Millet Khichdi | Millet Porridge

This is a delicious, nutritious and super healthy one-pot meal of Korralu/Foxtail Millets and moong dal. Vegans can omit ghee in this recipe. I used the moong dal with skin for more nutrition and high fiber content. This kichdi is very easy, quick to make and very light on the tummy. You can use any…

Chama Aaku Pakodi | Arbi Leaf (Colocasia Leaf) Pakora

Colocasia Fritters – Pakodi or pakora recipe, a simple savory snack recipe prepared as an evening snack. This is a little modified version of the famous onion pakoda. Adding the arbi/chama leaf to this recipe makes it even nutritious and colorful. With this step by step photo recipe, making it at home is now easier…

Cutlet Chaat (Street Style) |Batani Chaat Recipe

Batani chat or Cutlet Chaat recipe, explained with step by step pictures and a video. Batani chat is a very tasty street style green/white peas chaat. This is a very healthy, tasty and nutritious evening snack. An unique white/green peas based curry chaat recipe made with boiled potatoes, chopped tomatoes, onions and sev toppings. It…

Poha-Moong dal Kheer | Atukulu-Pesara pappu Payasam

Poha Moong dal Payasam / Atukulu Pesara pappu Payasam is a super easy, and simple south indian milk based dessert recipe prepared with yellow mung beans / moong dal, rice flakes or poha and jaggery. it is a traditional milk kheer recipe prepared mainly during the festival seasons, mainly on Krishnashtami festival or as part…

Mixed flour poori

Poori / Puri is everybody’s favorite tiffin and very popular in South India. The preparation of mixed flour poori is exactly the same as normal wheat poori. The only difference is I have used 4 types of flours instead of just wheat flour and added veggies and few greens to the flours. It contains wheat,…

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam is a simple, creamy yet delicious festive vermicelli pudding from South Indian cuisine. This payasam is made of milk, dry fruits and flavored with cardamom or saffron. This delicious dessert comes together in just 20 minutes and even the beginners can make it easily. Very easy to make and can be made any day…

Vegetable Bagara Rice | Plain Pulao

Vegetable Bagara Rice is a quick, aromatic and flavorful one-pot rice dish from Hyderabadi cuisine. Colorful vegetables and fragrant Basmati rice cooked in a simple tempering of whole spices and herbs together and comes in under 30 minutes with simple ingredients. It is a vegetarian, gluten-free, and can be easily made vegan! This is a…

Rich Mixed veg Gravy Curry for Bagara Rice, Roti, Chapathi, and Poori

 Super simple, yet lip-smacking and totally delicious mixed veg gravy curry, better than restaurants and without using cream.. with detailed, video and step-wise picture recipe! Serve as a side dish for any Indian bread, and super combination for Bagara rice – it is perfecto! Learned this recipe from one of my best friends so many…

Eggplant Tamarind Chutney | Vanakaya-Chinthakaya Roti Pachadi

This tangy and spicy roti pachadi / chutney is delicious and easy to make.. This gluten-free and vegan chutney is freshly made with eggplants and fresh tamarind year round pachadi. It stays fresh for 2 days if refrigerated. Since we don’t grind this chutney, it gives a nice texture to feel in your mouth. So…

Lentils with Mixed Greens & Mango |Mixed Greens Mango Dal

Mixed greens dal is a no onion, no garlic, healthy and delicious side dish to enjoy with roti, chapati or rice. It is a quick and easy side dish prepared with toor dal, mixed leafy greens like spinach, amaranth, chukkakura (sorrel leaves or khatta spinach), tomato and raw mango.. cooked together and seasoned. A healthy…

Instant Idli | How to make Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a popular instant breakfast food from Karnataka. This is a little variation to the regular Idli recipe, made with semolina or sooji rava, curd/yogurt and some basic spices. Making Rava Idli is very simple and quick since it needs not soaking or fermentation, no pre-planning required. This fool-proof Rava Idli can be…

Mango Papaya Strawberry Smoothie with Micro Greens

This refreshing Strawberry Mango Papaya Smoothie is full of fresh tropical fruit, berries and milk: the perfect healthy breakfast to start your day on a healthy note. Ideal for busy mornings! For those who wants a sip of tropical paradise, this mango papaya drink hits the spot.  The starting of this summer season, warm weather (already!!) and…

Instant Radish Chutney in 5 Mins | Mullangi Pachadi

Instant Radish chutney is a no cooking, super simple and easy-to-make recipe prepared in less than 5 minutes using raw radish, coconut, and some minimum spices. This tastes very good with rice and healthy too. This chutney takes very less time and very tasty, if you try it once, I’m sure you will add this…

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi | Masala Mango Pickle with Baby/Tender Mangoes

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi – As the summer progresses, this is the right time to think about recipes with mangoes. This is an easy version of making instant mango pickle. There are many versions of mango pickles made all around India during summer season. Most of the pickles are year round pickles/pachadi. Many varieties of raw…

Honeydew Smoothie with Banana & Strawberry / Mixed Fruit Melon Smoothie

A super-fruity Honeydew Melon Smoothie with added banana, strawberry to provide a refreshing boost of antioxidant deliciousness. I love smoothies.. If you also love smoothies, this Honeydew Banana and Strawberry Smoothie  is definitely a glass you wanna try. It’s fruity, refreshing and gorgeously full of antioxidants, and also sugar-free, gluten-free, fat-free, sodium-free. Indeed… it may be…

Spring Onion/Green Onion Paratha

Spring Onion/Green Onion Paratha, with detailed photo and video recipe. A quick to make delicious and healthy Indian style paratha. This Spring onion paratha is made by adding green onions to the dough along with few Indian spices. This unique and flavored paratha is an ideal alternative recipe to the traditional paratha recipe which are…

2 Detoxifying & Immunity Boosting Vegetable Juices

These days juice bars are popping up everywhere for good reason! Drinking fresh juices can detoxify the body, keeps your blood in alkaline state, increase Hemoglobin levels, prevents anemia, glowing the skin, and give a boost of energy and a clear mind. Juicing is a powerful tactic used by a quickly-growing amount of people to lose…

Dry Fruit Laddu/Date & Nut Laddu

Dry Fruit Laddus are very delicious and very nutritious and super quick to make. Dry fruit laddu is an instant and healthy laddu prepared with only dates and nuts without any sugar or jaggery. This healthy laddu does not require edible gum for bonding. Dry fruit laddu is usually prepared during festival season. These are…

One PotThotakoora/Thotakura Pulusu | Amaranth Leaves Stew

Thotakoora Pulusu is a typical dal/Pappu from Andhra made with amaranth greens and toor dal. The pressure cooked dal with few spices is mashed and tempered with garlic and other seasoning ingredients. As a side dish for steamed rice, chapathi, jowar roti, millet rotis, oats chapathi, this makes a wonderful meal. People who doesn’t like…