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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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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Kothamalli Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa

Kothamalli Podi

Kothamalli Podi or Kothimeera podi is a spice powder made with fresh coriander leaves and whole spices. This can be served on the side or sprinkled on dosa top. I actually needed this spicy kick to get back blogging here after a while. The break was unexpected and something out of my hands. There have […]

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Ulundogorai | How to make Urad Dal Rice

Ulundogorai

Ulundogorai is a Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice that is offered as naivedyam at Srirangam Temple in Trichy. This rice dish is very easy to make and can be packed for the lunch box as well. In many of the temples, we have our traditional dishes offered as prasadam and these rice dishes are no […]

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Ulli Karam Dosa with Cheese From Andhra

Ulli Karam Dosa

Ulli Karam Dosa is a delicious Dosa topped with a spicy onion chutney spread. When you are serving to kids, you can make it more interesting by adding cheese. When I was thinking about what to make for U, I remembered the Telugu word Ulli for Onions. I was thinking if I should search for […]

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How to make Tomato Pickle | Andhra Tomato Pachadi

Andhra Tomato Pachadi

Tomato Pickle or this Andhra Tomato Pachadi makes an excellent chutney to be served for Idlies or Dosas. This is the latest addiction at home and have already made it couple of times. This gets served for every tiffin dish that gets served. Chutneys in the morning is always Peanut Chutney. So adding this to […]

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Kothimira Pachadi | Kothamalli Chutney for Dosas

One can never have enough chutneys to make. Even with over 70+ chutney recipes, I still have something new to share today. This one happens to be again one that I noted down from Athamma. She is a master in making Chutneys, Podis, and Pickles and never misses a chance to make a new one.This […]

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Pappu Billalu | Chekkalu ~ Andhra Snack

For the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge this week, I have a recipe from the dairies of my Aunt. She shared this recipe for the Pappu Billalu, made differently from what we normally make. So it was a crunchy treat over the weekend, making this and enjoying a deep fried snack after a long time. Pappu […]

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Dosa with Tomato Onion Spread ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

I am back with a dosa recipe after a long time. In fact, today’s dish is not a typically a dosa recipe, rather a spread that’s quite common in our home. We resort to many such spreads that are spread on the dosa to make a variety and trust me, these spreads take the dosas […]

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How to make Kadai Paneer Step by Step Recipe

Kadhai Paneer is one of those other frequent dishes that Amma used to make often apart from Paneer Butter Masala. She used to mostly add capsicum and make it really sauteed to keep up to its name. When I read on net to see why and how it got its name, it wasn’t clear but […]

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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 […]

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