Lunch Box Series : LBS#9

Todays lunch was a simple Potlakaya Kootu with Andhra Vadiyalu or Odiyalu. and homemade Avakai Urukai. Potlakaya is what is called Snakegourd in English and Pudalankay in Tamil. Amma makes this potlakaya kutu quite frequently. This version is adapted from the Tamil Kootu but I guess she has changed quite a few things to suit […]

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Tomato Rice Oriya Style

RCI : Oriyya was nearing its deadline and I didn’t have anything to contribute. So when I checked the sites given by swad, this seems to be easiest that I can prepare….I adapted the recipe from here. This is also my contribution to JFI: Rice hosted by Sharmi Preparation Time : 10 mins Cooking time […]

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Vankai Urulagadda Kura and a new Award

Vankai Urulagadda Kura or Brinjal Potato Curry as it can be called is a very simple yet tasty curry that goes as an excellent combi for Chitramma and of course with Rotis. But the strangest part was accepting the fact that at my in-laws place, they eat this with Sweet Polis or Puran Polis as […]

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Bendakaya Bajji ~ Okra Bajji

Don’t mistake this for a snack….I did the first time I heard this name from hubby dear. He is fond of Ragi Sangati with Bendakaya Bajji. I have known to have tasted Sangati with Groundnut/Peanut Chutney or Endimirapakaya Pappu, but a dish made from Bendakaya was strange to me. Now don’t ask me why its […]

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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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