Kajjikayalu or Karjikayalu~ Andhra Special!

We had quite a fun cooking late on Saturday night. Our dinner was simple as hubby dear was not in town. And kids graced us by going to bed early. We found ourselves in the kitchen by 9.30 pm and I saw Athamma was getting something ready. I was busy cooking for one of the […]

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Rava Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

There is something about Rava Dosa that pulls my heart strings in many ways. This has been my most favourite tiffin item that I would want to order in a hotel. Most times, it would not be available as it’s so popular!. If Amma had the challenge to conquer, it was Rava Dosa. And she […]

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Vermicelli Kesari ~ Semiya Kesari!

Vermicelli Kesari or Semiya Kesari is one of the delicious sweets that reminds me of my Birthday. Growing up, the thought of a Saturday would evoke the senses to look forward to the delicious prasadam that Amma would be making. It always varied with the seasons. At one point it used to Semiya Payasam, that […]

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Stuffed Paneer Parathas

My memories on Stuffed parathas goes back to the time we went to Pune to attend a Punjabi family friend’s marriage. It was one cold December morning when we landed in Pune station. When I got down the steps, cold wind hit my face and I was chilled to bones. I am always very resistant […]

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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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Parotta

Parotta made in the Tamil Nadu style has a unique taste and style that it can stand for competition on its own. This is so common and yet too difficult to prepare at home. We can see it commonly sold in the road site carts. Layered parotta is very famous in Tamil Nadu. Each layer […]

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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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Nawabi Chicken Biryani

It was Sunday time and I wanted to cook something wonderful for my hubby dear. This took me down my memory lane…. I ended up dishing up this delicious Nawabi Biryani…This dish takes me back to my high school days when I used to eat meat. Amma used to make this especially for me as […]

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Andhra Pesarattu | Whole Moong Dal Dosa

When you think of famous dishes from Andhra, Pesarattu surely comes to mind. At hotels, it is usually served with Upma, Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney) and Coconut Chutney. Everybody at home loves Pesarattu and whenever she makes it, she also makes Upma as Daddy loves that combo. When I started making it at my own […]

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