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…

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…

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…

One Pot Pulagam/Andhra khichdi

Pulagam is a quick, simple, easy, healthy, and delicious 30 minute one pot recipe made mainly in Andhra Pradesh. This is the best food that can be made when there are no veggies are available or if you don’t have any vegetables. This recipe is made with just rice and split yellow moong dal which…

Spicy Pongal

Spicy Pongal – Spicy or Khara pongal is one of the simplest and comfort breakfast recipe in South India. Pongal is prepared mainly with split moong dal and rice. This spicy version of Pongal is a little twist to regular ven pongal. I used cilantro, mint, jeera and pepper corns along with ginger to make this…

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…

Sadda/Sajja Rotte | Bajra Roti | Pearl Millet Roti

Bajra Roti, Pearl Millet Roti, Sadda or Sajja Rotte is a very healthy and nutritious roti recipe which is very popular in Andhra Pradesh, India. These Gluten-free flatbreads are very easy to make and an excellent option for people who has gluten allergy or intolerance. These are also good for everybody. This traditional roti is…

Kobbari Bhakshalu | Coconut Bhaksham / Poli

Kobbari Bhaksham – Is a South indian dessert recipe made with coconut, jaggery and chiroti rava/semolina. This is the simplest and quickest among other bhaksham/poli recipes. Unlike other traditional poli recipes, this poli’s struffing is made with coconut and jaggery, no lentils are used. No cooking needed for stuffing. Just follow the tips and enjoy this…

Paala Payasam | Paal/Pal Payasam | Rice Kheer | Payasannam

Paal Payasam – Is a simple yet tasty South Indian payasam prasadam made with milk and rice. This is one of the traditional recipe made during festivals. Paal Payasam is a rich rice and creamy sweet/pudding made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it achieves a creamy-like consistency. This recipe of the…

Bhakshalu/Puran Poli/Holige/Oliga

Bhakshalu are famous authentic festive treat all over India, but with different names. This sweet is mainly made during Sankranthi, Ugadi and Dussehra/Vijaya Dasami. These are delicious flat breads stuffed with the sweet aromatic stuffing of chana dal and jaggery. This is also one of the special dish that is passed down through many generations…

Pachi Pulusu/Raw Tamarind Rasam

Pachi Pulusu Recipe is a thin rasam made with freshly extracted tamarind water and mixed with onions, jaggery and fresh coriander leaves. Comfort food at its best when served with some steamed rice for a simple meal.