Indian Curry Recipes comprise of a vast assortment of foods which have a gravy as the base. Indian vegetable curries include a wide range of dishes like matar panner, malai kofta, chole masala, methi malai matar, vegetable korma, navratan korma 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 and gravies are the ones that provide a rich flavor and spice to Indian food and make it more rich and enjoyable.
India is a vast country with each region having its own culture, cuisine and food preferences. This reflects in the food and Indian gravy recipes have strong regional variations like South Indian gravy, Punjabi gravy, Gujarati gravy and North Indian gravy etc.
Main ingredients used in Indian curry recipes
Most of the Indian gravies are 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.
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.
Curries are essential part of an Indian meal
Curries and gravies are an integral part of Indian meals and accompany cooked rice or Indian breads. A complete wholesome meal in India generally consists of a wet curry, a dry sabzi, dal, raita, salad, rice and roti.
Indian gravies go very well with breads like roti, naan, paratha or poori as well as with rice dishes like plain rice, pulao, biryani and fried rice.
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List of Indian Curry Recipes
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. See our collection of Indian vegetarian curries below.
Kadai paneer gravy is a mouthwatering recipe made from paneer cooked in a spicy gravy made of onions, tomatoes, capsicum ...See Recipe
Mix veg curry is made by cooking a mixture of vegetables together in a traditional Indian onion-tomato gravy. The dish ...See Recipe
Paneer Butter Masala or Butter Paneer is a traditional Punjabi recipe in which soft pieces of Paneer are cooked in ...See Recipe
Palak Paneer is a famous and distinctive North Indian gravy made with spinach and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). To make ...See Recipe
Gatte Ki Sabzi is a delicious Rajasthani curry prepared with gram flour (besan) as the base ingredient. 'Gatte' refers to ...See Recipe
Veg Kofta Curry is an exotic Indian gravy dish made from mix vegetable dumplings dunked in a onion-tomato based gravy ...See Recipe
Kadai Paneer is a very simple and easy preparation of Paneer (Indian cottage cheese). This dish is prepared by sautéing ...See Recipe
Chole also known as Chana Masala is a chickpea dish cooked in a spicy gravy. In this preparation kabuli chana ...See Recipe
Matar paneer is a delicious curry made of paneer cubes and fresh peas cooked in a rich, spicy and tangy ...See Recipe
Paneer tikka masala is a vibrant and exotic Indian curry made of marinated and grilled paneer cubes dunked in a ...See Recipe
Palak Matar is a healthy combination of fresh green leafy spinach and green peas made into a curry. The sweet ...See Recipe
Kadhi Pakora consists of a diluted gravy based on sour yoghurt thickened with besan (gram flour) which is then simmered ...See Recipe
Dum Aloo is a very delicious Indian dish generally made from baby potatoes slow cooked in a spicy gravy. The ...See Recipe
Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi is a simple, comforting and easy to make dish which is regularly cooked in North Indian ...See Recipe
Malai Kofta is a very popular North Indian dish & undoubtedly tops the list of foods ordered at Indian restaurants ...See Recipe
Bhindi Masala is made by cooking bhindi in a traditional punjabi onion tomato masala. This is a semi-dry version of ...See Recipe
Kala Chana Masala or Black Chickpea Curry is a delicious, spicy, flavourful and very popular dish and forms essential part ...See Recipe
Stuffed Tomato Gravy or Bharwa Tamatar is a gourmet Indian delicacy made by stuffing tomatoes with a spicy filling and ...See Recipe
Paneer Capsicum Masala is made by cooking paneer and capsicum in a rich and creamy onion tomato gravy. Its thick ...See Recipe
Achari Arbi refers to a preparation made of Arbi (Taro Root) using the same spices which are used for making ...See Recipe
Methi Malai Paneer is a creamy Indian curry made from fresh fenugreek leaves (methi), chunks of paneer (Indian cottage cheese), ...See Recipe
Aloo Palak Gravy is a simple and healthy combination of green leafy vegetable spinach and everyone’s favorite aloo (potato). The ...See Recipe
Rajma Masala is an all time favorite of many people in northern India. It is made from red kidney beans ...See Recipe
Palak Kadhi is an Indian main course dish made with fresh spinach leaves cooked with curd and besan (gram flour) ...See Recipe
Paneer makhani is a delectable and rich Indian gravy made of paneer pieces cooked in a base of butter, tomatoes ...See Recipe
Aloo Choliya or Aloo Hara Chana Sabzi is an Indian vegetable curry made with potatoes and fresh green chickpeas. Green ...See Recipe
Methi Matar Malai is a very popular North Indian recipe made with fenugreek leaves (methi) and peas cooked in a ...See Recipe
Palak corn also known as makai palak is a healthy and tasty Indian curry made from palak (spinach) and sweet ...See Recipe
Lauki Kofta is an Indian kofta curry made of deep fried lauki (bottle gourd) dumplings immersed in a spicy onion ...See Recipe
Veg kadai or kadai vegetable sabzi is a delicious Indian vegetarian dish comprising of a mixture of veggies in cooked ...See Recipe
Vegetable Jalfrezi is a semi-dry Indian curry made with a tangy, colorful blend of stir fried mixed vegetables cooked in ...See Recipe
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