Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Lima Beans Biryani

Lima Beans Biryani

Lima Beans Biryani is easy to make one pot meal that’s healthy and filling as well with lima beans, mixed vegetables included in it. When I was deciding on letter L, I thought of Lobia, Lilva and couldn’t go any further. Suddenly something struck me that I could use Lima Beans as well. These beans […]

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Fada Ni Khichdi | Broken Wheat Khichdi

Fada Ni Khichdi

Fada ni khichdi is one of those wholesome one pot dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or any time of the day. This is made with broken wheat and moong dal with vegetables and makes a complete meal. I adapted this from Tarla Dalal and really loved it when I had made it […]

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Eerulli Chitranna | How to make Onion Seasoned Rice

Eerulli Chitranna

Eerulli Chitranna is an interesting version of seasoned rice made with onions and spices. This is an easy dish to make from Karnataka. I came to know about this dish when I was searching for something else when I came about this word of Eerulli to refer onions. I know we call it Ullipaya, Errakedda […]

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Methi Aloo Paneer Stuffed Paratha

Methi Aloo Paneer Stuffed Paratha

Methi Aloo Paneer Stuffed Paratha is a healthy stuffed paratha made with fresh methi leaves with aloo and paneer. With spices added, this makes a delicious lunch box dish. We mostly make these stuffed parathas for weekends, however, I also pack these for Konda’s lunch box as it’s easy to handle and eat. These parathas […]

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Arbi Deep Fry

Arbi Deep Fry

Arbi Deep fry is a delicious side dish made with besan and basic spice powders. Deep frying makes this very delicious and a wonderful dish to feast on. Colocasia or Chamagadda as it is called in Telugu is a root vegetable that is boiled, peeled and fried in different ways. This vegetable is at times itchy […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine, is an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu | How to make Mor Kulambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious side dish made with seasoned curds or yogurt. It bursts with flavour and makes a wonderful side dish for mixed rice like Coconut Rice. We mostly make a mor kuzhambu with Lady’s Finger along with Thengai Sadam, so we thought we could change the vegetable and see how […]

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Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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