Kale Subzi – Indian Style Vegetarian Recipe

Kale has recently come to finally get it’s dues as a very healthy leafy vegetable. It is very high in fiber and low in calories, contains many vitamins. Kale is not associated with Indian cooking so it is great to be able to incorporate it in an Indian meal. This recipe is quick, easy, has lots of textures and you get to use every inch of it. Live happy and live healthy. Prep Time: 10…

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Chayote Squash Subzi – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

Chayote Squash is one that we tend to overlook but next time, think again. This one like most from squash family, has high water content besides being high in Vitamins C and B. We love the fact that it can be had raw or cooked, so it is a quick one to stir up on days when there is not a lot of time for cooking. It is a fall vegetable (even though we see…

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Green Papaya Subzi – Vegetarian Recipe

Ever gone for groceries and been bored just looking at some of the vegetables? It’s okay, it happens to all of us, try this unripened Papaya Subzi or Curry and add a new and interesting dish to your usual dishes. The other good news is that Green Papayas are available all round the year and health-wise is great for you too, it is full of anti-oxidants, great for your digestion and immune system…enough reasons? Prep…

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Khatta Meetha Kaddu Subzi (Kabocha Squash) Indian Recipe

This quick & easy Kaddu ki Subzi is just that. It is a very typical Punjabi dish with is served with Puris and Aloo (Potato). The amazing balance of the sweet, sour, spicy and a hint of bitter is the key to the success of mastering this Kabocha Dish. Enjoy this amazing marriage of flavors the next time you get a chance! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Kabocha Squash…

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Lauki & Methi Subzi (Bottle gourd & Fenugreek Leaves Dish) Indian Recipe

If you know what’s good for you, you’d be running to the kitchen to make this right away! I, for one LOVE Methi Leaves and cannot get enough of it, so finding new recipes is a moment of joy for me, seriously! Two power packed vegetables together, the Bottle Gourd and the Fenugreek Leaves,it does not get better than this. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) –…

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Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer, without a doubt, is one of the most recognized Indian restaurant dishes around. With fragrant spices flavoring fresh spinach and the protein packed goodness of paneer, palak paneer is not only healthy, but simply delicious. Though we have showed you a Palak Paneer recipe in the past, we felt that it deserved a better quality video and presentation. So here it is… Ingredients: Spinach – 16 oz, washed and chopped if leaves are…

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Aloo (Potatoes) and Green Beans Subzi Recipe

It is always comforting to find vegetables that are not seasonal and you can count on them to be there when you need them. Potatoes and Green Beans are two of those trusted veggies that when paired together, something delicious comes out. Next time you can’t think of anything to make, try this quick and easy recipe for Aloo and Green Beans subzi that is sure to become a staple “go to” recipe in your…

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Karela (Bitter gourd) & Onion Subzi Recipe

Karela or Bitter Gourd is exactly as the name suggests – bitter. Despite it’s bitterness and when made well, it is a very enjoyable dish. Karela is also known for it’s health benefits – good for liver, skin, cleanses blood amongst others. Enjoy our version with a dash of tartness and a hint of sweet, just enough to make you forget you are eating and enjoying Karela or Bitter Gourd! Prep Time: 10 min Cook…

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Potato Masala (for Masala Dosa)

Masala Dosa has been ranked as one of the “must-try” dishes amongst so many other well-known ones. And rightly so, it is this wonderful crepe-like long cylindrical dish that makes you ooh and aah and one bite of the dosa along with this scrumptious soft potato stuffing is such a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Enjoy this Masala with your Dosa and you’ll understand why it got the ranking that it did! Prep Time:…

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Mama’s Lauki Subzi (Simple Bottle Gourd Dish)

This is an everyday dish made mostly at home. Simple, yet delicious! Bottle Gourd is a light vegetable, easy to make and easy on the stomach. It is low in calories and fat and with the water-content being so high, it’s perfect for toddlers and people under the weather. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Bottle Gourd (Ghia, Doodhi, Lauki, Opo Squash) – 2 lbs (approx 1/2 kg), peeled and…

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Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi

A home-cooked meal brings warmth to the stomach and to the heart. This dish is one that evokes those feelings – a dish that is usually cooked “just at home” and never have we seen it served at a restaurant. The simpleness and the depth of flavor in this dish is not easily forgettable. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life… Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Bell Peppers/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch –…

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Gujarati Undhiyu

Gujaratis are known for many things but one of the big things is the ever popular Undhiyu recipe. The name originates from the word “undhu” which means “upside down” in Gujarati. Traditionally, undhiyu is cooked in earthen clay pots which are turned upside down onto an open fire. Made with a mix of different vegetables and spices, undhiyu and puri are common items at wedding feasts. Enjoy the delicious medley of flavors of the long…

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Bell Pepper Subzi with Peanuts

Bell Pepper with Peanuts is a simple side dish, yet has the amazing flavors that go well with Chapatis, Rotis or with Rice. A nutritious accompaniment with great color and texture is quick to make. The softness if the Bell Peppers and the almost boiled effect of the Peanuts is a great combination with the sourness of the lime at the end – just mouth-watering! Bell Peppers are also known as Capsicums and in Hindi,…

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Lotus Root Subzi

Though popular in Asia, Lotus Root is not a common vegetable in the west. The fresh variety is most commonly found in Asian markets while frozen, ready to cook lotus root can be found in Indian grocery stores. In general, lotus root retains a lot of its crunch even after cooking and provides a unique texture to the subzi. Try this tangy, crunchy lotus root subzi recipe and add a whole new element of surprise…

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Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji is a quick and versatile dish that is just so delicious! Make it with homemade paneer or store bought paneer for a meal in a flash. For everyone who missed out on Egg Bhurji because you don’t eat eggs, this paneer bhurji (bhujjia) recipe is a fabulous alternative. Enjoy it with roti or chapati or use it as a filling for kathi rolls or puff pastry. Any way you choose to have it,…

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Butternut Squash with Black Chickpeas Subzi (Kumro Chokka)

One of my visits to Honolulu, Papia Sengupta, made this wonderful dish and I was blown away. The first thing that attracted me towards the dish was the color, very appealing to the eye. The second was the ingredients – like a lot of folks, I too am intimidated by the size of the vegetable in question (Pumpkin)! The last but not the least was the taste – what a great combination, color and the…

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Kande Ki Subzi (Onion Subzi) – Rajasthani Cuisine

Our humble homage the great foods of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for it’s color – in food, clothes, music and art. This Kande Ki Subzi is just as colorful with such a wonderful rustic flavor that has just got to be paired with Bajra Ki Roti and it is sure to transport you to the rural, rustic and beautiful Rajasthan. Enjoy our love for Rustic and colorful India. Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 25…

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Jackfruit Subzi (Kathal Recipe)

Have you ever seen this really gigantic green pokey vegetable called Jackfruit (aka Kathal) and wondered how on earth you can cook it? Well, wonder no more. Try this simple and delicious recipe for Jackfruit Sabzi and get acquainted with the wonderful flavor and texture of a truly versatile fruit/vegetable – Jackfruit. Prep Time: 30 minutes (for frying and chopping) Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 5-6 Ingredients: Young Jackfruit – 2 cans Oil – for…

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Avial (Aviyal)

The southern Indian states (Kerala, Tamilnadu) are famous for Avial. Many different types of vegetable are cooked with yogurt and coconut to give a light balanced flavor. Try this Aviyal recipe — its a perfect way to showcase your veggies! We wish everyone a very Happy Onam! Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 Ingredients: Suran – 1 cup, fresh or frozen (peel and chopped in julienne strips…

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Vegetable Jalfrezi – Indian Stirfry

Vegetable Jalfrezi is said to have originated in India during the British Raj. Once a creative way to use up leftovers, the Vegetable Jalfrezi recipe has since evolved into a flavorful and texture rich dish…a popular Indian restaurant menu item. Try this recipe with a mixture of veggies or highlight just one or two. Either way, Vegetable Jalfrezi will add a colorful splash to your plate.

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Sarson ka Saag – Punjabi Mustard Greens

Whether Baisakhi (the Punjabi harvest festival) is coming up or not, it’s always a great time to have Sarson ka Saag. This Sarson ka Saag recipe has the unique flavor of fresh Mustard Greens that is perfectly balanced with Spinach. Rustic in texture and simply delicious, try sarson ka saag and makki ki roti — a perfect Punjabi pair.

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Brussel Sprouts Subzi

Though not a very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, Brussel Sprouts have a certain flavor that is so familiar! Yup, they look a miniature version of a cabbage and the taste is very close to it too. This wonderful and easy dish has got it’s health benefits as well: vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Try these cute brussel sprouts! Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients:…

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Stuffed Okra ( Bharvaan Bhindi)

Stuffed Okra is definitely a dish with a “Wow!” factor. Okra (aka Bhindi or Ladyfinger) are kept whole, slit along one side and stuffed with a flavorful blend of spices. Many people are hesitant to cook okra due to their perceived sliminess as well as the amount of oil that is needed in the recipe. In fact, some of the most delicious recipes (especially in restaurants) are made with fried okra. A two step cooking…

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Asparagus Subzi

Asparagus is a vegetable that is not usually associated with Indian cooking. The long bright green spears have tender tips while the tough ends are discarded. Asparagus is a nutrient-rich food that in high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C and thiamin. Many people tend to overlook this delicious vegetable due to lack of preparation know-how. Now, you can try fresh and tender Asparagus…

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Masaledar Aloo (Spiced Potatoes)

One time my sister-in-law was over for dinner and I made these crazy potatoes quite by fluke. For quite a while she pressurized me for the recipe. Little did she know what had gone into making them and why I thought they were ‘crazy’! Finally, when I did give her the recipe, this is kinda how the recipe went “so boil and cube the potatoes, open your spice cabinet…left to right, put in a teaspoon…

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