Pav Bhaji

What pizza is to Italy or the hot-dog is to America, pav bhaji has the same connotation to western India. Pav bhaji or pao bhaji is a specialty Indian dish with origins in Mumbai and Gujarat. In Marathi pav means bread (the term derives from the Portuguese “pao”) and bhaji means a curry and vegetable […]

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It is Vermicelli Curd Rice!

Semiya Curd Rice

Semiya Curd Rice, called as Semiya Bagala Bath in Telugu, is made with Vermicelli and curd as the regular curd rice. Of course there is no rice in this dish. Still Amma calls this dish by this name. This one tugs at memories when Amma used to make it often for her dinner parties that […]

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Uggani | Borugula Upma | Puffed Rice Upma

Uggani

Uggani is a popular breakfast dish from Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh. This dish is prepared with Borugulu or Puffed Rice. When I say Rayalaseema, I need to be more specific and say this is a popular snack in Ananthapuram district and not elsewhere, as I never knew it is done in Tirupati or surrounding, even though […]

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Andhra Pesarattu | Whole Moong Dal Dosa

When you think of famous dishes from Andhra, Pesarattu surely comes to mind. At hotels, it is usually served with Upma, Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney) and Coconut Chutney. Everybody at home loves Pesarattu and whenever she makes it, she also makes Upma as Daddy loves that combo. When I started making it at my own […]

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