Keerai Poriyal South Indian Recipe | Amaranth Stir Fry | How to make Thotakura Fry

Keerai Poriyal South Indian Recipe Amaranth Stir Fry

A quick, simple and healthy Keerai Poriyal South Indian Recipe with Amaranth greens. Amaranth leaves are very good for health and a regular feature in my kitchen. We enjoy it in the form of stir fry, mixed with dal or mashed like in keerai masiyal (thotakura pululsu)….every form has its uniqueness in taste!! Amaranth greens, streaked through with shades of red and purple look so gorgeous. They almost have similar characteristics and taste to spinach. Amaranth greens have a deep flavour and a tender texture that makes it ideal for use in stir-fries and sautés. Amaranth leaves are known as thandu keerai …

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Usirikaya Pachadi Recipe | Amla Pickle Andhra Style | Indian Gooseberry Pickle | Usiri Avakaya (Usirikaya Uragaya)

Usirikaya Pachadi Recipe , Amla Pickle Recipe

As promised in my post on usiri karam podi, I’m here today to share another recipe with amla, Usirikaya Pachadi Recipe, one of my favourite pickles on par with avakaya pachadi. When I found these awesome gooseberries in the Indian store, I couldn’t resist myself from making a small batch of the pickle. Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C and has many uses in Ayurvedic medicines because of it’s cooling, diuretic and laxative properties. It is also used along with several other herbs as an Ayurvedic tonic. Indian gooseberry or Amla as a fresh fruit or juice or in …

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Cabbage Sambharo Recipe | Gujarati Cabbage Salad | Warm Cabbage Salad Recipe | How to make Gujarati Sambharo

Cabbage Sambharo Recipe

Well, this is a very simple traditional Gujarati dish and works best as a salad with your thali or meal. Cabbage Sambharo Recipe is super quick and easy to prepare in no time.  It is basically a hot and spicy stir-fried warm cabbage salad with a hint of sweet and sour. Thinly sliced Cabbage are stir fried in oil, mustard seeds and green chilies with a little zing of lime/lemon juice. This perfect crunchy Cabbage Sambharo has a very delightful light flavour. As with most Gujarati recipes, this also has a little sugar to add sweetness. You can skip it if you don’t …

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Fennel Citrus Salad with Minted Strawberries & Kiwi – Spring Fruit Salad

Fennel Citrus Salad

One of the things I love about spring is the diverse range of fruits with all of its amazing colours, various textures and distinctly nuanced flavours is abundantly available to us in this season. When they’re in season means that they are cheaper and tastier. Strawberries are as cheap as chips!! There’s nothing like indulging in fresh fruit in the springtime, and I’m here today to share Fennel Citrus Salad with Minted Strawberries and Kiwi. This salad with zesty dressing plus the cool green mint added to the strawberries highlights the flavours of the fruits and gives it a refined …

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Black Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad in Endive Boats | Quinoa Salad Recipe With Zesty Vinaigrette

Black Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad

I think it’s good that we take a break from all the heavy festive foods enjoyed during Ugadi festival and have a salad for a change. Not that I’m a diet freak or preacher, on the contrary I’m a firm believer that we can (and should) eat whatever we want and enjoy all the good things in life…of course in moderation! I’m here today to share an awesomely tasting Black Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad in Endive Boats. Black-eyed peas and quinoa make a hearty pair, embellished with lots of flavourful tomatoes and many more veggies!! Black-eyed peas are actually a bean …

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Tindora Chutney-Dondakaya Pachadi

Tindora Chutney-Dondakaya Pachadi

Though Indian cuisine is vast with various spectacular and delectable dishes, the palette eagerly salivates for the taste of something tangy and spicy in any menu. The only way to please your tastebuds is with a flavourful chutney. The norm of including different kinds of chutneys in any elaborate meal is authentically Indian. Today I’m here to share with you Tindora Chutney-Dondakaya Pachadi. Tindora, dondakaya, ivy gourd, baby watermelon, kovakkai, however you name it, is eaten as a curry, by deep-frying it along with spices, stuffing it with masala and sautéing it, or boiling it first in a pressure cooker and then …

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Punjabi Boondi Raita Recipe

Punjabi boondi raita

Punjabi Boondi Raita Recipe is one of the easiest recipe to whip up when you have boondi readily available at home. It is a North Indian Traditional Raita, especially in the Punjabi cuisine. Milk products are a main part of Punjabi food. This recipe will be a part of my “REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE – PUNJABI CUISINE“ series. If you have missed my post on punjabi cuisine, please click here to have a sneak peak into punjab!! The word boondi has come from a Hindi word “Boond”, which means drop. Boondi is made from chickpea flour, which is made into batter and then …

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Sprouted Moong Bean Chaat

Sprouted moong bean chaat

It’s time to give a healthy twist to the famous chaat that we all love so much. Sprouted moong beans provides a nutritious and protein rich base for “Sprouted Moong bean Chaat”, my next recipe to the blog hop theme “CHAAT RECIPES”. Sprouted Moong Bean Chaat” is very colourful, spicy, tangy, nutritious dish and can be served as a snack or no-fuss lunch. A chaat is usually associated with fried foods but the Sprouted Moong Bean Chaat is a healthy version of chaat with refreshing flavours. Sprouted Moong is usually bland in taste but by adding cucumber, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, …

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