.. never tried this combo.

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