26 January, 2012

Monsoon Spice Recipe Index

Namaste & Hello Readers,

Due to many e-mails and comments, I have tried to make recipe search on Monsoon Spice more user friendly. There are four ways you can search your favourite recipes.

1. Search Recipes by Ingredients: You can now browse recipes based on main ingredients used. It is listed under different categories in alphabetical order on the side bar of Monsoon Spice.
2. Search Recipes by Title: The drop-down list on the side bar of Monsoon Spice and on Recipe Index Page lists the recipes by region, type and courses.
3. Google Search: You can also browse the recipe you want by simply entering the key word on Google search engine on the side bar of Monsoon Spice and on this Recipe Index Page.
4. Search Recipes by Month: You can browse the recipes by month by clicking on the month on archive section listen on the side bar of Monsoon Spice.

Monsoon Spice Recipe Index is laid out for visitors to come and pick their meal in an easy way. I have categorised this Recipe Index is two ways.
1. One is to choose recipes based on Regions from which they come from.
2. Second is based on the meal types.

Being a Vegetarian, I blog Vegetarian Recipes in Monsoon Spice and most of them are Satwik in nature. Each and every dish created and blogged in Monsoon Spice is prepared with utmost love and passion. I have tried to recreate the same magic in my small kitchen which I have grown watching it happen everyday in my Amma (Mother) and Ajji's (Grandma) kitchen. Thus its no surprise that most of the recipes I have blogged are the ones I learnt from my Amma, Ajji, Aunts and Friends. Other recipes are the ones which I tried from fellow bloggers, cookery books and shows, internet etc. And there are few recipes which are the results of occasional accidents happening in our kitchen by me and my much better half, HD. Hence most of the Recipes blogged in Monsoon Spice are the one’s which we cook regularly at home or whatever we fancy eating. The recipes blogged are something which we ate, loved and want to replicate the same in future. Monsoon Spice is our treasure box of recipes which satisfies both our tummy and soul which I am sharing with you now.

I consider myself to be an amateur cook when it comes to cooking. I have just started this wonderful journey of culinary experience and I am eager to absorb the lessons I learn on my way. So be patience and correct me if I have gone wrong and posted something which you think is not quite right. I am more than happy to get your feedback and suggestion to make Monsoon Spice more interactive and interesting place for you.







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Upahara (Breakfast & Brunch)

Dosa, Uttappa & Rotti





          Steam Cooked Upahara & Uppittu/Upma
          • Idli, Vada & Sambar - Special south Indian breakfast of steamed rice cake, deep fried lentil fritter served with spicy lentil and vegetable curry
          • Jackfruit Idli - Steamed rice cakes made using sweet jackfruits
          • Rava/Semolina Idli - Steamed semolina cakes with vegetables



          Baked & Deep Fried Upahara
          • Mangalore Buns - Sweet deep fried banana and whole wheat poori from Udupi-Mangalore
          • Chole Bhature - Deep fried puffed bread made using plain flour served with spicy and creamy chickpeas(garbanzo) curry
          • Poori - Deep fried puffed bread made using whole wheat

          Tindi & Tiffin (Mid-day/Evening Snacks & Munchies)

          From Home (Udupi-Mangalorean)


          Swadeshi (Indian)
          • Aloo-Kala Chana Chaat - Warm black chickpeas and potato salad with spiced tamarind dressing
          • Aloo Tikki Chole Chaat - Spicy grilled potato fritters served with creamy chickpeas curry topped with three chutneys (Tamarind and date chutney, spicy red chilli chutney and coriander and mint chutney) and crispy sev
          • Ammini Kozhukattai or Undrallu Guggillu - Gluten free and vegan steam cooked savoury rice ball dumplings tossed in aromatic tempering 
          • Beetroot Cutlets/Patties - Pan fried Indian styled spicy vegan beetroot patties with aromatic spices
          • Bhutta or Butta - Indian styled roasted corn on the cob flavoured with lime, salt and chilli powder
          • Dabeli - A Gujarati street food of potato mash spiced with special Dabeli spice powder and 3 delicious chutneys stuffed between a burger buns (Ladi-pav) and then garnished with juicy pomegranate seeds and roasted peanuts
          • Dahi Batata Puri - Indian street food of deep fried, hollow and crispy puris filled with spiced potato mash, cumin flavoured yogurt and 3 different chutneys and topped with onion and crispy sev
          • Gobi 65 - A restaurant style deep fried cauliflower fritters dipped in spicy plain flour batter and topped with stir fried vegetables and soya sauce
          • Khandvi - A Gujarati speciality of gram flour rolls garnished with mustard seasoning and coriander leaves
          • Khara Buns - Oven baked whole grain buns stuffed with spicy vegetable mash
          • Kolhapuri Misal - Popular breakfast or tiffin dish from Kolhapur, Maharashtra where sprouted moth beans curry (Usal) is topped with fiery hot red chilli-garlic gravy (Kat), boiled potato cubes, yogurt, a spicy mixture (Farsan or Chivda), garnished with chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves and served with sliced bread or loaf of bread called Ladi-pav
          • Kothimbir Vadi - A popular Maharasthrian snack of steam cooked gram flour/chickpea flour and coriander leaves savoury cakes and then pan fried till crisp
          • Methi nu Muthia - Popular Gujarati snack of steam cooked gram flour/chickpea flour and fresh fenugreek leaves savoury cakes, pan fried till crisp and served garnished with fresh grated coconut and roasted white sesame seeds
          • Moongachi Usal/Sprouted Moong Bean Usal - Healthy and spicy salad of lightly stir fried sprouted moong beans with onion and Indian spices
          • Onion Bajji/Pakoda - Crispy deep fried onion and spicy gram flour fritters
          • Pav Bhaji - Famous Mumbai street food of spicy mashed potato and mixed vegetable curry topped with onions, coriander leaves, generous amount of butter and lime wedges and served with bread rolls (Ladi pav)
          • Peas Stuffed Aloo Tikkis - Spicy mashed potato cutlets stuffed with delicious mashed green peas and pan fried till crisp
          • Plaintain Kababs - Pan fried or deep fried kebabs/kabas made using spicy raw banana mash
          • Ragda Patties - Potato patties served in a spicy peas gravy and topped with assortment of chutneys and garnished with crispy sev, chopped onions, tomato and coriander leaves; a famous and much loved street food of Indian sub-continent.
          • Samosa - Deep fried plain flour pastry triangles stuffed with spicy potato and green peas filling
          • Spicy Corn Chaat/Salad - Quick and simple healthy snack of sweet corn in a lime and chaat masala dressing and topped with spicy gram flour noodles
          • Stuffed Bread Pakoda/Pakora - Deep fried savoury bread slices stuffed with spicy mashed potato and coated with spicy chickpea flour batter 
          • Stuffed Capsicum/Bell Pepper Pakoda - Deep fried bell pepper rings stuffed with spiced potato mash and coated with spicy gram flour paste
          • Stuffed Chillies - Spicy mashed potato stuffed chillies coated in spicy gram flour batter and deep fried till crisp
          • Sweet Corn Sundal - A healthy snack of sweet corns stir fried with onions and tomato and tempered with mustard seeds


          Videshi (International)
          • Baby Corn Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy baby corn fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce
          • Crispy Mushroom Cups -Button mushrooms stuffed with spicy onion and mushroom filling, coated in batter, dusted with bread crumbs and deep fried till crisp
          • Falafel with Hummus -An Egyptian snack of spiced chickpeas balls or patty either deep fried or pan fried till crisp and served with pita bread or wraps, salad leaves, topmato, onion and chickpea dip (Hummus) made using sesame paste (Tahini), olive oil, garlic and lemon juice
          • Gobi/Cauliflower Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy cauliflower fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce 
          • Low Fat, Oven Roasted Potato Wedge -Diet friendly low fat, oven roasted potato wedges flavoured with roasted cumin powder and sea salt
          • Mushroom Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy button mushrooms fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce 
          • Veg Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese dish of deep fried vegetable balls/dumpling (veg meat balls) served in sweet and sour sauce
          • Veg Spring Rolls -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of wonton sheet rolls stuffed with spicy mixed vegetable stir fried with soya sauce and deep fried till crisp and golden

          Refreshing Hot & Cold Drinks

          • Aamras -A popular Gujarati/Maharashtrian/Rajasthani dish made using juicy mango pulp
          • Kashaya/Kashayam - Sweet and spicy herbal drink made using selected aromatic spices based on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda
          • Kokum Cooler -Delicious drink made using dried kokum fruit peels
          • Lassi -Famous Punjabi thirst quencher made using yogurt spiced with green chilli, ginger, lemon juice, roasted ground cumin and coriander leaves
          • Mango Lassi - Thick, sweet and creamy mango and yogurt drink laced with aromatic cardamom, a refreshing Indian summer drink
          • Spiced Buttermilk -Famous Indian thirst quencher made using thinned yogurt or buttermilk spiced with green chilli, roasted ground cumin and coriander leaves 
          • Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe - Starbucks styled Strawberries and Creme Frappucciono recipe
          • Strawberry Limeade Fizz - Sweet strawberry and lime fizzy drink flavoured with cardamom
          • Watermelon-Mint Limeade - Refreshing simple and quick summer drink made using watermelon, fresh mint and lime juice

          Simple and Healthy Salads
          Cold Salads

          • Kosambari - Raw vegetable and split moong bean salad
          • Simple Tomato Salad - Basic tomato salad with basil and lime and pepper dressing 
          • Spicy Corn Chaat/Salad - Quick and simple healthy snack of sweet corn in a lime and chaat masala dressing and topped with spicy gram flour noodles 
          • Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw -Red cabbage salad with salted boiled peanuts and spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing
          • Sprouted Moong Bean Salad - Indian styled sprouted moong bean salads with assorted vegetables and chilli-lime dressing  
          • Tomato and Watermelon Salad - Simple and refreshing summer salad recipe with lime and balsamic vinegar dressing


          Warm Salads

          Appetisers and Starters

          Soups

          Starters (Indian & International)
          • Aloo/Batate Bonda -Deep fried spicy mashed potato and mixed veg fritters coated with spicy gram flour batter  
          • Chattambade or Masala Dal Vada - Spicy split chickpeas/Bengal gram or chana dal fritters
          • Gobi 65 -A restaurant style deep fried cauliflower fritters dipped in spicy plain flour batter and topped with stir fried vegetables and soya sauce
          • Goli Baje -A famous Mangalorean snack of deep fried spicied fritters made using plain flour and buttermilk
          • Jeegujje Podi (Breadfruit Pakodas) -Famous Udupi-Mangalorean snack of deep fried breadfruit dipped in spicy gram flour/chick pea flour batter
          • Khandvi -A Gujarati speciality of gram flour rolls garnished with mustard seasoning and coriander leaves
          • Kodubale -  Deep fried rice and roasted gram savoury rings from Karnataka
          • Mangalore Aloo Bonda -Fritters made using spicy mashed potato and coated with spicy gram flour batter and then deep fried 
          • Mangalore Buns - Sweet deep fried banana and whole wheat poori from Udupi-Mangalore
          • Masala Aloo/Potato Roast - Spicy and crispy pan fried potato roast with aromatic Indian spices
          • Microwave Masala Kadle/Peanuts -  Simple and quick recipe for crunchy and spicy gram flour coated roasted peanuts cooked in a microwave in less than 15 minutes
          • Moong Dal Vada -Spicy fritters made using spicy green gram mixture
          • Onion Bajji/Pakoda -Crispy deep fried onion and spicy gram flour fritters
          • Plaintain Kababs -Pan fried or deep fried kebabs/kabas made using spicy raw banana mash
          • Samosa -Deep fried plain flour pastry triangles stuffed with spicy potato and green peas filling 
          • Spicy Corn Chaat/Salad - Quick and simple healthy snack of sweet corn in a lime and chaat masala dressing and topped with spicy gram flour noodles
          • Stuffed Bread Pakoda/Pakora - Deep fried savoury bread slices stuffed with spicy mashed potato and coated with spicy chickpea flour batter
          • Stuffed Chillies -Spicy mashed potato stuffed chillies coated in spicy gram flour batter and deep fried till crisp
          • Stuffed Aloo Tikkis -Spicy mashed potato cutlets stuffed with delicious mashed green peas and pan fried till crisp 

            • Baby Corn Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy baby corn fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce
            • Crispy Mushroom Cups -Button mushrooms stuffed with spicy onion and mushroom filling, coated in batter, dusted with bread crumbs and deep fried till crisp
            • Gobi 65 -A restaurant style deep fried cauliflower fritters dipped in spicy plain flour batter and topped with stir fried vegetables and soya sauce
            • Gobi/Cauliflower Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy cauliflower fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce 
            • Low Fat, Oven Roasted Potato Wedge -Diet friendly low fat, oven roasted potato wedges flavoured with roasted cumin powder and sea salt
            • Mushroom Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of deep fried spicy button mushrooms fritters served with sweet and spicy tomato and soya sauce 
            • Veg Manchurian -An Indo-Chinese dish of deep fried vegetable balls/dumpling (veg meat balls) served in sweet and sour sauce 
            • Veg Spring Rolls -An Indo-Chinese or Chindise street food of wonton sheet rolls stuffed with spicy mixed vegetable stir fried with soya sauce and deep fried till crisp and golden

            Indian Breads

            Pan Fried Flat/Puffed Breads
            • Aloo-Matar Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat stuffed with spicy potato and green peas mash
            • Aloo-Methi Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with spicy potato mash and fresh fenugreek leaves
            • Broccoli Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with mildly spiced broccoli
            • Double Decker Paratha -Double layered Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with spicy carrot layer and second layer with spicy green peas
            • Gobi/Cauliflower Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with spicy grated cauliflower
            • Khara Buns -Spicy baked buns(bread) stuffed with spicy mixed vegetable dry curry
            • Mooli/Radish Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with spicy grated radish and onion mixture
            • Paneer-Matar Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with grated Indian cottage cheese and green peas mash
            • Zucchini/Courgette Paratha -Indian flat bread of whole wheat flour stuffed with spicy grated zucchini/courgette

              • Butter Naan -Popular Indian yeasted flat bread made using plain flour on stove top and topped with generous amout of butter
              • Methi Thepla -Famous Gujarati savoury flat bread of whole wheat and gram/chickpea flour and fresh fenugreek leaves and spiced with green chillies, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds
              • Mint Chapatti -Indian flat bread of whole wheat and mint paste
              • Phulka -A puffed Indian whole wheat flat bread
              • Thalipeeth -Highly nutritious and popular Maharashtrian flat bread made using jowar, whole wheat, rice, gram/chickpea flour and semolina and spiced with Indian herbs and spices
              • Tofu Stuffed Kulcha -Indian flat bread made using plain flour and whole wheat flour and stuffed with spicy crumbled tofu
              • Whole Wheat Naan -A twist to the famous yeasted flat bread but made using whole wheat for healthier lifestyle


                Deep Fried Flat Breads
                • Bhature -Popular Punjabi deep fried and puffed bread made using plain flaour and served with spicy chickpea curry
                • Luchi -Popular puffed, deep fried bread from Orissa
                • Mangalore Buns - Sweet deep fried banana and whole wheat poori from Udupi-Mangalore
                • Poori -Deep fried puffed bread made using whole wheat flour

                Anna (Rice Dishes)

                Simple Home Food
                • Bisi Bele Bhath -Popular onepot meal from Karnataka, a medly of rice, lentils, vegetables with tamarind puree and special roasted and ground spice mix (Bisibele bhaath powder) and topped with crispy fried onions, cashews and dollop of pure Ghee
                • Capsicum Bhath -Sweet, spicy and sour rice made using bell peppers, tamarind, jaggery and spiced with special spice mix (Vangi bhaath powder)
                • Capsicum Masala Rice -Sweet and spicy bell pepper rice spiced with fresh home made spice mixture
                • Coconut-Mango Pulihara/Kobbari-Mavinakai Chitranna -Sweet and sour rice made using freshly grated coconut and raw mango mixture
                • Chitanna/Lemon Rice -Delicious and simple quick rice recipe made using fresh lime/lemon juice and topped with roasted peanuts
                • Dalia (Broken Wheat) and Sprouted Moong Dal Kichidi -A medly of broken wheat and sprouted moong beans porridge
                • Mango Pulihara (Raw Mango Rice) -Delicious rice preparation tempered with Indian spices and grated mango
                • Mosaranna (Curd/Yogurt Rice) -Popular south Indian rice mixed with creamy sweet yogurt, raw vegetables and fruits
                • Moong Kichidi -A medly of rice, split green grams and whole green grams porridge from Gujarat
                • Pomegranate Rice -Simple and quick rice dish cooked with pomegranate juice and tempered with fresh Indian spices and herbs
                • Pongal -A popular dish from Tamil Nadu where rice and split moong beans are cooked with milk and genrous amout of ghee and topped with ghee fried cashew nuts
                • Spicy Tomato Bhaath/Rice -Delicious and quick rice dish made using spicy tomato and green peas curry and topped with ghee roasted cashew nuts
                • Savoury Seasoned Jowar -Delicious preparation of sorghum with moong beans spiced with ginger and green chillies and dried spices
                • Toor Dal Kichidi - Mildly spiced split pigeon peas or tuvar/toor dal and mixed vegetable rice porridge, traditional dish from Gujarat
                • Vangi Baath -Spicy eggplant/aubergine rice from south India flavoured with tamarind, jaggery and special spice powder (Vangi bhaath powder)

                Pulao, Pilaf, Fried Rice & Biriyani
                • Beetroot and Beet Green Pulao - Vegan recipe for beetroot and beet greens pulao cooked with coconut milk and delicately flavoured with freshly ground homemade pulao masala powder 
                • Green Pulao -One pot meal of rice cooked with green leafy vegetables, broccoli and green peas flavoured with fresh herbs and spices
                • Jeera(Cumin) Rice -Cumin flavoured rice cooked with whole spices
                • Methi-Lilva-Nariyal Pulao -One pot meal of rice cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves, lilva and coconut milk
                • Palak-Methi Pulao - Basmati rice cooked with spinach, fresh fenugreek leaves, green peas, coconut milk and flavoured with whole spices and fresh herbs
                • Peas Pulao -Aromatic rice cooked with fresh green peas and whole spices
                • Saffron Rice -Saffron flavoured rice cooked with aromactic whole spices
                • Tofu & Veg Fried Rice -An Indo-Chinese rice preparation made using stir fried vegetables and tofu flavoured with soya sauce, ginger and garlic
                • Veg Biryani -Delicious rice cooked with whole spices and layered with spicy vegetable mixture, saffron, ghee fried onions and nuts
                • Veg Fried Rice -Quick stir fried vegetable and rice preparation flavoured with soya sauce and pepper powder
                • Veg Schezwan Fried Rice -An Indo-Chinese fried rice with quick stir fried vegetables in spicy Schezwan sauce

                International Rice, Pasta & Grain Items
                • Farfalle in Creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce -Farfalle served with creamy roasted mushroom sauce and black olives
                • Qabuli -An Afghani one pot meal of sweet and nutty chana dal cooked with aromatic spices and yogurt and then layered in between flavoured Basmati rice, fresh mint and coriander and sweet fried onions in ghee and a finishing touch of saffron
                • Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto -An Italian comfort food of creamy risotto flavoured with roasted butternut squash and generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese
                • Sweet Chilli-Lime Tofu with Wok Steamed Spinach & Quinoa -Healthy marinated tofu in sweet chilli and lime sauce is served with steamed spinach and quinoa
                • Thai Jasmine Rice -Aromatic Thai jasmine rice
                • Tofu & Veg Fried Rice -An Indo-Chinese rice preparation made using stir fried vegetables and tofu flavoured with soya sauce, ginger and garlic 
                • Vegetable Hakka Noodles - Indo-Chinese recipe of stir fried vegetable and noodles with assorted sauces 
                • Veg Fried Rice -Quick stir fried vegetable and rice preparation flavoured with soya sauce and pepper powder
                • Veg Schezwan Fried Rice -An Indo-Chinese fried rice with quick stir fried vegetables in spicy Schezwan sauce

                  Ayurveda in Cooking/Recipes from Ajji's Kitchen

                  • Brahmi Tambli -A simple coconut and yougurt based raw curry from Udupi-Mangalore region made using fresh Brahmi leaves known for its healing power
                  • Doddapatre Tambli -A simple coconut and yogurt based curry from Udupi-Mangalore region made using Doddapatre leaves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds fried in pure Ghee
                  • Kashaya/Kashayam - Sweet and spicy herbal drink made using selected aromatic spices based on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda 
                  • Kokum Tambli -Coconut and yogurt based curry from Udupi-Mangalore region made from juice extracts of dried kokum skin
                  • Sun Dried Pomegranate Peels Tambli -Coconut and yogurt based curry from Udupi-Mangalore region made using sun dried pomegranate peels

                  Chutney, Dips, Sauces, Pickles & Condiments

                  Indian Chutney & Pickles

                  Pickles 

                  Dry and Wet Chutney

                  International Dips, Sauces & Condiments
                  • Avocado Guacamole -Mexican dip made using avacado, bell peppers and dash of lemon juice
                  • Garlic Sauce -Deep fried mixed vegetable fritters served in sweet and spicy garlic sauce
                  • Hummus -Egyptian dip made using chickpeas, tahini and olive oil
                  • Mushrooms in Garlic Sauce - Quick and simple Indo-Chinese recipe for mushrooms cooked in spicy garlic gravy
                  • Raisin and Currant Chutney -Sweet and spicy chutney made using raisin and currant with aromatic spice mixture, fresh herbs and apple cider vinegar
                  • Roasted Garlic -Whole roasted garlic with dash of olive oil, sea salt and pepper flakes
                  • Tahini -Egyptian dip made using sesame seeds

                  South Indian Rasams & Sambars

                  Saaru, Rasams & Kolumbu


                  Sambar, Stew & Mangalore Kodhel

                  Dal, Curry, Kofta & Subji/Palya

                  Dal, Daal or Dhal
                  • Chana Dali - A lentil curry from Orissa where split chickpeas are cooked till tender and tempered with Bengali 5 spices (Panch Phoran)
                  • Dal Palak - A creamy spinach and lentil curry
                  • Fried Okra Dal - Creamy lentil curry served with fried okra
                  • Moong & Spring Onion Dal Dal - Delightful lentil dish made using split moong beans and spring onions
                  • Raw Mango & Spinach Dal - Hot and sour lentil curry with raw mango
                  • Ridge Gourd Dal - Creamy lentil dish made using split moong beans, ridge gourd and spicy coconut mixture
                  • Sprouted Moong Dal - Nutritious lentil dish made using sprouted moong beans
                  • Sprouted Peas Dal Curry - Sprouted green and yellow peas cooked in sweet and sour split pigeon peas lentil gravy

                  Palya, Usli & Dry Subji (Stir Fried Vegetables)

                    • Achari Baingan - Baby eggplants cooked with aromatic Indian pickling spices (No onion and garlic, vegan recipe)
                    • Aloo Chokha -Hot and sour potato stir fry with dried mango powder and tempered with Paanch Phoran, a delicacy from Bihar
                    • Aloo Fry -A quick and easy stir fried potatoes with onion and Indian spice mixture
                    • Aloo Gobi -Simple stir fry of potatoes and cauliflower flavored with aromatic Indian spices  
                    • Aloo-Kala Chana Chaat - Warm black chickpeas and potato salad with spiced tamarind dressing
                    • Bhindi Do Pyaza -Simple stir fry of okra and onion
                    • Bhindi Fry -Delicious stir fried okras with onion, garlic and tomatoes
                    • Dondakaya Vepudu -A quick stir fried ivy gourds with peanut and spice mixture and topped with crunchy roasted peanuts, a delightful dish from Andhra Pradesh
                    • Gobi ka Kheema -Grated cauliflower stir fried in delicious tomato paste and green peas
                    • Kasuri Methiwale Gobi Ki Subji -Cauliflower cooked with dried fenugreek leaves, coconut paste and topped with juicy raisins
                    • Masala Aloo/Potato Roast - Spicy and crispy pan fried potato roast with aromatic Indian spices
                    • Masala Bhindi -A quick stir fried okra with peanut and spice mixture and topped with crunchy roasted peanuts and sesame seeds
                    • Mushroom Chettinad -Fiery spicy mushroom curry with tamarind paste and roasted spices, a speciality of Chettinadu cuisine
                    • Mushroom Pepper Curry -Simple and quick stir fry recipe of spicy bell peppers/capsicums and mushrooms marinated in aromatic spice blend
                    • Piaj Sag Bhaja -Delicious stir fry of potato and spring onions, a speciality of Orissa
                    • Quick Capsicum/Bell Pepper Subji -Delicious and simple quick stir fry of bell peppers with onion and tomatoes
                    • Spicy Gobi(Cauliflower) Roast -Oven roasted cauliflowers flavoured with Indian spices
                    • Spicy Palak aur Makhai Subji -Delicious dry curry made using spinach and sweet corns spiced with green chilli and Indian spice mix
                    • Tindora(Ivy Gourd) Roast -Oven roasted ivy gourd spiced with Indian spice powders
                    • Tofu Tikka -Pan fried or grilled tofu and bell peppers marinated in spicy yogurt marinade


                      Curry, Kurma, Korma, & Masalas


                          • Ananas Sasam/Pinapple Sasve - Pineapple cooked in a sweet, sour, hot and pungent coconut and mustard curry
                          • Badanekai-Eerulli Huli - Eggplant/aubergine and onions cooked in spicy and tangy lentil gravy
                          • Beetroot Kodhel with Greens - Spicy coconut based curry from Udupi-Mangalore where beetroot is cooked along its green for added nutrition
                          • Huli-Menasina Kodhel - Spicy curry from Udupi-Mangalore where ivy gourd is cooked in simple coconut gravy and topped with roasted gralic
                          • Sorekai/Bottle Gourd Bolu Kodhel - Simple spicy curry from Udupi-Mangalore where bottle guard is cooked with tamarind, jaggery and Rasam powder and tempered with roasted garlic 

                            • Ash Gourd (Kumbalakai) Majjige Huli -Ash gourd cooked in coconut and buttermilk gravy, a recipe from Karnataka
                            • Avial - Mixed vegetables cooked in coconut gravy, a speciality of Kerala
                            • Green Tomato Majjige Huli - Green tomatoes cooked in coconut and buttermilk gravy, a recipe from Karnataka
                            • Kembude Kai (Pumpkin) Bendhi - Simple coconut based curry from Udupi-Mangalore where green pumpkin is cooked along cashew nuts for rich flavour
                            • Mushroom Chettinad - Fiery spicy mushroom curry with tamarind paste and roasted spices, a speciality of Chettinadu cuisine
                            • Olan - Ash gourd/cucumber and blackeyed peas cooked in coconut milk, a speciality of Kerala
                            • Palak/Spinach Ambat - Mildly spiced Konkani recipe for spinach cooked in coconut and toor dal gravy flavoured with a hint of sourness from tamarind
                            • Soute Kai and Alasande Majjige Huli - Udupi-Mangalorean mild tasting curry of yellow cucumber and yard long beans cooked in sour buttermilk and sweet coconut gravy
                            • Tender Colacasia and Jackfruit Seeds in Coconut Gravy - Simple coconut based curry from Udupi-Mangalore where tender colacasia stems are cooked along jackfruit seeds
                            • Tomato Pachidi/Pachadi - Juicy tomatoes cooked in creamy coconut gravy, a dish from Kerala

                            Koftas & Stuffed Vegetables in Gravy

                              • Aloo Kofta - Deep fried potato balls (vegetarian meatballs) served in a creamy onion-tomato gravy
                              • Malai Kofta - Deep fried Indian cottage cheese balls served in creamy tomato, onion and cashew nut gravy
                              • Mughalai Paneer Kofta - Deep fried paneer (an Indian cottage cheese) and dried nuts dumplings served in a creamy and rich almond and cashew nut gravy
                              • Palak Kofta - Deep fried potato balls in creamy spinach gravy
                              • Paneer Kofta - Deep fried Indian cottage cheese balls served in creamy saffron gravy
                              Paneer/Indian cottage Cheese Recipes
                              • Kadai Paneer/Karahi Paneer - Semi dry spicy curry of Indian cottage cheese and green bell peppers served in creamy onion and tomato paste
                              • Malai Kofta - Deep fried Indian cottage cheese balls served in creamy tomato, onion and cashew nut gravy
                              • Matar Paneer - Green peas and Indian cottage cheese curry cooked in creamy tomato-onion gravy 
                              • Nawabi Paneer Curry - Shallow fried Indian cottage cheese and green peas cooked in rich, creamy coconut and cashew nut gravy
                              • Palak Paneer - Indian cottage cheese cooked in delicious spinach curry  
                              • Paneer Kalimirch Curry - Indian cottage cheese cooked in a creamy white sauce spiced with black peppercorns
                              • Paneer Kofta - Deep fried Indian cottage cheese balls served in creamy saffron gravy
                              • Paneer Makhani/Paneer Butter Masala - Popular Indian cottage cheese cooked in creamy onion, tomato and cashew gravy and topped with dollop of butter and fresh cream 
                              • Paneer Pepper(Capsicum) Curry - Bell peppers and paneer cooked in sweet, spicy and sour tomato gravy
                              • Paneer Tikka Masala - Grilled or pan fried marinated Indian cottage cheese served in creamy onion, tomato and cashew gravy

                              Beans, Lentils, Legumes & Pulses Delight
                              • Aloo-Kala Chana Chaat - Warm black chickpeas and potato salad with spiced tamarind dressing
                              • Chavli Amti - A popular dish from Maharashtra where black eyed peas is cooked in creamy coconut gravy spiced with special spice blend (Amti masala)
                              • Chole - Popular Punjabi dish of spicy chickpeas in creamy onion-tomato gravy
                              • Dal Makhani - Whole black lentils and kidney beans cooked in creamy onion gravy and topped with fresh cream
                              • Lauki-Channa Dal Masala - Delicious bottle gourd and split chickpeas curry
                              • Lauki Choley - Spicy bottle gourd and chickpeas cooked in tangy tomato gravy
                              • Lauki and Kala Channa Curry - Sweet and sour bottle gourd and black chickpeas curry
                              • Lauki-Lobia Curry - Spicy bottle gourd and black eyed peas curry
                              • Lobia-Mushrooms - Spicy black eyed peas and mushroom curry with fresh coriander leaves
                              • Maa Di Dal - Popular Punjabi slow cooked curry of whole black lentils, split chickpeas and kidney beans in fresh cream and delicious onion gravy
                              • Methi-Lobia - Fresh fenugreek leaves with black eyed peas curry
                              • Mushroom-Rajma Curry - Creamy mushroom and kidney beans curry
                              • Palak Channa Masala - Spinach and chickpeas in creamy tomato-onion gravy
                              • Rajma - Slow cooked Punjabi curry of kidney beans and creamy onion-tomato gravy
                              • Rajma Masala - Slow cooked Kidney beans in creamy and spicy onion-tomato gravy

                              Raita, Gojju, Kosambari & Salad

                              Raita (Cooked or Raw Vegetables in Chilled Yogurt)

                              Gojju (Sweet and Sour Curries)

                              Neivedyam, Payasa & Mithai (Festival Sweets)

                              Payasa/Kheer (Indian Pudding)

                              Neivedyam (Offerings to God)
                              • Balehannu (Banana) Appam - Banana rice cakes sweetened with jaggery and flavoured with cardamoms
                              • Balehannu (Banana) Rasayana -Vegan pudding of bananas in jaggery sweetened coconut milk
                              • Genasale -Vegan rice cakes stuffed with cardamom flavoured jaggery and fresh grated coconut and wrapped in fresh banana leaves a steam cooked, a speciality from Udupi-Mangalore
                              • Panchakajjaya - Neivedyam for Lord Ganesha made using 5 ingredients; roasted split moong beans, ghee, coconut, jaggery and nuts

                              Halwa, Burfi & Mithai (Indian Sweets)
                              • 15 Minutes Microwave Doodh Peda/Milk Peda - A shortcut method to traditional Indian milk sweet meat cooked in a microwave
                              • Badam(Almond) Halwa - Sweet confection of almond flavoured with cardamom
                              • Gajar(Carrot) ka Halwa - An Indian carrot confection made made using milk, Desi ghee and dried nuts and fruits and flavoured with cardamom
                              • Gulab Jamun - An Indian confection of deep fried spongy milk balls soaked in rose scented and cardamom flavoured sugar syrup (Easy version with milk powder)
                              • Kaju Barfi/Burfi (Vegan) - An Indian confection of cashew candy squares, a Vegan recipe
                              • Kashi Halwa - Traditional Indian confection of ash gourd cooked in Desi ghee and topped with roasted cashew nuts
                              • Kesari Bhath (Suji ka Halwa) - Traditional Indian semolina pudding flavoured with cardamom and saffron
                              • Mysore Pak - Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour Fudge, Traditional sweet of Bengal gram flour, ghee and sugar flavoured with cardamom powder from Karnataka, a South Indian state 
                              • Peanut Chikki/Brittle - Sweet vegan and refined sugar free treats of roasted peanuts and jaggery 
                              • Pineapple Kesari Bhath (Suji ka Halwa) - Traditional Indian semolina pudding flavoured with pinapple and saffron

                              Laddu, Desserts and Other Special Occasion Sweets
                              • Aamras - A popular Gujarati/Maharashtrian/Rajasthani dish made using juicy mango pulp
                              • Crepes with Poached Pears - Crepes served with spiced and poached pears
                              • Kharjura/Dates Obbattu - Traditional sweet flat bread from Karnataka stuffed with cardamom flavoured date paste
                              • Mango Panna Cotta - Italian dessert of layered cream flavoured with vanilla and a Desi twist of mango flavoured with cardamoms 
                              • Panasa Thonalu - Deep fried confection from Tamil Nadu coated with sugar syrup
                              • Peanut Laddu - Simple 2 ingredient refined sugar-free and vegan laddu made using peanuts and jaggery
                              • Rava Laddu/Suji ke Laddu - Saffron and cardamom flavoured roasted semolina sweet balls
                              • Saffron Nan Khatai - Eggless saffron flavoured cookies topped with cashew nuts
                              • Sweet Jowar - Jowar sweetened with jaggery

                              Baking & Grilling


                                Masala/Spice Powders & Pastes

                                Masala/Spice Powders

                                Masala/Spice Paste

                                Recipes by Region


                                Bihari Cuisine

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                                                        Maharashtrian Cuisine

                                                        Mughalai Cuisine

                                                        Oriya Cuisine

                                                        Punjabi Cuisine

                                                        Udupi-Mangalorean Cuisine








                                                                      Indo-Chinese Cuisine

                                                                      Thai Cuisine

                                                                      Chettinadu Cuisine

                                                                      Hyderabadi Cuisine


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                                                                      Manjula said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Hey Sia,
                                                                      Your custom search isn't working properly. It searches the www instead of your site only.

                                                                      Arun Shanbhag said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Supriya,
                                                                      Girl, you have quite a collection of Karnataka recipes here. Will have to forward the link to 'M' so she can follow some of these.

                                                                      I want masala dosa!

                                                                      and love that phrase you have on the sidebar:
                                                                      Eat breakfast like a king ...

                                                                      Perfect! and a beautiful layout and design of the blog. Love the header gaphic! WoW!

                                                                      Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      @manjula,
                                                                      thanks for letting me know girl. i will fix that one:)

                                                                      @arun,
                                                                      a warm welcome to spice corner arun:) i am glad u liked my little corner.
                                                                      masala dosa is already served at my place;) the recipe is in my archives. how about mysore masale dose? will be blogging abt it soon:)
                                                                      i came to know that phrase/quote is actually from some sanskrit veda. being a foodie, i truely belive in that phrase:)

                                                                      Manjula said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Just a Reminder !

                                                                      Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      @manjula,
                                                                      ufff!!! now it seems to be working fine. i found out that one line was missing from code:) thanks girl for the reminder. i guess it should be working fine now. if its still not behaving well just drop a line:)

                                                                      Manjula said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Sia,
                                                                      I was planning to make some Indo-chinese and there nothing best than Sias recipe.
                                                                      Couldn't find Spring rolls post. Page cannot be accessed. I tried custom search, using the drop down on left bar and also using the recipe Index.

                                                                      Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      @manjula,
                                                                      Here is the link to spring rolls. i will change the url. thanks for leeting me know girl. and if there r any leftovers u know where to send rt? ;) have a gr8 weekend.

                                                                      ashwini said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      So many receipes collection u have.....pufff.....

                                                                      Rosa's Yummy Yums said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Great job!

                                                                      Cheers,

                                                                      Rosa

                                                                      jayaprakasan C Edathil said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

                                                                      Wow! Great layout and design.Recipes under different categories are very useful.

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