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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Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | How to make Amla Raita

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi or Amla Raita is a fantastic way to include Amla in your meal. Amla is very rich in Vitamin C and helpful in increasing your immunity. While we have tried different methods to include Amla or the Indian Gooseberry in our diet regularly, we always end up missing it out majorly. Over […]

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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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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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Thuna Paha ~ Sri Lankan Curry Powder

Srilankan Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Curry Powder is called as Thuna Paha, a Sinhalese unroasted curry powder used to spice the curry dishes, especially Vegetarian dishes. The name Thuna Paha roughly translates as “three or five” is a spice blend traditionally made with three or five ingredients. Though this means three or five, every cook has a different […]

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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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Thakkali Chutney | How to make Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Thakkali Chutney or Tomato Chutney is a regular one made at home for Tiffins. This version involves using just the goodness of tomato on its own, and making a thick condiment that serves as a good side dish for Dosa. As I have said, our regular chutney most tiffins is always Peanut Chutney. We make […]

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Kothamalli Thengai Chutney | How to make Coriander Coconut Chutney

Kathamali Thengai Chutney

Kothamalli Thengai Chutney is a healthy chutney using fresh coriander leaves along with freshly grated coconut tempered with mustard and curry leaves to serve as a side dish for Idlis or Dosas. This vibrant green chutney is very easy and delicious to make for your breakfast. Start your day Green with this lovely green chutney. […]

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Bajji Milagai Chutney ~ Side Dish for Dosas

Bajji Milagai Chutney

Bajji Milagai Chutney is a lip smacking spicy chutney that can be served with Dosas or Idlis. This is a healthy chutney that can be made easily using the long green pepper used for making bajjis. We already have a version of chutney with this bajji pepper, however, there are so many variations you can […]

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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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Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato is a dry stir fry made with boiled sweet potatoes in a mix of spices that make it get to just snack on or as a side dish. Sweet Potatoes are delicious just boiled. We mostly enjoy it as such, though during growing up I remember mixing sugar and enjoying as […]

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