CATEGORY Vegetarian

carrot pachadi, carrot salad

Carrot Pachadi / Carrot Salad

Friday, August 15th is India’s 61st Independence Day. To celebrate the Independence Day, I bring you healthy, nutritious carrot pachadi with a patriotic theme. I garnished the pachadi with grated carrot, chopped onions and cilantro to look like an Indian flag. I used the tempered green chillies and mustard seeds to make the chakra of…

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sorakaya pachadi, sorakaya chutney, bottle gourd chutney, lauki chuntney

Sorakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney

Sorakaya or anyapakaya belongs to squash family and is called bottle gourd in english.  In Indian cooking, it is used to make curries, gravies, chutneys or a dessert.  Sorayakaya pachadi is one of my favorite pachadis  or chutneys.  When making chutneys, whole spices are roasted in oil and ground to a fine paste with other…

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Sauteed sweet corn

Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels

How to make Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1-2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp Oil 3 Curry Leaves (opt) 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 small size Onion chopped 3 Green Chillies chopped (adjust to your taste) 1 tsp Garlic…

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pappu charu, sambar

Pappu Charu

This is a common dish in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is a lentil stew made of toor dal, tamarind and variety of vegetables such as okra, brinjal or egg plant, beans, carrots, radish, bottle gourd or aanyapakaya or kadhu, drum sticks, pearl onions and beans. In this recipe I use bottle gourd, carrots…

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