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So excited to share with you all, Ministry of Curry’s top 10 most popular recipes of 2021! These are the recipes that you guys tried and enjoyed the most. All these winner recipes are comfort foods that are easy to make and are packed with authentic taste and flavors.
2021 was a year packed with many wonderful memories around the dinner table with our loved ones as we continued to cook and enjoy homemade meals.
Last year’s highlight for many of us was the meal planning! It allowed us to become more organized and efficient in our kitchen while reducing food wastage. Meal planning not only saves time but also money. With a little bit of meal prepping, cooking became simple, easy, and fun.
Interested in meal planning? Check out my entire year of meal plans – both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options with a weekly menu, recipes, grocery shopping checklist!
My Mom’s 21 ingredients Garam Masala once again made it to the top ten list! Cooking at home brought us so much love and comfort. 2021 also saw many of us reviving our traditional family recipes. I am grateful that my family’s heirloom recipes made it to your kitchen tables.
Quite possibly the most well-known rice dish from India, biryani can be found throughout the country, though there are subtle variations from region to region. But one thing is consistent: the process to make it is long and complex. My family’s treasured recipe transforms biryani into a quick, accessible dish. This meal is made of fragrant basmati rice, tender spiced chicken, and caramelized onions, and it can be cooked in less than an hour while maintaining the same authentic flavor and texture of traditional versions.
LOVE that so many of you guys made this family recipe in 2021! When I worked on this recipe with my mom in 2017 it was my effort to document an heirloom recipe. I never thought that thousands of you will make this garam masala recipe with 20+ spices. Thank you for all the feedback and lovely reviews.
Pav Bhaji is a spicy mashed vegetable dish, served piping hot with a dollop of butter, diced red onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Accompanied by warm buttery pan-toasted rolls, this visually delightful dish is sure to fill your tummy as well as your heart!
Sparkly, crisp and vibrant, are the buzzwords that instantly pop in my head when I behold a glass of freshly extracted deep-red pomegranate juice. One of the most refreshing drinks, this sweet and tart juice is superbly satisfying and is a treasure trove of health benefits.
Homemade electrolyte drinks! These DIY thirst quenchers are not only easy to make but also inexpensive. You can make them in your favorite flavors and the best part … knowing exactly what you are putting in your body!
South Indian food is my all-time favorite food. I have been making Idli batter at home for years and now with Instant Pot, the process of fermenting the batter has become a lot easier. The best part, I use the same batter to also make fluffy uttapam and crispy dosa too!
Love thy noodles will take on a new meaning altogether once you have tried the extremely popular Vegetable Hakka Noodles. Commonly served in most Indian restaurants and street-side eateries, these Indo-Chinese Hakka Noodles are a perfect balance of crunch, relish, and goodness. Easy to make, these scrumptious stir-fry noodles tossed in delectable sauces and loads of vegetables make an awesome weeknight dinner.
Egg Biryani is a must-try recipe for all egg lovers as it promises to take your love for eggs to another level altogether. The zesty marinade for egg biryani is made from freshly ground spices, grated ginger, minced garlic, chopped mint, and cilantro. This fresh and pungent marinade lends an unmistakable character to the otherwise humble boiled eggs and makes this dish one of the most tasteful meals.
Chicken Karahi or Chicken Kadai is a spicy, homestyle chicken curry with fragrant spices and fresh ginger. My recipe explains how to make this flavor-packed and authentic tasting chicken curry in just a few simple steps using Instant Pot or a skillet.
Misal Pav is a vibrant meal consisting of a spicy sprouted bean curry topped with crunchy Farsan, crisp red onions, and fresh cilantro that is served with lightly buttered Pav or dinner rolls. The bold flavors of this peppery dish are accentuated with a dash of lemon, packing in an explosion of flavors in every bite.
If you have made any of Ministry of Curry’s Recipes over the past year, be sure to leave a comment! I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do try my recipes, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Seeing you share photos of your creations truly makes my day.
With a blog packed with 350 recipes, it is unfair to highlight just the top 10. There is a good chance that your favorite recipe is not on this list. If you have a recipe that you have enjoyed please rate the recipe on the recipe card and leave me a comment! Your feedback, support, and encouragement motivate me to bring you more incredible recipes year after year.
Thank you to my MOC Family! Happy new year 2022 – With lots of love and gratitude, Archana Mundhe.
Hey there! I am a techie turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger. I love food and enjoy developing easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.