Paneer combined with mixed bell peppers tempered and saute id in spicy masala. Jalfrezi ~ Spicy diet also known as Kadai Paneer.
Pitlai is nothing but arachivitta(ground) sambar, mostly popular among the Brahmin community. This thick lentil gravy is prepared with freshly ground spices and vegetables. Mostly pitlai is made with Bitter gourd, brinjal, yams and squash. Here, I've attempted with Elephant foot yam.
Simple home style yam fry. This vegetable is quite hard to find here in US, some Oriental stores have them. Indian stores have these in the frozen aisle. (Karunai Kilangu / Sena Kilangu / Yam fry / Yam Varuval)
Elephant Foot Yam – English
Karunai Kizhangu / Sennai Kizhangu – Tamil
Chenna – Malayalam
Suran – Hindi / Marathi
Karrapendalam – Telugu
Moong sprouts seasoned with spices and cooked to perfection. Great healthy lunch box idea when rolled up in a warm chapatti or tortilla. ( Whole Green Gram – English, Paasi payaru– Tamil, Mudi Pesalu – Telugu, Sabut Moong – Hindi, Idi Hesuru – Kannada, Cherupayar – Malayalam )
Here's an easy recipe to bring home the most hated veggie on earth. Though Italian born, when given life with protein packed Indian lentils, this would no longer be looked down with a frown. Usili, a famous South Indian preparation takes an interesting twist in this recipe when combined with broccoli.
Most sort white kurma often served as a side for chapatti, iddiappam or appam in chettinad restaurants. This can be either made with meat or mixed vegetables. Here's the mixed vegetable version. (Chettinad White Kurma / Korma)
Zucchini is a summer squash which belongs to cucumber family. Had a couple of them at home and was breaking my head to come up a recipe to include this goody in our meal. Just then, when browsing my own site, a Thai yellow curry recipe, got displayed under the Google ads block, that's it!! a great idea popped up. This particular dish, usually comes with loads of zucchini squash combined with bell peppers and tastes similar to our kurma. Voila!!! that's how Zucchini kurma made its way into Spiceindiaonline.
Dhaba style preparations are always a treat for palates,… sizzling tandoori, kebabs and smoky masalas..literally makes us addicted to Punjabi food. Here's an easy preparation for one such dish…Green peas cooked in rich tomato gravy with special blend of Punjabi spices. Certain authentic Punjabi spices are very rare, not easily available in market, so have to come up with an easy solution. My quick pick was Chole masala, which has got a strong blend of all the punjabli spices and suits well for this recipe.
Upkari is a term used for any stir fry dishes in Konkani. This dish would be primarily made with any one veggie with the combination of potatoes. Here I've made an attempt to combine cabbage with potatoes, lightly tempered, well seasoned with soft channa dal and garnished with fresh grated coconut.
Here is an easy tasty preparation to include Bitter Gourd in our meal.
Bitter gourd – English / Pavakkai – Tamil / Karela – Hindi / Kakara Kaaya – Telugu / Kaipakka – Malayalam / Hagala Kayi – Kannada