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Mixed Vegetable Salad

Reliance Fresh And Summer Salads

Satish can live off salads 365 days, literally. Unfortunately we don’t get lettuce which is his favorite but I try my best to get some, thanks to my chef friends who get fresh lettuce from their regular suppliers.:) With the recent opening of Reliance Fresh in Vizag, I have been able to find some vegetables […]



Andhra Style Masala Dosa

Erra Karam Masala Dosa

The ever versatile masala dosa in all its variations and myraid fillings is a meal by itself. Erra kaaram masala dosa is basically one of the incarnations of the masala dosa. A popular Andhra tiffin item, this dosa differs from the mysore masala dosa in terms of the filling. Mysore masala dosa is smeared with […]



Thotakura Vepudu - Chauli/Amaranth Stir Fry

Thotakura Vepudu – Amaranth Leaves Stir-Fry

Greens hold a special place in my kitchen, though I have a tough time getting Nehal overcome his aversion to eating greens. What I usually do is camoflauge a greens stir fry dish with some grated cheese and tomato sauce and prepare a sandwich for him.:) Satish and I are fond of most greens and […]



Rava Idli

Rava Idli – Groundnut Pachadi (Peanut Chutney)

Although idlis and dosas are the most popular South Indian breakfast items, there are some culinary gems like ravva idli that are nutritious yet filling. I read in a cooking magazine that the birth of ravva idli took place in the kitchen of the famous MTR Restaurant during Second World War when they faced shortage […]



Rolled out tortillas before frying

Enchilada Casserole

Last weekend, I had prepared a spicy-cheesy layered enchilada casserole for dinner with the left over corn tortillas used for preparing mexican tacos. I was inspired by this mexican lasagna and a chicken gravy enchilada casserole recipe and made an amalgamation of sorts using mixed vegetables and left over chicken curry which were all pretty […]



Rolled out tortillas before preparing taco shells

Mexican Tacos

My son, Nehal relishes his favorite Mexican snack – tacos and I set myself the task of preparing home made taco shells right from scratch using corn tortillas, loaded with a delicious paneer-vegetable-baked beans filling as a tea-time snack and use the left over tortillas to prepare enchilada casserole for dinner. The tacos I prepare […]



Chettinad Chicken Curry

Chettinad Style Chicken Curry

I first had this fiery, deeply flavorful chicken dish as a friend’s home along with dosas and ever since hooked to it. I was told it’s a traditional Chettinad chicken curry and that there are quite a few variations to this recipe. In today’s version, chicken is simmered in coconut milk and gets its unique […]



Thotakura Pappu - Amaranth Leaves Tur Dal

Thotakura Pappu – Amaranth Leaves-Tur Dal

There is nothing more comforting, wholesome and nutritious than a bowl of rice and dal cooked with greens. Simple, honest food at its best is what I’d describe lentils cooked with greens. It was thotakura pappu and beetroot vepudu (stir-fry) with rice for lunch today. Thotakura (amaranth, chauli, mulakeerai) Thotakura aka amaranth leaves are available […]



Pesara pappu payasam - Moong dal kheer/sweet

Pesara Pappu Payasam – Moong Dal Payasam

With some very basic ingredients usually available at home, you can whip up some comforting simple lentil based sweet dishes that are not high in calories yet delicious. One such traditional Indian dessert is Pesara pappu payasam prepared from good quality yellow moong dal, jaggery and milk. This humble earthy sweet dish was part of […]



Tomato Coriander Chutney with Idlis

Tomato Kothimira Pachadi

There is nothing more satisfying than cooking with vegetables grown in one’s own backyard. Today I used a few not so ripe orange tinge tomatoes from our vegetable garden to make a perfectly simple pachadi. To make this deliciously tangy pachadi all you need are simple everyday ingredients like fresh firm tomatoes, coriander, green chillis, […]



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