Inviting taste of this Ivy gourd Varuval is a good companion with plain cooked rice and sambar or stuff in the roti, roll and serve. Simple recipe with fewer ingredients, really you will enjoy the unique taste of this garlic flavored varuval. Many of us do not know the health benefits of Ivy gourd learn more from,
Ladies finger fry is a wonderful combination with plain cooked rice and sambar. Neither gluey nor sticky, an unbelievable taste which really satisfies your meal.
Mainly children used to avoid this nutritious vegetable because of its gluey nature, even though we have many tips and tricks to reduce its nature we couldn’t satisfy, is accepted. This recipe will be up to your satisfaction.
Ladies finger-500 gram
Tomato -1 medium size
Chili powder-1/2 tsp
Sugar-1/4 tsp (optional, this enriches the taste of the dish and glassy appearance)
Garlic cloves-3, peeled and crushed
Oil -75 ml (shallow fry)
Method to prepare:
Wash and cut Ladies finger to 1 1/2 inch pieces, take a mixing bowl and add Ingredient-2 along with these pieces.Mix well, set aside.
Peel and cut onion lengthwise, tomato into small pieces and make garlic cloves crushed.
Heat oil in a wide pan shallow fry prepared ladies finger to golden yellow.
Fry little by little to have an even fried vegetable.
Drain oil, collect it in a paper towel.
Heat another pan with a tablespoon of oil, season it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add crushed garlic to golden fry, now add onion saute for a while till golden brown.
Time to add tomato, salt, sugar and chili powder, saute till tomato leaves its skin.
Finally, add fried ladies finger stir on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Delicious Ladies finger fry is ready to serve.
South Indian traditional meal consists of plain cooked rice, sambar, rasam with the repertoire of vegetables which includes a mild and spicy combination of vegetables.One of such vegetable is mild flavoured beans thovattal, or stir fry with dal and coconut.
Onion-1 peeled and chopped
Curry leaves-1 twig
Toor dal boiled-1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli-2 nos
Method to prepare:
Boil Toor dal with little turmeric powder to 3/4 th boiled not fully mashed, it should be in blooming stage.
Wash and remove strings on either side of beans cut into very small pieces.
Peel and chop onion.
Heat pan with oil and temper with the above mentioned “To Temper” ingredients.
Add chopped onion, saute for a while, add chopped beans and saute until it gets cooked partially. sprinkle some water if needs.
Add salt and boiled toor dal stir for a minute or two.
Finally, add grated coconut, mix and serve with plain cooked rice and sambar.
Avarakkai stir fry mild and tasty vegetable, easy to prepare and healthy to feed. Broad beans which contain wonderful and amazing health benefits.It has the nutritional facts present in edible gold flake, my mother used to say “Thanga sathu” present in Avarakkai.
Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fiber. This may be a winning combination for weight loss.
Most beans, including broad beans, are good sources of iron.
It’s so essential for the growth and development of new cells that it helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before and during early pregnancy.
These beans to a provide a boost of protein, fiber, potassium and energy-providing B vitamins.
Broad beans-200 gms serves 3 people
green chillies-2 nps
Masala powder-1/2 tsp
Coconut-2 tsp grated
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Wash and cut broad beans to thin pieces, chop Onion and green chilies.
Heat pan with oil and add “To temper” ingredients.
Add chopped onion, green chilies, and curry leaves, saute for 1 minute.
Add cut beans saute till it shrinks slightly, approximately 1 minute.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of water, add salt and masala powder, close and cook for 5 minutes or until the beans become soft cooked.
Add grated coconut and stir-fry for a minute and serve with cooked rice and sambar.
Carrot Thovattal is a power food which brings you load of power to your health and beauty.Done just in few minutes with less effort and with out any loss of nutritious present in it,grated Coconut added to intensify the taste of Carrot Thovattal.Even half cooked Moong dal can be added in this to give some protein to the health.
Carrot Thovattal is a tasty vegetable combination with Plain cooked Rice and with any Sambar, or make stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.
Interesting information about Colourful Carrots:
We know that wonderful food supplement for vitamin A pills is this colourful Carrots,with this orange crunchy vegetable you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin.
It Improves vision,Slows down ageing ,Promotes healthier skin,Helps prevent infection,Cleanses the body promotes healthier skin.
Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask.
Carrots helps in Cancer prevention, and anti-ageing,heart disease,Protects teeth and gums,Prevents even stroke and many more benefits can be acquired from eating Carrots.
Cooking the carrots, or pureeing or juicing them increases the availability of carotenes by 600 percent.Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.There are over 100 species of carrots.
Carrot-1/4 kg serves-3 person
Curry leaves-2 twigs
Sambar masala powder-1/2 tsp
Green chillies-2 nos
Grated Coconut-1 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Cumin-1/4 tsp optional
Grate Carrots in medium thin scrapper.
Heat pan with oil season it, with the above mentioned Ingredients.
Add Cut Onion,Green chillies and Curry leaves,saute well until onion gets transparent.
Add grated Carrot stir well ,add Salt and Masala powder, cook in low flame, no need to sprinkle water.
Stir well until carrot gets cooked soft,now add grated coconut stir for 1 more minute and switch off the flame.
Serve with rice or stuff inside Chappathi and roll it,this can be spread on dosa to make it colourful and healthy.