Sorakaya Snack ~ Bottle Gourd Fries!

Thank you, friends, for indulging me. It’s been great fun reading all the answers. I know its very hard to guess the ingredient from the finished dish, so I thought a clue is very much needed. That’s why that clue that it belongs to the Gourd family! And two of them got it right, Jayashree […]

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Microwaved Quick Mango Chunda!

Mango Chunda was something I got to taste during the Gurathi Food festival we had at office. One of my colleagues, was a gujju and he said this is their prized dish. We had Masala puri as one of the items and this is what they decided on. When we asked him to share some […]

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Kasara Kaya Vepudu

Kasara Kaya Vepudu

Kasara Kaya Vepudu is a dry saute made with Kasaya Kaya, a vegetable that is diabetic friendly and belonging to the Bitter gourd family. I haven’t seen this vegetable in Madras, having come to know about it from Athamma who said that this is available during season in her place. And the whole family loves […]

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Mixed Dal Dosa Recipe~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

Mixed Dal Dosa

Continuing on the Dosa Celebration, today’s special is this Mixed Dal Dosa. This mixed dal dosa is Athamma’s pure innovation. On Sunday, when I was telling her that the next 10 days might see a lot of dosas for breakfast, she said she doesn’t want those dosas based on rice. She remembered Amma making some […]

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Pesarapappu Kura for Poori ~ Yellow Moong Dal

Pesara Pappu Kura

Pesara Pappu or Yellow Moong Dal is a simple yet comforting side dish to be served with Pooris. My bond with this simple dish goes back to my growing up years. Pesara Pappu means Yellow Moong Dal in Telugu. As in Hindi, Dal refers both to the dish and the lentil. Kura in Telugu refers […]

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Bendakaya Bajji ~ Okra Bajji

Bendakaya Bajji

Bendakaya Bajji is a gooey stew made with Lady’s Finger from Anantapur, Andhra. This is a no Oil dish that pairs well with Ragi Sangati , a rice dish made with Finger Millet. This is my Athamma’s signature dish and it took me many years to finally get approval from Hubby Dear not because I […]

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X – Chicken Fry

X Chicken Fry

X Chicken Fry is a delicious dry roast that works as a wonderful starter for your parties. This easy to make chicken fry can be done with easily available pantry ingredients. When I was thinking about reworking on the pictures, I wanted to make sure we make those dishes that are absolutely our family’s favorite. […]

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Kodikoora – Andhra Chicken Gravy

The delicious Andhra cuisine, is reputedly the spiciest and hottest of all Indian cuisine. When we think of Andhra cuisines, hot spicy gravies comes to mind. Especially if its a Non-Veg, no doubt it has to be spicy. Here comes a recipe undoubtedly spicy and deliciously. Well you might ask how I can know without […]

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Onion Pakkodas

On a rainy day what else can be so wonderful than snacking on a mouth watering dish like this. Onion Pakkodas Ingredients needed All Purpose Flour (to be Mixed) 1 cup – Gram Flour 2 tbsp – Rice Flour 2 tbsp – Fried Channa Dal Powder 2 – Onions 1 tsp – Cumin Seeds Cooking […]

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