Paatra or Gujarati Patra is nothing but Fried Colocasia Leaf Rolls. Popular in Surat and […]
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.
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