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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Easy Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Cooking Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker is the easiest recipe to get done, especially in the mornings packing for kids lunch box. I have way too many recipes for making a pulao. I still come up with different ones, depending on the mood and combinations I end up doing. The vegetable Pulao I am going […]

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Kerala Paruppu Curry | Parippu Curry

Today’s recipe is part of the Kerala Onam Sadya Feast that I had prepared for Buffet On Table. All South Indian Thali or Banana leaf serving, makes it mandatory that Dal is first served on the rice with ghee. I adapted this recipe from Rajani, who prepared it with Moong dal and the omnipresent Coconut […]

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Tadka Dal | Dhaba Style Mix Dal Fry

For the second day of cooking Lentil in 3 different way, I have yet another Tadka dal. I know you must be wondering after having posted so many different dals, what more can I possible have! Even I thought so and was surprised that combining different dals, can get you such differently tasting and so […]

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Chow Chow Kootu | Chayote Kootu

This is our latest dal that gets served with phulkas for dinner and something that even the boys love to eat. Finding a dal that my kids would eat has been a big task. Over the years we have been trying different ones, however kids are so averse to dal and would prefer kurma anytime.  […]

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Brinjal Gosthu ~ Side dish for Ven pongal

There are always some dishes that sound so simple and common place, yet you never make it yourself. Gosthu is one such dish for me. I actually came to know about this only after my blogging days and especially the fact that this is served with Ven Pongal was a new thing for me. So […]

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