P0TLAKAYA KOBBARI KURA

INGREDIENTS Potlakaya – 1 medium size [ 2 to 2 1/2 cups] Finely chopped onions – 2 medium size Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Salt to taste Green chillies – 2 slit TALIMPU Oil – 2 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Mashed garlic –…

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MASALA PEANUTS

INGREDIENTS Peanuts- 1 cup Besan flour – 1/2 cup Rice flour – 1 tbsp Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp Water – 2 to 3 tbsp Curry leaves – few METHOD Rinse peanuts under running water. Drain them in a colander. Take a bowl and add peanuts. Then, add all…

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CORN ON THE COB

INGREDIENTS Sweet corn cobs – 3 FOR SPREAD Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp Roasted cumin seeds powder- 3/4 tsp Lemon juice- 1 tsp Melted butter – 2 to 3 tbsp Mashed garlic cloves – 2 optional Salt to taste Red chilli powder – 1 tsp METHOD Clean the cobs and trim the stems….

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PANDUMIRAPA MAMIDIKAYA PACHADI

INGREDIENTS Pandumirapa paste- 2 cups [for recipe, check out my previous posts] Raw mango pieces – 1 cup peeled and cut into cubes TALIMPU Oil – 1 cup Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp Garlic – 10 cloves mashed Broken red chillies – 1/3 cup Curry…

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CHILAGADA DUMPALA PULUSU

INGREDIENTS Chilagada dumpalu- 4 medium size Drum sticks – 8 pieces Finely chopped onions – 3 cups Green chillies – 3 slited Tamarind paste- 2 tbsp Grated jaggery – 1/3 cup Salt to taste Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Red chilli powder- 2 tbsp Water -2 1/2 cups TALIMPU Oil- 1/4 cup Mustard seeds –…

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SLICED EGG FRY

INGREDIENTS Boiled eggs – 6 Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Finely sliced onions – 1 1/2 cups Red chilli powder – 2 1/2 tsp Pulav masala – 1/2 tsp Water – 1/4 cup Salt to taste finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp TALIMPU Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp…

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DONDAKAYA FRY

INGREDIENTS Dondakayalu – 1/2 kg Onions – 2 medium size chopped Green chillies – 3 (slit) Turmeric powder – 1 /8 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp Salt to taste TALIMPU Oil – 4 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Broken red chilli pieces – 4 Garlic –…

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MONACO BISCUIT SNACK

INGREDIENTS Monaco biscuit packet – 1 FOR THE FIRST TOPPING Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp Finely chopped capsicum – 2 tbsp Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 1/2 tsp [without seeds] Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 tsp Chat masala – 3/4 tsp Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Tomato ketchup for…

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TOMATO COCONUT ROTI PACHADI

INGREDIENTS Tomatoes – 3 cut into small pieces Oil – 1 tsp Turmeric powder- a pinch Tamarind paste – 3 tsp Salt to taste Red chilli powder- 3 tbsp Garlic – 8 with out skin Curry leaves – few Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Freshly grated coconut – 1/2 cup TALIMPU Oil – 2 tsp…

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KATTU PONGAL [ DHANURMASAM PRASADAM]

INGREDIENTS Rice – 1/2 cup Moong dal – 1 1/2 tbsp Water – 2 cup Asafoetida Salt – 1/2 tsp TALIMPU Cow ghee – 3 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 seeds Black pepper – 1/2 tsp coarsely powdered Dhanur masam is considered the month of bhakthi. Offering of pongal as naivedya is the most sacred…

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PACHI MAGAI

INGREDIENTS Raw firm sour mangoes – 5  Red chilli powder – 1/2 cup Mustard powder – 1 tbsp Fenugreek powder – 2tbsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp Garlic  – 8 with out skin Garlic – 8 mashed with skin Salt -3 tbsp Oil – 1 1/2 cup The taste and…

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INSTANT USIRIKAYA PICKLE

INGREDIENTS Usirikaya – 10 cut into pieces Lemon juice – 4 tbsp Roasted cumin powder – 1/8 tsp Red chilli powder – 5 tbsp Garlic – 15 mashed with skin Oil – 1/2 cup Salt to taste METHOD Wash and pat dry usirikayas. Cut usirikayas into pieces discarding the seeds. Take a bowl, add all…

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SENAGA PAPPU MASALA KOORA

INGREDIENTS Senega Pappu – 1/2 cup washed and soaked for 6 to 8 hours Oil – 5 tbsp Onion paste – 4 to 4 1/2 tbsp [ check out my previous posts] Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder- 2 1/2 tbsp Pulav masala – 1/4 tsp (check out my previous posts) Water – 2…

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USIRIKAYA KOBBARI PACHADI

This pachadi can be made during kartika masam as it has no garlic. INGREDIENTS Usirikayalu – 5 cut into small pieces Freshly grated coconut -1 cup Green chillies – 3 to 4 Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Oil for frying Salt to taste Lemon juice – 1 tbsp TALIMPU Oil…

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ARITIKAYA PALU POSI KOORA [ NO ONION NO GARLIC]

  This curry can be made during kartika masam as it has no onions and garlic. INGREDIENTS Aritikaya- 2 ( raw bananas ) Green chillies – 2 Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp Milk – 2 cups Salt to taste TALIMPU Oil – 3 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Broken red chillies – 6 Curry…

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PLAIN TOOR DAL [ MUDDA PAPPU ]

INGREDIENTS Toor dal – 1/2 cup Water – 1 1/2 cups Salt to taste Turmeric powder- a big pinch method Wash toor dal 2 times. Pressure cook toor dal with 1 1/2 cups of water. Cook on high flame till the first whistle comes. Turn the heat low and cook for 5 min. Turn off…

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USIRIKAYA PACHADI

INGREDIENTS Grated Usirikaya – 1 cup Oil – 1 cup for frying usirikaya, Red chilli powder – 5 tbsp Fenugreek powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Mustard powder – 1 tsp Salt to taste Lemon juice – 3 tbsp TALIMPU Oil – 1/2 cup Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds –…

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UGADI PACHADI

INGREDIENTS: Tamarind – 100 grams makes one cup of thick paste Water – 1 1/4 cup Jaggery – 2 1/2 cups Finely chopped sugarcane – 2 tbsp Finely chopped coconut – 2 tbsp Finely chopped banana – 1/2 cup Finely chopped mango – 1 tbsp Neem leaves – 1/2 tbsp Salt, red chilli powder, black…

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RICE RAVA UPMA

INGREDIENTS Rice rawa – 1/2 cup Moong dal – 1tbsp (pesara pappu) Cumin seeds – 1/3 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/3 tsp Finely sliced onion – 1 small size Green chillies – 3 to 4 slitted Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Curry leaves – few Oil – 2 1/2 tbsp Water – 1 cup…

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METHI ROTI

INGRIDENTS Wheat flour – 2 cups Methi leaves – 1 cup tightly packed fresh methi leaves Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Curd – 2 tbsp Oil – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – a pinch Finely chopped Garlic cloves – 6-7 Finely chopped green chillies -2 Salt to taste Oil or ghee as required for…

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RAVA APPALU

INGREDIENTS Bombay rava – 1/2 cup Grated jaggery – 1  1/2 cup Water – 1 1/2 cup Cow ghee – 1/2 tsp Oil for deep frying Appalu is the main neivedyam for lord hanuman. It has a crunchy outer layer and soft smooth inside. METHOD Heat a heavy bottom pan with 1 1/2 cups of…

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PULAGAM (ATTESARU)

INGREDIENTS Rice – 1/2 cup Moong dal – 1/4 cup Water – 2 1/2 cups Turmeric powder – generous pinch Salt to taste Small jaggery pieces – 2 Cow ghee -1 tsp Pulagam is an Indian traditional dish made with rice and dal. It is also prepared as naivedyam during every festival. METHOD Wash rice and…

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PARAMANNAM ( RICE PAYASAM )

INGREDIENTS Rice – 1/2 cup Milk – 6 to 7 cups (cows milk if making naivedyam) Grated jaggery – 1 cup Cow ghee – 1tsp (cows ghee if making naivedyam) Cashewnuts and raisins – optional Ghee for frying nuts METHOD Wash rice several times and soak it in enough water for 15 to 20 minutes….

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CHICKEN FRY WITH MASALA PASTE

INGREDIENTS Chicken – 1 kg FOR MASALA PASTE Small onion – 1 Cloves – 25 Cardamom – 4 Cinnamon – 1 1/2 inch piece Poppy seeds – 1/2 tbsp Ginger – 2 inch piece Garlic – 12 or ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tbsp Star anise – 1 Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp Cumin seeds…

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PALALLO UNDRALLU (PALATALIKALU )

INGREDIENTS FOR RICE FLOUR DOUGH Rice flour – 1/2 cup Water – 1 1/2 cup Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup TO MAKE PALALLO UNDRALLU Milk – 2 1/2 cups Water – 1/2 cup for diluting dough Grated jaggery – 3/4 cup to 1 cup METHOD In a pan, put 1 1/2 cups of water bring…

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METHI RICE

INGREDIENTS  Basmathi rice  – 1 cup Cloves – 3 Cardamom – 3 Cinnamon – 1 inch piece Star anise – 1 Garlic cloves – 8 Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp Finely chopped methi leaves – 1/2 cup Finely chopped mint leaves – 1/4 cup Finely chopped coriander leaves  – 1/4 cup Salt to taste…

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ATUKULA PRASADAM FOR KRISHNASHTAMI

INGREDIENTS Atukulu (poha) – 1 cup Grated jaggery – 1/2 cup Luke warm milk – 1 1/2 tbsp METHOD Wash the atukulu well and drain for 5 minutes. Powder the jaggery with out lumps. Take a bowl and mix the drained atukulu and jaggery. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp of milk and mix well . Remove…

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CHALIMIDI

INGREDIENTS Rice flour – 1 cup Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup Freshly grated coconut – 1/4 cup Ghee – 1 tsp METHOD Grind jaggery in a mixer to a fine paste or powder. Take a bowl, add all the ingredients. Mix well and roll it into a small round shaped ball. Repeat the same with…

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DADDOJANAM

INGREDIENTS Rice – 1/2 cup Water – 2 1/2 cups Curd – 2 cups Green chillies – 3 cut into 1/2 inch pieces Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp crushed Salt to taste Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Broken red…

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MASALA PONGANALU

INGREDIENTS Dosa batter – 1 cup Finely chopped onions – 1 1/2 tbsp Freshly grated coconut  – 1 tbsp Red chilli powder – 1/3 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Baking soda – a pinch Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp Oil for frying Salt to taste METHOD Take a bowl, add dosa batter and add all…

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PANAKAM ,VADAPAPPU

INGRIDENTS For panakam Jaggery – 1/2 cup Water –  2 cup Black pepper corn –  3 to 4 crushed (optional) For vadapappu Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup METHOD For panakam : Add grated jaggery to 2 cups of water and let it dissolve. Strain the liquid to a serving bowl. Add the crushed…

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SPICY CORN KERNEL

INGREDIENTS Corn kernels or sweet corn – 1 cup Oil – 1tsp Pulav masala – 1/4 tsp(for recipe check out my previous post ) Red chilli powder – 1/3 tsp Salt to taste METHOD  Heat oil in a pan. Add corn kernels and fry on medium flame for 2 minutes . Then add salt and…

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GARLIC MAYONNAISE DIP

  INGREDIENTS Mayonnaise – 5 to 6 tbsp Garlic cloves – 3 to 4 crushed into fine paste Tobasco sauce – 1 tsp Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp A pinch of salt Red chilli flakes for garnishing METHOD In a bowl, add mayonnaise, crushed garlic, tobasco sauce, lemon juice and salt. Mix throughly. Cover and…

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GREEN CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS Coriander leaves  – 1 cup Fresh mint leaves – 1/2 cup Green chillies – 2 Black salt – to taste Sugar – 1/4 tsp Lemon juice – 1tbsp Peanuts – 1/2 tbsp rosated and skinless Oil for grinding Method Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste using oil…

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COCONUT CHUTNEY

INGRIDENTS Oil – 1/2 tsp Green chillies – 5 cut into two pieces Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp Chana dal – 1 1/2 tsp Urad dal – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Roasted chana dal – 1 1/2 tsp Fresh grated coconut – 2 to 3 tbsp Curd – 4 to 5 tbsp…

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CURD RICE

INGREDIENTS Cooked rice – 1cup Curd – 1 1/2 cup Milk – 1/4 cup Salt to taste TALIMPU Oil – 1tsp Chana dal – 1 tsp Urad dal – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds – 1tsp Dried red chilli – 8 Curry leaves – few Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp…

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GHEE RICE

INGREDIENTS Basmathi rice – 1 cup Water – 2cups Cloves – 10 Cardamom – 6 Cinnamon – 2 inch piece Bay leaves – 4 Thinly sliced onions – 1 medium size Green chillies – 5 (slit) Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp Salt to taste Ghee – 2 tbsp Oil – 1 tsp METHOD Wash…

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SHREDDED CHICKEN FRY

INGREDIENTS Chicken – 500 gms Red chilli powder – 4 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp Onion paste – 1 tbsp Pulav masala or garam masala – 1/2 tsp (for recipe – check out my previous post) Water – 1/4 cup Oil – 4 to 5 tbsp Garlic pods…

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KORRALA KOBBARI ANNAM ( FOXTAIL MILLET)

This recipe was given to me by my sister who is an amazing cook as well. INGREDIENTS Korralu – 1/2 cup (foxtail millet) Water – 2 to 2  1/2 cups Oil – 2 to 3 drops TALIMPU Ghee – 1 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Cashew nuts –…

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MANGO ALLAM PACHADI

INGREDIENTS Grated raw mango – 3 tbsp Grated ginger – 1tbsp Sugar or jaggarey – 3 tbsp Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp Salt to taste TALIMPU Oil – 1 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Urad dal – 1/3 tsp Garlic – 3 pods (crushed ) Broken red…

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MAGAYA CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS Magaya pickle – 3 tbsp Curd – 3 tbsp Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp Finely chopped coriander – 2 tbsp Finely chopped green chillies – 1 Salt – a pinch METHOD Put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend to a coarse paste. Do not grind into a smooth paste. Goes well with…

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PAPPULUSU

Pappulusu is a simple stew made with toor dal. It is a staple in andhra homes and can be considered a spice less version of sambhar. INGREDIENTS Toor dal (kandipappu) – 1 cup (pressure cooked and mashed) Tomato – 3 (medium size, cut into quarters) Onions – 1 (large size, cut into quarters) Green chillies…

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PAV BHAJI RICE

INGREDIENTS Basmathi rice – 1 1/2 cup Water – 3 cups Oil – 2 to 3 drops Salt as required for cooking rice FOR PREPARING RICE Oil – 1 1/2  tbsp Ghee – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp Tomato puree – 1/2 cup Finely chopped tomato…

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MURMURA BHEL

A quick snack of puffed rice sold around parks, play grounds and road side. INGREDIENTS Murmura – 1cup Chopped onions – 2 1/2 tbsp Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 small size (without seeds) Finely chopped green chillies – 1 Roasted peanuts – 1 tsp (optional) Karam boondhi – 1tbsp (optional) Finely chopped coriander – 1…

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KUDUMULU (VINAYAKA CHAVITHI PRASADAM )

INGREDIENTS Rice rava – 1 cup Chana dal – 2 tbsp (senaga pappu) Grated fresh coconut – 3 tbsp Water – 2 cups Salt to taste METHOD Wash and soak chana dal in water for 30 minutes. Take a pan and add water. Add chana dal and bring it to a boil. Boil for 2-3…

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JEERA RICE

INGREDIENTS Basmathi rice – 1 cup Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1/4 tsp Shajeera – 1/2 tsp Cloves – 6 Cinnamon – 1 inch piece Cardamom – 3 Bay leaf – 1 Oil – 1tbsp Ghee – 1tbsp Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp Water – 2 cups Salt to taste  METHOD Rinse rice with…

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RAGI RAVA DOSA

INGREDIENTS Ragi flour – 1cup Rice flour – 1cup Bombay rava – 1cup Curd – 1/3 cup Water- 4 cups Finely chopped onions – 1 medium size Finely chopped green chillies- 3 Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Salt to taste Oil for frying METHOD In a mixing bowl, add ragi flour, rice flour, bombay…

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KORRA BIYYAM PAYASAM (FOXTAIL MILLET)

This recipe has been given to me by my sister. INGREDIENTS Korra biyyam – 1 cup Water- 2 cups Milk – 2 cups Jaggery – 1 1/2 cups (grated) Ghee – 3 tbsp (1tsp for frying nuts) Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp (optional ) Cashew nuts – few Raisins – few (optional) METHOD Wash korralu…

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RAVA DOSA

INGREDIENTS Rice Flour – 1 cup Bombay rava – 1/2 cup Maida – 1/2 cup Curd – 1/4 cup Finely chopped onions – 1 (medium) Finely chopped green chillies – 2 Finely chopped ginger – 1tsp Water – 4 cups Salt to taste Oil+Ghee for frying  METHOD In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, bombay…

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