Creamy Icy Milkshakes

Anyplace, anytime for a milkshake. This suits me apt. I can have one, any time of the day but believe me I have tasted only Chocolate flavour be it Milkshake or ice-cream, maybe had Vanilla couple of times. I don’t like anything else nor have I every wanted to even try. Dad always says its […]

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Biyam Rotti ~ Rice flour Rotis

Biyam Rotti or Rotis made from Rice flour is very common in rural parts of India. Amma makes many of these rottas from flours like maize, Ragi but the one from Rice is the simplest and also very tasty. Since we had this big box of rice flour ready, we have been having this for […]

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Bendakaya Kurma ~ Okra Gravy

Bendakaya Masala or Bendakaya Kurma is another of my Athamma’s special thats favorite at our place. I was introduced to Bindi Kurma when she first visited us after marriage. As Lady’s finger known as Okra or Bindi and so many other names, Athamma has that many varieties to cook with a simple Okra. This is […]

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Coconut Poli – A change from the regular one

Sweet Polis are my all-time favorite ones. I can eat this anytime, all days. Amma makes it for our Uggadi Festival and I always remember waiting for the festival to eat this. Of course, this has become so common nowadays, that we don’t have to wait for a year or for this festival to savor […]

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Tomato Chutney

My Athamma is famous for her Chutneys. Whenever she used to visit us, I used to ensure she prepares all her series of Chutneys for a feast. This one is the most simplest one, yet so tasty and easy to prepare. She calls it Adarabadara Chutney, which means coarsely ground one. All the ingredients are […]

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Mutton Pulusu ~ Mutton Gravy

This is our traditional Andhra Non-Veg combination Ragi Sangati with Mutton Pulusu. Though I am a pure veg, love cooking non-veg for my hubby dear. I like to try out different varieties but will have to make this in frequent intervals to satisfy him. I will end my rambling with this…else it might again run […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#6

Today’s Lunch box had my favorite Rice item – Channa Pulao. Channa Pulav is something that we must have prepared some 101 times, still every time we eat it, tastes like the first time we having it. Amma got this recipe from a newspaper cutting. It was during this time, I became more interested in […]

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Endimirapakaya Pappu ~ Red Chilli Dal

Endimirapakaya Pappu with Rice is our comfort food. I thought this deserves a post on its own and not to be clubbed in my Lunch box series, though LBSs features simple dals. Endimirapakaya is Dried Red chillies and this features as main ingredient in this Dal. Colloquially this is also called Pulagora which means a […]

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Stuffed Paneer Parathas

My memories on Stuffed parathas goes back to the time we went to Pune to attend a Punjabi family friend’s marriage. It was one cold December morning when we landed in Pune station. When I got down the steps, cold wind hit my face and I was chilled to bones. I am always very resistant […]

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Masala Vada

Masaal Vaade …Masaale Vaade….wondering what this is all about? then…how about this.. ..”kanyakumariku Sellum Reealli Eranddavathu Flatformaarathil Eruthu Seela dodikalli Kalamba Thaiyaraga Eerukirathu”…wow..finally was able to translate Tamil into English…For my non-Tamil readers – the train leaving for Kanyakumari is about to start in Platform No : 2. I have always had such difficulty writing […]

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