Tag Archives: vegetarian

Bittergourd curry/Pavakka theeyal

Kerala bitter gourd curry This a typical Kerala preparation and I was forced to eat it from early childhood with a listing of all the various health benefits of bitter gourd. I used to cringe at the sight of it. … Continue reading

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Pasta with roasted vegetables/ Whole wheat pasta with pesto

Veggie pasta That picture has nothing to contribute to the recipe. It can only be the evidence to show why I feel lethargic to go to the kitchen these days. This is our back yard garden, a piece of land … Continue reading

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Spinach and cottage cheese curry/Simple Palak paneer

My food habits as a child were nasty. I never enjoyed veggies or greens and very picky with fruits. I was a vegetarian to top that, so one can imagine the nutritional imbalances. My husband is a health freak, so … Continue reading

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Sago pudding/Tapioca pearls pudding/ javvari payasam

This glue stick to your heart! I love bubble tea for the sensation of the bubbles gently tickling my tongue. The tapioca pearls at the bottom of the glass was an unusual twist in a drink and it was a … Continue reading

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Okra and potato stir fry/ Lady’s finger and potato dry fry/ Vendaikai curry

Slimy Okra and firm potato fry Hey, I am still around. I was caught in a web of activities. Our house was on sale and there were showing at all odd times. I had to do my best to make … Continue reading

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Spicy stuffed brinjal fry/Eggplant masala/Aberguine fry

Stuffed tiny eggplant fry Brinjal/Eggplant/Aberguine is a purple skinned vegetable least favoured at home. All I like about it, is its colour! My mother rarely cooked brinjals. I remember throwing out brinjal pieces from sambar once and feeding a crow, … Continue reading

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Appam and istew/ Rice crepes with stew/Plain hoppers

Appam Kerala wakes up to rice cooked in different forms. Appam is one of Kerala’s favourite breakfast dishes. These are paper thin crepes with a lacy edge and spongy centers cooked in a curved pan. Appam is an easy to … Continue reading

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Quinoa kichidi/Mixed hot pongal/Venpongal with quinoa

Quinoa Pongal Venpongal reminds me of my high school days when I was in National Cadet Corp (N.C.C). While serving pongal at home, I mentioned to my family that it was my breakfast during my army training days. They had … Continue reading

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Lentil curry/ Horse gram curry/ Kollu kadaiyal

Horse gram dhal curry for better grades!( just kidding!) My daughter was getting ready for her exam scheduled at 1.00 p.m. and I had to pack her lunch. She doesn’t like anything that involves her fingers getting messy while eating … Continue reading

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Green peas masala/Peas curry

Green Peas Curry Green peas masala was a remarkable start to a day when we were travelling in Kerala, along time back. On a wet morning, my husband and I were in a bus after an overnight train trip.  At … Continue reading

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