Choliya Poori ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Choliya Poori

Choliya Poori is made with fresh chickpea mixed with spices and deep fried as pooris. These are so delicious and can be enjoyed as such! Green Chickpea puri can be enjoyed for brunch or dinner with your favorite side dish. When it came to the alphabet C, I had a choice of picking Coorgi Puris, […]

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Besan ki Masala Poori ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Besan Ki Masala poori

Besan ki Masala Poori or Besani Masala Poori is a poori made with Gram flour or Besan along with roasted spice powders. This makes a wonderful and ideal dish for weekend brunch. If you have the spice powders ground, you can easily make for your weekday breakfast as well. As I have already mentioned, I […]

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Achari Masala Poori ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Achari Masala Poori

Achari Masala Poori is a delicious Indian Flatbread made with wheat flour and spices, including the homemade Achari Masala Powder. This makes a wonderful meal for a relaxed weekend brunch. We are starting the New Year’s Edition of BM that has some very interesting themes lined up. One of my all time favorite themes has […]

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How to make Palak Paneer ~ Easy Side Dish for Chapathi

Punjabi Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a delicious gravy side dish for chapati that can be done very quickly with Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese and is a hit with kids. The only greens that my boys eat is Spinach and we make sure we make palak paneer at least once in 15 days. Amma already has her […]

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Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval is a typical fish fry made with the fish variety called as the Nei Meen. With simple spices and roasting the fish, it makes a wonderful starter or a side dish for rice. We only buy Vanjaram Meen and sometimes Shankara for gravy. So when there was another variety that will taste […]

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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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Sesame Rice | How to make Ellu Sadam ~ Navratri Day 7

How to make Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam is a mixed rice variety from Tamil Nadu made with Sesame Seeds and spices. This makes a quick meal by itself. While I already have two other versions of Ellu Sadam or Sesame Rice / Til Rice, I had to make something with sesame for today. Since I already had plans to make […]

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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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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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