Heerekai or ridgegourd bajji (pakoda) recipe

bajji

Ridgegourd or heerekai bajji is very traditional and popular snack especially in South India. It is made with ridgegourd vegetable, gram flour and spices and deep fried. A perfect tea time snack during monsoons,

Hagalkai kootu or bittercourd/karela curry

hagalkai kootu

Hagalkai kootu or bittergourd curry is traditional south indian curry made from bittergourd, tamarind and tur dal. Bittergourd curry is very delicious and healthy too. It is best served with steamed rice.

Nippattu or Thattai recipe

nipattu

Nippattu is a very popular snack from Karnataka especially from Mysore and Bangalore. Nippattu is usually deep fried but can also be baked. It is a crispy and spicy snack which is perfect for tea time munching. This recipe is contributed by my close friend, Mrs. Usha Nayaka who also happens to be a Mysorean.

Capsicum paneer paratha recipe

Capsicum paneer paratha

Capsicum paneer paratha is a delicious North Indian recipe which is a healthy combination of capsicum and cottage cheese. It is best served with butter or pickles or curd.

Palak paneer

palakpaneer

Palak paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with spinach and cottage cheese. A good combination of rich and healthy food and perfect accompaniment for rotis, naans and pulao.

White pumpkin yoghurt curry or poosanikai mor kuzhambu

white pumpkin kadhi

White pumpkin yoghurt curry is a mildly spiced yogurt gravy and is best served with steamed rice. Ashgourd or white pumpkin has many medicinal and nutritional properties and is one of the healthy vegetables. White pumpkin is low on calories but high in water content and is ideal for weight watchers. It helps relieve frequent colds and aids digestion. White pumpkin yoghurt curry is a traditional south indian recipe using ashgourd and yoghurt.

Aloo bhindi

aloo bhindi

A north indian side dish made with potatoes and ladysfinger and cooked with spices. Aloo bhindi goes well with rotis, naans or parathas. It is a very delicious and healthy dish and is very easy to prepare.

Akki rotti

akki rotti

Akki rotti means rice pancake in Kannada. It is a rice based breakfast dish which is very popular in Karnataka. It is made of rice flour which is mixed with onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, chana dal, cumin seeds, salt and water and heated on a tawa/pan till light brown. Akki rotti is also served as an evening snack. This Akki rotti recipe has been contributed by one of my very close friends, Mrs. Usha Nayaka who happens to be a Mysorean. I am very grateful to her for sharing Akki rotti recipe to all my visitors who, I am sure would be benefitted by this recipe.

Togari bele pudi or paruppu podi or kandi podi or tur dal powder

togari bele pudi

Togari bele pudi means tur dal powder. This powder is very simple to make and is eaten with hot rice and little ghee or sesame oil. This powder is usually available at all south indian households. It is a well known podi in Andhra meals which is incomplete without this podi.

Vegetable fried rice recipe

fried rice

A very popular and delicious chinese rice dish which is usually served with a gravy dish. It is a combination of vegetables like french beans, spring onions, carrot, capsicum and cabbage and spices and can be cooked faster. It is a lighter and healthy version of fried rice. Spring onions are important as it gives flavour to the fried rice.