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…

Tik Tok Tortilla Wrap hack | 8 Filling Ideas

I am doing this a little late but I happened to try many versions and variations with this tik tok food trend with tortilla/chapathi wrap. This trendy Tik Tok tortilla wrap hack that’s gone viral is worth the hype. It’s melty, and soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, surprisingly portable and endlessly customizable!…

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…

Mamidikaya Chithrannam | Raw Mango Rice

Mamidikaya Chithrannam –  In Andhra Pradesh, people celebrate the season’s fresh produce of mangoes by preparing Mamidikaya Chithrannam (Green mango rice) and a wide variety of mango pickles. Mamidikaya Chithrannam is a South Indian rice delicacy, prepared similar to Lemon rice or coconut rice which most of us make at home. This is our traditional…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Majjiga Poori | ButterMilk Puri

Majjiga Poori – You might have tried regular puri/poori with wheat flour or bhatura with all purpose flour. But this poori with butter milk and rice flour is gluten-free and very simple to make in just 20 mins. Hint of sourness elevates the taste, adds in flavor and feast to your taste buds. Goes well…

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…

Paneer Bhurji & Paneer Frankie

Paneer Bhurji is a popular and delicious North Indian breakfast recipe made from crumbled paneer(Indian cottage cheese). This is a very simple and satisfying vegetarian recipe and very rich in protein. The bhurji can be stuffed within a roti, or chapathi to prepare roll or paneer bhurji frankie or kati roll. This recipe taste great and…

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…

Instant Quinoa Oats Ponganalu|Oats Paniyaram

Instant Quinoa Oats Ponganalu – are very healthy, protein and fiber rich, Quick, easy and tasty. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This recipe needs no soaking or fermentation. This is a diabetic friendly and also helps in loosing weight. I used sooji in this recipe. You may…