Andhra Pulihora, Tamarind Rice ~ Andhra Special!

This weekend we visited Tirumala in Tirupati. The town owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills. Tirumala is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, (one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu), located atop Seshachala hills often called as “Yaedu Kondalu” (seven hills). The temple of Lord Venkateshwara is the richest Hindu […]

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It is Vermicelli Curd Rice!

Semiya Curd Rice

Semiya Curd Rice, called as Semiya Bagala Bath in Telugu, is made with Vermicelli and curd as the regular curd rice. Of course there is no rice in this dish. Still Amma calls this dish by this name. This one tugs at memories when Amma used to make it often for her dinner parties that […]

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Spicy Rice Maharashtrian Style – Masala Bhath

Weekends are always hectic. Planning to prepare something special for Sunday lunch is always interesting and exciting. Especially if I am trying new recipes, I am filled with apprehensive thoughts like ‘will this dish will be accepted by all and etc etc’. This time I wanted to try something Marathi and I adapted this recipe […]

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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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Uggani | Borugula Upma | Puffed Rice Upma

Uggani

Uggani is a popular breakfast dish from Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh. This dish is prepared with Borugulu or Puffed Rice. When I say Rayalaseema, I need to be more specific and say this is a popular snack in Ananthapuram district and not elsewhere, as I never knew it is done in Tirupati or surrounding, even though […]

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