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…

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…

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…

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…