Sabudana / Tapioca Pearls Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi – is made of sago/tapioca pearls, potato, peanut powder. This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. However, you don’t really need an occasion to enjoy and savor this easy and yummy tasting khichdi. This khichdi is extremely simple and yet so flavorful and provides…

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…

Thirumala/Thurupathi Vada | Whole Urad Vada | Minapa Vada

This week I shall showcase a very very popular and famous temple prasadam… none other than Thirumala Vada. The name itself has a feel of devotion and reminds us the yummyness and the great taste of Thirupathi Laddoo and Vada. These vadas do not soak up or absorb oil at all. Until I got married,…

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…

Air fryer Gobi/Cauliflower

Who do not like a Gobi Manchurian and that too made without deep frying…? I know everyone will love it. I usually make air fryer gobi that goes into my Gobi noodles and Gobi fried rice. As I spend a lot of time making noodles and fried rice and I do not want to spend…

Pappu Bhakshalu|Savory Dal Poli/Holige

Pappu Bhaksham – is made with spicy regular dal which we eat with rice. This savory poli is similar to sweet puran poli, but instead of sweet puran we use spicy dal as stuffing. Pappu Bhaksham can be served as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. These can be made faster than the…

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…

Nippattu

Nippattu – This tasty, crunchy savory snack always makes me nostalgic.. This is a great snack for tea time or travel or munching. It’s a popular snack from South Indian cuisine. This is an authentic traditional snack made in every home in Andhra Pradesh, India. I learned lots of snacks from my mom and grand…

Best HomeMade Salsa

 Best Homemade Salsa Recipe – This 5 minute beautiful, vibrant and colorful fresh salsa with all the raw veggies is very healthy, vegan and gluten-free. This is a must-have homemade restaurant-style Salsa and is one of my most frequently made recipes for snacks in the evenings! This homemade salsa recipe is very quick and very easy to make….

Vegetable Biryani|Healthy Vegetable Biryani w/o Masalas

Healthy Vegetable Biryani – This healthy and quick aromatic vegetable biryani recipe can be done in just under 30 mins. This one pot biryani is very simple and easy to make with all your favorite veggies in it. Ideal meal for lunch or dinner. This also makes a great lunch box recipe in your busy…

Raw Banana Chips|Plantain Chips|Homemade Aratikaya Chips

Banana Chips – with step by step photo recipe. Banana chips are one of the authentic and popular snacks from Kerala region. This interesting deep-fried snack recipe made with green raw/unripened banana. it is a popular snack across India. This is usually good for munching anytime and as evening snack with tea. These chips are…

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…

Aam Panna/Raw Mango Drink

Aam Panna is a refreshing drink which is made in India with raw and tart mangoes. This delicious drink known to be very best to beat the heat in summer

Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa – If you are bored of the traditional Dosa, you shall definitely give it a try to this tangy twist to the normal dosa. This dosa is vegan and gluten free. This scrumptious Tomato Dosa needs no fermentation of batter. The tanginess of the tomato itself is enough for the batter and red…

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…

One Pot Pulagam/Andhra khichdi

Pulagam is a simple, healthy and delicious 30 minute one pot recipe made mainly in Andhra Pradesh. This is a good time for us to know this yummy recipe when no veggies are available or if you don’t have any vegetables. This recipe is made with rice and split yellow moong dal. Pulagam is served…