God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
MOM – a perfect synonym for care, love, patience, guide, teacher…… Most sweet and beautiful word of my life. She carries a special grace and glory with her. With a smile she can vanish all the pain. With all the hectic work, running from the sunrise to sunset, she will never forget to plant a kiss on your cheek when you get up early in the morning and never fail to hug you when she drops you at school. Welcomes you with a warm hug when you are back, feeds you with all your favourite delicacies, plays with you, watches your favourite tv channels, helps you in doing homework, tucks you in bed with beautifully crafted stories…..She is the one who will be awake whole night when you are ill or preparing for exams, she is the who celebrates your success, joy, glory with all her heart. She is the one who stitches the gorgeous dresses and bakes your favourite cake. She is the one who knows all your favourites (food, color, movie, book, flavour……). She is the one hurt when you get yourself hurt. The first tear will roll on her cheeks when you get hurt. She is the one who teaches the difference between good, bad and evil. She is the one who let you free to conquer the world by guiding you always. She is the one who inspires you and admires you. When the whole world turns against you she is the one who will stand for you encouraging you to pursue your goal. She is the one in whose eyes you are always beautiful. She is the one who is always with you as an ever-loving angel. However old you may be but I know when you are in front of your mom you are her kid again. After all the hussle n bussle, when I lay my head on my mom’s lap all the pain will vanish in seconds. She is the one who recharges your energy and who always have faith in you. She is the one who never choose between the children. She is the one with whom you can share all the secrets, happiness and sorrow. I am truly blessed person in the world as Allah Tala has given me the best mom in the world. I solely dedicate this post to my mom. I love you mom. I love you for getting me in this world, for teaching, raising me to be a good human being, and standing by my side always, for the care, warmth and love…..you always bestowed on me. Love you…….
Koftoh Ka Khorma – Spicy Meat Balls in Creamy Gravy
- 1/2 cup Chana dal, wash and soak dal for 1 hour
- 2 cup raw boneless Mutton pieces + 3 raw Mutton pieces *
- 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 Green chilli, deseeded and chopped
- 1 tbsp Garam Masala **
- 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
- 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
- 3 tbsp dry Coconut powder
- 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
- 3-4 springs fresh Coriander leaves, chopped
- 5-6 fresh Mint leaves, chopped
- 1 cup thick Curd
- 1 tbsp. Red chilli powder
- 1/4 tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 1 Green chilli, slit lengthwise and deseeded
- 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
- 2 Cardamoms
- 2 Cloves
- 1 1″ piece Cinnamon
- 1 Tomato, deseeded and chopped
- 2-3 springs fresh Coriander leaves, chopped
In a bowl beat curd (to avoid lumps), salt ***, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix chana dal, raw mutton pieces, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coconut powder, green chilli, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, sliced onions, little water and pressure cook.
Cook till dal is soft and mutton is tender. Leave it to cool.Meanwhile in a heavy bottom cooking vessel or kadai add oil and fry sliced onions along with cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon.When onions turn light golden brown add chopped tomatoes and fry till soft.
Now add beaten curd and stir continuosly till the mixture starts to boil. Turn off the flame and set aside.Grind and make a smooth paste of pressure cooked mixture along with salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and raw mutton.
Apply oil to the palms and make small balls from the ground mixture. Add oil to a heavy bottom cooking vessel and deep fry the balls till they turn nice golden brown and lay them on tissue paper.
Now add deep fried meat balls to the prepared curd gravy and cook for awhile. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rice or vegetable biryani or fried rice.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
As mother’s day is round the corner and Ivy of Kopiaste is hosting a beautiful event to honour mother’s round the globe and calling all of us to participate in the event, this mom’s special Koftoh Ka Khorma is going to participate in Celebrating Mother’s Day hosted by Ivy of Kopiaste. This recipe is also going to participate in Shama‘s Mom’s Most Favourite Recipe Event. Shama of Easy2Cook Recipes is hosting this event in honour of Mother’s Day.