Tomato Pickle | Andhra Style Tomato Nilva Pachadi with Sun Drying Method

South India is very popular in pickle making and the range of pickles from instant chutney/pachadi to year round pickles (stay fresh without spoiling). Nilva or Niluva means staying fresh for months. Traditionally tomato nilava pachadi is made by sun drying salted fresh tomatoes. This process dries out and removes the moisture from the tomatoes…

Gummadi kaaya Koora | Pumpkin Curry – Sankranthi Gummadi Koora

Gummadi kaaya Koora Recipe is a South Indian Vegetarian Curry recipe, an authentic recipe in Andhra Pradesh, India, prepared with yellow pumpkin. This curry is mildly sweet and usually made during the festival of Pongal/Sankranthi, when pumpkin is abundantly found in markets. This pumpkin curry goes well with Sadda/sajje rotte or Bajra/Pearl Millet Roti, chapathi and jowar roti…

Aloo Vankaya Masala|Potato Brinjal Curry|Alu Baingan Masala

Aloo Vankaya Masala – Simple aromatic potato brinjal masala recipe goes well with parathas, biryanis, chapathi, roti, poori, jowar roti, milet rotis, semolina chapathi and plain rice. Lot of curries can be made with potatoes, they also go well with combination of any vegetable. Aloo and brinjal beautifully pair as a stir fry or curry…

Chaama aaku Potlalu | Arbi/Taro/Colocasia Leaf Potli

Chaama aaku Potlalu – Chaama aaku(leaf) is has different names… arbi, taro, colocasia leaves. Today’s post is a versatile dish made of Arbi leaves. Chamaku potlalu are made with combination of chamaku(arbi leaves), chana dal, cilantro and few spices. These potlalu goes well as a side with rice and dal. These can be served as…

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…

Vangeebath Masala Powder|Vangibath Powder

vangeebath masala powder recipe | vangibath powder recipe with detailed step by step photo and video recipe. Vangeebhath Masala is a popular masala powder recipe from Karnataka Cuisine. I learned authentic version of this recipe from my mom. she gave me a detailed recipe with proper measurements for each spice. I am more than happy to…

Arbi/Chamagadda Masala

Arbi/Chamagadda Masala is an easy and flavorful side dish made with Boiled Arbi together with simple spices, makes an yummy side dish for rice, poori, chapathi. This starchy root veggie can be cooked as a fry, masala or a pulusu/stew. Arbi is shallow fried instead of deep frying in this curry. This is a dry…

Green Kobbera kaaram

This Green kobbera kaaram/green chilli coconut paste comes very handy in so many curries. This can be made in bulk and refrigerated or frozen for future use. It will be good for months if frozen. If you are the person who likes curries with no masalas, this is a nice option to add spiciness to…

Mashed Potato Masala/Alu Masala

Mashed Potato Masala with step by step photos. This Mashed potato Masala is useful in many recipes. This is can be used in making sandwiches, sev batata puri, pani puri, potato/alu tikki, alu parata, samosa… Since this is common in many recipes, I am blogging this as a separate recipe for easy access. This is…

Kadai Bhendi

Kadai Bhendi is an awesome recipe with the combination of okra/lady’s finger, tomato and bell pepper. This is a perfect side dish for chapathis and pooris. step by step photo instructions Wash, pat dry and cut bhendi into 1″ pieces. Heat 6 to 7 tbsp oil in a deep kadai, add bhendi/okra/ladies finger and fry…

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,…

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…

Cucumber raita | Dosakaya perugu pachadi

Cucumber(keera) raita with detailed step wise photos. Cucumber raita | dosakaya perugu pachadi is one of the most popular perugu pachadi recipes in south India. This recipe is one of the coolest and healthiest recipes. Raita is a yogurt based condiment that can be served as a dip, salad, curry. Cucumber perugu pachadi can be…

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal curry with step by step pics. This is a very simple Brinjal curry that can be done in just under 30 minutes with very few ingredients. Any novice in cooking can make this. To make this Brinjal curry, use smaller variety of brinjals. This curry needs very less oil and spices. Serve Brinjal curry…

Capsicum Curry

This is a simple, easy to make Green Bell Pepper Curry with very few spices. Quick and delicious South Indian style Capsicum curry. This Stir fry is easy to prepare, and this can be a quick side dish for Chapathis or can be served with a main course too. This Capsicum fry can be packed…