Ulli Kadalu Pakodi – Onion Stalk Fritters

Onion pakoda (fritters) is a popular Indian snack. In Andhra, the stalks of onions are also used to make pakodas.The basic ingredients being besan (bengal gram flour) and onion stalks. Onion stalk is useful as herbal medicine and its juice is good for the treatment of anemia. These fritters are tasty and can be eaten with tomato sauce or chutney.

Kothimira Pachadi – Cilantro Chutney

This authentic Indian chutney is so versatile and goes with most foods and tastes great on crackers, sandwiches, grilled chicken, fish, chips. No Indian meal is complete without freshly prepared chutney. Traditionally served with curry and other side dishes in a traditional Indian meal/thali to contrast the flavors.

Vankaya Pachadi – Egg Plant Chutney

Vankaya Pachadi recipe is similar to the Punjabi dish Baigan ka Burtha. In Andhra, we dont use any of the spice powders which are used in preparing burtha. To prepare the pachadi, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and black gram are used for tempering and the egg plant is grilled or placed directly over the gas burner so that the insides of the egg plant is cooked.

Curried Baby Potatoes

There are innumerable ways of cooking up potatoes. Use it almost every other day be it, potato curry with masala dosa, vegetable pattis, salads, potato fry, mixed vegetable rice dish, a gravy dish or aloo parathas. Today, I cooked some baby potatoes gravy dish which has a rich flavor using cashewnuts, melon seeds and poppy seeds. Excellent with rotis/parathas.

Menu For Hope II

On 8th October a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the northern parts of Pakistan and India leaving more than 73,000 dead and over 3,000,000 people left cold, injured, hungry and homeless.You can read more about the earthquake here. They need our help! Food bloggers from around the world have joined together for the Menu For Hope II […]