Monday, July 21, 2008

Shahi Paneer

150 gms. paneer (cottge cheese)
2 tbsp ghee or butter
1 onion chopped
1/2" piece ginger chopped fine
2 green chillies chopped fine
2 tomatoes chopped fine
1 cardamoms crushed
1/4 cup beaten curd
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
1/2 tsp. garam masala
salt to taste
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. tomato sauce

To garnish:
2 tbsp. grated paneer
1 tbsp. chopped coriander

Chop the paneer into 2" fingers.Heat half the ghee.
Add onion,ginger, green chilli and cardamom. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook for 7-8 minutes, covered.

Add curd and cook for 5 minutes.Add 1/2 cup water and cool.Blend in a mixie till smooth.

Heat remaining ghee, add gravy and other ingredients except milk and paneer.

Boil to get a very thick gravy.

Just before serving, heat gravy, add milk and paneer fingers and boil for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and grated paneer.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Konkani Humor

Humor is an integral part of Konkani culture and at BayKon, we are never short of it. We often have innumerable comic instances during our gatherings however, thus far they have not been recorded.

Be it the infamous R for Rabbit, A for Apple, V for Victory and I for 'I Don't know' or the interpretation "Do you keep your options open?" (from our dear friend Ravi who seems to have become Speechless In Seattle); it would be good to have them recorded and published.

Here is one very Impressive Konkani Blog ( by a fellow Konkani with alias Lokaabhiraam. Has dozens of audio clips; and each of them is not short of giving you a good doze of laughter.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Listen to Ashamai's Konkani stories ....

Who is Ashamai and what does she do?
AshaMai (Asha Shenoy), at 60, is a housewife living in Bangalore, with her husband Shantananda Shenoy. She has raised 3 children and 2 grand kids . There are countless number of kids who have listened to short and sweet stories from her. The story might have a moral, which can apply to grown up kids like us as well !!.

How do i send my feedback to Ashamai?
Since this is Ashamai's first attempt on mass story telling,we truely value your feedbacks.
Ashamai can be reached at For updates to these stories and for providing your feedbacks, register in the Discussion board today !!