Bendakaya Rice | Bhindi Rice | Okra Rice | Vendakkai Sadam

Bhindi rice/ Okra rice/ Vendakkai rice is a quick and easy to make rice that can be prepared either with fresh or left over rice. This is a gluten-free, and vegan simple one-pot meal. It involves just tossing of rice in spicy tempered okra mixture. Bhindi rice is yummy tasting masala flavored rice with simple…

5 Minute Sprouts Salad | Moong Bean Sprouts w/o salt | Pesalu

Super quick protein packed, healthy and delicious salad made with freshly sprouted moong beans with your choice of veggies and freshly grated coconut. The best thing is there is no cooking process involved and more nutrients in low cost. Protein value increases as they sprouting longer in size. This can be perfectly served as a…

Mint Paratha with Fresh Mint Leaves | Pudina Paratha/Chapathi

Mint Paratha is a healthy flat bread recipe, simple, quick and delicious recipe prepared with fresh mint leaves and whole wheat flour. Good substitute for Naans and Tandoori Rotis. Pudina paratha recipe is prepared by mixing the mint leaves and few spices with wheat flour. Mint Paratha is a popular Panjabi Breakfast option. The Parathas…

Veggie Bean Quesadillas

Crispy quesadillas – step by step directions, along with pictures, for how to put this flavorful meal together in 30 minutes. loaded with black beans, peppers, onion, corn, spices and lots of cheese! This easy recipe for Black Bean Quesadillas is perfect for weeknights, game day parties, and makes a delightful school lunches. A super…

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….

Methi Pakoda | Methi Na Gota

Methi Pakora/Pakoda – is a traditional Guajarati tea-time Snack recipe made with finely chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves, besan (chickpea flour) and a few spices available in our kitchen. We all love pakoras, don’t we? These crispy outside, soft & fluffy inside golden balls are full of flavor and can also be served as a breakfast…

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…

Majjiga Poori | ButterMilk Puri

Majjiga Poori – You might have tried regular puri/poori with wheat flour or bhatura with all purpose flour. But this poori with butter milk and rice flour is gluten-free and very simple to make in just 20 mins. Hint of sourness elevates the taste, adds in flavor and feast to your taste buds. Goes well…

Aglio E Olio | 5 Ingredient Pasta Recipe

This olive oil and garlic pasta is popular in Italy. This dish is all about the simplicity of the ingredients. Only 5 ingredients needed and also ready in 20 minutes. That’s better than take-out, plus this is homemade so it’s better in every sense of the word. It is very easy, anybody even kids can make it. No…

Paneer Bhurji & Paneer Frankie

Paneer Bhurji is a popular and delicious North Indian breakfast recipe made from crumbled paneer(Indian cottage cheese). This is a very simple and satisfying vegetarian recipe and very rich in protein. The bhurji can be stuffed within a roti, or chapathi to prepare roll or paneer bhurji frankie or kati roll. This recipe taste great and…

Whole grain Millet Dosa | Millet Dosa

Whole grain dosa – This dosa is high in protein, vegan, gluten-free, nutritious South Indian breakfast usually served with sambar and varieties of chutneys. This is kind of instant dosa, because no fermentation is needed. This crispy dosa without rice makes it a healthy, diabetic friendly and aids in weight loss. This dosa has both millets and…

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…

Uggani/Tossed Puffed Rice

Uggani, Borugulu, Tossed Puffed Rice and Maramarala upma/Puffed Rice Upma, all refer to the same dish which is a popular breakfast in Rayalaseema region of Andhra. Mirchi Bajji is a great combination with Uggani. It is a common sight to find road side vendors selling Uggani with Mirchi Bajji, a typical combination found only in this region. Uggani,…

One Pot Pulagam/Andhra khichdi

Pulagam is a simple, healthy and delicious 30 minute one pot recipe made mainly in Andhra Pradesh. This is a good time for us to know this yummy recipe when no veggies are available or if you don’t have any vegetables. This recipe is made with rice and split yellow moong dal. Pulagam is served…

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…