Among Vegetable salad recipes, a healthy and tasty one is Lettuce salad with garlic croutons. Simple salad dressing of vinegar, cumin, cinnamon and pepper.
Category: Green Leafy Vegetables
What are green leafy vegetables? Indian greens recipes using red sorrel leaves,coriander,fenugreek leaves,amaranth leaves,curry leaves, tender tamarind leaves,spinach etc
Amaranth leaves are much loved in our home and take the form of stir fry, dal and stews in our daily meals. In recent past, I have used these nutritious greens along with chick pea flour (besan) to prepare fritters. They are easy to make, work great as appetizers for parties and also make for a wonderful tea time snack.
Lettuce salad is an all time favorite high raw food salad. I tend to go the raw food way once in a while to detox the body. I used what I had in the fridge to make myself a light and filling salad. I like the smoky flavor of roasted bell peppers and they make a great addition to today’s lettuce salad.
Palak Pakoda is a monsoon snack that is super easy and quick to make. I found the freshest farm grown spinach at the Farmer’s Market (rythu bazaar) and decided on making a North Indian style snack Palak Pakoda.
Last week was a rain filled week. On one such rainy day, I prepared spinach soup. I sat in the veranda relishing a bowl of vibrant green spinach soup, watching the rain and waiting for Nehal to come home from school.
Am blogging a favorite recipe today. It includes my favorite greens and vegetable – methi and carrot. Love the refreshing colors and flavor combination of carrot and fenugreek in a pachadi avatar. Clean, simple and delicious.
Bachala kura Pappu is a high protein, vegan, heart warming dish loaded with nutritious greens – Malabar spinach or Indian Spinach. These protein-rich, vibrant green, glossy leaves are thick with a spongy texture and when cut they ooze a slimy juice similar to okra. We usually cook them with masoor or tur dal or with yam (kanda bachali) and as mustard powder based stew (ava pettina pulusu).
It’s a green(s)-intensive menu this week. Yesterday, it was spinach soup and today I prepared an aromatic and flavorful stew featuring amaranth leaves, yogurt, coconut and green chilies. A classic healthy Andhra recipe that is sure to warm the body and soul.
The flavor combination of today’s recipe is intriguing and enticing. Simple everyday Andhra pulusu (tangy stew) prepared with amaranth greens, tamarind pulp and spices. The addition of a magical ingredient aka mustard powder elevates the flavor profile by leaps and bounds.
My vegetable vendor brought home some fresh red sorrel leaves this morning. Prepared a rice dish on the lines of tamarind rice and use sorrel leaves as the main ingredient to provide the tart flavor. A classic Andhra favorite among the ‘gongura’ lovers.
If you are fond of greens, especially Amaranth leaves aka Chauli, then I’d like to draw your attention to today’s quick and simple dish that not only adds color, flavor and aroma to your meal but loads of nutrition too. Sauteed greens are combined in a spiced yogurt sauce and garnished with coriander leaves.
Cooking with fresh produce from the farmer’s market and feeding family with nature’s vegetarian goodness gives such joy to the heart. Simple everyday Indian khana, be it age old classics or contemporary/fusion – our delicate dals, spiced sabjis and vibrant curries bring color to the thali, flavor to the palate and nutrition to the body.
Light, aromatic and immensely flavorful rice dish that uses very few ingredients. The mint flavor is subtly infused in the rice without being overpowering. Tinted with a light green shade, smelling of warmth and sunshine, pudina pulao makes for an endearing meal to serve family and friends.
An easy and enduring soup prepared with yellow moong dal and stalks of amaranth leaves, packed with protein and nutrients. Ground paste of coconut, cumin and coriander seeds, enhances the flavor and aroma of the kootu.
Apart from Sweet chutney, another essential item required to assemble most Chaats is Green aka Hari Chutney, prepared with coriander leaves, mint and lemon juice.
A favorite spinach stir fry prepared with just a handful of ingredients to bring out a delicious amalgamation of flavors. A mildly spiced dish with garlicky overtones.
There are probably a dozen ways to prepare spinach rice. This particular recipe is very simple, flavorful and quick to make. Mildly spiced with warm flavors, this green colored rice makes for a lovely one pot meal.
An egg curry with hints of methi and a mild masala flavor. I have kept the recipe light, restraining the use of malai aka cream which yields a creamy rich dish. Play around with spices of your choice. Makes for a quick and flavorful side with rice or rotis.
My love for methi has not diminished in spite of having an overdose of them these winter months. I am making optimum use of fresh methi during season since I will not be able to relish it during the summer months. Likewise with season fresh green peas. Fresh methi and matar decided on a date with rice. A match made in heaven.
One of the best things about Amaranth leaves is its availability through out the year. A regular green in our kitchen and most times I prepare a dry saute. Today’s recipe is a simple and quick stir fry and makes a good side with rotis and rice. The final sprinkle of roasted sesame powder adds a nutty taste to the fry.
I cannot rave enough about today’s recipe. Outright delicious! Chicken and methi complement each other really well and I’m eternally grateful to the origins of this recipe. The key to this recipe is in the caramalized onions that are pureed along with curd forming the base of this creamy dish. An ideal do-ahead lunch/dinner party fare.