Veg curries, kootu and stews

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili from a traditional Tamil Iyer Style Recipe. Cluster beans sautéed with tuar dal-chilli paste, tempered with mustard seeds & hing.

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

Easy, Quick to make Vegetable Koottu for the new Mom, Vegetables cooked with moong dal lentils and turmeric, tempered with curry leaves, mustard, fenugreek and cumin

Rajma – How to make the best Rajma Masala Curry

Rajma – How to make the best Rajma Masala Curry

Flavourful, nutritious Rajma masala curry of pre-soaked, well cooked red kidney beans in a thick onion gravy, spices & turmeric. Best with hot Rice or with flatbread.

Sautéed Curry of Purple Beans

Sautéed Curry of Purple Beans

A simple and quick curry of Beans, sautéed in sesame oil and garnished with fresh coconut. Gorgeous Purple beans which are a bright green when sliced, make for a delicious accompaniment to sambar or rasam and rice. Regular green beans may be substituted for the purple ones.

Mutter ka Nimona – Spiced Green Pea Curry

Mutter ka Nimona – Spiced Green Pea Curry

Recipe 3 of 100 Healthy Recipes Challenge Continuing the exploration of recipes from Eastern Uttar Pradesh, seasonal green peas are used to make this delicious Nimona, as a regular part of a winter meal in Awadhi cuisine. Use fresh ingredients to bring out the flavour of this aromatic dhal like side

Easy Karela Bitter Gourd Fry with  5 ingredients

Easy Karela Bitter Gourd Fry with  5 ingredients

100 Healthy Recipes Challenge: Recipe 2 A Healthy tasty side dish for Indian flat bread (chapati)  or with rice and a plain Jeera Dhal: easy to make and you could use less oil, to bring out the flavours of the bitter gourd and its nutrient and disease fighting properties. Wiki says that Karela or Bi

Keerai Kootu: Amaranthus Greens in coconut-paste

Keerai Kootu: Amaranthus Greens in coconut-paste

Nutritious Amaranthus Greens (Keerai) cooked in boiled lentils and a coconut paste, tempered with mustard and fenugreek. A Tamil Iyer recipe for a curry served with rice and rasam or kuzhambu, and can be served with chapatis too.

Palak Paneer Capsicum – Spinach cottage cheese curry

Palak Paneer Capsicum – Spinach cottage cheese curry

Delicious cubes of cottage cheese/ paneer cooked in pureed spinach, fried onion, ginger and garlic, fenugreek and cumin.The softness of the spinach puree and the creaminess of the paneer, contrasts with the crunch of the capsicum.

Pakode wale Kadhi

Pakode wale Kadhi

Hot phulkas with Kadhi Pakode, a very nice dinner on a rainy evening! The first time I came across this dish was in Femina Magazine several years ago. This was a recipe described by a celebrity and I learnt words such as bagar for the first time. My recipe does not follow the one I read in the magaz

Capsicum Morekuzhambu and Fried Karela Rounds

Capsicum Morekuzhambu and Fried Karela Rounds

Yogurt based capsicum morekuzhambu, made the Tamil Iyer way. With hot rice and fried karela or brinjal and with papad, its the perfect comfort food