Pithiki pappu kura ~ Hyacinth Bean Curry

Well I must say I had enough with trying to find the English equivalent to this Bean, that’s so common. Infact I was on the verge of giving up on this post. Not only was I confused, I confused Amma also. I spent a long distance call on trying to find the exact name of […]

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Murgh Mussallam ~ Whole Chicken

If there are family specials and things related to that, they always bring memories to us. This is one such recipe that Amma always treasured and prepared on special occasions. Of course, all the special occasion naturally comes on Sunday. Amma takes on herself to prepare a feast on all Sundays. This recipe, she got […]

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Classic Chicken Fry!

My cousins had dropped in for dinner and I planned to prepare my Nawabi Biryani and some chicken fry. Since the time I saw Cinnamon’s Chicken fry, I wanted to make it for hubby dear. Now was the perfect chance. As I had to squeeze in with my time on preparing biryani and a fry […]

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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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Creamy Icy Milkshakes

Anyplace, anytime for a milkshake. This suits me apt. I can have one, any time of the day but believe me I have tasted only Chocolate flavour be it Milkshake or ice-cream, maybe had Vanilla couple of times. I don’t like anything else nor have I every wanted to even try. Dad always says its […]

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Biyam Rotti ~ Rice flour Rotis

Biyam Rotti or Rotis made from Rice flour is very common in rural parts of India. Amma makes many of these rottas from flours like maize, Ragi but the one from Rice is the simplest and also very tasty. Since we had this big box of rice flour ready, we have been having this for […]

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Bendakaya Kurma ~ Okra Gravy

Bendakaya Masala or Bendakaya Kurma is another of my Athamma’s special thats favorite at our place. I was introduced to Bindi Kurma when she first visited us after marriage. As Lady’s finger known as Okra or Bindi and so many other names, Athamma has that many varieties to cook with a simple Okra. This is […]

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Coconut Poli – A change from the regular one

Sweet Polis are my all-time favorite ones. I can eat this anytime, all days. Amma makes it for our Uggadi Festival and I always remember waiting for the festival to eat this. Of course, this has become so common nowadays, that we don’t have to wait for a year or for this festival to savor […]

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Tomato Chutney

My Athamma is famous for her Chutneys. Whenever she used to visit us, I used to ensure she prepares all her series of Chutneys for a feast. This one is the most simplest one, yet so tasty and easy to prepare. She calls it Adarabadara Chutney, which means coarsely ground one. All the ingredients are […]

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Mutton Pulusu ~ Mutton Gravy

This is our traditional Andhra Non-Veg combination Ragi Sangati with Mutton Pulusu. Though I am a pure veg, love cooking non-veg for my hubby dear. I like to try out different varieties but will have to make this in frequent intervals to satisfy him. I will end my rambling with this…else it might again run […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#6

Today’s Lunch box had my favorite Rice item – Channa Pulao. Channa Pulav is something that we must have prepared some 101 times, still every time we eat it, tastes like the first time we having it. Amma got this recipe from a newspaper cutting. It was during this time, I became more interested in […]

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