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…

Vegetable Masala Oats | Healthy Indian Masala Oats Recipe

Masala Oats- Is a healthy and savory oatmeal recipe is made with wholesome veggies, so it is an excellent breakfast option and great way to start the day. This is a variation of regular oats with milk and overnight oats recipes. You can also have Indian masala oats as your lunch or dinner. This recipe takes only 15-20…

Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Spinach

This egg-free version Carbonara Pasta uses a combination of butter and starchy pasta cooking water to give the sauce body. It seems lots of spinach/palak but it wilts right into the pasta. Very easy recipe with very few ingredients. Most importantly, don’t be shy with the black pepper and crushed pepper: It adds a necessary…

Aloo Chaat | Potato Chaat

Aloo Chaat – is one of the most popular street foods in Kurnool(Rayalaseema/Andhra Pradesh). This is a home style, simple, quick to make if you have boiled potatoes on hand. In North side, Aloo chaat is made with deep fried potatoes. Usually chaats always served with sweet and green chutneys. But this Aloo Chaat is…

Cabbage Pachadi/Chutney

Cabbage Pachadi is a healthy, simple and very easy recipe, can be prepared in 15 mins without using any masalas.. This recipe is no onion, no garlic recipe. Also comes under vegan and gluten-free. This spicy and tangy pachadi goes well with South Indian recipes llike hot steamed rice with ghee and idly, dosa, uthappam…..

Sabudana / Tapioca Pearls Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi – is made of sago/tapioca pearls, potato, peanut powder. This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. However, you don’t really need an occasion to enjoy and savor this easy and yummy tasting khichdi. This khichdi is extremely simple and yet so flavorful and provides…

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…

Sabudana Vada – 2 ways | Sago Snack for Fasting

Sabudana Vada – is a yummy snack and also made as fasting snack. It is a fried patty made with tapioca pearls (sago), potatoes, peanuts and herbs. This Gluten-free and vegan vada is super delicious, and it is crispy from outside with a soft and light texture from inside. In Indian tradition, most Hindus fast…

Temple Style Kadambam Prasadam

Kadambam – Kadambam is one special naivedyam offered to Devi ammavaru on one of the 9 days of Dussehra festival. ‘Kadambam’, in Tamil, means an assortment of similar things or a melody of different things put together. Since this is a prasadam, this is onion and garlic free. This tastes like prasadam served at the…

Dadhyojanam | Temple Style Curd/Yogurt Rice | Perugannam

Dadhyojanam – Is nothing but curd rice. This is typically a temple style perugannam recipe. This is served in South Indian temples as prasadam. Dadhi means curd. Curd rice is made with softly cooked rice, milk and curd/yogurt. This is a staple food in a South Indian meal, it never ends without curd rice. Curd…

Shakaannam|Sakannam | Mixed Vegetable Rice | Shakambari Prasadam

Saakannam – is a Mixed Vegetable Rice made with lots of vegetables. Saakannam is made on one of the 9 days of Navratri/ Dasara . Amma (devi) will be decorated with only vegetables that day 🙏. This is also a perfect dish to make during Festivals because no onion or garlic is used in this rice…

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora/Prasadam Puliodarai

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora – This sweet and tangy flavored South Indian style rice recipe made with cooked rice, tamarind extract, little jaggery and sesame seed powder. Roasted sesame seed powder adds more flavor and nutrition to this rice. This is generally served as naivedyam/prasadam in temples, but can also be served for lunch boxes and…

Aloo/Potato Paneer Frankie

Thin chapathis/rotis/tortillas stuffed with Aloo/potato Paneer tikki, veggies and green chutney or hot and sweet sauce. A simple yet delicious frankie recipe which everyone will like. Grated carrots, cabbage and thinly sliced onions are added to the stuffing to give it a nice crunchy taste with every bite. The recipe is good for everyone who love…

Pappu Bhakshalu|Savory Dal Poli/Holige

Pappu Bhaksham – is made with spicy regular dal which we eat with rice. This savory poli is similar to sweet puran poli, but instead of sweet puran we use spicy dal as stuffing. Pappu Bhaksham can be served as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. These can be made faster than the…

Avocado Tomato Chutney/Pachadi

Avocado Tomato Chutney – You might be familiar with tomato chutney or guacamole with avocados but what if we use the combination of both… This is another great way to include healthy avocados in to your diet. It certainly tastes great with a touch of cilantro and curry leaves.. cumin seeds/jeera adds more flavor to…