Tag: Vegan Recipes

Green Leafy Dal with Spinach and Dill

Green Leafy Dal with Spinach and Dill

Healthy and delicious green leafy dal made using spinach, dill, toor dal and tempered with spices and herbs.

Radish Sambar

Radish Sambar

Delicious Sambar using red salad radishes, potatoes, tempered with onions, tomatoes, tamarind, spices and herbs.

Bhindi Dry

Bhindi Dry

Bhindi or Okra dry is a simple yet tasty curry that goes well with rotis and chapati or alongside rice-sambar/dal. It’s an easy recipe that takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Great for lunch boxes or a simple weekday lunch/dinner.

Prepping the okra is slightly time-consuming. So you are running short of time, I suggest you prep it the previous night and store it in the refrigerator to lessen cooking time. Continue reading to know how to make Bhindi dry curry.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings

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Ingredients:

150g okra/bhindi, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tablespoons of cooking oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
8-10 Curry leaves
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder
3 tablespoons grated coconut
Salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. Stir fry okra in a non-stick pan with a tablespoon of oil & a teaspoon of salt until bhindi is almost cooked and browned, and the gel-like substance goes away. Later, transfer bhindi onto a plate.
  1. Heat oil in the same pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Once they pop and sizzle, add minced garlic and onion and sauté on medium heat until onion translucent.
  3. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and sauté on low heat for 30 seconds.
  1. Add stir-fried okra into the pan, combine well, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add grated coconut, mix well and sauté for a minute.
  1. Taste for salt and adjust.
  2. Serve Bhindi dry with chapati. Enjoy!

Note:

  • Add salt and spices according to your taste and preference.
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Mushroom Capsicum Masala

Mushroom Capsicum Masala

A vegan curry made with button mushrooms and capsicum, cooked in an onion-tomato base along with spices.

Gobi Matar Masala

Gobi Matar Masala

A vegan curry made with cauliflower and green peas, cooked in an onion-tomato base along with spices and herbs.

Bottle Gourd Curry | Simple Bottle Gourd Stir Fry Recipe

Bottle Gourd Curry | Simple Bottle Gourd Stir Fry Recipe

This stir fry is yet another healthy and yummy side dish to eat with chapatis or rice-dal. Bottle Gourd or calabash is a highly nutritious water-based vegetable that’s used to make many delicious recipes, and bottle gourd stir fry is one of those. It’s healthy, tasty, and super easy-to-prepare, making it a perfect weekday meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2-3 adult servings

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized bottle gourd
100g of green peas, frozen or fresh
2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoons chana dal
½ teaspoon minced ginger
2 dried red chilies, split into half
A pinch of hing
6-7 curry leaves
1 small red onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2-3 tablespoons of grated coconut
Chopped cilantro, for garnish
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Wash bottle gourd and cut them into 1/2-inch cubes and keep them soaked in water until used.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a cooking pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds, and allow them to pop.
  4. Add chana dal and fry them until golden brown.
  5. Add minced ginger, dried red chili, Hing, and curry leaves.
  6. Add red onion and sauté until translucent.
  1. Transfer the cut cubes of the bottle gourd into the pan. Then add green peas, turmeric powder, and salt to taste and sauté for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Cover and cook on low-medium heat for 10 minutes or until bottle gourd well cooked.
  1. Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
  2. Garnish with grated coconut and cilantro. Serve hot with chapati/rotis.
Bottle Gourd Stir Fry
Bottle Gourd Stir Fry

Notes:

  • Add salt and spices according to your taste and preference.
  • Usually bottle gourd does not need the addition of water to cook. But if you feel the need, you can add about 20-30 ml of water and cook covered.

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