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…

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…

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…

Nippattu | Thattai | Rice Crackers

Nippattu – This tasty, crunchy savory snack always makes me nostalgic.. This is a great gluten-free snack for evening or tea time or travel or for just munching. It’s a popular snack from South Indian cuisine. This is an authentic traditional snack made in every home in Andhra Pradesh, India. I learned lots of snacks…

Yummy Evening Snack | Rekulu

Rekulu – This is a delicious and yummy savory snack that melts in your mouth the minute you put it in. This snack is made of the mixture of Semolina rava AKA Chiroti rava or Pheni Rava or Bhakshala rava and 2-3 simple spices we use in everyday cooking. Rekulu means very thin petals or…

Pappula Kajjikayalu

Kajjikayalu/Karjikayalu/Karanji – Is an old and popular Rayalaseema Recipe, traditionally made during Diwali and Dussehra festivals. This is a sweet stuffed deep fried snack. This delicious sweet is made of semolina shell stuffed with roasted chanadal (pappulu / putnalu/ dhalia / fried gram) and jaggery powder. I have so many memories from my childhood with…

2 Instant Milk Peda Recipes in 10 mins | Doodh Peda | Chocolate Peda

Milk Peda – is a popular traditional Indian sweet recipe often made during Diwali or Rakhi Pounami/Raksha Bandhan. The instant or shortcut method I am sharing here is a great way to try without sweating in the kitchen for hours. We are making 2 sweet dishes with 1 recipe here. cool, right? This sweet can…

Poornam Charu | Chanadal – Jaggery Rasam | Kattu Rasam | Obbattu Saaru

Poornam Charu is a mildly sweet and popular Rasam made in Andhra pradesh during festive occasions. We make some special sweets for certain festivals like Ugadi, Dasara, and Vinayaka Chavithi made out of Poornam (Chana Dal-Jaggery paste) like Bhakshalu / (Bobbatlu), Kudumulu, Poornam Boorelu to name a few. And inevitably some poornam gets leftover and this rasam is…

Poornam Kudumulu | Puran Kudumulu

Poornam Kudumulu – is a simple, delicious special sweet recipe usually made on Vinayaka Chathurthi / Ganesh Chathurthi day. Kudumulu made of poornam, stuffed in semolina or maida dough and then fried in oil. Kudumulu are my 2nd favorite sweet, well the 1st is Bhakshalu and Gaarelu. This is another yummiest sweet we can made…

Nuvvula Mudda|Chimmili|Nagula Chavithi Prasadam|Sesame Jaggery Laddoo

Nuvvula Mudda – aka Chimmili/Noola pindi – is a healthy and famous sweet from Andhra Pradesh. Sesame seeds/Nuvvulu are rich in Calcium, Protein and healthy fats. Nuvvula Mudda is especially prepared on the occasion of Nagula Chavithi, which falls on chathurthi/chavithi, 4th day of Sravana Maasam. Nagula Chavithi is a festival where serpents are worshiped…

Strawberry Quinoa Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad is perfect to make this spring and summer when berries are at their peak. It will also be a lovely salad to make for Mother’s Day. It can be served with brunch or dinner. This salad takes almost no time to make if you cook your quinoa ahead of time….

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…

Moong Dal Salad |Pesara Pappu Salad |Kosambari

Moong dal salad is popularly known as Kosambari. Kosambari is a really light, and refreshing salad and can be made on any occasion. This cooling salad is perfect snack for summer months. This is served as a side on Rama Navami festival along with paanakam. You can serve it as a side dish with your regular…

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…

Sabudana Janthikalu | Saggubiyyam Karalu | Sago Murukku

Enjoy this traditional and crunchy savory snack during this festive season. Just follow the easy steps given below and enjoy…Janthikalu or Murukulu/Murukku/KArAlu is a popular snack recipe in Andhra Pradesh. There are hundreds of different varieties of murukku/chakli recipes to choose from. Basically Janthikalu recipes are prepared with rice flour, besan, urad flour, sesame seeds,…

Thandai | Energy Drink with Nuts

Thandai – Is a traditional Indian beverage, very popular in UP and Rajasthan and made especially during festivals of Holi and also Mahashivratri. Thandai is a refreshing, cooling, delicious, nutritious and easy to make recipe. Thandai is made using dry nuts like almonds, cashews, and pistachios and spices like peppercorns, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, cardamom,…

Nuvvula Kajjikayalu

Nuvvula Kajjikayalu or karjikayalu is one of my favorite sweet. Though Andhra cuisine is popular for its spicy food, it also offers some popular traditional sweets like bhakshalu, kajjikayalu, ariselu, garelu, gilebi, kudumulu, laddoos, Pheni etc. Rayalaseema Nuvvula Kajjikaya is also one such traditional sweet dish that is prepared by rolling out small balls of semolina…