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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Mutton Gojju ~ Andhra Semi Gravy

Mutton Gojju

Mutton Gojju is an Andhra Style Semi Gravy dish that can be served with Rice or Chapathis. The dish is made with a freshly ground spice powder that enhances the aroma and taste. This past one month I was into cooking nonveg for the kids along with our Vegetarian Meal. It’s normally Amma who cooks […]

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Andhra Style Chicken Gravy with Step By Step Pictures

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy is a spicy gravy made with chicken, coconut milk and a variety of spices. This gravy tastes equally good with both with ghee rice or chapathi. Over the years, we have prepared different versions of Chicken gravies. Each reflecting the moods and habits of the person eating that period. There are […]

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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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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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