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Category: Curries and Gravies

Colocasia (Arbi) Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauce

Colocasia (Arbi) Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauce

Colocasia or let us call it by the Indian term “Arbi” is a starchy but delicious root vegetable in the world of food.It is at most used as a stir fry,dry subzi,in curries which are spiced and/or yogurt based. This recipe is taken from a […]

Aloo Palda ( a Himachali Potato Curry)

Aloo Palda ( a Himachali Potato Curry)

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful States of India!The State is mountainous with beautiful valleys and waterfalls,flower filled sweet smelling meadows and nipping cold in the winters.The people here are absolutely fighting fit and very strong thanks to the exercise they get walking on […]

Papda Ki Subzi (A Bihari Chickpea Flour Subzi)

Papda Ki Subzi (A Bihari Chickpea Flour Subzi)

The Cuisine of Bihar is rich and resplendent with spices,sweet,mild and bitter flavours which combine marvellously with main course accompaniments like Rice and Roti!This recipe is extremely popular in the Tirhut and Saran areas where they say “Agar Khana Banana ka mood nahi hai to […]

Bhendir Sorsori (Assamese style Okra in Mustard Gravy)

Bhendir Sorsori (Assamese style Okra in Mustard Gravy)

Mustard is a very important ingredient in many States of India.Prime among them are Punjab,Uttar Pradesh,Bihar,West Bengal and the North Eastern States.Assam has a great many recipes involving Mustard as it takes cues from its neighbouring State of West Bengal.Most of the recipes bear some […]

Potato Sagu (a delicious Udupi accompaniment for Poori)

Potato Sagu (a delicious Udupi accompaniment for Poori)

In the Indian State of Karnataka there is a small town called Udupi which is known for its delicious cuisine!The place has a beautiful Shri Krishna Temple and the place is known for the amazing temple food!It also has snacks and food combos which are […]

Nimona (Hari Matar Ka Nimona)/Fresh Green Peas Curry

Nimona (Hari Matar Ka Nimona)/Fresh Green Peas Curry

Winter in India is just a month away and then food enthusiasts are transported to a world brimming with variety and freshness in the form of fresh vegetables and assorted fruits.This recipe of Nimona was first tasted by me in my uncle’s house in Lucknow […]

Shahi Stuffed Tomato Curry

Shahi Stuffed Tomato Curry

This recipe was the winner in a cooking contest in Lucknow in the year 1977 some years before I was born.My mother used to painstakingly cut out the winning recipes and paste them in a discarded notebook belonging to my uncle which was then used by […]

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Pachadi which is a Kerala recipe can be used as a side,accompaniment as well as a main curry with plain boiled rice.This recipe is taken from noted blogger and author Ammini Ramachandran’s award winning book – Grains,Greens and Grated Coconuts.I have added a tempering before […]

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Jai Mata Di! A “bhandara” is a mass feast given in North India on auspicious occasions of mostly Navratri (the 9 days fasts of Goddess Durga).It is an opulent event where many people include sometimes more than 56 items (chappan bhog).One item which is a […]

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma is a delicious South Indian style vegetable curry which can be had with Roti,Paratha,Dosa,Idli,Idiyappam,Appam,Poori or even plain boiled rice.It is a no Onion – no Garlic lip smacking and spicy gravy which is easy to make and easier to finish off.You can add […]

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