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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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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