MintToordaal Chutney

KandiPudina Pachadi

Kandi pachadi is chutney made from toor daal, and is served with rice. This Pachadi is coarse and slightly thick in consistency as opposed to chutneys made for idlis and dosas. It is very common and mostly liked by all in Andhra families. It is easy to make and requires very few ingredients. Continue reading

Pongal

Pongali

Pongal or Pongali is very simple yet quite a special dish for many South Indians. This is a very versatile dish which can be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This is a one pot meal, which makes it ideal for those busy days too. Continue reading

Baked Okra

After trying this dish this way, I realized this is the best way to make bendi(bhindi) fry. Usually bendi fry takes quite a bit of oil if you want the bendi to be fried crispy. It also takes lot of effort to stir the bendi pieces so that they don’t stick to the pan Continue reading

SorakayaPulusu

Here is the recipe for Sorakaya Pulusu (Bottlegourd/Lauki pulusu). Pulusu is somewhere between sambaar and rasam but has its own unique place in telugu families. It has flavour of sambaar because vegetables are cooked using tamarind just like sambaar, Continue reading

Twine Vases

We accumulated these tumblers as free gifts from a local university when kids participated in a trivia competition. I have been saving them for few years but could not find a proper use for them (I did use one as a pencil holder). I was almost ready to get rid of them but crafty mind in me Continue reading

Beans with CurryPowder

This is one of the traditional recipes which goes well when there is something like sambar, rasam, or pulusulu. Making koora podi or curry powder well in advance makes it very easy and convenient to prepare this variety. Continue reading

PotatoBeansCurry

This is a simple potato beans curry, a mixture of potato and beans in coriander leaves, and tomato gravy. Making gravy curries is a big challenge for me! First of all tree nuts can’t enter our home because of my daughter’s severe nut allergy. So, any curry bases with cashews are ruled out. Continue reading