sorakaya / bottle gourd curry

Bottle Gourd, or say Indian Squash is a wonderful vegetable which can be turned out into several tasty dishes. It’s a very good source of dietary fiber and also a good source of Vitamin C and B6.  Remember, when cooking Bottle gourd, if you are boiling the pieces separately for the curry, do it without salt so as to keep the vegetable low in sodium levels.  This way, the nutrition values of the vegetable are restored highly.  Believe or not, this vegetable is 96.1% water. So, keep it more on your diet if your much conscious about it. This recipe of Sorakaya is mixed with someRead More →

Kobbari karam  is my all time favorite spice powder. Coconut mixed with garlic and other spices. You just need to have some dry coconut (Copra) pieces. And rest, you can finish in few mins. This is a yummy spice powder that goes well as Idly podi or Dosa podi. Nice replacement when you don’t have the regular Idly podi or Dosa podi. Leaving all this behind.., this Kobbari podi is perfect with hot white rice and ghee.. aww! heaven! 🙂 I have two variations of this Kobbari Podi and here is the first one. Happy cooking!   Ingredients: 2 cups chopped dried coconut. 2 tbspRead More →

Gasala Vankaya

Vankaya .. the ‘king’ of all vegetables as known!  Vankaya is one such vegetable which is no doubt loved by all for the delicious dishes it makes.  It’s very unfair to not talk about gutti vankaya curry(one among famous andhra recipes) when it comes to the king veggie vankaya 🙂 This famous traditional Indian recipe can be shown with lots of variations though! Gutti vankaya curry in the south is like similar to bagara baingan in the north Indian food.  Plenty varieties of stuffing can go into these 4 side slitted brinjals. Unlike the well-known peanut-garlic masala or lentils-onion masala, I am bringing out aRead More →

Eggplant Parmesan

It’s been about a year and a half here in US  for me and since then,  was savoring food from various cuisines..! As it’s known, cooking is a never ending thing… something which goes out for a life time. This is one subject which needs lot of creativity and experimenting. So.., let’s grab more varieties from several cuisines for not getting bored of this subject 🙂 I happened to visit Olive Garden few months ago on our first Wedding Anniversary, which, I forgot to mention, is an Italian cuisine. Me being an Eggetarian, I usually find very very few dishes comfortable on the menu card inRead More →

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

Ridge guard was never my favorite.. My mom always tried to bring it in different flavors but I used to love very very few among them.. 🙂 Ridge guard with split green gram, Ridge guard with tomato and Ridge guard with lentils masala.. these were the three different variations which I always liked. Today, I have brought the recipe with split green gram. Not at all a tough one to prepare. This recipe has very simple ingredients in it. Ingredients: 2 medium sized thick Beerakayalu/Ridge guard/Turai 1/4 cup Split Green Gram/Pesarapappu/Moong Dal 1 Medium sized Onion chopped thin 5 Medium sized Green Chillies 1 inchRead More →

A very hearty welcome to “Indianrecipe4u” viewers!!! This is my first post on my cookery website and I have decided to make your first visit as sweet as possible with this yummy “Kobbari/Coconut Halwa” (Sweet/Dessert) recipe. The preparation time is atleast 10 mins. So fast isn’t it?!!! All you need is grated fresh coconut, sugar and as many dry fruits as you like to drop in.. 🙂 Let’s start! Ingredients:  2 cups grated Coconut, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup uncooked Rice 1/2 cup Sugar 2 tbsp Ghee/Butter 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder Dry fruits/Nuts as you like (I took 1/2 cup of Almonds(Badam), pistachios(pista) and CashewRead More →

Ingredients: 2 large Carrots 1 large Potato 150 gm green beans chopped 1 cup Corn flour salt to taste 2 tsp Ajjinomoto 2 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tsp Vinegar Oil for deep fry Spring onions chopped 3 cloves chopped Garlic 5 medium sized chopped Green chillies   Directions: 1.  Boil  the vegetables with some salt and mash them well and keep aside.(Save the water in which the vegetables were boiled). 2.  Add sufficient corn flour, salt, soy sauce, 1 tsp Ajjinomoto to the mashed vegetables. Add enough so that you are able to hold a portion of it with your palm(like a pakodi dough) .Read More →