Bendakaya Tamata Shorva ~ Okra Tomato Stew

Bendakaya tamata shorva is a flavorful Indian stew where okra is cooked in a tomato gravy. It is an easy side dish for busy hectic weekdays. Theme for this week is easy side dishes and bendakaya tamata shorva is one easy recipe to have on weeknight menus. The first two recipes for the theme were […]

Mirchi ka Salan ~ Long Green Chilies Curry

Mirchi ka salan is a tangy, flavorful long green chilies curry with peanut sesame spice mix. It is a popular side dish for Hyderabad biryani. Theme for this week is easy side dishes for rice and roti. First recipe for the theme was North Indian paneer masala and today it is a South Indian mirchi […]

Instant Pot Paneer Masala

Instant Pot paneer masala is a creamy Indian curry for flatbreads. It is a make ahead recipe and works great for weeknight dinners and parties as well. What is Paneer? Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese prepared by curdling milk. Collect the Milk particles in a cheese cloth and press it into a block of […]

Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

Chana Dal Goat Curry

Chana dal goat curry is a great recipe to use up leftover goat curry, either dry or gravy curry. Addition of chana dal transforms curry a new avatar and is a nice way to use up any leftover meat curry. This Chana dal goat curry is also a great recipe to fix a flopped non […]

Kakarakaya Pesaru Pappu Koora ~ Bitter Gourd Moong Dal Curry

Kakarakaya pesaru pappu koora is a curry with grated kakarakaya (bitter gourd) and pesaru pappu (moong dal). Bitter gourd, as the name suggests is a bitter vegetable and disliked by many. There are many ways to cook this vegetable to reduce the bitterness. One way is to marinate the vegetable with salt and then squeeze […]

Kheema Shimla Mirch ~ Ground Goat Bell Pepper Curry

Kheema Shimla mirch is a dry Indian curry cooked with ground goat meat and bell peppers. Kheema is ground meat and Shimla mirch aka capsicum is bell pepper and these two pair well. This kheema Shimla mirch curry is served with rice or roti ~ Indian flatbread. For the last week of this month’s blogging […]

Murgh Anardana ~ Dried Pomegranate Chicken Curry

Anardana are dried pomegranate seeds, used in Persian and north Indian cooking. Seeds are sour in taste and give a slightly sour taste to the food it is added to. Murgh anardana is chicken curry cooked with powdered dried pomegranate seeds. Chicken is marinated with anardana powder and then cooked into a curry or it […]

Beerakaya Alshantha Kaya Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Fresh Black-Eyed Peas Curry

Beerakaya alshantha kaya koora is a classic Telangana dish from Karimnagar district. Beerakaya is ridge gourd and alshantha kaya is fresh black-eyed peas or cow peas. Beerakaya alshantha kaya is a common combination when alshantha kaya is in season. This curry is served with rice and also goes well with roti, Indian flat bread. Preparation […]

Tameta Batata nu Shaak ~ Tomato Potato Curry

Tameta batata nu shaak is a Gujarati tomato potato curry. Gujarati curries are quick and easy to prepare with basic spices available in the kitchen. This is one of the everyday curries in Gujarat. Curries from this cuisine are on the sweeter side and since we do not like sweet in curries, I skipped jaggery […]

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