MANGO ALLAM PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Raw mango pieces – 2 cups

Ginger pieces – 1 cup

Grated jaggery – 3 cups

Red chilli powder – 3/4 cup

Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU [ optional ]

Oil – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds = 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel mangoes and cut into cubes. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash and clean the ginger. Cut the ginger into pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Grate the jaggery and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan . Fry chopped ginger for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  5. Take a grinder jar and add mango pieces, grated jaggery, salt and fried ginger.
  6. Grind it to a paste. Then add red chilli powder and grind for one more time. Transfer it to a bowl.
  7. Check out salt . For talimpu, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  8. Let them splutter and add all the remaning ingredients and fry for a few seconds and pour it over the grinded pachadi.
  9. Mix well. Can be served with vada, idli, dosa, pesarattu. You can serve pachadi without the talimpu also.

* This recipe was given to me by my sister valli.

KARIVEPAKU MIRIYALU KARAM

INGREDIENTS

Chana dal – 1/2 cup

Urad dal – 1/2 cup

Black pepper- 1 1/2tbsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Garlic – 1/4 cup cloves with skin

Fresh curry leaves – 3 cups loosely packed

Oil – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 1tbsp

Ripe green chillies/ dry red chillies – 12 to 15 slit (adjust according to your spice level)

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

METHOD

  1. Heat 1/2 oil in a pan and add ripe green chillies and fry on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil. Roast chana dal and urad dal until they turn golden.
  3. Then, add black pepper and roast for another 2 to 3 minutes on low flame.
  4. Add curry leaves and fry on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes.Switch off the flame and add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  5. Cool it and transfer it to a mixer jar. Add salt and grind it to a coarse powder.
  6. Lastly, add fried green chillies and garlic and grind again.
  7. Transfer it to a bowl. Add lemon juice and mix well. Check out the seasonings.
  8. Transfer it to a glass jar. Serve with hot rice and ghee.

TELAGAPINDI TEEPI KOORA

INGREDIENTS

Telagapindi – 1cup

Onions – 2 medium size cut into small chunks

Green chillies – 4 slit

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Jaggery – 1/4 cup

Water- 1 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/2 cup

Chopped onions – 1/4 cup for serving

*Grind it to a powder

Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Dry red chilli pieces – 1/3 cup [ adjust according to your taste ]

TALIMPU

Oil – 1/4 cup

Peeled garlic – 1/4 cup [ adjust according to your taste]

Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

*This recipe was handed down to me by my mother in law.

METHOD

  1. In a mixie jar, grind coriander seeds and cumin seeds into a powder. Then add red chillies and grind it to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add peeled garlic. Fry on low flame till the garlic becomes light brown in colour.
  3. Then, add cumin seeds and all the remaining ingredients and fry for few seconds.
  4. Then, add chopped onions and green chillies. Mix well. Add salt and turmeric powder.
  5. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes and add masala powder. Cover and cook on low flame till onions are transparent.
  6. Then, add telagapindi powder and fry on low flame for 3 minutes.
  7. Add milk, water and mix well . Cover and cook till the water evaporates.
  8. Fry on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add jaggery powder.
  9. Cover and cook on low flame till the jaggery absorbs into the curry.
  10. Mix in intervals. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes on low flame .
  11. Switch off the flame and serve with raw onion pieces.

MENTHI KOORA PAPPU

INGREDIENTS

Pesara pappu [ moong dal ] – 1/2cup

Medium size onion – 1 [cut into chunks]

Green chillies – 3 slit

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Finely chopped fenugreek leaves – 3/4 cup to 1 cup [ loosely packed and washed]

TALIMPU

Ghee – 1tsp

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Garlic – 3 cloves mashed

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

Method

  1. Wash moong dal and cook with chopped onions, green chillies and water.
  2. Cook on low flame till the dal is 3/ 4 cooked . [dont mix]
  3. Then, spread washed fenugreek leaves and cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. [dont mix the dal]
  4. Open lid. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add all the remaining ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds.
  7. Pour the cooked dal over the talimpu and mix well.At this stage, if the dal is too thick,add water and mix well.
  8. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and switch off the flame.Goes well with rice and roti.

KOBBARI MAMIDIKAYA PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Grated coconut- 1cup

Grated raw mango (sour mango) *- 3/4 cup to 1cup

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup

Green chillies – 8 [ adjust to your spice level ]

Salt – 1 1/2 tsp

TALIMPU

Oil- 1tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4 cloves

Dry red chilli pieces – 5 pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel mango and grate it. Squeeze the grated mango with hand to extract water and keep it aside. You can use this water in rasam.
  2. In a mortar and pestle, mash green chillies and coriander leaves to a coarse paste.
  3. Take a bowl. Add freshly grated coconut,salt, grated mango and the previously made green chilli coriander paste.
  4. Mix well and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  5. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and pour it over the coconut mix.
  6. Mix well and adjust seasonings.
  7. *If mango is too tangy, reduce grated mango.

BANGALADUMPA PALU POSI KOORA [ POTATO CURRY ]

INGREDIENTS

Finely chopped onions – 1cup

Potatoes – 1 1/2 cup [ peeled and washed and cut into small cubes]

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1tsp

Clove powder – a big pinch

Green chillies – 3 slit

Milk – 3/4 cup

TALIMPU

Oil- 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic mashed – 4 cloves

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Wash and keep them immersed in water until used.
  2. Heat oil. Add all the talimpu ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and add finely chopped onions.
  3. Mix well and add potato pieces , salt and turmeric powder.
  4. Mix well and keep covered. Cook on low flame till the potatoes are cooked.
  5. Mix in intervals. Add clove powder and mix well . Check out seasonings.
  6. Add milk and stir well. Cook on high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Switch off the fame. Goes well with chapathi.
  8. The consistency of the curry should be semi liquid. If case, the curry becomes too thick, you can add milk.

INSTANT GREEN CHILLI PICKLE

INGREDIENTS

Green chillies – 1cup [ cut into 1 inch pieces ]

Finely chopped ginger – 1tbsp

Fresh lemon juice – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1/8 ts

Oil – 1/2 cup+ 2 tbsp

Mashed garlic – 10 to 12 cloves

Pickle powder masala – 1/2 cup [check out my previous posts ]

METHOD

  1. Rinse and dry the green chillies well. Remove heads and chop the green chillies to 1 inch pieces.
  2. Marinate green chillies with salt , finely chopped ginger and lemon juice for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. After 6 hours, mix well and add pickle powder, oil and mashed garlic.
  4. Mix well and check out seasonings. You can keep chilli pickle in room temperature for 2 days and then in fridge.
  5. Goes well with rice and roti.

MYSORE RASAM

INGREDIENTS

Kandi pappu [toor dal] – 1/2 cup

Tomatoes – 3 medium size cut into 4 pieces

Water – 4 cups

Tamarind juice – 1/3 cup

Salt – 1 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Curry leaves – few

*for masala powder

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp

Black pepper corns – 2 tbsp

Chana dal – 2tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

Garlic – 6 to 8 cloves

Dry red chillies – 4 [adjust according to your spice level]

*For talimpu

Ghee – 1tsp

Oil – 1tsp

Finely chopped onion – 1 small size

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4 cloves mashed

Dry red chillies – 4

Curry leaves – few

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

METHOD

  1. Wash kandi pappu and pressure cook with tomatoes and 2 cups of water till soft.
  2. Allow the pressure to release naturally and blend it to a fine paste.
  3. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, few curry leaves, salt and tamarind water.
  4. Bring it to a boil. Meanwhile in a grinder jar, add chana dal, black peppercorns, cumin seeds and coriander seeds.Grind to a powder.
  5. Then, add garlic and red chillies. Grind it to a coarse powder.
  6. Dilute the powder with water and pour it over the boiling dal.
  7. Bring it to boil on medium flame till the raw smell of the masala fades away.[6 to 7 minutes ]
  8. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and check out the seasoning.
  9. For talimpu, heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onions.
  10. Fry for a minute. Then, add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  11. Fry for a minute and then add asafoetida and fry for 5 seconds. Add this talimpu to the prepared rasam.
  12. Boil for 5 more minutes on medium flame and switch off the flame.
  13. Serve hot with rice and papad.

SOYA GRANULES PULAV IN ELECTRIC RICE COOKER

INGREDIENTS

For the curry

Soya granules – 1cup

Finely sliced onion -1

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tbsp

Chopped mint leaves – 1/3 cup

Chopped coriander leaves – 1/3 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1tbsp

Pulav masala – 1 tsp

Salt- 1/2 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Curd – 1cup

*For rice

Basmathi rice – 2cups

Water – 2 1/2 cups

Salt -1 tsp

Star anise – 1

Cloves – 4

Cinnamon – 1inch piece

Cardamom – 2

Shahjeera – 1tsp

Finely chopped mint leaves – 1tbsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1tbsp

Green chillies -4 slit

Ghee – 1tbsp

*For garnishing

Fried onions – 2 tbsp

Safforn – 1/4 tsp [ soak in 3 tbsp of milk ]

Ghee – 1tsp

METHOD

  1. Cook soya granules in boiling water for 5 to 6 minutes. Once done, drain it.
  2. Wash with cold water for 2 times and squeeze it. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add finely sliced onions.
  4. Add salt and fry on medium flame till the onions become golden colour.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and pulav masala.
  6. Mix well and add mint and coriander leaves. Fry on medium flame for 2 minutes and add soya granules.
  7. Mix well and cook on medium flame for about 4 minutes.
  8. Add curd and mix well. Cook on medium flame till the water in the curry reduces to 3/4 .
  9. Meanwhile wash and soak basmathi rice for 15 minutes and strain it.
  10. In a electric rice cooker, add strained basmathi rice, salt and water.
  11. Mix well. At this stage, taste the water. It should be salty.
  12. Then, add all the remaning ingredients and mix well. Switch on the rice cooker.
  13. Strain the saffron from milk and keep it aside.
  14. When rice is 3/4th done, add strained saffron milk. Spread fried onions and 1 tsp of ghee on top of the rice.
  15. Spread the previously made curry evenly on the top of the rice. Close the lid and cook till the cooking mode switches to keep warm mode.
  16. Switch off the rice cooker. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  17. Use a fork to fluff the rice and transfer to a bowl and serve with raita.

INSTANT PICKLE POWDER

INGREDIENTS

Red chilli powder – 1cup

Mustard seeds powder – 3/4 cup [ Grind 1/2 cup mustard seeds to a powder]

Salt – 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds powder – 2 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds powder – 1 1/2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1 1/2 tbsp

METHOD

  1. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Store in airtight container.
  3. This mixture can be used to make green chilli pickle, cauliflower pickle and Carrot pickle.
  4. You can store up to 2 to 3 weeks.

TOMATO PAPPU

INGREDIENTS

Kandi pappu [toor dal] – 1/2cup [soak 1 hour]

Medium size tomatoes – 3 cut into cubes

Medium size onion – 1 cut into pieces

Green chillies – 4 slit

Water – 2 cups

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2tsp

Salt – 1 1/2tsp

TALIMPU [TEMPERING]

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Wash kandi pappu well. Take a pressure cooker and add kandi pappu, chopped tomatoes, , chopped onions , water and green chillies.
  2. Boil on high flame till the first whistle. Adjust flame to low and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to release. Open lid and add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder.
  4. Lightly mash dal and adjust the consistency of dal according to your taste by adding water.
  5. For talimpu, heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds and pour the cooked dal over talimpu.
  7. Mix well for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  8. Serve with rice and roti. You can add lemon juice or tamarind juice.

KANDI PODI

INGREDIENTS

Kandi pappu [ toor dal ] – cup

Oil – 1tbsp

Coriander seeds – 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1tbs

Dry red chilli pieces- 1cup

Curry leaves- 1/2 cup

Salt – 1 1/2tbsp

Garlic 1/4 cup mashed

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add kandi pappu. Roast till the dal turns into brown colour and aromatic.
  2. Then, add coriander seeds, red chillies and curry leaves. Fry on low flame till the coriander seeds turn into light brown colour.
  3. Switch off the flame and add cumin seeds. Mix well and let them cool.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a grinder jar and add salt. Grind it to a powder.
  5. Lastly, add mashed garlic and grind it one more time till the garlic blends well.
  6. Store it in a glass jar. Serve with hot rice and a dollop of ghee.

HOTEL STYLE ALLAM CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Allam [ginger]- 1/3 cup peeled and cut into chunks

Green chillies – 17 to 20 cut into 2 pieces [ adjust to your spice level ]

Roasted chana dal – 3/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp

Curry leaves – 1/3 cup loosely packed

Mashed garlic – 8 cloves

Jaggery – 1/3 cup

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Tamarind – small lemon size

Water – 3/4 cup to 1 cup for grinding

This recipe was given to me by my househelp – Bhavani

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add allam [ginger] pieces and cumin seeds .Fry on medium flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Then, add coriander seeds and fry for 1 minute. Add mashed garlic.
  3. Fry on low flame for 1 minute. Add green chillies and curry leaves. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes and add roasted chana dal.
  4. Fry on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the flame and cool it. Transfer it to the grinder jar.
  5. Add salt, jaggery and tamarind. Grind it to a paste using water.
  6. Adjust seasoning. Adjust water for grinding according to the consistency you prefer

NUPAPPU PODI [SESAME SEED POWDER]

INGREDIENTS

Nuvvulu – 1cup

Water – 1tbsp

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1tbsp

Urad dal – 1tbsp

Coriander seeds – 1tbsp

Broken red dry red chilli pieces- 1/2 cup

Curry leaves – 1/4 cup

Mashed garlic – 8

Salt – 1tbsp

METHOD

  1. Mix 1tbsp of water with nuvvulu and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add chana dal and urad dal. Fry on low flame till it becomes light golden brown.
  3. Then, add coriander seeds and fry for 1 minute. Add red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Fry on low flame till the red chillies becomes crisp. Switch off the flame and add cumin seeds .
  5. Mix well. Keep it aside and let it cool. Dry roast nuvvulu on low flame till they start popping and becomes golden in colour.
  6. Cool it and keep it aside. Transfer the dry masala to a grinder jar and add salt. Grind it to a powder.
  7. Then, add nuvvulu and grind it to a powder. Lastly, add crushed garlic and grind 2 more times.
  8. Check out salt and transfer to a glass bottle. Goes well with idly and rice with dollop of ghee.

SENAGA PAPPU PALU POSI KOORA

INGREDIENTS

Senaga pappu- 1/2 cup soaked for two hours

Water – 3 cups

Salt – 1tsp

Finely chopped onions- 2 cups loosely packed

Green chillies – 4 slit

Milk – 3/4 cup

Clove powder – a pinch

Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp

Talimpu [tempering]

Oil – 1/3cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2tsp

Garlic – 4 mashed

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Boil soaked chana dal with 3 cups of water. Dal should be soft and not mushy.
  2. Drain and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  3. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds.
  4. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, salt, and turmeric powder.
  5. Cover and cook on low flame till the onions becomes translucent.
  6. Mix in intervals. Add drained chana dal and cover and cook on low flame.
  7. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes and add a pinch of clove powder and mix well.
  8. Reduce flame to high flame and add 3/4 cup milk. Continuously mix well otherwise the milk will curdle.
  9. Cook till the milk evaporates and the oil in the curry floats on sides.
  10. Switch off the flame. Serve with rice.

RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Freshly grated coconut – 1cup

Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp for frying masala

Chana dal – 3 tbsp

Urad dal – 1tbsp

Coriander seeds – 1tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Broken dry red chillies – 1/2cup

Garlic – 4mashed

Curry leaves – few

Tamarind paste – 1 tsp

Water – 1/2cup

Curd – 3/4 cup to 1 cup

Finely chopped coriander leaves- 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU [TEMPERING] [OPTIONAL]

Oil – 1tsp

Urad dal – 1/2tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan. Add chana dal , urad dal, coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Fry on low flame for 2 minutes. Add mashed garlic, broken dry red chilli pieces and curry leaves.
  3. Fry on low flame till the dal becomes light brown in colour.
  4. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  5. In a grinder jar, add the masala and salt . Grind it to a powder and then add 1/2 cup of water.
  6. Grind it one more time. Then add grated coconut, tamarind paste and curd.
  7. Grind it to a paste. Check out the seasoning and add finely chopped coriander leaves. Grind it one more time and transfer it to a bowl.
  8. Take a kadai. Heat 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then, add urad dal, cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  9. Once the curry leaves turn crisp, pour this over coconut chutney.
  10. Serve coconut chutney with dosa, idly and pottikka buttalu.

EGG FRY WITH ONION PASTE

INGREDIENTS

Eggs – 5 boiled and peeled

Onion paste – 1 cup ( https://neelus.blog/2013/06/12/onion-paste-2/ )

Green chillies – 5 cut into pieces

Red chilli powder- 3 to 4 tsp [adjust according to your spice level]

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup

Pulav masala – 1tsp

Warer – 1 to 2 tbsp

TALIMPU [TEMPERING]

Oil – 1/4 cup +2tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4 mashed

Dry red chilles – 4

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Lightly slit the eggs and keep it aside. Heat oil in a wide pan add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds.
  3. Add onion paste and fry for few seconds and add salt and turmeric powder.
  4. Fry on low flame till the raw smell fades out. Then add red chilli powder, pulav masala and green chillies.
  5. Fry on low flame for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add boiled eggs and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Mix in intervals. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water and add finely chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Mix well and adjust seasoning. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the flame.

SENAGA PAPPU KOBBARI

INGREDIENTS

Senaga pappu [ chana dal ] – 1/2 cup soaked for 3 to 4 hours

Onion – 1 medium size cut into cubes

Green chillies – 3 slit

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Freshly grated coconut- 1cup loosely packed

TALIMPU

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4 mashed

Dry red chillies – 4

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Cook the dal with 2 cups of water till it turns soft but not mushy. Strain the dal and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and add onions and green chillies.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt. Fry till the onions turns transparent.
  5. Add strained dal and fry on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Then add freshly grated coconut and fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice and rasam.

CHUKKAKOORA PAPPU

INGREDIENTS

Moong dal – 1/2 cup [washed]

Chukkakoora – 1 1/2cup [ Finely chopped and washed in salt water]

Onion medium size – 2 cut into 2 pieces

Green chillies – 2 slit

Water- 3 cups

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

TALIMPU

Ghee – 2 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1tsp

Urad dal – 1tsp

Cumin seeds -1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

Method

  1. In a pressure cooker, add moong dal, onions, green chillies, and chukkakoora with 2 cups of water.
  2. Pressure cook on high flame till the first whistle comes. Then reduce flame to low and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to release. Open the lid and mix well .
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Mix well and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds.
  7. Pour the cooked dal over talimpu and mix well.
  8. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes and switch off the flame.

PESARA KATTU

INGREDIENTS

Moong dal – 1cup[ pressure cook with 3 cups of water]

Onions – 2 cut into 2 pieces

Green chillies – 4 slit

Tomatoes – 4 cut into 4 pieces

Bottle gourd pieces – 15 pieces [ optional]

Salt – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Finely chopped ginger – 1 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 4tbsp

Water – 4 1/2 cups

TALIMPU

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 8 cloves mashed

Dry red chilli pieces – 8

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Wash and boil moong dal with 3 cups of water. Cook on high flame for 1 whistle.
  2. Reduce flame to low and cook for 7 to 8 minutes and switch off the flame.
  3. Allow the pressure to release and blend it to a paste. Add onions ,green chillies, bottle gourd pieces, tomatoes ,salt , mashed ginger, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  4. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook on high flame till you get 1 whistle.
  5. Reduce the flame to low and cook for 5 to 7 minutes and switch off the flame.
  6. Allow the pressure to release. Heat oil and ghee in a kadai.
  7. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter and add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  8. Fry for few seconds and pour the boiled dal mixture over the talimpu.
  9. Cover with lid for 5 seconds. Remove the lid and add 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of water and lemon juice.
  10. Bring to boil on medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes and switch off the flame.

KARAM PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Chana dal – 4 tbsp

Urad dal – 1tbsp

Coriander seeds – 1 1/2tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Dry red chillies – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup [adjust according to your level]

Oil – 1tbsp

Garlic – 8 mashed

Curry leaves – few

Salt to taste

Tamarind juice- 1 1/2 tbsp [ semi liquid]

Water for grinding

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients one by one expect salt ,tamarind paste and water.
  2. Fry on low flame till the dal becomes light brown colour.
  3. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  4. Grind it to a paste with water, salt and tamarind paste.
  5. Adjust seasoning.

POTATO CURRY WITH CINNAMON POWDER

INGREDIENTS

Potato pieces- 2 cups [ peeled and cut into chunks]

Onion paste – 1 cup [check out my previous posts]

Green chillies – 5 slit

Cinnamon powder – 1/2tsp

Clove powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder -1tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 2tsp

Milk – 1/2cup

Talimpu

Oil – 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4 mashed

Dry red chilli pieces- 5

Curry leaves – few

This recipe was handed over to me by my mother-in-law

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add peeled and washed potatoes. Fry on low flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Then add all the talimpu ingredients one by one. Fry for 2 minutes. Add onion paste.
  3. Add turmeric powder, salt and green chillies. Fry on low flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. Mix in intervals. Add red chilli powder, cinnamon powder and clove powder and mix well.
  5. Fry for 5 minutes and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Pressure cook on high flame till 1 whistle.
  6. Reduce flame to low and cook for 3 minutes. Switch off the flame .
  7. Allow pressure to release. Open lid and add 1/2 cup of milk.
  8. Mix well and cook on high flame till the gravy becomes little thick.
  9. Check out the seasonings. serve with dosa and chapathi.
  10. When serving curry you can add raw onions on top of the curry.

MAMIDIKAYA TEEPI PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Raw mango – 1 cup [Peel and grated]

Red chilli powder – 3 tbsp

Sugar – 5 to 6 tbsp

Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU

Oil – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dry red chillies – 6 pieces

Garlic – 6 mashed

Curry leaves – few

Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  2. Fry for few seconds and switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  3. Add sugar. Mix well and cool it. After that, add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  4. Mix well. Rest it for 2 hours. Mix well and adjust seasoning.
  5. Goes well with idly and dosa.

BACHALI KOORA SENAGA PAPPU

INGREDIENTS

Chana dal – 1 cup washed and soaked for 1/2 an hour

Finely chopped bachali koora – 4 cups washed and keep it aside.

Medium size onions -2 cut into 2 pieces

Green chillies – 3 slit

Water – 4 cups

Tamarind juice- 4 tbsp semi thick liquid

Jaggery – 3/4 cup to 1 cup according to your taste

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Salt – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Talimpu

Ghee – 2tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dal – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 6 mashed

Dry red chillies – 8 pieces

Curry leaves – 1/4 cup

If you want to cook this recipe in karthika masam for puja, you can avoid onions and garlic.

Method

  1. Boil senagapappu with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker on high flame for 1 whistle.
  2. Reduce flame to low and cook for 4 minutes and switch off the flame.
  3. Allow the pressure to release. Add washed bachali koora, onions, green chillies and 2 cups of water.
  4. At this stage, if you want to add kanda [yam] pieces, you can add.
  5. Pressure cook on high flame for 1 whistle and reduce flame to low.
  6. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes and switch off the flame. Allow the pressure to release.
  7. Add tamarind juice, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and jaggery.
  8. Mix well and bring it to a boil. Cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  10. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and add cooked dal over talimpu. Mix well.
  11. Adjust seasoning and cook till the water evaporates.
  12. Dal should be semi liquid. Serve with hot rice and ghee. Adjust sweetness according to your taste.

PUDINA RICE

INGREDIENTS

Basmathi rice – 1 cup washed and soaked for 30 minutes

Pudina leaves – 1 1/2 cup

Oil -1 tsp for frying pudina

Green chillies- 5

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tbsp

Sahjeera – 1/4 tsp

Bay leaf – 1

Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp

Finely sliced onion – 1 big size

Water – 1 1/2 cups

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add green chillies. Fry for a few seconds and then add washed pudina leaves.
  2. Fry for 2 minutes and add ginger pieces. Cook for another 2 minutes on high flame and switch off the flame.
  3. Add 1 tsp lemon juice and grind it to a fine paste.
  4. Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add sahjeera and bay leaves. Fry for few seconds. Add finely chopped onions.
  5. Fry till the onions becomes light brown and then add ginger garlic paste.
  6. Fry on medium flame till the raw smell fades out. Then add grinded pudina paste.
  7. Fry on medium flame till the raw smell fades away. Add salt and water.
  8. Bring it to boil. Add strained rice and mix well. Keep covered and cook on low flame till the water evaporates. Goes well with chicken curry.

SENAGAPAPPU PULUSU

INGREDIENTS

Senagapappu [chana dal]- 1/2 cup (soak for 1/2 an hour and cook with 2 cups of water.)

Onion – 2 medium size cut into 2 pieces

Green chillies – 4 slit

Finely chopped ginger – 1 1/2 tsp [mashed]

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Jaggery – 1/3 cup [ adjust according to your taste ]

Tamarind juice – 3 to 4 tbsp [semi thick juice]

Water – 2 cups

Salt – 1 1/2 tsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 2tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilli pieces – 4

Garlic – 4 mashed

Curry leaves – few

*This recipe was handed over to me by my Mother-in-Law.

METHOD

  1. Boil the soaked senagapappu with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 8 minutes.
  2. When the pressure releases mash it to a coarse paste.
  3. Add 2 cups of water, onions, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, mashed ginger, salt, tamarind juice and jaggery.
  4. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the pressure release.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter and add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  6. Fry for few seconds and add the cooked pulusu over the talimpu.
  7. Mix well and bring it to boil. Adjust the seasoning and cook on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.

ROASTED CHANA DAL POWDER

INGREDIENTS

Roasted chana dal – 2cups

peanuts – 1 cup

Cumin seeds -1 1/2 tbsp

Garlic – 15 cloves with out skin

Salt – to taste

TALIMPU

Oil -1tbsp

Curry leaves – 1/4 cup

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

A cousin of mine has shared this recipe with me.

METHOD

  1. In a wide pan, add peanuts and fry in medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Then add roasted chana dal and cumin seeds and fry on low flame for 5 minutes.
  3. Cool it and transfer to mixer jar along with required salt and garlic cloves.
  4. Transfer to a plate and spread it to cool down.
  5. Heat oil in another pan. Add curry leaves and fry for few seconds and switch off the flame.
  6. Add red chilli powder and mix well. Keep it aside and cool it.
  7. Pour the oil masala over the peanut chana dal powder.
  8. Mix well using two hands. Make sure there are no lumps.
  9. Transfer it to a glass jar. You can also spread it on dosa and idly.
  10. You can mix it with water and serve with idly .

DIBBA ROTTI

INGREDIENTS

Split urad dal – 1cup [ with skin or with out skin]

Rice rawa – 2 cups

Salt to taste

Small coconut pieces – 1/4 cup optional

Ghee and oil for frying

Water – 1to 2 cups

METHOD

  1. Wash and soak urad dal and rice rawa separately for 6 hours. Just before grinding wash again.
  2. When washing urad dal, the skin will separate. It’s upto you if you want to retain the skin or not.
  3. Grind urad dal with 1 to 11/2 cup of water to a smooth batter like idly batter.
  4. Add rice rava to the urad dal batter after squeezing out the water. Add salt and mix well.
  5. If you like coconut, you can add small coconut pieces and mix well. Keep it aside for 1 hour.
  6. Heat 3 to 4 tsp of oil and ghee in a kadai. When oil is hot, reduce heat to low and add a bowl full of batter.
  7. Cook covered on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Once it starts leaving the sides of the kadai, flip it over to the other side.
  8. Cook for another 5 to 6 minutes without covering the pan. Once done, remove from the pan.
  9. Cut into wedges, and serve hot with cheruku panakam.

ANABAKAYA PAPPU [BOTTLE GOURD]

INGREDIENTS

Moong dal – 1/2 cup [pesara pappu]

Onion – 1 medium size cut into cubes

Green chilli – 2 slit

Water – 2 cups+ 1cup

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Anabakaya mukkalu – 1 cup [peel and remove pith. Cut into small cubes]

Dry red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Talimpu

Oil – 1tbsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dry red chilli pieces – 4

Mashed garlic – 4

Curry leaves – few

THIS RECIPE WAS PASSED ON TO ME BY MY MOTHER.

METHOD

  1. Wash moong dal and keep it aside. Boil moong dal in a kadai with onion cubes, green chillies and 2 cups of water.
  2. Cover and boil till the dal is 3/4 done. Then add anabakaya mukkalu.
  3. Don’t mix. Keep covered and on low flame till the anabakaya mukkalu are cooked.
  4. Remove the lid and add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder.
  5. Add 1 cup of water and mix well and boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then, add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  7. Fry for few seconds and pour the cooked dal over talimpu.
  8. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes . Adjust seasonings. Dal should be semi liquid. If dal is too thick, add some more water.

MUTTON KEEMA

INGREDIENTS

Mix well the below ingredients and cook in pressure cooker till the mutton is cooked. It takes about 3 to 4 whistles.

Mutton keema- 1kg

Red chilli powder – 3 to 5 tbsp according to your spice level

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 2 tsp

Pulav masala – 2 tsp [check out my previous posts]

Clove powder – 1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 2tbsp

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Mashed garlic cloves – 10

Dry red chillies – 15 pieces

Curry leaves – generous amount

Pulav masala – 1/2 tsp

Finely sliced onions – 4medium size

Green chillies – 4 slit

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

METHOD

  1. Pressure cook mutton keema with all the ingredients till the mutton is cooked.
  2. Allow the pressure to release. Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds let them splutter.
  3. Add garlic, dry red chilli pieces and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and add pulav masala. Mix well.
  4. Immediately add finely sliced onions and mix well. Add green chillies, salt and turmeric powder,
  5. Mix well and cover and cook on low flame till onions becomes light brown. Mix in intervals.
  6. Then add cooked keema. Mix well and cook on medium flame till the water in the cooked keema evaporates.
  7. Fry keema for another 3 to 4 minutes. Check out the seasonings.
  8. Serve with rice or roti .

CORIANDER POWDER

INGREDIENTS

Coriander seeds – 1cup

Dry red chillies pieces – 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup [ adjust according to your spice level ]

Garlic cloves – 10 mashed

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Urad dal – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind – small lemon size

Curry leaves – 1/2 cup loosely packed

Oil – 1 tbsp

This podi mixed with hot rice with generous amount of ghee can be taken before starting your meals. Good for health.

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a wide pan , add broken red chilli pieces. Fry on low flame for one minute.
  2. Then add all the remaning ingredients. Stir continuously and fry on low flame till the coriander seeds release their flavour and turn golden.
  3. Remove and cool. Place the cooled spice mixture along with salt in a blender and grind to make a coarse powder.
  4. Store in air tight container and serve with hot rice or idly with generous amount of ghee.

KODIGUDDU PALU POSI KURA

INGREDIENTS

Kodiguddulu – 5 boiled and peeled

Finely chopped onions- 3 cups

Green chillies – 5 slited

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt to taste

Clove powder – a pinch

Milk – 1/2 cup

TALIMPU

Oil – 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Garlic cloves – 4

Broken red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one.
  2. Fry for few seconds. Add finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  3. Then, add salt and turmeric powder. Cover and cook on low flame. Meanwhile heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai. Add turmeric powder and eggs.
  4. Fry on medium flame till the eggs become brown. Switch off the flame and take out the eggs from the pan and keep it aside.
  5. When onions turn into light pink colour, add eggs and clove powder. Mix well. Fry for 2 more minutes.
  6. Add milk and mix well. Cook on high flame till the milk evaporates and oil floats on top.
  7. Goes well with roti and rice.

TOMATO CURRY

INGREDIENTS

Finely chopped tomatoes – 3 cups

Finely chopped onions – 1 3/4 cups

Green chillies – 4 slited

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp

Milk – 1/8 cup

Salt – to taste

TALIMPU

Oi l-1/4 cup

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece mashed

Garlic – 4 cloves mashed

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fry for few seconds. Then, add mashed ginger and garlic.
  2. Fry for a few seconds. Then, add broken red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and add finely chopped onions.
  3. Add salt and turmeric powder. Cover and cook on low flame till the onions turn light brown in colour. Mix in intervals.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook on high flame for 3 minutes. Mix well and cook on medium to low flame till water gets absorbed. Add red chilli powder and mix well.
  5. Lastly , add milk. Cook on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Simmer till you see oil floating on the top off the curry.
  6. Switch off the flame. Serve with rice. You can also add drumstick pieces when adding tomatoes.

NOOKALU ANNAM

INGREDIENTS

Nookalu – 1 cup

Water -6 cups

Milk – 5 cups

Freshly grated coconut – 1cup

Salt to tast

METHOD

  1. Wash nookalu 2 to 3 times. Cook nookalu with 6 cups of water on medium flame.
  2. Once water is absorbed, add 5 cups of milk. Cook on medium flame till the nookalu become mushy.
  3. Stir once every few minutes. The consistency of nookalu annam should be like thick dosa batter.
  4. Lastly, add freshly grated coconut and cook for 5 more minutes. Add salt and mix well.
  5. If the nookalu annam is thick, add some more water.
  6. Serve hot with butter and avakaya.

GINGER KASHAYAM FOR COLD[IMMUNITY BOOSTER]

INGREDIENTS

Finely chopped ginger – 2 tbsp or 1 inch piece

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Honey – 3 tsp

Water – 1 cup

METHOD

  1. Take a grinder jar. Add chopped ginger and 1/4 cup of water. Grind it to a paste.
  2. Then add remaining water and grind for one more time. Strain and add lemon juice and honey. Mix well.
  3. Drink early morning.

INSTANT DONDAKAYA PICKLE

INGREDIENTS

Finely cut dondakayalu- 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder – 2 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Oil – 1/4 cup [ 2 to 3 tbsp]

Lemon juice – 6 tsp

Mashed garlic – 6 cloves

This recipe was passed onto me by my grandmother.

METHOD

  1. Wash dondakayalu and pat dry them. Trim the edges and cut into small bite size pieces.
  2. Take a bowl. Add dondakaya pieces and all the remaning ingredients. Mix well and adjust seasoning .
  3. Store in refrigerator. The shelf life of this pickle is one week.
  4. Goes well with idly and rice.
  5. Make sure the dondakayalu are firm.

aloo roti

INGREDIENTS

Maida – 1 cup+ 3 tbsp

Boiled potatoes – 3 peeled and grated [ it should make 1 cup]

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup

Medium sized onion -1 finely chopped

Oil – 1 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1tsp

Red chilli flakes – 1tsp

Salt to taste

Oil and ghee for frying rotis

METHOD

  1. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a pan.
  2. Now add onions and salt. Let it fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Then add finely chopped coriander leaves and let it fry for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  4. Take a bowl and add the following :- grated potato, coriander powder, chilli flakes, previously made onion fry and maida.
  5. Knead the dough properly and don’t add water at all.
  6. Make medium size balls of the dough, dust the balls with some flour and start rolling the roti.
  7. Heat a tawa and place the roti on it. Wait for few seconds and flip the roti as soon as you notice few tiny bubbles on the surface of the roti.
  8. Heat the other side of the roti for a few seconds then apply oil and flip it again.
  9. Cook it by pressing it very gently using spatula. Cook until it turns golden brown by applying some ghee and oil on both sides.
  10. Serve hot with any curries.

PEANUT CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Peanuts – 1/2 cup

Oil – 2 tsp

Medium size onion – 1 chopped into cubes

Garlic – 3 cloves

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Dry red chillies – 4 to 6 according to your spice level

Tamarind – small lemon size

TALIMPU

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 3 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil. Add peanuts and fry on medium flame till it becomes brown.
  2. Cool it and transfer it into a grinder jar. Heat another teaspoon of oil in the same pan. Add onions and garlic.
  3. Fry onions for 3 to 4 minutes then, add cumin seeds, tamarind and red chilli.
  4. Fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  5. Transfer it to grinder jar and add salt. Grind it with 1/2 to 1 cup of water.
  6. For talimpu, heat 1tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter .
  7. Add broken red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for some time and pour it over the grinded chutney. Serve with dosa or idli.

COCONUT CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Oil – 1tbsp

Peanuts – 1 tbsp

Green chillies – 10 to 12

Chana dal – 1 1/2 tbsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Roasted chana dal – 1 1/2 tbsp

Broken red chillies – 3 pieces

Curry leaves – few

Garlic – 3 mashed

Freshly grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Yogurt – 1 /2 cup to 1 cup

Salt to taste

TALIMPU

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 2 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry peanuts for 2 minutes. Add green chillies and fry for 3 minutes. Then, add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and broken red chillies .
  2. Fry on low flame till they become light golden colour. Add roasted chana dal and fry for 2 more minutes. Add mashed garlic and curry leaves mix well. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  3. Put all the fried ingredients in a grinder jar. Add salt and grind it to a coarse powder.
  4. Then add freshly grated coconut and curd and grind it to a paste. Lastly add coriander leaves and grind one more time.
  5. Empty it into a bowl. Heat oil in a small kadai and add mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Add red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for a second and pour it over chutney.
  6. Mix well. Serve with dosa. Adjust spice level according to your taste.

SENAGAPINDI CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Senaga pindi [besan] – 4 tbsp

Butter milk – 2 cups

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – a pinch

TALIMPU

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4 cloves

Broken red chillies- 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for a minute. Add senaga pindi.
  2. Mix well. Fry on low flame till the raw smell fades. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  3. Mix well. Add butter milk and keep strring continuously, until the mixture combines well and thickens slightly.
  4. Add salt, lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Goes well with idli.

SUGGESTIONS

Instead of senaga pindi you can use kandi podi.

ATUKULA MIXTURE

INGREDIENTS

Atukulu – 1 cup

Pea nuts – 1/4 cup

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Red chilli powder – 1tbsp

Curry leaves – 2 springs

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

METHOD

  1. Heat some oil in a deep kadai.
  2. When the oil is hot enough, add atukulu in small batches .
  3. As and when they are puffed, remove the atukulu using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a colander.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 depending on your required quantity.
  5. Add salt and red chilli powder to the fried atukulu and mix well.
  6. Fry some cashew nuts, peanuts and curry leaves separately in the same oil.
  7. Add the fried cashew nuts, peanuts and curry leaves to the atukulu.
  8. Mix everything until it is well coated with the spices.
  9. Store the mixture in a glass jar or air tight container.
  10. The mixture stays good for about 10 to 15 days.

KARIVEPAKU RICE

INGREDIENTS

Raw rice – 1 cup

Curry leaves – 1/2 cup

Freshly grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Peanuts – 2 tbsp roasted and skinned

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Garlic clove – 1 optional

Green chillies – 4

Lemon juice – 1 1/2 tsp

TALIMPU

Ghee – 1bsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Urad dal -1 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – 8 cut into pieces

METHOD

  1. Cook rice with 2 1/2 cups of water. Cool it and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, curry leaves, green chillies, cumin seeds and ground nuts to a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil and ghee in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add urad dal and cashew nuts.
  4. Fry for a minute. Add karivepaku paste and fry till water evaporates.
  5. Add salt and mix well. Then add cooked and cooled rice. Mix well.
  6. Cook on low flame till the mixture coats well. Lastly, add lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Serve with ullipaya perugu pachadi. Adjust seasonings.

EGG SNACK

INGREDIENTS

Boiled eggs – 4

Finely chopped onions – 1 medium size

Finely chopped tomatoes – 2 tbsp [remove seeds and chop it]

Finely chopped coriander for garnishing

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder- 1tsp

METHOD

  1. Boil eggs, peel it and keep it aside.
  2. Just before serving, cut eggs in half.
  3. Arrange in a plate. Sprinkle finely chopped onions and tomatoes.
  4. Lastly sprinkle salt, red chilli powder and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Serve as accompaniment.

GODUMA DOSA

INGREDIENTS

Whole wheat [godumalu] – 1 cup

Urad dal – 1/2 cup

Raw rice – 1 tbsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Ghee and oil for frying

Finely chopped onions – 1 medium size

Finely chopped ginger – 1 to 2 tbsp

Finely chopped green chillies- 1 to 2 tbsp

Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

METHOD

  1. Wash godumalu, urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds well. Soak in water for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Drain and grind to make a smooth batter using 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water. Add salt and mix well.
  3. Set aside to ferment for 5 hours. Just before making dosas, add little water if necessary.
  4. Heat dosa tawa. Pour a ladle of batter into the centre of tawa. Spread quickly using the ladle.
  5. Sprinkle onions, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves. Drizzle oil and ghee.
  6. Cook on high flame for 30 to 40 seconds, then cook on medium flame to low flame.
  7. Once the base becomes golden colour or crisp. Take the dosa out onto a plate.
  8. No need to cook another side. Serve with chutney.

CARROT PALAK RICE

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 1 cup

Chopped palak – 1 cup

Grated carrot- 1/2 cup

Onions – 1 sliced

Garlic cloves – 5 finely chopped

Black pepper corns – 3 to 4

Cloves – 3 to 4

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

METHOD

  1. Cook rice with 2 1/2 cups of water and cool it. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash finely chopped palak and boil it . Strain and squeeze water. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a kadai and add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds start to crackle, add black pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon.
  4. Fry for few seconds. Add finely chopped garlic and sliced onions. Saute it for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the grated carrot, salt and strained palak. Fry till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add cooled rice and mix well. Check out the seasonings. Cook on low flame till the rice absorbs the masala.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. If u want it to be more spicy, add green chillies.

SOYA GRANULES AND TOTAKURA RICE

INGREDIENTS

Basmathi rice- 1 cup washed and soaked for 1 hour

Finely chopped totakura- 1 1/2 cups

Soya granules- 1 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp

Pulav masala – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Onions – 2 finely chopped

Green chillies – 2 slited

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Salt to taste

METHOD

  1. Washed and soak basmathi rice for 1 hour.
  2. Boil soya granules in water for 5 to 8 minutes. Strain and wash in cold water.
  3. Squeeze off the excess water and set aside. Wash totakura well and strain it. Boil totakura in water for 5 to 6 minutes on high flame.
  4. Strain and squeeze off the excess water and set aside. Add oil and ghee in a kadai. Add finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  5. Add salt and cook on low flame till onions turns light pink. Then, add ginger and garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add soya granules and mix well. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add squeezed totakura and mix well.
  7. Cook on medium flame for 4 minutes. Add salt and pulav masala. Mix well.
  8. Add water and bring it to boil. Add strained basmathi rice. Check out seasonings.
  9. Cook on low flame till the rice is done. Goes well with raita and any masala curries.

MAGAYA RICE

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 1 cup cooked with 2 1/2 cups of water and cool it.

Magaya pachadi – 4 to 5 tbsp (according to your taste)

Ghee – 3 tbsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 seeds

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Take a bowl. Mix rice, ghee and magaya pickle. Adjust seasoning.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds and pour it over the magaya rice.
  3. Adjust pickle according to your taste.

KAKARAKAYA FRY

INGREDIENTS

Kakarakaya 1/2 kg

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU

Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chilli pieces – 6

Mashed garlic cloves – 4

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel the bitter gourds. Nip the ends.
  2. Cut into thin round slices and remove the seeds and pith.
  3. Heat oil in a wide pan and add all the talimpu ingredients one by one and let them fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Add bitter gourd pieces, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
  5. Cook on medium flame until bitter gourd pieces are roasted well.
  6. Keep stirring in between to prevent browning.
  7. Lastly add red chilli powder and fry for one more minute.
  8. To make the bitter gourd pieces crisp while cooking, use a bit more oil.
  9. Serve with rice and ghee.

SET DOSA

INGREDIENTS

Rice – 2 cups

Atukulu – 1 cup [ poha]

Urad dal – 1/2 cup

Fenugreek seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil and ghee – Mix 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp ghee and keep it aside

METHOD

  1. Set dosa is known for its softness and sponginess.
  2. Wash and soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for 5 hours.
  3. Wash and soak atukulu for 1 hour.
  4. Drain off the water from rice and urad dal mixture and atukulu.
  5. Transfer all items to the mixi or wet grinder with 1/4 cup of water.
  6. Grind to a smooth paste using water. Transfer it to a bowl . Add salt and mix well.
  7. Ferment in a warm place for 8 hours. After 8 hours, mix gently and keep it aside.
  8. In case the batter looks too thick, add some more water. Heat an iron tawa and spread some oil lightly.
  9. The tawa has to be medium hot. Pour ladle full of batter and spread out in a circular motion slightly thicker than regular dosa.
  10. Pour 1/2 tsp oil and ghee mixture around the edges. Cover and roast the dosa till it turns golden brown from the bottom and completely cooked from the top.
  11. Serve with coconut chutney and chicken pulusu.

SUGGESTION

If you want ragi set dosa, mix 3 tbsp ragi flour and 2 tbsp of water to 1 cup of batter.

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 – 3 cloves

Broken red chillies- 6 pieces

Curry leaves- few

METHOD

  1. Potlakaya (snake gourd) has a natural whitish layer coated over them. This has to be scraped off with a knife first.
  2. Cut the snake gourd to 2 to 3 pieces and cut them vertically. Discard the seeds and the pith or the white pulp.
  3. Cut it into small pieces. Wash and boil in water for 5 to 6 minutes till it softens. Strain in a colander and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a wide pan. Add urad dal and fry for 10 seconds, then add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and mashed garlic. Mix well.
  5. Then add broken red chillies and curry leaves and fry for 10 more seconds. Add onions and green chillies.
  6. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cook on medium flame till the onions turn soft.
  7. Add boiled snake gourd pieces and cook on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Then cook on medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes.
  8. Add freshly grated coconut and fry for another 6 to 7 minutes. Switch off the flame. Serve with rice.