Garlic fry

Instant Garlic Fry – An excellent side for Dosa!

Garlic Fry: Garlic is known for its health benefits. For ages, its’ been in culinary as well as medicinal usages. When crushed or cut, its sticky & pungent, yet adds great taste to dishes. Of all the health benefits, the prominent one is that it’s known to reduce gastric problem – The first suggestion by elders in the family would be to intake dry roasted … Continue reading Instant Garlic Fry – An excellent side for Dosa!

cauliflower egg stir fry

Cauliflower Egg Stir Fry – Mild & Tasty!

Cauliflower Egg Stir Fry: I have talked about cleaning and parboiling cauliflower in my previous post on Cauliflower starter. The same method is followed here for this recipe. Instead of soaking the florets in hot water for 10-15 minutes, I’ve let it boil for 5 minutes to speed up the process. I prepared this dish keeping in mind that it serves for my kid as … Continue reading Cauliflower Egg Stir Fry – Mild & Tasty!

gooseberry pickle

Instant Goosberry Pickle!

Instant Gooseberry/Amla Pickle: Gooseberries are  rich in Vitamin C and nutrients. It’s been widely used in Ayurvedic medicines. For the goodness it brings to skin and hair, it occupies a special place in health & personal care in India – As you can see there are a lot of products out in the market with Amla base. While Gooseberries could be dried, pickled or used … Continue reading Instant Goosberry Pickle!

Cauliflower fry – Starter!

Cauliflower Fry: The main part in any cauliflower preparation, is in cleaning the florets. There might be tiny worms& insects inbetween the densely packed florets. I generally use hot water with salt and turmeric for cleaning them in all of my preparation. I’m scared of worms and I dont dare to even touch the vegetable, when I see a worm in it. Today, I was cutting … Continue reading Cauliflower fry – Starter!

Bitter Gourd Chilli Fry – So Crispy!

Bitter Gourd Chilli Fry: I got these nice fresh and large bitter gourds from the local market. 1 large bitter gourd is enough to serve more than two members. This time I’ve added more ingredients than my usual make. For more crispiness, I’ve added rice flour and deep fried them. This dish serves as an excellent side for korma as well as sambar. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Bitter Gourd Chilli Fry – So Crispy!

Yellow Pumpkin Side Dish – A quick make!

Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal: This is my sis’ favourite veggie and my mom used to get it every other week for her. Recently, my kid also became a great fan of this veggie side dish. Yellow pumpkins have mild sweet taste and they cook really faster. It has got enough water content within that it doesn’t really require water to cook. For this side dish, I … Continue reading Yellow Pumpkin Side Dish – A quick make!

Potato Stir Fry – lunch box recipe!

Potato Stir Fry: For lemon rice, tamarind rice or curd rice, the best accompaniment all time is the potato side dish. I pack these easy to make potato stir fry for my husband’s lunch. When there’s not much time to parboil, I dice the potatos just like an onion. I get small cube sized pieces in no time. I’ve given the pictures below to refer … Continue reading Potato Stir Fry – lunch box recipe!

Snake Gourd with Roasted Grams

Snake Gourd with Roasted gram: In one of my previous post I have mentioned about using roasted gram powder as final addition to the snake gourd side dish recipe. I got these thinner and longer snake gourds available here in the nearby local market. They are really soft and tender – they also seem to cook faster. Today, with no prior planning, I made preparations to … Continue reading Snake Gourd with Roasted Grams

Cluster Beans Stir Fry – My Granny Way!

Cluster beans stir fry: Whenever I see cluster beans in market, I get reminded of my grandmother. Could it be true what I believe…that when we cook with love, affection and care – thinking of the people whom we are going to serve, the dishes tastes better OR could it be that some people have that magical touch in their hands… So when they prepare, … Continue reading Cluster Beans Stir Fry – My Granny Way!

Egg Stir Fry – An Easy Make!

Simple Egg Stir Fry: A very simple preparation and doesn’t require too many ingredients. Except for boiling egg, this recipe doesn’t take much of your time. The egg stir fry serves as an excellent side for sambar or karakuzhambhu. I have used Bangalore tomatoes but would suggest the normal sour tomatoes for this recipe. The sourness would add extra taste to the preparation. Here’s the … Continue reading Egg Stir Fry – An Easy Make!