Category Dals/Gravies

Paneer Butter Masala – Paneer Recipes

November 13, 2017 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  6 comments

Paneer Butter Masala is the MOST WANTED dish and an all time favorite in my family. I would say it is a feast for vegetarians!  U can find it any restaurant’s menu card. I have tried many versions and this is the best match to the restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala. I had posted this recipe long time back, now updated with new pics and video. We love it best with hot phulkas!

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Veg Kurma – Mixed Vegetable Kurma

June 4, 2017 Dals/Gravies  13 comments

Veg Kurma / Mixed Vegetable Kurma is a perfect side dish for chapathi/poori. This combo is most popularly served in restaurants. Its a good blend of vegetables in a coconut based gravy. This appears in my kitchen quite rarely as most of the time I end up making Paneer Butter Masala, Methi Matar Malai etc.. I usually make this Veg Kurma when I have left over vegetables, in the sense very little of each veggie that is not enough to make a side dish of its own.. 🙂 Post updated with video on 04/06/17

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Paneer Kurma – Paneer Korma

February 22, 2017 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  2 comments

Kurma is a very popular South Indian sidedish for chapathi, poori & parotta. I should say, am not a big fan of kurma. When it comes to paneer, my 1st option would be Paneer Butter Masala. I wanted to make a spicy kurma kind of gravy and made this Paneer Kurma. It came out really well. It was quite spicy, rather than the usual buttery kind of gravy. Hubby liked it very much. It is quite similar to the Veg Kurma recipe which I have shared long back. Really loved the paneer version of it. Recipe with video..

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Lauki Chana Dal – Bottle Gourd Chana Dal

November 30, 2016 Dals/Gravies  2 comments

Lauki Chana Dal is nothing but bottle gourd (sorakkai) cooked along with chana dal in a onion-tomato based gravy. Its a very simple and healthy gravy. Bottle gourd has a lot of health benefits, especially for lactating mothers. This gravy is quite a different way to use bottle gourd, rather than making the usual kootu. As u know I am always in the look for side dishes to go with roti/phulka, this is a perfect and complete meal altogether with roti.

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Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans Gravy

November 24, 2016 Dals/Gravies  6 comments

Rajma Masala is an authentic Punjabi dish made with red kidney beans, cooked in onion-tomato gravy along with spices. This comes to my rescue when I run out of veggies. Moreover its Chotu’s favourite, so always happy to make this. It goes well with roti, naan, paratha & rice. I personally like to have it even with dosa or bread 🙂

I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with full video recipe!!

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Dal Palak – Spinach Dal – Palak Dal

November 7, 2016 Dals/Gravies  4 comments

Dal Palak My Magic Pan

Dal is a side dish that I make almost everyday at home. Be it for rice or roti, Dal is a must for us!! This Dal Palak is an easy day-to-day recipe that can be made very quickly. I make variations in the tempering and use different varieties of dal. This Dal Palak has an extra nutritional value due to the addition of palak/spinach. Any Sabji along with dal for roti is the usual lunch menu during weekdays! Do check my Sabji recipes HERE ..

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Paneer Makhani

September 12, 2016 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  6 comments

Paneer is always considered as a special dish as far as our family is concerned. Am sure it would be the same for all vegetarians. This Paneer Makhani is an easy and simple side dish that goes well with roti, naan or pulao varieties. Paneer is cooked in a thick and rich tomato-cashew base gravy. Without onions, this Paneer Makhani really stands out when compared to the usual Paneer Butter Masala or Shahi Paneer.

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Bhindi Masala Gravy – Bhindi Gravy

May 2, 2016 Dals/Gravies  9 comments

Bhindi is Chotu’s all time favourite. He loves it any form. This Bhindi Masala Gravy is a semi-gravy in a tomato based curry. This would be his order menu whenever we eat out in a restaurant. I usually make the Besanwali Bhindi when served with rice. This Bhindi Masala Gravy goes well with roti and pulao varieties.

Do check my other gravy recipes HERE!!

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Gobi Manchurian

August 4, 2015 Dals/Gravies  12 comments

Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo – Chinese recipe. It is found in most of the Indian restaurant’s menu. This can be made as a gravy or dry version which can be had as a starter. This Gobi Manchurian is a gravy version that goes well with Vegetable Pulao, Jeera Rice or rotis/naan.

For me the biggest problem in making this Gobi Manchurian recipe is – I have to literally hide the fried cauliflower pieces from Chotu and hubby. Else by the time I finish making the gravy, there will be nothing left!!

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Potato Masala – Poori Kizhangu

June 15, 2015 Dals/GraviesPotato Recipes  14 comments

Poori and Potato Masala is the unbeatable combo in a South Indian restaurant’s breakfast menu. It is a very easy and quick recipe. Though many of u might know how to make this, I thought this post would be useful for bachelors and beginners. This same Potato Masala can be used as stuffing for masala dosa. So I usually make this in double the quantity so that it can used for masala dosa too.

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