Collection of Poriyal & Thuvaram - South Indian Vegetable Side Dishes for Lunch
CABBAGE CARROT BEANS STIR FRY - KADAMBA THUVARAM
A very simple and tasty recipe with a great taste and flavour is this cabbage carrot beans thuvaram. This is a very good side dish for all types of South Indian dishes. This is the first side dish served on the plantain leaf during special occasions or festivals. RECIPE HERE.
BEETROOT AND GREEN PEAS PORIYAL
This is a quick and healthy side dish for your lunch. You can also use black eyed peas instead of green peas. You have to add lots of chopped onions and coconut. This dish is colourful with the dark green peas, red beets and white coconut gratings. RECIPE HERE.
SIRU KEERAI THUVARAM
This siru keerai thuvaram is a very popular, healthy and of course tasty side dish too. In Tirunelveli, people used to say as kothikeerai for this dish.In this recipe the ground paste adds a lot of flavour to the thuvaram and cooked toor dal enhances the taste. RECIPE HERE.
SNAKE GOURD PORIYAL
Snake gourd is a wonderful vegetable with many health benefits.Snake gourd includes a large amount of water as well as fiber, only a number of calories. It makes the cooling effect within the body. Cooking the snake gourd with little techniques will give you a tasty dish. RECIPE HERE.
BEANS CARROT THUVARAM
The combination of diced beans, diced carrots, cooked toor dal and coconut small onion paste makes a colourful side dish for Sambar, rasam and for all South Indian meals.This is an easy recipe that could work best for a busy weekday mornings for your lunch boxes because there is no much preparation after chopping the veggies. RECIPE HERE.
LADIES FINGER PORIYAL
Ladies finger/okra is a high fibre vegetable and are easy to cook. When it comes to preparing a side dish for rice with ladies finger there are many interesting dishes that tastes good. This ladies finger poriyal is prepared with lots of chopped onions and coconuts. You can eat this poriyal simply as a salad. RECIPE HERE.
SWEET POTATO PORIYAL
Sweet potato is a wonderful vegetable which can be cooked within 3 to 5 minutes. The natural sweetness in the potato is a nature's gift. You can simply eat this cooked sweet potatoes without any tempering or flavouring. This is such a great vegetable which can be enjoyed without much work. RECIPE HERE.
This Cabbage poriyal is a simple and healthy side dish for your lunch. This poriyal is an easy way to use cabbage. It's best to use fresh cabbage for this poriyal because the chopped leaves were slightly tender with medium crunch. RECIPE HERE.
Brinjal poriyal is a spicy and tasty side dish for many South Indian dishes. And also, for those who want to eat brinjals simply as a starter with less oil, this brinjal poriyal is the best one. RECIPE HERE.
Carrot poriyal is also similar to my other thuvaram/poriyal varieties. It includes simple ingredients like coconut, small onions, green chillies, cumins and other tempering ingredients. For this poriyal, you can add cooked green peas or black eyed peas. RECIPE HERE.
Vazhaikkai (Plantain) Poriyal can be prepared in many different methods. It is a vegetable that can be used for most of us during fasting. It is included in our diet after the fasting is over. It is helpful in boosting the immune system and regulate digestion. RECIPE HERE.
VAZHAI THANDU THUVARAM
Vazhai thandu thuvaram is one of my all time favourite side dish for meals. Vazhai thandu has a good source of fiber, pottasium, phosphorus, B6 and calcium. Having banana stem in our food will prevent constipation and ulcer problems as it contains lots of fiber. RECIPE HERE.
DRUMSTICK LEAVES THUVARAM
This drumstick leaves thuvaram is a unique side dish in South Indian cuisine. They're made with little cooked toor dal and ground coconut, jeera paste. Finally 1 tbsp of coconut oil is added to enhance the taste and it prevents the leaves to stick each other. RECIPE HERE.
BITTER GOURD THUVARAM
Bitter gourd is cooked in a variety of ways. It is sometimes fried, steamed or roasted. But in this recipe , the bitter gourd is pre cooked and sauted with equal amount of onions and in addition we have to add cooked toor dal & coconut paste. RECIPE HERE.
YELLOW PUMPKIN PORIYAL
Yellow pumpkin Poriyal is a super soft, tasty side dish for your lunch. The yellow pumpkins are perfect for a poriyal because they have a soft texture with quite hardness. That is why they are a great vegetable for a poriyal. RECIPE HERE.
AGATHI KEERAI PORIYAL
For agathi keerai poriyal, we have to cook the leaves well because the leaves are thick and it takes more time to cook when compared to other greens. RECIPE HERE.
Senaikizhangu poriyal is a simple and tasty side dish for any rice or kuzhambu dishes. These fries are crispy with garlic and cumin flavours. RECIPE HERE.
MANATHAKKALI KEERAI PORIYAL
Manathakkali keerai has thin leaves which are best suitable for poriyal. In fact, removing the manathakkali leaves from the stem is very easy too. This manathakkali keerai is same as my other keerai poriyal recipes. RECIPE HERE.
A classic potato poriyal served for lemon rice or tamarind rice or rasam makes a delicious and unforgettable lunch experience for many of us. This potato poriyal is so easy to make but it is not quick. RECIPE HERE.
PONNANGANI KEERAI THUVARAM
Red Ponnangani keerai thuvaram is prepared with onions, coconut small onions paste and with cooked moong dal or toor dal. This red ponnangani keerai has so many medicinal benefits.RECIPE HERE.
VENDHAYA KEERAI PORIYAL
Methi (Fenugreek) leaves Poriyal - simple and healthy side dish for your lunch with 5 basic ingredients. For methi leaves poriyal, there is no need to chop the greens. RECIPE HERE.