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.

Broccoli Cutlet
Broccoli, Cutlet, Diabetic, Ketogenic Diet, Snacks

Keto Broccoli Cutlet

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 Crepe
Egg, International, Spinach

Spinach and Paneer Crepes

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 […]

keerai rava idli
Idli, Spinach

Keerai Rava Idli (Spinach Rava Idli)

Ever since Rava Idli was invented, it has been an all time favourite and a go-to recipe for instant idlis. The simple Rava Idli can be disguised in many forms. One of them is our recipe of the day, Keerai Rava Idli. This is a 30-minute recipe that can be […]

Chena Mezhkkupuratti
Elephant Yam, Festival, Onam

Chena Mezhkkupuratti

Chena Mezhkkupuratti is a popular Kerala style stir fry recipe of Elephant Yam. Elephant Yam goes by many names like Chena in Kerala, Senai Kezhungu or Senai in Tamil Nadu and Suran across other parts of the country. This not-so-fashionable, wildly grown tuber, has not yet gained the popularity in the […]

Carrot and Pineapple Muffins
Carrot, Muffins, Pineapple

Carrot and Pineapple Muffins

Carrot and Pineapple Muffins make a good snack any time of the day and is perfect for parties. A delicious combination of carrot and pineapples, these muffins are easy to make. Ingredients: Fine Sugar – 2 1/4 tblsp Carrot – 1/3 cup, finely grated Egg – 1 Canned Pineapple – […]

Watermelon Mocktail
Mocktail, Watermelon

Watermelon Mocktail

Watermelon Mocktail is a delicious mocktail drink made with watermelon, grapes, pomegranate seeds, honey and dates syrup. A refreshing and delicious drink, it is a yummy drink for any time. Ingredients: Watermelon – 250 gms Ginger – 1/2 inch piece Black grapes – 150 gms Pomegranate Seeds – 1 cup […]

Pineapple Jal Jeera
Fruit Juices, Pineapple

Pineapple Jal Jeera

A twist to the classic Jal Jeera, this Pineapple variation is a simple and delicious refreshment that can be served anytime. Ingredients: Pineapple Juice – 2 cups Water – 1/2 cup Mint Leaves – 1 tblsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds – 1/2 tsp Pepper – 1/8 tsp […]

Peanut Garlic Podi (Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder)
Garlic, Masala Powders

Peanut Garlic Podi

Peanut Garlic Podi is a Karnataka style chutney powder that is served with idli and dosa. A very basic powder, this is bound to be a hit with the kids. Add a little oil or ghee. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Peanut Garlic Podi Peanut Garlic Podi is a […]

Orange Peel Rasam
Orange, Rasam

Orange Peel Rasam

Orange peels are rich in anti-oxidants and helps in digestion related issues. Normally these are thrown away but here is a recipe that helps you get the most from these rich peels. The Orange Peel Rasam is unique and flavourful. Serve with hot rice. Ingredients: Orange Peel – 1/2 cup […]

Cauliflower Mint Rice
Cauliflower, Rice

Cauliflower Mint Rice

A refreshing and delicious rice with cauliflower and mint. This Cauliflower Mint Rice is ideal for lunch (be it at home or office) or dinner. Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1 cup Cooked Rice – 1 cup Onion – 1, Finely Chopped Green Chilli – As required Ginger garlic Paste – 1 […]

Avocado and Mint Soup
Avocado, Soup

Avocado and Mint Soup

This Avocado and Mint Soup is not only flavourful and delicious, it is also very easy to make. Ideal soup for any time of the day. Ingredients: Avocados – 2 Plain Flour – 1/4 cup Garlic Clove – 1 Vegetable Stock – 2 1/2 cups Spring Onions – 6 Butter […]

Tomato Pulao
Fast Food, Kids, Pulao, Tomato

Tomato Cheese Pulao

Tomato Cheese Pulao is a very popular and easy to make dish. Popular as a street food in Mumbai, the pulao is a perfect recipe for kids. This variation of the original dish adds cheese to the dish and is delicious & flavourful. Ingredients: Raw Rice/ Basmati Rice – 2 […]

mushroom salna
Curries and Gravies, Mushroom

Mushroom Salna

Popular in Tamilnadu, the Mushroom Salna is a delicious, easy to make side dish for chapati, roti or pulao. It is a versatile dish and can also be served with idli or dosa. Ingredients: Button Mushroom – 200gms Onion – 1 Shallots – 100gms Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Cashews […]

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
Cauliflower, Ketogenic Diet

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

A simple & tasty low-carb / keto snack, this homemade cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are delicious and easy to make. They make a great anytime snack or even can be served as a starter during lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Cauliflower Florets   –  1 cup Mozzarella Cheese –  1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese […]

Beetroot Vadam
Beetroot, Vadam and Vathal

Beetroot Vadam

Vadams and Vathals are a popular anytime snack across South India. They are often served as an accompaniment to main dishes and also as an evening snack to kids. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Beetroot Paste – 1 cup Javvarisi Paste – 1/2 cup Salt to Taste Green Chilly […]

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman
Banana, Kheer, Onam

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman (Nendram Pazham Payasam) is a popular dessert made for special occasions and festivals in Kerala. Onam Sadya is incomplete without this dish. This delicious and easy to make payasam is made using ripe bananas (nendram pazham), coconut milk and jaggery. Ingredients: Nendram Pazham (Banana) – 4 Saboodana […]

Mango Pulissery (Mambazha Pulissery)
Mango, Onam, South Indian

Mango Pulissery

Mango Pulissery is an authentic and traditional dish from the Kerala cuisine. A lip-smacking dish, it is an integral part of the Onam Sadhya menu. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp Water – 1 cup Curd – 1/2 cup Salt […]

Mango Peda
Christmas, Diwali, Mango, Onam, Paneer, Sweets

Mango Peda

Peda is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet made during festivals and occasions. The Mango Peda is a super simple recipe and makes for a great dessert to any festival, special occasion or parties. This peda is very popular during the summer months as the mangoes are in season. […]

Ladies Finger Pachadi
Bhindi, Onam, Pachadi

Ladies Finger Pachadi

A very simple and tasty dish usually served with rice items. For those who do not prefer ladies finger, this is an ideal dish for them to get started. Popularly served during festivals like Onam and during occasions like wedding, the ladies finger pachadi is very popular in South India […]

Mathanga Erissery
Onam, Pumpkin, Sambar

Mathanga Erissery

Erissery is one of the popular and traditional recipes of Kerala. It is an important dish on the Onam Sadhya menu. Mathanga Erissery / Pumpkin Erissery is made using pumpkin and coconut. The dish can be served as a side dish or with steamed rice. Ingredients: Pumpkin – 1/4 kg […]

Paneer Capsicum Curry Recipe
Capsicum, Curries and Gravies, Paneer

Paneer Capsicum Curry

Paneer Capsicum Curry is a delicious and easy to make side dish for rotis, naans or parathas. It can also be served with fried rice, pulaos or plain steamed rice too. Ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Paneer – 10 cubes Capsicum – 10 cubes Onion – 1, finely chopped […]

Cabbage Manchurian
Cabbage, Chinese, Fast Food, Snacks

Cabbage Manchurian

Cabbage Manchurian is a delicious Indo Chinese appetizer starter that is sweet, crunchy and spicy. While most people know only the Gobi Manchurian, this 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, you […]

Beetroot Kuzhi Paniyaram
Beetroot, Kids, Paniyaram

Beetroot Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kuzhi Paniyaram is a delicious South Indian snack often served for breakfast or evening tiffen. It is a staple of Chettinad cuisine. This beetroot variation is a refreshing twist to the usual kuzhi paniyaram recipe and also a good way to get kids to eat the vegetable. Ingredients: Beetroot – […]

palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds)
Curries and Gravies, Jackfruit

Palakottai Thokku

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds) are a rich source of carbs and proteins. During summer months, when jackfruits are in plenty, many households reserve the seeds after eating the fleshy portions. These seeds are either roasted and eaten as a snack or made into different recipes. This thokku is one such recipe […]