Thursday, May 22, 2008

Veggie Recipes With Rice

spicy okraFew of my gourmet friends suggested me to put up some veggie dishes, which they can eat with rice, for lunch or dinner. So here's some really easy to prepare and great to taste veg dishes for you all. Enjoy!

Steamed Spinach:

You need: Spinach(chopped), black pepper, mustard oil, green chillies 3/4, poppy seed paste(we call it posto in Bengali), coconut(shredded).

Procedure: Boil the spinach properly after cleaning it. Drain the excess water. Heat mustard oil and add black pepper and chillies. Now add the spinach and saute for a while. When it becomes soft, add the poppy seed paste and shredded coconut. Saute for a while and remove from heat. Add little mustard oil on top and serve with steamed rice.


Spicy Okra(Masala Bhindi)

You need: 1 kg fresh okra(bhindi), mustard oil or any cooking oil, 1 large onion(sliced), 2/3 large tomatoes(sliced), 1 tsp cumin seeds, 6 garlic cloves(minced), 1 tsp coriander powder(or chopped coriander), 2 green chillies(chopped), salt to taste.

Procedure: Heat oil in a shallow pan and add the cumin seeds. Fry for a while. Add the onion slices, minced garlic, and green chillies and saute, until the onions turn golden brown. Now add the chopped okras(bhindi) and mix well. Add the coriander powder and light fry for few minutes. Add the tomato slices and cook for another 5 minutes. When you see that the okras are cooked and fried completely, remove from heat. You can eat this with rice, chapati or parathas.

Eggplant(brinjal) and Yogurt Curry

rice and eggplant
You need: 1 big or medium size eggplant, mustard 1 big tsp, poppy seed 1 tsp, yogurt 2 big tsp, red chilli powder 1 tsp, salt to taste, cooking oil, sugar to taste.

Procedure: Cut the eggplant(brinjal) into small cubes and fry lightly in a shallow pan. Keep aside. Now add two tsp oil in the pan and saute the mustard seed paste and poppy seed paste. Add the chilli powder and yogurt. Saute for a while. Now add the eggplant cubes, salt and sugar to taste. Cook for few minutes and serve hot with rice or chapati.

More veggie recipes to come next!

15 comments:

Srivalli said...

All of them sound wonderful!...thanks for sharing..

Grace said...

i can't understand why so many people are afraid of okra! it's so delicious if it's prepared properly--they're really missing out! eh, more for us, right? :)

Swati Raman Garg said...

umm.. all r unique haan .. cool yaar 3 in one...

Faery said...

I love vegetables and the curry sound delicous, I prepare curry sometimes love curry too althoug I am not an expert making food of your country
The smothie on this page is one of my favorites :9

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Indranee the veggie recipes are great..being a vegetarian myself I am thrilled..will look forward to more as you promised :))

Sangeeth said...

first time in ur blog...lovely recipes...:)

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi First time to ur blog....Loved all ur recipes. Veggie recipe with rice looks so good.

Uma said...

those are mouth-watering recipes. Yummmy! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. You have a wonderful blog too.

Sagari said...

nice recipes ,yummyyyy

Meera said...

I am visiting your blog for the first time. You have a wonderful blog here with all nice recipes.

Anisheetu said...

First time to ur blog... u have very good yummy collection...

Dhanya said...

Looks Yummy. Can't wait to try it.
Thank you.