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, wheat dosa, idli, pulagam, semiya upma, rice rava upma, tomato bhat, chapathi, rice sevai, puffed rice(murmure), rekulu or just plain steamed rice and the list is endless. Pappula Podi or Putnala Podi is…

Panzanella (Italian Bread Salad)

Panzanella – The classic Italian salad is a bread salad flavored with vegetables. This classic bread and tomato salad manages to be fresh and summery, but still hearty enough to eat as lunch or a light supper. This flavorful salad can also be served as a starter or as part of your Italian dinner night with…

Seema Vankaya Curry | Chayote Curry

Seema Vankaya Curry is a quick, fragrant, flavorful, low carb and low calorie curry, can be served with rice, Jonna Rotte (Jowar roti), chapathi, poori, millet rotis like sadda rotte also. This vegetable can be used in making curry, halwa (sweet), raita, and kootu. It can also be baked, fried, boiled, or mashed. When grated,…

Restaurant Style Tomato Soup

If you ever wondered why the restaurant style Tomato soup is so thick and tasty, you’ll see how we can make it at home just as in restaurant from scratch. This Creamy and Silky Tomato Soup is rich in flavor, easy and truly comforting. This Restaurant Style Tomato Soup will have you moaning with every spoonful.  Perfect…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Poha Mixture / Atukula Mixture

Easy and simple mixture ready in 20 mins. This mixture can be served as a evening tea time snack or it can also be used in many chaat recipes.

Mirchi Bajji | Mirapakaaya Bajji

Mirchi bajji recipe | Mirapakaaya bajji – with detailed photo and video recipe. Mirapakaaya Bajji is a traditional and popular dish in Rayalaseema region, Andhra Pradesh. A spicy and savory snack recipe made with green chilies and besan. It is generally eaten as it is as a snack but also makes a great side for…

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…

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…

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…

Dondakaya Kobbari Pachadi|Ivy Gourd/Tindora Coconut Pachadi

Dondakaya/Tindora/Ivy gourd Coconut pachadi – This is a very simple pachadi/curry without any cooking and will be ready in less than 10 mins. This is a best option during busy mornings.. You can make this a day ahead to save on time. Dondakaya is the telugu name for Ivy gourd. It is also known as…

Tomato Chaat|Tomato Slice Chaat

Is this a salad – a snack – a street food !!!??? Confused? This is a salad -type of snack, topped with raw onion, spices and puffed rice, giving a real delight to the taste buds with a crunchy, spicy, savory and tangy taste. It is nutritious, healthy and a good time pass snack. For…