Category Archive: Vegetarian

Palli (Peanuts) Chutney

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Prep + Cook time: 25 to 30 mins Recipe – Palli/Peanuts – 1n1/2 cups – Onion – 1 small – finely chopped – Dry red chillies – 3 or 4 – Tamarind juice… Continue reading

Pesarattu – Moong Dal Dosa (Green Gram Crepes)

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      ‘Pesarattu’ is a specialty dosa made from ‘Pesarlu’ or ‘Moong dal’ or ‘Green Gram’. It is a part of authentic’Telugu’ cuisine. Traditionally, it is popular as a breakfast option but can also… Continue reading

Onion and Aloo Bajjis/Onion and Potato Fritters

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      Bajjis are a very popular tea-time snack in India, perfect on a rainy day. They are made with just about anything – onions, long green chillies/mirchi, potatoes, bread, cabbage, spinach, tamalapaaku/beetel… Continue reading

Rotini Multi-Grain Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Roasted Veggies

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    I love pasta but often hesitated to make it on a regular basis because of its calorie content. But, now that I found the Multi-Grain version, I guess it will be… Continue reading

Aloo Gobi

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      ‘Aloo Gobi’ is one popular dish from India. Cauliflower and Potatoes are cooked or rather roasted in a blend of spices. It is beautiful and flavorful at the same time.… Continue reading

Cabbage Kofta Curry/Cabbage Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

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    Koftas refer to dumplings that are usually made with Cabbage, Sorakaya/Lauki/Bottle Gourd or Aloo/Potatoes. They can also be made with ground chicken or mutton (keema) similar to meatballs. When these koftas… Continue reading

Rajma Masala

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    So, I went to the grocery store and bought 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans (or so I thought!) but when I took those out of my kitchen cabinet when it… Continue reading

Green Peas Soup

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    Who doesn’t love green peas? And what better way than to make use of its rich fiber content by making a soup of it. I usually add green peas to many… Continue reading

Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu (Guwar Beans/Cluster Beans) curry

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  Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu is yet another flavorful and easy to cook variety of beans rich in fiber and protein content. It can be cooked in many different ways – marrying it with potatoes… Continue reading

Chana Palak/Chickpeas with Spinach

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    Chana/Chickpeas is known for its high fiber and protein content and Spinach for its nutritional value. Combining both of them together brings out a healthy and savory dish.   The basic… Continue reading

Methi Paratha/Fenugreek Flat-Bread

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    Methi/Fenugreek leaves are great to include in our regular diet as they are rich in potassium, iron and Vitamin C. I love Parathas and among the different varieties Methi Paratha is… Continue reading

Vegetable Bambino Upma

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    Semiya Upma is one of my go-to dishes to make when I’m feeling too lazy and un-motivated to cook a complete meal including a curry, rasam, rice/rotis. It is quick, tasty… Continue reading

Vegetable Upma

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Bored of the plain Upma? Try Vegetable Upma! It is a fancier as well as healthier version of upma.  Make it even more healthy? Use cracked wheat instead of sooji/semolina.   Prep +… Continue reading

Bagara Baingan

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    Recipe:    – Brinjals/Vankaya/Baingan – small sized – 6 to 8 – Onions – 1 large – Green Chillies – 4 – Peanuts/Palli – 1/2 cup – dry roasted and skin… Continue reading

Veggie Hakka Noodles

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                Prep + Cooking time: 35 to 40 mins Serves: 2   Recipe   – Hakka Noodles – 1 packet – 150g – Spring Onions –… Continue reading

Thotakura/Amaranth curry

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Prep + Cook time: 45 to 50 mins Serves: 4   Recipe:   – Thotakura – 2 bunches – Chana dal – a fistful – Onions – 1 medium sized – Green chillies – 4… Continue reading