Paanakam and Vadapappu

Paanakam, Vadapappu – are offered to lord Sri Rama for Sri Rama Navami. Sri Rama Navami falls on the 9th day of Chaithra masam every year. As Sri Rama Navami is around the corner (when this recipe was posted), thought of posting the recipe for a traditional drink Paanakam here in my blog. All Hindus…

Ugadi Pachadi

 Ugadi Pachadi – Ugadi, the name came from Yuga +Adi. In sanskrit Yuga means era, Adi means beginning. Ugadi means beginning of an era. Ugadi is celebrated as new year’s day in Andhra pradesh and Karnataka. The same festival is celebrated in Maharashra with a different name as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi is celbrated based on…

Tomato Cucumber Salad | 5 Min Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad is a classic salad, bright, light, cooling, colorful and so refreshing. This easy salad is made with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes & radishes with a dash of lime juice, salt and pepper. This 5 minute salad is inexpensive, easy to make and awesome cooler on a hot day. You may include onion slices…

Instant Quinoa Oats Ponganalu|Oats Paniyaram

Instant Quinoa Oats Ponganalu – are very healthy, protein and fiber rich, Quick, easy and tasty. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This recipe needs no soaking or fermentation. This is a diabetic friendly and also helps in loosing weight. I used sooji in this recipe. You may…

Vegetable Masala Oats | Healthy Indian Masala Oats Recipe

Masala Oats- Is a healthy and savory oatmeal recipe is made with wholesome veggies, so it is an excellent breakfast option and great way to start the day. This is a variation of regular oats with milk and overnight oats recipes. You can also have Indian masala oats as your lunch or dinner. This recipe takes only 15-20…

Aloo Chaat | Potato Chaat

Aloo Chaat – is one of the most popular street foods in Kurnool(Rayalaseema/Andhra Pradesh). This is a home style, simple, quick to make if you have boiled potatoes on hand. In North side, Aloo chaat is made with deep fried potatoes. Usually chaats always served with sweet and green chutneys. But this Aloo Chaat is…

Dadhyojanam | Temple Style Curd/Yogurt Rice | Perugannam

Dadhyojanam – Is nothing but curd rice. This is typically a temple style perugannam recipe. This is served in South Indian temples as prasadam. Dadhi means curd. Curd rice is made with softly cooked rice, milk and curd/yogurt. This is a staple food in a South Indian meal, it never ends without curd rice. Curd…

ThriMadhuram Prasadam

ThriMadhuram means three amruthams or amrtas used in Hindu worship which basically consists of honey, misri (patika bellam or crystalized sugar), jaggery. ThriMadhuram is one of my most favorite sweets. Very very easy to make and no cooking needed at all. Ready in 10-15 mins. This prasadam is very famous in Phalani Murugan temple. This…

Sweet Coconut Powder Prashad|Sweet Kobbari Podi Prasadam

Sweet Kobbari Podi – This no cook prasadam is an easy and simple recipe to make and offer as naivedyam to god or to distribute as prasadam to people who come to visit bommala koluvu / golu. You can also take it to temple as prasadam. Navrathri is around the corner. I would like to…

Greek Yogurt Bark

Greek Yogurt Bark – It’s so easy to whip up, healthy and packed with protein. Lightly sweetened frozen yogurt bark studded with colorful berries, chocolate chunks and nuts is the perfect refreshing snack that kids as well as adults can enjoy any time. This is also perfect and easy snack for hot summers. This can…

Basic Healthy 2 min breakfast with Oats and Fruit

This healthy oatmeal can be made instantly in just 2 mins. This is very filling and satisfying with fruit you love. Oats have so many health benefits! Oats are a whole grain, low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, naturally gluten-free and a good source of fiber, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. The soluble fiber in…

Dondakaya Kobbari Pachadi|Ivy Gourd/Tindora Coconut Pachadi

Dondakaya/Tindora/Ivy gourd Coconut pachadi – This is a very simple pachadi/curry without any cooking and will be ready in less than 10 mins. This is a best option during busy mornings.. You can make this a day ahead to save on time. Dondakaya is the telugu name for Ivy gourd. It is also known as…

Best HomeMade Salsa

 Best Homemade Salsa Recipe – This 5 minute beautiful, vibrant and colorful fresh salsa with all the raw veggies is very healthy, vegan and gluten-free. This is a must-have homemade restaurant-style Salsa and is one of my most frequently made recipes for snacks in the evenings! This homemade salsa recipe is very quick and very easy to make….

Tomato Chaat|Tomato Slice Chaat

Is this a salad – a snack – a street food !!!??? Confused? This is a salad -type of snack, topped with raw onion, spices and puffed rice, giving a real delight to the taste buds with a crunchy, spicy, savory and tangy taste. It is nutritious, healthy and a good time pass snack. For…

Instant Quinoa Oat Idli

This Healthy, gluten-free idlis are instant and protein and fiber rich. wholesome meal for your family in just minutes.

Sev poori

Sev puri is a popular chaat snack and street food from Mumbai and one of the favorite chaat at my home. We usually have this for lunch. Sev puri is spicy, sweet and tangy to taste with so many different textures and tastes mingling in your mouth. It is easy to assemble Sev puri.  Just that some of…

Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa – If you are bored of the traditional Dosa, you shall definitely give it a try to this tangy twist to the normal dosa. This dosa is vegan and gluten free. This scrumptious Tomato Dosa needs no fermentation of batter. The tanginess of the tomato itself is enough for the batter and red…

Mango Cream/Mango Parfait

Welcome to the luscious creamy fruity, delightful Mango Cream world… This is a very fancy dessert that is insanely delicious and too easy to make, just in 3 steps. This Mango Cream is the perfect mango recipe to make especially when it is mangoes season, that is summer!! Layers of creamy fruit and perfectly whipped…

Vegetable Quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free food and good choice for fasting days. This dish requires just 6 to 7 ingredients and less than 30 mins to prepare. It takes less than 10 mins to prepare this dish when your quinoa is prepared ahead of time or if you have leftover quinoa. Quinoa is a grain crop…