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Baked Vegetable Jalfrazi

Baked Vegetable Jalfrazi with Home made bread Though this recipe is time consuming in terms of preparation, its worth the effort and time. Makes for a satisfying, nutritious, and delicious one pot meal. And...

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Bendakaya Pulusu – Okra in tamarind gravy

Pulusu aka stew is a typical Andhra preparation which is a tamarind based gravy dish that provides a tangy flavor to vegetables, lentils (pappu pulusu), meat (mamsam pulusu) or fish (chepala pulusu). Pulusu originates...

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Vaangi Bhath – Brinjal Rice

Vangi Bhath Brinjal is a prized possession in my kitchen. I know a few of you will wince on reading that. I love brinjal cooked in any form! This vibrant purple beauty has always...


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Kanda Vadalu – Yam Vada

Kanda aka Suran Vadas Like bittergourd, I disliked yam aka ‘suran’ (kanda in Telugu) as a child. It was a chance encounter with this vegetable in the form of kebabs, from a friend’s tiffin...

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Kakara Kaya Vepudu – Bitter Gourd Stir fry

Usri Kaya pachadi, kakara kaya vepudu, pappu anapakaya with white rice As a child, just hearing the word ‘Kakarakaya’ aka ‘bittergourd’ from my mother would keep me away from the day’s meal. It was...

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Ayurvedic Food – Sprouts

Guest author Claudia Davila writes about different types of sprouts that are beneficial for individual doshas, how to make sprouts and ways in which sprouts could be used to pep up our meals. I...

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Beans Vepudu – French beans stir fry

Beans Vepudu The past few days were like hot summer. It drizzled this morning with the temperature cooling down quite a bit. I was sitting by the bedroom window after Nehal left for school,...

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Sorakaya Pachadi – Bottle Gourd Chutney

Usually this pachadi is prepared because there is left over bottle gourd lying in the refrigerator. Many a time its just a very small portion that is left and there is nothing much that...

Fresh amaranth leaves (chauli/thotakura/mulakeerai)

Thotakura Pulusu – Tangy amaranth leaves stew

Thotakura Pulusu with rice I have already blogged three recipes using chauli aka amaranth greens, Thotakura Pappu (dal), Thotakura Pesarapappu (with yellow moong dal and more of a stir fry dish) and Thotakura Vepudu...

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

Many a time, infact very often, I cook a dish (especially chicken) with the available ingredients at home and no particular recipe in mind. Trusting my instincts, take the risk and play with the...

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Tomato Pickle

Issues that required my immediate attention and also the planning, preparation and celebration of a themed birthday party for Nehal, who turned 6 a few days ago, had me away from the blogging world...

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Munagakaya Mamsam – Mutton Drumstick Curry

Meat lovers will relish this mutton curry which is cooked in combination with drumsticks. The meat becomes succulent and flavorful from the slow simmering to absorb the spices and the drumsticks give the taste...

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Nilava Allam Pachadi – Ginger Pickle

Amma prepares pickles which are out of the world and today I’m blogging one of her most-relished pickle recipes using ginger. A bright, unique flavored achar, nilava allam pachadi aka ginger pickle is a...

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Small breads – Buns, Pav, Bowknot & Twist Rolls

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to shape different types of rolls or small breads from the left over bread dough I made few weeks ago. I prepared plain buns, sesame buns, foot-long hot dog buns, garlic flavored pav breads, twist and bowknot rolls.