The story of a Rising Pulka!

A pulka is judged by the way it rises. A pulka is a pulka but lot goes in the way it is prepared. The story of the rising Pulka at home is a long story. My Dad is a pulka lover. Forever you can hear him saying, he wants Pulkas for dinner. But somehow Amma […]

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Dazzling Dal Makhani

If I am not ordering Paneer Butter Masala, I will be seen ordering Dal Makhani. At times we do have to please our partners and order dishes other than our favorites right. So I came to know that hubby dear is fond of Dal Makhani as its make in Delhi. He was a Delhite for […]

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Gajjar Ka Halwa

Gajjar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is heaven to taste. A well made gajjar halwa is great to behold with the different dry fruits added with orange and milk solids mixed with pista, badams and cashews..not to mention raisins…Amma first made this when she got her Electric Rice cooker some 20 years back. Gajjar halwa […]

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Kerala Kollah Puttu

I have always been very fond of all kerala breakfast. They have so many healthy dishes for breakfast that helps us keep going. My all time favorite breakfast items have been Appam with Stew, Puttu with Sugar and Iddiappam. Wow all mouth watering dishes. Amma makes Puttu both in the regular form and in the […]

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Butter Paneer Masala

Well you may ask why I am posting almost the same dish again. But this is different, the ingredients added were different and so was the method in which is prepared. My Paneer Butter Masala was always a hit and this recipe I adapted from Prajusha, which goes by the name Butter Paneer Masala was […]

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Meen Kollambu ~ Fish Curry

There is a beautiful Tamil song in praise of Meen Kuzhambu, which is an evergreen hit. And of course down south all are fond of this meen kolambu or Fish curry. At home Meen Kolambu is a must for Wednesday dinner. This is one those favorite dishes made by Amma, that I have never tasted, […]

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Chicken Pulusu or Gravy – Andhra Style

We call this Koodi Pulusu or Chicken Pulusu. Pulusu as in Telugu, means gravy which is not very thick but has running consistency. Amma prepares Chicken Pulusu with Dosa for Breakfast on Bhogi day during Sankranti or Pongal festival. Bhogi festival is not complete without this breakfast at our place. For Vegetarians, its Dosa with […]

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Traditional Curd Rice

This simple curd rice is called by so many names – Perugamma or Daddojanum or Thayir Sadam (Tamil Nadu) or Bagala bath. Curd Rice is a must at our home, be it for lunch or for dinner. Even if its only one spoon you got to eat it. It is normally eaten towards the end […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#3

Today’s lunch box features my Athamma’s cooking. She is an enterprising lady who can quickly change ingredients based on their availability at hand. The result has always been outstanding. But one disadvantage I found was, we never can predict what she adds to the dish. Also, if I want to recreate the same thing, I […]

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Chikkudu Kaaya Vepudu

Chikkudu Kaaya Vepudu or in English we can say Indian Broad beans Fry. Vepudu as in Telugu, can be translated as Veggie Fries or Dry Curries in Oil Sautéed dish without adding much or no water. In Andhra, different types of powders are used for seasoning, which categorizes them as Andhra Specialties. Amma typically uses […]

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Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is one of the most versatile chutney, famous all over the south. Each region adds its own distinct flavour to the base chutney. Almost all the hotels in Tamil Nadu serve this along with Dosas and Idlis. The chutney is almost so white and has a very nutty taste that makes the tiffin […]

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