Category: Indian vegetarian

Mushroom Hara Dhania

One day I asked hubby, lunch pe kya banau. He says kuch light hi banana. Hmpf. Now what to do. Can’t think of making simple sabzi. Then remembered a wonderful recipe by a foodie chef – Jaspreet Nirula. It’s the most aromatic flavoursome dish ever. So lunch was simple dal roti and the awesome Mushroom Hara Dhania. …

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Wholewheat Jackfruit fritters

I absolutely adore ripe Jackfruit. I know there are mixed feelings about this fruit but I am its biggest fan. I just wait for the season to gorge on them. Recently I found some at the supermarket and immediately bought it. Enjoyed about half of it till I thought, i should try to make something …

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Fluffy Idlis with Sambhar and coconut chutney

Busting some myths – The South Indian is not always a Madraasi. We have 5 states. Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu – The South Indian women are only clad in heavy Kanjivaram sarees with gajra on her oily hair. Check my profile pick as the myth buster here – The South Indian …

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Mangalorean Bhindi Curry & Beans Upkari

Before marriage, most of our home cooked meals were always saars, resaas and upkaris. That in translation means coconut based curries or dry veggies. Post marriage, being married to a Pahadi, I cook south indian simple food only occasionally. Today’s lunch was a tangy Bhindi curry in a spiced coconut gravy with some steamed rice. …

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Pindi Chhole on mini Laccha Parathas

I have been making Chhole since years and they always turn out wonderful. Spicy, tangy and I thought it can’t get better than this. Well it just did. I recently read an article how dried lentils like chickpeas, rajma , beans, etc don’t need to be soaked before cooking. So went ahead and straight away …

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Hyderabadi Dum Baingan and Tomato Saar

An amalgamation of simple home cooked South Indian dishes. Hyderabadi baingan and Mangalorean tomato saar served with steamed rice. The Baingan is spicy and tangy with a pickle like flavour to it. The recipe is courtesy veg recipes of India and I am a big fan of Dassana’s cooking. The tomato saar is my moms …

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Mangalorean Padengi Gassi with Masala Dahi Bhaath

A home cooked Mangalorean meal usually features Padengi gassi – green moong coconut curry and a dahi bhaath. The tangy curd rice is such a wonderful partner to the spicy creamy lentil curry. Its the simple meals that we crave at times and it never fails to satiate our tastebuds and cravings.   Padengi gassi – green …

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Mangalorean Pineapple Menaskai

  Menaskai – A perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy. Any traditional occasion and this dish makes a star entry. Eagerly awaited as it comes towards the end of a sit down banana leaf meal just before the desserts. I know many a family member who can travel distances for this curry. The best …

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