Gutti Beerakaya Kura ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#84

Gutti Beerakaya Kura is a typical Andhra Style side dish, served best with hot rice and ghee. This stuffed Ridge Gourd Curry goes well with Rotis as well. The best part is, this is a no onion, no tomato side dish and that makes it really easy and quick to make for a packed lunch […]

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Capsicum Coconut Masala ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#83

Today’s dish is from a Telugu cooking show. The combination of pepper and coconut sounded interesting and so I tried it right away. It is definitely a different and delicious combination. For the second day of cooking with Capsicum under 1 Vegetable 3 dishes, I have a Capsicum Coconut Curry. This has been in the […]

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Alasandalu Curry without Tomato ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#82

For today’s Cooking from Cookbook, I am going to share a new series that we have taken on ourselves. We refer to Amma and myself. Its a challenge to cook gravies, side dishes for both Rice and Roti, without using Tomatoes.  Today’s recipe is Black Eyed Peas Gravy without Tomato. Black Eyed Peas is called […]

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Kakarakaya Ulli Karam ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#80

After an unexpected miss of this Cooking from Cookbook Challenge last week, I am back with a traditional dish from Andhra, especially from Amma’s dairy. She saw this in a cook show and had noted it down.   While Ulli Karam is quite famous in Andhra, we somehow never make it quite often at home. […]

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Vazhaipoo Poriyal | Vazhapoo Thoran

Wondering what happened to me all of sudden, that I am not being regular? Well I think it has to happen sometime right. I was so totally unprepared for the summer vacation and it hit me unaware. First was my nephew and niece coming over and then kids being at home, simply catches up with […]

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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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