We are starting the final week of this month’s marathon and my theme for the week is ‘Gravies with No tomatoes‘. When I signed up for this theme, I wasn’t expecting it to be as difficult as it turned out. I realized that I’m very much dependent on tomatoes for making gravy curries. I have fresh tomatoes, canned tomato paste and puree always in the pantry. Coming up with 3 tomato-free gravy recipes was quite a challenge.
I have tried 3 curry recipes using different ingredients to give the gravy consistency. For the first day, the curry is thickened with yogurt and a little bit of heavy cream. I was skeptical if my yogurt-hating husband would like it or not. But he didn’t really notice the yogurt that much, so this curry goes into our recipe rotation.
This recipe is from a Telugu cooking show. The highlight of the dish is the freshly made spice powder. Quantities for the spices given below will make spice powder enough for 2~3 curries. This curry is great to serve with both rice and roti. I made a mini Punjabi meal with Punjabi Dal Tadka, Punjabi Aloo, roti and matar pulao.