Matar Kachori | How to make Peas Stuffed Pooris

For the second day of BM#48, weekend Brunch, I planned for yet another elaborate brunch. Sunday breakfast at home is either Appam with Tomato Kurma or Poori channa. I didn’t want to break the tradition and decided to make two different poori variety to make it even more elaborate. As always the breakfast is had […]

Continue Reading

Vellai Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu | More Kuzhambu

We are starting the 3rd week of BM# 46, this week with Combo Dishes. These combo dishes were suggested by the BM Members and it surely makes a wonderful set of dishes to make. Each combo dishes famous from different states and cultures. I was surely interested in taking this up. However, I couldn’t make […]

Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Paratha | Sweet Potato Indian Flatbread

I love Sweet potatoes! And always loved eating it as such. There are always certain things that you just eat as such and never can imagine it being incorporated in a dish right. Sweet Potatoes are such things for me. Shakarkand as it is called in Hindi, we call it Genusa gadda in Telugu. This […]

Continue Reading

Cooked Toor Dal ~ Indian Basics for Cooking

Ok this is exactly not a mandatory item on the list for Basic ones in Indian Cooking. But I would rather think so. Though cooking toor dal in pressure cooker takes about 10 minutes, having cooked dal on hand is much more convenient. Especially when you are hard pressed to dish up something quick for […]

Continue Reading

Lunch Box Series : LBS#54 ~ Beans Paruppu Usili!

Beans Paruppu Usili is a crumbly protein rich dish made with steamed dal. Paruppu Usili is a very popular Tamil Brahmin dish. Paruppu Usili has ground and steamed dal that is then sauteed with spices and can be made with vegetables like cluster beans, green beans, broad beans, plantain flower, cabbage, carrot etc. This traditional […]

Continue Reading

Kanchipuram Idli Podi | Side Dish for Idli

Kanchipuram Idli Podi

When it comes to spicy podis to serve with Idlis or Dosas, Molaga Podi is the most delicious side dish. I am very partial to the Podi that Amma makes. I can have that Dal Podi with anything and everything. However there are certain dishes that gets a special spicy podis done and this Podi […]

Continue Reading

Andhra Pulihora, Tamarind Rice ~ Andhra Special!

This weekend we visited Tirumala in Tirupati. The town owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills. Tirumala is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, (one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu), located atop Seshachala hills often called as “Yaedu Kondalu” (seven hills). The temple of Lord Venkateshwara is the richest Hindu […]

Continue Reading