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.

Onion Rava Dosa
Dosa, Onion

Onion Rava Dosa

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
Corn, Fast Food, Snacks

Cheese Corn Balls

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 […]

Pineapple Lassi
Lassi, Pineapple

Pineapple Lassi

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 […]

Aam Papad
Dessert, Fruits and Vegetables, Mango, Sweets

Mango Bars / Aam Papad

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 […]

Noodles cutlet
Cutlet, Fast Food, Kids, Potato, Snacks

Noodles Cutlet

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 […]

Mushroom Risotto
Italian, Mushroom

Mushroom Risotto

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 […]

Mexican Salsa
Mexican, Tomato

Mexican Salsa

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 […]