Garlic Pepper Rice

Garlic Rice is a simple and easy recipe you can make with left over rice. This is the first thing that me and my daughter can think of when we have left over rice at our house. This is my mother’s recipe. Enjoying this quick, yummy rice since childhood because of our love towards garlic….

Bagel Pizza

This is my kids all time favorite snack. They enjoy these for a quick snack or lunch and they just love them. This pizza is an instant snack and will be ready in under 10 mins. Add your favorite pizza toppings to these party-ready single-serve pizza bagels. You can experiment with a variety of toppings. They only take minutes…

Pappula Podi/Dhalia Powder

Pappula Podi/Putnala Pappu Podi/Dhalia Powder/Roasted chana dal Powder – An easy, quick, delicious, healthy and versatile Andhra style (Rayalaseema) podi for upma, poha, uggani, uthappam, dosa, idli, pulagam, semiya upma, rice rava upma, tomato bhat or rice and the list is endless. Pappula Podi or Putnala Podi is a recipe made with roasted chana dal or dhalia, dry…

Smoked Eggplant Raita

Smoked Eggplant Raita is one of the quickest, easy and flavorful recipes. This seasoned eggplant raita recipe is perfect for hot summer days. The subtle smoky flavor gives a boost to your taste buds. People who likes smoky flavor in food are going to love this simple dish. This can be served as a side for rice,…

Red Capsicum Chutney

Red Capsicum pachadi/chutney is a simple, easy, healthy and delicious chutney that goes well with idli, dosa, chapathi, poori, sandwiches, pakoras, bajjis, bondas, mysore bonda, punugulu and vadas like alasanda vada, multi grain vada… This chutney is a good combination for many more delicious snacks and it tastes very good with rice too. I made…

Pesara Guggullu / Moong Bean Salad

Moong bean Guggullu is a salad made out of sprouted whole Moong dal. if you are craving for a light lunch, this protein-rich, vegan, and gluten-free snack will leave you satisfied and full. This can be a good option for breakfast. In my childhood, I remember Pesara guggullu being offered as prasadam in Gowri pooja on Naga Panchami…

Uggani/Tossed Puffed Rice

Uggani, Borugulu, Tossed Puffed Rice and Maramarala upma/Puffed Rice Upma, all refer to the same dish which is a popular breakfast in Rayalaseema region of Andhra. Mirchi Bajji is a great combination with Uggani. It is a common sight to find road side vendors selling Uggani with Mirchi Bajji, a typical combination found only in this region. Uggani,…

Dhondakaya/Tindora Pachadi

Dondakaya Pachadi is a classic Andhra style chutney that is popular and simple to make with very few ingredients. Dhondakaya is also known as Tindora/Ivy gourd. Dhondakaya chutney is a spicy, hot&tangy condiment of Tindora. This vegetable is commonly used in stir fry, curry, chutney and rice.. Ivy gourd is available throughout the year. There…

Tamarind/Chinthakaya Gujju

Tamarind/chinthakaya gujju is a versatile recipe. This recipe uses fresh tamarind right from the tree. This is a great combination with rice, upma, rice rava upma, rail phalaharam. step by step photo instructions Wash fresh tamarind and remove if it has any branches.Take them in a bowl with water and boil for 5 mins or…

Roasted Chanadal/Dhalia /Pappula Chutney

Pappula chutney with step by step photos. This chutney is very quick and easy to make and goes well with Pongal, Dosa, Idli, Dhokla and Upma. You don’t have to roast anything to make this chutney. Just grind all the ingredients and give tempering and ready to eat. Step by step instructions Grind Roasted chanadal,…

Pongal

Pongal Recipe with step by step photos. Pongal is a very traditional breakfast in South India, Pongal is a Ghee Khichdi made with rice and moong dal (pesara pappu) cooked and seasoned. It takes just around 25-30 minutes to make. If you are short on time, pongal can be a good option on the lunch…

Semolina Chapathi

Semolina Chapathi with step by step photos. Semolina Chapathis made with Semolina (very fine version of sooji) are perfect for breakfast or lunch. Semolina is also known as Pheni rava or Bhakshala rava or Chiroti rava. Enjoy a break from the normal roti or chapati with this easy Semolina Chapathi recipe. These can be enjoyed…

Cauliflower Sandwich

Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese with Jalapeno Aioli Sandwich is the best tasting, easy to make and very filling sandwich. This crispy, creamy favorite has four servings of antioxidant-rich veggies. This sandwich is very addictive, yummy and gives satisfaction to your taste buds. Cauliflower Sandwich is rich in bone building calcium and rich in protein. This…

Chana | Chick pea Salad

Chana Salad is a delicious and colorful meal packed with protein and fiber. This is a good option for vegans and for the people who are on only plant based diets. Healthy and simple salad recipe made with boiled chickpeas, capsicum, onion and carrot. This is very easy to make and this appetizer recipe is…

Nut & Seed Laddu

Nut and seed laddu with step by step photos. This is a quick easy healthy and delicious laddu recipe. This recipe is vegan friendly and gluten free. I used walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, flax seeds(golden or brown), and chia seeds. This healthy laddu is made without any sugar or jaggery. “Medjool dates” are used in…

Majjiga Pulusu

I am posting an easy, gluten free and one pot recipe today. There are many ways to make Majjiga Pulusu. Our Andhra style khadi, a pale yellow colored stew is made with combination of veggeies like okra, brinjals, bottle gourd, onion, carrot, potato,… We use sour curds and chickpea or besan flour to make this…

Cauliflower/Gobi rice

cauliflower fried rice | gobi rice recipe | gobi manchurian rice is a popular street food. Gobi rice recipe with detailed photos. An indo chinese recipe prepared by mixing cauliflower florets with spices then fry in oil and combined with cooked basmati rice and sauces. This is basically 2 recipes combined. These fried cauliflower florets can…

Bottle Gourd Coconut Milk Curry

Simple bottle gourd curry with step by step photos. This is a very very simple curry, that can be done in just 15 mins with very few ingredients. Cooking in coconut milk gives this curry it’s yummy taste. Cumin powder gives nice aroma and flavor, and green chillies give the spiciness. I tasted this at…