Showing posts with label Vegetarian Side Dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetarian Side Dishes. Show all posts

Friday, 22 May 2020

Bhindi Masala Recipe/Okra Masala/Vendakkai Masala- North Indian Special Subzi- Bhindi Masala Recipe with Video

Bhindi Masala is a very popular and common North Indian side dish bursting with flavours and is served with rotis/chapathis or even with rice etc. The bhindi/ladies finger is stir fried and added to perfect blend of spices, onions and tomatoes and made into a semi dry gravy. This Bhindi Masala can be served for lunch or dinner and is a perfect lunch box recipe. Do try out this tempting and healthy Bhindi Masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting North Indian side dishes, gravies, sambars, dals here.

Here’s how to make Bhindi Masala with step by step photos…

Friday, 17 April 2020

Cabbage Poriyal/Cabbage Poriyal with Thengai/Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut/How to make Simple and easy Cabbage Poriyal

Today I am going a share a very traditional, authentic and common Cabbage Poriyal which is a very popular side dish in South Indian Meals. Cabbage belongs to a group of cole crops, which means that it is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Cabbage is a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and a great source of Vitamin K. It is also loaded with antioxidants and other vitamins like vitamin C, B6, Thiamine, Niacin, Folate etc. Cabbage is high in fiber and contains zero fat, so it aids in weight loss and lowers cholesterol to a great extent. Consuming Cabbage helps in boosting the immune system due to the presence of Vitamin C. The other most important Vitamin that is not available in many other vegetables is Vitamin K. This Vitamin K boost the mental function and concentration, it plays vital role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and increases blood calcium levels. Having shared few of the important benefits of Cabbage, now let’s move on to this simple Cabbage Poriyal. Do try out this healthy bowl of Cabbage Poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting VegetarianPoriyals/Varuals here.

Here’s how to make Cabbage Poriyal with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bottle Gourd Fry/Sorakkai Poriyal/Lauki Fry

Bottle Gourd is called as ‘Sorakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Lauki’ in Hindi, ‘Sorakaya’ in Telugu. Bottle Gourd belongs to a gourd family, in which the fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. Bottle Gourd is rich in fiber, essential minerals, iron and protein. They are low in calories and helps in weight loss. It prevents excess sodium loss and also helps in preventing fatigue. Consuming bottle gourd juice helps in treating stomach acidity, indigestion and ulcers. I have shared a few benefits of bottle gourd, with that let’s move on to the recipe. Meanwhile also check out other interesting and healthy Vegetable Poriyal/Fry varieties here.

Here’s how to make Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Siru Kizhangu Varuval/Siru Kizhangu Fry/Chinese Potato Fry/Koorka Fry


Siru Kizhangu Fry is a simple yet delectable poriyal which no one should miss. In Malayalam this root vegetable is called as Koorka, Siru Kizhangu in Tamil, Sambrali in Kannada and Chinese Potato in English. Siru Kizhangu is a seasonal root vegetable abundantly available during the months of December and January. They are irregularly shaped small balls with earthy flavour. Washing, cleaning and peeling the siru kizhangu might seem like a tedious process, but it is definitely worth the time spent. I just use the simple and quick method of cooking the siru kizhangu in pressure cooker and then peeling the skin, which is really an easy way to finish the job quickly. Do try out this delectable and super tempting Siru Kizhangu Fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Siru Kizhangu Fry with step by step photos…

Monday, 16 December 2019

VazhaipooPoriyal/Banana Flower Poriyal- How to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower is one of the healthiest vegetable/flower with amazing health benefits consumed widely in Asian cuisine. It is a great source of fibre, Vitamins and minerals. When consumed regularly, it helps in reducing menstrual bleeding, manages diabetes and anaemia, helps the nursing mothers, boosts mood and reduces anxiety. Though cleaning of vazhaipoo is a tedious process, we should try to incorporate in our diet as much as possible. Do try out this simple and comforting vazhaipoo/banana flower poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here, also check out Vazhaipoo Kootu and VazhaipooKola Urundai here.

Here's how to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal with step by step photos...

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Capsicum Fry/Bell Pepper Fry/Kodaimilagai Poriyal


Kodamilagai/Capsicum Poriyal is a very simple and easy recipe that can be made in no time and served along with rasam rice or sambar rice. Capsicums are an exceptionally great source of  Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin C. They are also great source of dietary fibre, Vitamin E, B6, folate and minerals like manganese, potassium,copper and phosphorous. They help in preventing diabetes and diabetic neuropathic pain. They are beneficial in treating peptic ulcer disease and damaged brain tissues. So it is good to include capsicums in our diet to lead a healthy life. For now try this simple, easy and quick Capsicum fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Capsicum/Kodaimilagai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum/Kodaimilagai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Gravy/Murungaikkai Kuzhambu/Murungaikkai Kara Kuzhambu Recipe


Today, I am going to share mouthwatering, delicious and traditional Murungaikkai Kaara Kuzhambu recipe. I have already posted several Murungaikeerai Recipes   like Murungaikeerai Thogaiyal,  Murungai keerai soup, Murungaikeerai thanni, Murungai keerai sambar, Murungai keerai muttai poriyal and Murungaikeerai podi.earlier, but to my surprise though I make murungaikkai kara kuzhambu very often at home, I have not posted it. So today it murungaikkai kara kuzhambu from my kitchen to yours. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Gravies/Kuzhambu varieties here and Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikkai Kaara Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal & Drumsticks Fry/Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Pirattal is a very common dish prepared in TamilNadu in all most all the homes.  This poriyal/masala is perfect and lovely combination of brinjal and drumsticks cooked along with onions, tomatoes and spices makes it extraordinary and succulent. Kathrikkai Murugaikkai poriyal is especially prepared on pooja days and fasting days  for neivedhyam and served as side dish along with rice, sambar, rasam etc. It can also be served as sidedish for rotis or chapathis. Do try out this lovely Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other vegetarian Poriyal varietieshere.

Here’s how to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Monday, 5 December 2016

Vazhakkai Puttu/Raw Banana Podimas/Green Plantain Stir Fry

Hello friends,

Today, I am going a share a very simple, healthy and easy to make Vazhakkai/Raw plaintain Puttu or Podimas. Vazhakkai/Raw Plaintain is a versatile vegetable, we can make several recipes with this vegetable. Raw Plantains are excellent source of vitamin B6, B3, B5, vitamin C, E, K and a good source of magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Ok, friends do try out this traditional and tasty vazhakkai puttu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetable Poriyal/Varuval varieties here.

Here’s how to make vazhakkai puttu with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Beans Paruppu Usili/Paruppu Usili with Beans – Tamil Brahmin Style

Beans Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian [Tamil Nadu] recipe made in all the Brahmin houses as a side dish for rice. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a dish prepared with lentils and vegetables. We can choose vegetables like vazhaipoo, avarakkai, cabbage, kothavarangai or even carrots along with the lentils. My husband loves to have Beans Paruppu Usili and I make it along with Vatha Kuzhambu, which always makes a great combo. Try out this healthy and delicious Beans Paruppu Usili and post your feedback. Meanwhile check out other Vegetarian Varuval/Poriyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Beans Paruppu Usili with step by step photos…

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Beetroot Poriyal/Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very simple, healthy and quick Beetroot Poriyal. This is perfect and lovely accompaniment for any rice varieties or any type of rotis or naans. With not much of introduction I am moving on to the recipe. Meanwhile do not forget to checkout other delectable vegetable poriyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Poriyal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bitter Gourd Fry/Pagarkai Poriyal

Bitter melon/Bitter gourd/Bitter squash/Pagarkai/Karela is an extremely bitter vegetable with numerous health benefits. This edible fruit widely grows in tropical places like Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Bitter gourd is loaded with vitamin B complex, folate, zinc, phosphorous and is an excellent source of fibre. It is rich in iron, contains high levels of beta-carotene, calcium and potassium. It has insulin like compound known as polypeptide P which has been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients (info from various websites).  Though I was not a great fan of Bitter gourd when I was a kid, things have changed a lot and I like to eat it once in a while because of its health benefits. But to my surprise my elder daughter loves bitter gourd in any form – touch wood for the same. This pagarkai poriyal is delectable and a perfect side dish for any meal of a day.

Here’s how to make Pagarkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Carrot Beans Poriyal/Carrot Beans Stir Fry [With Coconut]

Carrot Beans Poriyal is a very common, simple, quick, healthy and delectable side dish prepared in all the South Indian homes. The final touch of coconut to this stir fry adds an extraordinary taste. Carrot beans poriyal is an excellent accompaniment with any South Indian meals, starting from sambar rice to curd rice, not just rice, roll them in rotis and enjoy it for lunch or dinner. Though I make this very often at home, I never thought of clicking any pics and posting it here. Any way friends thought it might be useful for some beginners and bachelors.

Here’s how to make Carrot Beans Poriyal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Avarakkai Poriyal/Broad Beans Stir Fry

I made simple avarakkai poriyal, which is a very common vegetable cooked in all most all the South Indian homes. A very simple and healthy poriyal, a perfect accompaniment for all kinds of rice or can be rolled in chapathi for lunch.

Here’s how to make Avarakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Kovakkai Poriyal/Tindora Fry/Ivy Gourd Fry

Kovakkai is a very popular and common vegetable prepared in all most all the houses in South India. It is very versatile vegetable with which you can make different varieties of dishes like stuffed tindora, tindora biryani etc. I make it a lot because it serves dual purpose as side dish for rice and can be rolled in rotis for lunch.

Here’s how to make Kovakkai poriyal with step by step photos…

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pudalangai Poriyal/Snake Gourd Poriyal

Pudalangai /Snake Gourd has numerous nutritional benefits less known to most of us. It comprises of protein, carbohydrate and soluble fiber also in rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin etc. It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory. Due to its high water and low calorie content, snake gourd is treated as an excellent remedy for diabetes, it acts as a coolent. The rich fiber content makes digestion easy and wards off constipation. The benefits of snake gourd is numerous, to learn more about it visit medindia.net.

Though I love snake gourd before starting this blog, I knew very little about it, but now I have learnt a lot, hope this helps all of you as well.

Now let’s see how to make pudalangai poriyal…