Cluster Beans Curry | Mattikaya Kura | Side Dish for Dosa

We call Cluster Beans as Mattikaya in Telugu and Kothavarangai in Tamil. Until I started cooking, I never knew the tamil names for many of the Vegetables. I almost feel strange when trying to recollect what Amma says for each one. Though I never really lived in Andhra, I know them by their Telugu names. […]

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Ghee Rice

Ghee Rice is what we make for most of our Non-Veg curries. Very simple to make and yet tasty. As the curry is always quite spicy, the mildness of this ghee rice is easy for the stomach. Ingredients Needed Basmati Rice – 2 cupsCloves – 3Cinnamon – 1 inchCardomom – 2Cumin Seeds – 1 tspGreen […]

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Nellore Chicken

I had this interesting insight this Sunday when I planned to prepare a new variety. It was like searching for a needle in a hay! I have so many recipes collected, that it overwhelmed to know that simple ingredients can be mixed to create so many variations and varieties. I am sure the recipes that […]

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Pappu Chaaru with Arbi Stir Fry – My Express Meal

Pappu Chaaru comes to rescue for our Sunday dinner. After the heavy lunch, this is what has been on menu for many years at our place. We normally never think of making this on any other day or anything else for a Sunday dinner. Pappu Chaaru can be prepared in many ways. Infact, Athamma has […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#8

For today’s lunch its different than the regular sambar and Vegetables fries. I normally have one day allotted for Rice varieties, so that cooking gets done easily. So prepared Vegetable Pulao, which is almost the same way I make the biryani too. Not real difference between the two. except for few ingredients changed or added. […]

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Pithiki pappu kura ~ Hyacinth Bean Curry

Well I must say I had enough with trying to find the English equivalent to this Bean, that’s so common. Infact I was on the verge of giving up on this post. Not only was I confused, I confused Amma also. I spent a long distance call on trying to find the exact name of […]

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Murgh Mussallam ~ Whole Chicken

If there are family specials and things related to that, they always bring memories to us. This is one such recipe that Amma always treasured and prepared on special occasions. Of course, all the special occasion naturally comes on Sunday. Amma takes on herself to prepare a feast on all Sundays. This recipe, she got […]

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Classic Chicken Fry!

My cousins had dropped in for dinner and I planned to prepare my Nawabi Biryani and some chicken fry. Since the time I saw Cinnamon’s Chicken fry, I wanted to make it for hubby dear. Now was the perfect chance. As I had to squeeze in with my time on preparing biryani and a fry […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#7

For today’s lunch, I made Sambar with Carrot and Beans. I was quite taken aback, when my friends expressed surprise on hearing that we make sambar with these two vegetables. I have always remembered Amma making this sambar, quite frequently at our place. And the fry I like with this was, Arbi or colacasia fry/roast. […]

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