X – Chicken Fry

Today I am going to write on two of my Dad’s favorite dishes. One dish with chicken and the other one is an Andhra Specialty made from Butternut squash or red pumpkin as we call it. This dish is mainly done during festival season and mostly liked and eaten in Andhra. I have not seen […]

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Vankaya Pappu Andhra Style | Brinjal Dal ~ Lunch Box Series #2

Vankaya Pappu

Today’s lunch is Vankaya Pappu, a typical Andhra Style Pappu made with Brinjal or Eggplant along with a Gojju made with Drumstrick. I remember the first time I had explained to a colleague about Brinjal Dal and getting a werid expression on knowing a brinjal was featured in the dal. I guess there are lot […]

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Pulagam aka Ven Pongal with a difference

Since my visit to Tirumala, I was thinking more of the different prasadams offered in temples and I was remembering the time we had pongal there. It tasted so ultimate. But then of course, in all temples the taste of the prasadam is incomparable. This dish that I make at home is called simply Pongal, […]

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Simple Fish Fry

Normally we use King fish for fries, but this time we tried Sheela or Seela. This is how is called in Tamil, I thought this is referred as Barracuda, when I looked up google, what came was a very ferocious one than the meek one I saw in my Kitchen the other day. So I […]

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Dragon 65!

Enter the Dragon!…Well I am not referring the movie or my favorite cartoon series Tintin in china, I grew up on Tintin and still enjoy reading it. I am talking about the dragon entering our kitchen. Chinese of any kind was not so preferred at home, well thats before we introduced the dragon. Not sure […]

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Palak Paneer (Sag Paneer, Spinach Paneer)

“I yam what I yam, and that’s all I yam,” is one of the catchphrases of Popeye the Sailor. Who wouldn’t know Popeye the sailor, especially with kids this is very popular show on TV. This character is better known for his superhuman strength he gets on eating spinach or palak. It is said that […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Podi | Side Dish for Idli

Kanchipuram Idli Podi

When it comes to spicy podis to serve with Idlis or Dosas, Molaga Podi is the most delicious side dish. I am very partial to the Podi that Amma makes. I can have that Dal Podi with anything and everything. However there are certain dishes that gets a special spicy podis done and this Podi […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Recipe | How to make Kancheepuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idli

Kancheepuram Idli as the name goes is from Kancheepuram, a holy city in Tamilnadu, India. History goes that Kanchipuram Idli is served as prasadam in Varadharaja Perumal Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the Kanchipuram. It is a huge Idli (Steamed Rice Cake) which is added with spices. This is […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#1

Lunch time is always so exciting. During school days, it was a time to look forward. Mostly because the difficult subjects would be over by the noon and we can look forward to a nice and relaxed afternoon session. A time to doze and play games, but the most important, being we get to be […]

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Vegetable Biryani

Biriyanis in any form is great to have. Especially for a working woman like me, this is one easy dish to make and not think of side dishes and other extra items that we might normally have to prepare. Planning for a complete meal for the lunch is a big herculean task. Especially at home […]

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