Kala chana chaat (black chickpea salad) makes for a delicious and protein-rich snack.
Kokam rasam is a South Indian side dish that can be eaten with cooked rice or consumed as soup. The recipe for making this rasam is simple and easy. Enjoy this tangy, sweet, spicy, and healthy kokum rasam for lunch.
Carrot kheer, aka carrot payasam, is a delicious dessert that you can make in a jiffy. Milk, carrot, and sugar (or jaggery) are the main ingredients. This dessert is semi-solid, has an orange color, and has a nice flavor.
Kothimbir vadi is a savory snack made with chickpea flour, coriander leaves, and spices. This quick-to-make healthy snack comes from Maharashtrian cuisine. Serve it as a tea-time snack and enjoy the taste.
Bottle gourd chutney (sorekai chutney) is a healthy and tasty side dish that pairs nicely with cooked rice, dosa, idli, etc. Make this easy, simple, and quick-to-make chutney, and enjoy the health benefits.
Banana flower stir-fry (bale hoovu palya) is a traditional recipe that is unique, healthy, and tasty. This easy and quick side dish pairs well with cooked rice.
Instant methi leaf dosa (fenugreek leaf pancake) is made mainly with wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, and fresh fenugreek leaves. Serve it with coconut chutney for breakfast or dinner. This pancake is quick to make and is super healthy as well.
Paneer bhurji curry is a delicious vegetarian side dish made with crumbled paneer, spices, onions, capsicum, and tomatoes. Serve it with chapati, poori, fried rice, or ghee rice. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner.
Spinach parathas are tasty and nutritious pancakes made with spinach, flour, and spices. You can make them quickly and easily because you need not cook the stuffing before filling.
This scrumptious and healthy breakfast or brunch dish is made by steam-cooking and shallow-frying.
Make crunchy and delicious instant tomato dosa and serve it hot with coconut chutney. This quick and easy dosa is perfect for an enjoyable weekend breakfast or brunch.
Cucumber poha is a savory breakfast snack made with flattened rice (poha), cucumber (kakdi in Hindi), herbs, coconut, and spices.
Palak rolls (spinach rolls) are nutritious snacks made with spinach, chickpea flour (besan), potato and paneer spicy filling, herbs, and spices. Mouthwateringly good!
Oats besan cheela is a delicious savory pancake made with oats, chickpea flour (besan), vegetables, and spices. Quick and easy to make.
Pav bhaji burger is a delicious snack made by filling a burger bun with spicy vegetables and pav bhaji masala stuffing.
Udupi-style mixed vegetable sambar (kootu) is a simple yet delicious curry made with lentils, vegetables, and spices. Unlike other Indian sambars, kootu includes more roasted lentils and spices in its masala. This dish pairs well with cooked rice.
Spinach vada (palak pakora) is a scrumptious snack that takes only 15-20 minutes to make.
Sago idlis are soft, scrumptious, and steam-cooked. Although they resemble the regular South Indian idli, sago idli doesn't contain white lentils. They are protein-rich. The hot sago idli dipped in sambar or chutney makes a delicious breakfast!
Make this simple yet tasty tomato onion chutney in under 20 minutes. Enjoy it with cooked rice, dosa, idli, etc.
Cabbage dhokla is a steamed snack made from chickpea flour and cabbage. Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.
Potato and gram flour balls are crunchy, spicy, and delicious snacks. Quick and easy to make, they make great party appetizers! Follow this simple recipe to make this delicious treat in no time.
Instant rava uttapam is a healthy, delicious, and colorful semolina vegetable pancake.
A popular street food in Mumbai, masala pav is a quick and delicious snack made with butter-toasted buns (pav) filled and topped with spicy tomato, onion, and capsicum masala. Garnish with freshly chopped onions and coriander leaves.
Beetroot pakora (beetroot fritters) are crispy, yummy, healthy, bite-sized fritters. They make a nutritious party appetizer or teatime snack.
This onion gojju (curry) pairs well with jolada roti, poori, chapati, cooked rice, and more. This curry is simple, easy to make, nutritious, and tasty. Enjoy this simple recipe!
Bajra methi poori is a nutritious and tasty fried flatbread made with pearl millet flour, wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, and spices. Serve it hot with tomato sauce or any sweetish side dish.
Bengali-style cabbage and potato curry is a spicy and flavorful side dish that pairs well with roti, rice, poori, chapati, and other types of flatbread. This recipe is moderately quick and easy.
Bajra moong dal khichdi is a delicious meal made with pearl millet, moong dal, vegetables, ghee, and spices cooked in a single pot. This hassle-free meal is nutritious, tasty, and quick to make.
Pumpkin curry with yogurt, known locally as sihi kumbala majjige huli, is a mildly sweet and spicy curry that pairs well with cooked rice, dosa, idli, etc. This curry has a soothing effect on your stomach.
Radish chutney (moolangi gojju) is an aromatic, tasty, and nutritious side dish. Serve this chutney with roti, paratha, cooked rice, or chapati. It goes well with all types of meals.
Millets are considered miracle grains. Hence, they are popularly known as "siridhanya," meaning rich grains. They can fill the nutritional gaps when one's diet is mainly non-vegetarian. Bajra, also known as pearl millet or sajje, is one of these grains.
Radish raita is made of grated radish, curds, and optional coconut. This simple dish is nutrient-dense and soothing.
Savory potato-stuffed rice balls are crunchy and delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they're perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch!
Masala bread toast is one of my favorite evening snacks. Sometimes I serve it for dinner, as well. Delicious, nutritious, and colorful, this snack is easy to make and is light on your stomach.
Mughlai paratha is a deliciously stuffed flatbread that originated during the Mughal Empire in India. These rich parathas are stuffed with paneer, spices, and veggies or meat. Enjoy this royal food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Cabbage onion paratha is a delicious main course that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. As this paratha is spicy on its own, you can serve it with tomato sauce or yogurt—or a mild-spicy curry for an extra kick!
Peanut and fried gram chutney is a delicious and healthy side dish that you can make quickly and easily.
Moolangi chutney (radish chutney) is a quick and easy, mildly spicy side dish. Featuring a delightful crunch due to the grated raw radish, it has many health benefits. Serve it with rice, roti, chapati, etc.
Garlic chutney (lasun ki chutney) is spicy, flavorful, and delicious. It's also very healthy. Serve it with rice, dosa, idli, paratha, etc.
This bhindi masala is tasty, healthy, and quick and easy to make. It's a great spicy side dish that pairs well with roti, rice, chapati, paratha, and other flatbreads.
Chickpea is known to be beneficial for one's health and well-being. I used whole black chickpea flour in this recipe. Whole chickpea flour jaggery balls (idi kadale hittu bella unde) are very healthy and tasty. Have one daily for good health.
Green gram (mung bean) curry is a delicious, spicy, and nutritious curry that pairs well with rotis, chapati, paratha, poori, etc.
Sev chikki are sweet and savory bars made of jaggery and crunchy gram flour noodles. They make a delightfully light anytime snack.
Beetroot is a healthy, delicious, and colorful vegetable that everyone should consider adding to their diet. Beetroot rasam is a mouthwatering appetizer or side dish that is made with split pigeon pea, beetroot, and spices. Serve this rasam with cooked rice, or enjoy it as a soup.
Masala poha (spiced flattened rice) is a delightful dish that is often served in combination with upma for breakfast. Many South Indian restaurants serve it for breakfast.
This onion tomato chutney is rich with cashew nuts. The tomatoes add a tanginess, while the jaggery adds a touch of sweetness. There is no coconut in this chutney. It makes an excellent side dish with dosa, idli, steamed rice, etc.
Ragi idli (finger millet idli) makes a healthy breakfast. This dish is easy to prepare and doesn't take a lot of time. Serve it with spicy chutney or Indian sambar.
Wheat flour and dry fruits laddu is an Indian festival sweet, traditionally made during the Nagara Panchami festival. Try this healthy and delicious sweet treat!
Paneer vegetable kurma (curry) is a delicious side dish that you can serve with roti, chapati, poori, fried rice, ghee rice, etc. This curry has a unique, mouthwatering taste that comes from the fennel seeds.
Rava vangibath is a delicious dish made with semolina, eggplant, vegetables, and spices. This upma can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try this easy recipe today!
Bedmi poori, also known as urad dal poori or urad dal kachori, is a popular North Indian street food snack. Bedmi pooris are made of wheat flour and urad dal paste. They are crispy and easy to make.
Ragda patties are a popular street snack (chat) in Mumbai and Gujarat. These savory potato patties are immersed in a spicy sauce made of dried white peas and are garnished for extra flavor.
Sweet corn is a mildly sweet and crunchy vegetable. This restaurant-style sweet corn vegetable soup is lightly spicy, colorful, and tasty. Make this delightful starter on weekends and enjoy it with your family!
This coconut and jaggery Indian sweet is very delicious and healthy. Though making it is a bit of time, it's worth the effort. This is a traditional and beloved dessert.
Raw mango chutney is quick, easy to make, and nutritious. It's also mouthwateringly tasty.
Bhindi masala is an okra dish with an aromatic green stuffing made of coriander, onion, and spices. Healthy and flavorful, it can be enjoyed as a snack, curry, or side dish.
Roasted tomato salsa is a tasty accompaniment for paratha and chapati. This side dish is quick and easy to make.
Paneer paratha is an Indian stuffed flatbread made of wheat flour and a spicy paneer stuffing. It makes a filling breakfast or lunch.
Chickpea flour burfi (besan burfi) is a mildly sweet cake made with chickpea flour and ghee. This sweet dish makes a nutritious dessert.
Potato rosti is a popular breakfast dish in Switzerland. In this recipe, I added cheese to create a tasty, crunchy, and filling dish.
Paneer sweet corn masala is rich, creamy, spicy, and delicious. This gravy side dish goes well with roti, chapati, poori, ghee rice, fried rice, etc.
Chili baby corn is a crunchy, spicy, and mouthwatering appetizer. Baby corn is a nutrient-dense and low-calorie vegetable.
Elephant foot yams are rich in minerals, and the chutney made from this yam is not only healthy, but it's tasty, too. Serve this chutney as a side dish with cooked rice, dosa, idli, etc.
Capsicum cheese toast is a quick, easy, and yummy snack. You don't need any prior planning to make this toast. Try it today!
Spicy and delicious, green jowar roti (also called jolada rotti) is a healthy food option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Spinach and coriander leaves make this pancake green.
Amrutha phala is a dessert made with coconut milk, milk, and sugar. "Amrutha" means "nectar of immortality." This sweet is delicious and just melts in your mouth.
Chili cheese toast is a tasty anytime snack that can be served as an appetizer, as well. Cheesy and spicy, these are deliciously fun!
Dry fruit laddus are loaded with protein and nutrients. Have a laddu daily for good health! Adding the edible gum not only makes laddus more nutritious but also gives them a nice chewy texture.
Barley coconut soup is creamy, smooth, and healthy. Both barley and coconut have many essential nutrients and may help to improve overall health in many ways.
These fried cheese crackers are easy to prepare, and they'll melt in your mouth. Whip up this great snack or party appetizer with this easy-to-follow recipe and step-by-step photo guide.
Spicy paratha (wheat flour flatbread) is particularly nice in the wintertime because it helps keep your body warm. Serve it with yogurt on the side.
Barley is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and many beneficial plant nutrients. This barley vegetable soup is not only healthy and filling, it is delicious without being high calorie.
Italian tomato basil bruschetta is a colorful starter that is super crunchy, delicious, and flavorful. Try this easy, simple, yet healthy snack!
Clear soups are yummy because of their wonderful flavors and crunchy vegetables. Cauliflower, spinach, and green pea soup is no exception. This soup is nutrient-dense, palatable, and soothing.
Paneer bread rolls make a delicious snack for kids. You can rest assured they are healthy, too, due to the paneer stuffing. Serve these rolls with tomato sauce.
Peanut curd dip (chutney) is an easy and quick side dish for paratha and thalipeet (multi-flour flatbread). This curd-based roasted peanut dip is mildly spicy and flavorful.
Masala Puri is mouth-watering Indian street food. It is made of spicy cooked dried green peas gravy, crunchy Puris, chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, and crunchy tidbits. It is a healthy party appetizer too.
Paneer sweet corn curry has a perfect blend of sweet corn, paneer, and spices. Dunk hot flatbreads in this smooth and creamy curry, and enjoy your meal!
The carrot cake I made in the pressure cooker was moist, super soft, and delicious. The spices and the dry nuts in the cake make it nutritious, flavorful, and tasty.
Mini apple pies are juicy, flavorful, and delicious desserts. With a crunchy and delicate crust, the stuffing is tangy and sweet. Let me show you how to make them from scratch.
Mixed vegetable mini pancakes (besan cheela) are colorful bite-sized pancakes packed with nutrients. They include plenty of vegetables, some spices, and flours. Try this quick and easy dish!
The popular Indian breakfast dish known as idli is incomplete without a piping hot small onion sambar on the side. No other side dish can match this sambar when it comes to serving hot idli.
This thick, pureed spinach-carrot soup is a soothing and delightful appetizer. Making it is quick and easy; the recipe requires only a few simple ingredients.
Cabbage pancakes are an excellent option for breakfast or brunch. I highly recommend them because they are crunchy and delicious, loaded with nutrients, and quick and easy to make, too.
Ginger burfi is a quick, easy, and delightfully soothing dessert. Ginger helps keep your throat warm in the wintertime and also serves as a sore throat remedy.
Ginger is a superfood that has many health benefits. Homemade ginger candies are a delightful treat as well as an effective remedy for sore throat. Making ginger candy is easy and quick.
This special Besan burfi (chickpea flour sweet) has coconut as one of the ingredients. This burfi is delicious, and it melts in the mouth.
These tacos with an Indian twist make fun snacks and perfect appetizers for parties. Stuffed with a spicy vegetable filling, these tacos are nutritious and flavorful.
Learn to make this delicious ragi upma recipe. It's appetizing, not too spicy, and loaded with leafy greens. It's the perfect breakfast for kids.
These deep-fried spicy rice crackers (nippattu) are a popular South Indian snack, generally prepared during festivals. They're great to munch on during the evening.
This delicious Indian street food recipe consists of a spicy potato dumpling in a bun. It is an absolutely mouthwatering snack.
Yellow pumpkins are lovely to look at, nutritious, and delicious when cooked. Mildly sweet, yellow pumpkins are fantastic in this super yummy and quick curry.
Peanut garlic chutney is one of my favorite condiments. I always make sure to have some in my pantry. I make this chutney often and use it in various ways because it is healthy and delicious. The aroma of raw garlic and roasted peanuts makes any dish mouthwatering!
This bitter gourd curry with peanut masala is spicy and flavorful and works wonderfully for people with diabetes. This dish pairs well with steamed rice and curd rice.
Baby corn satay is a mouthwatering and healthy appetizer. You will lick your fingers after eating the pieces of baby corn in this dish because they are so delicious and flavorful.
Cabbage idli is a spicy and flavorful steamed dumpling that doesn't require any fermentation of the batter. This quick and easy dish is delicious on its own, or it can be served with plain coconut chutney or tomato sauce.
Leafy greens and paneer vada (bonda) is a delicious appetizer or party snack. It contains the goodness of leafy greens, chickpea flour, potatoes, paneer, herbs, and spices.
Masala vada, popularly known as ambode in Kannada, is a healthy South Indian snack. Made with split chickpeas, fresh herbs, and spices, this snack is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's the perfect party appetizer.
Green kebabs are made with potato, paneer, mixed greens, spices, and fresh herbs. Irresistibly scrumptious, they make perfect party appetizers or snacks. Serve these kebabs hot with tomato sauce.
This savory vegetable cake is a delicious and nutrient-rich cake that is made in a steamer. Soft, fluffy, and flavorful, this treat is easy and quick to prepare.
Spring onion curry is a quick and easy side dish that is slightly crunchy and intensely flavorful. Rich in calcium, vitamin C, and fiber, this curry is healthy, too.
Pickle is an appetizing accompaniment to any meal. Mixed vegetable pickle is everyone's favorite. It's delicious and easy to make! Serve this spicy, mouthwatering side dish to enhance the flavor of your meal.
Cauliflower-stuffed Indian flatbread (gobi paratha) is both flavorful and nutritious. Enjoy it with a side of raita or pickle.
Tender cucumber cut in thin sticks and sliced red onions dipped in fresh mint chutney makes a light, crunchy, and refreshing side dish to relish in summer days. This Thai-inspired salad is super healthy!
Taro leaf rolls (Colocasia Leaf Rolls) are healthy and mouth-watering snacks. These rolls are easy and quick to make. Have scrumptious taro rolls as appetizer or evening snack. They are spicy, flavorful, and crunchy.
Split mung bean soup (moong dal rasam) is a delightful, healing, and delicious lentil soup. In the Kannada language, this soup is popularly known as kattu saru. Unlike other soups of this type, this recipe has no tamarind. Instead, we add lemon juice to achieve the tangy flavor.
In this South-Indian style recipe, we fry baby corn with capsicum peppers to create an irresistibly crunchy and peppery dish.
Okra and potato hash can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer. This lip-smacking veggie delight is peppery and crunchy. Try this easy and quick recipe.
Carrot onion soup is a delightful pureed soup that is made from unique ingredients. A hearty winter warmer, this soup is enhanced by the addition of apples, milk, and dried herbs.
Crispy potato sticks are a mildly spicy and crunchy snack with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Enjoy them with a homemade green chutney or tomato sauce.
This quick and easy beetroot mung bean curry is extremely nutritious. It's delightfully tasty, as well.
Potato lollipops are a delicious snack or appetizer that is beloved by children and adults alike. Serve with tomato sauce or mayonnaise dip.
Aloo chop (potato croquettes) is a delectable teatime snack or party appetizer. These croquettes are crunchy and flavorful, and they pair well with tomato sauce or green chutney.
I make idli often, so I sometimes find myself with leftover idli batter. These fritters turned out super yummy! Everyone liked this easy and quick snack.
Okra and potato pair perfectly in this quick and easy, mildly spicy yogurt-based curry. Serve it with chapati, flatbread, or rice.
During the winter season, we need spicy, crunchy, and hot snacks. White lentil and dill leaf pakora (fritters) make a fantastic anytime snack when it's chilly outside. This recipe is easy to make and comes together quickly.
If you like the flavor and aroma of dill leaves, the curry I show you will satisfy your taste buds. Dill leaves and mung beans curry is smooth, silky, delicious, and aromatic. It pairs well with roti, chapati, and steamed rice.
Mixed vegetable kebabs are a delectable party appetizer that everyone will love. Not only are these kebabs delicious, but they are healthy as well. Best of all, they're easy to make.
You won't find an easier or quicker curry than this baby corn spinach curry. Crunchy and delicious, this side dish pairs well with ghee rice, steamed rice, and flatbreads.
Golden-fried baby corn is a delectable appetizer that you can make in a jiffy. This is one of my favorite snacks, and I love to make it during the holidays or when guests come to visit.
These sweet and crunchy corn fritters are my favorite. Whenever I make this treat, they vanish in no time.
I love foods that are steamed because they are usually healthier. Kothimbir vadi is one such food.
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables, and I make many different snacks with them. But these savory eggplant fritters are special. Crunchy on the outside and spongy on the inside, they have an amazing texture and aroma.
Spinach, paneer, and cheese balls are scrumptious appetizers that are not only healthy but also simply mouthwatering. I made this quick and easy snack at home and served them with tomato sauce. They were a hit!
Methi thepla is a type of Indian flatbread made with fenugreek leaves and wheat flour. The various spices used in this savory flatbread make it delicious and flavorful. Methi thepla stays fresh for many days, which makes it a favorite snack for travelers.
Potatoes may be one of the most popular vegetables in the whole world. They are not only delicious, but they are also nutritious. This potato curry is a quick and easy side dish that goes well with roti, chapati, poori, or any flatbread.
Fafda is a popular Gujarati street snack. It's easy to make this snack at home for teatime—or any time. The main ingredient is chickpea flour. Chickpeas are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.
Upma is a popular Indian breakfast dish. Instant upma mix is a pre-made mix that allows you to make this meal instantly by simply adding boiling water. You can also add boiled vegetables to make the meal more nutritious.
Bottle gourd, or lauki, is a tasty vegetable that has many nutrients and health benefits. This is a delicious curry with bottle gourd and split pigeon peas (toor dal).
Mint leaf rice (pudina pulao) comes together in just 30 minutes and requires only basic ingredients. This dish makes a delicious and healthy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Mini modaks, or ammi kozukattai, are rice dumplings that we traditionally make for festivals. It is an Indian sweet dish that is steam-cooked with coconut, jaggery, white rice, and cardamom powder.
Methi matar malai is a creamy side dish that complements all types of flatbread. This curry is nutritious and mouthwatering. The secret of its heavenly taste is the spices, as well as the fresh milk cream.
Masala rice roti is a delicious flatbread you can serve to your family for breakfast or dinner. This roti makes a wonderful between-meal snack, too. Try this easy and simple recipe, and savor its unique taste.
Potato rolls are a scrumptious finger food loved by children and adults alike. The recipe needs only a few ingredients and uses an easy cooking method. Serve these rolls as a party appetizer or as an anytime snack.
Corn capsicum cutlets are soft, crunchy, and super yummy. Children love to eat them, and they make the best after-school snacks. Once you prepare the dough, all you need to do is shallow-fry the patties, and they're ready to eat.
Moong (mung bean) is known for its protein, antioxidants, and fiber content. Moong soup is a nourishing soup that is both tasty and filling.
Radish is highly nutritious and cooks quickly, but it has a pungent flavor. Radish curry is a spicy yet delicious side dish that you can serve with any type of flatbread.
Yellow pumpkin is a tasty vegetable that is available throughout the year. Using its soft, bright yellow flesh, you can prepare many different dishes, including this delectable pumpkin soup.
Corn spinach soup is a delectable winter soup. On cold evenings, my family enjoys this mildly spicy soup that features solid vegetable chunks in a clear liquid base.
If you are looking for an easy, quick, and delightful side dish, corn methi masala is a great choice! This is a gorgeous side dish that goes well with flatbreads, fried rice, roti, chapati, and much more.
Potato-stuffed pooris make an excellent snack or lunch box food for the kids. These pooris are bite-sized, flavorful, and very delicious. Children love to eat them! Serve these pooris hot or warm with tomato sauce.
Pickles enhance the taste of your meal. Pickled mangoes are easy, quick, and mouthwatering.
Instant pan handvo is a delectable pancake made mainly with assorted vegetables, semolina, and chickpea flour. They are delicious, crunchy, and nutritious. Serve these slices just as they are; they have a balanced, scrumptious taste.
I like to make flour and vegetable pancakes for breakfast. They are quick to make. They are healthy due to the many nutritious ingredients in them. I used wheat flour, chickpea flour, potatoes, curds, and a few spices in this recipe.
Sweet and tasty, mangoes are a good source of antioxidants. Mango raita (mavina hannu sasive) is a quick and easy side dish you can make in about 15 minutes. This raita is best served with rice, dosa, chapati, or flatbreads.
Green banana parathas are stuffed flatbreads that have a spicy banana filling inside. They make a mouthwatering filling for breakfast or lunch. Raw bananas are high in fiber and vitamins and are resistant starch.
Raw mango stir-fry is a spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet dish that leaves you craving more. Serve it with steamed rice for a delicious side.
If you are looking for a vibrant, smooth, warm, and palatable soup, consider making this Mexican potato soup. It t's truly a yummy classic, with all the goodness of tomatoes, potatoes, and spices.
Chutney is a regular side dish served with South Indian breakfast. Though the use of coconut for making chutney is common, this tomato lentil chutney does not contain coconut. I have used lentils and tomatoes in this yummy side dish.
Cheese mung bean toast is a high-fiber, delicious snack you can serve for breakfast. This toast is protein-rich, filling, and palatable. It makes an apt in-between meal, too.
Seven-cup cake, also known as seven-cup burfi, is a deliciously flavorful and sweet cake. Easy to make, the recipe calls for seven equal measures of the ingredients—hence the name.
Beaten rice (flattened rice) is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including iron. It is gluten-free, fat-free, and lactose-free. Adding spicy seasonings, onions, and tomatoes makes this poha upma a mouth-watering dish.
Upma is my all-time favorite Indian breakfast. This versatile dish often includes seasonal veggies in addition to onions, coconut, and tomatoes. Rice sevai (vermicelli) upma is soft, smooth, and delicious. You don't need a side dish for this. It can also be packed in a lunch box.
Brown beans are a nutritional powerhouse of nutrients that your body needs. This Mexican brown rice is a delicious meal made with brown rice, beans, and vegetables. This is a guilt-free and yummy meal, even for diabetics. You can eat it as is. Serving it with a yogurt-based raita will be a luxury!
Tomato onion chutney is a spicy and tangy side dish that pairs well with idli, dosa, and plain rice. You can make this chutney in a jiffy. It is a treat for your taste buds and a savior when you need a quick side dish.
Characterized by a lovely ruby red color, beets offer many health benefits. Beetroot kootu is a delicious side dish that is made with beetroot and moong dal. Make this easy curry and serve it with steamed rice, chapati, poori, or any flatbread.
Pesarattu masala dosa is a nutritious green gram crepe that is typically filled with a potato-onion or ginger-onion stuffing. They are super yummy when served with coconut chutney.
This spinach and carrot curry is a simple recipe that doesn't include grinding your masala. Both these veggies are nutrient-dense, so this is a healthy side dish—and you can make it in about 25 minutes.
Mung beans (green gram) have a lot of nutrients. Pesarattu is a delicious and nutritious pancake that is made from mung beans. You can enjoy these tasty and mildly spicy pancakes on their own, or you can serve them with a chutney or sauce.
Sukhdi (gur papdi) is an authentic Gujarati sweet that contains only three ingredients and can be made in just 12 minutes with this simple recipe. Crispy and delicious, this flavorful treat melts in your mouth!
Bottle gourd muthiya makes a nutritious breakfast. You can make these steamed dumplings in 30 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce or a mild dip.
Cornmeal is a rich source of fiber and protein. It is low in fat and calories. This cornmeal upma is nutritious just like any other upma. We make this one with milk. Hence, it tastes unique and awesome. Serve this for breakfast or as after-school food.
Onion rings are a tasty appetizer, perfect for a party or evening snack. I made this without using eggs in the batter, and they came out crunchy and delicious. Serve them with a sour cream dip or tomato sauce.
Wheat flour pancakes are a quick and easy breakfast. There's no need to plan in advance to make these yummy and super healthy pancakes. Just gather a few ingredients, make a batter, and your pancakes are almost ready!
This cooling leafy greens drink from India is perfect for the summer. You can also serve this as a side dish with rice.
Momos need a delicious dip. This homemade tomato chili dip pairs well with them. Try this easy and hassle-free accompaniment.
Pomegranate is known for being rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Pomegranate tambuli is a yogurt-based drink and/or side dish that is mildly sweet and delicious. Pair it with steamed rice.
Tomato tambuli is an Indian side dish made primarily from tomato and yogurt. It has a cooling effect on the body.
Cabbage is an excellent source of many nutrients. Using it in a soup is an amazing idea to get its health benefits. Make this soup in 20 minutes and enjoy sipping it hot!
Pasta sauce is a versatile cooking ingredient. You can make varieties of pasta with it. Sometimes, people use it also as a side dish. This garlicky-flavored red sauce makes mouth-watering pasta. Though pasta sauce is available in the stores, homemade sauce tastes much better.
Capsicum (bell pepper) is an easy-to-cook, nutrient-dense vegetable with many health benefits. This raita pairs well with steamed rice.
You can easily make a better pizza sauce at home than the store-bought variety. Homemade sauce is more flavorful, has less oil, and is better in taste. Read on to learn more!
Chili flakes are a multi-purpose culinary ingredient. They are made with dry red chilies. We use this versatile item for making snacks, salads, curries, side dishes, etc. You can easily make it at home and use it for months.
Flaxseed is one of the most popular superfoods in the world. The health benefits of flaxseed come from its omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, protein, and fiber. This chutney is one of the easiest and best methods to incorporate these seeds into your diet.
Instant noodles are very popular with children. For parents, throwing this together for hungry children is quick and easy. In this recipe, I show you how to add plenty of vegetables to make it healthy, too!
Kaanole (whole wheat and jaggery steamed cake) is a rare delicacy made during the Nagara panchami festival. This is a mildly-sweet steamed dish. This makes for a guilt-free, nutritious, and flavorful breakfast.
Udnittu (urad flour and curds chutney) is made with black gram flour, minced ginger, chopped green chilies, and moderately sour curds. This is a raw side dish. All you need to do is combine the ingredients to make this yummy and super easy chutney!
Wontons make a wonderful evening snack or party appetizer, especially when served with a spicy garlic sauce. Try this easy and quick recipe!
If you have leftover idlis, make tahir idli with them. This is idli dipped in a spicy, tangy, and sweet yogurt sauce that makes a delicious gravy.
Want to give your family a healthy evening snack? Try making steamed wontons! This is an easy recipe that anyone can make without much effort. A wonton is a small round dumpling with a savory filling. Serve it with a spicy chili-garlic sauce or a mildly spicy tomato ketchup.
Baingan bharta is a very popular Punjabi curry made with roasted eggplant. This curry is a bit tangy, spicy, and very delicious. It pairs well with roti, chapati, and any flatbread. This smoky-flavored curry is easy to make.
Chickpea (garbanzo bean) is the leading ingredient for making hummus. So, hummus will be high in protein, as chickpeas are a good protein source. You can use this yummy hummus in many ways, like spread, dip, side dish, etc.
Idli is a popular Indian breakfast food. This steamed dumpling is made with rice semolina and white lentil batter. Have leftover idlis at home? You can make awesome cutlets with them—and here's a wonderful recipe to make them.
Idli is a popular Indian breakfast dish that is soft, light on the stomach, and nutritious. With leftover idlis, you can make delicious jamuns (dessert). This is a quick and easy dish to make.
Tender jackfruit pieces in this Indian sambar resemble meat pieces and have a similar texture, as well. This sambar is a delicious vegetarian dish and pairs well with steamed rice.
Tomato soup is my all-time favorite, and this particular recipe happens to be vegan (and delicious!). While tahini adds a wonderful nutty flavor, basil adds a hint of freshness to this pureed winter soup.
Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. This ginger chutney is a specialty recipe from Andhra Pradesh in India, best served with dosa, idli, or steamed rice.
Tomatoes are popular worldwide due to their many health benefits. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, these sour-tasting fruits are extensively used in cooking. This tomato gojju is a delicious side dish that pairs well with steamed rice.
Stir-frying is one of the best cooking methods. In this method, veggies retain a large portion of their nutrients. An added advantage is that it is a quick cooking method and needs less oil. This way, the veggies look vibrant too.
Corn methi pakora, or corn fenugreek leaf fritters, are teatime snacks that are crunchy, mildly sweet, and absolutely scrumptious. The recipe is so simple that you can make it in just 20 minutes.
Tahini (sesame seed paste) is a mildly-aromatic paste made with roasted sesame seeds and olive oil. This paste is used for making hummus and salad dressing. Try this easy recipe at home.
Thai curries are known for their texture and coconut flavor, and making this Thai green curry is very easy. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps to get this perfect yummy side dish. Serve it with hot boiled rice. Enjoy!
Everyone loves pizza, but making it at home can be a time-consuming project. My bread pizza cup recipe is a quick and easy version you can make at home. I created this recipe using sliced bread, veggies, and seasonings. Try making these lip-smacking cups today!
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are legumes that are high in fiber, protein, and several key vitamins and minerals. Cooked chickpeas are very tasty. This salad is made with boiled chickpeas topped with roasted flaxseeds and sesame seeds.
Beetroot is a tasty vegetable with many health benefits. This beetroot pulao (rice) is a simple yet delicious dish. Make this one-pot main course that can serve as a full meal!
Okra is a popular vegetable due to its health benefits and good taste. This crispy and delicious okra pakora can be served as a teatime snack or as an appetizer before a meal. It is a scrumptious side dish, too.
Bottle gourd is an amazing vegetable that has many health benefits. This spiced curry is easy to make and absolutely delicious. It pairs perfectly with steamed rice.
White lentils are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and many other nutrients. A great side dish, this lentil coconut chutney is mildly spicy and aromatic.
Hash browns are appetizing fried snacks made of shredded potatoes. They are crispy outside and soft inside. Corn flour, rice flour, wheat flour, and spices give this dish a nice texture and aroma.
Look no further for a quick and easy green veggie side dish. This spinach curry takes me no more than 20 minutes to make, and it's delicious, too!