Curry Preparations

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There are many words to define the ubiquitous Curry - like Rasa, Shorba, Curry, jhol etc. No Indian meal is complete without a curry/gravy. Curries are an important part of  main  course. Curries can be white (coconut , poppy seeds, melon seeds,or cashew nut paste based), they can be yellow (turmeric based),  brown (onion, tomato and blend of spices based), red (tamarind based), green (spinach, mustard greens etc...), orange, etc..

In order to prepare delicious, natural and aromatic curries, good spices are needed - yet, the most important thing which is of paramount importance is PATIENCE. Here are few tips to make a rich restaurant style curry-

  1. Kasoori methi is a key ingredient in a rich curry. Kasoori methi is dried methi (fenugreek) leaves. It can easily be found in Indian/ Asian grocery stores. Rub Kasoori methi in between your fingers to crush them. Add in masala frying as directed.
  2. In order to make a smooth curry you need smooth tomato puree. You can either use store bought puree or make it at hope. If you are using fresh tomatoes, grind them into absolutely fine puree.
  3. Add a hint of sugar in rich curries as it enhances the flavor of curries.
  4. Use deghi mirch instead of regular red chili powder to get a nice color in the curry.
  5. In order to make rich restaurant style curry add fresh cream/ cashew paste or khoya (thickened milk) .
  6. In case if you do not of any of these ingredients, add some grated paneer in the curry to enhance the flavor of the curry.

Let's make some delicious, mouth watering curries.....

>Aloo Palak Curry Aloo Palak Curry- Often kids don’t like to eat greens. Palak Aloo is an easy way to add more greens to your daily diet. Palak is a Hindi word for spinach. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, folic acid, and vitamins. This is an easy to make delicious and healthy green curry. This mild curry also has onions, and tomato masala but you can remove onion to make Vaishnava curry.
Nimona Nimona- Nimona is a very popular green pea’s curry preparation. This dish is specially made in winters, when Bazaars are flooded with fresh green peas. I would like to say thank to our very dear friends Mr and Mrs C.V. Singh for sharing this recipe with me. Last summer when we were in India, Mr Singh advised me that I should write about this traditional winter specialty Nimona on my site. So here we are with a very simple...
Masala Gobhi Masala Gobhi –Gobhi (cauliflower) is in abundance in the market at this time. Gobhi aloo, Gobhi Manchurian, Gobhi ke parathae (cauliflower stuffed Indian bread) are made on a regular basis in winters. Let’s make a delicious Gobhi dish in thick curry. To make this dish healthy, I have cut the amount of oil but you can always make changes (such as deep frying Gobhi before adding it to curry).....
makai dilbahar Makai Dilbahar-Makai Dilbahar is a mildly flavored rich curry preparation, made with Methi (fenugreek) leaves, green peas, and corn kernels. This is an exotic preparation that can be served with Lachcha paratha, butter naan, or even with plain paratha /roti... ..
Spinach Corn Curry Spinach Corn Curry-Spinach corn curry is an easy to make delicious and healthy curry. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants; it is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, E, etc. Spinach is also a good source of folic acid. I have used frozen corn kernels for this curry. Try out this awesome curry and as always ......
Navratan Korma Navratan Korma-The Hindi word Navratan means Nine Gems. This word came from the royal courts, where emperors used to appoint nine courtiers. This delicious mildly spiced, slightly sweet, creamy delicacy has nine things in the curry. I have used paneer, makhane, pineapple, cashews, raisins, along with the vegetables to enhance the flavor. The curry is made with onions, khoya (thickened milk), ......
dahi wale aloo Dahi Wale Aloo-Dahi wale aloo is a very simple, yet delicious potato delicacy in yogurt curry. I remember when I was a kid, we used to eat dahi wale aloo with plain paratha in dinner meals. I have inherited this dish from my grandmother, mother and my aunts....I do not put many spices in this potato delicacy as it tastes so good with the flavor of green chilies and sour yogurt....… .
Saag Paneer Saag Paneer-Saag paneer is a very famous paneer dish. Saag Paneer is a little different than Palak Paneer - the curry is much thicker. For this delicacy mustard greens and spinach are used to make the curry. Mustard leaves are usually in abundance in the winters, but now-a-days we get most of the veggies all around the year. However, you can use frozen greens if you do not find...
Shahi Kaju Curry Shahi Kaju Curry-Shahi kaju curry is a Mughalai preparation, and like other "Royal" dishes, this delicious creamy curry is made with onions, tomatoes and a blend of aromatic spices. I have used Cashew nuts, green peas, and Euryale ferox/ Lotus puffs (makhane) for the curry. This delicacy is a great hit for parties. Try this ...
Methi_Malai_Paneer Methi Malai Paneer ->Methi is the Hindi word for fenugreek leaves and Malai is a Hindi word for Cream. This paneer (cottage cheese) preparation is a delicious creamy curry, made with onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices, specially fenugreek leaves (Methi). Methi Malai Paneer is loved by everyone and it goes well with all sorts of Indian breads.... so try out this exotic delicacy and do not ....
Mirchi_Ka_Salan Mirchi Ka Salan- Salan is another word for curry or gravy. Mirchi ka salan is a very famous Hyderabadi dish. In this dish hot chilies are deep fried and cooked in a special curry made with peanuts, poppy seeds, white sesame, and coconut, along with aromatic spices. Mirchi ka salan is usually served with Biryani. In this festive season try ……….
Gujarati_Kadhi Gujarati Kadhi- Kadhi is a tangy curry preparation made with gram flour and sour yogurt. Kadhi is very popular in North, and West India. There are different versions of kadhis like kadhi pakordi, mangodi ki kadhi, sindhi kadhi, Gujarati kadhi, Rajasthani kadhi.....This is an easy to make recipe for Gujarati Kadhi. Gujarati kadhi is ....
 Gatte_Ki_Subji Gatte Ki Subji/ Gatta Curry- Gatta curry is a delicious Rajasthani/ Marwari preparation made in a tangy yogurt curry. Gatte is a Hindi word meaning solid pieces. In this preparation, gatte dough is made with gram flour and spices, boiled in water, and then shallow fried. There are different recipes to make the curry. My favorite one is yogurt based curry, made without onions and garlic.……
Veg_Jaipuri Veg Jaipuri- Veg Jaipuri is a delicious mixed vegetables preparation. Mix vegetables can be made in so many different ways. Each and every state has a different recipe to make mix veg. Some of my regular readers have been asking for this recipe. .Try this preparation of mixed vegetables in rich curry….
sarson ka saag Sarson ka Saag –Sarson saag (mustard leaves preparation) is a very famous delicacy from Punjab. This delicious saag is served with makke ki roti (bread made with cornmeal). Mustard leaves can be easily found in the Indian stores and also in supermarkets. This delicious and famous combo is usually made in cold weather. There are so many different ways to make sarson ka sagg here ……
Kashmiri Dum Aloo Kashmiri Dum Aloo ->Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a Vaishnav (without onion and garlic) dish from Kashmir. This is a spicy preparation made with whole and grounded spices. For this delicacy, baby (small) potatoes are fried and then cooked under pressure (dum). This is a red curry delicacy; the curry is usually absorbed by the potatoes when they are cooked on dum. Try this hot recipe of Kashmiri dum ......
Malai Kofte Malai Kofte - Koftas are delicious and rich delicacies. This recipe is for the delicious Malai Kofta. Malai is a Hindi word for cream. These Koftas are made out of Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and potatoes and dipped in a rich curry of onion, tomato, khoya (evaporated milk), and cashewnuts with mild taste of spices…
Lauki ke kofte

Lauki ke Kofte -The word 'Kofte' has come from the Middle East, and these dishes have Mughlai influence. Koftas are usually made of grounded meat. In India various vegetarian koftas are in vogue, because of a large vegetarian population. Koftas are delicious, rich delicacies. This recipe is for delicious lauki ke kofte....

palak ke kofte Aloo Palak ke Kofte - The word 'Kofte' has come from the Middle East, and these dishes have Mughlai influence. Koftas are usually made of grounded meat. In India various vegetarian koftas are in vogue, because of a large vegetarian population. Koftas are delicious, rich delicacies. This recipe is for a green curry.
Aloo Tamatar ka Rasa

Aloo Tamatar ka Rasa-Aloo tamatar ka rasa is a very mild gravy preparation. In North India, especially in UP it is made on daily basis with Plain Paratha. This ia a red curry preparation.

Matar Paneer Matar Paneer --Matar Paneer is a well-known green pea (matar) and deep fried paneer (cottage cheese) delicacy from North India. This is a spicy and rich curry can be served with any Indian bread or even rice. Traditionally paneer is deep fried for this dish but you can sauté paneer over fried if you have any issues with fried food or you want to cut the calories. This is a very delicious paneer dish.......
palak paneer Palak Paneer--This is a mild spicy cottage cheese delicacy in spicach gravy. Palak paneer is easy to make, delicious & nutritious dish.
Paneer Butter Masala Paneer Butter Masala-Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular paneer delicacies all around the world. This delicious delicacy is made in rich curry of onion, tomato puree and blend of spices. It is also flavored with fresh cream. There are so many different recipe to make this curry; here I am talking about my favorite one…Paneer butter masala goes very well with all sorts of Indian breads.....