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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

4 Mojito Mocktails

Need a quick and delicious drink for this summer? You’re looking at it(them😀). They are not just fruit juice. They are fancy enough to feel special but simple enough that anyone can make it. These are fun and sophisticated fruit concoctions that the whole family could enjoy. Here are a few ideas to cool yourself…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a lip smacking delicious classic Italian starter. This incredible food is done in minutes with a few simple ingredients. Bruschetta is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer. Toasted bread gets rubbed with garlic (don’t skip it, it’s the best part) and topped with simply marinated tomatoes. The brighter and juicier…

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…

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…

Ugadi Pachadi

 Ugadi Pachadi – Ugadi, the name came from Yuga +Adi. In sanskrit Yuga means era, Adi means beginning. Ugadi means beginning of an era. Ugadi is celebrated as new year’s day in Andhra pradesh and Karnataka. The same festival is celebrated in Maharashra with a different name as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi is celbrated based on…

Sabudana Janthikalu | Saggubiyyam Karalu | Sago Murukku

Enjoy this traditional and crunchy savory snack during this festive season. Just follow the easy steps given below and enjoy…Janthikalu or Murukulu/Murukku/KArAlu is a popular snack recipe in Andhra Pradesh. There are hundreds of different varieties of murukku/chakli recipes to choose from. Basically Janthikalu recipes are prepared with rice flour, besan, urad flour, sesame seeds,…

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…

Upma Patties/Tikki with Leftover Upma

Upma Patties – This recipe is converting the breakfast dish into a healthy snack (without deep frying) by adding a few spices – a new avatar! Very easy to make and fastest way to prepare an evening snack with your morning breakfast’s leftovers. Upma is a traditional Indian breakfast dish, though it is and can…

Aglio E Olio | 5 Ingredient Pasta Recipe

This olive oil and garlic pasta is popular in Italy. This dish is all about the simplicity of the ingredients. Only 5 ingredients needed and also ready in 20 minutes. That’s better than take-out, plus this is homemade so it’s better in every sense of the word. It is very easy, anybody even kids can make it. No…

Whole grain Millet Dosa | Millet Dosa

Whole grain dosa – This dosa is high in protein, vegan, gluten-free, nutritious South Indian breakfast usually served with sambar and varieties of chutneys. This is kind of instant dosa, because no fermentation is needed. This crispy dosa without rice makes it a healthy, diabetic friendly and aids in weight loss. This dosa has both millets and…

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.