Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Badami Hariyali

Last weekend we had a farewell party for one of our close friends. It was a potluck party and i took kesar pista rasmalai and this deliciously sinful curry. Initially i thought of making Methi Malai Mutter as its a breeze to make and tastes rich but as i started making i realized i was out of cashews which is the key to make the curry rich and creamy. In such crisis what does one do? Think out of the box..so i put on my thinking cap and thought of various alternatives, after all it was question of 20 empty stomachs :) Few years earlier at one of our family gatherings i had tasted a mix veg curry made with almond paste and it was pretty darn good. So I made few changes to my methi malai mutter and came up with Badami Hariyali. You must have guessed why the name badami, the gravy is made with skinned almonds with onions and as i have used only green vegetables so the word hariyali :)
Verdict? It was fantastic, everybody loved it, few of them also asked me for the recipe and it was over in no time! I would consider this as a BIG hit. Its perfect with naan and phulkas or you can even enjoy it with pulav or jeera rice, whichever way you choose you will surely crave for more!
This is my entry to OriginalRecipes event by Lori.
Ingredients:
5 big white onions, quatered
3-4 green chillies
1/2 cup almonds skinned
2 tsp ginger paste
1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves
1/2 cup methi leaves finely chopped (I used dried ones)
1 cup green beans, chopped boiled
1 cup frozen green peas
2 tbsp fresh cream
2-3 tsp sugar
1 tsp cumin powder
2 bay leaf
2 whole star anise
2 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste
Some fresh crumbled paneer for garnishing
Procedure:
  • Grind together almonds, onions, coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger paste with little water into a smooth fine paste.
  • In a big vessel heat oil along with star anise and bay leaf for about a min.
  • Now add in the onion and almond paste and fry for 2 to 3 mins until the raw onion smell disappears.
  • Now add in methi leaves, green peas, salt, sugar and cumin powder and cook for 7 to 8 mins.
  • Add the boiled green beans with fresh cream and cook for another 2 to 3 mins.
  • Adjust salt and sugar as required.
  • Drizzle little cream on top and garnish with fresh crumbled paneer.
  • Serve hot with naan and enjoy this creamy and rich goodness!

Luv

88 comments:

  1. I like it! It's amazing what great dishes you can come up with when you experiment. Glad it turned out so good.

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  2. That looks mighty delicious Parita..Love teh addition of crumbled paneer on top..:)

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  3. hmm another brilliant dish from the great cook pari!! :) yummmmm sound delish.. shud try this out sometime sooner!!
    cheers!

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  4. excellent recipe - good thinking outside of the box the results look so tasty!

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  5. A fabulous Recipe! I'm sure your friends must have loved it .. The Basket/Bowl in the last pic is really cute :-)

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  6. Nice. Glad everyone liked it. I love the green color of the dish. Mmmm...

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  7. Oh my ! It looks soo good and I love the green color of this dish. Keep rocking !

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  8. ooh, pretty color! looks so tempting Parita!! So innovative. Wish I was at the party to taste this yummy dish :)

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  9. just perfect, my best two ingredients, almond & methi, I love it.., will try it soooooon

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  10. Looks good Parita!

    I hate it too when you plan to do something and then half thru realise that you don't have a key ingredient - nice workaround though.

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  11. wow.. really delicious & yummy.. thxs for sharing..looks awesome..

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  12. That looks yummy!! I always love green veges!!
    Thats really amazing recipe!!

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  13. Curry looks so yummy and I love green color too!!

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  14. What a lovely idea, some basic ingredients turned into such a lovely dish. I guess the use of badam instead of cashew must have made it more nutty as well. I will try this when I next have a dinner party.

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  15. What a lovely idea, some basic ingredients turned into such a lovely dish. I guess the use of badam instead of cashew must have made it more nutty as well. I will try this when I next have a dinner party.

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  16. wow!! looks perfectly cooked! delicious,..

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  17. Mmmm Mmm mMm looks so good and yummy mouthwatering.. crumbled one on top is looking lovely

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  18. I love the fresh green color...so pretty! Also the serving dish you used is beautiful!

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  19. Wow , what a delectable looking dish...great on-the-spot thinking Parita !!

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  20. Oh wow, it does look lovely and creamy and would be a big contrast to the few brown curries I make. I don't know how you came up with this recipe, but I think I may just have to try it too!

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  21. woow..it looks superb Parita. Almond paste added to curry or sweets makes it rich and tasty. Clever girl :)

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  22. Looks awesome Parita with nice green color and also love that glass bowl...

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  23. Wow! It's greeny and healthy! So droolzy and damn scrumptious!

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  24. It looks delicious, Parita!The second pic is very sweet:)

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  25. i loved the colour of the gravy...really looks delicious.. different but a nice one...

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  26. Amazing color, an amazing combination and amazing creativity!! The dish is looking so mouth watering..

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  27. Wow that looks very yummy. Liked the color and crumbled panner. Love your bowl too.

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  28. aah Parita ur really one kreativ blogger dear ! i often feeel very elated when i do something creative and it turns out to be a hit ! great going dear !

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  29. this is fantastic.....would love this even without the paneer toping...i know it's flavorful...

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  30. Looks so delicious and must have it with hot parathas :)

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  31. Looks divine Parita!!keep ur great work dear!

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  32. Another great recipe Parita, looks yummy!

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  33. its really new..nice green colour.

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  34. Woah woah creating your own recipe! And something that looks so good, and everyone loves! Congratulations :)

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  35. looks ral hariyali! and your thinking cap whispered good ideas into your head...what a nice dish Parita.Am trying it soon with nice rotis.

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  36. yummy and awesome...............i loved the snap Pari..and that color combo of green and white...awesome..
    i feel better now..so planning to be active in blogging as before.. :)small difficulties are there to sit contineously..and now i got a small tummy.. :)

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  37. Parita how can i not try this yummy dish...i get awesome almonds here nd ur dish is very inviting...:)

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  38. very greeny and rich.....will try this dish for sure...thanks for sharing

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  39. Parita it seems you have fully settled in yout new house. Thats why new recipes have started coming on your blog. Badami hariyali is a sure hit here too in the virtual world. I will surely make it. I think my husband will love this as its so green and healthy.

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  40. very nice recipe..have never heard of it before..that bowl looks gorgeous.

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  41. THis is such a lovely and colorful dish dear...very healthy too with almonds...I have bookmarked to try it on later :)

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  42. This curry is very original and delicious looking! So flavorful, yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  43. This sounds amazing and I love your presentation in this glass basket dish!

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  44. wow wow lovely lovely dish.. yumyum. Awesome. very creative!! Parita, your badam hariyali just got added to my must try soon list :)

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  45. Wow Parita.never seen such a vibrant green curry b4..the color itself will attract peaple ,very tempting dih and lovely presentation..

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  46. that's really one innovative dish. glad to know it turned out great.
    Hope you are well settled in your new place now.

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  47. that's really one innovative dish. glad to know it turned out great.
    Hope you are well settled in your new place now.

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  48. wow... u r amazingly creative... this is a recipe and a name that i've never heard before...looks delicious...
    thanks for sharing :)

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  49. What a beautiful dish! So vibrant and delicious! I'm glad it was a hit!

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  50. Is looks so yummy! like the presentation also.:)

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  51. love to see you new recipes so joined you dear....

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  52. hi parita,

    first time here..loved ur blog so much....glad to follow u....u have gr8 recipes!...hope to keep in touch!

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  53. Looks delicious Pri...nice colour and pic...looks so yum

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  54. Hi Parita got an award for u:) pls accept it from my blog.

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  55. Hmm....Sounds great..really worthy o taste.... Looks Yumm too... nice for sharing...

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  56. great colors. i expected you were going to say to serve it cold.

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  57. The colours make it so inviting.

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  58. Totally new and that basket is pretty cute.

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  59. That sounds very Unique & looks delicious!

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  60. wow....great color of your dish........and a very original recipe...good work

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  61. I have an award for you on my blog, dear. Kindly accept it.

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  62. This looks and sounds absolutely fantastic!

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  63. I love how you improvised! Isn't that what makes a great cook? Looks like everyone else loved it too! :)

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  64. wow! Lovely ,,intersting recipe !

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  65. i loved that basket. Badam paste added would have made the dish very rich. Thanks girl for the recipe.

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  66. adding almond paste is a nice twist to the methi malai mutter recipe..looks so yumm and creamy..

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  67. Hi paritha,

    I wud like to give u an award..plz collect the award frm my blog!!

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  68. Totally new dish. I am sure..almonds had made this curry very delicious. And that name...Badami Hariyali...wow cute one. :)

    Sonu
    http://sevenspice.wordpress.com

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  69. That's an interesting recipe looks great and beautiful color too

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  70. Love the color. Dontcha love when you are asked for a recipe. Sign of a great one!

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  71. You have been tagged Parita... check my blog :)

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  72. lovely presentation.. inviting dish

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  73. Wow.. very new to me..looks soo delicious yummyy... wonderful clicks!!

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  74. Looks delicious1 I love your new look it is fabulous. :-)

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  75. Parita,
    Your blog looks absolutely pretty!You have an award in my blog:)

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  76. Looks so yummy and delicious....

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  77. Lovely template! And dish looks fresh and healthy!

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  78. Looks like a better template. Lots of changes are going on in Parita's world. First a house change then a template cchange. Wonderful!!

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  79. I love the new look of your blog!

    This does sound like the perfect potluck recipe, it looks SO flavorful!

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  80. Love the recipe dear.And love the name badami..

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  81. This looks beautiful, Parita! :)

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  82. Such Rich food with only vegetables..really u r brilliant..like to try this recipe

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  83. i love the new template!! and this dish looks great too

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