Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Raw Tamarind - Coriander Pachadi


Raw Tamarind ( Chinthakaya ) pachadi is sour taste.. This is a very traditional, authentic pachadi which mainly belongs to Southern Andhra.. My MIL is here and taught me this unique, tasty and interesting pachadi. She brought chintakayalu and we mainly use it for chintakai pappu charu n pulihora too. I am sure you will also try this pachadi for its taste!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Gummadikaya Iguru / Pumpkin Curry

When we say pumpkin (butter nut squash) to any south Indian, all you hear from them is, either pumpkin fry or pumpkin pulusu but have you ever heard about Gummadikaya Iguru??? Ok then today i'll introduce you my most favorite Gummadikaya Iguru.... :) It is very famous curry, and it will be done on every festival and auspicious occasion like marriages in Andhra. I love to eat Gummadikaya Pulusu, dappalam etc.. Okkk no more delays lets move on to the recipe..

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Andhra Dibba Rotti

Dibba rotti is a classic Andhra dish that is served as breakfast or evening snack with a good chutney or pickle. I use to prefer tomato pickle...It gets the best crust when we made with homemade rava....My mom gave me homemade rava and it came out very well. If you have kids at home, do try this, they will love the crust :) Very easy to prepare...

Friday, 14 November 2014

Buttermilk Pancakes/ Majjiga Attu


Buttermilk pancakes/Majjiga attulu is my all time fav breakfast. I often make this pancakes for Princy's breakfast as she loves it too. We can have this without any chutneys & usually served as a breakfast or as a snack option.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Cabbage Pachadi

I love any pachadies with fresh veggies.. I want to try variety of recipes with cabbage one by one.. So my first post on cabbage is Cabbage Pachadi.. This is an Andhra Style of Cabbage pachadi which tastes good with rice, rotis and chapatis..

Monday, 10 November 2014

How to organize a Kitchen

Because of our shifting to new duplex house and other things I took a break and finally we shifted and settled in new house..I planned to post this when I arrange my new Kitchen... :)
Organizing your kitchen can streamline your activities and keep your kitchen looking clean and tidy. All you'll need is some time, a bit of ingenuity & some determination..

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Mysore Bajji (Mysore Bonda) with Idly Batter

After a long break today I am here with a simple breakfast recipe, Mysore bonda or Mysore bajji in telugu... Actually people use to prepare this with rice flour but I have modified according to our taste with idly batter... Taste super than original bondas..
So let's move on to the recipe.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

2014 Diwali Recipes: Sweets & Snacks

2014 Diwali Recipes: Here is the collection of easy and simple Diwali sweets and snacks for my readers in one page for quick reference. Click on each thumbnail for the recipes. As a working women I have less time to prepare sweets & snacks. I'll try to post more recipes in coming days.. :) Many people may think that visiting my blog and commenting is waste of time.. Though am not a famous food blogger I am posting my skills in my level.. But encouragement is more important to develop any person's skills.. Anyhow Happy Diwali To All My Readers.. :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Microwave Palkova

Palkova is an Indian sweet prepared from Milk.. The usual process of making palkova is time consuming. Palkova involves stirring milk for a long time till it thickens into a solid. It takes 2-3 hours or so usually and involves continuous stirring. Lets see for a quicker version of this palkova using microwave..The taste matches the original version and this delicious, mouth watering microwave palkova can be prepared within 10 mins. I used my mould(stamp) to get a nice design on my palkova.. :) You can find my 5 year old Princy's work here( Stamping on a ball ).. :) I made a ball and Princy had designed the palkovas.. Am happy to involve her in my cooking..She is so excited to do the stamping process(See the tiny palkova which is prepared by princy in the step-wise picture) .. :)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Puran Poli/Bobbatlu

Bobbatlu is a traditional and delicious dessert made with maida and chana dal pooranam. In Andra Pradesh, bobbattu is served with ghee(clarified butter). The method of preparation varies from place to place. These Puran poli is famous in Hyderabad.. So I want me to try this in Hyderabad style, so went to the shop and noted all the recipe in detail and made changes according to my taste and tried for the first time.. Surprisingly, it came out super taste like Hyderabadi Bobbatlu.. Am full happy of the outcome.. :) My hubby gave a big thumbs up... :)

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Palkova/Velluli is my sis fav recipe..I named it Velluli because it seems like garlic shape..In telugu we call velluli.. This is very easy to prepare and needs very few ingredients but a bit time consuming.Though making Vellulis using mould is time consuming, but the final result looks wow... The mould I used is gifted by ammama on my B'day.. :) She gave a pack of moulds for different purposes. Love you ammama.. :) There are hardly any chances to go wrong with this very easy recipe. I made this palkova in microwave method and regular method. In this post you can find regular method. I'll post microwave method in coming week. Ok then move on to the recipe now.. :)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Besan Laddu

Besan laddu is a very simple laddu recipe from all other laddus and it is very easy to make. My MIL use to prepare these laddus for any occasion. She will prepare tiny laddus for my daughter too.This is the first time I did by my own and hubby likes it much and told me to prepare again... :) This is one of the easy and quick Diwali sweet recipes and melt in the mouth.. :)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Ribbon Pakoda with Millet Flour - Diwali Savoury Snack

Ribbon Pakoda is one of  Princy's fav snack item. You can make this as an evening snack for your kids when they are back from school. I usually prepare this with normal version but my mom prepare this easy snack very often with jonnalu (millet flour). So I tried my mom's version yesterday asking the recipe from my mom. It came out very well and my hubby told me to do this version especially for Princy. Adding jonnalu (millet flour) in this way is healthy for kids.

Ribbon Pakoda is one of  Princy's fav snack item. You can make this as an evening snack for your kids when they are back from school. I usually prepare this with normal version but my mom prepare this easy snack very often with jonnalu (millet flour). So I tried my mom's version yesterday asking the recipe from my mom. It came out very well and my hubby told me to do this version especially for Princy. Adding jonnalu (millet flour) in this way is healthy for kids.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Simple Egg Curry

This was the long break i took in blogging. I came to Rajahmundry for vacation and Princy enjoyed a lot at my mom's place. We went to Araku and Vizag with my bro family, mama's family...So I have no time to blog and took a break.. Today's post is very simple recipe which a beginners can do..Egg is my favorite & is perfect rescue for anytime of the day! I love to try various egg recipes.. :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bread Halwa


Bread Halwa is yummy traditiona halwa, that is easy to make. Recently I had this bread halwa in my sister's house warming function. I was very pleased with its taste. I wanted to try it at home and asked my sister to get the full recipe in script. I prepared with using sugar syrup  & slightly modified the recipe to suit our taste.. But many people used to prepare this halwa with using milk. Though I tried this recipe for the first time, it came out very well...smiley Ok, let's move on to the recipe..

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

How to make soft Chapati

Chapati is my all time favorite breakfast as well as dinner.. When am in college, for dinner I use to have chapati daily. I like to eat potato curry as side dish for chapati. But these days as time not permits as an office goer am not making chapatis. Princy asking me daily to prepare chapati as lunch box. So I got up early and made this 2weeks back and today I post this recipe. I prepared Egg Bhurji as side dish. Princy was bit excited when she saw the breakfast plate.

Monday, 8 September 2014

South Indian Mushroom Curry

Here’s a rich and delicious recipe of south Indian mushroom curry. The curry is full on with flavors of poppy seeds and cashews & tastes more like a korma and would go very well with plain steamed rice. Mushrooms are a low-calorie food eaten cooked, raw or as a garnish to a meal. These are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines (notably Chinese, Korean, European, and Japanese). They are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Karam Gavvalu / Savory Shells

Today's special is  "Karam Gavvalu",a traditional, delicious crispy snack from Andhra. There are 2 versions, savory and sweeter versions of it and today my post is about the savory one. The particular shape is attained using a special gadget as gavvalu balla or gavvalu peeta specifically designed for this purpose. It is a wooden board with ridges that comes different sizes. But if you do not have it you can use either a new comb or back side of a big fork to prepare this. Usually it is prepared with a mix of maida(plain flour) and rice flour but this time I prepared with wheat flour as it makes these gavvalu more tastier and healthy for kids.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Egg Bhurji / Scrambled Egg Curry

Scrambled egg curry is one of the best side dish for crispy dosa, chapati or poori and even rice. This curry is easy to prepare, does not need much time & you can complete all the task in the same pan. Whenever there is no time to prepare any side-dish to accompany your rotis, this will be a less time taken recipe.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Junnu(Andhra Style Milk Pudding) / Colostrum Milk Cheese

  Last week one of my relative came to visit my home from Rjy..Whenever a person come from Rjy to hyderabad, my mom always use to pack some sweets/snacks and give that pack to them and request them to deliver to my home.. This time my mom gave a bottle of colostrum milk.. I was shocked by seeing the bottle and felt happy too.. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Vakkaya Pappu Charu/Cranberry Dal Rasam

Vakkaya dal rasam is famous recipe in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. My grandmother used to cook this vakkaya pappu charu. Yesterday while coming from office I have found these vakkayalu on road side and bought some. Immediately I called my grandmother and noted all the procedure of this recipe and today posted here.

Am fully satisfied with the taste and my little one had this rasam without complaining..

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Ragi Peanut Laddu

As always my focus is on my fussy kid, who do not like ragi in any form. The benefits of Ragi(Finger Millets) are never ending by adding extra nuts and several cereals which are dried and powdered. It makes as a perfect recipe to all the nutritional requirements. Kids should be made to take ragi drinks/snacks which is available from an early age before they are introduced to bakery food.. Ragi is best food for weight control, diabetes and a cooling the body.It is rich in calcium & rich source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol level. Instead of popping a pill, you can as well substitute that with ragi kanji.

Ragi cherry is one of the best semi-solid foods that you give your kid before you get him/her used to solid food. As I did to my kid. It's the best baby food in India to make kids strong. Speak to your granny and am sure she will come up with more suggestions! 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Eggplant-GreenPeas Curry

We don't usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But they also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients. Green peas stand out as an environmentally friendly food. Green peas are a very good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, and folate. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Custard Fruit Salad

Custard fruit salad is very easy to make...Kids may like these mango flavored fruits custard...
Let's move on to the recipe.. :)

  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Fruits - 1/2 cup (apple,banana,mango, grapes and pomegranate)
  • Custard Powder(Vanilla flavoured) - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 4 tsp

Friday, 1 August 2014

Eggless Custard Powder Cake

  I love cakes with a touch of another ingredient than just plain flour. So adding the custard powder is a low fat bake as it would be comfortable for regular baking... :)

Custard powder is for people who wanted an alternative to eggs. It looks a lot like cornflour and the reason being that the base used is cornstarch along with salt and vanilla flavorings.Yellow coloring gives the custard just enough color to look as though there are plenty of eggs in it... :)

To make a recipe with custard powder, the basic steps followed is as follows:
Combine sugar, milk and custard powder in a broad pan to make a paste. Add hot milk and stir till sugar dissolves and becomes a thick creamy sauce. Use as required. But now I didn't followed.