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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Andhra Chicken Fry | How to make Kodi Vepudu

Kodi Vepudu

Kodi Vepudu or Andhra Style Chicken Fry is easy to make and quick one to fix on your busy weekend lunch. This uses your pantry essentials and doesn’t call for elaborate ingredients. This easy fry was something that my cousin shared with us when she visited us and we were talking about how she makes […]

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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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Pesara Sunniundalu ~ Navratri Day 5

Pesara Sunnundalu

Pesara Sunniundalu is an easy Indian Sweet made with roasted split yellow moong dal with jaggery and ghee. This easy 3 Ingredient Ladoo is an easy dish you can make for Neivedyam. I have three different recipes for this ladoo made with Urad dal. So this time I made with Moong dal and it was equally […]

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Toor Dal Poli | How to make Kandi Bobbatlu ~ Navratri Day 2

Toor Dal Poli

Toor Dal Poli or Kandi Bobbatlu is a sweet flatbread from Andhra. The stuffing is made with Toor dal and jaggery with outer layer made with all purpose flour. This surely makes a great addition to your festival prasadams. For the Navratri Day 2, Nava Durga observed is Brahmacharini (Mars). The food offered can be […]

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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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Sakinalu | How to make Erra Sakinalu

Sakinalu

Sakinalu is a traditional Telangana Snack made with homemade rice flour and sesame seeds. This snack is a must during Makara Sankrantti and given to grooms during wedding. When I first came to know about this snack was when Usha had posted it for one of the Mega BMs. So since then I had been […]

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Red Chilli Garlic Sauce ~ 2 Ingredient Dip

Red Chili Garlic Spread

Red Chilli Garlic Sauce is a spicy dip made with just 2 ingredients that can be used as a spread, dip along with any tiffin dish. This easy to make dip is no cook dish that only requires hot water in which you got to soak the red chilies and then grind to a smooth […]

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Pappula Podi | Putnala Pappu Podi with Garam Masala

Putnala Podi

Putnala Podi is one of the most popular condiments from Andhra Cuisine. There are so many ways to make this humble spice blend or powder featuring the fried gram dal or roasted chana dal. I have shared two other ways of making this podi, that can be sprinkled over dosas, smeared over Idlis, mixed with […]

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Prawn Curry ~ Side Dish for Poori / Chapati

Prawns Curry

Prawn Curry is a wonderful dish for Poori with the gravy made rich with cashew nuts. This serves a yummy side dish for pulao as well. I have shared another Prawn curry with Coconut Milk and this version uses cashew nut paste, that makes it very rich and delicious. Other Prawn Dishes are something that […]

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Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala is a traditional chicken dish from Andhra made with roasted spices and makes a delicious side dish with biryani or roti. When Amma made this a couple of months ago, I was making the biryani while she said she wanted to make a gravy dish. She said she used to […]

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