Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

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Spicy buttermilk poha

- Breakfast recipe from Karnataka, made with avalakki/rice flakes.

Bhindi ka bharta - Okra / ladies finger recipe

Bhindi bharta - Bhendiche bharit is a easy okra in yogurt recipe. Serve with chapati or phulka or rice.


Green mango cury - Mavinkayi gojju - Karnataka recipe

Mavinkayi gojju is a green mango recipe from South Indian state, Karnataka.

Start of summer is awaited for the availability of raw green mangoes. There are many recipes made with green mangoes and this yummy mango curry is one of them.

Goes well with rice and chapati, roti, bhakri too.

Indian tea masala / chai masala powder recipe

Indian tea masala / chai masala powder recipe. Tea Masala powder recipe with step by step instructions with images and a video.

Chai masala gives you warmth and health during the cold winter months and during rainy season. It is good for digestion too.

Adai - Yadni - lentil dal dosa recipe

Adai or yadni is split green lentil dal dosa or  moong dal dosa - pancake with images and step by step instructions. 

Yadni / aadai is a South Indian breakfast recipe. Adai/yadni is healthy and easy to make.

Rice sevai - Akki shavige upma Rice vermicilli upma

Rice sevai - Akki shavige upma / Rice vermicilli upma.
Akki shavige upma is a breakfast recipe from Karnataka. It is a favorite item to serve at weddings or any feast / gathering breakfast.

Whole moong sundal  - Gugri
Mung bean - Mugachi Usal

Whole moong sundal / Mung bean sundal / Mugachi usal.

This sundal/usal is made with a quick cooking method with unsprouted whole moong.

Sundal / gugri is made during Navaratri/ Dasara festival. You can make this when you do not have any vegetables to cook as a side dish.

Groundnut Peanut chutney recipe
Moongphalli - Kadale beeja - Shenga chutney

Groundnut - peanut chutney recipe is useful when you do not want to make coconut chutney.  It is a quick process. Serve this Indian peanut chutney with idli, dosa, chapatti, uttapam, rotti, paratha, poori,  etc. Use it as a sandwich spread or as a pizza spread as a variation.

Peanuts are also good for health and have a long shelf life.

Ridge gourd - Dodka peel chutney

Ridge gourd peel chutney / Dodka peel chutney. Turai / Turiya chutney.

Vegetable peels have a lot of nutrition. This easy dodka peel chutney is a yummy and healthy addition to your meal. You will not waste the ridge gourd peel any more.

Ridge gourd is known as Hirekai (Kannada), Beerakaya (Telugu), peerkangai(Tamil).

Sweet Shankarpale - Shakkarpare - Festival/teatime snack

Sweet Shankarpale - shakkarpare - shankarpali are prepared for festivals such as Diwali or Christmas or as yummy teatime snack.

In Maharashtra, it is known as 'Shankarpale' or 'shankarpali' in Marathi.In Hindi, it is known as 'Shakkarpare'.

There are different recipes for making sweet shankarpale. With this method, shankarpale do not absorb a lot of oil.

Basundi Indian dessert recipe - Rabri

Basundi Indian dessert recipe, a variation of Rabri/ rabdi is easy to prepare, has a shelf life of 3-4 days, it can be prepared in advance for a party dessert. It is a popular Indian milk dessert in Maharashtrian and Gujarati recipes.

It takes some time to prepare, it is definitely worth the trouble. Basundi is popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is made in other Indian states too.

Kaju katli recipe -  Cashew burfi
Indian cashew nut fudge - Diwali Sweets

Kaju katli/kaju burfi/kaju katri recipe is Indian cashew nut fudge.

It is an easy to make festival food, rich in taste and texture and keeps for weeks. So you can make it in advance and keep.

Easy Eggless banana cake recipe

Easy eggless banana cake recipe. Bananas are very nutritious and this is another way to add fruits to your diet. Serve it as a desert or a snack.You may use overripe bananas for this cake. You may keep the banana cake at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Khari Spicy Namkeen shankarpali  recipe

Khari Spicy Namkeen Shankarpali recipe

Tea time snack or for festivals such as Diwali. Yummy snack for lunchbox or a picnic.This is a quick and simple snack recipe. You can make and store it for 2-3 weeks.

Radish chutney - Muli chutney

Mooli radish chutney recipe. Radish chutney stays good in the fridge for about a week. You can serve this yummy mooli chutney with chapati, paratha, dosa, uttappam, poori or plain rice. Muli chutney can be made with or without onion and garlic according to your choice.

Hasi Majjige huli  - Karnataka yogurt curry recipe
Seemebadnekai majjige huli

Hasi majjige huli - Karnataka yogurt curry

Hasi Majjige huli recipe is a basically cooked vegetables in yogurt and coconut sauce recipe. You could call it a yogurt curry too.

Hasi, meaning raw/ uncooked, refers to the raw, uncooked yogurt.  The vegetables may be raw or cooked.

Sweet Shankarpale - Shakkarpare

Diwali Deepavali recipes

Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lanterns is one of the favorite festival for Indians. It involves religious as well as social elements.

The importance of family, relationships is also highlighted. Shopping, gifts, home decorations are the enjoyable activities done at this Divali festival.

Karnataka Vangi bhaat

Pudina pulav - Mint pulao

Maharashtrian batata rassa. Potato, onion and tomato curry for chapati.

Pineapple curry in sweet and sour gravy

Garbanzo beans  chickpea curry for poori, paratha, chapati or bhature.

Tomato gojju is a side dish from Karnataka served with chapati  or poori.

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We are always adding vegetarian recipes, so bookmark this site and check back often.

Vegetarian Cooking tips and Vegetarian Recipes are getting popular. More and more people are turning vegetarian. Plant based recipes are nutritious for various reasons.

Vegetarian food helps you in weight loss as well as in maintaining health. Do you think that vegetarian diet means eating only boring, tasteless plant food?

Go through this site, you will find the variety of tasty vegetarian food recipes. Family and friends have tried out and liked all these vegetarian recipes.

I am sure You will like them too and make them in your kitchen. The homemade food is what connects us to our family and family traditions.

Just think about a happy meal that you had with your family. If you like the spicy hot recipe, you will find that here. If you like milder version, there are tips to make that milder too.

You will also find many basic Kitchen Cooking Tips. These tips would help you when you make vegetarian recipes or any other type of recipes.

You will also find information about the Cooking Ingredients Glossary. I have given the ingredient names in English as well as some Indian languages. We are also adding with information about the nutrition.

I enjoy cooking and I like to talk about, read about and write about food. I enjoy sharing a meal with friends.

Come into my kitchen! If you like cooking, help me! Otherwise just watch me cook a vegetarian meal and then share a meal with me and my family.


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