Category Archives: Vegetable – dry

Methi subzi or bhaji recipe or how to make methi subzi recipe

Methi or fenugreek leaves contains protein, fibre, vitamin C, niacin, potassium and iron. Methi has been found to lower cholesterol and triglycerides and it also helps increase good cholesterol levels in the body. So do try to include methi in your regular diet. Methi Bhaji prepared with fresh green methi leaves is a very simple, easy and healthy recipe prepared with fenugreek leaves, onions, tomatoes and mild spices. With minimum use of spices it helps bring out the flavor of fenugreek. Methi subzi is slightly dry making it ideal to be served as side dish for rotis, chapatis or steamed rice. Other delicious recipes using fenugreek include Methi Rice and Methi Matar Malai Curry. While fresh methi is a good choice for using in these dishes, you can also go for dried methi, known as kasuri methi, to make these delicious fenugreek recipes.

Fenugreek leaves (methi) stir-fry recipe

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 stir-fry recipe

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..

Banana/plantain stem stir fry recipe

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 recipe

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 poriyal or yam vegetable 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/kheera ki sabzi or cucumber dish recipe

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 recipe

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.

Thondekai palya or tendli fry recipe

Tindora or thondekai stir fried with grated coconut and spices.

Bendekai palya or bhindi fry or okra subzi recipe

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.