Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder is a curry powder from the Goan Cuisine that is used to make the Xacuti Chicken Gravy. However, the spice powder can be used in a variety of dishes as well. Ever since the last time when there was a need to make a paratha starting with X and I ended up […]

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Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder is the special secret spice blend used by the Pathare Prabhu community in their cuisine. Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai. Members of this community are one of the original settlers in Mumbai, migrated from Gujarat (Saurashtra) during the 13th century. They have their […]

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Capsicum Mutter Masala

Capsicum Peas Masala

Capsicum Mutter Masala is a creamy rich onion tomato based gravy with the goodness of the vegetables included in it. This makes a delicious side dish for any flatbread. When we make the weekly paneer butter masala, we are also faced with the resistance from the elders at home, who are bored with the same […]

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Navratan Kurma | How to make Navratan Korma

Navratan Kurma

Navratan Kurma or Navratan Korma is a typical Indian cream gravies that have about nine different ingredients added to the dish with a cream base for the gravy. This makes an excellent side dish for mild pulaos. I made this Navratan Kurma as the side dish when I was making Moti Pulao  As the pulao […]

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Paneer Kurma | Spicy Paneer Korma Mughlai Style

Paneer Kurma

Paneer Kurma or this Spicy Paneer Korma Mughlai Style is a delicious side dish you can make for mild pulaos or for naans. Planning properly for this gravy makes it easy to make. We have been making Paneer Butter Masala every week for many years now, ever since kids started liking Paneer. Occasionally we end […]

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Prawn Curry ~ Side Dish for Poori / Chapati

Prawns Curry

Prawn Curry is a wonderful dish for Poori with the gravy made rich with cashew nuts. This serves a yummy side dish for pulao as well. I have shared another Prawn curry with Coconut Milk and this version uses cashew nut paste, that makes it very rich and delicious. Other Prawn Dishes are something that […]

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Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala is a traditional chicken dish from Andhra made with roasted spices and makes a delicious side dish with biryani or roti. When Amma made this a couple of months ago, I was making the biryani while she said she wanted to make a gravy dish. She said she used to […]

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Sindhi Sai Bhaji | How to Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji is a popular sabzi or dal from the Sindhi Cuisine. This is a winter special made with freshly available winter produce. This dal is made with spinach and lots of seasonal vegetables that lends to a fantastic taste that can’t be achieved any other season. This Sai Bhaji is always served with […]

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Chitiyal Gobhi | Sindhi Mashed Cauliflower

Chithal Gobi

Chitiyal Gobhi is a mashed cauliflower from Sindhi cuisines made with spices and mashed gobi. This is a seasonal special dish. Chithal Gobi or Chitiyal Gobhi was a wonderful side dish that Vaishali shared with me when she came to visit us. She suggested making this as a side dish for the Green Garlic Pulao […]

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Yellina Chitranna | How to make Sesame Lemon Rice

Yellina Chitranna

Yellina Chitranna is our humble lemon rice all decked up. This easy lemon rice is made more interesting with roasted spice powder. I was inspired by Suma’s post on Yellina Chitranna. Yellu is sesame seeds in Kannada and Lemon Rice is called Chitranna, so this simple rice is made more interesting with the roasted sesame […]

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Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder. This rice dish is more of a pulao than a Khichadi. By Khichdi, we have concluded that the rice dish has to have a lentil and the final cooked texture is gooey. So it was a surprise when I […]

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