Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu

Dondakaya Fry

Dondakaya Fry or Dondakaya Vepudu as it’s called in Telugu is a version of this simple dish deep fried and spiced along with peanuts. In a typical Andhra Thali that’s served in hotels, you are bound to see some deep fried vegetables like a bitter gourd fry or Tindora spiced along with peanuts. This is […]

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Teepi Garelu, Brown Chana Dal Sundal ~ Navratri Day 8

Teepi Garelu

Teepi Garelu or Bellam Vada are a popular festival sweet made in Andhra. These are Urad Dal Vadas soaked in Jaggery Syrup. These Teepi Garelu are a popular dish in the telanga and coastal parts of Andhra. When I asked Amma, she said they don’t make it as such. So I had to google and […]

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Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop is a popular Kolkata Street food. These are deep fried chops made with beetroot, potato, carrots and peanuts which gives a nice crunch and are often served as an evening snack. As I was following two different recipes, the bhaja masala differed in this from what I have made in Spice […]

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Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya | Sama Rice Dahi Gujiya

Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya

Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya are stuffed moon shaped pies made with sama rice, khoya and nuts. This is a perfect dish for fasting or as an evening snack. This is a twist of the popular Dahi gujiya made with urad dal from Uttar Pradesh. Since I had to do two versions of Dahi Gujiya, I […]

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Rajasthani Chana Dal Vada | How to make Kalmi Vada

Rajashtani Kalmi Vada Recipe

Kalmi Vada is a traditional Rajasthani chana dal vada made with chana dal and spices. This is typically served as tea time snack. Though I have read about it and seen it, the first time I tasted it was in our office when we had invited a cook to prepare authentic Rajasthani khana for an […]

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Ratlami Sev ~ Madhya Pradesh Special

Ratlami Sev

Ratlami Sev is a very popular snack of Ratlam city region of Madhya Pradesh. In this version the spice mix used is pepper powder and cloves. The extra addition of clove powder along with pepper makes it slightly different from the other version I posted on Spice your Life. I referred this for details and […]

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Pudina Pappu Chekkalu ~ Mint and Rice Crackers

Pudina Pappu Chekkalu

Pudina Pappu Chekkalu is the mint flavour Traditional Andhra snack normally made with rice flour, decked with chana dal. The other popular Pappu Chekkalu or Pappu Billalu is made with chana dal or palli (peanuts) sesame seeds etc. I have already shared two versions, the nipattalu and the Pappu Chekkalu with a different recipe. Since […]

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Spinach Murukku | How to make Palak Chakli

Spinach Murukku

Spinach Murukku is an interesting twist to the regular murukku and makes it more healthy as we include spinach puree to the dough. This gives a beautiful green murukku. Kids will love this green murukku and in this way they also get to include spinach in their snack. The murukku turns out very crispy and […]

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Mundhiri Murukku | How to make Cashew Nut Murukku

Mundhiri Murukku

Mundhiri Murukku is a variety of rice based murukkus where cashew nut is used as the liquid. This is quite a rich and tasty one to enjoy. When I got exhausted with the many varieties I checked and against what I have posted, I decided that cashew murukku sounded very interesting. This batch was done […]

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Aval Murukku | How to make Poha Chakli

Aval Murukku

Aval Murukku or Poha Chakli is savory rice based snack made with rice flour and beaten rice or the thick poha. These are Jar snacks that you can make ahead for kids and stock. I have been wanting to make these aval murukku for a while, infact my murukku making is restricted to Deepavali along […]

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Seepu Seedai ~ Chettinad Special

Seepu Seedai

Seepu Seedai is a Chettinad Special murukku also called as Seepu Murukku. The ingredient that makes this different is the coconut milk that’s added. This deep fried snack is also made on a special acchu or press, however you can make this with a comb as the snack name says. Seepu means Comb in tamil […]

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