How to make White Gravy -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Onions (प्याज़ ), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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White Gravy

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for White Gravy Recipe

  • Onions quartered 4 large

  • Cashewnuts 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Mawa (khoya) grated 1/4 cup

  • Yogurt whisked 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Place onions in a pan. Add a cup of water and boil till soft. Drain and cool. Grind into a smooth paste.

Step 2

Soak the cashewnuts in half cup of warm water for half an hour and grind to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a handi and add boiled onion paste.

Step 3

Stir and add garlic paste, ginger, paste, green cardamoms, slit green chillies.

Step 4

Stir and add grated mawa and cashewnut paste. Stir. Add half cup of water and mix. Cook on low heat for five to ten minutes.

Step 5

Add whisked yogurt, salt and white pepper powder. Stir and cook for a minute. Cool.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.