Tomato Dal

After a very frequent masala food or restaurant food, what would one love to eat and make the stomach feel satisfied plus happy??? Definitely Tomato Dal. This is definitely true for Andhrites(Southern Indians). Our daily food has Rice, and the best combination with warm rice is for sure any kind of Dal with ghee and some appadam(papad)/uppu mirapakayalu. Slurp! No dish can beat this combination. It’s such a pleasant, warm and satisfying meal. And it’s very simple to make. Follow the recipe and you’ll believe. Happy Cooking! Ingredients: 1 cup Kandi pappu/Tuvar Dal/Yellow Lentils 2 tomatoes medium – chopped into small pieces 1 medium sizedRead More →


Found this fast, easy and tasty recipe while browsing some squash curry recipes. Wanted to try something different with this Indian squash other than the regular spice curries. I like the flavor of coconut in curries and thus, this recipe caught my attention. I am so sorry for not saving the original post’s address! 🙁 Have tried this a while before and it came out so well. This is a no-oil curry. Isn’t it interesting??? 🙂  It’s good if you can avoid oil in certain curries replacing it with some coconut. You won’t consume much oil that goes in the tempering and will just haveRead More →

sorakaya / bottle gourd curry

Bottle Gourd, or say Indian Squash is a wonderful vegetable which can be turned out into several tasty dishes. It’s a very good source of dietary fiber and also a good source of Vitamin C and B6.  Remember, when cooking Bottle gourd, if you are boiling the pieces separately for the curry, do it without salt so as to keep the vegetable low in sodium levels.  This way, the nutrition values of the vegetable are restored highly.  Believe or not, this vegetable is 96.1% water. So, keep it more on your diet if your much conscious about it. This recipe of Sorakaya is mixed with someRead More →

Gasala Vankaya

Vankaya .. the ‘king’ of all vegetables as known!  Vankaya is one such vegetable which is no doubt loved by all for the delicious dishes it makes.  It’s very unfair to not talk about gutti vankaya curry(one among famous andhra recipes) when it comes to the king veggie vankaya 🙂 This famous traditional Indian recipe can be shown with lots of variations though! Gutti vankaya curry in the south is like similar to bagara baingan in the north Indian food.  Plenty varieties of stuffing can go into these 4 side slitted brinjals. Unlike the well-known peanut-garlic masala or lentils-onion masala, I am bringing out aRead More →

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

Ridge guard was never my favorite.. My mom always tried to bring it in different flavors but I used to love very very few among them.. 🙂 Ridge guard with split green gram, Ridge guard with tomato and Ridge guard with lentils masala.. these were the three different variations which I always liked. Today, I have brought the recipe with split green gram. Not at all a tough one to prepare. This recipe has very simple ingredients in it. Ingredients: 2 medium sized thick Beerakayalu/Ridge guard/Turai 1/4 cup Split Green Gram/Pesarapappu/Moong Dal 1 Medium sized Onion chopped thin 5 Medium sized Green Chillies 1 inchRead 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 →