Share The Frozen Vegetables And Items You Use

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  1. Rihana

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    Share the frozen vegetables and ingredients that you like to buy and find useful. And any which you avoid.
     
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    My list starts with the ubiquitous frozen mixed vegetables. There is always a bag of these in my freezer. Other than that, these are currently what I find useful:

    - frozen spinach
    - frozen bhindi /okra (was a life saver)
    - frozen methi (rarely)

    I guess I use more of ready-to-eat frozen items:
    - frozen ready to eat patra (colocasia?)
    - frozen curries like daal makhani, daal rajasthani, bhindi masala
     
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    My first choice is FROZEN AMLA which is the only source in US very close to the fresh amlas.
    It is always there in the freezer. Frozen drumsticks are better than the fresh ones.
    Frozen Suran is also a good choice.Sometimes I use frozen spinach also
    Is frozen Okras good for dry curries?
     
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    I’m a huge fan of the frozen foods section at

    Trader Joe’s frozen vegetables:
    Frozen green beans
    Stir-fry cauliflower rice
    Vegetable melange
    Mashed potatoes
    Peas

    Trader Joe’s Frozen Prepared foods:
    All the Indian entrees
    Soup dumplings
    Chicken nuggets
    Kung pao chicken
    Shitake mushroom chicken
    Beef broccoli
    Vegetable/chicken fried rice
    Chicken and cilantro wontons
    Vegetable masala burgers

    Frozen foods at Indian store:
    Tindora
    Drumsticks
    Amla
    Shredded coconut
    Ready to eat meals
    Frozen samosas
    Naan pizza

    Frozen at Costco:
    Stir fry vegetables
    Atlantic salmon filets
    Miso cod
    Large shrimp
    Mangonadas
     
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    Green peas
    Grated coconut
    Drumsticks
    Suran


    Once I tried frozen small onions in sambhar and it was very yummy though

    also tried frozen samosas super yummy
     
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    Frozen drumsticks from Indian store are so yummy. I find these make the sambar taste better than even the best fresh ones.

    Tried frozen tindora recently - was so so.

    Frozen val papdi (valor beans) was also good. So much easier than prepping the fresh ones.
     
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    Frozen green peas, french beans, frozen berries and many other cut fruits from American grocery stores, from indian grocery stores frozen Lilva beans, suran, amla that's it. I never buy anything cooked and frozen.
     
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