Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Chayote and Carrot Stir Fry – Chow Chow and Carrot Poriyal

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 4 comments

Chayote is know as Chow Chow or Bengaluru Kathirikkai in tamil language. This pear shaped vegetable is low in calories and rich in...

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Plantain and Eggplant Curry (From Sri Lankan Kitchen)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Multi Cuisine, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

Plantain and Eggplant is a wonderful combination for making curries which I learnt recently. I learnt this tasty curry from one of my...

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Paneer Recipes, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 13 comments

Paneer Tikka Masala is one of the popular dishes you can find in most of the Indian restaurant menu. This is one of those dishes that I...

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Chettinad Kosumalli

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Chutneys, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 3 comments

Kosumalli or Kathirikkai Kosumalli  is served as a side with idly or dosa. This is a popular Chettinad dish. For those who are not aware...

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Baingan Masala – Stuffed Eggplant Curry

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 7 comments

Stuffed Eggplant Curry is a spicy, tangy and peanutty curry in which eggplants are slit and stuffed with a spicy masala and cooked in a...

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Cabbage Peas Stir Fry / Cabbage Peas Poriyal

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 2 comments

The Cabbage Peas Poriyal is the one which is served in all the special occasions in Southern India. This is the easiest stir fry and...

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Sorakaya Poriyal / Bottle Gourd Stir Fry

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 0 comments

I generally make kootu with Bottle gourd. Today I enjoyed my meal with Vathakuzhambu, Paruppu Thuvayal and Sorakaya Poriyal. This stir fry...

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Salan for Biryani – Curry Sauce

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Sauce, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 7 comments

Salan is a Hyderabadi dish and generally served with Biryani or roti. Hyderabad is located in South India which is popular for its...

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Spicy Mushroom Curry

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 5 comments

As the name indicates this is a spicy dish which is a perfect combination with roti or pulao or ghee rice. I wanted to try a different...

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Parangikkai Karamani Kootu – Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Kootu/lentil Stew, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

Butternut Squash is a type of winter squash which is pear shaped, has a yellow skin and an orange flesh inside. It has a sweet and nutty...

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Soy Chunks Fry

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 9 comments

My husband is a huge fan of Soy chunks. I had never tried any recipe with soy chunks until recently since I do not like them :). I tried...

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Carrot Poriyal / Carrot fry

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 4 comments

Generally I prefer to eat fresh carrots rather than making any fry. But my mom used to make this carrot fry for my lunch box. Even those...

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Methi Malai Paneer

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in North Indian recipes, Paneer Recipes, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 10 comments

Methi Malai Paneer is a delicious Indian gravy cooked with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and fenugreek leaves in a creamy sauce. It is...

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Tomato Dal – Lentil and Tomato Soup

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Kootu/lentil Stew, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 4 comments

Tomato dal is a simple and tasty lentil dish popular in South India. It is a healthy, gluten free and protein rich dish and complements...

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Karamani Poriyal – Yard Long Bean Stir Fry

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 2 comments

This is a simple stir fry and can be served with rice and also as a dry subzi with roti. Yard long beans are good source of protein,...

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Spicy Okra Fry

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 5 comments

Spicy Okra Fry is yet another simple side dish in Indian Cuisine. Okra fry can be made in so many different ways and this is one among...

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Cabbage Stir Fry

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 5 comments

  This is one of the easiest south Indian Side dishes. You can make it with so few ingredients and in such less time. There are lot...

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Thakkali Kuzhambu for Idly / Tomato Curry

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Breakfast Menu, Kuzhambu/Sambar, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 12 comments

My mom got this recipe from one of our family friends in Salem and then she used to make this Tomato Curry often. I love this Thakkali...

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