Chettinad Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram / Chettinad Style Spongy Savory Fritters

A quick snack that is also a perfect breakfast made from left over idli/dosa batter!   Ingredients: Idli/Dosa batter – 3 cups Onion – 1, finely chopped Green chilies-2, finely chopped Ginger – 1/2″ piece, finely minced Carrot – 2, finely grated Grated coconut – 2 tbsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp

Bhindi Tareko / Nepali Style Okra

A simple, delicious, & fail proof stir fry that pairs well as  an accompaniment to rice or rotis!   Ingredients: Okra/ladies finger- 1/2kg, cleaned & sliced into half-inch rounds Dry red chilies – 2, crushed +1 whole Cumin/jeera seeds – 1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Eggplant & Peanut Masala

A simple side dish in a medley of spices with nutty masala cooked to perfection!   Ingredients: Eggplant/Brinjal – 2 large ones, cut into medium cubes Onion-1, finely chopped Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Red chili powder-1 tsp Garlic- 5 pods Ginger-1″ piece, chopped Peanuts (raw)- 1/4 cup Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Curry leaves- A sprig

Tindora Chilli Fry / Kovakka Chilli Fry

An easy and simple side dish that goes really well with rice!   Ingredients: Tindora /kovakka /ivy gourd – 1/2 kg, cut lengthwise into 4 Onion – 1, thinly sliced Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Whole dry chilies- 4, coarsely crushed Curry leaves – A sprig Salt – To taste Oil- As needed   Method:

Chidambaram Kathirikkai Gothsu / South Indian Brinjal & Lentils Curry

A divine treat for your taste buds – this traditional South Indian side dish from the famous town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu is made with brinjal & lentils that pairs perfectly with idli or dosa on your breakfast routine!   Ingredients: Brinjal/eggplants- 4, cut into small cubes Yellow lentils /moong dal- 1/2 cup Pearl

Chakka Avial / Kerala Style Jackfruit & Vegetables in Spiced Coconut Sauce

A traditional savory dish made with tender or unripe jackfruit cooked in spiced coconut mixture that tastes delicious!     Ingredients: Unripe green jackfruit – 1/2 kg Drumsticks- 1, cut into 1″ long pieces Raw mango-1/2 cup, cut into cubes Potato-1, cut into 1″ pieces Snakegourd- 1 cup, cut into 1″ pieces Turmeric powder – 1/2

Indian Style Eggplant Lasagna

An elegant vegetable lasagna that is absolutely delicious and colorful!   Ingredients: Eggplants/brinjals – 2 big ones, cut into thick rounds of about 1 cm each Onion- 1, thinly sliced Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Asafoetida – A pinch Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp Green chili paste- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Red chili powder- 2

Gobi Butter Masala / Gobi Makhani Masala

A finger licking rich Makhani gravy that speaks eloquently of the magnificence of the Indian cuisine!   Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1, cut into small florets Onion- 2, finely chopped Tomatoes-2, finely chopped Green chilies-2, finely chopped Ginger- 1″, finely minced Garlic-4 pods, finely minced Dry red chilies- 3 Cinnamon – 1/2 inch stick Cloves – 2

Roasted Cauliflower Biryani

A delightful combination of roasted cauliflower & aromatic spices makes this one-pot meal burst with flavor!   Ingredients: Cauliflower -1, cut into small florets Basmati rice – 2 cups Onion- 2, thinly sliced Tomato – 2, finely chopped Chili Powder – 2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Biryani Masala Powder – 3 tbsp Garam

Crispy Maggi Noodles Pakora / Instant Noodles Fritters

Give a twist to the kids favorite Maggi noodles into crunchy munchy fritters loaded with veggies!   Ingredients: Maggi noodles – 1 pack Onion -1, roughly chopped Capsicum – 1/2, finely chopped Cabbage- 1/4 cup, roughly chopped Red chili powder – 1.5 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Semolina/rava/sooji- 2 tbsp Besan powder/gram flour –