Indian Vegetarian Curries are a vast assortment of Indian foods which have a gravy as the base. They include a wide range of dishes like Matar Panner, Malai Kofta, Chole Masala, Methi Malai Matar, Vegetable Korma, Navratan Korma etc.
Indian gravies go very well with Indian breads like roti, naan, paratha or poori as well as with rice dishes like Plain Rice, Pulao, Briyani and Fried Rice. India is a vast country with each region having its own culture and food preference. This reflects in the food and Indian gravies have strong regional variations like south India gravy, Punjabi gravy, Gujarati gravy and North Indian gravy etc.
Most of the Indian gravies in general thicker when compared to other gravies in the world. This is on account of addition of one or more of the items like ground onions, tomatoes, green chillies, whole red chillies, coriander seeds etc. Many gravies are also made by adding ground almonds, cashew nuts, malai (cream), yoghurt (curd) etc. to make them more creamy and rich.
The curries are also spicy and flavorful in taste due to the generous use of various ingredients like ginger (adrak), garlic (lahsun), tamarind (imli), curry leaves and one or more of other spices like cumin (jeera), mustard seeds, methi dana (fenugreek seeds), chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric (haldi), saunf (fennel seeds) etc.
Indian gravy is the base used for majority of Indian dishes, akin to tomato or chilly sauce used in other parts of the world. The Indian curries/gravies are the ones that provide a rich flavor and spice to Indian food and make it more rich and enjoyable.
Curries and Gravies are an essential part of Indian meals and accompany cooked rice/ Indian breads like Rotis and Parathas. The exact selection of spices for making the gravies for each dish is influenced heavily by the region, tradition, even religious practice, and many times family or individual preference. This gives rise to many varieties of gravy/curry based dishes with different tastes and appeal.
Here we have tried to bring together some simple & delicious Indian Vegetarian Curry Recipes. We will keep adding more of them as we cover the delicious, fascinating and myriad range of Indian Cuisine.
A Collection of Indian Vegetarian Curry Recipes