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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Kalyana Ven Pongal

Kalyana Ven Pongal is a recipe from Meenakshi Ammal’s Samaithu Paar. I have the entire collection in English edition that my brother had bought. I think he got it to learn cooking. I remember he did carry it with him when he travelled to the US. Between both of us, we must have collected so […]

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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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Oats Broken Wheat Idlis ~ Diabetic Friendly

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis is a wonderful option when you are looking for a variety in your breakfast. This uses oats and broken wheat and doesn’t require much soaking and fermentation. This is part of Vegetarian Meal Ideas for dinner for BM#72 Week 3 Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners […]

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Instant Podi Sevai ~ Cooking for One

Instant Podi Sevai

When Cooking for One, you can’t get any better than Instant Podi Sevai. In this quick tiffin you can use instant sevai that is available easily and quickly russle up this breakfast. I used Instant Sevai and tempered with seasoning and Amma’s Podi. Since I was making it for the first time, I add salt […]

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Kara Chutney ~ Easy Tiffin Chutney

Kara Chutney

Kara Chutney is one of those delicious chutneys you get served in Tamil Nadu Hotels. Most are bright red in colour and are spicy as well. Today’s version is quite simple and easy to make and all with 4 main ingredients and some of the tempering ingredients. This Kara Chutney can be considered as 4 […]

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