Tuesday 27 August 2013

Roti/chapati | Indian Flat Bread | How To Make Soft Rotis

Rotis or flat breads, also called Chapati, are made from whole wheat flour and served with any vegetable dish or curries.  It is generally considered a North Indian dish, though it is made and available now in almost every part of India.

How to make roti, Indian flat bread

Sunday 18 August 2013

Pudina Kobbari Pachadi | Mint and Coconut Chutney

Pudina Kobbari Pachadi -- This flavorful and delicious pachadi is very simple and easy to prepare and requires very few ingredients.  I prepare 2 versions of this pachadi - one for idli and dosa and another for rice.  I am presenting here the version which tastes awesome with idli and dosa.

pudina kobbari pachadi, mint chutney

Saturday 17 August 2013

Palak Paneer | Spinach and Cottage Cheese

Another hot favorite, super healthy North Indian dish -- Palak Paneer.  This great combo of greens and cheese is packed with nutrients.  Its rich and creamy texture, flavor and taste makes it a delight to eat.  It is a great accompaniment with rotis, naan or plain hot rice.

palak paneer, spinach and cottage cheese

Friday 16 August 2013

Mulai Keerai Poriyal | Thotakura Vepudu | Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry

Green leafy vegetables, as we all know, are a rich source of vitamins and minerals.  So it is good to include them in our diet at least thrice a week.

There are many ways to prepare greens - poriyal/talimpu, pappu/kootu or sambar, masiyal, etc.  I have prepared a poriyal/talimpu here using Mulai keerai (also called thotakura in telugu or Amaranth leaves in English).  Both the leaves and tender stems of the plant can be used to prepare this poriyal.

I have used mulai keerai here, but this poriyal can be prepared with any greens of your choice.

This is a healthy and tasty side dish for rasam, sambar or just plain hot rice and ghee.

mulai keerai poriyal, thotakura vepudu

Thursday 15 August 2013

Aloo Gobi | Potato-Cauliflower Curry | Aloo Gobi Masala

 Aloo Gobi is a popular spicy and flavorful dish made with potatoes and cauliflower.  It is finger-licking delicious and goes very well with rotis, naan, phulkas or any pulao.

aloo gobi, potato-cauliflower curry