Dark Chocolate Orange Ganache

Dark Chocolate Orange Ganache is infused orange dark chocolate ganache that makes a wonderful frosting for cakes and even as just a dip. I was thinking very hard on what to make when I suddenly remembered discussing with Gayathri on the ganache she made. She was talking about the new ganache she made by infusing […]

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Munagaku Vepudu | Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

Munagaku Vepudu is a healthy stir fry made with Drumstick leaves with very less oil and with boiled toor dal. The toor dal adds a good protein goodness to the stir fry. Though I have used the telugu name for this stir fry, its cooked similar way in Tamil Nadu as well. To be frank, […]

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Cabbage Poriyal | Cabbage Stir Fry Tamil Nadu Style

Cabbage Poriyal is a classic stir fry from Tamil Nadu. It’s my favourite way of eating cabbage and I was surprised that I haven’t shared this till date. The whole everyday Tamil Nadu thali I cooked a while ago, was almost an afterthought for this. In Tamil Nadu style of making this poriyal, we add […]

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Aratikaya Nuvvu Podi Vepudu

Aratikaya Nuvvu Podi Vepudu is a classic stir fry from Coastal Andhra, part of Andhra Cuisine. I love plantain fries and make it in different ways for lunch. There was a time when Amma used to pair different dals and sambar with each of the different ways she used to cook this vegetable. Since she […]

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Vendakkai Curry | Lady’s Finger Spicy Side Dish

Vendakkai Curry is the last one of the series to be featured on the Flavours of India. This theme is to showcase dishes that are not regularly featured in a restaurant. Rather it is homecooked dishes or traditional dishes that aren’t explored yet. I came to know about the Vendakkai Curry in the strangest places. […]

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Thotakura Pulusu ~ Authentic Andhra Dal

Thotakura Pulusu is a typical pappu from Andhra made with greens and toor dal. The pressure cooked dal is mashed and tempered with garlic and other seasoning ingredients. As a side dish for steamed rice, this makes a wonderful meal. I cooked this from Padma for my Andhra Thali. The entire meal was such a […]

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Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu

Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu is one of those delicious simple and easy to make, dish that can be paired so well with Steamed rice or even rotis. This is part of the Tamil Brahmin thalis and I have seen friends bringing this often along with rice. As part of the bigger thali, this is […]

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Chinese Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle

Chinese Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle is much like our Indian Peanut Brittle, except it has ginger in it. After making it and Amma tasting it, she commented that she has tasted something like this before. So you may never know, some of the version might include sonti, the dry ginger version as well. This week […]

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Rajma Masala with Chapati

Rajma Masala is one of my most favorite North Indian Dishes. Though Amma used to make it often at home, I somehow got addicted to Rajma Masala when my friend used to bring this during our college days. When I met her Mom, the first thing I asked her was her recipe for this gravy. […]

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Mixed Dal with Pulka ~ Easy Dinner Ideas

Mixed Dal with Pulka is one of our most wanted dinner ideas that we almost end up making at least once a week. Why I love this is because not only it is simply so comforting, my kids love it too. They love the hot ghee loaded Pulkas served with this dal. We mostly use […]

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Badam Kheer | How to make Badam Payasam

Badam Kheer or Badam Payasam is one of those sinfully delicious dishes you can indulge in. When I was making the thali with Tamil Nadu dishes, I was wondering what payasam to make when I realised that I am yet to share my Badam Kheer. I never make a Kheer at home as there are […]

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