side dish for rice

Tuna fish fry Chura Fish Fry nadan rethiyil varuthathu

An Amazing Tuna Fish Fry That Can Be Served As A Snack Or Side Dish With Rice. This Is Easy To Prepare And Tastes Yummy. Most Americans can benefit from eating more fish, and tuna fish makes increasing your intake easy. The omega-3 fats in tuna may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. A 3-ounce portion of fresh yellowfin tuna provides 89 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and 13 milligrams

Bread Fruit Masala Recipe

Bread fruit is a flowering tree in the mulbery family. It contains protein,dietary fibre,vitamin B12,B6, and vitamin C. It has starchy flesh that makes it perfect for this curry. It can be roasted or baked other than this masala. This is little sweety ,so i like to make it spicy. Breadfruit masala goes well with rice. This is my mother’s recipe. Ingredients Breadfruit-200gm Green chilly-3 Shallots-10 nos Grated coconut-1 cup


Capsicum besan subzi is a Maharashtrian style dry side dish which can be served along with rice or with chapati/ roti.  It is very easy to make and makes use of very few ingredients.  Eaten raw, bell peppers are sweet and crunchy but becomes soft on cooking.  Bell pepper / capsicum with a great blend of spices, makes a very enjoyable side dish.  This can be a complement with any dish.


Turkey berry is called as sundakkai is Tamil.  It can be cooked as such or dried and used.  Here I have made use of dried sundakkai.  Turkey berry contains all essential nutrients and minerals which are helpful in preventing and curing diseases.  It is better to have fresh sundakkai than the dried ones.  You can prepare sambar with fresh sundakka.  It has the ability to kill germs and also helps

Chhattisgarh Mango Chutney Recipe

Preparation Time: 8 Mins Cooking Time: 2-3 Mins Mango chutney is one of the famous and side food dish in summer all over India. Main hero of the dish is raw mango. Every state has different style of preparing it. I am using Chhattisgarh style of preparing Mango chutney. It is a very simple and easy recipe. We generally eat it with rice but you can have it with pratha

Seyal Suran Patata Recipe

  Hi again, foodie buddies. Today’s recipe is one of my personal favorites. Seyal Suran Patata is a Sindhi recipe. Suran means yam and patata means potatoes, whereas, seyal is a method of cooking. Seyal recipes have onion based gravies. The onion is caramelised for golden brown colored gravy. Very little water is used to cook these recipes.they pair up well with both rotis and rice. Personally, I like seyal

paavakka kichedi (bitter guard) Recipe

Bitter guard kichedi is a traditional dish in Kerala. It is a side dish for sadya. Normally people don’t like to prepare because of bitterness. But I am guaranteed that there is no bitter taste like other recipes of bitter guard. Easy to make and healthy dish. Bitter guard kichedi is made of coconut and yoghurt(curd).   Ingredients  Bitter  guard medium size-1 Grated coconut-1/2 cup curd-1 cup green chilly-2 curry

Mango Pachadi Recipe

Mango pachadi is an easy to make side dish .We can make it differently. During summer, if  we don’t have any vegetables to cook,this is the easiest dish to make.In Tamilnadu mango pachadi is the must for the new year celebration as i heard. If you don’t like the raw taste of mango you can cook in a low flame for 2-3 minutes.If you cook more than that the taste


Today, I am sharing a very tasty and easy to make curry for rice which is made with snake gourd.  I have already shared the recipe of snake gourd curry, which was a Kerala style preparation but today’s recipe is a different one.  Here the spices and coconut is roasted and the curry is made.  This gives a nice flavor and taste to the curry.  Now to the recipe Ingredients

egg bhurji

Today, I am sharing an easy to make egg recipe – egg bhurji or mutta upperi as we call in Malayalam.  It is very easy to make and can be served for breakfast or for dinner.  I made it for lunch and served it along with pepper rasam.  Now, to the recipe.. Ingredients required eggs – 2 onion – 1 green chilly tomato  – 1 ginger  – one small piece

pepper rasam

Pepper rasam is a very popular South Indian delicacy.  Though I am not a big fan of rasam, nor do I prepare it very often, but this is one such dish which tastes great with steamed rice.  Pour a teaspoon of ghee and it tastes yumm… Moreover this is a best medicine to cure cold and fever.  I usually grind the masala for rasam in mortar and pestle, but you

vazhakkai varuval

Vazhakkai varuval is a very tasty side dish for rice.  Vazhakkai is a tamil word which means plantain.  Here raw plantain is made use of for making this dish.  As I told you before, this is a very tasty side dish.  I was very lazy to prepare an elaborate lunch, so made an easy lunch with pepper rasam, egg burji and some vazhakkai poriyal.  It was a very yummy combination,

beans potato mezhukkupuratti

Today’s recipe is yet another easy side dish for rice made with a mixture of beans and potato.  This is a best way to make use of all the left over vegetables.  When ever I buy vegetables, I usually keep few beans, potatoes, carrots aside so that I can make use of it while making vegetable biryani, but some remains unused and then I chop all the left over vegetables

chena stir fry

Chena mezhukkupuratti is a healthy stir fry made with chena / suran / yam.  This is one of my favorite side dish for rice but one dish which no body likes in my family. But I make it very often and have it with some curd rice.  This is a very healthy and tasty dish.  This tastes great with papad and moru kootan.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Chena

kadai paneer

Today’s recipe is another paneer based dish which is served as a sidedish for roti which all of you might be well aware of – Kadai paneer.  The name is “kadai paneer” derived from the way it is cooked.  In India, kadai means a “wok”, not like a Chineese wok, Indian wok is much deeper.  Among the many paneer recipes available, paneer butter masala, matar paneer, kadai paneer and palak paneer are

Coconut rice / Thenga sadam

Thengai sadam / coconut rice is a very tasty rice variety from South India.  Variety rice are always an interesting change from kootan and upperi.  It is easy to prepare and can be served with a simple side dish like potato roast.  This is one such dish which can be prepared during busy morning hours.  The flavor of this rice comes from the roasted coconut and the addition of cashews

payar mezhukkupuratti

Achinga payar mezhukkupuratti / long beans stir fry is a very commonly made side dish for lunch.  It is a very healthy and tasty side dish which can be easily prepared for lunch. Achinga payar is a Malayalam word for long beans.   Coming to the health benefits, long beans are low in fat content, is an excellent source of protein, fiber, folic acid and complex carbohydrates.  The addition of

Poricha kuzhambu

Poricha Kuzhambu is a classic tamil Brahmin recipe.  This can be made with vegetables like brinjal, snake gourd, drumstick, pumpkin or chow chow.  This is a recipe which is similar to the molakushyam which is very famous in Kerala cuisine.  This recipe contains a combination of lentils with vegetables.  The vegetables can be used alone or combined with other vegetables.  This can be served with any poriyal or pachadi of

podalangai parippu usili

Paruppu usili is a popular iyengar dish which is made with lentils and vegetables.  Usili is usually made with vegetables like cabbage, banana flower , cluster beans and so on.  I have always wanted to make usili and today, I made it using snakegourd.  I had plans to make usili using cabbage but I had cooked cabbage yesterday and didn’t want to repeat the same today.  So tried with snakegourd

parippu thoran

Thoran is served as a side dish for rice along with sambar or any other curry.  Thoran can be made with various vegetables, like beans, long beans, okra, potato, and so many other vegetables.  Parippu thoran is made with toor dal and it goes wvery well with rice and other dishes. Though this thoran can be served with any curry like theeyal, moru curry and so on but usually, I