Gutti Beerakaya Kura ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#84

Gutti Beerakaya Kura is a typical Andhra Style side dish, served best with hot rice and ghee. This stuffed Ridge Gourd Curry goes well with Rotis as well. The best part is, this is a no onion, no tomato side dish and that makes it really easy and quick to make for a packed lunch […]

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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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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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Chakkara Pongali Sankranthi Special

Chakkara Pongali is one of the main sweet dish made as Sankranthi Special. While there are many ways this sweet pongal is cooked, today’s recipe is a quick and easy one made during hurried times. I made this when I prepared the Andhra Thali, I was short of time and Amma suggested this as she […]

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Pesara Garelu | Pesarapappu Vadalu

These Pesara Garelu makes a delicious snack anytime of the day. Make them in mini size and serve them for your kids birthday party, I am sure these will be a hit. The last time I made them, it was during the boys birthday. While my boys don’t touch any deep fried dishes, Konda surely […]

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Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura | Drumstick in Cashew nut Gravy

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura is an authentic Andhra side dish, specially prepared in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Since I don’t like cashews I never ventured into dishes that feature cashews as the base ingredient. Ever since I have started making Paneer Butter Masala with cashew paste, I have overcome my aversion and don’t […]

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How to make Tomato Pickle | Andhra Tomato Pachadi

Andhra Tomato Pachadi

Tomato Pickle or this Andhra Tomato Pachadi makes an excellent chutney to be served for Idlies or Dosas. This is the latest addiction at home and have already made it couple of times. This gets served for every tiffin dish that gets served. Chutneys in the morning is always Peanut Chutney. So adding this to […]

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Kothimira Pachadi | Kothamalli Chutney for Dosas

One can never have enough chutneys to make. Even with over 70+ chutney recipes, I still have something new to share today. This one happens to be again one that I noted down from Athamma. She is a master in making Chutneys, Podis, and Pickles and never misses a chance to make a new one.This […]

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Red Chili Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Dosas

Red Chili Coconut Chutney

South Indian Cuisine is rich for its various chutneys that get prepared for various dishes. The tiffin chutneys that serve both the breakfast or dinner are simple and quick to make. Today’s chutney is prepared with Dry Red chillies along with coconut and is an excellent side dish to be served for the Instant Tomato […]

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