Gutti Beerakaya Kura ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#84

Gutti Beerakaya Kura is a typical Andhra Style side dish, served best with hot rice and ghee. This stuffed Ridge Gourd Curry goes well with Rotis as well. The best part is, this is a no onion, no tomato side dish and that makes it really easy and quick to make for a packed lunch […]

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Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura | Drumstick in Cashew nut Gravy

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura is an authentic Andhra side dish, specially prepared in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Since I don’t like cashews I never ventured into dishes that feature cashews as the base ingredient. Ever since I have started making Paneer Butter Masala with cashew paste, I have overcome my aversion and don’t […]

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Udupi Style Eggplant Dry Curry ~ Step by step

I made this brinjal dry saute for the first time during doing September Mega BM “Buffet on Table, based on Indian States. I had done an Udupi thali and this Dry saute was part of the thali. Since we love brinjal dry saute, this was repeated after that. Though I never got around posting the […]

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Kaju Curry | How to make Vegetable Kaju curry

For the second day of cooking from bookmarked recipes, I have yet another one from Amma. Kaju Curry is quite a popular and much sought out gravy in the restaurants. Since I do not like cashew nuts, I have never ordered this myself. However I have seen my cousins always ordering this and enjoying, while […]

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Kerala Prawn Curry

I was finally able to get to Cooking from Cookbook on time this week. Reason being I had a delicious Prawn Curry all ready and clicked. Delicious I say, because Daddy wouldn’t stop praising this curry after having it this Sunday. Amma made it after seeing it in some TV Show. The curry reminded Dad […]

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Cauliflower Manchurian | Gobi Manchurian

Here’s another way of making Cauliflower Manchurian. Everybody at home loves cauliflower and we try to make it in different ways as possible. While the elders at home are fine with any version, my boys are quite picky and this is one vegetable that they like to eat. They especially love the Manchurian version. Ever since […]

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Alasandalu Curry without Tomato ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#82

For today’s Cooking from Cookbook, I am going to share a new series that we have taken on ourselves. We refer to Amma and myself. Its a challenge to cook gravies, side dishes for both Rice and Roti, without using Tomatoes.  Today’s recipe is Black Eyed Peas Gravy without Tomato. Black Eyed Peas is called […]

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Kakarakaya Ulli Karam ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#80

After an unexpected miss of this Cooking from Cookbook Challenge last week, I am back with a traditional dish from Andhra, especially from Amma’s dairy. She saw this in a cook show and had noted it down.   While Ulli Karam is quite famous in Andhra, we somehow never make it quite often at home. […]

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Mixed Vegetable Manchurian | How to make Manchurian Balls

For the second day of making Combo Dishes, I ended up making Fried Rice with Manchurian Balls. I am not sure what made me assume I hadn’t done a mixed vegetable Manchurian. But I ended up thinking I haven’t and went full on making plans for it. Sometime back I had even asked Vaishali about […]

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