For foodies, road trips are incomplete without eating at a dhaba! We eagerly look out for dhabas on the way whenever we are on the road. The thought of stopping at a dhaba and indulging in the creamy and masaledaar gravies paired with hot rotis just makes us drool. There is a certain magic to dhaba food that restaurants just can't recreate. It is why we love dhaba food so much. But, dhabas are not accessible to us unless we are travelling on the road. So what do we do when we crave dhaba food? The answer is quite simple, just make dhaba food at home. We have found the secrets to what makes dhaba-style recipes special, allowing you to recreate dhaba-style food at home!
Here Are 5 Dhaba-Style Veg Curry Recipes:
1. Dal Makhani
A Punjabi classic, this luscious and velvety dal is loved by almost everybody! This dal is an aromatic melange of whole spices along with cream to give its unique flavour and smooth texture. If you are a fan of the dal makhani served in dhabas, now you can make it at home too!
2. Kaju Masala Curry
This decadent gravy is a favourite among dhaba food lovers. Fried cashew nuts are cooked in a tangy and creamy gravy enriched with more cashews and tomatoes. Kaju masala curry is often served with tandoori naan or buttery kulcha to complement the creamy flavours.
3. Kadhai Paneer
Another classic creamy curry, kadhai paneer is always on our order whenever we eat out in a dhaba. This masaledaar paneer curry has a thick and creamy yoghurt-based gravy that is cooked in many aromatic spices.
4. Soya Chaap Masala
If you are a fan of soya chaap, then soya chaap masala may just be your go-to order at dhabas. This tantalising and spicy curry has juicy pieces of soya chaap bathed in a series of hot spices. Enjoy this dhaba-style soya chaap masala with laccha paratha or steamed rice.
5. Pindi Chole
Chatpata and spicy, this pindi chole is a flavourful curry prepared with white chickpeas. This chole curry has an interesting ingredient that gives it an earthy flavour, and that is tea leaves. It is enriched with black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves.
Try out these Dhaba-style vegetarian curries and let us know in the comments section which one is your favourite!