Red Chilli Garlic Sauce ~ 2 Ingredient Dip

Red Chili Garlic Spread

Red Chilli Garlic Sauce is a spicy dip made with just 2 ingredients that can be used as a spread, dip along with any tiffin dish. This easy to make dip is no cook dish that only requires hot water in which you got to soak the red chilies and then grind to a smooth […]

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Pappula Podi | Putnala Pappu Podi with Garam Masala

Putnala Podi

Putnala Podi is one of the most popular condiments from Andhra Cuisine. There are so many ways to make this humble spice blend or powder featuring the fried gram dal or roasted chana dal. I have shared two other ways of making this podi, that can be sprinkled over dosas, smeared over Idlis, mixed with […]

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Prawn Curry ~ Side Dish for Poori / Chapati

Prawns Curry

Prawn Curry is a wonderful dish for Poori with the gravy made rich with cashew nuts. This serves a yummy side dish for pulao as well. I have shared another Prawn curry with Coconut Milk and this version uses cashew nut paste, that makes it very rich and delicious. Other Prawn Dishes are something that […]

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Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala is a traditional chicken dish from Andhra made with roasted spices and makes a delicious side dish with biryani or roti. When Amma made this a couple of months ago, I was making the biryani while she said she wanted to make a gravy dish. She said she used to […]

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Raw Mango Rice | How to make Mamidikaya Gojju Annam

Raw Mango Rice

Raw Mango rice or Mamidikaya Gojju Annam is a quick Mixed Rice Dish that you can make for an easy lunch if you have the Mango Chutney prepared ahead. This is a typical summer dish. While Mamidikaya Annam is frequently prepared during the season, this is the time I am making this chutney to make […]

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Bread Halwa | How to make Double Ka Meetha

Bread Halwa

Bread Halwa or Double Ka Meetha is a sinful sweet, popular across all Indian States, though it is well known from Andhra Pradesh. This is best done with leftover bread slices. The bread slices are ground to crumbs and roasted in ghee and then cooked in milk. We were expecting a pudding consistency, while it […]

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Moong Dal Payasam | How to make Pasi Paruppu Payasam

Moong Dal Payasam

Moong Dal Payasam is a creamy milk sweet made with split yellow moong dal with jaggery. This is a popular Indian Sweet made during Festivals. When I checked for Puddings under the Make these desserts, I had planned to pick up different ones, however as it was expected I didn’t have time and ended up […]

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Borugulu Mixture Masala

Borugulu Mixture Masala

Borugulu Mixture Masala or Maramarala Mixture Masala is popular street food available across South India and prepared in different ways. Puffed Rice is called Maramaralu or Borugulu in Telugu, Pori in Tamil. This chat is prepared by using Puffed rice with a spicy mixture or south Indian Chiva along with other garnishes. My exposure to […]

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Vankaya Senagalu Kura

Vankaya Senagalu Kura

Vankaya Senagalu Kura is a simple and easy side dish to make for rotis. The combination of black chana with brinjal tastes excellent. All you would need to plan ahead is to remember soaking the chana ahead. Most times I plan ahead to make chana Pulao or some gravy and so chana is always stocked […]

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Pesalu Payasam | Whole Moong Jaggery Pudding

Pesalu Payasam

Pesalu Payasam or Whole Moong Pudding with Jaggery is a delicious kheer that can be made for any festival season with jaggery and whole moong. While we love dal payasam, we don’t often make with whole moong. We mostly make it split yellow moong dal or chana dal. So this change with whole moong was […]

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Vankaya Batani Kura | How to make Brinjal Peas Curry

Brinjal Peas Curry

Vankaya Batani Kura is one of those simplest curries that get done for dinner most weekdays at home. This used to be our favorite and frequent curries done and served with rotis on a busy weekday and you only have about 40 mins on hand to make dinner. Brinjal is Daddy’s favorite vegetable and Amma […]

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