RCI-Kashmir Round up and Announcing next theme

A much awaited post for few of us on the Singapore Women's Group. I could see 4 entries including mine, which is not bad for a start. Enjoy Kashmiri Roti, Kashmiri Kofta and Phirni for your weekend lunch with the mouth watering tried n tested recipes.

Here you go :

Priyanka has contributed Phirni

You can read the recipe for making Phirni here
She also has couple of other mouthwatering dishes so check her out at ASAN KHANA

Vanisri from illatharasi has contributed Phirni, do check her blog for mouth watering veg and non-veg dishes.

Hemali Doshi Kothari, tigress of our Women's Club who is ever enthusiastic with strong determination decided to make something special for the event. She has gladly contributed Kashmiri Kofta Curry.

You can read her recipe here :
Kashmiri Kofta
For Koftas:
Pototoes - 2-3 medium size
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Corrainder leaves - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Chilli Paste - 4-5 tsp
Garam Masala - 1-2 tsp
Grounded Cashewnuts - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
For Gravy :
Tomatoes - 4-5 medium size, make it into puree
Onion - 2 medium size finely chooped
Ground Cashewnuts - 1/2 cup
Cornflour - 2 tsp
Fresh curd - 1/2 cup
Garam Masala pwdr - 4 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom pod - 1
Cloves - 2
Salt to taste

For Koftas :
Boil the potatoes alongwith green peas. Mash it. Add grated coconut, chopped corrainder leaves, cashnetnuts, chilli paste. garam masala and salt. Mix the enitre portion well. Make it into small balls.
Put some oil in a pan. Roll those balls on corn flour and fry it till golden brown. Take it in a plate n put it aside.

For Gravy :
Take about 2-3 spoons of oil in a pan.Add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves n cinnamon to it. Then add chopped onions and fry it till golden brown. Now add tomato puree, garam masala powder and salt. Cook it for around 2 mins. Add curd, cornflour and ground cashewnuts.Cook it for abt 1 minute. Mix well. Make the gravy thick.
Serving :
Heat the gravy till luke warm. Add koftas to the gravy. Garnish it with grated coconut and corrainder leaves. Have it with Naan/Paratha.

Last but not least is my own entry. I had made Kashmiri Roti. The mixture of spices which was added to the dough made rotis flavorfull and they tasted good. Do remember to leave the dough for 30 mins before you roll them to make Rotis. Recipe was taken from Tarla Dalal website. You can read my earlier post here
I also blog at Taste of Mysore, do check it out for Karnataka style recipes


Next month theme would be PUNJAB. Fold your sleeves, look around for Punjabi recipes, cook click and send it to me at Good Luck Ladies!

Now all of us are winners because we have invested equal amount of enthusiasm, work and made sure that the final dish is superb. Viewers, your coments are valuable to us, so please leave them in our coment section.

A round of applause for all the participated ladies from my side.


notyet100 said...

hi lakshmi thanks for giving me the opportunity to take part in this food event...if it was not food bloggin wouldnt have met u, was quiet fun,,taking part in rci kashmir..its just a month since i started blogging, stillhave to learn so many things,...
ur roti looks tasty will sure try,...
hemali i am thinking will make roti an kashmiri kofta together, looks good,..and i know both together will taste ,......
vanisri,..nice presentation...nice to meet ya in blogworld,..
looking forward for the next event...

Cooking Station said...

@ Priyanka,
Love your enthusiasm for blogging. You are most welcome.


Lakshmi di..great initiative .. couldnot participate this time ..but count me in for the Punjab thing.....the roti looks yummy and so does everything else .

bee said...

dear lakshmi, is this event open to everyone, or to IWIS members?

Cooking Station said...

I don't mind if you send your entry dear..more participation more fun :D

I have earned few good friends through blogging and through IWIS (Indian Women in Singapore, a community on Orkut)so some kinda event keeps us connected and helps to share.

Do send in your entry and I will wait for it.

Cham said...

Gonna hunt for Kashmiri recipe from today onwards. Koftas are delicous with rotis

bee said...

what's the deadline?

DK said...

hey ..this is open for all? I am so lost on the updates of the blogging world that I really have no inkling of whats happening....R u conducting the RCI Punjab too...I thought that was done and over with! Do lemme know :) cos will participate

Siri said...

Hi Lakshmi, I am sort of confused here. the title says 'RCI'. Is it Reginal Cuisine of India event?..Do correct me if I am wrong. Lovely kashmiri dishes..:D


Cooking Station said...

@ bee and all,
30 April is the last day to send your entries. Round up will be in 1st week of May. Thanks.

Divya Vikram said...

Hi LG..I did nt know about this event..Sorry that I could nt participate in RCI Punjab..will surely be in for the next month event..