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Veg Frankie Or Veg Roll

Yesterday’s dinner…I was very skeptical when making this thinking I may have to make dosa or idly for my husband…he hates all these fancy cooking…even though this is not fancy for me…Just the usual wrap that we fill with the vegetables that are available and make into an exotic tasty roll…Anyhow, this clicked and he had it fully without any complaints…So, from now onward I am going to graduate to the next level.. These wraps are calorie packed and nutritious…A very good dish for snacking for kids, and to take in their lunchbox…This Frankie is my version…different ways you can…

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Sun-dried Bitter gourd fry

As the name suggests the bittterest vegetable possible…Most people have an aversion to this vegetable mainly bcz of its bitter taste…Its nutritional value is enormous…Mainly it is the main source of plant insulin and reduces the ill effects of diabetes if you consume raw as juice…But when you dry it in the sun, then fry, the bitterness practically nullifies and becomes very tasty…In fact you start loving this vegetable…A good combination with rice.

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Okra fry (Ladies finger fry)

For today’s lunch we had drumstick sambar and okra fry. One of the nutritious vegetable. A good source of fibre. This dish, we added oil to fry this, so a bit on the high side of calories…still once in a while do have to indulge..

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Aloo mushroom stir fry

Potato, you get throughout the year and is a good source of dietary fibre and reduces cholesterol. When eaten baked or boiled and mashed the benefits are high…This is one vegetable that can be substituted for meat…Combined with mushrooms the nutritional value increases. Mushrooms are rich in vitamins and iron. Taste wise also both of these compliment each other and gives a rich meaty flavour …a boon to vegetarians.. This combination we had with chapathi and we did not miss the meat..the taste was really too good to resist..

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Sunday lunch with rice and dry nethili( anchovies) and baby potatoes and the usual dal with cucumber ( we call it mulagushyam) altogether a nostalgic combination..

Dry fish we all love ( fish lovers)..can’t explain the taste..even if it is a bit on the higher side on salt we all love it in Malabar…anywhere for that matter…Only not liking part is the pungent smell it gives out when frying…In fact the smell lingers for a whole day..But when you think of the end result you look forward to only that,,not the in between awkwardness..During rainy season we use dry fish in plenty,,those time fresh fish will not be available in plenty..mainly fisherman will not go to sea fishing…

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Prawns masala curry

Yesterday night’s special…A little heavy..I had shop brought ready made layer paratha and thought of having that with the prawns masala curry…I am not that good at making layer parathas..This combination was a hit anyway..I made dosa also to make up for the less quantity of paratha…and mango milkshake to wash it down. An awesome combination…nights usually should be light…Due to circumstances had to indulge to finish off the balance food.

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Manga Curry ( instant mango pickle)

This pickle is a must and hit with any festival..since it is instant, will not last long as we are not adding preservatives…whatever, it never lasts long as it gets over soon…

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