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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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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Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder is a curry powder from the Goan Cuisine that is used to make the Xacuti Chicken Gravy. However, the spice powder can be used in a variety of dishes as well. Ever since the last time when there was a need to make a paratha starting with X and I ended up […]

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Yellina Chitranna | How to make Sesame Lemon Rice

Yellina Chitranna

Yellina Chitranna is our humble lemon rice all decked up. This easy lemon rice is made more interesting with roasted spice powder. I was inspired by Suma’s post on Yellina Chitranna. Yellu is sesame seeds in Kannada and Lemon Rice is called Chitranna, so this simple rice is made more interesting with the roasted sesame […]

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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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Raw Mango Rice | How to make Mamidikaya Gojju Annam

Raw Mango Rice

Raw Mango rice or Mamidikaya Gojju Annam is a quick Mixed Rice Dish that you can make for an easy lunch if you have the Mango Chutney prepared ahead. This is a typical summer dish. While Mamidikaya Annam is frequently prepared during the season, this is the time I am making this chutney to make […]

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Pariba Khechudi | Puri Jagannath Temple Style

Pariba Khechudi

Pariba Khechudi is a popular Odisha Satwik dish prepared in the Puri Jagannath temple way. This is a healthy comfort dish as it has loads of vegetables in the dish. When it was the turn to finalise for P, I decided to do Pariba Khechudi from Odisha. I was also keen to select from all […]

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Fodnicha Bhaat | How to make Phodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat or Phodnicha Bhaat as it is also called is a simple dish you can make with leftover rice. This is a perfect one to carry for Lunch box as well. Since rice is eaten in a majority on a daily basis, there is always a possibility of excess on hand. That’s when you […]

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Ellu Sadam | How to make Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam

Ellu Sadam is a spicy rice dish made with the Sesame spice powder. This is a quick and easy rice to make as you can store the spice powder as well. I already have an Ellu Sadam made with toor dal before, so this time I wanted to make the spice powder with Urad dal. […]

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Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Diwali Mixture | How to make Kara Boondi Mixture

Diwali Mixture

Diwali Mixture or this Kara Boondi is a wonderful savory you can make this festival season and enjoy. This is very much similar to the South Indian Mixture we make, only this is made slightly different and with lesser components added. Amma has a standard list of dishes that she makes for each Diwali and […]

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