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Macher Jhol Aloo Begun Diye

A very light Bengali fish curry, that doesn’t call for onion or tomato. Just potato, eggplant and few mild spices is all it needs to prepare this Macher Jhol Aloo Begun Diye. Macher Jhol translates to fish curry, aloo means potato and Begun is eggplant. This simple light variety of Bengali fish curry is one of my absolute favorite. We also add dried lentil dumplings (daler bodi) which brings an earthy flavor to the dish. Paired with rice, it’s a great summertime meal.

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Laal Maas – Rajasthan Red Meat Curry

Laal meaning Red and Maas meaning Meat, the name literary translates to Red Meat. Laal Maas is a very famous dish from the state of Rajasthan. The color is fiery red and the taste is extremely unique which comes from the usage of Mathania chili. This particular chili is difficult to source and a good substitute is Kashmiri red chili. The Kashmiri red chili is not hot but gives a rich red hue to the dish. Laal Maas is a rich curry filled with earthy flavors that can warm you inside out.

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Safed Paneer | Paneer in White Gravy

Creamy nutty gravy with soft paneer, Safed Paneer is unlike any curries that you might have tasted. Its light and mildly spiced. perfum-y aromatic from fennel and green cardamom. Cooked with ghee, Safed Paneer is a rich curry served in several Indian restaurants. The dish is very similar and often referred to as Malai Paneer Curry, Shahi Paneer or Mughlai Paneer.

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Macher Jhol with Salmon

Macher Jhol refers to fish curry in Bengali and there are countless different ways fish curry can be prepared. What I am sharing today is the simplest version of a Bengali fish curry recipe that includes just a handful of very basic ingredients. Believe it or not, the curry calls for just 1 spice and that’s nigella seeds. Typically, Bengali fish curries are prepared with fresh lake water fish, which is not easily available everywhere. But you can prepare the exact same dish with salmon and it’s delicious. Not to mention this salmon curry is really easy and quick!

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Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma is a luscious nut and tomato curry. It's flavored with warm earthy spices and finished with a drizzle of cream. It’s an indulgence and definitely not meant for days when you want to eat light. Some people might think that it’s a huge effort to make Chicken Korma, but the fact is that it's actually an easy curry to make. This super easy Chicken Korma curry takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. You do want to marinate the chicken overnight or at least 4 to 5 hours for the best result. Marinating chicken also helps in…

Mutton Nihari (Spiced Goat Stew) | Playful Cooking #indianfood #foodphotography #mutton #curry #meatlink to Mutton Nihari | Spiced Goat Stew

Mutton Nihari | Spiced Goat Stew

Warm, earthy and spice filled Mutton Nihari is a luxurious stew for the meat lovers! As the meat cooks, the gravy turns buttery with a gorgeous red hue. Topped with some fried onions, julienned ginger, green chili and finely chopped cilantro! This dish can be a showstopper at any party.

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Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry

Sweet caramelized onion is blended into a puree and then marinated with chicken pieces. It is then slow cooked with few other spices. It's a spiced chicken curry with the sweet note from the caramelized onion. A treat when paired with Naan. This Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry could be your perfect weekend meal. 

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How To Make Makhni Sauce

Makhni sauce is a vibrant, aromatic tomato sauce that you can use to prepare numerous lip smacking dishes. It is freezer friendly and comes in very handy on those busy days when you crave for restaurant like curries. I have been trying this makhni sauce recipe for several years now. And it has managed to create several wow moments.

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Sunday Mutton Curry

The cool morning breeze touched the warmth of my cheeks and I faintly opened my eyes. With a frowned face, I turned my head and realized that Dad was in my room. The window curtain was partially open and fluttering allowing the sunlight to beam through. That was his standard approach to wake us up. I looked at the wall clock, yawned and snoozed myself back to sleep. Just for a little while. It’s Sunday after all!