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.

Cabbage Manchurian
Cabbage, Chinese

Cabbage Manchurian

Cabbage Manchurian is a delicious Indo-Chinese appetizer snack that is sweet, crunchy and spicy. While most people know only the Gobi Manchurian, Cabbage Manchurian Dry is also a popular manchurian dish from the Chinese cuisine. In some places, this is also called as Chinese Pakoda. To make this cabbage manchurian […]

Gobi 65 (Cauliflower 65)
Cauliflower, Snacks

Gobi 65 (Cauliflower 65)

Gobi 65 or Cauliflower 65 is a very popular restaurant dish often served as an appetizer. Cauliflower pieces are marinated in a spiced batter and deep fried. This restaurant popular dish is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.   Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Gobi […]

Tomato Salsa
Chutneys and Sauces, Tomato

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Nothing satisfies like a fresh tomato salsa in the middle of summer. Scooped up on corn chips or piled liberally on the tacos of the day, the mélange of ingredients creates an irresistible symphony of fresh flavor. With red tomatoes, green cilantro, and red onions, it is as pleasing to look at as it is to taste. Triple or quadruple this recipe at the height of the season because there’s never enough.

Aloo Paneer Chaat
Chaat, Paneer, Potato

Aloo Paneer Chaat

Aloo Paneer Chaat is a delicious, tangy and easy to make chaat dish. It is ideal as an appetizer or can also be served as an evening snack. This is bound to be a hit with the little ones at home. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Aloo Paneer Chaat […]

Aloo Nazakat
Paneer, Potato, Snacks

Aloo Nazakat

Aloo Nazakat is a Tandoori starter dish where crispy fried potato shells are filled with a paneer and potato mixture, marinated in a yogurt sauce and baked. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Aloo Nazakat A Tandoori starter that is quite popular in various restaurants. Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr […]

Tomato Rasam
Rasam, Tomato

Tomato Rasam

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 […]

Mushroom Dosa
Dosa, Kids, Mushroom

Mushroom Dosa

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 Apricot Cake
Apple, Cakes

Apple and Apricot Cake

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
Diwali, Kesari, Navratri, Pineapple

Pineapple Kesari

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
Baisakhi, Carrot, Diwali, Halwa, Navratri

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

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 […]