Pachi Mirapakaya Karam Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

Making Dosas with different Karam (Curried Masalas) is what Athamma makes most days for breakfast. She makes with ripe chillies, green chillies and so many other varieties as well. This version was something that’s made with green chillies mixed with other spices like cumin, garlic etc. This surely spikes your morning like nothing else can. […]

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Fried Keema Balls | Keema Undalu | Step By Step Recipe

Fried Keema Balls

Fried Keema Balls or Keema Undalu are a popular Andhra fried dish made with minced meat with spices and deep fried. These make a wonderful snack and a delicious dish in a thali. Kheema Balls always featured in our discussions when Hubby dear talks about his Aunt and Uncle. He never misses a chance to […]

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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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Rajma Masala with Aloo!

Rajma Masala is mostly served with Rice and is famously referred as Rajma Chawal. However, when you are serving with roti,  you will want a little thick gravy, so in today’s recipe, I have a thick gravy, where I haven’t used any electronic gadgets to grind any of the ingredients. To make the gravy thick, […]

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Peas Kofta Curry

Peas are such interesting things to find in a pulao. Though the season brings in lot of the fresh ones, I somehow don’t like to bite on a fresh one. It gives feeling of kacha which somehow doesn’t go well with taste for me. So I always preferred dried ones. Best of these would be […]

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Erra Karam Masala Dosa ~ Andhra Specials!

This is my 100th post and I am celebrating it by posting my hubby dear’s favorite dosa types – Erra Karam Masala Dosa. Erra Karam as in Telugu means Red Chilli Masala, this I came to know is hubby favorite dish which he very passionately confessed during my Athamma’s earlier visit. He said his mother […]

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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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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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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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