Nachos Nirvana | Nachos With Toppings | Mexican Recipes

Perfect to share for a crowd on a match day, loaded nachos nirvana
04/18/2019 10:04:33 PM vindhyadesai

Timepass, timepass, timepass! As summer holiday season is peaking and holidays from schools means making more fun things to eat. Especially during the match season we all need that ‘fun fix’. So here we are, providing a simple idea with a Mexican classic, nachos nirvana!
Nachos nirvana, I am not sure how the name has come up but I tried this at a restaurant a couple of years ago. Basically all this is, is a layer of nachos topped with your favourite toppings and baked till the cheese melts. Serve immediately, this is a fun to eat, tear n share fun snack! ... “Nachos Nirvana | Nachos With Toppings | Mexican Recipes”

Beans Palya | Hurulikayi Palya | Palya Recipes

Loaded with fresh coconut, simple Karnataka style beans palya
03/17/2019 7:55:37 PM vindhyadesai

A fresh and simple palya is always a nice accompaniment. Generally palya is made with one vegetable or may be two with fresh produce. These fresh vegetables are celebrated in South India in the form of a simple palya or thoran or poriyal or samayal or sabzi. All of these have pretty much the same kind of recipe. In Karnataka, we call it palya and beans palya is one of the most famous in this variety of side dishes.
All you need are fresh tender beans in the required quantity, washed and chopped finely. A simple vaggarne/tadka with saasuve(mustard) and uddina bele(urad dal) is made and the beans or hurulikayi are added. Once the beans are cooked, it is topped off with some freshly grated coconut. Coconut defines any palya and makes this beans palya taste wonderfully earthy and sweet. ... “Beans Palya | Hurulikayi Palya | Palya Recipes”

Mixed Vegetable Gassi | Veg Ghasi | Gravy Recipes

Spicy side dish to serve with lacy neer dosa, Mangalore special mixed vegetable gassi
11/13/2018 9:24:30 PM vindhyadesai

Mixed vegetable curries in any form are always a hit in my house. I love a fragrant curry too but not the over spicy and oily ones. The aroma of freshly toasted spices along with the coconut brings out the flavours of all the added mixed vegetables. This mixed vegetable gassi is one such curry.
Mixed vegetable gassi is the perfect marriage of ingredients. Mild spices, coconut milk, some tamarind for some sourness. In Mangalore and coastal regions, a special curry called chana gassi is made. Here instead of chana we use mixed vegetables which is lighter on the stomach. ... “Mixed Vegetable Gassi | Veg Ghasi | Gravy Recipes”

Mixed Vegetable Kootu | Karnataka Style Kootu | Kootu Recipes

Masaledaar and loaded with vegetables, fresh Karnataka style mixed vegetable kootu
10/18/2018 8:14:59 PM vindhyadesai

A simple South Indian fare for lunch is the most satisfying meals one can eat. It can just involve a simple sambar/huLi or saaru/rasam along with some palya/thoran to with rice. A little curd to end the meal, and that is meals served! So let’s make this simple and humble lunch a bit more exciting. Let us learn the recipe of a Karnataka style mixed vegetable kootu.
Kootu is the richer cousin of sambar, it is generally a bit demanding than a regular sambar. They have freshly roasted and ground up masala added to a dal base. Any kind of suitable vegetable can go into a kootu. Here’s how about we make a Karnataka style mixed vegetable kootu with loads of fresh vegetables. ... “Mixed Vegetable Kootu | Karnataka Style Kootu | Kootu Recipes”

Avalakki Bisi Bele Bhaat | Poha Bisi Bele Bhaat | Breakfast Recipes

Perfect for breakfast lunch or dinner, delicious avalakki bisi bele bhaat
08/17/2018 8:00:35 AM vindhyadesai

Making variations of famous dishes can be delicious at times. Like this avalakki bisi bele bhaat which is an easy alternative to making elaborate bisi bele bhaat. Both taste great and the textures are slightly different. For avalakki bisi bele bhaat I generally add mung dal or hesaru bele. Whereas for rice bisi bele bhaat we add toor dal or togari bele.
As this is a quicker version of traditional BBB it’s not necessary to grind a coconut masala. Avalakki or poha is quite light on its own so we do not need additional things to make it rich and heavy. Throw in a few cashews and groundnuts for that crunch and colour. Generally, avalakki bisi bele bhaat is served immediately. Avalakki/poha absorbs a lot of liquid and so does mung dal, so it’s best to serve it fresh. ... “Avalakki Bisi Bele Bhaat | Poha Bisi Bele Bhaat | Breakfast Recipes”

Shavige Pulao | Seviyaan Pulao | Breakfast Recipes

Delicious, loaded with vegetables, a great breakfast dish shavige pulao
06/29/2018 7:12:08 AM vindhyadesai

Some simple everyday ingredients like shavige/seviyaan can be used to make some delicious dishes. The dishes convert the simple ingredients into something exotic and delicious. This shavige pulao or seviyaan pulao is loaded with aromatic spices and delicious roasted vegetables.
The key thing in making non-sticky shavige pulao is to roast the shavige very well. Shavige is then coated with all the vegetables which are sauteed in some aromatic spices. All in all it makes a super combination and comes together quite well. ... “Shavige Pulao | Seviyaan Pulao | Breakfast Recipes”

Veg Fried Rice | Fried Rice | Indo Chinese Recipes

Yummy veg fried rice with bright coloured stir fried vegetables
06/03/2018 9:05:47 AM vindhyadesai

Back with another street food from FOI. This time it’s an Indo-Chinese dish, street style veg fried rice. Along with pav bhaji this used to be my favourite dishes to order in canteens near my college. A platter of gobhi manchurian to share with friends, the perfect combo! This time I made paneer manchurian to serve with veg fried rice. It also tastes delicious with veggies in hot gravy sauce. I have posted a few pictures below from another time.
For me the hit of this dish, veggies of course but it is freshly pounded black pepper which adds the distinct taste. It brings out the flavour of all the veggies and the slightly burnt taste gives it an unique flavour.

... “Veg Fried Rice | Fried Rice | Indo Chinese Recipes”

Pav Bhaji | Street Style Pav Bhaji | Snack Recipes

Spicy, buttery and filled with flavour, street style pav bhaji
06/01/2018 12:42:35 PM vindhyadesai

Imagine a rainy evening and you are digging into a plate of spicy and buttery pav bhaji. Pav bhaji needs no introduction, it is the most loved street food. It is from western part of India specifically from Maharashtra but famous throughout. Different states make it in different ways but the base is pretty much the same.
Loads of butter in a spicy gravy all mashed into a delicious gravy. This gravy is served with butter toasted pav or buns. Some chopped onions, chopped coriander, a lemon wedge and a dollop of butter adorn the pav bhaji plate. I generally use homemade pav bhaji masala to make pav bhaji but you can make use of store bought masala too. ... “Pav Bhaji | Street Style Pav Bhaji | Snack Recipes”

Mixed Vegetable Upma | Mixed Veg Uppittu | Breakfast Recipes

Most common yet best breakfast ever, mixed vegetable upma
04/11/2018 3:15:36 PM vindhyadesai

Upma or uppittu, how should I start describing this delicious, healthy dish. Most households in India make this super tasty breakfast. After idli and paratha, upma is the most commonly made dish, it is indeed an everyday dish. However upma is disliked by many, if you do not get the consistency right, it will lump up or become dry and boring. Try this mixed vegetable upma and follow the steps, you will always make upma the way it should be made. 
Mixed vegetable upma can be made with a variety of vegetables, like cabbage, beans, carrot and peas. Generally I add carrot, beans and peas the best combo. Upma needs to have the rava roasted well along with getting the right amount of oil/ghee and water to make the upma. Only then mixed vegetable upma for that matter any kind of upma will taste good. ... “Mixed Vegetable Upma | Mixed Veg Uppittu | Breakfast Recipes”

Mixed Veg Kurma | Vegetable Kurma | Gravy Recipes

A great accompaniment for rotis & chapathis, mixed veg kurma in a coconut based gravy
03/31/2018 11:21:36 PM vindhyadesai

It’s always good to have a lot of gravy based recipes in your cooking repertoire. They work really well with chapathis and rotis and they just bring your full menu together. Mixed Veg gravies like saagu or this mixed veg kurma, Karnataka style are delicious gravies.
Lip smacking mixed veg kurma has an aromatic coconut based masala blend with subtle spices. It’s creamy and has the goodness of all the veggies like beans, carrots and green peas. I also served the leftovers with whole wheat puris and kesar elaichi shrikhand! ... “Mixed Veg Kurma | Vegetable Kurma | Gravy Recipes”