Tamarind Rice / Chintapandu Pulihora

This is my most most favorite dish.. always! I believe.. this recipe lures almost every South Indian. “Chinthapandu Pulihora” (Also called Puliogare in Tamil) is a very famous and traditional South Indian dish. Almost prepared on every festival day.  A very simple recipe which includes just “ONE” key and main ingredient Tamarind.  And, the Rice turns out unimaginably yummy!  There are also several variations in preparing this dish. For now.., I have brought here a regular recipe. Check this.. Happy Cooking!! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice 1/2 cup thick tamarind pulp 5 medium size slit chillies Pinch of Asafoetida/inguva/hing – for flavor and aromaRead More →

Ingredients : 1 cup Pasta twists 1 large chopped Carrot 1 big chopped Bell pepper 1 large chopped Onion 1 tb ginger+garlic paste 1 tb Red chilli powder 1 tb garam masala Salt to taste   Directions: Take a medium sized bowl of water and bring it to boil. Add a pinch of salt and then pasta to it. Keep stirring it once in a while until the pasta is softly boiled.  Meanwhile, heat 2 tb of oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add onions, saute them until it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, a pinch of turmeric and mix well. Now, addRead More →

Dondakaya Tomato Kura / Ivy guard curry

Dondakaya/Ivy guard is a very tasty vegetable and is a favorite of many.. Usually.., “Dondakaya fry” is a hit version of Dondakaya 🙂 Always wanted to try out something else unlike fry..  a wet curry with Ivy and one day, started with it choosing Tomato masala gravy.  The tender fried Ivy and the flavored Tomato gravy complimented each other in the combo and gave out a rich taste to the dish. And here.., it’s all before U.. let me here from you too.. 🙂 Happy Cooking!! Ingredients : Tindora (Dondakaya/Ivy Gourd) – 500gms Big Tomatoes – 2 (cut into pieces) Large Onion – 1 (ChoppedRead More →

Ingredients : 1 head fresh Broccoli 10 florets Cauliflower 2 Carrots 1 table spoon Lime juice Any Vegetable dresser Directions : Chop the florets of Broccoli head and Cauliflower.  Take a heavy bottom wide pan with a very little amount of oil and heat it on a medium flame. As the pan gets warmed up, add the chopped Broccoli and Cauliflower florets, also the chopped Carrots.  Sprinkle handfull of water on the florets and mix them well. Now close the lid and allow them to cook until the pan gets dried up completely.  Now, remove the lid and add a pinch of salt and black pepper to theRead More →

Sarvapindi is a traditional northern Andhra Pradesh favour-ate dish. This dish is very easy to prepare and the Ingredients are listed below.. Ingredients : 4 cups rice flour 1 large onion 1 tb garlic paste + cumin powder 1 cup sesame seeds 1 bunch onion leaves/chives 1 bunch cilantro 1 tb oma peanuts Red chilli powder/green chilli paste (As desired) salt to taste   Directions: Mix rice flour, sesame seeds, oma, garlic+jeera paste, salt, red chilli powder/green chilli paste, pinch of turmeric, fried peanuts made into small pieces, curry leaves, chopped onion leaves and chopped cilantro. Boil 4 cups of water. Pour boiling water into theRead More →