Turai aka Ridge guard is well known in Asian countries, especially in India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan. All of these cuisines have such a unique way of transforming this plain tasting vegetable into something amazing. Today, I introduce you to South Indian state Telangana way of transforming turai (beerakaya) into an amazing chutney (beerakaya pachadi). Not a lot of non-Indians know about chutney. Not just Indians, but non-Indians can enjoy chutneys too. Chutneys are so versatile, they can be eaten with rice as South Indians do or use as condiments for sandwiches, burgers. It also can be used as pasta sauce. Vegans all over the world or those who are struggling to find delicious and tasty meatless recipes should know about chutneys. Also those looking for diabetic friendly recipes, low carb, low sugar recipes, chutneys are rejoiced. Chutneys are all-natural, clean, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo. No regrets.
In India, Cutlets are everyone’s favorite evening snack. On a rainy evening, all you need is a cutlet. Whether they are for you or your family, or for entertaining guests, cutlets will always hit the spot. Cutlets are flat and round shaped, small patties rolled in breadcrumbs and deep fried. Cutlets are usually made of potato, or meat and spices. They are then dipped in an egg or cornstarch, then in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Ultimately producing a most satisfying snack. When you are in the mood of eating a snack, don’t think of which restaurant to go. Instead look into your refrigerator. You probably have a lot of veggies. If you don’t use them on time, they will be spoilt. Use them up.
Yet another delicacy and an absolute Vegans and vegetarians heaven. Farmer’s market and local markets carry far more varieties of veggies than you think. Some are rarely found veggies. Lotus root one of them. It is found abundantly in summers. If you find one, don’t miss it. Lotus root is a versatile vegetable. You can make an appetizer, veggie taco, veggie bowl, saute or curry out of lotus root. Vegetables or Chicken simmered in gravy with spices is most commonly known Indian westerners. This time, cook with a twist by adding lotus root. Adopt ancient Indian clean recipes. Indian cuisine offers many dishes than just naan and chicken butter masala as most of westerns see in Indian restuarants. There are many vegan, vegetarian curries made of vivid ingredients.
For those who don’t know what Dosa is, it can be described as Indian crunchy sourdough crêpe pancake. A breakfast which is light in carbohydrates and sugars, high in protein, fiber is categorized as healthy breakfast. Traditional Dosa has high carbohydrates, no sugar, moderate in protein and fiber. Most of the western breakfasts are not in the healthy category. There are instant versions of dosa’s which are made of semolina. Since semolina is high in carbohydrates, this modified version with little semolina is low in carbs, high in omega-3. Instant flax dosa is a vegan, vegetarian, nut-free and paleo recipe, which gives you 100% nutrition. With a few changes in the recipe, traditional rava dosa is made with low in carbohydrates and no sugars, high in protein and fiber. A well made Dosa is wonderfully delicious, and is a healthy breakfast for busy mornings.
Usual western breakfasts are made of meat, highly processed all-purpose flour, sugars and topped with whipping cream. Choosing savory breakfast over sweet has many benefits. It cuts down a lot of sugars to your daily intake. Adding peppers in breakfast gives you essential minerals which keep you active all day. Instant Rava and flax meal dosa is one of the best Indian meatless option. Choose this best out of vegetarian Indian breakfast dish.
I absolutely enjoy cooking delicacies with new veggies every day. I shop at the farmers market and local markets for rarely found veggies. Lotus root fry is a versatile dish, that can be an appetizer or a side of the main course. I was in main course mood when I took this picture. You dont need to make separate dishes for appetizer and maincourse. Let your family or guests choose depending on their mood. What a bumper offer. In Indian cuisine, spiced vegetables cooked with out gravy is commonly consumed with rice. Those dry roasted veggies are also consumed with chutney on the side. Adopt ancient Indian clean recipes. Lotus root called as tamara veru in telugu, kamal kakdi in hindi, Thaamari thandu in tamil.
This is an absolute Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! Vegan lifestyle getting more attention. More and more people started believing in vegan in predominantly meat-eating countries for health reasons or to reduce cruelty. With so much popularity, now is a good time to be vegan. Lotus root fry is a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo delicacy to start with. More n more meatless options. Nothing to worry about if you are thinking to be a vegan.
Turnips are root veggies which taste like potato minus starch, has texture and benefits like carrot. Yet they are celebrities in the vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free kitchen. Fry, curries, stews, salads, nothing is ineligible to make with turnips. A vegan, gluten-free, paleo dish you have been craving for. One of the best homemade meatless options you can choose from. You know what you are eating. You are not consuming the additives, sodium, preservatives, freshness agents and many more chemicals from store bought dinner. Choose healthy lifestyle choices by making this all-natural vegan Indian curry.
Spaghetti squash, as the name suggests is spaghetti in a squash. You probably are wondering what is spaghetti in squash. This squash, when cooked, is transformed into spaghetti strands. This vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo dish will be your most favorite dish. It is so much fun just to try. Not just spaghetti, you can make quite a variety of dishes with Spaghetti squash. Soups and stews, spaghetti over pasta sauces. Spaghetti squash is non-starchy and its flesh is yellow.
With cooked, spaghetti squash flesh falls away into strands which is very similar to spaghetti. These “spaghetti” strands are crisp and mildly sweet in flavor.
Are you craving something different without having to regret? Look no more. Here is all-natural, gluten-free, paleo moringa, egg saute. For those looking for a break from everyday routine recipes, this all-natural, gluten-free, paleo iron-rich Indian recipe is going to win you over.
This easy, yet creative egg curry is an excellent pair with rice, roti, chapati, even flavored rice as jeera rice, vegetable biryani. Eggs are one of most crowd pleased, versatile & healthy food. Give it a try, you will realize how simple, robust with flavor, tasty and healthy it is.
Take a foolproof chance with this recipe to cook something truly different when creating healthy recipes! Adventures don’t have to be with sports or on vacation. Challenge yourself with a new vegetable, new method or a recipe. It’s literally a priceless experience. Here is all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, paleo papaya, fenugreek leaves saute. Moringa is nothing but drumstick leaves. For those looking for a break from everyday routine recipes, this all-natural, vegan-friendly Indian recipe is going to win you over.
Papaya is called as the Fruit of the Angels. Though it is often overlooked as a culinary delight in western countries, for centuries, papaya is a prominent food in Thailand, India, Caribbean countries. Papayas are consumed either ripe or green. Not only in cooking, papaya has been a crucial ingredient in natural healing and beauty care.
Introducing Malabar spinach (Basella alba or rubra) to the western world. Malabar spinach is highly grown and consumed widely in India and other parts of South Asia. Malabar spinach is fleshy, thick and slimy. Leaves and tender and vine stems are edible. They may be eaten in appetizers, sautéed, stir-fried, in soups, and curries. Even use in omelets, pasta dishes, casseroles.
Malabar spinach is not spinach. To me, there isn’t any relation visually or in taste. Maybe scientifically they are distantly related. This dish called bachali Kura in Telugu.