Curries and Gravies

Curries and Gravies are an essential part of Indian meals. They usually accompany cooked rice to give the desired taste and spiceness to the meal. Either fresh or dry vegetables are cooked in a specific base to form the gravy. The base varies according to availability of ingredients in a particular region. Common bases are tamarind, buttermilk, coconut and dal with some variations.

Dal Dhokli
Curries and Gravies, Dal

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a popular Gujarati one pot meal. It is a very simple and healthy dish typically made for lunch or dinner where strips of thepla dough are cooked in a dal curry. It is also known as “Indian style Pasta in a Dal Curry”. The two popular variations […]

Shahi Paneer
Curries and Gravies, Paneer

Shahi Paneer

Shahi literally means royal in Hindi which means that Shahi Paneer is a royal paneer recipe from the Mughlai cuisine. The royal touch is added by the perfect blend of curd, nuts, and vegetables in this recipe. Shahi Paneer consists of thick gravy which is deliciously creamy. Also, the addition […]

Paneer Khurchan
Curries and Gravies, Paneer, Vegetarian

Paneer Khurchan

Paneer Khurchan is a typical dhaba style recipe that is a standard feature in all the Punjabi style dhabas. In the typical Punjabi style, the main feature of this dish is Paneer, sauteed with capsicum and cooked in a tomato based gravy. “Khurchan“, originates from Hindi, meaning – scraping. In […]

mushroom salna
Curries and Gravies, Mushroom

Mushroom Salna

Popular in Tamilnadu, the Mushroom Salna is a delicious, easy to make side dish for chapati, roti or pulao. It is a versatile dish and can also be served with idli or dosa. Ingredients: Button Mushroom – 200gms Onion – 1 Shallots – 100gms Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Cashews […]

Paneer Capsicum Curry Recipe
Capsicum, Curries and Gravies, Paneer

Paneer Capsicum Curry

Paneer Capsicum Curry is a delicious and easy to make side dish for rotis, naans or parathas. It can also be served with fried rice, pulaos or plain steamed rice too. Ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Paneer – 10 cubes Capsicum – 10 cubes Onion – 1, finely chopped […]

palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds)
Curries and Gravies, Jackfruit

Palakottai Thokku

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds) are a rich source of carbs and proteins. During summer months, when jackfruits are in plenty, many households reserve the seeds after eating the fleshy portions. These seeds are either roasted and eaten as a snack or made into different recipes. This thokku is one such recipe […]

Matar Paneer
Curries and Gravies, Paneer, Peas

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a very popular North Indian dish made with green peas, paneer (cottage cheese) and spices. It is a delicious curry often server as a side dish with roti, naan or pulao. Ingredients Paneer – 400 gms, cubed Green Peas – 200 gms, boiled Onion – 2, finely […]

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)
Brinjal, Curries and Gravies

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)

Baingan Mussalam or Mughlai style Brinjals cooked in a tangy tomato gravy is a delicious and mouth-watering side dish for rotis, naans or parathas. This version of the recipe uses the brinjal whole and in the other version the brinjals are chopped. Ingredients: Brinjals (Aubergines) – 250g Oil – 2 […]

Drumstick Masala
Curries and Gravies, Drumstick, Sambar

Drumstick Masala

Drumsticks are a popular South Indian vegetable typically used in the preparation of Sambar. Scientifically known as Moringa Oleifera , they are rich in Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are very good for our nervous system. Serve with hot rice. Ingredients: Drumsticks – 3, cut into small pieces […]