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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Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix is a ground spice blend combining about 12 different spices and ingredients. This gives a wonderful taste and aroma to the cooked dish. I selected Condiments as the theme for my Pick 3 dishes from 3 Asian Countries, I chose Srilanka as the first country to explore, then decided on making this […]

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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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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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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe with Roasted Spices

Paneer Butter Masala

This version of Paneer Butter Masala is a rich creamy gravy made with roasted paneer in a gravy of roasted spices and onion sauce. While I have so many versions of Paneer Butter Masala, one better than the other, I have yet another version coming up and this is from Amma’s dairy. In fact, this […]

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Paneer Gatta | How to make Paneer Gatta Sabzi

Paneer Gatta Sabji

Paneer Gatta is a twist on the popular Gatte ki Subzi from the Rajasthani Cuisines. In this gravy, paneer is added along with besan that makes it rich and extra soft. So this dal and paneer dumplings are steamed or fried and served in a yoghurt sauce. Traditionally this gatte ki sabzi is prepared with […]

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Gongura Pulihora | Andhra Style Red Sorrel Leaves Rice

Red Sorrel Leaves Rice

Gongura Pulihora is an Andhra special spicy mixed rice prepared with red sorrel leaves with spices. This is very quick and easy to make Pulihora. Andhra is famous for its gongura pachadi, which we make in couple of different methods. I have a Gongura Podi, Gongura Pappu, I have even made a fried rice with […]

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Masala Moong Dal Sundal

Masala Moong Dal Sundal

Masala Moong Dal Sundal is a spicy sundal made with moong dal. This is an excellent sundal to make during Navrati or just as an evening snack. I normally make moong dal Sundal and it is not very spicy. However, this time as a change, wanted to try something spicy. So used this spicy masala […]

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Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal

Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal

Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal was made during Navratri Pooja as Neivedyam. I have used the red variety available instead of the regular long ones. This variety is smaller and red in colour. These also get cooked faster than the regular ones. I always have a problem in cooking Rajma to tender soft. Instead of […]

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