Stuffed Kerala Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Stuffed Karela

This is one amazing dish, however people have pre-conceived notion “Karela” implies bitterness and not good in taste. I must add it has an acquired taste. Stuffed Karela” aka “Bitter Groud” or “Bharwan Karela” is something that is made with perfect combination of spices and stuffing, which gives its unique taste. The crispy surface and delicious stuffing makes it a desirable dish. As a child I hated the sight of it, but gradually over the time developed the taste for this and now its one of my favourite vegetable. You can have this as a perfect side dish with any meal. My take on Step by Step recipe of Stuffed Karela  is shown below.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Marination time: 1-1.5 hour

Serving: 5

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Bhindi Do Pyaza Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Bhindi Do Pyaza

If you are an Okra lover, you must have heard of “Bhindi Do Pyaza”, but in case you are outside indian subcontinent, this is one you must try. Exceptionally easy to make, ready in minutes and tastes nothing less than Fabulous!!!

As the name suggests “Do Pyaza” means amount of Onion added here is double the normal curry i.e. Bhindi Masala.  Below is “Step by Step Bhindi Do Pyaza recipe”, which I hope you will find useful. You can also make other Do Pyaza recipes like Paneer Do Pyaza, Chicken Do Pyaza, Mutton Do Pyaza, etc which are similar variants of this recipe.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serving: 4-5

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Dry Bhindi Masala Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com by Meenu Gupta

Bhindi / Okra Masala

Bhindi Masala (भिन्डी मसाला) or Okra masala  is a delicious and easy to make recipe for all Okra / Ladyfinger lovers. It is really quick and requires basic cooking skills, which means anybody can try their hands on. This recipe is North Indian / Punjabi version and very similar to what you find in a dhaba / roadside eatry or restaurant. This easy recipe has dry texture and is made by shallow frying okra in onion and common curry spices / masala. The detailed step by step pictorial recipe below explains how to make this bhindi masala easily at home. These are best served with chapatties or indian bread.

These are great source of Calcium, Magnesium, and fibre.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 4

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com by Menenu Gupta

paneer bhurji recipe

How many times it has happened with you that either you do not have nicely shaped / cubes of paneer or you do not elaborate set up (or time) of making ravishing paneer dish?

Paneer bhurji (पनीर भुर्जी) is a delightful and spicy paneer dish which is quick and easy to make with ingredients that you will normally have in your kitchen. Paneer bhurji is made from crumbled paneer simmered in spicy tomato gravy. It tastes great with roti, paratha or even you can have it with a regular toast bread. It also makes a good stuffing for dosa and vegetable frankie / kathi rolls. Normally I make Paneer Bhurji  from my home made paneer, which is left after cutting portions for other paneer dishes.

You can find its few variants, some are dry paneer bhurji, some with gravy, some with or with out onion. The following step by step recipe is for dry version using onion, however by all means it can be made with out onion. It is one side dish that you will find easily on an indian dhaba.

Preparation time : 5 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Serving : 4

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Easy Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao / pulav or Pilaf  (वेजीटेबल पुलाव) is one of the most common rice dish that is made in Indian homes very so often. Being among common dish on the menu for parties or celebrations, it is an easy one pot recipe in which rice are cooked with simple vegetables. As with any recipe, the success lies in how much your guests love it. This recipe of mine has always been popular for about a decade now. 

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cooking time : 25 minutes

Serving : 6

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