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Recipe List

This is the list of recipes that I blogged from March 26th 2005 to April 30th 2007 on Mahanandi. I hope you enjoy browsing the list while I am on a mini summer break. See you again on Saturday June 23rd. Take care!

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Browsing, buying and prepping the ingredients. Planning and preparing the recipes and meals. Plating and photographing the end result. Putting it all into words and photo plus recipe editing. Publishing and people interacting. 2 years, 260 recipes and 2000 food photographs.
My hobby and my passion. My work in a list form:


Breakfast:

Upma:
Buttermilk Upma
Couscous Upma
Cracked Wheat Upma
Hominy Grits Upma
Oatmeal Upma
Puffed Rice Upma (Borugula/Murmura Buggani)
Ragi Mudda (Ragi Sankati)
Rice Ravva Upma (The Arisiupma Trilogy) ~ By Janani
Tomato Bath

Idly/Dosa/Utappam/Pancake and Some:
Besan Dosa (Besan ka Cheela, Puda or Socca)
Idly
Masala Idly
Masala Dosa
Pesarattu
Pesarattu with Sprouted Moong Dal
Ragi Dosa (Ragi Utappam)
Wheat Flour Dosa (Goduma Dosa)
Ponganalu
Ponganalu with Spinach and Sara Pappu(Chironji)


Kura, Vepudu, Poriyal, Thoran or Dry Curries:
(Indian Salads With Minimum Saute)

Aloo Methi
Aloo Vepudu (Potato Fry)
Amaranth-Coconut Curry (Thotakura Vepudu)
Amaranth-Green Brinjal Curry (Poluru Vankaya Thotakura)
Banana Pepper Curry
Beans Curry (Indian, French and Lima)
Beetroot Curry
Beetroot, Red Cabbage, Red Beans Curry
Beetroot & Carrots - Steamed
Bitter Gourd Curry (karela)
Bitter Gourd Chips
Boiled Peanuts with Salad Greens ~ Spring Salad Synergy
Brinjal-Ginger Curry
Brinjal (Eggplant) Curry
Brinjal with Besan (Besan Baingan)
Broadbean Curry (Chikkudu Podi Kura)
Brussels Sprouts Curry
Brussels Sprouts~Potato~Green Garbanzos Curry
Cabbage Curry
Capsicum (3 color) Saute
Capsicum Curry
Chayote Curry (Bengaluru Vankaya Kura)
Cluster Beans Curry (Matti kaayalu, Gawar Beans)
Cluster Beans Curry -2 (Matti Kaayalu, Gawar Beans)
Dondakaya Curry (Tindora Fry)
Hot Stuffed Cherry Peppers
Mango Salsa
Okra Curry (Bendi Fry)
Okra in Yogurt Sauce
Plantain (Arati Kaaya) Curry
Plantain Curry with Mustard Paste (Arati Ava Pettina Kura)
Paruppu Usli with Gawar Beans
Paruppu Usli with Green Beans
Red Radish Curry
Red Radish - Potato Curry
Ridge Gourd Curry (Beerakaya Kura)
Ridge Gourd-Dill Curry (Turai-Suwa Curry)
Ridge Gourd-Methi Curry (Beerakaya Menthi kura)
Silk Squash Curry (Neti Beerakaya Kura)
Spinach Curry

Curries With Gravy/Sauce (Kurma/Stew/Pulusu):

Home Classics ~ Scrumptious Subjis
Banana Pepper-Baby Aloo Curry
Bottle Gourd Kurma (Sorakaya-Pappula Pulusu)
Bottle Gourd in Sesame Sauce
Bottle Gourd in Yogurt
Brinjal - Potato Curry
Brinjal - Chickpeas Curry (Baingan Chole)
Brinjal - Stuffed Curry (Gutti Vankaaya Kura)
Brinjal - Stuffed Curry (Nune Vakaya Kura)
Brinjal Babies in Masala Sauce (Gutti Vankaya Kura-2)
Broadbean Curry (Chikkudu Pulusu)
Capsicum in Peanut Sauce
Capsicums - Stuffed
Chayote in Chilli Sauce (Bengaluru Vankaya Kurma)
Drumsticks Curry(Munaga Kaaya)
Kadala Curry (Black Chickpeas in Coconut Milk)
Lima Beans Curry
Mango - Sesame Curry
Masala Turnips(Shalgam)
Methi Chole (Fresh Fenugreek~Chickpeas Curry)
Methi Matar Malai
Nimona (Fresh Peas Curry)
Okra~Split Pea Stew (Afghan Inspired)
Plantain - Moong Bean Curry
Portabellas in Sesame Sauce
Potato Kurma
Potatoes in Tamarind Sauce (Aloo Pulusu)
Potato-Brinjal Curry with Punjabi Wadis
Ridge gourd Kurma (Beerakaya Pulusu)
Sarson da Saag (Mustard Greens, Spinach and Paneer)
Tindoras in Sesame Sauce (Dondakaya-Nuvvula Pulusu)
Zucchini Kurma

Restaurant Popular:
Aloo Chole (Potatoes & Chickpeas)
Aloo Dum (Potatoes in Cashew Sauce)
Aloo Gobhi (Potato & Cauliflower)
Chana Masala (Chole)
Palak Paneer
Paneer Jalfrezi (Kadai Paneer)
Paneer Naanini

egg :

Egg Kurma

Dazzling Dals: Dal~Rasam~Sambar

Dal (Pappu):
Amaranth Dal (Thotakura Pappu)
Brinjal Dal (Vankaya Pappu)
Fenugreek Dal (Menthi kura Pappu)
Gongura Pappu (Ambadi Dal)
Khatti Dal ~ Hyderabad Style
Lemon Cucumber Dal (Budamkaya/Dosakaya Pappu)
Mango Dal (Maamidi Kaya Pappu)
Ridgegourd Dal (Beerakaya Pappu)
Spinach Dal (Palakura Pappu)
Spinach - Garlic Dal
Spinach Mango Dal (Palakura Pullakura)
Spinach-Split Pea Dal
Tomato Dal (Tomato Pappu)
Tindora Dal (Dondakaya Pappu)

Moongdal Aamti with Kokum and Goda Masala
Moongdal with Ridgegourd (Beerakaya/Turai Pesara Pappu)

Rasam (Charu~Pappucharu):
Bhakshala Rasam (Puran Poli/Holige Rasam)
Pappuchaaru with Bendakaya (Bendi/okra)
Moong Dal Rasam (Pesara Chaaru)
Plain Toordal Rasam (Chappidi Pappuchaaru)
Tomato Rasam
Taro Root Rasam (Chaama Dumpala Chaaru)

Pachhi Pulusu (Cold, No-Boil Rasams):
Peanut Pachhi Pulusu (Peanut Cold Rasam)

Sambar:
Okra Sambar (Bendakaya Sambar)
Pacha Sambar: Sambar with Fresh Green Spices
Shallot Sambar (Ulli, Baby Onions Sambar)
White Radish Sambar (Mullangi Sambar)

Rice and Grains:

Festival Rice:
Chitrannam(Lemon Rice)
Mango Pulihora
Mango-Coconut Pulihora (Mamidi Kobbarannam)
Yogurt Rice with Mangoes (Mamidi Pandu Perugannam)

Pulagam ~ Sankranthi Tradition
Pongal (Pongali) ~ Classic Centuries-Old Recipe
Vegetable Pongal ~ A Pleasing Meal

Pulao (Masala Annam, Pilaf, Fried Rice):
Methi~Nariyal Pulao (Fresh Fenugreek-Coconut Pulao)
Mint Fried Rice (Pudina Pulao)
Red Radish Pulao
Tomato~Basmati Pulao

Otherthan White ~ Rice and Grains from India:
Rosematta Rice (Kerala Red Rice)
Millet Rice (Korrannam or Korra Buvva)

Rice Noodles:
Paneer Pad Thai with Bok Choy
Rice Noodles and Tofu in Fiery Peanut Sauce

Chapati/Naans/Parathas/Roti:

Avocado Chapati
Punjabi Naan
Sorghum Roti (Jonna Rotte, Jowar Roti)

Chutneys/Pickles/Spicy powders:

Chutney/Pacchadi (using Rolu/Ural/Mortar & Pestle):
Brinjal~Jaggery Chutney (Vankaya-Bellam Chutney)
Coconut Chutney - Raw
Gongura Chutney (Ambadi, Sour Greens Chutney)
Onion Chutney
Ridgegourd (Beerakaya) Chutney

Chutney/Pacchadi (using mixer/blender/food processor):
Coconut Chuteny (Kobbari Pacchadi)
Coriander~Pappula Chutney
Coriander - Tomato Chutney
Methi Chutney (Fenugreek, Menthi Chutney)
Peanut Chutney (Palli, Buddala Pacchadi)
Peanut~Jaggery Chutney (Tiyya Buddala Pacchadi)
Red Bell Pepper Chutney

Pickles (Uragaya):
Amla Pickle (Usirikaya)
Crunchy Cucumber
Sweet Lemon Pickle (Mitha Nimboo Chutney)
Lime Pickle

Spicy Powders(Podulu):
Idly kaaram Podi
Red Chilli-Garlic Powder
Spicy Dalia Powder (Pappula Podi)

Snacks For a Rainy Day ~ Deep Fried & Oven Baked:

Deep Fried in Peanut Oil
Bajji/Pakora
Stuffed Green Chilli Bajji (Mirchi Bajji)
Mirchi Bajji ~ Hyderabad Style
Egg Bhajji

Blackeye Beans Fritters (alasanda vada)
Little Golden Parcels (Samosas with a Twist)
Murukulu
Plantain Chips

Oven Baked:
Egg Puffs Prepared with Parathas (Puffy P Egg)
Green Chickpea Kababs (Hare Chane Ki Seekh)
Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes
Microwave Potato Chips
Stuffed Baby Portabellas
Taro Root Chips (Chaama Dumpa/Arvi) ~ Oven Baked

Traditional Sun~Dried Snacks of India
(Vadiyam, Papadam, Appadam etc):

Majjiga Mirapa (Sundried Yogurt Chillies, Dahi Mirchi)

Traditional Indian Sweets:

Festival Sweets:
Bellam Paramannam (Jaggery Rice) ~ Sankranthi Sweet
Bhakshalu (Bobbatlu, Puran Poli, Holige) ~ Ugadi/Dasara Sweet
Chana Dal Payasam (Sanagapappu Payasamu)
Kudumulu ~ Vinayaka Chavathi Sweet
Moong Bean Payasam (Pesarapappu Payasam)
Paramannam (Sweet Rice)
Sabudana Payasam (Saggubiyyam Kheer)
Sesame Spheres (Nuvvula Mudda, Til Laddu) ~ Nagula Chavathi Sweet
Sweet Pongal (Tiyya Bellam Pongali) ~ Sankranthi Sweet

Mithai:

Banana Halwa (Nenthra Pazham Haluva) - By Kerala Girl
Besan-Coconut Burfi (The 7-cup Magic)
Borugula Laddu (Murmura Laddu, Rice Crispies)
Cashew Sweet (Kaju Tikki / Jeedipappu Paakam)
Cashew-Walnut Laddu (Jeedipappu-Akhrot Burfi)
Coconut Burfi (Kobbari Lauzu)
Gulab Jamuns with Sweet Potato
Jaggery~Coconut Puffs
Jaggery~Tamarind~Cumin Candy
Mango - Strawberry Popsicles
Mysore Pak
Pala Kova (Doodh Peda)
Pumpkin Halwa with Almonds
Ripe Plantain Sweet (Pazham Puzhungiyathu)
Sunnundalu (Urad Dal Laddu)
Walnut Burfi (Akhrot Laddu)

Refreshing Drinks/Ice:

Masala Chai
Pomegranate Sherbet (Anar/Danimma Sherbet)
Ragi Malt
Sonti Coffee and Sonti Tea (Dried Ginger Coffee and Tea)
Sonti Kashayam (Dried Ginger Ale)
Watermelon Granita with Cherries

How to Prepare? Some Basics:

Ganji Flavored with Curry Leaves
Ginger, Garlic, Coriander Paste (Allam Vellulli Kottimera Mudda)
Homemade Coconut Milk (Kobbari Paalu)
Homemade Ghee (Neyyi)
Homemade Neem-Clove Tooth Powder
Homemade Paneer
Homemade Yogurt (Perugu, Curd)
Jaggery (Bellam, Gur)
Popu or Tadka (Tiragamata) ~ The Technique

Yogi Diet (Food of Fasting Days):

Guggullu - Alasanda (Black Eye Beans)
Guggullu - Fresh Peas
Guggullu - Pesalu (Moong Beans)
Guggullu - Sanagalu (Chickpeas)

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Bread/Burger/Pizza/Pasta

Bread:
Cornbread - Skillet Style with Okra Topping
Cornbread - Upside-Down with Cranberries
Cornmeal - Cabbage Muffins
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Sesame Buns

Burger(Cutlet):
Aloo Tikki Burgers
Lentil-Almond Burgers

Pizza:
Egg Pizza (Paratha+Frittata)
Pizza with Red Beans and Tomato Chutney
Steelers Pizza

Pasta (Noodles):
Lasagna Rolls - Indian Way
Melon Seed Pasta with Veggies
Pasta in Basil-Spinach-Cashew Sauce
Pasta in Cherry Tomato Sauce
Pasta in Red Bell Pepper Sauce
Penne Marinara with Fresh Goat Cheese

Sugary Desserts - Cakes, Cookies, Jams, Pies and Tarts:

Banana-Walnut Cake
Carrot Cake
Date Cake (Kharjuram Cake) with Honey and Walnuts
Chocolate-Chilli-Pecan Mini Cakes
Mango - Strawberry Scones

Burger and Fries - The Sweet Kind
Chestnut-Almond Cookies
Dark Chocolate Covered Sweet Sesame Spheres
Ebleskivers (Sweet Ponganalu) with Mango Sauce
Ma’amoul (Dates and Pistachios Filled Cookies)
Walnut-Coconut Caramel Toffee

Cranberry Jam
Cranberry~Clove Marmalade
Mango Jam

Cherry Clafouti
Peach Pie - Lattice Topped
Fruit Tart
Mini Custard Tarts

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New Traditions:

Holiday Treats ~ Roasted Chestnuts
Oatmeal with Old~Fashioned Oats
Soymilk - Homemade
Soymilk Skins (Yuba) - Yuba Wrapped Potato Curry Rounds and Soymilk Halwa
Wild Rice

Bhakti~Bhukti (Divine and Dine Series about Temple Traditions):

Sri Venkateswara Temple ~ Pittsburgh, PA, US
Vrindaban and Krishna Prasadam ~ Wheeling, West Virginia, US

Cookbook Reviews and Interviews:

Cooking at Home With Pedatha ~ Review, Interview and a Recipe
Tandoor: The Great Indian Barbeque ~ Review, Poem and a Recipe
Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts ~ Review and Recipe By Veena Parrikar

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Joy in Effort ~ Personal and Team

Thumbnail Gallery of Mahanandi’s Recipes
101 Indian Sweets - Photo Gallery

Jihva For Ingredients ~ Mango
Jihva For Ingredients ~ Greens
Independence Day Food Parade ~ August 15th, 2006

Dining Hall
Food Blog Desam
Mahanandi’s Food Blog List

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JFI-WBB Event: Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables demand respect! Delicate leaves of ethereal beauty, they are a test of the cook’s patience and prudence. From plucking the leaves to preparing and presenting them in an appetizing manner, they present quite a challenge. As with many matters in life, deal with a light hand and greens will reward you by being tasty and nutritious. Use a heavy hand, they will wilt and weep into nothingness. The spirit or saaram of the greens disappears just like in any abused case. No wonder then, even the experienced cooks use caution and a gentle touch, when it comes to handling greens.

By combining different types of greens, and by accentuating each preparation with the appropriate seasonings and garnishes, it is easy to create a different dish with green leafy vegetables everyday of the year. Fresh leaves, tender stalks, sprouts, sprigs and herbs, each with its own varied texture and complex flavors present an opportunity for the sensitive cook to ceaselessly creative, and also to reflect on the nourishing nature of mother earth.

That is what we, the food bloggers did for “Going Green -JFI:WBB Event”.

Raw, baked, boiled, deep fried, stir-fried, steamed, sauteed, sauced and saucy - some well-treated and some veg-vandalized:), all done of course with well-intentioned love and affection. Here they are - green leafy vegetables in their glorious avatars presented in all colors of rainbow.

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Palak, Palakura, Palang, Keerai (Spinach)

Spinach-Cheese Rolls ~ from Sunita of Sunita's World
Spinach-Cheese Rolls ~ from Sunita of Sunita’s World

Money Bags Florentines with Spinach ~ from Suganya of Tasty Palettes
Money Bags Florentines with Spinach ~ from Suganya of Tasty Palettes

Palak Pakodis with Sweet and Hot Green Chutney ~ from Sharmi of Neivedyam
Palak Pakodis with Sweet and Hot Green Chutney ~ from Sharmi of Neivedyam

Nachani Kobi Palak Kabab (Ragi-Spinach Kababs)<br />
~ from Anjali of Anna Prabrahma
Nachani Kobi Palak Kabab (Ragi-Spinach Kababs) ~ from Anjali of Anna Prabrahma

Palang Saag er Chop (Spinach Cutlets) ~ from Sandeepa of Bong Mom's Cookbook
Palang Saag er Chop (Spinach Cutlets)
~ from Sandeepa of Bong Mom’s Cookbook

Spinach-Egg Cookies ~ from Tigerfish of Teczcape
Spinach-Egg Cookies ~ from Tigerfish of Teczcape

Spinach and Chicken Lasagne ~ from Meeta of What's for Lunch, Honey?
Spinach and Chicken Lasagne ~ from Meeta of What’s for Lunch, Honey?

Spinach Upma ~ from Chandrika of AkshayaPatra
Spinach Upma ~ from Chandrika of AkshayaPatra


Spinach Utappam ~ from Coffee of The Spice Cafe

Spinach, Palak, Pala Kura
Keerai Molagootal - A Spinach Stew, Blended in Coconut , Lentils and spices
~ from Soumya of Food for the Soul

Spinach and Unripe Green Mango
Spinach Mango Dal (Palakura Pullakura) ~ from Me

Sauteed Spinach with Dal ~ from Priya of Priya's Kitchen
Sauteed Spinach with Dal ~ from Priya of Priya’s Kitchen

Keera (Spinach) Sambar ~ Meera of Meera's Blog
Keera (Spinach) Sambar ~ Meera of Meera’s Blog


Spinach Moong Dal Stir-Fry (Pesara Pappu Palakoora) ~ from Mythili of Vindhu

Spinach Keerai ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Spinach Keerai ~ from Mathy of Virundhu

Cheera Urulakkizhangu Masala (Spinach and Potato) ~ from Seena of Simple and Delicious
Cheera Urulakkizhangu Masala ~ from Seena of Simple and Delicious

Keerai Masiyal (Spinach Masala) ~ from Pearlin of Purl up and Crochet
Keerai Masiyal (Spinach Masala) ~ from Pearlin of Purl up and Crochet

Keerai (Spinach) Poritha Kozhambu ~ from Sapna of Indian Monsoon
Keerai (Spinach) Poritha Kozhambu ~ from Sapna of Indian Monsoon

Keerai Side Dish ~ from Pooja of Creative Pooja
Keerai Side Dish ~ from Pooja of Creative Pooja

Palak Molaguthal for Green Lunch ~ from Deepa of Recipes N More
Palak Molaguthal for Green Lunch ~ from Deepa of Recipes N More

Lasooni Palak (Spinach Garlic Sabji) ~ from Sreelu of Sreelu's Tasty Travels
Lasooni Palak (Spinach Garlic Sabji) ~ from Sreelu of Sreelu’s Tasty Travels

Aloo Palak ~ from Anita of A Mad Tea Party
Aloo Palak ~ from Anita of A Mad Tea Party

Spinach Casserole ~ from Sukanya Ramkumar of Hot N' Sweet Bowl
Spinach Casserole ~ from Sukanya Ramkumar of Hot N’ Sweet Bowl

Spinach (Bhendi Palak) ~ from Seema of Recipe Juction
Okra Spinach (Bhendi Palak) ~ from Seema of Recipe Juction

Spinach Kadhi (Taakatli Bhaaji) ~  from Tee of Bhaatukli
Spinach Kadhi (Taakatli Bhaaji) ~ from Tee of Bhaatukli

Palak Kofta ~ from Praveena of Simply Spicy
Palak Kofta ~ from Praveena of Simply Spicy
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Soya Palak ~ from Revathi of En Ulagam
Soya Palak ~ from Revathi of En Ulagam

Palak Kadi ~ from Musical of Musical's Kitchen
Palak Kadi ~ from Musical of Musical’s Kitchen

Palak Matar Gajar Subzi ~ from Musical of Musical's Kitchen
Palak Matar Gajar Subzi ~ from Musical of Musical’s Kitchen

Palak Paneer ~ from Prema Sundar of My Cookbook
Palak Paneer ~ from Prema Sundar of My Cookbook

Palak Paneer ~ from Bharathy of Spicy Chilly
Palak Paneer ~ from Bharathy of Spicy Chilly

Palak Paneer ~ from Swapna of Swad
Palak Paneer ~ from Swapna of Swad

Spinach Pulav ~ from Shree of Annapoorna
Spinach Pulav ~ from Shree of Annapoorna

Palak Pulav ~ from Nav of Memories and Meals
Palak Pulav ~ from Nav of Memories and Meals

Spinach Raita ~ from Roopa of My Chow Chow Bhath
Spinach Raita ~ from Roopa of My Chow Chow Bhath

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Methi, Menthikura (Fresh Fenugreek Leaves)

Methi Malai Buns ~ from Bee & Jai of Jugalbandi
Methi Malai Buns ~ from Bee & Jai of Jugalbandi

Methi Pakkoda ~ from MT of Menu Today
Methi Pakkoda ~ from MT of Menu Today

Methi Aloo Sevai ~ from Suma of Veggie Platter
Methi Aloo Sevai ~ from Suma of Veggie Platter

Methi Upma ~ from Pavani of Cook's Hideout
Methi Upma ~ from Pavani of Cook’s Hideout

Methi Thelpaa ~ from Anupama of Food n More
Methi Thelpaa ~ from Anupama of Food n More

Methi Paratha with Kasuri Methi ~ from Manasi of A Cook @ Heart
Kasuri Methi Paratha and Daal Palak ~ from Manasi of A Cook @ Heart

Methi Paratha
Methi-Green Garbanzo Paratha from Sapna of Indian Monsoon

Methi Dal (Fenugreek Dal) ~ from Priya of Aahaar Vihaar
Methi Dal (Fenugreek Dal) ~ from Priya of Aahaar Vihaar

Methi Dal (Methikura Pappu) ~ from Latha of Masala Magic
Methi Dal (Methikura Pappu) ~ from Latha of Masala Magic

Methi-Dal Sabzi ~ from Ramya of Mane Adige
Methi-Dal Sabzi ~ from Ramya of Mane Adige

Methi Kela nu Shaak (Methi and Banana Curry) ~ from Richa of As Dear As Salt
Methi Kela nu Shaak (Methi and Banana Curry) ~ from Richa of As Dear As Salt

Methi n Meen (Fenugreek and Fish) ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Methi n Meen (Fenugreek and Fish) ~ from Mathy of Virundhu

Methi Biryani ~ from Rajani of Amma Cheppindi
Methi Biryani ~ from Rajani of Amma Cheppindi

Methi Rice (Menthikura Annam) ~ from Latha of Masala Magic<br />
Methi Rice (Menthikura Annam) ~ from Latha of Masala Magic

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Agathi Keerai (Hummingbird Tree Leaves)

Agaththik keerai Sodhi ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Agaththik keerai Sodhi ~ from Mathy Kandasamy of Virundhu

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Amaranth Leaves (Thotakura, Koyagura)

Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Stir-Fry) ~ from Sailaja of Sailu's Food
Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Stir-Fry) ~ from Sailaja of Sailu’s Food


Fresh Amaranth Leaves and Green Brinjals Curry
Thota kura and Poluru Vankaya Kura ~ from Me


Amaranth Dal (Thotakura Pappu) ~ from Me

Thotakura Avakaya (Amaranth-Mango Pickle) ~ from Anusharaji of Talimpu
Thotakura Avakaya (Amaranth-Mango Pickle) ~ from Anusharaji of Talimpu

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Arugula

Arugula Soup ~ from Sig of Live to Eat
Arugula Soup ~ from Sig of Live to Eat

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Arvi/Arbi/Colocasia/Taro Leaves

Patra Bajia (Stuffed Arbi/Colocasia Leaves) ~ from Pelicano of Elachi et Cetera...
Patra Bajia (Stuffed Arbi/Colocasia Leaves)
~ from Pelicano of Elachi et Cetera…

Steamed Paatra(Taro) Leaves ~ from MT of Menu Today
Steamed Paatra(Taro) Leaves ~ from MT of Menu Today

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Bachali Leaves

Dal with Bachali Aaku/Purslane Leaves/Mayalu Bhaji/Mong Toi<br />
~ from Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen
Dal with Bachali Aaku/Purslane Leaves/Mayalu Bhaji/Mong Toi
~ from Dee of Ammalu’s Kitchen

Bachali -Chana Dal in Tamarind Sauce ~ from Madhavi of My Veggie World
Bachali -Chana Dal in Tamarind Sauce ~ from Madhavi of My Veggie World

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Beetroot Greens

Dal Saag with Beet Greens and Spinach ~ from Asha of Foodie's Hope
Dal Saag with Beet Greens and Spinach ~ from Asha of Foodie’s Hope

Tambdi Bhajji with Beet Greens ~ from Vee of Past, Present and Me
Tambdi Bhajji with Beet Greens ~ from Vee of Past, Present and Me

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Bok Choy

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Cashews ~ from Smitha of Spiced for Life
Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Cashews ~ from Smitha of Spiced for Life

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Broccoli Rabe and Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) Parathas  and Saag Gobi ~ Rinku of Cooking in Westchester
Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) Parathas ~ Rinku of Cooking in Westchester

Brussels Sprouts with Coconut and Ginger ~ from Vani of Batasari
Brussels Sprouts with Coconut and Ginger ~ from Vani of Batasari

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Cabbage Sprouts, Cabbage Leaves, Cabbage

Cabbage Sprouts Thoran ~ from Annita of My Pleasure and My Treasure
Cabbage Sprouts Thoran ~ from Annita of My Pleasure and My Treasure

Kova Ilai Varai (Cabbage Leaves Stir-fry) ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Kova Ilai Varai (Cabbage Leaves Stir-fry) ~ from Mathy of Virundhu

Cabbage Pathrode ~ from Smita of Smita Serves You Right
Cabbage Pathrode ~ from Smita of Smita Serves You Right

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Celery

Celery Thokku ~ from Hema of Vegetarian Concoctions
Celery Thokku ~ from Hema of Vegetarian Concoctions

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Chard ~ Rainbow and Swiss

Rainbow Chard - Mushroom Sandwich ~ from Nupur of One Hot Stove
Rainbow Chard - Mushroom Sandwich ~ from Nupur of One Hot Stove

Red Chard Aloo Subzi ~ from Musical of Musical's Kitchen
Red Chard Aloo Subzi ~ from Musical of Musical’s Kitchen

Red Chard Aloo Stuffed Parathas ~ from Musical of Musical's Kitchen
Red Chard Aloo Stuffed Parathas ~ from Musical of Musical’s Kitchen

Swiss Chard and Spinach Blend with Paneer ~ from Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me
Swiss Chard and Spinach Blend with Paneer
~ from Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me

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Collard Greens

Collard Greens
Collard Greens “Sushi” Bites ~ from Sheela of Delectable Victuals

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Coriander/Cilantro/Dhania/Kottimera:

Spicy Spirals with Green Cilantro Chutney ~ from Manisha of Indian Food Rocks
Spicy Spirals with Green Cilantro Chutney ~ from Manisha of Indian Food Rocks

Patudi/Sambar Vadi ~ from Bhags of Crazy Curry
Patudi/Sambar Vadi ~ from Bhags of Crazy Curry

Kothamalli (Coriander) Chutney Sandwiches ~ from Nags of For the Cook in Me
Kothamalli (Coriander) Chutney Sandwiches ~ from Nags of For the Cook in Me

Spicy Coriander Chutney ~ from Swapna of Tastes from my Kitchen
Spicy Coriander Chutney ~ from Swapna of Tastes from my Kitchen

Cilantro Rice (Kottimera Annam) ~ from Suma of Veggie Platter
Cilantro Rice (Kottimera Annam) ~ from Suma of Veggie Platter

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Curry Leaves/ Karivepaku/ Karipatta

Chammanthipodi (Dried Chutney Powder) ~ from RP of My Workshop
Chammanthipodi (Dried Chutney Powder) ~ from RP of My Workshop

Karivepaku Kaaram Podi ~ from Smitha of Andhra Food Network
Karivepaku Kaaram Podi ~ from Smitha of Andhra Food Network

Curry Leaves Kudhi Menusu ~ from Mythreyee of Try this Recipe
Curry Leaves Kudhi Menusu ~ from Mythreyee of Try this Recipe


Curryleaf powder rice (Kariveppilai podi saadam ) ~ from Revathi of En-Ulagam

Curry Leaves Dal ~ from Linda of Out of the Garden
Curry Leaves Dal ~ from Linda of Out of the Garden

The Elixir of Life: Curry Leaves Infused Ganji ~ from Me
The Elixir of Life: Curry Leaves Infused Ganji (Kanji) ~ from Me

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Dill (Suwa)

Fresh Dill (Suwa)
Fresh Dill - Ridge Gourd Curry (Suwa~Turai Curry) ~ from Me

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Drumstick Leaves (Murungai, Munagakaya Aaku)

Whole Wheat Dosai with Murungai Leaves  ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Whole Wheat Dosai with Murungai Leaves
~ from Mathy Kandasamy of Virundhu

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Kaffir Lime Leaves:

Lime Leaves Powder with Kaffir Lime Leaves ~ from Priya of Live to Cook
Lime Leaves Powder with Kaffir Lime Leaves ~ from Priya of Live to Cook

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Kale Greens

Kale Greens and White Beans in Tomato Gravy ~ from the Cooker of The Cooker
Kale Greens and White Beans in Tomato Gravy ~ from the Cooker of The Cooker

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Mint/Pudina

Pudina Chutney ~ from Manju of Me, Myself and More
Pudina Chutney ~ from Manju of Me, Myself and More

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Mixed Greens (Salad Greens):

Spring Garden Salad from Homegrown Greens ~ from Bee&Jai of Jugalbandi
Spring Garden Salad from Homegrown Greens ~ from Bee&Jai of Jugalbandi

Saundhe Aloo with Pale bhaji (Mixed Greens with Potatoes) ~ from Anjali of Anna Parabrahma
Saundhe Aloo with Pale bhaji (Mixed Greens with Potatoes) ~
from Anjali of Anna Parabrahma

Fresh Herb Salad with Halloumi Cheese ~ from Reena of Spices of Kerala
Fresh Herb Salad with Halloumi Cheese ~ from Reena of Spices of Kerala

Lisa's Chicken Ceaser Salad ~ from Sajeda of Chachi's Kitchen
Lisa’s Chicken Ceaser Salad ~ from Sajeda of Chachi’s Kitchen


Salad Synergy for Spring : Salad Greens and Boiled Peanuts ~ from Me

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Mustard Greens/Sarson/Avaalu

Sarson Ka Saag ~ From Coffee of The Spice Cafe
Sarson Ka Saag ~ From Coffee of The Spice Cafe

Mutton pieces and Chana dal in Mustard Greens Gravy ~ From Ayesha of Experimenting on Tastebuds
Mutton pieces and Chana dal in Mustard Greens Gravy
~ From Ayesha of Experimenting on Tastebuds

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Neem Leaves (Vepa Aakulu)


Homemade Neem-Clove Tooth Powder ~ From Me

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Ponnanganni, Ponnaganti Kura (Water Amaranth, Gudrisag)

Ponnanganni Varai ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Ponnanganni Varai ~ from Mathy of Virundhu

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Radish Greens (Mooli Patte)

Mooli Patte ki bhurji (Radish Greens Curry) ~ from Dumela of Fusion Food
Mooli Patte ki bhurji (Radish Greens Curry) ~ from Dumela of Fusion Food

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Spring Onions

Spring Onion and Carrot Thoran ~ from Kitchen Fairy of Secret of Taste
Spring Onion and Carrot Thoran
~ from Kitchen Fairy of Secret of Taste

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Tandulka Leaves

Tandulkyachi Bhaji (Tandulka curry) ~ from Madhuli of My Food Court
Tandulkyachi Bhaji (Tandulka curry) ~ from Madhuli of My Food Court

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Vallarai (Pennuwort Leaves)

Vallarai Sambal ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Vallarai Sambal ~ from Mathy Kandasamy of Virundhu

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Water Spinach (Kong Xin Cai, Kang Kung)

Water Spinach (Kong Xin Cai) ~ from Pepper of Frugal Cuisine
Water Spinach (Kong Xin Cai) ~ from Pepper of Frugal Cuisine

Kang Kung(Water Spinach) Mallung ~ from Mathy of Virundhu
Kang Kung(Water Spinach) Mallung ~ from Mathy of Virundhu

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I thank Nandita of Saffron Trail for giving me the opportunity to host and combine the WBB Event with JFI on this special anniversary occasion. Thanks to everyone for participating in this event with great interest and enthusiasm. Meet you all again for June Jackfruit Jihva at Bee and Jai’s Jugalbandi.

Found a green gem that you like? Please click on the photo or title to visit and share your joy with the participant food blogger. I am sure they would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!

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Aloo Dum (Baby Potatoes in Masala Sauce)

Thanks to the weird, spring like weather we have in this part of the world, the baby potatoes, which usually appear in market during spring and early summer, are on the market for sale in February. Rulli Brothers, the local Italian grocery shop had a sale going on baby potatoes last weekend. A pound of potatoes for one and half dollars and we could hand pick them from the pile. That’s a change from the usual prepackaged stuff. I picked out two pounds of tiny, key-lime sized baby reds, thinking they would be perfect for ‘Aloo dum’. Every home cook/chef of experience has few dishes in their repertoire, which they are certain about the outcome and happy to prepare and serve. Mine, among other things is, Indian restaurant style Aloo Dum. Baby potatoes cooked in an unforgettable flavorful sauce - the kind of dish that makes you swoon with its rich and satisfying goodness.

Recipe:

The preparation is three step. First boil the baby potatoes until they are just tender. Roast and grind the spices, the vegetables and the nuts for masala sauce. Combine and cook them together. The whole preparation takes about 30 to 45 minutes, if you have everything at hand.:) And the main chunk of it is of course to wait for the potatoes to boil.

Ingredients:

12 tiny baby potatoes
For Sauce- veggies
4 medium sized ripe tomatoes, each cut into four quarters
1 medium sized red onion or 4 shallots cut into big chunks
¼ cup finely chopped coriander
1×1 inch piece of fresh ginger
2 big garlic cloves
Nuts
½ cup cashews
¼ cup fresh grated coconut
Dry masala
6 dried red chillies
1 teaspoon coriander seeds & cumin
½ teaspoon peppercorns
3 small cinnamon sticks and cloves
1 star anise
for popu/tadka
2 teaspoons of peanut oil
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds, cumin and some curry leaves

½ tsp of turmeric
Salt to taste

The list is long, but checkout the photo of ingredients together. It’s not much, is it?

Preparation:

Preparation is as I mentioned above, boil, roast-sauté-grind and cook.

Boil the potatoes until they are just fork-tender. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the skin. Prick them with a fork in multiple sites and keep them aside.

Gather the listed ingredients for masala sauce, ready on hand on a big plate. Heat an iron skillet and proceed like this.

1. Roast dry masala ingredients, for few minutes, until they release their smell. Remove them from the skillet and keep aside.
2. Roast cashews, then fresh grated coconut for few minutes. Remove them from the skillet and keep aside.
3. Roast ginger and garlic for few minutes. Remove them from the skillet and keep aside.
4. Finally heat one teaspoon of oil and roast onion and tomatoes for few minutes.

Let them cool down little bit. When they are cool enough to touch, put them in a blender. Add half glass of water and half teaspoon of salt. Grind them into smooth paste.

Cook: Heat one teaspoon of peanut oil in a big wide pan or kadai. Toast the popu ingredients (mustard seeds, cumin and curry leaves) until they start to splutter. Add the grinded masala paste and another half to one glass of water. Stir in turmeric. Taste and add salt if needed. Add baby potatoes. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Finally stir in finely chopped cilantro and serve.

My Kitchen Notes:
Don’t forget to prick the potatoes, so that they can absorb the sauce.
Onions - avoid yellow onion and go with shallots or red onions
If you want, you can also stir in cream/yogurt at the end.


Aloo Dum and Chapatis

Check out another version of Aloo dum from Lera of Myriad Tastes.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Potato, Cashews, Coconut (Fresh), Baby Potatoes (Monday February 27, 2006 at 9:45 am- permalink)
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Indian Spices

Six essential spices for Indian cooking.

Indian Spices - Coriander Seeds, Cumin, Black Peppercorn, Cloves, Cinnamon, Star Anise
Coriander Seeds, Cumin, Black Peppercorn, Cloves, Indian Cinnamon, Star Anise

Recipe.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients, Indian Kitchen (Sunday February 26, 2006 at 3:16 pm- permalink)
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