Veggie Food

A few more recipes by Chef Atu Kochhar.This time they are al veggie and sounds simple.

Keerai Poriyal(stir-fried spinach)

Ingredients :

  • 500 gms spinach leaves
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp balck mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp black gram 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean and set aside the spinach leaves
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and sauté the mustard , black gram, garlic , red chillies till they crackle.
  • Add the onions and sauté.
  • Then add the spinach and some salt. Cook on a low flame til the liquid has evaporated.
  • Sprinkle the grated coconut and serve hot.

Apple Kheer


  • 1 kg apples
  • 200 gms sugar
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 1.2 l milk
  • 100 gms castor sugar
  • A pinch of saffron infused in 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1.4 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • ¼ tbsp pistachio, chopped
  • Mint sprig


  • Peel, quarter and core apples , then cut them into wedges.
  • Add the granulated sugar to 600ml of water.
  • Heat gently till sugar dissolves.
  • Add the apples, cinnamon to this and cook for 10 mins. Cool.
  • Put the milk in another pan ,bring to a boil and reduce till milk is a quarter of its original volume.
  • Add castor sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and apples. Stir well to the sugar dissolves.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the rose water.
  • Allow to cool and then chill in refrigerator.
  • Serve chilled with pistachios sprinkled on top and a sprig of mint.

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