VERSATILITY of a Banana (Plantain) Plant- using every part of the plant

Banana/ Plantain plants are one of the most versatile plant you can find. Almost every part of the plant, not just the fruit, is eaten. What is the difference between a banana and a plantain. A plantain is a starchier banana which is used both raw and ripe. They are usually larger than a regular…

PUSHKALA’S TRADITIONAL RECIPES using protein rich lentils and legumes

Continuing with recipes from family and friends, these are recipes from my other sister in law, Pushkala. Pushkala is a people’s person; who runs an NGO with her husband in Coimbatore. Running an NGO (NMCT) requires a lot of passion and she enthusiastically works to better other people’s life; she shows the same enthusiasm at…

Spicy Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

We can never have enough eggplant recipes. As I have mentioned before we love eggplants and here are some recipes that I had posted earlier: https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/05/30/stuffed-baby-eggplants/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/01/28/badanekai-ennegai-stuffed-baby-eggplants-an-aubergine-by-any-other-name-contd/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/06/07/sesame-seed-rice-ellu-sadam-with-roasted-eggplant-and-yogurt-salad-kathirikai-pachadi/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/06/27/simple-eggplant-curry/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/09/26/roasted-eggplant-and-tomato-soup/ I wanted to try something different and here is a recipe. This almost tastes like vathakulambu. The recipe has been posted before. https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/06/25/vatha-kuzhambu-a-tangy-spicy-gravy/ This eggplant…

Simple Eggplant Curry

If you have been following my blog, you will notice that one of the vegetable I really like is eggplant. Continuing with my basic recipes with very few ingredients; this is an easy dish that even a college student can make. Ingredients 6-7 baby eggplants or 4-5 long eggplants 1 tomato 1 onion 3-4 cloves…