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Indian vegetarian

132 recipes
Recipe Meatless monday: saag paneer

Meatless monday: saag paneer

Main Dish Very Easy 30 min 15 min
Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil or ghee 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onions 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tables...
Recipe Milagu kara sambar/ spicy pepper sambar

Milagu kara sambar/ spicy pepper sambar

Main Dish Very Easy 15 min 25 min
Ingredients: Murungaikai( Drumstick)-2 or Kathrikai (Eggplant)-4 or Keerai Thandu( Stems of Amaranth leaves)-1 bunch Toordal( cooked and mashed)-1cup Onion small...
Recipe Meatless monday: methi malai paneer

Meatless monday: methi malai paneer

Main Dish Very Easy 15 min 20 min
Ingredients: 8 ounces paneer, cut into 1/2″ cubes 1/4 cup canola or peanut oil 2 tablespoons ghee, canola oil or butter 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion or shallot...
Recipe Kaddu ka shorba or ashgourd soup

Kaddu ka shorba or ashgourd soup

Main Dish Very Easy 15 min 15 min
Ingredients: Ashgourd / White pumpkin / Kaddu - 400g Coconut milk extracted from 4 cups of freshly grated coconut - about 4 cups milk Cauliflower - 100g Garlic -...
Recipe Thalicha adai/ adai dosa( mixed lentils and rice crispy crepes)

Thalicha adai/ adai dosa( mixed lentils and rice crispy crepes)

Other Very Easy 10 min 10 min
Ingredients: Idly Rice or Ponni Rice - 2 Cups Bengal gram/ Kadalai Paruppu - 1/2 cup Toordal/ Thoovaram Paruppu - 1/2 cup Urad dal - 3 tablespoons Garlic cloves -...
Recipe Palakura pesarapappu/ moong dal with spinach

Palakura pesarapappu/ moong dal with spinach

Main Dish Very Easy 10 min 20 min
Ingredients: Moong dal 1 cup Spinach 1 cup, chopped fine Green chilies 3 Onion 1 small, chopped For Popu/ tadka: Urad dal ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds ½ teaspo...
Recipe Sprouted matki pulao (moth beans pilaf)

Sprouted matki pulao (moth beans pilaf)

Main Dish Very Easy 10 min 25 min
Ingredients: Moth Beans 1 cup, sprouted Basmati rice 1 cup Spring onions 4-6, chopped Green pepper 1 medium, chopped Ginger 1 piece Green chili 1 Cloves 2 G...
Recipe Indian inspired carrots and lentil soup

Indian inspired carrots and lentil soup

Main Dish Very Easy 10 min 25 min
Ingredients: 1/2 cup red lentils, washed and drained 1 cup sweet carrots 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon...
Recipe Shish taouk toum ? lebanese chicken skewers with garlic sauce

Shish taouk toum ? lebanese chicken skewers with garlic sauce

Main Dish Very Easy 15 min 35 min
Ingredients: Shish Taouk : 3 chicken breasts, skinless, cubed Oil for brushing Cubed red bell peppers, onions, mushrooms etc [optional] For the marinade: 2 table...
Recipe Beans usili( green beans and lentils fry)

Beans usili( green beans and lentils fry)

Main Dish Very Easy 15 min 40 min
Ingredients: Beans (finely chopped)-250 g Onion small( sliced)-1 Red chilly powder/Paprika powder-1 teaspoon Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon Hing/Asafetida-pinch Sal...
Recipe Brown Rice & Red Beaten Rice Dosa With Onion-Tomato Chutney | Indian Pancake | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Step Wise

Brown Rice & Red Beaten Rice Dosa With Onion-Tomato Chutney | Indian Pancake | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Step Wise

Hi All!! Sorry for being away from the blog all of a sudden..the intention was definitely not to disappear but somehow life became too busy with traveling, then unpacking and getting back to a regular routine.. I’m posting yet another healthy preparat
Recipe Vegetarian Indian Falafel Recipe

Vegetarian Indian Falafel Recipe

Day 61. I love Greek Falafel and I love Indian food...so, when I got black-eyed peas in my CSA box, I dreamed up Indian Falafel. I'm excited about the possibilities here. I'm serving them in naan instead of regular flatbread. I'm drooling a bit thinkin
Recipe Microwave Gor Papdi with Badam and a very Happy Holi to All (Indian Sweet Dish with Almonds)

Microwave Gor Papdi with Badam and a very Happy Holi to All (Indian Sweet Dish with Almonds)

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This year, our Holi celebrations are going to be done on a very low key by just going to the temple to pray, as we feel that we shouldn't be celebrating in a big way whilst our friends in Japan are going through a tough time. Since childhood, Japan has
Recipe Egg Roast( Boiled eggs roasted with Indian spices).

Egg Roast( Boiled eggs roasted with Indian spices).

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Ingredients Hard boiled Eggs( shell removed and halved)-5 Onion medium( minced)-1 Ginger( minced)-1" Garlic cloves( minced)-4 Curry leaves and Coriander leaves-few Red chili powder-1 1/2tsps Sombu/ Aniseed powder- 1tsp Turmeric pow
Recipe Indian-style curry with sweet potatoes, eggplant, green beans and chickpeas

Indian-style curry with sweet potatoes, eggplant, green beans and chickpeas

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Eating out in restaurants is often a good way to (re)discover ingredients which one might have never used or not used for a long time. When we think about what we want to cook we sometimes get inspired by recent restaurants visit. Not so much in terms of
Recipe Sev Puri (Poori) : An Indian Savoury Snack

Sev Puri (Poori) : An Indian Savoury Snack

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There are some great snacks that Indians love making. These are served up in most Indian restaurants as starters. If you visit any Indian homes, they usually manage to serve you some snacks put together using various ingredients they have in their cupboa
Recipe Indian Mava Minicakes With Pistachios & Saffron

Indian Mava Minicakes With Pistachios & Saffron

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Tuesday,8th March is our wedding anniversay.I wanted to make something to refresh memories of Pune,a bustling metropolis near Mumbai,India.I couldn t think of anything else but Mava cake, a unique speciality from Pune/Mumbai bakeries to recapture the mo
Recipe Onion Rava Dosa Recipe – Instant Rava Dosa Recipe | South Indian Breakfast Recipes

Onion Rava Dosa Recipe – Instant Rava Dosa Recipe | South Indian Breakfast Recipes

Onion Rava Dosa is a popular breakfast recipe of South India. It also happens to be one of the most ordered recipe at any hotel for breakfast as they serve it thin and crisp like paper roast with 3 types of chutneys and sambar. The juicy and succulent
Recipe Milagu Rasam Recipe – Pepper Rasam | Quick South Indian Rasam Recipes

Milagu Rasam Recipe – Pepper Rasam | Quick South Indian Rasam Recipes

Milagu (pepper) rasam is my favorite to eat during lunch especially during cold season. I had been making this rasam almost daily for the past 15 days or so to combat my son’s cold and sore throat due to coughing. It really works wonders if you have a bad
Recipe Chilli Idli Recipe – Indian Chinese Chilli Idli Fry Recipe | Easy Lunch Box Recipes for Kids

Chilli Idli Recipe – Indian Chinese Chilli Idli Fry Recipe | Easy Lunch Box Recipes for Kids

Chilli Idli makes an awesome lunch box recipe for kids. Chilli idli fry is an Indo Chinese style of cooking up the left over idlis if you have at home. Sometimes I make idlis fresh and make this for my kids lunch box. It’s a dry preparation and does not i
Recipe Chatpati Chaat/ Spicy Indian Starter

Chatpati Chaat/ Spicy Indian Starter

What is spicy, tangy, sweet, savoury, crispy, cool, hot, crunchy all the same time? An explosion of flavours in your mouth that will tease and tantalize your taste buds so much so that you keep craving for more long after your stomach's full. Its our all
Recipe Indian Gooseberry Candy|Amla Candy and Indian Gooseberry Nectar|Amla nectar

Indian Gooseberry Candy|Amla Candy and Indian Gooseberry Nectar|Amla nectar

O ur Amla tree has turned five. For the last two years, it has been bearing fruit. First time there were only a few amlas in its dainty branches. Second year the number was greater. Both the times it was a pleasure to see the translucent green amlas hang
Recipe Bhindi Aloo Tawa fry masala(okra and potatoes in a tangy indian gravy)

Bhindi Aloo Tawa fry masala(okra and potatoes in a tangy indian gravy)

Am back yet again with another recipe of Bhindi(Okra)..Bhindi Tawa fry Masala this time,and with some fried crispy potatoes alongwith. Reiterating what I wrote in my earlier post(http://www.indraniskitchenflavours.blogspot.in/2013/04/okra-with-garmflour
Recipe Tangdi Kabab( Tender chicken pieces marinaded in Indian spices and cooked in oven).

Tangdi Kabab( Tender chicken pieces marinaded in Indian spices and cooked in oven).

Boneless Chicken pieces-500gms( you can also use Chicken Drumsticks) Olive oil/ Butter/ Ghee for basting First marinade ingredients Ginger and Garlic paste-4tbsp Red Chili powder-1tbsp( +/-) Turmeric powder-1/4tsp Hung curd/ Thick c



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