Vegetarian Thali Menu List

Pavakkai Pitlai

Vegetarian Thali Menu List features we make for Saturday lunch and it features Pavakkai Pitlai, along with fried dishes to make a delicious meal for the weekend. Since we planned on making bitter gourd, we decided to have some more dishes on the platter just to balance it. So Drumstick Masala was planned along with […]

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Summer Special South Indian Vegetarian Menu

Mamidikaya Kobbari Annam

This Summer Special South Indian Vegetarian Menu features dishes made with ingredients that are available during summer. Featuring Mango Rice, Black Eyed Peas Fritters, this is a simple and filling meal. During the Summer season, when we get mangoes, right from the raw unripe fruit, to the ripe sweet ones, we make different dishes with […]

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Vada Pulusu | How to make Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style

Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style

Vada Pulusu or the Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style is an interesting gravy made with masala vadas in a tangy gravy. First of all, this gravy might have come up to use the leftover masala vadas. However, in our place, we never have leftover masala vadas, so it is always prepared with fresh vadas. The […]

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Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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Vankaya Gongura Masala | Gongura Gutti Vankaya

Knowledge is knowing Brinjal is a fruit, Wisdom is not adding it in a Fruit Salad… This is what led me to think about those fruits that are used as vegetables. Technically fruits are those that have seeds and develops from flowers. However, some are used as vegetables. So some of the vegetables that are used […]

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Rajma Tomato Biryani | How to make Rajma Biryani in Pan

For the second day of Holiday Dishes, I have a biryani that I cooked on a weekend during my kids vacation. Kids love biryanis and if the vegetarian version tastes like a chicken they like it better. I wanted to make with this Rajma as I love lentils in rice combination. We are very fond […]

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Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe | Valakkai Podimas

For the final day of Regional cuisine, from Tamil Nadu, I have a favorite dry saute, that I have always enjoyed, yet made it myself for the first time. This Vazhakkai Podimas is famous in the circle it gets done and I have been in the recieving end many times. To think I have never […]

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Ponnanganni Keerai Paruppu Poriyal

Happy New Year to all my readers! I am very happy to share this 60th Edition of BM with you all. A special thanks to all my BM friends. Starting this week with a Regional special and I will be featuring some Tamil Nadu dishes.  First in the series is this stir fry that we […]

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How To Make Olan | Kerala Olan Recipe

Coming to the second Side dish for the week, under BM#57, I have yet another Onam Sadya recipe, The Olan! Though we all love Kerala dishes and make some of them regularly as the Avial etc, few traditional dishes like the Olan, Kootu Curry were never made before. So while preparing for the Kerala Sadya […]

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