Bagara Baingan is a very popular vegetarian dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine. It’s generally served along with Hyderabadi biryani or plain steamed rice. It’s a very delicious dish made with brinjals. Peanuts and sesame seeds add a very nutty and unique flavour to this dish. I made this few days back for lunch. I hadRead more about Bagara Baingan… Read More!
Ladies finger or Okra, is known as bhindi in hindi and vendaikai in Tamil. It’s good source of protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus folic acid and fibre. It’s low in potassium and sodium, hence can be included for renal patients when the diet has to have restricted sodium and potassium. My family loves bhindi in allRead more about Stuffed Bhindi Masala… Read More!
Chole is a very popular Punjabi dish, a spicy and delicious gravy generally served with bhature or rice. Chick peas are known as Chole or kabuli chana in hindi and konda kadalai in Tamil. I and my daughter are very fond of having Chole and rice for lunch. Few days back I had left overRead more about Aloo Chole… Read More!
This is my own creation, inspiration from a South African recipe which I saw in a tv show, The Global Menu by chef Ranveer Brar. I don’t remember the name of the dish though. The dish was made with green apple, yam, sweet potato, chicken, eggs and milk. I was very fascinated to see appleRead more about Yam, Sweet Potato and Green Apple Stew… Read More!
My daughter wanted me to make thepla ( Gujarati flat bread/ roti) for lunch today. I had bhindi, so I decided to make a gravy with bhindi ( lady’s finger is known as bhindi in Hindi and vendaikai in Tamil). I saw that I had coconut milk too. That gave the idea to make aRead more about Bhindi Stew… Read More!
Guthi Vankaya Pulusu or Gutti Vankaya Pulusu is a very traditional Andhra dish. Tender violet brinjals are stuffed with masala and cooked in tamarind extract. Few days back, my school junior and my sweet friend Deepika, shared a very interesting recipe of stuffed brinjal curry with me. She was very excited and told me inRead more about Guthi Vankaya Pulusu… Read More!
I had planned to make matar( peas is known as matar in Hindi) paneer for lunch today. While cooking the peas, I got this sudden idea of making it as a stew. So, I immediately made few changes in the recipe and made this stew. Generally I never shallow fry the paneer while making matarRead more about Paneer Peas Stew… Read More!
Brinjals are known as Vankaya in Telugu. Gutti Vankaya Kura is s very authentic dish from Andhra cuisine. Tender brinjals are stuffed with fresh, ground masala, sautéed and simmered in tamarind gravy. It’s a rich, spicy sweet , sour and a very delicious gravy which can be served with rice or roti. I made itRead more about Gutti Vankaya Kura… Read More!
A very easy way to make a vegetable curry more healthy and wholesome is by adding some pulses to it. Today, I made cabbage curry with green chick peas. You can add any pulse of your choice. I added chick peas as I had some leftover. The curry was indeed very tasty and the chickRead more about Cabbage and Chickpeas Curry… Read More!
Avial ( aviyal) is a very traditional dish from Kerala. It’s very popular in Tamil Nadu also. It’s a part all vegetarian wedding menus in Tamil Nadu. It’s a very important dish in Onam sadhaya ( the elaborate meal that is made during Onam). In Tamil Nadu, avial is served with adai, a thick dosaRead more about Avial… Read More!