Munakkaya Gojju | Drumstick Masala Curry

Drumstick Masala Curry - Indian Lunch Box

Munakkaya Gojju or Drumstick Masala Curry is an authentic Rayalaseema dish from Andhra. In this dish, spices and coconut paste is cooked till almost dry to give a nice coating to the Drumstick. I learned this dish from Athamma and previous to this, I have never eaten Drumstick in anything else other than Sambhar. When […]

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Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala

Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala with Roti

Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala is simple and quick side dish you can make for Chapathis. With regular Indian spices, you can make this quick. Continuing in my theme of showcasing everyday meals for Lunch or Dinner, for the final day I have a creamy Rajma Masala that I made with small Rajma Variety along with […]

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Mamidikaya Pesarapappu | Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu is an Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal with just season special unripe mango. This makes an excellent side dish with steamed rice and Avakaya or Andhra Mango Pickle. As I was telling about my mini vacation with my parents, I made it a point to cook all their favorite dishes. One such dish […]

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Carrot Batani Kura | How to make Carrot Peas Curry

Carrot Batani Kura

Carrot Batani Kura is a simple gravy served as side dish for Rotis. With just basic spice powders, this curry makes a wonderful side dish and gets done very quickly. Carrot Batani Kura translates to Carrot Peas Curry, a simple easy to make side dish for rotis. This is a side dish that Amma used […]

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Mushroom Pepper Chilli Fry

Mushroom Pepper Fry

Mushroom Pepper Chilli Fry is a dry saute made with button mushroom and all three colored capsicums or Bell Peppers. This dry saute can be enjoyed as such or as a side dish during a meal. I don’t eat Mushroom and that’s one of the reasons why I don’t feature that many Mushroom dishes. However, […]

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How to make Maharashtrian Amti

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Maharashtrian Amti is comforting dal spiced with the cuisine’s special Goda masala. You can serve this dal with rice or roti as well. When I picked up Maharashtrian Thali to make, I completely forgot that I haven’t made their popular Amti yet. I always thought I had already done it. So when I was planning […]

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Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal

Rajasthani Dal

Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal is one of the simplest dal that is very light and so very easy to cook. This makes a wonderful side dish when you plan a feast featuring Rajasthani Khanna. While simple Moong Ki Dal / Pesarapappu Kura is very commonly made at home, when Vaishali suggested I make this for […]

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Dal Tadka Restaurant Style

Dal Tadka Restaurant Style

Dal Tadka Restaurant Style is a simple and easy dal made in a restaurant that we can make in minutes in our kitchen and one of the most popular versions of dals. When I picked up North Indian Thali to make at home, I needed a Dal that I had to add. Since I have […]

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Easy Brinjal Curry | How to make Vankaya Kura

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry makes a lovely side dish for a mild biryani or a pulao. This easy Brinjal curry is made with just handful of ingredients that works out very easy to make this Brinjal Curry in no time. While packing lunch boxes, during the weekdays, the important factor is always about how quickly you can […]

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Besan Wali Bhindi | How to make Stuffed Lady’s Finger

Besan Waali Bhindi

Besan Wali Bhindi is a stuffed Lady’s Finger with Besan and spices prepared little spicy to pair with Dal and Rice. This stuffed Bhindi makes a delicious side dish with Roti or Rice. I made this Besan Wali Bhindi for my Rajasthani thali a little more spicy than expected as I was pairing it with […]

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe with Roasted Spices

Paneer Butter Masala

This version of Paneer Butter Masala is a rich creamy gravy made with roasted paneer in a gravy of roasted spices and onion sauce. While I have so many versions of Paneer Butter Masala, one better than the other, I have yet another version coming up and this is from Amma’s dairy. In fact, this […]

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