Snake Gourd is called Podale in Konkani. Mostly this vegetable is stir-fried like poriyal or used with dal to make kootu varieties. But to my surprise.. one Goan restaurant served them as appetizer in a buffet and that's how I got the idea for this recipe. Well.. those were deep fried with semolina and stuffed with meat. You must have probably had a shot of these if you've already tried any of those Mangalorean style buffets.
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Edible flowers anyone?? Quite surprised to see that these were offered for a dollar a pint at my farmers market and coundn't resist buying. Once these were tossed and other well known flowers like cauliflower, broccoli and artichokes were given importance. But things to do change, nowadays these zucchini flowers are gaining more popularity… and considered gourmet due to its medicinal properties. What do you think they have the most??? Rich folic acid, so give it try if you happen to see…
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Small white beans are always considered staple here in USA as they go in most of their food preparations. They are well suited for soups, stews, salads and chunky chili. Baked form is most relished and used as dip for variety for breads. In my home once in a week we have SSS day.. ??? Ok its Soup, Salad and Sandwich day and I always try to make it hearty to go with a light sandwich. This recipe of mine is close to "Ruby Tuesdays" restaurant chains White chili, give it a try and see if it matches the taste.
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Masala Vadai takes a healthy transformation in this recipe. Bengal gram / Kadala Paruppu is teamed with broccoli to make this crispy snack. You can either fry them in the form of fritters or vadai shaped. Either way this recipe will bend to your needs to make you a broccoli addict.
Broccoli Fritters / Broccoli Vadai / Broccoli Paruppu Vadai / Aama Vadai / Dal Vadai / Dhal Vadai / Lentil Vadai / Fritters
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Baba Ganoush is a famous Middle- Eastern dish or dip primarily made with roasted mashed eggplants and sesame paste called Tahini. Mostly this is prepared like a thick dip for toasted pita bread and served as an appetizer. This is almost like our Indian Baigan Bharta except includes fresh sesame paste and citrousy lemon juice and few seasonings. As far as the recipe for simple Baba Ghanosh goes, eggplants are fire roasted or grilled , then the pulp is scooped, mashed with Tahini and salt, garnished with lemon juice and fresh parsley.
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Green gram is full of proteins. long time i had an idea of trying vadai out of green gram. rececntly i tried it for evening snack it came out really good and tasted yummy. try it out . . . → Read More: Green Gram Medhu Vadai
Chilli Gobi is an appetizer or starter commonly found in restaurant menus. This is similar to cauliflower manchurian except its extremely spicy, more Indianised. Unlike manchurian this is not a chunky or wet, this is very dry with less saucy stuff.
Chilli Cauliflower / Sauteed Gobi / Chili Gobi / Restaurant Style / Dry Indian Manchurian / Spicy Chilli Cauliflower / Cauliflower Stir fry
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Spinach with broken cashews combined with spiced up flour blend to make this crispy snack. Pakoda mostly termed as "Pakora" in North Indian Sweet stalls are very rich with loads of ghee and nuts and usually seen with the combination of any leafy or mixed vegetables. This recipe of mine is for one such variety, petty much similar to regular pakoda with few additions.
Palak Pakoda / Spinach Pakoda / Keerai Pakoda / Cashewnut Pakoda / Pakodi / Ulli Pakodi / Pakora / Pattanam Pakoda / Sweet Stall Pakoda / Mint Street Style / Ghee Pakoda
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These are swirl puffs with veggie and cheese stuffing, a great party platter or a simple evening snack.
Puff Pasty / Pepperidge Farm / Spinach Pinwheels / Cheese Pinwheels
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This is a very tasty vadai made out of Black Eyed Pea[Pls refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyed_pea_%28disambiguation%29] Hopew u will like this.
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