Yam Curry.

Ingredients:-For the gram flour batter

  1. Gram Flour or  Besan -1 cup.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  5. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the curry

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(made into a fine paste) – 2.
  3. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  4. Kasuri Methi – A pinch.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable or Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.(optional).
  12. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – (According to taste).


Step 1 – Scrape,wash and cut the yam pieces in medium-sized squares.Now blanch them for five minutes or till half done.

Step 2 – Now make the gram flour batter.For that,take a bowl.Add the given amounts of Gram flour,salt,red chilly powder,turmeric powder,asafoetida,garam masala and using water make a thick batter out of it.Coat the yam pieces in it and shallow fry them till golden browned.

IMG_3746.jpgStep 3 – Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil and splutter a pinch of cumin and kasuri methi in it.When it crackles add firstly turmeric powder,cumin powder,red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala and fry them for a minute.Now add the tomato puree and then add the onion paste.You can add chopped green chillies as well.Fry the masalas for two to four minutes and then add some dry mango or amchoor powder and some salt.Next add the required amount of water for the gravy and after boiling it for two minutes drop in the fried yams.Simmer it for ten minutes.

Our Yam curry is done.Serve it with steamed rice,plain dal,chapatis or pooris.

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Fish curry with poppy and mustard.


  1. Fish(small variety)-250 gms.
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Yellow mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Fish curry masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder.- 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry leaves – A handful.
  2. Cumin and black mustard – 1 tsp.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.
  4. Green Chililes-2.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.


Step 1 – Wash and marinate the fish with salt,turmeric powder and garlic.Here I have used a variety of fish called Shrimp Scad.You can use any fish of your choice.Keep aside.

Step 2 – Shallow fry the fish properly.

IMG-3582.JPGStep 3 – Grind the poppy seeds,yellow mustard and coriander seeds using a little water.

Step 4 – Take a kadhai. Add the vegetable oil to it.Now add the cumin and black mustard,curry leaves and after it splutters add the coriander powder,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and fry for two minutes.Now add the masala paste of poppy and yellow mustard,green chillies,fish curry masala and fry again for two minutes.Add the garam masala. Add water to make the gravy and add dry mango powder to make the curry a bit tangy.Let it simmer on medium flame for three minutes.Now add the fried fish to it and simmer for two more minutes.

Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander.Our fish curry is ready to be served.

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Shallow-fried cottage cheese dumplings curry.

Ingredients:- For the cottage cheese dumplings.

  1. Home made cottage cheese or panir – 200gms.
  2. Gram Flour – 1 small cup.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  7. Salt – According to taste.
  8. Cumin – A pinch.
  9. Chopped Coriander – A small bunch.

For the gravy:-

  1. Onions -2.
  2. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  3. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  4. Cashew Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander – Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Curry Powder- 1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the garnish:-Chopped coriander and fresh cream.


Step 1 – To make the homemade cottage cheese boil half litre milk in a boiler and then squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it.The milk will curdle and then let it be on gas flame for ten more minutes.

Step 2 – Now squeeze out the water from the curdled milk and put it in a muslin cloth and tie it tightly on a hook or put it under a stone mortar-pestle.Let it be as such for half an hour.

IMG-3537.JPGStep 3 – To make the tikkis take the cottage cheese in a bowl.Add some gram flour,finely chopped onions,green chillies,salt,garam masala,cumin,a pinch of asafoetida and chopped coriander and make patties out of it.Shallow fry them.Keep aside.

Step 4 – To make the gravy grind the onions and keep aside.Take kadhai and add  vegetable oil to it.Add cumin seeds and add a pinch of asafoetida to it.Now add the onion paste.Fry  for four minutes.Next add the salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, curry masala and fry them well.Next add the  tomato puree and fry for two minutes.Now add cashew paste and fry it also for two minutes.Add the water to make the gravy.Let it simmer on heat for four minutes.When the gravy looks cooked drop in the dumplings in it and switch the gas off.Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Our shallow fried cottage dumplings in curry is ready.Serve it with naan,tandoori rotis,fried rice and other lunch and dinner combos.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great weekend everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!