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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Pulagam aka Ven Pongal with a difference

Since my visit to Tirumala, I was thinking more of the different prasadams offered in temples and I was remembering the time we had pongal there. It tasted so ultimate. But then of course, in all temples the taste of the prasadam is incomparable. This dish that I make at home is called simply Pongal, […]

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Simple Fish Fry

This easy to make Simple Fish Fry can be done very quickly using Sheela Fish Variety or for that matter any fish you prefer. Makes a delicious starter for your parties or as a side for your weekend special meal. Normally we use King fish for fries, but this time we tried Sheela or Seela. […]

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Dragon 65!

Enter the Dragon!…Well I am not referring the movie or my favorite cartoon series Tintin in china, I grew up on Tintin and still enjoy reading it. I am talking about the dragon entering our kitchen. Chinese of any kind was not so preferred at home, well that’s before we introduced the dragon. Not sure […]

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Palak Paneer (Sag Paneer, Spinach Paneer)

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a creamy gravy made with spinach puree simmered with Indian Cottage Cheese and basic Indian spices. This is a simple and hearty gravy from the Punjabi cuisine. While there are many ways of making Palak Paneer, this recipe is the simplest one can make. Ever since we got introduced to the North […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Podi | Side Dish for Idli

Kanchipuram Idli Podi

Kanchipuram Idli Podi is an authentic Tamil Nadu Condiment made specially for the Kanchipuram Idlis. While we do have a stock of regular Molaga Podi, this condiment is prepared fresh while making these Idlis. When it comes to spicy podis to serve with Idlis or Dosas, Molaga Podi is the most delicious side dish. I […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Recipe | How to make Kancheepuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idli

Kancheepuram Idli as the name goes is from Kancheepuram, a holy city in Tamilnadu, India. History goes that Kanchipuram Idli is served as prasadam in Varadharaja Perumal Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the Kanchipuram. It is a huge Idli (Steamed Rice Cake) which is added with spices. This is […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#1

Lunch time is always so exciting. During school days, it was a time to look forward. Mostly because the difficult subjects would be over by the noon and we can look forward to a nice and relaxed afternoon session. A time to doze and play games, but the most important, being we get to be […]

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Vegetable Biryani

Biriyanis in any form is great to have. Especially for a working woman like me, this is one easy dish to make and not think of side dishes and other extra items that we might normally have to prepare. Planning for a complete meal for the lunch is a big herculean task. Especially at home […]

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Pepper Macaroni | Pepper Macaroni Indian style

Pepper Macaroni Indian style

Pepper Macaroni Indian Style is an absolute lip smacking dish made with elbow pasta in Indian Spices. This makes a quick breakfast dish and if your kids are fond of Pasta, they will love this! Pastas are generally considered to be bland for Indian Palette and it has happened in my household too. Parents are […]

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