Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Aloo matar (Aloo: potato, matar: green peas) was one of the first gravies I learnt when I was just starting off and exploring the world of cooking. This is an incredibly delicious dish, and today's recipe houses Aloo and Matar cooked with spices in an unbelievably silky, smooth, tomato-onion-cashew gravy. Cashew nuts give the gravy its … Continue reading Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe

Butter Naan (or Naan with a generous drizzle of melted butter), the most delectable of all Indian flatbreads, is one of the most famous dishes of the North Indian cuisine. It is generally made with all purpose flour (maida), which is known to give you an incredibly soft and bubbly texture. This is one dish … Continue reading Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe

Lasooni/Lehsuni (Garlic) Dal Tadka with Step-by-Step Pictures

Hello all! 😀 Lasooni Dal is one of my most frequently made recipes of all time. This goes really well with a plate of hot, plain basmati rice and of course, ghee on top! 😉 Its simplicity is what makes it taste so amazing; eat it with some pickle on the side and add some … Continue reading Lasooni/Lehsuni (Garlic) Dal Tadka with Step-by-Step Pictures

Mambazha Pulissery / Mambazha Morkuzhambu – Yoghurt Curry with Ripe Mangoes

I  absolutely adore mangoes. I wait every year for mango season, and go berserk eating tons of them everyday until I get a tummy ache from eating too many mangoes, and then I repeat the same thing again the following year ! Zero lessons learnt, and soo worth it 😀 There are very few fruits … Continue reading Mambazha Pulissery / Mambazha Morkuzhambu – Yoghurt Curry with Ripe Mangoes

Corn Capsicum Masala

Hi Everyone! 🙂 I'm Sathya! You guys must know me as Nithya's sister - I'm not new to this blog, and i've already written a post here (Veg Pizza). I'm taking over this blog for a while just so that we can fill in for each other when busy, so you as readers won't see … Continue reading Corn Capsicum Masala

Quick & Tasty Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer butter masala is a creamy, yummy, gravy-style dish. While I was growing up, this used to be standard order alongside a plate of Tandoori Roti or Butter Naan. It is best eaten at a restaurant was my opinion: D The reason most people prefer eating this dish at a restaurant, is because restaurant gravies … Continue reading Quick & Tasty Paneer Butter Masala

Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Ladies finger or Okra is an oft-used vegetable in South Indian homes. It is called ‘Vendakkai’ in Tamil. We tend to normally use this vegetable in Sambar, Morkuzhambu and Poriyal. I was told by my mom that eating Vendakkai makes you a Maths whiz although I haven't really seen any specific, scientific evidence to prove … Continue reading Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

It is surprising how quick this dish is to put together; yet the end result does not at all look like it has come together in a matter of minutes. Kadai Paneer is an aromatic, colorful and delicious curry. IMHO, although the main ingredient is cottage cheese, the hero of this dish is (surprisingly again) … Continue reading Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

Palak Keerai Kootu (Spinach in fresh coconut gravy)

A simple and nutritious dish that is quick to prepare and delicious to eat, Keerai kootu is an oft-repeated staple during the summertime, when greens are available in abundance. Needless to say, greens are loaded with essential nutrients that are good for health; this is an easy and tasty way to serve them up. The … Continue reading Palak Keerai Kootu (Spinach in fresh coconut gravy)

Creamy Mutter Paneer

I love Paneer in any form - as bhurji, in sweets, in parathas, gravies, samosas, bread rolls etc. I add it aleast once a week to the menu at home. This is one of the simplest yet tastiest among Paneer curries that I enjoy making and serving. So I thought, why not start off my … Continue reading Creamy Mutter Paneer