Broccoli Bharta

Yet another broccoli recipe πŸ™‚ I think many of us pass over some veggies having had a bad experience once! Believe me, one bad broccoli dish does not mean you need to give up on it! I am a rather picky eater, I am not picky in terms of the vegetables I eat, but I don’t like something plain and bland. Until I started to cook, I never truly appreciated the effort that goes into coming up with something new for the day :). I think that is when I truly started trying out different veggies, mixing up and trying to make something different with them.

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Mixed Vegetables in White Gravy

The weekly grocery shopping is a ritual that I love. Walking down the aisles looking at the hundreds of items always makes me think about how I can use them in my cooking. More often than not, a short trip becomes a long drawn one with me stopping in every aisle, picking up some items, checking out the nutrition labels, comparing prices!

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Green beans tofu curry

Being a foodie, the taste appeal of any dish is a huge deal for me. But of course, I don’t entirely ignore the health benefit of anything now. A few years back, it was a different story! I would probably have been the first person to be amused by the fact that something healthy can be tasty or vice versa :). Anyways, you would have to try out some of your favorite recipes from my blog to believe me now πŸ˜›

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Okra Stir Fry (Bendekayi palya)

Okra is one vegetable that can be turned into a number of delicious sides. Top okra curries that I can remember are : okra with potato, okra with peppers, okra with tomato gravy, okra in a traditional south Indian gravy with coconut orΒ with lentils! That is really not an exhaustive list πŸ™‚ But I think any okra dish tastes good only if it is not too sticky! Some tricks that I have used are adding in some lemon, tamarind pulp or tomatoes in the dish. All of this helps get rid of the stickiness. (The other method is to fry it with a lot of oil!! Tastes yum but definitely not my first choice for cooking this veggie πŸ™‚ )

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