Masala Jowar Roti | Sorghum Millet Roti | Kaaram Jonna Rotte with veggies

Masala Jowar Roti – is a healthy and easy version of making gluten-free roti with Jowar flour. Adding more veggies with sorghum flour/jowar flour makes it even healthier to consume. Combination of Jowar flour, carrot, bottle gourd, cucumber, onion, leafy greens, sesame seeds and cilantro is a super healthy combo that explodes with all the…

Simple & Tasty Instant Gongura Pachadi

Gongura pachadi / Gongura Chutney is an authentic and delicious and instant Pachadi or chutney recipe without garlic, is popularly made in ANDHRA PRADESH. This is a tangy, spicy and flavorful pachadi made with gongura/sorrel leaves and sesame seeds as star ingredients. Sesame seeds adds nutty flavor and fried onions gives light sweetness and crunch. This…

One Powder – 15+ Uses | Multi Purpose Spice Powder

One Powder – 15+ uses?? 😲🤐 Wow!! It must be a very special powder.. 😲 – yes.. Hmm..🤔 wait.. no.. not very special though 😏 But Is it hard to make?? 🤨 Ans: No 😌 Will it take so much effort and time to make it? 😓 Ans: No 😃 Yay.. Then please tell me…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Ragi vermicelli | Ragi sasthralu | Ragi Sevai/Semiya

Ragi Vermicelli/Semiya – is a super healthy, easy and quick breakfast option. Ragi is also a member of millet family, called Finger Millet. Ragi vermicelli is one of the most delicious ways to include Ragi in your diet. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, evening snack or to pack as an after school snack for kids. This…

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…

Protein Energy Balls | Energy Bites

Energy Balls/Bites – We are all about healthy snacks that the whole family loves! These sweet, no bake treat Energy Balls makes the perfect snack, made with whole grain oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and rice crisps for a nice crunch. Make a big batch to have them on hand for any occasion! These…

Basic Healthy 2 min breakfast with Oats and Fruit

This healthy oatmeal can be made instantly in just 2 mins. This is very filling and satisfying with fruit you love. Oats have so many health benefits! Oats are a whole grain, low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, naturally gluten-free and a good source of fiber, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. The soluble fiber in…

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….

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…

Instant Beerakaya Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa

Beerakaya Dosa – it is one of the healthy & Instant dosa recipes which can be easily served for breakfast, lunch and dinner as it offers essential components like dietary fibers, high water content, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. It is naturally low in calorie content, low in unhealthy saturated fats…

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,…

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…

Chipotle Inspired Veggie Burrito Bowl & Veggie Burritos

Making chipotle style burritos and veggie bowl at home is a great way to save money and plan your healthy meals ahead. This is great for whether it’s lunch or dinner. Loaded with healthy and yummy ingredients like black beans, cilantro-lime rice, tomato salsa, guacamole, and spicy sauce. It is colorful and packed with flavor…