methi aloo

Methi Aloo is a very popular traditional Indian dish. Methi is basically the fenugreek leaves and yes.. they taste bitter đŸ™‚ but, no worries! Like the way we trick bittergaurd, we can follow the same with methi leaves too, to avoid the bitterness and still restore it’s flavor. It’s explained in the recipe method. The very common dish made with these leaves is Dal, in southern India. Unbeatable taste! And another good thing with Menthi kura Pappu(Dal with Fenugreek/Methi leaves) is, we need not compromise the bitterness too. We need not trick the bitterness of the leaves and don worry, the bitterness does not dominateRead More →

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 →

daddojanam

Daddojanam is my fav. prasadam đŸ™‚ It’s a kind of prasadam for me first rather than a tasteful dish. Prasadam is usually an edible food that is first offered to the deity and then distributed in his/her name to their followers as their precious gift. After performing any puja(Offering prayers), the deity is offered with this Prasadam. The word prasadam means ‘Mercy’. Receiving prasadam means, receiving God’s mercy to destroy all miseries. Specially in this Dhanurmasam period, Kattu Pongal, Bellam Pongali and Daddojanam are the three different dishes that we consider to offer as a Prasadam to Lord Vishnu. Now, about the dish, it’s veryRead More →

Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi / Snake gourd curd chutney

Welcome back!! Beautiful summer vacations are literally keeping me away from blogging. Anyways.., I am back! Our town does not have any Indian stores and when on vacation, I make sure that I come back with lots and lots of Indian vegetables. I had some nice soft Snake gourds which actually does not fall in my fav list. I prefer very selected recipes of Snake gourd. One from those recipes which makes a yummy-tummy dish is the ‘Perugu Pachadi’ (Curd Chutney literally). Curd chutney is always a hit-dish with any vegetable you choose. The same procedure holds good with Tomatoes, Bottle gourd, Radish, Cucumber. These areRead 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 đŸ™‚ 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 →