Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family. It is high in Vitamin C and dietary fibre and it has more nutrients than any other vegetable. The best form of eating this vegetable is to either boil or steam with little spices added to it. The health benefits of broccoli are very extensive. It prevents osteoarthritis, protects your skin against the effects of uv light, reduces cancer risk, protects from heart damage and lot of other benefits. Broccoli is a simply stir fry recipe made with broccoli florets, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.
Raita is an accompaniment for rice, pulao or biryani. Bhindi raita is made with ladyfinger, yogurt and seasoned with spices and is generally served chilled.
In kannada, sihi means sweet and avalakki means beaten rice. Sihi avalakki is a festival sweet dish made of beaten rice and jaggery. It is usually made on Gokulashtami/Janmashtami day, as an offering to Lord Krishna.
Methi matar malai is a rich North Indian dish made from fenugreek leaves, green peas and fresh milk cream. It is best served with rotis and naans.
Dal palak is a north indian cuisine and a healthy dish made of spinach leaves and lentils. This dish tastes great with rice as well as rotis.
Tomato bath or tomato bhath is a very delicious and simple to make recipe and a popular south indian dish. Tomatoes gives a tangy taste and flavour to the rice.
Heerekai chutney made from the peels of ridgegourd, coconut and tamarind. It is a good accompaniment for hot rice and dosas. Ridgegourd is called as peerkangai in Tamil and turai in hindi. It is low in fat and high in dietary fibre, vitamin C and iron. It also helps in strengthening your immune system against any infection.
Besan ladoo is a very traditional and popular indian sweet made with besan, ghee and sugar. It is very easy to prepare and very often made during Diwali festival or any festive occasions. Besan ladoos are very nutritious and healthy too, as nuts like pistachios, almonds and cashewnuts are added to it.
Peas and paneer pulao is a nutritious and delicious rice dish. It can be served as a one pot meal with raita or papad as a light accompaniment.