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…

Cantaloupe Salad with Mint

Cantaloupe Salad with Mint – karbooja in Telugu. This healthy and colorful recipe I have for you today is delicious in its simplicity and refreshing. It takes less than 10 mins to cool you this summer. This salad is gluten-free and vegan. This minty melon salad is perfect for parties and barbecue potlucks. You can…

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi|Masala Mango Pickle

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi – As the summer progresses, this is the right time to think about recipes with mangoes. There are many versions of mango pickles made all around India during summer season. Most of the pickles are year round pickles/pachadi. Many varieties of raw mangoes are used to make pickle. This Masala Mago pickle…

Momo Chutney

Momo Chutney with step by step pictures. Momos are served with this spicy and bright red colored chutney to enhance the taste of momos. Here I am showing 2 ways to make Momo Chutney. Momo Chutney – 1 Step by step photo instructions Take 3 tomatoes-deseeded, 4 soaked byadagi/kashmiri red chillies, 4 garlic pods, 2…

Mexican Rice

This is an authentic Mexican Rice recipe from Mexican friend of mine. This flavorful red rice is a one pot meal and very easy and simple to make in just 20 mins. This recipe mainly depends on browning the rice and using the key ingredients, cumin powder and pepper, that gives it the authentic Mexican…

Beans

This Beans is a simple one pot curry which is a perfect side for all Mexican dishes. Try this beans with Mexican rice to make it a complete meal. You can use this beans as a side for chapathi, poori and roti as well. oraganic canned beans are used in this recipe, to cut back…

Vanakaya/Eggplant-Chinthakaya Roti Pachadi

This tangy and spicy roti pachadi is delicious and easy to make.. Since we don’t grind this pachadi, it gives a nice texture to feel in your mouth. So simple to make and tastes great with chapathi/roti and hot steamed rice and ghee. Traditionally, we make this chutney with green brinjals but if you don’t…

One Pot Refried Beans

Refried Beans recipe – 1 This recipe is also useful in many Mexican dishes. I used it mainly in Mexican Pizza. This recipe doesn’t call for any veggies except beans. Rinse and soak 3/4 cup pinto beans overnight. Use an instant pot to make beans. Turn on the instant pot to saute mode. Pour 1…

Refried Beans

Refried Beans is a mexican side dish. Refried beans is also popular in many Latin American countries. Refried beans is also a primary ingredient in many tostada, chimichanga, mexican pizza and enchilada recipes. This is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and is a traditional staple of Mexican cuisine, although everyone and every cuisine has…

Pudina Paneer Tikka

A protein packed yummy appetizer with very few ingredients, low-carb friendly and easy to make. This can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age. Best party starter and great for camping too, marinate and store it in a cool box for grilling later. This is also good for lunch box. It can also be used…

Millet Salad

Millet Salad is colorful, healthy and delicious on its own as a complete meal or served as a side or appetizer. Millet makes this recipe gluten-free and vegan. This is a 30 min quick and healthy meal which can be served anytime of the day. Millet can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready…

Pachi Pulusu/Raw Tamarind Rasam

Pachi Pulusu Recipe is a thin rasam made with freshly extracted tamarind water and mixed with onions, jaggery and fresh coriander leaves. Comfort food at its best when served with some steamed rice for a simple meal.

Tamarind Pachadi

Tamarind pachadi with step by step pics. This pachadi is served with Pulagam. It also tastes good with yogurt/curd rice. This sweet and hot pachadi is very easy to make and just need 5 ingredients. It will be ready in just 5 mins. Tamarind Pachadi – Step by step photo instructions PREP TIME: 5 MINS   …

Vegetable Quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free food and good choice for fasting days. This dish requires just 6 to 7 ingredients and less than 30 mins to prepare. It takes less than 10 mins to prepare this dish when your quinoa is prepared ahead of time or if you have leftover quinoa. Quinoa is a grain crop…

Tawa Idli

 Tawa idli is a delicious and super quick snack – an improvisation of a combination of leftover idlis(or fresh idlis), pav bhaji masala, basic spices, onion, tomato, and lemon juice. It takes only 15 mins to make and tastes great as breakfast, kids lunch box or as an evening snack with some tea or coffee….