Category Archives: Vegetable – dry
Fenugreek leaves gives you all the goodness associated with green vegetables. It is a good source of iron and rich in fibre content. Inspite of so many benefits, people avoid eating fenugreek because of its bitterness. The solution is to either add the fenugreek leaves to foods like dals, curries or mix it with the flour to make tasty methi parathas. Fenugreek (methi) stir fry is a easy and quick vegetable made with fenugreek leaves, split yellow moong dal and coconut. It serves a good side dish for rice. I add sugar at the end to reduce the bitterness of the leaves and benefits be utilised to the fullest.
Beetroot is a simple and quick stir-fry recipe which is a good accompaniment for rice. Beetroot is low in fat and full of vitamins and minerals. It is a natural blood purifier. It is also rich in fibre and helps to lower cholesterol levels too. So try this simple stir fry recipe and include it in your daily diet..
Plantain stem fry or vazhathandu poriyal is a very healthy and tasty vegetable made with banana stem and spiced mildly and garnished with grated coconut. Plantain stem contains dietary fibre which helps in normal bowel movements, thereby reducing constipation problems. Plantains have more vitamin A than bananas which helps in enhancing skin complexion. Plantain stem stir fry is also very easy and quick to make and can be included in your daily diet.
Raw banana stir fry is one of the simplest and quickest recipe to make and it goes well as a side dish for rice and sambar. Raw banana stir fry also called as vazhakkai poriyal is a South Indian delicacy made with raw banana, red chillies, grated coconut and curry leaves. Now for the recipe…
Yam is known as suran in Hindi and senai kizhangu in Tamil. It is a good source of energy and high in dietary fibre. Yam vegetable or poriyal is a spicy preparation of yam, coconut and and mildly spiced with Indian spices. This vegetable preparation is more popular in Tamil Nadu and it goes well as a side dish for rice and curry.
Kakdi ki sabzi or cucumber stir fry recipe is very easy to make and healthy too. Fresh cucumber pieces are seasoned with red chillies,curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and garnished with grated coconut. Fresh curry leaves gives a nice flavour to the vegetable. It is made in South Indian style. Kakdi ki sabzi make a good accompaniment for rice.
Paruppu usili is a very popular South Indian side dish for rice. It is a dry curry made with clusterbeans, bengalgram dal, urad dal and red chillies.
Bendekai palya or bhindi fry is a simple and easy to make side dish which goes well with rotis as well as rice. Amchoor powder add a unique flavor to this preparation.