Cooking Recipes indian traditional cooking vegan


This type of vegetable kurma can be had with roti,parotta ,ghee rice or fried rice.

Masala to be grinded

  • Coconut grated ……1/2 to3/4 cup
  • Green chillies……..3 to 4
  • Cashew nuts………7 to 8
  • Small onions……….6 nos
  • Garlic…………few flakes
  • Ginger chopped………1 inch size
  • Fennel seeds……..2 TBS
  • Cinnamon……..2 pieces
  • Poppy seeds…….2tbs
  • Cloves…….3nos

All these are to be grinded raw.

Vegetables like carrot,beans,potato,beans all these are to be cut and boiled or can be cooked in cooker in one whistle.

  • Onion……..2 finely chopped
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil …..2 TBS
  • 1 TSP…….fennel seeds.
  • Chopped coriander leaves 1 tbs


  1. Ina saucepan put oil then add fennel seeds
  2. Now add chopped onions to it.
  3. After frying add the grinded paste.fry till the raw smell goes.
  4. Add the boiled or cooked vegetables,required salt to it.when it mixes well add chopped coriander leaves.
Cooking Recipes indian traditional cooking


This is a vegetable with very high fibre content. This is a simple recipe .After washing the beans we have to destring it. Snap off the tip of one end of the bean and pull the string .Snap and pull the other end of the bean too.The snapped off ends and string are waste. If it is small and tender then snap of the ends it will be enough.

Chop the avarakai add 1/2 TSP of turmeric powder and cook.


  • Avarakai……500 gms
  • Turmeric powder…..1/2 TSP
  • Oil for tempering
  • Mustard seeds…….1/2 TSP
  • Urad dhal…….,1/4 TSP
  • Curry leaves…….a few
  • Salt as needed

For grinding

  • Coconut scraping….. 1/3rd cup
  • Cumin seeds…….1/2 TSP
  • Garlic………2pods
  • Coriander leaves few
  • Green chillies few


  1. Add oil in a pan.when it gets heated add mustard seeds after spluttering add urad dhal.
  2. Add curry leaves.
  3. Now add the boiled vegetables,salt and after few minutes add the grinded paste to it.
  4. Mix well.
  5. When the raw smellgoes switch off .Serve with rice
Cooking Recipes indian vegan


A side dish recipe from me.My daughter wanted a different side dish for fried rice other than kurma.So we tried this and it came our well.Soya chunks are rich in protein and fibre.An healthy food.


Soya chunks ______1cup



Chiili sauce_______2tsp

Soya sauce________3tbs

Cornflour__________2 TBS

Tomato sauce______2tbs

Ginger and garlic finely chopped or paste 1 TSP

Oil for frying

1. Boil water and add soya chunks to it with little salt.Leave for 5 MTS.Then drain the water

2Now mix corn flour,salt,if needed little chilly powder and fry

3In a kadai put 3 TBS. Of oil now add chopped onion ginger garlic or if past can add later on.

4.Saute a little add capsicum and carrot (optional).

5.Now add chilly  sauce,tomato sauce,soya sauce and little water allow it to boil.

Few minutes before switching off the stove add fried chunks to it.If you want to have a thickened gravy add corn flour dissolved in water and add to it.

6.Finally add chopped coriander leaves ànd serve with fried rice.
Side dish for chappathi,fried rice, hi ow to make soya chunks Manchurian.