Thursday, 27 July 2017

Seppankizhangu Varuval | Crispy Arbi Fry | Chamagadda Talimpu | Arbi Roast

Arbi Roast / Chamadumpa Vepudu is a stir-fry dish from South India.  I consider arbi, also known as colocasia or taro root, to be one of the tastiest vegetable (of course next to Potato).  It tastes best when deep fried, but those who don't prefer deep fried, can try this version.  Here Arbi is boiled, peeled and cut into circles and pan fried with spices.  I like both the versions as both taste equally good.  Sambar with Seppakizhangu Fry is one of the most amazing combos.

This no onion no garlic arbi recipe is quite easy to prepare.  If you are looking for more stir-fry dishes, do check these out:  Raw Banana Stir Fry, broad bean stir fry, banana stem stir fry, grated carrot stir fry.

Arbi Roast Seppankizhangu Varuval

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi | Potato and Tomato Curry for Poori | Aloo Tamatar Curry

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji or Tomato and Potato Curry - a classic combo of potatoes and tomatoes along with the spices gives a delicious, flavorful and tangy curry.  This simple and flavorful dish is a regular breakfast item in most Indian households.   This delicous Aloo Tamatar Curry can be served as a perfect side to Pooris and parathas and this being a dry version goes well with all types of lentils too.

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi, Potato Tomato Curry

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Beetroot Stir Fry | Beetroot Poriyal | Beetroot Fry Andhra Style

Beetroot is one of the wonder veggies that is packed with nutrients and is a natural blood purifier.  Normally kids don't prefer it.  So it is a task for mummies to make sure they take it at least once a week.  There are quite a few dishes where we can use beetroot like curry, stir fry, salad, kootu, sambar, chutney or even as a stuffing in parathas.

I am presenting here one such dish, beetroot stir-fry with coconut.

Beetroot Stir Fry or Beetroot Vepudu is a delicious, simple and healthy stir-fry that tastes best with sambar or rasam. Can be had with roti too.   It is easy to prepare and doesn't require too many ingredients.  Make sure to include this healthy beetroot sabzi in your weekly menu..

Beetroot Poriyal, Beetroot Vepudu

If you are looking for more poriyals or stir-fry recipes, check the recipes below:

Raw Banana Stir Fry
Chikkudukaya Vepudu/ Broadbeans Stir Fry
Banana Stem Stir-fry With lentils
Radish greens stir fry/ Mullangi Keerai poriyal
Grated carrot Stir Fry

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Raw Banana Fry Recipe | Vazhakkai Varuval | Plantain Stir fry

Raw Banana Fry or Vazhakkai Fry is a traditional poriyal or side dish from South India.   Raw banana is one of those vegetables (apart from potato, of course) which tastes awesome when stir fried. Unlike other stir fries, aratikaya vepudu cooks real fast.  This vazhakkai curry tastes awesome with sambar or rasam and goes well most of the rice varieties too.

Raw Banana Fry, Aratikaya Vepudu

If you are looking for more stir fry recipes,  check these out:

Okra Stir Fry

Bengali style Brinjal Fry

Potato Fry

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Kheer

Vermicelli kheer or Semiya payasam (pudding) is a classic Indian dessert prepared with roasted vermicelli, milk and nuts and flavored with cardamom.  It is normally prepared on festive occasions or birthdays or when there are guests at home.

Vermicelli kheer can be made with both fresh and condensed milk.  This creamy and delicious dessert is very easy to prepare and does not take much time.

Semiya Payasam, Vermicelli Kheer

Monday, 7 November 2016

Cholar Dal | Bengali Style Cholar Dal | Lentils with Coconut and Spices

Cholar dal is a traditional bengali dish that is generally served on special occasions like a birthday or annaprashan or a festival like durga puja or a wedding.  It is usually paired with luchi (pooris made with maida instead of wheat flour).

Unlike other dals, cholar dal is a bit sweet and flavored with aromatic spices and garnished with raisins and coconut.  It is very easy to prepare and tastes heavenly.

Cholar Dal, Bengali Cholar Dal

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Chikkudukaya Vepudu | Broad Beans Stir Fry

Chikkudukaya / Indian broad beans is a seasonal vegetable that is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and iron.  It is generally cooked as a stir fry or added to sambar/lentil soups or mixed vegetable curries.

Chikkudukaya Vepudu is a very simple and delicious stir fry that goes very well with rice and roti.

Chikkudukaya Vepudu, Broad Beans Stir Fry

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