Rajma Masala with Aloo!

Rajma Masala is mostly served with Rice and is famously referred as Rajma Chawal. However, when you are serving with roti,  you will want a little thick gravy, so in today’s recipe, I have a thick gravy, where I haven’t used any electronic gadgets to grind any of the ingredients. To make the gravy thick, […]

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Peas Kofta Curry

Peas are such interesting things to find in a pulao. Though the season brings in lot of the fresh ones, I somehow don’t like to bite on a fresh one. It gives feeling of kacha which somehow doesn’t go well with taste for me. So I always preferred dried ones. Best of these would be […]

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Erra Karam Masala Dosa ~ Andhra Specials!

This is my 100th post and I am celebrating it by posting my hubby dear’s favorite dosa types – Erra Karam Masala Dosa. Erra Karam as in Telugu means Red Chilli Masala, this I came to know is hubby favorite dish which he very passionately confessed during my Athamma’s earlier visit. He said his mother […]

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Bendakaya Bajji ~ Okra Bajji

Bendakaya Bajji

Bendakaya Bajji is a gooey stew made with Lady’s Finger from Anantapur, Andhra. This is a no Oil dish that pairs well with Ragi Sangati , a rice dish made with Finger Millet. This is my Athamma’s signature dish and it took me many years to finally get approval from Hubby Dear not because I […]

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Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#7

Carrot Beans Sambar

Carrot Beans Sambar is one of the sambar varieties that’s popular in Tamil Nadu. The sweetness of carrot lends a unique taste to this sambar. Since this post was many years ago, I decided to redo the same dishes and took new pictures as part of the BM#90, Redo Old posts. I enjoyed making it […]

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Gummadikaya Gojju

This dish with Butternut squash or Red pumpkin is very simple and does not involve onions or tomatoes yet tastes great. Its called Parakikay in Tamil and Gummadikaya in Telugu. This is our all time favorite which goes well with anything. Here you go for the things needed Gummadikaya Gojju Preparation Time: 5 mins Cooking […]

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Vankaya Pappu Andhra Style | Brinjal Dal ~ Lunch Box Series #2

Vankaya Pappu

Today’s lunch is Vankaya Pappu, a typical Andhra Style Pappu made with Brinjal or Eggplant along with a Gojju made with Drumstrick. I remember the first time I had explained to a colleague about Brinjal Dal and getting a weird expression on knowing a brinjal was featured in the dal. I guess there are lot […]

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Pav Bhaji

What pizza is to Italy or the hot-dog is to America, pav bhaji has the same connotation to western India. Pav bhaji or pao bhaji is a specialty Indian dish with origins in Mumbai and Gujarat. In Marathi pav means bread (the term derives from the Portuguese “pao”) and bhaji means a curry and vegetable […]

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is a creamy rich gravy with Cottage Cheese from Punjab. This is a crowd pleaser and kids will surely love it. While the restaurant version normally oozes out with butter, this version is still rich with home touch. Paneer Butter Masala is one of those dishes that gets prepared at home at […]

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Chole Masala with Aloo

Or Chana masala, Chickpeas Curry. How can I talk about Bhatura and not mention Chole! Well we normally make Channa curry for pooris or chappattis, but with Bhaturas it tastes simply out of this world. The version that was prepared this time, was a very simple one. To get thick consistency we added potatoes. Else […]

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Kodikoora – Andhra Chicken Gravy

The delicious Andhra cuisine, is reputedly the spiciest and hottest of all Indian cuisine. When we think of Andhra cuisines, hot spicy gravies comes to mind. Especially if its a Non-Veg, no doubt it has to be spicy. Here comes a recipe undoubtedly spicy and deliciously. Well you might ask how I can know without […]

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