Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cooking Tips: How to thicken the gravy/curry/stew?

We all, some or the other time end up with a thin gravy/curry instead of a thicker version. Here are some tips to thicken the gravy/curry. One of the these will do the trick for you!


  • Mash boiled potato thoroughly & add it to the boiling gravy.  
  • Add 2 tablespoons of potato flakes to the gravy & boil it.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch/all purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of water. Ensure no lumps & add it to the boiling gravy/curry. The gravy should thicken slowly.
  • If the gravy is coconut based, then grind together 2 tablespoons of fresh/frozen coconut with 1 teaspoon of rice to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the gravy & boil. You could replace rice with soaked cashew nuts too.