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How To Cook ‘Kaleji’

A simple Rajasthani recipe to cook spicy, red hot, Goat or Lamb Liver Curry. Image

Serves: Two persons
Time taken to prepare: 150 minutes
Ingredients:
Goat/Lamb Liver: 300 grams
Minced Onions: Four Medium Sized
Minced Green Chili: Four
Fresh Curd: 200 grams
Oil of your choice: 200 grams
Red Chili Powder: Two Tea Spoons heaping
Green Coriander Powder: One Tea Spoon heaping
Turmeric Powder: Half a Tea Spoon
Salt: One Tea Spoon not heaping
Ginger/ Garlic Paste: 30 grams
Vinegar: Two Tea Spoons (optional)
Method:
Heat the oil in a thick bottomed pan like a pressure cooker and add the minced onions once the oil is hot. Fry the onions on low flame till their colour turns light brown. Add the Ginger/Garlic paste with a little water so that the ingredients do not burn. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt with some water. Fry the masala on low flame till it is cooked. Turn up the flame and add the curd while stirring the mixture till it comes to boil. Add the minced green chili. Cook the mixture on low flame till the masala takes on a deep red colour. Wash the raw liver and add it to the masala with some more water and cook on low flame till the liver turns hard. Unlike other meats liver will turn hard when fully cooked. Just before taking the pan off the flame add the vinegar. Serve with hot chapaties as a full meal or it can also be served as a delicious snack with cocktails before the main meal.

An Encounter With The Naga King Chillies

Chicken Preparation with Naga King Chillie

Chicken Preparation with Naga King Chillie

All trades & hobbies naturally have their pitfalls for a novice. By happenstance I cook as a hobby & am also an admin for a Facebook group about food for the city of Jaipur. When a member procured some Naga King Chillies & offered to share some with the group members I naturally also asked for some. He kindly brought some over when he visited the Guesthouse for dinner one evening.

You can imagine my apprehension when I saw that the jar in which the chillies came was pasted with a write up and also instructions on how to use them safely.

Anyway I decided to use them in a very simple recipe of Junglee Maans. This recipe is from the book “Cooking Delights of Maharajas” by Maharaja Digvijay Singh ji of the princely house of Sailana.

The recipe was intended for the use of the Shikari who would not have any measuring tools or the various comforts of the kitchen & would have very limited masalas at hand.

So he uses only 5 ingredients mutton,whole red chillies,salt,water & Desi ghee or Oil. The measures are also approximate only.

Instead of mutton I used 1/2 a Kg of Broiler & for the whole red chillies I put just ONE Whole Naga King Chilli in 250 gms of desighee with some salt.

Later on I added little water at regular intervals to ensure that the chicken did not fry nor boil till it was cooked.

When I tasted it the slight bite of the chillies came when I swallowed the chicken bite.

Even if I say so myself it was a tasty preparation.

Now, the trouble started because I underestimated the punch of the chillies( The Desighee had taken off the full bite of the chillies) & on the next day made the same preparation but with 3 Naga King Chillies & had the whole dish all by my self.

Everything was fine till I finished eating, I could not get enough. But once I was through eating, my outer mouth area started burning. I drank copious amounts of water & ate large quantities of icecream, before things settled down.

When I related my experience to my wife who had been away at an opening ceremony of a Spa at a famous hotel, she very kindly suggested for me to avoid taking any laxative that night!

A Fish Curry Recipe From Jaipur,INDIA

Prepared fish Curry with Some of the Ingredients

Prepared fish Curry with Some of the Ingredients

This spicy recepie is for the people who do not know any thing about buying fish or cleaning it.But still like to eat fish.And want to cook it at home.

Enough for 1 or 2 persons.

Ingredients

Fish fillet :  250 gms.

Red Chillies Powder : 2 Tea Spoon Heaping(or to taste)

Coriander (dhaniya) Powder : 1 Tea Spoon Heaping

Turmeric (haldi) Powder : 1/4 Tea Spoon

Oil : Enough to fry the fillet

Onions : 3 No. Medium Size Grated

Garlic Paste : 1 Tea Spoon

Ginger Paste :1 Tea Spoon

Curd : 250 gms.

Bay Leaves : 2 Nos.

Cloves (laung) : 5 Nos.

Salt to Taste or 1 Tea Spoon ( not heaping)

Method

Thaw the fish Fillet at room temperature and cut into 1  inch pieces.

Heat the oil in a non stick pan and add the bay leaves and cloves. Add the fish pieces and fry them till they are cooked.

Take out the fish pieces and fry the grated onions in the same oil  till they are  light brown.Add red chili powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt and some water and cook the spices  .

When the spices are cooked add the curd while stirring the pot on a high flame so that the curd does not curdle.Bring to boil.Add garlic and ginger pastes. Cook till the oil separates.Add the fried fish pieces to the ‘masala’. Cook for 5 minutes. The fish curry is ready.

Note. Use fresh Curd.If you like the curry to be ‘Khatta’ use a few days old curd because a lot of taste will depend on the curd.

1 Tea spoon of Kasoori Methi – Optional As per your taste.

This Recipe is tried and tasted  and  good.

Pix.Tajendra Singh Rathore

A recipe for preparing Laal Maans( Red Meat) rajasthani Style

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