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Subzis with Gravies recipes


Last Updated : Jul 14,2018



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Popular Subzis with Gravy

Some dishes like puri go well with dry subzis, but for most dishes ranging from rotis to pulaos, a subzi with gravy is the right combo. A subzi with gravy adds a slightly lubricating touch to the meal. So, it helps to include one such subzi in your menu, especially if you are not having dal with the meal.

Indian gravies are made of ingredients like tomatoes, onions, cashews and milk. They may be light or rich and creamy. Likewise, the flavour also ranges from slightly sweet to moderately spicy and very spicy. For example, malai gravy will be slightly sweet while one with onions and chillies will be spicy.

Once the gravy is made, vegetables, koftas or paneer are added to it to make a tasty main course! By mixing and matching different gravies with different combinations of veggies and other ingredients, you can come up with an endless variety of subzis. Each region has its own classic gravy and popular veggie combos too. The choice of gravy and veggies might also vary from season to season. For example, in the summer when veggies are costly one might use preserves like wadi in their gravies.

Popular all over India, gravy-based subzis can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner along with Indian breads or rice. They are quite filling and ignite the meal with an exciting spark.

Three popular types of gravies
1. Red gravy made with tomatoes
2. Green gravy made with spinach
3. White gravy made with cashews and milk
 

Top 5 recipes made with red gravy

With the tanginess of tomatoes and the interplay of spices, red gravy is quite versatile. It can be used with most veggies, and is most commonly used to boost the flavour of bland ingredients like cottage cheese or potatoes.
1. Vegetable Kadai
2. Vegetable Makhanwala
3. Makhani Paneer
4. Dum Aloo
5. Malai Kofta
 

Top 5 recipes made with green gravy

Add a splash of colour to your meal with the green gravy. Made of spinach, it is also an interesting way to sneak greens into your diet. The green gravy is usually made with a spinach puree, perked up with spices and other taste enhancers like onion or ginger. It has a pleasant, moderately spicy taste and is a perfect base for koftas, paneer and veggies too.
1. Hara Bhara Kebab in Green Gravy
2. Lehsuni Paneer Palak Subzi
3. Sprouted Curry with Methi Muthia
4. Vegetable Hariyali
5. Paneer Koftas in Spinach Sauce
 

Top 5 recipes made with white gravy

White gravy, as the name suggests is luscious and creamy, often with a slightly sweet tinge. It generally includes ingredients like cashews, coconut and/or cream together with onions for the required pungency. The white gravy goes well with colourful veggies, and the contrast between the gravy and the veggies is very attractive to behold. However, it is very popularly used with paneer and koftas.
1. Paneer in White Gravy
2. Quick Vegetable Korma
3. Methi Mutter Malai
4. Peshawari Paneer
5. Subzi Pasanda
 

5 Indian breads to serve with your gravies

Whether the gravy gains prominence by the presence of the right breads or vice versa, it doesn’t matter but the fact is that you need to combine the gravies with the right breads to make your main course a success! So, go for one of the following Indian breads that taste really good with gravy-based subzis.
1. Butter Naan Without Using Yeast
2. Lachha Paratha
3. Kulcha
4. Tandoori Roti
5. Aloo Kulcha

Basic gravies that can be stored in the freezer

When you are free, you can make some basic gravies and store them in the freezer in airtight containers. This makes it easy to conjure up delicious subzis even on the busiest of days! Remove the gravy an hour before cooking. Heat the gravy, toss in some veggies or paneer and your main course is ready. You can do this even for parties. By preparing the gravies beforehand you can save a lot of time, and serve a wider variety at the party without much ado!

Here are some gravy recipes that can be stored in the freezer:
1. Basic Spinach Gravy
2. Basic Makhani Gravy
3. Basic Kolhapuri Gravy
4. Basic White Gravy
5. Basic Kadai Gravy

Armed with the know-how to make different kinds of gravies, you will soon become a master of the main course, because now preparing your main course is just a matter of combining a gravy with the right veggies, koftas, wadis or paneer. The subzis will be so tasty that you will be buried under compliments!


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Recipe# 33353
07 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo mutter, one of the quickest vegetables to prepare, it will come to your rescue whenever you are pressed for time! Tomato puree gives a nice, evenly coated texture to this subzi. Try other recipes like Pindi Chole or
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Recipe# 2977
28 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The abundance of intensely flavoured ingredients makes this recipe really tasty without the addition of too much fat. The vegetables are excellent sources of iron, fibre and vitamin c. Quick cooking oats are used to thicken this curry so as to avoid the addition of thickeners like refined flour and ....
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Recipe# 40188
27 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Name the spice, choose your flavour, and you will find it in this bhaji. A traditional Maharashtrian favourite, the Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji revolves around an intense paste of assorted spices, onions and coconut, which makes it super-tasty! Although the ingredient list is long, this dish is not as ....
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Recipe# 22367
25 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A colourful and crunchy assortment of veggies is cooked with a tempering of whole spices, and then perked up with fresh cream and spice powders to get the ever-popular Hyderabadi Mixed Veg Korma. You get to enjoy the creaminess of the gravy as well as the juicy crunch of mixed veggies, not to fo ....
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Recipe# 33299
03 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes cooked with curds and spices is a great combination for Rajgira Puris. The recipe uses ingredients that are acceptable on faraal days too. The simple flavour of the subzi is very soothing to the palate, and just right to nourish yourself on a fasting day. The Dahiwale Aloo ki Subzi ....
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Recipe# 42621
26 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Three cheers to this tangy, spicy, creamy treat that lives up to the name of 'makhanwala', which means buttery! The Vegetable Makhanwala in Red Gravy is a good addition to any menu as it is guaranteed to please young and old alike. Roasting the spices in butter gives the dish its characteristic ....
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Recipe# 651
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Let you taste buds revel in the delightfully creamy mouth-feel of this vegetable preparation. Although the word ‘makhan’ hints at the presence of butter—and of course, there is quite a bit of it—we can attribute the richness of the Vegetable Makhanwala more to the fresh cream and milk in it. Hal ....
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Recipe# 2410
11 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the snow-capped mountains, Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delicious potato preparation that’s bursting with flavour. Chilli-coated potatoes are cooked with curds, tomatoes and a flavourful paste of whole spices and sautéed onions. Dried fenugreek leaves are the ultimate addition to t ....
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Recipe# 61
05 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously soft paneer in a rich and luscious gravy, which is sure to make your main course very, very special. The gravy features a rich onion-cashew paste, perked up with a special powder and whole spices. The red chillies and coriander seeds are powdered coarsely using a mortar-pestle, whi ....
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Recipe# 249
03 Jul 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The very word shahi connotes richness – and you will not be disappointed because that is just what this recipe is! Loaded with cashew nuts, poppy seeds, ghee and cream, the shahi gravy has a very luscious mouth-feel that is complemented beautifully by its intense flavour, contributed by ingredients ....
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Recipe# 618
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vaal ni dal is an interesting and unique preparation of field beans, that is prepared often in guajarati households. The raisins contrast and complement the choice of spices used in this recipe. When served with rice and a good choice of sweet, vaal ni dal qualifies as festive fare!
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Recipe# 22803
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lotus stems taste very similar to water cress (singoda), and acquire an exotic flavour in this innovative gravy which combines tomatoes and brinjal. The roundels look like pretty small wheels, adding visual appeal also to this tasty dish!
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Recipe# 22481
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dashingly flavoured, multi-coloured capsicums are cooked together with a mixture of potatoes, spice powders, besan and curds to create a dish with a wonderful texture and flavour, which you are sure to enjoy thoroughly. The tang of curds is clearly recognizable in the Dahiwale Simla Mirch, and ....
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Recipe# 33346
25 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bharleli Vaangi is a semi-dry subzi that is very popular in Maharashtra. It is one of those magical recipes that has withstood the test of time, and remains popular across generations thanks to its tongue-tickling taste and ease of preparation. The brinjal ....
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