Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Korma for Sarah

Korma for Sarah
Annapurna অন্নদা she is the Hindu goddess of nourishment.
Anna means "food" or "grains".
Purna means "full, complete and perfect".
She is an avatar (form) of Parvati, the wife of Shiva. 

Annapurna is usually depicted as a youthful goddess having red complexion with a face round like full moon, three eyes, high breasts and four hands.

Parvati was told by her consort Shiva that the world is an illusion and that food is a part of this illusion called māyā.

The Divine Mother who is worshiped as the manifestation of all material things, including food, became angry.

To demonstrate the importance of her manifestation of all that is material, she disappeared from the world.

Her disappearance brought time to a standstill and the earth became barren.
There was no food to be found anywhere, and all the beings suffered from the pangs of hunger.

Seeing all the suffering, Mother Parvati was filled with compassion and reappeared in Kasi and set up a kitchen.

Hearing about her return, Shiva ran to her and presented his bowl in alms, saying, "Now I realize that the material world, like the spirit, cannot be dismissed as an illusion." Parvati smiled and fed Shiva with her own hands.

Since then Parvati is worshiped as Annapurna, the goddess of Nourishment.

Korma for Sarah
2lb lamb or chicken cut up
1  onion, chopped
3 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
8oz plain yogurt
8oz Ground almonds
1 stick cinnamon
5 green cardamoms
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chilli powder 
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil or ghee
Salt and black pepper to taste
Rose water 

Heat oil.
Fry onions till brown Remove

Add lamb pieces to the oil and fry
Add the spices and ginger garlic paste to the lamb, stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add yogurt and 1/2 of the ground almonds  to the lamb and spices in the pan.
Add fried onions
Stirring well
Reduce heat,
add 1-1half pint of water and cover the pan.
Cook for 1 hour.
If the curry gets too thick, add a little more water for desired consistency.
Add the remaining almonds and a few drops of rose water or kewra before serving  
Serve hot with rice and naan bread
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