Bendakaya Tamata Shorva ~ Okra Tomato Stew

Bendakaya tamata shorva is a flavorful Indian stew where okra is cooked in a tomato gravy. It is an easy side dish for busy hectic weekdays. Theme for this week is easy side dishes and bendakaya tamata shorva is one easy recipe to have on weeknight menus. The first two recipes for the theme were […]

Mirchi ka Salan ~ Long Green Chilies Curry

Mirchi ka salan is a tangy, flavorful long green chilies curry with peanut sesame spice mix. It is a popular side dish for Hyderabad biryani. Theme for this week is easy side dishes for rice and roti. First recipe for the theme was North Indian paneer masala and today it is a South Indian mirchi […]

Instant Pot Paneer Masala

Instant Pot paneer masala is a creamy Indian curry for flatbreads. It is a make ahead recipe and works great for weeknight dinners and parties as well. What is Paneer? Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese prepared by curdling milk. Collect the Milk particles in a cheese cloth and press it into a block of […]

Chikkudukaya Kura – Indian Broad Beans Fry

Chikkudukaya kura or Indian broad beans fry is an easy dry curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and roti or any Indian flatbread. Latest update July 2019 Update March 2018 – This post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. When I took new images, I plated the food […]

Gajar Methi Subzi ~ Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry, Haryana

Gajar methi subzi is a simple stir fry with carrots and fenugreek leaves. It pairs well with both rice and Indian flatbreads. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Haryana Indian Food Odyssey, culinary journey through Indian states goes to Haryana, to taste gajar methi subzi. Haryana is a north Indian state carved out […]

Besan Zucchini Stir Fry

Besan zucchini stir fry is a quick and easy side dish that gets done in 10 minutes. Tender yet crunchy zucchini is a perfect summer side dish for rice, Indian flat breads and even grilled meats. Theme for this is week is one ingredient, multiple recipes. As you may have guessed, the ingredient of the […]

Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

3 Ingredient Sauteed English Peas

3 ingredients sautéed English peas is a quick and easy side dish to serve along with grilled meats. Easy Dinner Dishes One need not spend hours in the kitchen to serve a fancy meal. There are quite a few recipes that are quick and easy, and taste delicious as well. The theme for this week […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Sauteed Ivy Gourd ~ Dondakaya Koora

Sauteed ivy gourd is an easy Indian side dish. Serve it with rice or any Indian flatbreads. Theme of the Week Theme for this week is meal time dishes. Sauteed ivy gourd was the first dish I made for this theme, though I am posting it last. The other two recipes are carrot radish salad […]

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