Kadhi – this yogurt based dish is one among the signature recipes of India, and there are many kadhi varieties based on the region. Be it Sindhi kadhi or Punjabi kadhi each and every kadhi has its own and unique ingredients. Today I am going to share the Gujarati Kadhi recipe, and Gujarati Thali is incomplete without this simple kadhi. It is comparatively lighter than the Punjabi kadhi, and all you need is some day to day spices, gram flour, and yogurt to prepare this exotic recipe.
Yes, you read the title right. Today I am sharing the vegan version of Dal Makhani. The word Makhani means butter and the traditional version calls for both butter and cream. I am presenting the vegan version sans butter and cream, but I can guarantee the rich and creamy taste, thanks to the slow cooking concept and of course my slow cooker. Earlier this Monday, I posted the Vegan Turmeric and Saffron rice that I prepared in my rice cooker. Today I am presenting the gravy that I served along with the rice which I prepared in my slow cooker.
If its samosa yesterday, it has to be samosa chole today. :-) Like Tikkis, samosas can be served in multiple ways and one among them is the samosa chole and like sambar vadai, the fried samosa are soaked in the spicy chick pea gravy and topped with onions, cilantro and of course green chutney and sweet chutney. It is of my favorite way of having samosa. I always opt for samosa chole instead of plain samosa and this is very filling too. A plate of samosa chole with a lassi can be a meal on its own.
Mambazha puliserry is one among the popular puliserry recipes from God’s own country, Kerala. It’s is a sweet and sour and mild curry prepared with ripe mangoes cooked in yogurt coconut gravy. Traditionally this recipe calls for the nattu manga or small ripe mangoes. All we need to do is peel and skin and use it whole. But as I couldn’t find naattu manga I went with regular mangoes.
This flavorful coconut based tomato gravy or as we say in Tamil Thakkali Kurma(தக்காளி குருமா) is a perfect side for idli, dosa, idiyappam, sevai and of course roti. Even though it’s simple and humble onion-tomato gravy the fresh ground coconut based masala elevates the taste and make it rich and delicious.
Ratatouille is a traditional French Vegetable Stew prepared mainly with tomatoes which is the key ingredient and along with onions, garlic, eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs. According to wiki, there is much debate on how to make a traditional ratatouille. Basically it’s sautéing and then baking then I thought why not prepared it in my own easy way with slow cooker? So here is the slow cooker Ratatouille – a perfect summer recipe.
This is a simple multi-purpose Italian Red Sauce, prepared with tomatoes, basil and I added mushroom for the additional flavor. I use this sauce for pastas, spaghetti and as a dip and also for my pizzas. That’s why I am calling it as a multi-purpose sauce. This is a very basic version and you can add different herbs, veggies and prepare this sauce according to your preference.
Rasavangi is one of the traditional and authentic kootu recipes prepared with tender brinjals and channa dal. Like pitlai we add other legumes also but for this recipe I went only with channa dal. The masala reminds me of the ennai katharikai masala and this curry/kootu is like a gravy version of the same.
Cauliflower Kuruma Kuzhambu or Chettinadu Kuruma Kuzhambu is a gravy curry which uses the sambhar ingredients as well the kuruma ingredients. Yes, we add sambar podi, tamarind and also the masala items. It’s a great side for rice and also chapatti or roti.
Palak Paneer is one of the great sides for roti or naan or kulcha. Palak means spinach in hindi and as the name suggest it is prepared with spinach and paneer. This is a healthy side with the goodness of vitamins and minerals from the spinach and protein from the paneer.