South Indian

Snake Gourd Curry/Kootu/Dal

Snake Gourd Curry/Kootu/Dal

Snake Gourd Curry is no onion and garlic recipe and snake gourd is low-calorie veggie and perfect for weight watchers and this very simple snake gourd curry is very good for one’s stomach as its very light cumin and coconut flavoured snake gourd curry, which […]

Mushroom Biryani – Dum Style

Mushroom Biryani – Dum Style

This mushroom biryani recipe, unlike others, is layered and dum cooked biryani style makes it a delicious and full of flavour biryani, the use of mint leaves and brown onions will give a very unique and special aroma to the mushroom biryani. In many Biryanis […]

Rice Balls with Chickpeas (Brown) Curry

Rice Balls with Chickpeas (Brown) Curry

Rice Balls with Chickpeas (Brown) Curry Mostly when we think about rice balls in India it’s generally made of leftover rice, onion, with some green chilies and deep-fried them. To avoid deep frying them have steamed them and instead of leftover rice, have used rice […]

Raw Banana/Plantain Salan

Raw Banana/Plantain Salan

Raw Banana Salan traditionally is a curried Hyderabadi dish made of peanut and sesame gravy, which is popularly made out of chilli peppers served with Hyderabadi biryani, salan can be made out of Potato, Bhindi (Lady’s Finger), Chilli, Capsicum and Brinjal or Egg Plant. In […]

Gutti Vankaya Dry / Stuffed Brinjal Dry

Gutti Vankaya Dry / Stuffed Brinjal Dry

Brinjal/Vankaya is a vegetable many love and hate it, there’s no middle path 😊. Its been my favorite vegetable make anything from it would be first to devour it. Its called as Baingan in Hindi, aubergine in English, vankaya in Telugu, it called by many […]

Spicy Curry Leaves Rice

Spicy Curry Leaves Rice

Curry leaves powder is mixture of various spices, which includes curry leaves. Curry leaves are predominantly used in India and Sri Lanka for cooking and a native tree to both the countries. It’s not only versatile leaves for cooking but also has astounding health benefits, […]

Dibba Rotti | Urad dal Rotti | Andhra Minapa Rotti

Dibba Rotti | Urad dal Rotti | Andhra Minapa Rotti

Have been having dibbaroti since childhood at my mother’s friend’s house. It used to be yummy, delicious and filling. This is recipe from Andhra households, popularly called “dibba” meaning “fat” rotti. Its normally made with rice/rice rava and urad dal, to get crisper crust have […]

Beans Poriyal Recipe

Beans Poriyal Recipe

If you happen to visit any marriage/any special occasion in South India, you would find beans Poriyal in your thali /meals without fail. I have observed that whether it is a small occasion or marriage, beans Poriyal will be on the menu. I suppose because […]

Vegetable Upma Recipe

Vegetable Upma Recipe

Yeah!!!!… My paternal grandmother used to cook a mean one…. She knew that I liked her upma and whenever we visited her town (she lived in a small village near Tirupathi Andhra Pradesh) the next morning breakfast was always Vegetable Upma, without fail. The first […]

Makhana Raita Recipe

Makhana Raita Recipe

Phool Makhana/Lotus Seeds Raita Recipe is a nutritious, slightly crisp accompaniment made from curd and lotus seeds. It is best to serve along with main course dishes. Since we dry roast before making it gets the crisp, it quick to prepare and very tasty too. As a […]