Sweet Pumpkin Hyacinth Beans or Sihi Kumbalakai Avarekalu Gravy

When you are in mood to experiment, have lots of hyacinth beans or Avarekalu, huge sweet pumpkin lying in the refrigerator and finally this is the outcome. Simple gravy with minimum basic requirements, a lovely aromatic sweet, spicy side dish is ready to be served with Indian flat bread. These two form a healthy combination….

Rajma Madra or Pahari Madra

  Rajma Madra or Pahari Madra is a wonderful dish from mountains of Himachal Pradesh. It is prepared using curd as the main ingredient and ghee with few Indian spices. I had tasted this few years back during my visit to Manali. This can be prepared as dry curry or gravy. The addition dry kopra…

Mambazha Pulissery or Mango Majjige Huli

Mambazha Pulissery or Mango Majjige Huli is a traditional dish of Kerala. It is served in Onam sadya menu. It is prepared using ripe mangoes, curd and fresh coconut. The authentic taste is given by seasoning with coconut oil. In the regions of coastal Karnataka we call curd or yogurt based spicy curry as majjige…

Panchkutiya or Kair-Sangri

Dear readers, today I am blogging about a famous Rajasthani delicacy Panchkutiya or Kair-Sangri. Rajasthani food has its unique flavor with simple everyday spices with lots of oil used to prepare delicious dishes. The dry and harsh climatic conditions in few parts of Rajasthan has lead to dishes which are simple, can be prepared without…

Rajasthani gatte ki subzi

Gatte ki sabzi is a typical traditional Rajasthani delicacy with gram flour or besan as the main ingredient. Gatte means cooked gram flour dumplings. These gatte are later dunked in thick curd gravy. I learnt this recipe from a rajasthani cook during my recent visit to Jodhpur. Rajasthanis mainly use curd and gram flour in…

Paneer Butter Masala

It’s rich creamy buttery gravy that goes well with any of the Indian flat bread. It’s one of the popular paneer dishes prepared and relished by most of the Indians. The usual restaurant style gravy is prepared using cashew paste but here I have used muskmelon seeds paste to give a nutty and creamy texture….