Category Archive: Side Dishes/Curries

Chamagadda Pulusu – Taro Root Stew

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Chamagadda is a favorite in our home. Familiar with this vegetable? No? Then, read on. So, it is called ‘Chamagadda‘ or ‘Chamadumpa’ in Telugu, ‘Arbi‘ in Hindi and ‘Taro Root‘ in other parts… Continue reading

Eggplant and Potato Curry with Fresh Mint

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    Eggplant, Brinjal, Vankaya, Baingan whatever you call it, it’s a beautiful vegetable! Don’t you think? But, this was ‘THE’ vegetable I almost would never want to eat in my childhood or… Continue reading

Dum Aloo – Baby Potatoes in a Spicy Gravy

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    ‘Dum Aloo‘ is a very popular Indian side-dish made with Baby Potatoes (Aloo) cooked in a spicy onion-tomato gravy. ‘Dum’ refers to the process of cooking the veggies or meat or rice… Continue reading

Cabbage Curry (with potatoes and peas)

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Cabbage curry is one of those curries that go well with rotis/chapathis as well as plain white rice. Adding potatoes and green peas to it makes it even more delectable. Prep time: 15… Continue reading

Aloo Gobi

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      ‘Aloo Gobi’ is one popular dish from India. Cauliflower and Potatoes are cooked or rather roasted in a blend of spices. It is beautiful and flavorful at the same time.… Continue reading

Cabbage Kofta Curry/Cabbage Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

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    Koftas refer to dumplings that are usually made with Cabbage, Sorakaya/Lauki/Bottle Gourd or Aloo/Potatoes. They can also be made with ground chicken or mutton (keema) similar to meatballs. When these koftas… Continue reading

Rajma Masala

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    So, I went to the grocery store and bought 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans (or so I thought!) but when I took those out of my kitchen cabinet when it… Continue reading

Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu (Guwar Beans/Cluster Beans) curry

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  Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu is yet another flavorful and easy to cook variety of beans rich in fiber and protein content. It can be cooked in many different ways – marrying it with potatoes… Continue reading

Chana Palak/Chickpeas with Spinach

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    Chana/Chickpeas is known for its high fiber and protein content and Spinach for its nutritional value. Combining both of them together brings out a healthy and savory dish.   The basic… Continue reading

Bagara Baingan

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    Recipe:    – Brinjals/Vankaya/Baingan – small sized – 6 to 8 – Onions – 1 large – Green Chillies – 4 – Peanuts/Palli – 1/2 cup – dry roasted and skin… Continue reading

Thotakura/Amaranth curry

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Prep + Cook time: 45 to 50 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Thotakura – 2 bunches – Chana dal – a fistful – Onions – 1 medium sized – Green chillies – 4… Continue reading

Chana Masala

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Prep + Cooking time: 35 mins Serves: 4 Recipe: – Chickpeas cans – 14 oz – 2 or Chickpeas soaked in water for at-least 6 hrs – Onions – 1 large – Green Chillies –… Continue reading

Green Beans Curry

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Recipe Prep time: 20 minsCook time: 20 mins Ingredients – Green Beans – 2 lbs Coconut flakes – 1/4th cup Green Chillies – 7 or 8 Curry Leaves – 10 to 12 Cumin… Continue reading

Keema Mutter/Minced Lamb with peas

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Recipe:   – Keema – 1n1/2 to 2 lbs                               – Coriander powder – 1 tsp – Mutter/Green Peas – 1/2 cup                      – Cloves – 4 – Onions – 1                                                – Ginger Garlic paste… Continue reading

Chicken Curry

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Recipe:   – Chicken – 1 whole (about 2n1/2 lbs) cut-up without skin – Yogurt – 2 or 3 tsp – Onions – 2 – Green Chillies – 4 – Cumin seeds –… Continue reading

Palak Paneer

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  Prep + Cooking time: 45 mins Serves: 4 to 6   Recipe:   – Spinach – 2 bunches                            –… Continue reading