Salt Diamonds!

Salt Diamonds are something that every child would’ve had it I am sure. I guess its called by different names. I remember this snack being called as Maida Salt Diamonds because Amma used to make this in Diamond shape. It used to be my favorite snack and used to consume by tons!.And I have been […]

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Cabbage Kootu

Finally I am able to post this recipe after so many procrastinations. Looking back on my recent posts, looks like I haven’t been able to keep up the pace of one post daily regime! Well I guess everybody needs sometime off to just do nothing on some front too. I was even trilled that few […]

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Food Bloggers Meet!

Well finally Lakshmi, Nirmala and I met over for lunch which got extended to coffee time. This meet was finally possible after what I would say a period of planning over 2 months! Thanks to Lakshmi for suggesting this. She mailed me if I would be interested in a Chennai Food blogger meet. I was […]

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Gongura Pachadi ~ Andhra Special

Well this is what we do when we have excess Red sorrel leaves at hand. Make them as Pachadi or chutney. Andhra is famous for Gongura Pickle or Chutney. This variety is chutney which is a specialty of Athamma who hails from Ananthapuram. I find it so strange that though both the families are from […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#13

Gongura which is known as Red Sorrel Leaves, Roselle, Pulicha Keerai (Tamil), Ambad bhaji, ambada, ambadi(Hindi) are popular sour greens available in local markets. Tender leaves of these are very tasty in any ways. Gongura is very famous in Andhra, be it for its pachadi or pappu. Amma makes a delicious pachadi from this. But […]

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Pepper Chicken!

This is a spicy peppery chicken that works out well as a starter. If one prefers a spicy one, then this is the choice. The last time hubby had, it was prepared by Amma and he was all praise for this. So naturally I wanted to try again. But so many days passed by and […]

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Aavakai Uragaya ~ Andhra Special

Aavakai Uragaya or Aavakaaya as it is called is the famous Mango Pickle from Andhra Pradesh. Andhra is known for its pickles and chutneys and every summer is spent preparing this mango pickle. I have always seen this preparation happening at home with Amma getting the chilli powder from Andhra. My aunty, who used to […]

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Parathas from Leftover Rice!

I don’t really remember eating much of leftover stuff at home more because Amma used to prepare all three meals and there was always somebody to complete whatever was left. Parents have strong opinion against having food stored in fridge and consuming it later. No there is no question of leftover items at home. But […]

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