Tag Archives: vegetarian

Bottlegourd curry/Sorakkai kootu (Lauki and moong dal curry) – How to make sorakkai kootu recipe

Bottlegourd kootu is a delicious curry made with bottlegourd (lauki) and moong dal and cooked in a spicy coconut masala  and is best had with plain rice and ghee.  It is a very popular South Indian dish.  Bottlegourd or lauki is also used for making halwa or kheer, which also tastes great.  This curry is

Homemade paneer recipe – How to make soft paneer at home

Paneer is a fresh cheese which is a very common ingredient in the Indian cuisine.  It is made  by curdling milk with a fruit or vegetable acid like lemon juice, vinegar or curd. It is then pressed with a heavy weight to set and then cut into pieces. Making paneer at home is a lot

Dum aloo recipe – How to make dum aloo recipe – potato recipes

Dum aloo is  a potato based dish which goes well with rotis  and naans.  Here small potatoes are used, which are first deep fried and then slowly cooked in a spiced gravy, at a low flame.  Dum aloo is a very popular cuisine from Kashmir.  In this recipe, I have not deep fried the potatoes

Jowar dosa or jolada dose recipe – How to make jowar dosa recipe – healthy dosa recipes

Jowar dosa – an instant dosa recipe which is not only healthy but also delicious breakfast dish.  Jowar also called as sorghum is high in nutrition.  It is gluten free, rich in fibre, high in protein, controls blood sugar levels, good for bone health and packed with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients.  For making this dosa,

Dahi aloo recipe – How to make dahi wale aloo recipe – potato recipes

Dahi aloo is a yoghurt or curd based gravy recipe made with potatoes, curd and spices.  This is a no onion no garlic recipe which can be prepared very easily and quickly with ingredients easily available at home.  This is a quick side dish which  goes well with rotis and steamed rice.  It has a

Chickpea peanut salad recipe – How to make chana moongphali salad recipe – salad recipes

Chickpea peanut salad is a very refreshing and nutritious salad recipe made with chickpeas, peanuts, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.  This salad is rich in proteins and fibre which will keep you full for a longer period of time.  It is also a tangy snack which can be served either warm or chilled.  Except for

Karela subzi recipe – How to make bittergourd curry recipe – Karela recipes

Karela subzi or bittergourd curry is a sweet, sour and spicy curry made with bittergourd, onions, tomatoes and Indian spices.  It is generally served with rotis or rice.  Karela or bittergourd vegetable is not liked by many as it is very bitter in taste.   You can add sugar or jaggery to balance the bitterness

Spring onion pakora recipe – How to make spring onion fritters recipe – spring onion recipes

Pakoras or pakodas  is a very popular Indian snack where onions are battered with besan or chickpeas flour along with spices and deep fried in cooking oil.  It is a popular teatime snack  and tastes best as it is or  with ketchup or green chutney and best enjoyed on pleasant monsoon season or winter days.

Curd dosa or sponge dosa (soft dosa) – How to make sponge dosa with curd – dosa recipes

Curd dosa is a tasty soft dosa made with rice, flattened rice  and curd.  It is best served with sambar or coconut chutney.  In this recipe, curd is added which gives a nice texture and sour taste to the dosas.  Curd also helps in fermentation process and brings a porous texture to the dosa.  This

Carrot rice recipe – How to make carrot rice recipe – rice recipes

Carrot rice – a healthy and delicious rice recipe made with grated carrots and rice.  It is best served with curd, papad or raita.  Carrot rice is an ideal lunch box dish too, as this dish can be prepared instantly and in a jiffy.  This recipe is a good way of including carrots in your