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.

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 […]

Mangodi and Tomato Curry
Curries and Gravies, Tomato

Mangodi and Tomato Curry

Mangodi is dried moong dal nuggets and a speciality of Rajasthan. This dish is made with tomatoes, spices and mangodis. Best served as a side dish to rice or rotis. Ingredients: Tomatoes – 500 gms, cut into small pieces Moong dal Mangodi (Moong Dal Nuggets) – 150 gms, deep fried […]

aloo vindaloo
Curries and Gravies, Potato

Aloo Vindaloo

Vindaloo is typically a non-vegetarian dish from Goan cuisine with roots dating back to the Portuguese occupation. This is a vegetarian version where the meat is substituted with regular potatoes and sweet potatoes cooked with a variety of spices. Serve this with pulao, biryani or any rice dishes.   Ingredients: […]

Nimona
Curries and Gravies, Peas, Potato

Nimona

Nimona is a popular dish from Varanasi and Lucknow made primarily during winter. It is best served with rice or rotis. Ingredients: Green Peas – 2 cups Curd – 2 cups, thick Bay Leaf – 2 Cardamoms – 2 Potatoes – 2 Green Chillies – 4 Sugar – 2 tsp […]

Cauliflower Tofu Curry
Cauliflower, Curries and Gravies

Cauliflower Tofu Curry

A delicious, simple and easy to make curry with cauliflower, tofu and green peas that is rich in flavour and taste. Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1 1/2 cup, cleaned, washed, chopped Tofu – 1/2 packet, drained, cubed Vegetable Stock (or Plain Water) – 1/2 cup Carrot – 1, chopped Onion – […]

Molakootal (Molagootal)
Banana, Curries and Gravies, Onam

Molakootal (Molagootal)

Molakootal is a popular and traditional Kerala dish made with one or more vegetables. There are numerous variations to this dish. This recipe uses raw banana though you can use other vegetables like pumpkin, ash gourd, bottle gourd, beans, cabbage, spinach or even mixed vegetables. Ingredients: Raw Bananas – 2 […]

Caramel Sauce
Curries and Gravies

Caramel Sauce

A simple homemade sweet salted caramel sauce perfect for cakes, ice cream and more. Ingredients: Thin Cream – 1/3 cup Caster Sugar – 3/4 cup Butter – 2 tblsp, softened Sea Salt – 1/4 tsp Method: 1. Place a heavy pan over medium flame. 2. Add the sugar and simmer […]

Veg Kolhapuri
Curries and Gravies, Fruits and Vegetables, Side Dish

Veg Kolhapuri

A rich and delicious Maharashtrian style mixed vegetable gravy often served as a side dish with roti, naan, paratha or rice dishes. Ingredients: Carrots – 2, chopped Potatoes – 4, chopped Beans – 1/4 cup, chopped Green Peas – 3 tblsp Cauliflower – 1/2 cup, chopped Red Chilli Powder – […]

Aloo Gobi
Cauliflower, Curries and Gravies, Potato, Side Dish

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a popular dry (sometimes semi dry) gravy made with potatoes and cauliflower cooked in spices. This is a great, delicious side dish for rotis, naan or rice items. Ingredients: Potatoes – 2 to 3, peeled, chopped Cauliflower – 1 large, chopped Onions – 2, chopped Green Peas […]

Chettinad White Kurma
Kurma

White Kurma

White Kurma (also known as White Vegetable Kurma or Chettinad Vellai Kurma) is a popular dish from the Chettinad cuisine. They are best served as a side dish with roti, idiyappam, parotta or with rice. Ingredients: Potatoes – 1 cup, chopped Carrot – 1/2 cup, chopped Beans – 1/2 cup, […]

Coconut Chickpeas Curry
Curries and Gravies

Coconut Chickpeas Curry

A simple and delicious curry with chickpeas, spinach, pumpkin and coconut milk. Ingredients: Chickpeas – 200 gms, soaked for 2 hours, drained, rinsed Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup Onion – 1, chopped Pumpkin – 100 to 200 gms, peeled, chopped Spinach – 1/4 cup, chopped Ginger – 1/4 inch piece, […]

Cauliflower Tomato Curry
Cauliflower, Curries and Gravies, Tomato

Cauliflower Tomato Curry

A delicious and tasty vegetarian curry dish with cauliflower, tomatoes and spices. Best served with plain rice. Ingredients: Cauliflower – 250 gms, cleaned, washed, chopped Tomatoes – 250 gms, pureed Onion – 1, sliced Ginger – 1 inch piece, sliced Green Chillies – 1 to 2, chopped Garlic – 1 […]

Kalan
Banana, Curries and Gravies, Onam

Kalan

A delicious and traditional Onam Sadhya dish made with Raw Plantain and Curd. You can also use Pineapple or Elephant Yam. Ingredients: Raw Banana – 1/2 cup, peeled, chopped Curd – 2 cups, lightly beaten Green Chillies – 3, slit Turmeric Powder – a pinch Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 […]

Brinjals (Aubergines)
Brinjal, Curries and Gravies

Spicy Goan Brinjal Curry

Goan inspired Brinjal Curry. Serve as a side dish with roti, naan or pulao. Ingredients: Brinjals – 2, medium, sliced lengthways, use long ones if available Tamarind Extract – 2 to 3 tsp, thick Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp […]

Chow Chow (Chayote) Kurma
Chow Chow (Chayote Squash), Kurma

Chow Chow (Chayote) Kurma

Chow Chow or Chayote is commonly used in South India to make Kootu, Kurma or Poriyal. Ingredients: Chow Chow (Chayote) – 1, peeled, chopped Onion – 1, big, finely chopped Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Coriander Powder – 3 […]

Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Cauliflower, Curries and Gravies

Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1, small, chopped Coconut Milk – 200 ml Tomatoes – 200 gms, chopped Onion – 1, finely sliced Tomato Puree – 1 tblsp Almonds – 2 tblsp, chopped or sliced Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Ginger – a small piece, chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 to […]

Paneer Shahi Kurma
Kurma, Paneer, Side Dish

Paneer Shahi Kurma

Ingredients: Paneer – 1 kg Khoya – 1 cup Fresh Cream – 1/4 cup Makkana (Lotus Seeds) – 10 (optional) Green Chillies – 4 Tomatoes – 4 Butter – 2 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Green Cardamoms – 3 Cinnamon – 1 piece Cashewnuts – 1 tblsp Dried […]