Veges/gravies

How to make and store tomato based gravies for any side dishes – Make ahead tomato gravy

 This recipe was given to me by a very good friend from Delhi. When I was expecting my second baby, I could not cook without difficulty because of the bad morning sickness I had. My friends here helped me a lot that time by cooking food for me and various other ways. This friend used to give my this gravy almost everyweek which I used to keep frozen in a refrigerator. Some days,when I really was in no mood to cook, I just used to heat up this gravy and add paneer ,or peas or potatoes. My meal was…

 

Subz Badami recipe- side dish for naan,rotis and rice

I had had something called subz badami in a restaurant in India which looked and tasted very different from the recipe I am posting today. It was a spicy and a rich curry we had with naans. I wont say it wasn’t delicious. But I took the basic idea and made this vegetable gravy which went very well with hot and steaming basmati rice.I basically wanted to avoid cream in the gravy which actually makes it so delicious. I have a shahi paneer recipe which uses cashew paste which makes the paneer dish awesome and rich. So I got the…

 

Shahi paneer recipe- easy paneer recipes

Paneer is a favourite at home. My friend had made this during her son’s birthday party. I had always wanted to try it at home after that. Finally I got to make this when we had a guest couple of weeks back. I have seen different recipes for shahi paneer in different cookbooks and sites. I have followed my friends recipe completely. I don’t claim this to be a authentic recipe in case you have had a shahi paneer which tastes and looks different than this one. So do try this one and serve it with naans or rotis and…

 

Kathrikkai/ brinjal rasavangi recipe- Tamil style brinjal recipes

Life has become quite busy after the school reopened. Especially as this is my kids first year in primary school,everything has been new for him as well as me.Mornings and evenings have become really busy. Though I do find a couple of hours in the afternoon , I have been spending the time with the younger one, relaxing and watching tv. So blogging has been highly irregular. I hope we do adjust to the new routine and I will find sometime everyday to spend with my blogging activities. Meanwhile I had made this delicious south indian gravy a couple of…

 

How to make palakchi dal – palak katli recipe # Maharashtrian style spinach lentil sidedish for rice

A Maharahtrian friend gave me this recipe recently and I have already made this thrice with some slight variations each time which I have mentioned in the notes below. It really goes well with rice. Its very easy to make and does not require any other side dish as it is a whole meal itself. Its so nutritious for the kids too. I love the combination of various flavours in this dal. Do try and give your feedback.

 

Paneer kalimirch curry recipe – Easy paneer side dishes for rotis

We just love anything with paneer.I do try to make a paneer gravy for our rotis twice or thrice a month. Paneer in any form tastes good and appropriate spices makes it awesome. I try to make it different each time. So this time I decided to use some freshly ground pepper for the spiciness. Years back, my co sister made a mixed vegetable curry where she had roasted the onions on open flame. So I decided to do that with onions for a different smoky flavour. We loved it. Hope you try it and let me know how you…

 

Chow chow / chayote squash chutney recipe – Side dish for dosas

Chow chow or Bangalore kathrikkai or chayote squash is widely available Indian vegetable even in the local supermarkets of Singapore.Actually the fact is this is one vegetable used mostly in the south indian kitchen and also by many races of the people throughout the world. As I find it here easily, this is one vegetable made almost every week at my place. I mostly use it in kootu , but I love the thuvayal or the chutneys made with it. The squash is quite tasteless , so it tastes good when spiced adequately. I made the chutney slightly different than…

 

Stuffed okra recipe- How to make bharwan bhindi- Side dish for chapatis

I have made this many times by now, but somehow never managed to click pictures. Its actually very easy to make and is not time consuming as it seems to be. There are various versions of the stuffing. Some use just the onion mixture, or grated coconut or powdered peanuts. I have tried with powdered peanuts also and its very tasty too. But I often use besan as I don’t have the powdered peanuts in hand. I am quite lazy to roast ,peel and grind the peanuts!! You can even try using a mixture of peanuts, besan or sometime coconut…

 

Black channa curry recipe – No onion Garlic recipes

I have made this several times and have also loved it.I even made in a big bulk for a friend for a party. I once served with vegetable rice when I had some friends home. It was liked by all. My friend asked me to post this recipe and I am doing it after a long time.This is quite similar to the kadalai curry with puttu , I had posted years ago. But not entirely same, so its more richer and tastier. It goes well with rice, mixed rice,dosas ,chapatis and even pooris. I have made both with and without…

 

Vegetable Nilgiri Kurma recipe – Side dish for chapatis or rice

My hubby gets Indian food in his office canteen nowadays. It was a welcome change for the Indians in his office after having the available vegetarian options of stir fried rice or noodles or some partially cooked vegetables. So on the first few days, he used to send me the pictures of his food plate or the lunch menu etc. One day, he said that they served vegetable nilgiri kurma and it was quite good.The name was quite new to me. So I searched the net and got a few recipes of this kurma. I made for my chapatis one…