Pappu Billalu | Chekkalu ~ Andhra Snack

For the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge this week, I have a recipe from the dairies of my Aunt. She shared this recipe for the Pappu Billalu, made differently from what we normally make. So it was a crunchy treat over the weekend, making this and enjoying a deep fried snack after a long time. Pappu […]

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Anumulu, Alasandalu Pulusu | Lunch Box Series : LBS#78

For the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge this week, I have another regional special from Andhra, a gravy or curry made with Hyacinth Bean and Black Eyed Pea made with tamarind juice. In Andhra Cuisine, the gravy made with tamarind without any lentil is called as Pulusu. The sour used in this is mostly from tamarind, […]

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Gongura Podi | Andhra Spice Powder

I have a fancy for spice powders and when it comes to Andhra Cuisine, you will find so many varieties. I have grown up, seeing so many spice powders getting made and served. Amma’s Podi is always such a favorite among my favorites and is always stocked. Athamma is also known for all the chutneys […]

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Coconut Athirasam | Ariselu ~ Janmashtami Recipes

Happy Krishna Jayanthi to all my readers! I know I am a day late in wishing. I thought I might as well do it and share what we made for the pooja. I only made the Poha Kheer, the murukkus and Athirasams are from Amma. The murukkus proportion is a new one and so I […]

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Multigrain Flour Masala Roti ~ Diabetic Diet

For today, I have a healthy mixed flour roti that’s spicy and with masala. It is also very good for diabetic diet. Athamma makes it for herself, while we make regular Bajra roti or Jowar Roti. We either serve it with chutney or kurma. So those times, this is the roti that Athamma makes for […]

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Curry Leaves Chutney Recipe | Karivepaku Pachadi

This version of Karivepaku Chutney, is yet another delicious spread you can have for your Dosas. You can either serve as a dip or simply spread over cooked dosa, before serving. Athamma makes this chutney quite often during the season when we get fresh curry leaves, which are tender as well. Since there is no […]

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Mango Chutney ~ Andhra Mamidikaya Pachadi

Making the best of the season, here’s another pachadi made with unripe mangoes. Wonder how this recipe never made way here. However I am happy I got it recorded when Amma made it this time. This is one of those regular dishes she makes during the season.  We mostly mix this with steaming rice with […]

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Mutton Gojju | Andhra Style Semi Gravy Mutton Curry

Starting June I decided I will be more regular in this space and with that notion, I am sharing this Mutton Gojju that Amma makes quite often. I already have few variations of the gojju that she makes regularly. This was the recent addition and I wanted to make sure I record it here. We […]

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Pachi Tomato Pulusu | Raw Tomato Stew ~ Andhya style

When it comes to authentic or rustic dishes from any cuisine, one can still be surprised by the new dishes there are there to learn. This pachi Tomato Pulusu is one such dish I recently came to know from Athamma. As the name says in Telugu, pachi means raw or uncooked. Pulusu refers to anything […]

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Simple and Quick Chicken Roast

During this weekend we made the latest popular Chicken Gravy. Hubby dear not being at home, we decided to have a simple lunch with just the chicken gravy and a roast. Athamma also ended up making some rustic andhra dish that’s just made instantly. That’s for another day. Now coming to the Chicken Roast, it’s […]

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