Brinjal Curry ~ Easy Side Dish for Biryani

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry is an Easy Side Dish for Biryani that can be done very quickly. Biryanis always are served with some raita and gravy on the side and this dish is very apt for it. First of all, when we make Biryanis, we always end up making something on the side as well. So you […]

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Weekend Party Vegetarian Thali Menu Ideas

Brinjal Curry - Vegetarian Thali Menu

Weekend Party Vegetarian Thali Menu Ideas have dishes that can help you quickly plan for a vegetarian party meal. This can have a one pot rice, Indian Breads, with easy side dishes. For the final thali in Regional Special, I have a thali showcasing dishes prepared for a special occasion at home. This occasion can […]

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Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali

Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali

Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali for the Varalakshmi Vrata. Varalakshmi Vrata is a Hindu festival to propitiate the Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. Another name for Lakshmi is ‘Sri’ and ‘Thiru’ (in Tamil). She is the consort of God Vishnu. Varalakshmi is the Goddess who grants boons. Married women from […]

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Pavakkai Pitlai | How to make Bitter gourd Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai is a tangy, mildly spiced tamarind gravy, served with rice. The ground masala added to the Pitlai makes it very delicious when served with steamed rice and ghee. Pitlai is much similar to the Arachuvita Sambar with a slight difference in the ingredients added. You can serve Pitlai in different ways. When you […]

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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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Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal

Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal

Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal is an easy and quick stir fry made with chayote squash and moong dal. The simple stir fry made with cooked moong dal and chow chow, tempered with grated coconut. Apart from being used in Sambar, this vegetable can be made as Stir Fry, Kootu. In both versions, a mix […]

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How to make Gujarati Dal ~ Simple and Easy Recipe

For the fourth day under Indian States, I planned a mini Gujarati Menu. I had been in discussion with Vaishali for a long time and each time I was changing the menu. I wanted to prepare quite an elaborate menu. I raided her Thali’s and drooled for the longest, without deciding on much. Anyway I […]

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Sultani Dal ~ Uttar Pradesh Awadhi Thali

Second in the Indian States is the Awadhi Cuisine from Uttar Pradesh. Awadhi cuisine is known for its rich food. The Cuisine is influenced by the Mughal cooking style and the cuisine has much similarities to Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. Reading about this cuisine, I realized the many dishes that are commonly found in other […]

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