Tomato Rasam or Thakkali Rasam is a most popular and traditional South Indian dish. A spicy and tangy comfort food, it is typically served with hot steamed rice and a poriyal (side dish) of choice, it is also served as a soup especially when you are suffering from cold. Tomato […]
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and Vegetable Recipes have always been available in the Indian subcontinent in abundance. Therefore, you could find different veggies and fruits being used in all varieties of cuisines and recipes of India.
Vegetable salad, fruit salad, vegetable fries, caramelized fruits, vegetable pickles, fruit juices, and many other recipes mainly consist of either fruits or vegetables or both. You could also see some fruits like pineapple, jackfruit, etc. being used in curries and vegetable side recipes as well especially in the South Indian recipes.
Some people think that fruits and vegetables lose their nutrition after cooking. Though true in many cases, the Indian cuisines have been using fruits and vegetables to make papads, fries and many other dishes where they are completely cooked or fried.
The traditional Indian cooking methods used special techniques used special utensils made of mud to maintain the nutritional content of these recipes even after cooking. Blending of fruits and vegetables with spices, curds, and other ingredients is a common phenomenon in India.
Here, people love to eat pickles made from unripe mangoes so much that many varieties of mangoes are specially grown for pickle making purposes. Pulav and biryani made from veggies, fruits, and nuts have also become popular these days and people prefer to have them because of their nutritional value as well.
Fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and other nutrients which are essential for the overall well-being of our body. Vegetable wraps and side dishes are also popular in Indian food culture because they are both delicious and full of nutrients.
Each cuisine has a different method to cook these veggies and fruits. Some recipes need you to cook, boil or steam the veggies whereas in some recipes you might need to roast or deep fry them. All these variations only enhance the taste quotient of the Indian recipes and provide a sumptuous treat for parties and festivals.
Mushroom Dosa is a healthy and delicious breakfast dish for kids and adults alike. They can be also be served for lunch or dinner. Stuffed with a mushroom masala, this is a must-try. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as the masala would be quite sufficient. […]
Apple and Apricot Cake is a simple dessert cake to make. Unlike the usual cakes, this one is a different as typically apples are used for cheesecakes and not for regular cakes. Try this one and you will be amazed at how delicious and easy this Apple Apricot cake is. […]
Pineapple Kesari is a popular dessert made in South India and often served in weddings and special occasions. It is very easy to make and is very very tasty. A cousin to the popular Rava Kesari, this is a simple recipe that anyone can try. Print Recipe 0 from 0 […]
Carrot Halwa, also known as Gajorer halua, Gajrela or Gajar Pak, is a slow cooked traditional dessert made on almost all occasions. In fact, it is so simple and delicious to make that one doesn’t require a celebration to make it. Unlike many other sweet delicacies that require an intricate recipe […]
Spinach Bhajia is a crispy and delicious Indian snack recipe that is easy to make. Bhajias are a perfect tea time snack for the cold and rainy days and is popular across the country in different forms. Serve these delicious anytime snack with a chutney of choice. Print Recipe 0 […]
Tali Bhindi is a delicious snack where bhindi (okra) is dipped in a seasoned flour mixture and crispy fried to perfection. They are then seasoned with a spice mixture and served alongside a meal or as a snack. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Tali Bhindi A delicious […]
Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple Mor Kulambu) is a popular Kerala dish made with pineapple and curd. Served as part of Onam Sadya, this dish is best served with rice and side dish of choice. Pulissery is one of the traditional dishes made during the Onam festival and has many variations to […]
The banana plant is maybe the only one where all of its parts are put to use. Apart from the common fruit, the raw version, stem, leaves and even the flower is used in Indian cooking. Banana flower or Vazhaipoo (as it is known in Tamil) is extremely nutritious. Cleaning […]
Vengaya means onion in the Tamil language. Onion Sambar is one of the most favorite dishes in South Indian states which is ideal for a healthy breakfast. It is commonly served at every restaurant in South Indian and Sri Lankan states and also can be found in any restaurant that […]
Palak Paneer is probably one of the first paneer recipes that got popular in the common Indian households. The amicable combination of spinach and Indian cottage cheese is simply delicious and so healthy that one can hardly resist having it. The creaminess of paneer, cream and butter complement the earthy […]
Have you ever heard of a spinach burger recipe? If the answer is no then you are certainly missing out one of the most scrumptious and healthy burgers which also tastes like heaven. It might be hard to find a spinach burger recipe in a typical Indian restaurant or hotel […]
While you may be seeking to implement a perfectly healthy diet for your family, they are likely to come up with demands for something interesting and new. Presenting the dining table with stuff that has never been seen or tasted by your family members can sometimes be a challenging task. […]
Keerai Masiyal is a popular South Indian (especially Tamil Nadu) dish and served with hot rice. Manathakkali Keerai (or known as Black Nightshade in English and Makoi in Hindi) is rich in nutrients with lots of medicinal properties. Consumption of manathakkali keerai improves digestion, treats constipation, ulcers, headache, skin infections […]
Potato smileys (Smiley Face Potatoes) are loved by both kids and adults. The simple yet lip-smacking flavor of these crispy fries are an instant mood changer and taste the best when paired with tomato sauce. Smiley Face Potatoes are ideal for brunch or evening snacks and are good enough to […]
Aloo Paratha, an authentic recipe that originated from the Indian subcontinent is a favorite breakfast dish of many Indian families. Traditionally it is made with lots of ghee but you can also substitute it with oil. Actually, these brittle flatbreads are made with easily available ingredients like wheat flour, mashed […]
Lime Cordial is an refreshing lime juice variant which does not contain alcohol. However, due to its eccentric flavor and powerful lime punch, it is used in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It has a simple recipe and anyone can make it without much practice or culinary skills. Fresh lime […]
Vegetable soup is a popular recipe among the different types of soup recipes in India. It not only satiates our taste buds but is also very healthy as the nutrients of various vegetables are combined in one big bowl of hot soup! A bowl of vegetable soup can be devoured […]
Onion Rava Dosa is a delicious and crispy snack found in the menu of every South Indian restaurant. It is easy to make and is perfect for a great evening snack or breakfast. Rice flour and rava are the basic ingredients of this recipe and many more ingredients like onions, […]
Cheese corn balls are a combination of unique flavors of cheese and corn. A sumptuous cheese cornball is the one which is crunchy from outside but soft and creamy from the inside. You can either fry the cheese corn balls or bake them as per your wish. Fried ones are […]
There is a reason why certain fruits are seasonal and show up only during the hot summery days. While watermelon is the most likely fruit to pop into our mind, pineapple is not far behind. Likewise, in India, Lassi is another way to cool down and allow the body some […]
It’s summer already and the heat has just begun to show its strength. No doubt it will get stronger as each day passes. All one can think of is something to cool off the body. Well, make this Banana Berry Popsicle and stock it in your freezer to chill you […]
Yay! The Mango season is finally here. Time to snack on some delicious home made Mango Bars. When I was little, we would always travel to our Grandma’s place during summers. One of the major stations enroute used to be Vijayawada. As children, my cousins and I used to await […]
What would you do when there is leftover noodles? It’s a shame that most times, it get thrown away. This Noodles Cutlet recipe not only finishes off the leftovers, but also brings more life to snack time! Moreover, cutlets are all time favourites! Crispy on the outside and soft on […]
Salads are refreshing food and truly healthy. But what if one is on a low carb diet, dying to eat noodles along with their salad? It’s time for Strawberry and Zucchini Noodle Salad to the rescue. This quirky salad, with low carbs from zucchini and goodness of anti-oxidants from walnuts, […]
If you love Italian, you must love the Risotto – a classic dish from the land that gave us pasta and pizza. Rich, creamy and smooth, this classic dish reminds one of home and comfort. Let’s begin our risotto experience with the classic Mushroom Risotto, a.k.a Risotto ai funghi, as the […]
Salsa, a quintessential Mexican dip, bursting with flavour and spice. Think nachos, chips and tacos and the first thing that comes to mind is the Mexican Salsa. Made with tomatoes, onions, garlic and chilli peppers, this dip is heavy on flavour and health. Extremely simple to make, it is a […]
Keto Broccoli cutlet is a healthy meal in itself. One of the most common woes of a Keto/ Paleo lifestyle is the lack in variety. Happily, many regular recipes just need a bit of tweaking to “ketofy” them. It’s just a matter of innovation and patience & viola a keto-fied […]
Spinach and Paneer Crepes or Pancakes is a light, fluffy and wholesome meal that contains all the right nourishment needed to keep you going. Usually pancakes or crepes are considered a morning meal, but this version of our crepe is so versatile that you can make it a meal anytime […]