Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Jowar Laddu-001

Jowar Laddu ~ Jonna Laddu

I did Shiridi Sai  baba parayanam last Thursday and made these laddus as prasadam .One last item left over in my pantry cleaning job is Jowar Flour, looking at it I thought how about trying Laddu with it like the way we do with rava/sooji.  I followed the same process as rava laddu by binding roasted flour and sugar with milk, they tasted great and the process is very simple.

Aloo Chole

Aloo Chole without Onion and Garlic ~ Garbanzo Bean Potato Curry

This is a vegetarian recipe without onion and garlic. One of my friend observes fasting for “Karthika Masam” (An auspicious month which starts the day after diwali ) during which he does pooja in the morning , fasts until he goes to temple in the evening and has only vegetarian light meals without onion and garlic. A common family friends of us planned for a weekend gathering and the lady had a challenge to cook a gravy curry without “onion and garlic” which goes with poori. I took it over and made “Aloo Chole” , replacing onion with boiled and mashed potato which gave it a thick gravy consistency .

roasted red pepper chutney-001

Roasted Red Pepper Chutney

I bought a pack of red peppers from Costco for preparing salad. But later, I was not in a mood for salad, so changed my plan for preparing a dish with roasted peppers. To keep them handy, I roasted  peppers and refrigerated them for couple of days. I was doing Ragi Oats Idli for lunch and instead of making traditional chutney, I wanted to use these roasted peppers, which were handy. Since I used roasted peppers, there was no obvious flavor or smell of peppers.

Oats and cornflakes Chiwda

Oats Cornflakes chiwda ~ Indian Spicy oats muesli

When I have oats granola as a snack or read muesli recipes, I feel that it is a sweeter version of Indian chiwda, so I wanted to make this granola spicy and make it close to Indian chiwda. Recently I saw cornflakes mixture from one of my favorite blogger Sailu so I finally got motivation to make spicy granola as Diwali tea time snack. As the oats were toasted, they no more had the powdery texture while chewing. For those looking for oats recipes here is a munchkin for tea time.

Broccoli MungDal Stir Fry

Broccoli Split Moong dal Stri fry

Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C, dietary fiber and split moong beans are rich in dietary fiber with no cholesterol.When both nutritious ingredients are combined with Indian spices, the result is a delicious healthy food.