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…

Miriyala Charu/Rasam | Pepper Rasam

Miriyala Charu is an Andhra style clear and comforting soup that is an essential part of Andhra meal. This earthy and warm charu / rasam is made with freshly pound pepper-garlic spice paste. This has many health supporting properties and Perfect for chilly winter days and antidote for runny noses and coughs. This hearty dish…

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…

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…

Stuffed Mango Kulfi

Originally posted on Siri's Food Lab:
Stuffed mango kulfi recipe is a delicious ice cream recipe inside mango with video and step by step instructions. Kulfi is made with full fat milk and sugar or condensed milk. Kulfi is prepared by reducing milk by boiling. Making this ice cream is very easy with only…

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….

Mango Cream/Mango Parfait

The perfect dessert for Mother’s day… Treat, impress and show gratitude to your mother with this fancy, delicious and lip smacking dessert with all your love.. ❤

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Greek Yogurt Bark

Greek Yogurt Bark – It’s so easy to whip up, healthy and packed with protein. Lightly sweetened frozen yogurt bark studded with colorful berries, chocolate chunks and nuts is the perfect refreshing snack that kids as well as adults can enjoy any time. This is also perfect and easy snack for hot summers. This can…