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Mixed vegetable kurma ~ Broccoli peas curry ~ Side dish for phulkas and chapathis

Mixed vegetable kurma is an aromatic curry usually served with phulkas/ chapathis / puris. This curry is  found very often in South Indian restaurants and is often categorized simply as sometimes as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Sep 12, 2014

Kanda Poha ~ Savory Snack made with Beaten Rice Flakes ~ Aval Upma

Kanda poha is a classic snack from Maharashtra ( a state  in the western region of India). Kanda = onion and poha = beaten rice flakes in Marathi language. This classic is a favorite of mine and I am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Sep 9, 2014

Quinoa Pulao ~ Spinach quinoa

The newest healthy ingredient in my kitchen is avocado oil. Have any of you used it yet ?  I found it in a local health food store at first and purchased it, then noticed even my regular grocery has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Sep 5, 2014

Bhindi ki sabzi ~ Okra curry ~ Vendakkai Curry

Okra is one of my favorite veggies and this easy and simple curry is one of my favorite curries to make with it. Every few weeks  I make this at least once, yet surprisingly I never got around to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 26, 2014

Instant Multi Grain Dosai ~ Savory Indian Crepes

When it comes to dosa nothing beats the instant variety. And if the instant variety can be made with a combination of healthy flours, even better :)  Once in a while I make some form of instant dosa,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 19, 2014

Onion Spinach Roti ~ Indian Wheat Flat bread ~ Pyaaz Palak Roti

One of my favorite food combinations is roti or phulka with some kind of curry and/or dhal. This simple,  humble combination never fails to satisfy.  Since I like a little variety in rotis though,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 14, 2014

Red coconut chutney ~ For idlis and dosas ~ Tomato Coconut chutney

Whenever I plan to make chutney to go with dosai and give R a choice of which chutney he would like, I am pretty sure of his response even before I ask the question. The answer for him would be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 12, 2014

Rava Ladoo ~ Indian sweet with semolina and coconut ~ With stepwise pictures

Remember this version of rava  ladoo with sugar syrup that I had posted a while back ? Before I learned that version, this version of rava ladoo without sugar syrup was the only one I ever made.  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 6, 2014

Oats adai ~ Dhal dosa with oats ~ Savory Indian crepes with lentils and oats

Adai or dhal dosa (savory Indian crepes) is traditionally made with rice and a few types of lentils. It is one of my favorite types of dosa, because it tastes amazing, is a good source of protein and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 4, 2014

Lemon vegetable quinoa

About once a week if not more often, I try and include quinoa in our diet.  One of the traditional rice dishes that was often made in our home when we were growing up is lemon rice or limbu saadam as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 30, 2014

Dudhi / Lauki moong dhal sabzi ~ Bottlegourd with mung bean curry

As I mentioned in this post, dudhi/ lauki/ Bottlegourd is a versatile and low calorie vegetable that works well in a variety of curries. Most of the times when I make curries I like to pair it with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 24, 2014

Chocolate Cupcake with chocolate ganache ~ Egg Free

Its been a long while since I baked any kind of cake. These days, whenever I bake, I usually bake muffins and quick breads. But the other day I was browsing the net and I came across a few cakes that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 23, 2014

Poricha kozhambu ~ Mixed Vegetable Dhal ~ Mixed Vegetable in Lentil coconut gravy curry

Poricha kozhambu is a traditional South Indian recipe usually made with a combination of vegetables although some versions are also made with just one kind of vegetable. Poricha means fried and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 17, 2014

Spring Onion Roti ~ Hare pyaaz ki Roti ~ Indian wheat and spring onion flatbread

When I plan my menu for the week, I usually have a rough idea of what I would make on each day, though there are times when I switch out my plans at the last minute. But there is one thing that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 15, 2014

Oats aval payasam ~ Oats Poha kheer ~ Indian pudding made with oats and beaten rice flakes

For a while now I have been wanting to make payasam/ kheer with oats in it. A few weeks back when I wanted to make some neivedyam, I thought maybe this would be a good time to try oats payasam.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 9, 2014

Dudhi/ Lauki sabzi ~ Bottlegourd in peanut gravy curry ~ With Stepwise Pictures

Here's the thing I like most about bottle gourd/ calabash or lauki/ dudhi , it is a great veggie to consume when counting calories. This gourd has one of the lowest calorie counts,  100 gms of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 1, 2014

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars ~ With Stepwise pictures

I have an admission to make......I have a thing for oats :) If you are a regular visitor to this space, this admission of mine probably comes as no surprise to you. After all you might have already... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 26, 2014

Instant Tiffin sambar ~ No dhal or tamarind sambar ~ Side dish for idlis and dosas ~ With stepwise pics

Does the concept of sambar without tamarind, dhal and even sambar powder seem really odd to you. I know it was to me, way back when I first tried this sambar without tamarind or cooked dhal.  I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 24, 2014

Kala Chana ~ Raswala Chana ~ Brown Chickpeas curry ~ With Stepwise pictures

Kala chana or brown chickpeas isn't something I use very often. Even when I do, I usually use it in something like this sundal. Despite the fact that I regularly make curries with a variety of beans,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 17, 2014

Low Fat Vegan Tomato Pasta Sauce ~ With Stepwise Pictures

On the days that I have pasta on the menu, if I happen to be short on time,  I don't mind using store bought pasta sauces. But store bought pasta sauces are not my first preference. Firstly the taste... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 10, 2014


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