Showing posts with label vegan recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegan recipes. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Mix vegetable subzi with dry fruits is very tasty without onion and garlic.  When I recently visited my cousin's place, she had made this subzi and told me Didi, a recipe for you.  She gave me the recipe and i am sharing it with you all.  I am sure, you all will love it along with roti, chapati, phulka whatever.

very easy to make and will be loved by all as we are including lot of vegetables and nuts.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Lauki, dudhi  bottlegourd it is known as has got lot of health benefits.  A glass of juice in the empty stomach helps for weight reduction, keeps the cholesterol level under control,  treats in urinary tract infection, reduces inflammation in liver, replenishes water loss as it contains lots of water, keeps heart healthy, treat sleep disorders, helps in digestion, keeps cool the stomach, etc. etc.

As lauki contains almost 96% of water, it is perfect for juice extraction. It is readily available in the market and is affordable too! Moreover, extracting the juice from lauki is not at all difficult. Lauki juice is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, sodium, iron and potassium. It has low fat and cholesterol level. As a result, this anti-oxidant drink is quite popular among health conscious individuals.

Now coming back to the recipe, the puliyitta kootu means, the lauki is cooked in tamarind sauce along with black boiled chana and chana dal.  we can also use tuvar dal instead of chana dal or only can be done with tuvar dal.  Since tamarind does not suits us, I have replaced the same with amchur powder.  This delicious dish goes well with rice, roti etc.  consistency of the gravy can be decided according to your requirement.

churakka puliyitta kootu you tube


Chaat recipes are Mumbai's street food and is loved by all.  the Pani puri, dahi puri, ragada pattice etc. etc. the list goes on.  

What about making one at home with left over items.  Seems interesting right.  Yes, it is interesting and yummy too. 

I had some idlis and left over choley in my fridge.  If I serve the same items second time, no one is going to eat it.  Hence I decided to make it a twist and made them to eat which was a hit and was asked for the second serve but unfortunately could not as both the items got over.

Yes, I am talking about idli choley chaat which was a hit in my home and demanded to make it again next day.  The fried idli mixed with choley, onion and tomatoes with the chutneys vow! experience yourself.
idli choley chaat


Today I am sharing a chutney or thogayal it is called out of ginger.  It can be served with steamed rice, ghee or gingelly oil or with dal rice, molagootal rice, curd rice or with dosa too.

Ginger helps in curing various diseases.  One among them is indigestion.  Ginger is a herb. The rhizome (underground stem) is used as a spice and also as a medicine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil.  powdered form is called sunth powder or chukku podi.

Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of stomach ailments,  including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic,  gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.

Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.

In foods and beverages, ginger is used as a flavoring agent.

In manufacturing, ginger is used as for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

It is also used to make various ayurvedic medicines.  In diwali lehyam, ginger is a main ingredient.

ginger chutney, inji thogayal


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