10 North Indian Curries Perfect For Special Weekend Dinners, Parties & Festivals

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DIWALI is just around the corner and with this festival we get an opportunity to meet our dear and loved ones, as we all gather at one place to celebrate one of the biggest festival of India. And when the entire family is together, the celebration starts with food, especially on the day of Diwali. Delicious starters, mouth watering main course and aromatic desserts, we can't think of any better day to make a rich meal which is enjoyed by everyone in the family.

When it comes to make this huge meal for the entire family, we are always stuck by the dilemma about what to make that satisfy everyone's taste buds. We have so many vegetables that we use for our everyday meals, but we are always looking for recipes which are new and unique. Therefore, we have lined up some inviting and aromatic North Indian Gravy Recipes that you can include in your festive meals. The best part about these recipes are that they are super easy to make and requires only day to day ingredients.

While, we always tend to make Paneer based dishes when there is a special occasion, we have also included some of the vegetables that you use for your everyday cooking such as Bhindi, Cauliflower, Fenugreek Leaves, Potato etc. We have also included recipes made from Mushrooms, Baby Corn that will surely satisfy your taste buds. 

Along with these Curries, you can make a Dry Sabzi, a Dal, a Raita, Rice or Pulav and any Roti/Phulka/Paratha of your choice to complete a meal. In the end, serve a Indian Dessert such as Halwa, Barfi, Bengali Mithai, Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla or any other Mithai of your choice to complete the meal on a sweet note. 

Then, what are you waiting for? Plan your Diwali menu and don't forget to include these oh-so-delicious North Indian Curries in your festive meal. Do try them and let us know how you and your family liked it!

  • 1. Amritsari Gobi Matar Recipe (Punjabi Style Creamy Cauliflower and Peas Curry)

    Cauliflower and Green Peas are two of those vegetables which are commonly used to make eveyday sabzis. If you are bored of your regular sabzi, then so give this Amritsari Gobhi Matar a try. 

    In this recipe, Amritsari Gobi Matar, the cauliflower and peas are cooked together in a spicy tomato cream base. This dish is healthy and is completely vegan and gluten free.

  • 2. Healthy Methi Matar Malai (No Cream) Recipe

    Healthy and full of Iron, you should definitely give this Light & Healthy Methi Matar Ki Sabzi a try. It is a mouth watering curry that is most often made with a lot of cream and cashew nuts, making it heavy.

    This recipe is light and nutritious and made with ingredients like hung curd and almonds to neutralize the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. So if you are looking for something healthy and delicious, do make this dish for your festive meal.

  • 3. Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

    Do you like Koftas? If yes, then how about making a Kofta curry. In this recipe, we have made delicious and flavourful Koftas made from Paneer and Cauliflower and then cooked it in a delicious tangy tomato based gravy.

    Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry is mildly spicy gravy with moderate use of cream to make the curry silky smooth. Perfect for your house parties, this dish will be a winner on your food table!

  • 4. Shahi Bhindi Recipe in Cashew Nut Gravy (Okras in Cashew Nut Curry)

    Bhindi, a vegetables which is available in all the seasons and is often cooked in every household. Usually, we just chop the bhindi and saute it along with basic masalas for our everyday sabzi. But if you are bored of your regular sabzi, then you must this Shahi Bhindi a try!

    In Shahi Bhindi Recipe, bhindi is cooked in rich and creamy cashew nut gravy that gives this curry a royal taste. This recipe of Shahi Bhindi gives a good twist to a classic Bhindi Masala recipe.

  • 5. Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

    Hariyali Paneer Tikka Masala Gravy, a rich and flavourful Punjabi curry which Cottage Cheese traditionally called as paneer is the star ingredient. It is a green curry and thus it is called as Hariyali Curry.

    The green curry in this dish is made with a combination of coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies and ginger. Paneer is marinated and cooked in Tandoor which gives a succulent texture to the panner and is then added to this flavourful gravy.


  • 6. Mushroom Pasanda Recipe (Butter Fried Mushrooms in Tomato Almonds and Cream Gravy)

    Mushroom Pasanda is a delicious creamy Mughlai gravy made with button mushroom, spices, saffron and cream. This is a rich gravy which really goes well with Phulkas, Parathas, Jeera Rice or any Pulao of your choice.

    The addition of almonds into the curry along with roasted mushrooms and spices, brings out a very festive feel to this dish. 

  • 7. Mixed Vegetable Handi Recipe

    Mixed Vegetable Handi, a delicious combination of vegetables cooked in a rich gravy. If you have leftover vegetables, you can give this sabzi a try. 

    If you feel like eating something exotic, something like restaurant style then this recipe is perfect for you. Easy to make and it tastes exactly like the mixed vegetable sabzi we eat in restaurants.

  • 8. Dubki Wale Aloo Recipe (Potatoes In A Spicy North Indian Gravy)

  • 9. Baby Corn Butter Masala Recipe

    If you like Paneer Butter Masala, then you will like this Baby Corn Butter Masala Recipe too. It is a classic all-time favorite dish of the North Indian Cuisine.

    In this recipe the baby corn, the crispy baby corn is simmered in creamy tomato based gravy. Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular vegetarian dish in the menu of restaurants in the Northern Province but we have created a twist by adding baby corn.

  • 10. Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe

    If you are looking for a Paneer in white rich gravy, then your search gets over here. Nawabi Paneer Curry Recipe is a lip smacking Hyderabadi dish, with a rich base of coconut and cashew nut gravy with lightly pan roasted paneer triangles.

    The addition of green peas and red bell pepper in the dish adds a lovely crunch along with the soft paneer, all of which is dunked in a smooth creamy gravy. This dish is apt for your dinner parties or kitty parties or just as a fancy weekend meal for your family.