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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Phool Gobi Bhurji | Cauliflower Bhurji

This is yet another fastest pan to plate dish. We have already made it twice seeing how tasty it was. Amma had made it for dinner and said it was so delicious that I ought to taste it. Since I was making dosa for dinner, I said I will take a rain check. However requested […]

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Cauliflower Dry Saute ~ Easy Side Dish

For the Cooking from Cookbook this week, its a simple delicious dry saute with Cauliflower. Every time in winter season, I look forward to cooking with the fresh cauliflower. However this time, we are yet to get our share of fresh cauliflower. Still we couldn’t let go of the flower when we saw it in […]

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Mughlai Keema Masala

After a long time we took out pressure cooker recipe booklet and decided to cook from it. Amma said we should start with it as those cookbooks have been with us for a while now. Seeing this different take on our regular mutton keema, she was hesitant to try. However I said we should try […]

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Spicy Chicken Fry ~ Step by Step Pictures

Spicy Chicken Fry

Today’s special for the Cooking from the Cookbook Challenge is yet another recipe from Amma’s dairy. As I had said a while back, I am keen on trying out all the recipes she had written in it since a long time. This spicy chicken fry has become the latest favorite with all at home. We […]

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Mutton Gojju | Andhra Style Semi Gravy Mutton Curry

Starting June I decided I will be more regular in this space and with that notion, I am sharing this Mutton Gojju that Amma makes quite often. I already have few variations of the gojju that she makes regularly. This was the recent addition and I wanted to make sure I record it here. We […]

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Mutton Semi Gravy | Mutton Gojju

It started raining in the evening and it felt heavenly! There was a time when it used to rain so unexpectedly and one would think we lived in a hill top. Hubby dear never fails to reminiscent on those early days when he shifted to Madras. It was during February and it used to rain […]

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