Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#7

Carrot Beans Sambar

Carrot Beans Sambar is one of the sambar varieties that’s popular in Tamil Nadu. The sweetness of carrot lends a unique taste to this sambar. Since this post was many years ago, I decided to redo the same dishes and took new pictures as part of the BM#90, Redo Old posts. I enjoyed making it […]

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Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo is more of a dry dish made with Broad Beans and Potatoes with a typical Indian Masala. This serves both as a side dish for Chapati or along with Rice and dal. This is one of the most frequent dishes that Athamma used to make for dinner and I also got […]

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Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is one of the most versatile chutney, famous all over the south. Each region adds its own distinct flavour to the base chutney. Almost all the hotels in Tamil Nadu serve this along with Dosas and Idlis. The chutney is almost so white and has a very nutty taste that makes the tiffin […]

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Gummadikaya Gojju

This dish with Butternut squash or Red pumpkin is very simple and does not involve onions or tomatoes yet tastes great. Its called Parakikay in Tamil and Gummadikaya in Telugu. This is our all time favorite which goes well with anything. Here you go for the things needed Gummadikaya Gojju Preparation Time: 5 mins Cooking […]

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Vankaya Pappu Andhra Style | Brinjal Dal ~ Lunch Box Series #2

Vankaya Pappu

Today’s lunch is Vankaya Pappu, a typical Andhra Style Pappu made with Brinjal or Eggplant along with a Gojju made with Drumstrick. I remember the first time I had explained to a colleague about Brinjal Dal and getting a werid expression on knowing a brinjal was featured in the dal. I guess there are lot […]

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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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