Beetroot Poriyal Fry Recipe | Flavour Diary | Side Dish | Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes

beetroot fry poriyal recipe

Today's recipe is simple stir fry and a good source of fiber and iron. Betroot Fry/Poriyal is a simple stir fry of grated beetroot  with spices and coconut .This beetroot fry best goes along with rice or roti/chapati.
You might be interested in other Beetroot recipes like 
Beetroot Lassi
Beetroot Kesari
Beetroot Pakoda

Video is coming up soon .....


Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10min
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 2-3 people
1 cup = 250ml


Ingredients

Beetroot - 2 medium
Fresh Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Oil- 2 tablespoons
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1 medium

Green Chillies/Hari Mirchi - 2 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon ( to taste)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 10 
Chana Dal - 1 tablespoon( i skipped this and its optional)



Directions

In a pan add oil and once it is hot add cumin seeds/jeera and chana dal.
Once chana dal change color add chopped onion and green chilli.
Stir until onion becomes transparent. Once onion is transparent add grated beetroot and stir fry until it beetroot is almost cooked.
Add turmeric,chilli powder, Salt and stir well.
Add  fresh grated coconut and stir well. Cover cook and stir in between until coconut and beetrooot is cooked well. 
Serve hot with rice or roti/chapati.


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Aloo Paneer Curry(Without Tomato)

Potato Dry Curry

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Super Easy Mirchi Ka Salan

3 leaf Chutney

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Beetroot Kesari Sheera Recipe | Beetroot recipes | Flavour Diary | Indian Food

Beetroot kesari recipe


Today's recipe is a bit interesting with a twist in original kesari recipe. Kesari is a South Indian sweet dish which is commonly made with rava (semolina) ,kesar(saffron) and sugar and for some crunch dry fruits are added.This is one of the quickest and easy dessert to make.You can also check my Pineapple Kesari which is sweet and tart (katta meetha) in taste.
This recipe is adapted from Asheescookbook  and made few changes. Ashee has successfully completed 2 years of blogging and has a beautiful captured yummy recipes.Do visit her for yummy tasting recipes.
Check out the ingredients and steps below ... and if you enjoy watching the making then click on the video below.



Level: Easy
Total Time: 20-30
Serves: 3-6
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml
Adapted from here

Ingredients

1 cup Sooji / Rava / Semolina
1 small Beetroot 
1/4 cup Ghee
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Water
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
10-12 Cashew nuts

Directions

Peel and roughly chop and grind beetroot to paste.
In a pan add beetroot paste, water and sugar and bring it to boil and cook for 2-3 mins.
In a pan add ghee and fry the cashews and then add semolina/rava and fry for 3 to 5 mins until rava slightly changes colour.
Add little by little roasted rava/sooji, cashew mixture to the boiling beetroot water and mix well until no lumps are formed and cook for a minute or two until mixture comes together.
Sprinkle cardamom powder mix well. Cover lid & turn off heat then leave it for min. 
easy beetroot kesari recipe




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Aloo Paneer Curry without Tomatoes recipe | Flavour Diary | Indian Vegetarian Curry


Paneer is fresh cheese made with two ingredients (milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and is commonly used cheese in south Asia. Paneer is excellent source of proteins and this can be consumed in any form sweet or spicy. 
Today's recipe is bit different from regular paneer recipe as we are not using tomatoes instead we are using sesame seeds and desiccated coconut for gravy. Its easy to make but needs little patience for frying and grinding the ingredients. This curry best goes with roti/chapati/naan or any flavoured rice. Check out the ingredients and steps below ... and if you enjoy watching the making then click on the video below.






You might be interested in other Paneer recipes like 

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15min
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 3-4 people
1 cup = 250ml


Ingredients

Butter- 2 tablespoons
Oil- 2 tablespoons
Paneer- 300gm
Aloo/Potato - 3 medium
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander for garnish

Spices:
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander Cumin Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon ( to taste)
Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste



For grinding:
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1 medium
Sesame Seeds/Til - 1 tablespoon
Desiccated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies/Hari Mirchi - 2 
Water - 1/2 cup



Directions

Onion Coconut Paste:
In a add a teaspoon of oil and add roughly chopped onion.
Once onion turns transparent then add sesame seeds and fry for few seconds until it start changing colour. Add chopped green chilli and dessicated coconut and fry until coconut changes colour.Take off from the fire.
Let the mixture cools down and transfer it to blender and add 1/2 cup of water and blend it to smooth paste.

Steps for curry:
In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of oil and once it is hot add paneer and fry them until it turn golden brown on both sides and keep it a side.
Then add potato and fry until it changes the colour and keep it a side.
In the same pan add butter and then add Onion Coconut paste, turmeric and ginger garlic paste and fry until the curry comes together.
Add water, fried potato, fried paneer and all the spices under spice list. Mix well and cook on medium heat with lid covered.Stir in between and turn of the heat and enjoy hot with roti/flavoured rice/naan.



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Easy Chicken Fry Recipe | Chicken Recipes | Nonveg Side dish | Flavour Diary

easy indian chicken fry recipe


Today's recipe is simple easy and tastes delicious and is best with Rice, sambar or rasam. If you are lazy cook like me then you always find something or other on net to cook in no time and tastes delicious. Few months back Rafeeda from Bigsweettooth posted a easiest chicken fry, by seeing the word easiest i thought that is my type of recipe and someday i should give it a try. So here is the recipe for easiest and simple chicken fry.


Level: Easy
Total Time: 30
Serves: 2-4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml
Adapted from here

Ingredients

500gm chicken, cut into medium pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder (to taste)
½ tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil
1 large onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp ghee/ butter
Salt to taste

Directions

Wash and pat dry the chicken. Rub in the powders and salt and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and saute the onions with a pinch of salt till golden brown.
Add in the chicken and toss well.
Cook on low flame for around 15 minutes or till the chicken is almost cooked, stirring occasionally.
Add in the ghee/ butter and fry till dry.
Serve hot with rice

#Easychickenfry   is going to be part of #MFBC 


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Eggless Butter less Chocolate Cake Recipe | Flavour Diary

Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cake

Easy and Simple to make Chocolate Cake with No Eggs and No Butter going in and needs no special equipment for making it. Check out ingredients and procedure in written below or simple click on the video below.

I adapted this recipe from my blogger friend Sujata dee blogging at BatterupwithSujata  . She has got whole lot of wonderful healthy recipes in her blog ...if you are health conscious or want to include some healthy ingredients in your diet then do check out her blog.


You might be interested in other Chocolate recipes like
Whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread
Chickpea Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Sponge Cake
Eggless Whole Wheat Ragi Chocolate Cake
Butterless Chocolate Cake





Serves: 12
Level: Moderate
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40-50
Ingredients

For Cake.....
All-purpose flour/Maida  - 360gms
Sugar  - 280gms
Unsweetened cocoa powder   - 30 gms
Warm Milk  - 500ml

Oil  - 250 ml
Vinegar - 2 tablespoons
Baking powder - 1  teaspoon
Baking soda 
Vanilla essence  - 2 teaspoons


Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .Grease and flour 9 inch, round, cake pan; cover bottoms with waxed paper.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients ;flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside. 
  • Mix Milk and Vinegar and keep a side.
  • In a large bowl, whisk in Oil and sugar.
  •  Add Flour and Milk mixture alternatively and vanilla essence to the Oil sugar mixture and beat until well incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in Center comes out clean.
  • Cool pan on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove cakes to cool completely.

eggless butterless easy chocolate cake


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Prawn Veg Pulao | Jhinga pulao | royyala Pulao | Rice Recipes

prawn veg pulao jhinga pulao

Looking for some easy,quick and one pot meal for lazy days then this Prawn veg pulao is one good option to opt for. This pulao has goodnees of both veggies and non veg and some spices which completely flavours up the rice. Prawn Veg pulao is completely different in taste compared to Prawn Biryani. You can also try my Hyderabadi style Prawn Parda dum Biryani.Prawn Veg pulao can be served  raita or with less spicy curry. Dig into the ingredients and steps for making a yummy rice dish.
This recipe is adapted and changed a bit to taste from my blogger friend Alka dee who blogs at culinaryxpress . If you want to explore odia cuisine then surely  her page has lot of mouthwatering recipes to look up for, which she has beautifully presented. 

You might be interested in other rice recipes like

Jeera/Cumin Rice
Ginger Lime/lemon Rice
Dry fruit Fried Rice
Hyderabadi Mutton Tahari
Chicken Fried Rice
Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani


Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15min
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 3-4 people
1 cup = 250ml

Adapted from here

Ingredients

Basmati Rice: 1 1/2 cup
Water: 2 1/4 cups
Prawns: 400gm
Mixed Veggies: 1/2 cup ( i used carrots, peas, corn)
Tomato: 1 medium
Onion: 1 medium
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon
Green Chillies split: 2
Lemon Juice : 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee: 3 tablespoons
Fresh Coriander/kotimir chopped: 1/4th cup
Fresh Mint: 20 leaves


Powdered Spices:
Coriander/Dhaniya Powder: 1 teaspoon
Cumin/Jeera Powder: 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder:  1 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Whole spices:
Cumin seeds/Shahi jeera: 
Cinnanom stick: 1 inch
Cardamom pods / Elachi: 3
Cloves/Laung: 4



Directions

Wash and soak the rice for 20-30 mins.
Wash and Chop up the veggies and keep a side.
Wash and clean the prawns and marinate it with salt and turmeric.

In a pan add 1 tablespoon of oil/ghee and saute the prawns for 10 secs on each side and keep prawns aside.
In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of oil/ghee and add all the whole spices under the whole spice list and saute for 20secs.
Now add green chillies, onion cut length wise and saute until it turn light brown and then add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell is gone from ginger garlic.
Add finely chopped veggies, tomato ,salt, spices under powder spices list and fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
Add water,lemon juice chopped coriander,mint and bring to boil. Do the taste test and adjust salt and spice level and then add rice.
Cover and cook on low flame 10 to 12 mins until water is nearly disappearing then add fried prawns and cook the rice when completely done.
Serve hot along with raita or some less spice curry.


Prawn Jhinga Royyala Pulao




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    Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe | Flavour Diary | Baking

    whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe

    Few days back we went for Glamping along with 4 other families and it was too much fun. Glamping is like camping with luxurious accommodation with your kitchen in between the nature...far from city. Glamping in scotland is always a worth try if you are on visit to scotland, even though we are in scotlan from past 3 yrs we never got a chance to have this experience. 
    Usually glamping sites are far from city and we have to prepack  some snacks, cooking items before we reach there.... its fun to cook along with your friends and feed the family in between the woods. When we were back we had lot of left over snacks and some fruits and few of my bananas were fully ripen. You know best ripen bananas are best for baking and have you checked my Super Moist Whole Wheat Banana bread and this time my over ripen bananas are flavoured with chocolate.
    Todays recipe is adapted from blogger friend  Rafeeda who blogs at "Big Sweet tooth", she has recently crossed 1000 recipes in her blog and yes seriously 1000 in quite small period of span and this is really inspiring. So here is her Chocolate banana bread recipe which i tweaked a bit to taste.
    You might be interested in other cake recipes like
    Eggless Vanilla Cake


    Level: Easy
    Prep Time: 15min
    Bake time: 50-60 mins
    Make: 1 loaf
    1 cup = 250ml

    Adapted from here

    Ingredients

    Whole Wheat Flour (chapatti atta): 1 3/4 cups
    Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup
    Overripe Banana: 3
    Large Eggs: 2
    Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup (add according to taste)
    Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon
    Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Baking Soda: 1/4 teaspoon
    Vanilla Extract : 1 teaspoons
    Butter: 110gm (Melted)
    Salt a pinch

    Optional Toppings:
    Nutella: 3 tablespoons
    Chopped Nuts( I used Cashews)

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 375º F (180º C). Grease the loaf pan with butter and line pan with parchment paper and butter it again the parchment. 
    In a bowl mash the bananas, then mix butter,eggs, and vanilla together until well combined. 
    In another bowl add whole wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder,baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder.
     in banana mix and carefully mix it until well combined.
    Pour the banana batter into the loaf pan and add your favourite toppings. 
    Either added Nutella on top and swirled around with butter knife.and add chopped floured nuts on top.
    Now bake the bread for about 40 mins and cover with foil and bake for more 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick pricked it should come out clean.
    Let the bread cools down completely then slice and serve.


    whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe





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    Gawar palli Gosht ki sabji | Cluster Beans Mutton Curry | Goruchikkudu Mamusam Kura | Non veg recipes | Indian Food

    Cluster Beans Gawar Mutton Lamb Indian Curry

    Today's recipe is simple easy and tastes delicious and is best with Roti and Rice. I love adding lamb to variety of veggies to give extra kick to veg curries and different taste to regular ones. But i add lamb to veg curries once in a while as family is not found of nonveg that much.
    Check out the simple ingredients and easy steps for cooking this deliciousness.Video for this is coming very soon...



    Level: Easy
    Total Time: 40
    Serves: 2-4
    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml


    Ingredients

    Lamb : 250 gm(boneless)
    Cluster Beans /Gawar ki palli /Goruchikkudu: 250 gm
    Onion: 1 medium( 100gm)
    Tomatoes: 1 (100gm)
    Oil: 2 tablespoons
    Fenugreek Leaves/Meethi : 1/4th cup
    Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Turmeric Powder: 1/4th teaspoon
    Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
    Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon
    Salt to taste
    Chopped coriander for garnish

    Directions

    In pressure cooker add lamb, chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt,oil and 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Set aside and let it cool completely. 
    Now add tomato , fenugreek leaves to lamb and cook until tomatoes are mushy and then add cluster beans mix well and cover the lid and cook for 10-15 mins until beans are cook completely.
     Stir in between, add water if required (i added 1/2 cup) and cook until beans are cooked. 
    Now add garam masala powder and chopped corainder leaves and cook for another 2 to 3 mins. 
    Serve hot with roti/rice

    #ClusterBeansMuttonCurry   is going to be part of #MFBC 



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    Pav Bhaji | Vegetarian | Indian Street Food | Flavour Diary

    pav bhaji recipe

    Pav Bhaji is Mumbai's popular street food which is popular across all over India. Pav is Indian bread which is similar to buns and Bhaji is nothing but a combo of various seasonal veggies and some spices. Pav Bhaji is deliciously yummy and is more than a snack and can be served for breakfast or light lunch/dinner. Today's recipe is basic version and easy to make and requires few basic ingredients.
    Its been a month i have posted any recipe and even today i thought i wouldn't be able to do because of activities going on and i am unable to give time to my little diary and some how i made it at last . With no blah blah further check out how to make famous indian street food....yum


    Level: Easy
    Total Time: 40
    Serves: 4-6
    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml


    Ingredients


    Pressure Cook:
    Potatoes : 2 large
    Green peas: 1/2 cup
    Tomatoes: 2 large
    Salt to taste

    For masala
    Butter: 2 to 3 tablespoons
    Onion: 1 large
    Capsicum: 1 medium
    Ginger Garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
    Chilli powder: 1/2 teaspoon
    Turmeric Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
    Paav Bhaji Masala powder: 1 1/2 tablespoons
    Salt to taste
    Red edible colour (optional i skipped it)
    Water as required

    For serving
    Lemons wedges
    Chopped onions
    Chopped Coriander
    Butter


    Pav(buns): 6-8

    Chopped coriander for garnish

    Directions

    In pressure cooker add all the ingredients under pressure cook section and here for 4 to 5 whistles. Set aside and let it cool completely. Mash the veggies very well.
    In a pan add 3tbsps butter add onions and fry until onions turn transparent. Now add ginger garlic paste and cook until raw smell of ginger is gone.
    Now add finely chopped capsicum, turmeric and cook for 2 or 3 mins.
    Now add the mashed pulp into the pan and now add Chilli powder,Paav Bhaji Masala powder,Salt, Red Food colour and water as required and mix it evenly and cook on low flame and cook for another 5 to 8 mins until desired consistency. And your Bhaji ready to serve.

    Serving 
    Slit the pav(bun) in half horizontally leaving the edges.
    Apply butter on both slit sides and toast it on pan on both sides.
    In a plate place toasted pav(bun), prepared Bhaji and garnish with chopped onion, coriander, butter and server along with some lemon wedges.


    #PavBhaji  is going to be part of #MFBC under #RamadanMemories





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