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Green bean Sambar - French bean/string bean sambar

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Green bean/ french bean/string beans sambar is a south Indian recipe.

It is served with rice, dosa, idli, meduvada etc.


Mango sheera - Mango pudding

Mango sheera is a Maharashtrian recipe. Made with ripe mangos and semolina, it is a summer special recipe when mangoes are available in plenty.


Easy Fruit Recipes


Fruits should be a part of daily meal. Fruits are a treasure of nutrition. Have them raw or cooked, these are yummy.

Here  are some raw fruits as well as cooked fruit recipes.


Muskmelon - Cantaloupe - Kharbuj juice

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A summer cooling beverage, Muskmelon - Cantaloupe - Kharbuj juice is easy to make with only one ingredient.

Muskmelon has it's own flavor and sweetness. You may also add sweeteners, flavorings of your choice.


Jwarichi Ukad - Steamed Sorghum -
jowar flour Breakfast

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Jwarichi ukad or steamed jowar flour is a quick healthy breakfast recipe.

It is a popular Maharashtrian dish made from sorghum/jowar flour. It takes just 5 minutes to make.


Green mango rasam - Kairiche saar - Mavinkayi saru

Green mango rasam - Kairiche saar - Mavinkayi saru is a south Indian Rasam recipe. It is made with raw green mangoes.

This is served with plain hot rice.


Methamba - Kairi kairas - Green mango relish

Methamba or Kairi kairas is a green mango relish made in the state of Maharashtra.

It is made all through summer when green raw mangos are available.

Easy to make, methamba can be stored and use for more than a week.


Lavlele pohe-Dadpe pohe-spicy rice flake snack

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Lavlele pohe - Dadpe pohe is a easy snack or breakfast dish from Maharashtra. It is made with thin rice flakes/Aval.


Ridgegourd dal - Dodka daal

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Ridge gourd dhal or dodka dal, also known as luffa dal, turai dal is a quick recipe as it is cooked in pressure cooker.


How to cook brown rice

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Brown rice is healthier compared to white rice as it contains more fiber and nutrients.

Cooking brown rice needs more time and planning.

Find information about How to cook brown rice, How to make brown rice, tips for making brown rice.


Indian fermented foods

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There are a lot of Indian fermented foods. Fermented  Probiotic foods. Fermented Indian Foods.


Aloo roti - Potato flat bread recipe

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Aloo roti Potato flat bread is a quicker version of stuffed aloo paratha. Serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a snack. It is easy to prepare.

Aloo roti dough remains good in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make rotis as and when you want.

Serve Aloo roties with pickle, curry, plain yogurt. Or as one dish meal too.


Mixed vegetable sambar

Mix veg sambar is served with plain rice or with idli. 


Spring Onion Sabji - Hare pyaj ki subji

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Spring onion dry subji recipe is easy and quick to make. Also known as hare pyaj ki sabji, kanda paat bhaji, patichya kandyachi bhaji, कांदा पात भाजी, हरे प्याज की सब्जी etc.


Pressure Cooker Recipes

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Pressure cooker recipes are faster cooking compared to cooking the same recipe on the stove top.

A Pressure cooker can be used to steam, bake, cook rice, vegetables, dals, lentils and pulses.


Jowar sorghum dosa - Pancake - Breakfast

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Jowar or Sorghum is a healthy glutenfree grain. Making dosa with jowar flour is a quick and easy recipe.

Make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is also good as a quick filling snack.


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.

Red rice poha - Red aval Rice flakes - Healthy breakfast

Red rice poha is a healthier version of poha/aval/rice flakes.

It is a popular, quick cooking breakfast recipe.


Spicy buttermilk poha - Breakfast recipe

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

You may use buttermilk or fresh curd to make this easy recipe.


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.

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, chapattirotti, poori, uttapam, paratha,   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 / Turai 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 Seemebadnekai Majjige huli
Karnataka Chayote yogurt curry recipe

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.

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.

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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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.

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Which is the most popular Indian Vegetarian dish?

Roti/chapati with Dal in Northern part if India and Rice and Sambar or Rasam in the Southern part on India.



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