On this cold snowy day, I told my mom she needed to teach me a new recipe. I got lucky and she did two! Here is the first one, I hope you enjoy.
Beef Poricha Curry
2 lbs of beef stew
1 large onions, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
1 spring of curry leaves
Ginger Garlic Paste* See below to make paste
½ cup of coriander leaves, (cilantro), chopped
3 to 4 green chilies, chopped
2 tablespoons of oil
¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
½ teaspoon of red chili powder (add to taste)
Salt to taste
Add beef, sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves, green chilies, sprig of curry leaves, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, oil to pot. Add enough water to cook beef till tender. Bring everything to boil. Cook beef till it is tender.
*For Ginger Garlic Paste
Grind 1 ½ inch of ginger and 7 garlic pods with a little bit of water.
We used a pressure cooker to speed up cooking the beef. If you don’t use a pressure cooker, you will have to add water as the beef is cooking until it is fully cooked.
My grandmother use to say when the oil rises to the top that means the food is done.
Over the weekend I had a great adventure! Actually it is an adventure, I am lucky to make a trip few times a year up to Boonsboro, MD to Turn the Page Bookstore. (For those who don’t me well, I love to read. Last year I read 225 books and so far this year I have read 37 books.) They do signings a couple times of the year with one of my all time favorite authors, Nora Roberts. One of my favorite parts of the signings is I get to discover new authors and their books. I have discovered so many authors by going to these signings. I will never be at a loss of what book to read next because I have met so many authors that I enjoy.
I was especially excited for this signing because Sarah Addison Allen was going to be there. I have been reading her books for quite some time now and have loved them all. I picked up her latest book First Frost which I have been anxiously waiting to read and I have started it. Her books have a bit of magic that makes her books extra special to read.
Other authors I picked up included Kristen Proby, Teri Wilson, R.C. Ryan/Ruth Langan and Sarah MacLean. One of the reasons signings are so special is because you get to talk to the authors a little bit. Maybe I talk a little too much, (I got called out by Nora Roberts which actually made me super excited) but it makes me recommend authors books to my friends when I know the authors are friendly.
If you are ever in Maryland during a signing, I recommend going to Turn the Page Bookstore because the staff there is so extremely friendly and answer your questions with a smile. They have signings to an art, its unbelievable how many people they have come to these events. It amazes me how they handle signing each time I go. I am in awe of their great staff.
Here are a few pictures from the big day! (Thank you to my photographer) Look for some book reviews to come soon!
~Till Next Time