Nippattu ~ Nippattlu

I am for snacks anytime. I always used to look forward to the festival seasons, for Amma used to prepare many snacks for diwali or other festival days. She used to prepare so many dishes, that we won’t know which to complete first. I used to be so obsessed that I used to get up […]

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Jonna Rotti | How to make Jowar Roti

I was introduced to Jonna Roti when my Athamma prepared it at home. She got the flour from Andhra with her, when she came down to stay with us. Hailing from Anantapur, they have a great influence of Karnataka over their cuisine to some extent. Knowing few dishes that are prepared at their home, I […]

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Pesarapappu Kura for Poori ~ Yellow Moong Dal

Pesara Pappu Kura

Pesara Pappu or Yellow Moong Dal is a simple yet comforting side dish to be served with Pooris. My bond with this simple dish goes back to my growing up years. Pesara Pappu means Yellow Moong Dal in Telugu. As in Hindi, Dal refers both to the dish and the lentil. Kura in Telugu refers […]

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Vinayaka Chaturthi Tradition and Nievedyam for God!

Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated with much enthusiasm at home. Festivals are always a time when Amma excels herself with many varieties of goodies prepared for Nievedyam. Each festival/ Pooja is marked with a specialty dish that she makes and we eagerly wait for each of the festival to savour these traditional dishes. As kids, I […]

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Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja

Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated with much enthusiasm at our home. Amma usually gets up early and starts the preparation early on to complete the pooja on time. She normally makes the flour and everything herself. Sometimes the day before, the flour gets done. At hubby dear’s place it gets done as in Bombay, with much […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#12

In our recent trip to our native, we got hold of these Andhra Favorites and brought them back with us home. These are Chinthaaku or Tender Tamarind Leaves. This is very famous and consumed with much passion in Andhra. My Dad is so fond of this. Well we finally got down preparing this for lunch. […]

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Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

This was my favorite during my childhood. But its been a real long time since I had this. As a kid, I remember I used to ask Amma to prepare this whenever she asks me what I want for my dinner. I used to enjoy the crispy Goduma dosa with sugar dipped in water. After […]

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Kesari Bhath ~ A Delightful Dessert!

Kesari Bhath is something that’s very dear to me. This is one sweet that my nephew and nieces always want, when they visit us. The first day breakfast menu will always be Idly, Sambar, Chutney and Vada with Kesari Bath. My sis-in-laws will ensure that the kids had their breakfast before letting them peep at […]

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Senaga Pappu Payasam for Janmashtami!

Finally got around posting this Payasam, which was prepared for Janmashtami. I couldn’t prepare everything that’s normally prepared this day. I managed to prepare only Senaga pappu Payasam or Parupu Payasam. We even got the boys walk dipped in the rice flour to imprint the Lord Krishna’s feet. Normally Amma makes with her fist, but […]

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