Butter Paneer Masala

Well you may ask why I am posting almost the same dish again. But this is different, the ingredients added were different and so was the method in which is prepared. My Paneer Butter Masala was always a hit and this recipe I adapted from Prajusha, which goes by the name Butter Paneer Masala was […]

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Meen Kollambu ~ Fish Curry

There is a beautiful Tamil song in praise of Meen Kuzhambu, which is an evergreen hit. And of course down south all are fond of this meen kolambu or Fish curry. At home Meen Kolambu is a must for Wednesday dinner. This is one those favorite dishes made by Amma, that I have never tasted, […]

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Chicken Pulusu or Gravy – Andhra Style

We call this Koodi Pulusu or Chicken Pulusu. Pulusu as in Telugu, means gravy which is not very thick but has running consistency. Amma prepares Chicken Pulusu with Dosa for Breakfast on Bhogi day during Sankranti or Pongal festival. Bhogi festival is not complete without this breakfast at our place. For Vegetarians, its Dosa with […]

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Traditional Curd Rice

This simple curd rice is called by so many names – Perugamma or Daddojanum or Thayir Sadam (Tamil Nadu) or Bagala bath. Curd Rice is a must at our home, be it for lunch or for dinner. Even if its only one spoon you got to eat it. It is normally eaten towards the end […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#3

Today’s lunch box features my Athamma’s cooking. She is an enterprising lady who can quickly change ingredients based on their availability at hand. The result has always been outstanding. But one disadvantage I found was, we never can predict what she adds to the dish. Also, if I want to recreate the same thing, I […]

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Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo is more of a dry dish made with Broad Beans and Potatoes with a typical Indian Masala. This serves both as a side dish for Chapati or along with Rice and dal. This is one of the most frequent dishes that Athamma used to make for dinner and I also got […]

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Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is one of the most versatile chutney, famous all over the south. Each region adds its own distinct flavour to the base chutney. Almost all the hotels in Tamil Nadu serve this along with Dosas and Idlis. The chutney is almost so white and has a very nutty taste that makes the tiffin […]

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Crispy Adai

I can eat Dosa all days, any time of the time and everyday. I can write a book on my passion and experience with Dosa. Amma tries out many varieties of Dosa, especially for me. And my all time favorite dosa variety is Adai. The thin crispy Adai with tempting Coconut chutney is just out […]

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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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X – Chicken Fry

Today I am going to write on two of my Dad’s favorite dishes. One dish with chicken and the other one is an Andhra Specialty made from Butternut squash or red pumpkin as we call it. This dish is mainly done during festival season and mostly liked and eaten in Andhra. I have not seen […]

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Vankaya Pappu Andhra Style | Brinjal Dal ~ Lunch Box Series #2

Vankaya Pappu

Today’s lunch is Vankaya Pappu, a typical Andhra Style Pappu made with Brinjal or Eggplant along with a Gojju made with Drumstrick. I remember the first time I had explained to a colleague about Brinjal Dal and getting a werid expression on knowing a brinjal was featured in the dal. I guess there are lot […]

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