How about a super-moist cool pineapple cake for today??!!! Slurp? I know.. 🙂 This is the first layer cake I have ever made myself and I am so happy that it was a grand success! Otherwise, would have spoiled my hubby’s B’Day 🙂 Tried many recipes for a nice spongy cake and almost failed everytime. But, this was a hit. Could not stop more to bring this out here 🙂 For any cake, the Indgredients quantities are so important and so, before trying any cake recipe, please make sure that you have all Ingredients in required amounts. Ofcourse, the touch-ups are in your hands always!Read More →

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After a long recovery from the winter sickness, I am back again on a wonderful occasion.  Wanted to post a recipe for the arriving festival of our Telugu calendar “Ugadi”, which has fallen on 23rd of this month. Posting it in advance so as to make it available for the festival to our viewers. Ugadi or Yuga-Adi(Yuga-Era, Adi-Begining) is the festival celebrated on the first day of ‘Telugu Samvathsaradi’ (New Year on Telugu Calendar). This festival stands same and is celebrated with equal joy in different states with different names. This festival falls on the first day of Chaitramasam(March-April), the first month in Telugu calendar.Read More →

Rasam_Powder

Passing a very dull week here with dull health.. so could not bring out any exciting recipe. Yet, came with one secret spice powder recipe. Mom’s special recipe. Rasam Powder is altered according to the taste in every kitchen. Here comes my version and you can always adjust the spices as per your taste.  This spice powder called Rasam Powder is specifically made for making ‘Rasam’. South India’s popular thin soup/liquid dish. Will soon bring you here tomato rasam recipe.. meanwhile do have this ready in your kitchen.. Happy Cooking!! Ingredients: 3/4 cup pigeon peas/kandi pappu/toor dal 1 1/2 cup dhaniyalu / coriander seeds 1/2Read More →

Pullattu

Pullattu (Sour Dosa) is one hit dosa recipe. Dosa is a wonderful, flavorful Andhra’s breakfast item. Dosa can be made with ‘n’ number of variations and each one of them would make us equally tempting. No wonder! It so happens that some of the restaurants go for a ‘Dosa Mela’ (serving atleast 30 varieties of dosa ) at times to attract the crowd. Let me list how many I remember.. plain dosa, masala dosa, ulli / onion dosa, pesarattu, upma pesarattu, egg dosa, karam dosa, chutney dosa, paneer dosa, palak dosa, rava dosa, godhuma dosa, pullattu, uthappam, veggie dosa, atukula dosa / sponge dosa…. OMGRead More →

Hello and welcome back! I am a big fan of variety of Rice. Sometimes, few rice recipes does help the lazybones too.. one like me!!  Sauté all your desired vegetables along with one bay leaf, season them with the spices you like +chilli +salt, drop in the rice, cook and serve with curd.. and tht’s it! Quick and tasty isn’t it?? This is what I serve myself on a lazy afternoon. And today, I am here with one beautiful rice recipe. Term it as Kothimeera annam, cilantro rice or coriander rice. It’s all the same. Cilantro in this recipe is obviously the key ingredient andRead More →

It has been a while uploading a post here.. came back after a long Holiday with many interesting recipes. For now, I am here with a very fast and simple recipe with Cauliflower.. Hummnn!!! It’s such a vegetable which doesn’t attract many. But I promise with this recipe, you are gonna fell in love with this Veggie 🙂 Ravi is’nt a big fan of Cauliflower and so, had to give it an innovative thought every-time I make it 🙂 So.. I may come up with more of different Cauliflower recipes in future too 🙂 This was just a try I gave with some Coconut masalaRead 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 →

Poha Snack / Chivda

Atukula mixture / Chivda is one of the easiest snack that can be made. This is a traditional Maharastrian dish and takes no longer than 15 min. It’s a kids favorite snack as the Chivda has many fried crunchy nuts in it. Used have them a lot in good olden school going days. Mom learned it for us from our neighbor Maharastrian family who were so warm and sweet. The dish I am showing here today is with the thin poha / nylon atukulu. You can also use the regular poha / atukulu.  This can be stored in a air tight container for atleast a month. Ingredients:Read More →

Kobbari karam  is my all time favorite spice powder. Coconut mixed with garlic and other spices. You just need to have some dry coconut (Copra) pieces. And rest, you can finish in few mins. This is a yummy spice powder that goes well as Idly podi or Dosa podi. Nice replacement when you don’t have the regular Idly podi or Dosa podi. Leaving all this behind.., this Kobbari podi is perfect with hot white rice and ghee.. aww! heaven! 🙂 I have two variations of this Kobbari Podi and here is the first one. Happy cooking!   Ingredients: 2 cups chopped dried coconut. 2 tbspRead More →

Is there any such vegetable, irrespective of the way you cook it, comes out amazing and yummy? My answer would be Aloo/Potato?? Recipes of potatoes are uncountable! Here comes one of those interesting Indian recipes. Aloo cutlet was one such snack which my mom used to prepare for us in my childhood days.. 🙂 I need not actually say anything much about this dish as it’s well known to everyone 🙂 Here again, there are many many versions of preparing these patties.. I leave it to your choice about adding the vegetables accompanying the Potatoes.. if you are not willing to add up any otherRead More →