There is no doubt about the fact that Indian cooking is rich and robust. We use a ton of ingredients, masalas, herbs and whatnot in each of our dishes. But when it comes to bringing out that restaurant-style flavour in our home-cooked meals, that's where some of us might miss out. It is undoubtedly challenging to get that kind of taste at home, but when you know the right tips to do the same, making the same dish with a richer flavour becomes easy. So, to help you out, here we bring you some tips to master the gravy of any dish. Generally, in Indian cooking, we use the same ingredients and spices to make gravies. However, when bringing out its flavour, we might not exactly know how to do that. These tips will help you with the same. Check them out below:
(Also Read: How To Make An All-In-One Gravy: Fit For All Kinds Of Indian Curries)
Tips On How To Make The Perfect Gravy
1. Roast The Veggies
We all love a good smoky flavour in our gravies. It increases the taste and amps up the dish in no time. So, before you blend the ingredients, take tomato, onions, garlic and ginger. Roast them in some oil, let it cool down and then blend to make a rich flavour.
2. Roast The Masalas
This one is another crucial step for bringing out the flavours. While there are a bunch of masalas that we add to any dish, you can take the whole spices and roast them first. This way, it will add the charred flavour to your gravy and bring out the taste of the whole spices.
3. Give It A Creamy Twist
If you are someone who avoids adding cream to their dishes, then this tip is just for you. When you are roasting the veggies, add some cashews to it. Cashews give the gravy a heavy and creamy texture that we love to devour!
4. Cook It For A Longer Time
We instantly turn off the gas when we notice the gravy's texture thickening. This should not be done; the gravy should be cooked for an extended period till the oil separates.
5. Add Hot Water
While cooking, several veggies emit water. As a result, you shouldn't use any more water. Aside from that, use lukewarm or hot water if you need to add water to the dish. The flavour of the vegetable will not be ruined, and it will be ready sooner after cooking.
Follow these easy tips and master making the perfect gravy!