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Fresh green beans picked from my garden, turned them into poriyal by stir frying with coconut; simple yet comforting veggie side dish… Cooking with the freshly picked veggies is beyond amazing and the food tastes even more delicious. This year, I sowed some dried beans in my veggie bed, I got excited seeing the seedlings sprout out of the seeds. Then the flowers...

Black olives, sun dried tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese are pureed together to make this pesto… I am a die hard fan of pesto, for me anything that has a hint of pesto tastes delicious. Let it be pesto pizzas, pastas, or toasted flat bread smeared with pesto; I go crazy and I enjoy these dishes to the fullest. Traditional pestos are made by pureeing basil,...

Young jackfruit when stir fried with coconut tasted delicious, this makes a perfect vegetarian side dish… Jackfruit is widely available in Kerala. Jackfruit season in India is during March to June. Since, I’d visited India in November I missed having ripe jackfruits that’s plucked right from the tree and also my grand mother’s jackfruit chips....

Drumstick along with coconut when stir fried tastes delicious and makes a healthy side dish… When we hear drumstick , the first thing that comes to our mind is Chicken drumstick or legs. Well, this is not that, this drumstick is vegetarian and is a long rod shaped veggie that is found hanging on drumstick trees. India being the largest producers of drumstick,...

You get to enjoy sweetness, spiciness and sourness in this dish… This is more like a pickle, can be served as a side dish along with biryani or plain rice or with chapati. Preparation Picture Save Print Sweet and Sour Eggplant or Eggplant Pickle Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Side dish Cuisine: Indian Cook time:  15 mins Total...

An easy to make veggie stir fry, South Indian side dish… One of the side dishes that’s commonly served with South Indian lunch is a vegetarian stir fry in which any kind of veggies can be added. It can be either thoran or mezhukkupuratti. Only one kind of veggie is added or a combination of veggies are added. Thoran and mezhukkupuratti belong to the same...

One of my favorite ways to make cabbage with the egg added to it… I don’t make too many dishes with cabbage, usually it would be stir fries. I like to flavor up the bland cabbage by adding eggs to it. This is one dish that I make whenever I have cabbage in my refrigerator. This can be served as a side dish with rice or can be wrapped in chapati, tortilla...

A popular Maharastrian dish made with sabudana or tapioca pearls… Sabudana or sago (or Chavari in Malayalam) or Tapioca pearls, is a common ingredient in Payasam , a popular dessert in Kerala. I dig out sabudana only when I have payasam that too vermicelli (semiya) payasam, else I seldom take it out of my pantry. I haven’t made a savory dish with sabudana...

Oven roasted butternut squash, I devoured it… I’d roasted butternut squash a couple of months ago, and this made a perfect veggie side dish. I often make soups using butternut squash, however roasting them has become my new favorite way of enjoying butternut squash. I added Asian seasonings to the diced butternut squash and oven roasted it. It turned...

Easy, healthy and delicious dip for tortilla chips… My love for the city that I am living in is growing drastically every time I explore a new place. Yesterday, we explored a bog very close to my house, in fact it’s only 5 minutes drive away. Last year after moving to our new house, I had seen the sign for the bog while driving past it, but never visited...