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.

Lemon Rice
Lime, Rice

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice or Chitranna is a popular South Indian rice dish made for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most South Indian households, whenever there is any rice leftover, it is made into lemon rice for next day breakfast or packed into office/school lunch. It is very easy to make and […]

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. Pineapple Sheera is a delicious […]

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 […]

Spinach Bhajia (Palak Bhajia)
Snacks, Spinach

Spinach Bhajia (Palak Bhajia)

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. Spinach Bhajia is […]

Tali Bhindi
Bhindi, Snacks

Tali Bhindi

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.     A delicious and simple crispy fried bhindi.

Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple Mor Kulambu)
Onam, Pineapple

Pineapple Pulissery

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 […]

Vazhaipoo Vadai
Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai

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 Sambar (Onion Sambar)
Onion, Sambar

Vengaya Sambar

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 Recipe
Paneer, Spinach

Palak Paneer

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 […]

Spinach Burger
Burgers, Spinach

Spinach Burger

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 […]