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  • JayKay

    Sailu Garu,

    I’m very much impressed with your website and your contributions to Andhra Cuisine.

    I was able to succesfully host 2 parties with the recipes from your website..Big Thanks.


    Thanks for dropping by, JK. I am glad to hear the parties were a success ..:)

  • Shynee Nair

    Dear Sailu Garu

    Mee website chaala bagunthundi….its a treat for eyes n stomach!! Brilliant work & all the best to make it still better!!



  • NK

    Hello Sailu,
    I really like your website amd have tried your coriander rice, palak aloo and egg curry. I’m not a very good cook, but your recipes make me seem like one!
    I am looking for dishes that can last for a few days without the use of a fridge – the weather isn’t going to be very hot. Can you give some suggestions? I need to make them for my father-in-law who is going sight-seeing in the U.S

    Thanks a lot!

    Thanks for dropping by and for trying out the recipes.I am so glad you enjoyed them.
    I have just sent you an e- mail. Any more queries, you can email me at

  • kate

    Hello Sailu,

    My name is Kate. I live in Sydney, Australia and came across your website recently. This is a quick note to thank you for an excellent site and a great recipe source, with which I look forward to indulging my love of Indian food.

    An enormous amount of work has gone into setting up the site, and it works seamlessly – Congratulations.


    Thank you, Kate, for dropping by and leaving an encouraging comment..:)

  • sravanthi

    Hi Sailu,

    I discovered your blog about two weeks ago and since then, have been seeing your site. It is very well done, very interesting.

    I am looking for some info about specific Telangana foods but have been able to find very little – any ideas where I can find it? It doesn’t have to be in-depth. Even if fellow bloggers can help, that’s fine.


    Thank you for dropping by my blog, Sravanthi.
    Unfortunately, there is hardly much info on Telengana cuisine. I hope to find some
    quality links on Telengana foods and update this space with the info.

    Call to Fellow Food Bloggers for help !!

  • Latha

    Hi Sailu,

    I love your website and your recipes. I finally got a chance to go
    through most of them. You guys have so much energy and take so much effort to put these together, its amazing!
    If you dont mind, I have put a link on my blog to your homepage. It makes my blog more appealing 😉

    Keep this going!

    Thank you for your kind words on my site, Latha. I have your blog on my blogroll too.

  • chaitanya

    Hi sailu,

    Got the link to your site from vineela..
    Very impressive recipes and clearly explained.
    I know how much of hard work goes into such a work

    Tried few recipes & got good appreciation.
    How to get added to your mailing list…?
    I’d be glad if you can do that for me.

    Thanks a lot & Keep it up.


    Thank you for your kind words on my blog, Chaitanya. Glad
    to learn the recipes earned you good appreciation..:)
    I have a subscribe box in the side bar wherein you can type
    in your email address, you will receive my posts/recipes via

  • Aparna T


    I absolutely LOVE your blog and I am a HUGE fan! The blog is so professional, it feels like you have a huge group of people working on the blog (and not just one person)! And the RSS feeds on the JFI – Dal, absolutely love it!!

    Thanks again for the great blog!


    PS: I just realized I can use RSS feed on the homepage also. LOVE IT!!

    Aparna, thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment with such kind words.
    I am so glad to note that you are using the rss feed as your home page. Thats so

  • Aparna

    Hello Sailu,

    This is a great site for food making lovers.

    Thank you for providing such a wonderful website for people all over the world.

    But I also suggest you to mention,…Spice list in your website.Spice list …
    complete spice list in both hindi…english…and telugu…so that every body
    can understand the spices used in the food.

    If anybody knows the spice list website…please mail me at :

    Best Regards

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and your kind words and suggestion, Aparna.
    In due course, I do intend putting up a glossary of spices in different languages and
    I am working towards that.

  • Murthy Paluri

    Dear Sailu,

    My name is Murthy. I have migrated to australia from Vizag a few years back, I was trying my own recipes all these years, but at this moment I was fed up with my cooking and was thinking of finding new recipes in order to impress my wife who will be joining me in Australia soon after our marriage.

    And here I got the website I was looking for and very good recipes with all good photos. I am very thankful to you and ur family and hope to see more recipes. I am very proud of a Vizagite doing this. I should come and say thanks to your and your family when my wife and I will be in Vizag next year.

    Murthy Paluri

    Murthy, I am so happy to learn that my site is helping you..:)

  • Kalyan

    The whole site is very impressive.
    Aesthetic photos, authentic food & elaborate recipes.

    I can boast about Andhra food to all my friends via this site.


    Thank you so much for your kind words, Kalyan..:)

  • aka

    Hi Shailaja,

    I’m from Andhra and currently working here in the US. I’m married and we have a 3yr old and are expecting another one this December. My wife is a Malayalee and is fond of Andhra food and especially during this time she wants to have spicy food.

    I was searching the web for good Andhra recipies that I can make for her and came accross your site and believe me… it the one of the best sites I’ve ever came accross! The recipies are great and the information provided is awesome!

    I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate on your great web site and thank you for helping us make these special moments even more special! 🙂


    Thank you so much for dropping by and your kind words on my blog, a.k.a.
    It feels so nice to read that you are cooking good spicy andhra food for your pregnant wife. She’s a lucky one !
    Feel happy that I could be a part of your special moments..:):). Wishing your wife a safe pregnancy !

  • Neeraja

    Hi Sailu,

    Amazing and appetising recipes. I am really impressed with the colourful recipes. Actually I was looking for Nalla Karam Podi recipe and came across yours. Can you please help me in this recipe. I have added your site in my favourties. Looking for more and more.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog, Neeraja. I am planning to do a spice powder series soon, hopefully I should blog Nalla Karam Podi also.So you can look forward to the ‘podi’ series, Neeraja.

  • Sumitha

    Hi Sailu,
    I am Sumitha from Muscat. Your blog is really amazing!!! Really wonderful!!! I have tried many of your recipes. Just oe doubt. I tried your “Butter Paneer Masala” yesterday. The taste was yummy!!! However, I didnt get the exact bright orange colour that your picture had. If you dont mind, please tell me whether you have added colour in the recipe. Expecting more and more tasty recipes from you!!!!

    Hi Sumitha,

    Thanks for dropping by and your kind words on my blog, Sumitha. I am glad to know that you enjoyed Butter Paneer Masala. The color of the curry is due to the use of the chilli pwd which we prepare for home use by sun drying spices like turmeric, kashmiri chillis, methi seeds, garlic, cumin etc. Generally I use this masala chilli pwd or kashmiri chillis. When I fried the paneer pieces in ghee, I added a pinch of haldi too.

  • lahari

    Hello Sailu garu,
    Mee website chala chala bhagundi.
    meeru gelatine gurinchi raacinadi chusanu.
    Gelatine ki baduluga what can I use to make some mousses like recipes. I am vegetarian.
    Thank you , Sailu garu.


    Hello Lahari garu,
    Thank you for dropping by my blog and your kind words. These days you are getting vegetarian gelatin in the super markets. I dont know the company or brand name.

  • Vishali

    Hello Sailu garu,

    Your website is very very impressive(the best I have seen infact). Mee kuralu chustunte maa amma gurtu vastundi. The traditional andhra dishes and the famous ones just the way they ought to be.

    Great job!
    I will look forward for more stuff on your site!

    Best Regards,

    Chaala santhosham, Vishali. I am so glad the recipes bring back memories of amma’s food and thank you so much for your kind words.

  • lakshmi

    I saw u r website today . Recipes r good and knowing that u r from Vizag (me too from vizag) is too good . I saw the photo of u r farm . We used to live in China Waltair and (parents) moved to Madhurwada recently . I currently live in U.S.A.
    Hoping to see more recipes from u. Thanks again.

    Hi Lakshmi! Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. So nice to know that your from Vizag too..:)

  • shaila

    Would someone please tell me how to make andhra chicken pickle recipe.

    My Husband is from Hyderabad and he like it a lot, so I would really appreciate it if someone could give me the recipe for Andhr chicken pickle.

    Thanking in advance

  • N T Chakravarthi

    Hello Sailu garu,

    If any book/papers you made on vegetarian recipes. I would like to have it. Kindly help me to get.

    Chakravarthi N T / Scientist

    You can print each of my recipes as there is a print option for each post. I dont have any books/papers on vegetarian recipes.

  • kalpana

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    How are u? This is Kalpana and I live in Canada.This is really exciting visiting your website and I happened to see this when I was browsing thru google and it was a very happy accident. I checked some of the recipes and they are really good. Keep going and have a good time and give our love to your 3 year old.Take care.


    Kalpana, I am glad you came by accident thru google, thank you so much for your appreciation and encouraging words. I appreciate your good wishes for me and my toddler..:):)

  • zeenat

    hi sailu,
    i wanted to make tomato curd. can u please help me out! thanks a lot

    Zeenat, are you talking about tomato perugu pachadi (tomato-curd chutney)?

  • Manjusha Nimbalkar

    Hey Sailu,

    Your website is really awesome.
    Though I am Maharashtrian, I love Andhra food.
    I wanted one favour from you. Was wondering if you could give me a receipe for Bhenda kay.


    Thank you for your kind words, Manjusha. When you say Bhenda Kay, I assume you are talking of Indian Gherkins. I have blogged a stir fry dish with bhendakaya, you can check out. If you need any particular recipe, do let me know.

  • sonu

    Namaskar Shailaja,

    Love your website and have been following it for quite some time. Unlike you, I haven’t grown up with Andhra food but have grown to love it (and also cook some of it) after marriage (my husband is Telugu). I learnt by helping out my awesome MIL. Keep up the good work. An allam pachadi recipe will be highly appreciated.


    I am so glad to hear you have grown to love Andhra food. I will surely blog allam pachadi recipe. Stay tuned, Sonu.

  • MH Bhargava

    Dear Ms.Sailaja

    Have been visiting yr website very often for Andhra recipes (I am an Andhra and my wife is Kannada). So I miss Andhra food and hence try out cooking Andhra dishes for which your website sets the stove and my gastrnomic buds aflame.Today was going through the Hindu Business Line and found an interesting article about you and your website and found that u stay in Vizag,(where I have been staying for the past 25 years,the world is truly getting flatter).Keep the good work going

    MH Bhargava (98494-57779)

    Nice to know you drop by my blog often to cook Andhra food, Bhargava. Yes, the world is truly getting flatter..:):)

  • Gauri

    Dear Sailaja,

    Recently I came to know about this site while browsing the net. It is amazing. Being from Vizag I am really proud of you. Your way of maintaining the site is very nice.

    My complaint is that you are saying you prepare kaakarakaaya regularly but there is only one recipe. As we are very fond of this vegetable I am expecting more recipes from you .

    Wishing you all the best for your venture.


    Thanks for dropping by, Gauri and your kind words. You will see more of Kakarakaaya (bitter gourd) recipes in the near future, so stayed tuned. You wont be disappointed..:)

  • Ashish

    Hi Sailaja,

    I am very much happy after visiting your website. Though I am from Rajasthan I love South indian food, as I was born and brought up in Vizag. I love Vizag beach. And now a days I can prepare all the South indian dishes mentioned in your website.

    I am not a big person to appreciate your website still I cant stop myself to do so. Really I appreciate your efforts in preparing this website.


    Hi Ashish,
    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving your comment. Nice to know that your from Vizag too and who would’nt love Vizag beach..:):)

    Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, Ashish.

  • Ravi Kethe

    Hi Shaila garu,

    I did not find some of the festival receipes in your site.
    Could you please add them to the list.

    Here are the findings:
    1. Vyundralu (Ganesh Favorite receipe)
    2. Chakra Pongali
    3. Panakam (Srirama Navami)


    Kiran, all the three recipes have been blogged earlier. Have a look at the following links.

    1. Undrallu
    2. Chakra Pongali
    3. Panakam

  • kalpana

    Very nice site. I appreciate ur input. Happy Vinaayaka Chawithi.

    Thank you, Kalpana and wish you the same. Thanks for dropping by and your kind words..:)

  • Vali

    Hi: My name is Valli and I came to your site from Indira’s Foodblog. I love the quality of your photos. Do you mind if I ask you which camera do you use? Thanks any information you can provide.

    Valli, I use a digi cam – Sony Cybershot (W7)

  • rajani

    hello sailu,

    i am happy to see ur site, i want the recipes of avapettina chikkudikaya, mostly avapettinavantalu, can u help me? please help me.


    Thanks for dropping by, Rajani. I will surely blog more recipes using mustard.

  • Praveen Minumula

    I really appreciate your time and patience in creating this site.

    Thank you, Praveen..:)

  • Sarvesh

    Namaskaram Sailajagaru,

    Chanced upon your website while googling for translation of kandi pappu in malayalam.;-)

    Neverthless, absolutely impressed and enjoyed roaming in your space. Kudos to the efforts in coming up with such a pleasing ambience(even virtually). The music plays an important part.

    Do you run a restaurant/food business of your own by any chance?
    Serve more dishes…….


    Thank you for your kinds words on my blog, Sarvesh. No, I don’t have a food business of my own.

  • Kalyan

    Hi Akka,
    Music thing is great. Going well with style of the site.

    Small suggestion, if you can keep the music player along with top banner (which remains constant thru out the site) users can listen to the song without interruption.


    Kalyan, for uninterrupted music, I need to use frame for the header which I am not very keen on. Still working on it and hopefully should find a solution soon..:)

  • kusum

    I love ur site. I tried a lot of recipes from this site and I’m really thankful to u and ur site coz it helps me in a lot of ways. Thank u so much for the lovely site.

    You most welcome, Kusum..:):)

  • Prasad Kosuru

    Hello Sailaja garu,

    I must say your site is simply the best. I understand how much effort went in setting up this. Your recipies are awesome. I am drooling now as I read some of your recipes. All are so familiar (I am also from vizag) and yet simple to make. Thanks again for such wonderful recepies.
    Do you still live in vizag and by any chance you own any restaurant in vizag?

    Hats off and keep the good work going!


    Prasad garu,
    Thank you for dropping by my blog and your kind and encouraging words. Yes, I live in Vizag and dont own any restaurant here. Its my interest in cooking that got me blogging about food…. 🙂

  • kalpana

    Sailaja gaariki namaskaaram. nenu mee blog chuudani rooju vundadhandii. vruththi reethyaa I am a doctor . But am poor in cooking. Can u please tell me how to make chalimidi?
    wish u good luck
    keep posting nice recipes
    take care

    Thank you for dropping by my blog, Kalpana. I have blogged Chalimidi recipe earlier. You can find the link here. You can use the search feature in the blog to find recipes.

  • reddy

    Wow.. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful site. It is really presented well & the pics are awesome. Keep it up.. I have your site bookmarked & have told many of my friends here in US.

    Thank you for dropping by and your kind words on my site, Reddy. I appreciate you telling your friends about the site. Hope they like it as much as you do..:):)

  • siva

    Your doing wonderful work. I like your website. Keep it up. You Rock!!!

    Thank you, Siva.

  • సుధాకర్

    చాలా బాగుందండి మీ వంటల ఇల్లు. మంచి ప్రయత్నం.

    చాలా సన్థొష‌ము, సుధాకర్

  • sindhu shanker

    Thank God for your site. I am a hapless mother of two growing, ever hungry kids. My problem was lack of variety which kids demand. Tiffin was always a problem but your site has lot of yummy ones to satisfy the kids. I tried some and the results were good. Keep it up. My only suggestion is some more tiffin items pleaseeeeeeeeee.

    Sindhu shanker

    Thanks for dropping by and trying out the recipes for your kids, Sindhu. Your not alone, I have a 4 year old myself and I always am looking for new tiffin recipes to try out. I will surely post more tiffin items in future, Sindhu.

  • Kiranmaye

    Hi sailu
    Went thru ur site it is fabulous. I was searching for a recipe in snacks “chakalu”. Thats what we call at home I dont know if we have another name for it. could anybody just pass me the receipe?
    Its a great Andhra site especially for newlyweds and Andharities who are brought up outside andhra. Kudos keep it up!

    Thank you, Kiranmaye, for your kind words..:)

  • haarika

    wish u a happy DUSSERA sailaja gaaru.

    Wish you and your family a very happy Dassera, Haarika garu.

  • Susanne


    I have just discovered your site which is excellent! I will bookmark it!

    My flatmate is Indian and he has introduced me to the Indian cuisine. I am Swiss and live in Zurich, Switzerland, however, I’ve started to cook Indian food about once a week.

    I am looking for an Indian cooking magazine that I can subscribe to. Can you suggest any? I have tried to look for some on the internet, but as I don’t know any titles I have not been successful so far.

    Keep up the good work!

    Susanne from Zurich

    Thanks for dropping by, Susanne. I am not aware of many Indian cooking magazine which you can subscribe to, other than Savvy Cookbook which is a monthly cooking magazine published by Magna Publishing Co Ltd. You can email them at Its a good cooking magazine which I subscribe to.

    The famous culinary queen of India, Tarla Dalal also publishes a cooking magazine. You can send an email to to subscribe to her cooking magazine.

  • Sailaja

    Hi Sailaja garu….ur site is the best..and I would like to know how to make “chakalu”..can u pls send me it..and u have done a good work.


    Thanks for your kinds words, Sailaja. I hope to post Chakalu recipe soon.

  • pranathi

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    I am fond of cooking. I want to know the recipe of mysore bajji or mysore bonda. My husband likes it very much. When I was in India, my aunty would prepare it, I never learned it. Now I want to surprise my husband by preparing it. Hope u can help me. Thanks in advance. Bye, Pranati.

    I hope to blog Mysore bonda in the near future, Pranati.

  • Joe

    Hi Sailu,

    Great work! I love ur recipes. I have subscribed to ur blog so I get mails whenever u add something new. I love Andhra foods, they taste so yummy. Sailu, one small request, I can’t see half the photos. Sailu, can u please look into it? Thanks and take care.


    Thanks for dropping by and subscribing to my blog, Joe. I dont think you should have any problem in viewing the photos now. Maybe its a browser issue. I can view the pictures without any problem.

  • Reema

    Hello Sailu,

    Love your site! I’am pregnant and mainly eat vegetarian food (fish occasionally). These days I’m so stumped as to what to make that is protein rich and nutritous…would love some ideas/recipes from you specially for pregnant women, seeing as you are a mother too!

    Keep up the good work!

    Thanks for dropping by and congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope to post more protein rich foods, infact today I posted a protein rich podi, Nuvvulu Podi.

    Appreciate your kind words and you can look forward to more nutritious recipes. Have a safe pregnancy, Reema.

  • Nuthana

    Hi Sailu,
    I’m having a recipe “annam pakodilu”. How to send that? I don’t know. Give me some info.

    Nuthana, if you have the recipe and if possible a picture of annam pakodilu, send it over to me at and I can publish it as a guest post.

  • nita

    Hi Sailu,

    Great site!! How can I get RSS feed for your website?

  • anu

    Hi sailu,

    I tried your spicy chicken curry and traditional simple chicken curry. Both were sinfully delecious. My husband liked it twice as much. Can you share recipes of authentic muslim dishes? I am married to a muslim family and would live to impress my family… of course with your help.


    I am so glad you and your hubby enjoyed the chicken curries, Anu. I am very fond of Authentic Muslim dishes but never really blogged about them. Now with you request, I will surely try to blog more Muslim dishes.

  • paola barzano’

    I have been in Hyderabad last week at the Natural dyes International Symposium and I learned receipes to print with the block prints.I’ m searching tamarind powder to make it .Could you help me,please? many thanks
    Paola Barzanò

  • Jay

    I found your site through the KQED food blog web site. Your site is unbelievable! My wife and I are going to have a ball exploring all of these recipes. Many thanks for your contributions in sharing your culture with the world!
    Jay Rivera

    Thanks for dropping by, Jay. That’s what I love about food blogging – sharing and learning about different cultures through food!

  • Sailaja

    Hi Sailu,

    One of my friend forwarded me the link to your website couple of months ago. I hate cooking and dont enjoy spending time in the kitchen at all. Your site is amazing and the way you presented (love the pictures) them makes me feel like trying out all the recipes. You have done a great Job!!!

    Thank you for sharing and bringing sweet memories from back home through your recipes.

    -Sailu (I am also Sailaja(Sailu))

    Glad you dropped by, Sailu. Thanks so much for your kind words and am glad my blog brought back sweet memories of home..:)

  • sravanthi

    Hi Sailu

    I tried ur recipe for onion pakoda…it is the best..
    I am happy that we have a site for andhra recipes.
    Thank you so much. Can u pls post some recipes for fish varieties. I really dont know how to cook fish at all…plss e-mail me.

    I’m glad your enjoyed the onion pakodas, Sravanthi. I have posted a few fish recipes earlier. Hope they help you, Sravanthi.

  • shikha

    I read ur receipes and could manage many of them…I request u to let me know if you could email me a few receipes to my email id.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Shikha, you can subscribe to my blog feed, all you have to do is leave your e-mail address in the side bar (feedburner) and you will be able to receive the recipes as and when I update my blog.

  • Mrudula

    Hello Sailaja Garu,

    The pictures that you post for each recipe are wonderful and mouthwatering. It has become a habit for me to browse through your blog atleast once in a day. With your recipes I have learnt how to make cooking easy and fun. Thanks for all the blogging. But unfortunately I am unable to view images for some of the recipes. Is that something from my side or will it be resolved soon. I really miss the pictures. Please let me know.


    Mrudula garu,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and its nice to know that you visit my blog every day..:):)
    I think the pictures you are unable to view are the ones which have been blogged prior to May 2006 as these pictures were posted on blogger (my old blog ) and subsequently moved from blogger to wordpress.

  • Jem

    Hello Sailaja Garu,

    You’ve got the best recipe site. Mom is a grt cook..but its not the same with me :). But now with ur website..i’m sure i can atleast TRY to be like mom. On weekends i make it a point to try one of ur recipe. with the pics on ur site i can manage without mom’s help (coz i’m lil bad with ingredient names). ur website is a my secret weapon to impress mom. Andhra food is now very famous at my work palce coz of u. Thanks a lot mam. Keep the good work going.

    Nice to know my blog is helping you get to know ingredient names and the fact that you make it a point to cook atleast one recipe from my blog on weekends, Jem. Thank you for your kind words and am glad Andhra food is popular at your work place..:):). Secret weapon, eh?!! -:)

  • Mala Kavuluri

    Dear Sailajagaru,

    I came across your site by sheer chance and since then have been a regular visitor to this site. I am a HUGE fan of your blog…

    I have recommended this to my sister who also lives in the US and she has become a huge fan of your blog. She has tried many recipes and is very impressed with your beautiful pics and very detailed descriptions.

    This is really great work on your part.

    I was checking out the Pachadi section and was wondering if you have the recipe for ‘Bendakaya Pachadi’. I had eaten this in many restaurants in Hyderabad and Bangalore but could not figure out the recipe. Please share this recipe if you have.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes and a great blog.

    Happy Blogging !!


    Mala, thank you for your kind comment and recommending my blog to your sister and am glad to note she has tried out many recipes. Yes, Mala, I do have ‘Bendakaya Pachadi’ recipe. Its been a long time since I made it and now with your request I’ll will prepare and blog about it too..:)

  • Miss Prasad

    Hi Sailu!!


    These recipes are so authentic I have yet to try one, I just discovered your website today ! I’m living in Sydney and I can’t wait to try these recipes and the pictures are just fab! Thank u very much! I will be noting down ur recipes for future cooking!

    Keep the excellent work, I love ur site already, its the best indian cooking website I’ve seen so far. Ur so rocking!!!

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I hope you like the recipes your going to try from my blog. Do let me know how they turn out..:)

  • Sasi

    Dear Sailu,
    Thanks for the coriander coconut pachadi recipe, along with the others included on the page. Guess what I am hankering for after having seen that picuture of the dosai with pandumirapakaaya pachadi? Yeah that’s right – do you have a recipe for this colourful pachadi which surely must bring tears to ones eyes with the heat of it? If you can do post the recipe – looking forward to this already. Thanks for sharing your recipes, Sailu. : )

    Sasi, I will surely blog pandumirapakaaya pachadi.

  • vishnu


    You have a wonderful website.The music on the homepage is impressive. Could u tell which album the music is from.


    Thanks for dropping by and your kind words. I have an assorted collection of music, Vishnu.

  • shravani

    Hi Sailu….

    I am shravani….havent done much of cooking…except when it was an emergency…some kind of a phobia that u need magic in ur hands to cook well.

    This sankranthi…i was planning to do something special for amma….and i chanced upon ur blog. ITS A BLESSING. U R SO TOTALLY AMAZING. the site is superb…the presentation is so cool….it makes me want to learn cooking ASAP. also…the recipes are exactly like what amma makes.

    Im sure she will love it….

    ill mail u once my mission gets accomplished.

    Thanks so much sailu.

    Sankranthi Subhakaankshalu!


    Thank you for your kind words on my site, Shravani. It’s so sweet of you to make something special for amma on Sankranti. All the best and hope the recipes come out well. Sankranti Subakaankshalu!

  • Subodh Parankush

    Sailaja Garu,

    Your website is fantastic and the recipes truly authentic. Hats off to you.

    I am an investment banker in London who is planning to take a career break and come over to Hyderabad and start an authentic restaurant. Please would you agree to be a consultant?

    I have researched the internet heavily for authentic recipes and found that your recipes are indeed the most authentic and the best in taste.

    I will understand even if you decline, but just wanted to show my appreciation and regard.

    Thank you


    Subodh Garu,

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving very kind and encouraging words.
    Consultant?! Feel very honored -:). Cooking is a passion which I followed sincerely by way of this blog. I really don’t have any professional experience in the food industry as such. Wish you good luck in your new venture and feel free to e-mail me on any queries/suggestions and I will be glad to reply.

  • Roli

    I am extremely impressed by your website and how well you have maintained it. With two little kids and a full time job in the US, it is hard to stay on top of everyday cooking let alone specialty cooking. But going through the simple recipes here and the delectable pictures have revived my passion for cooking different variety of food. I am going to try at least one recipe from here every week. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication to Indian cooking and making these recipes available to all of us. YUMMY!!

    Your most welcome, Roli and thanks for visiting my site and am glad to hear that you will try to prepare atleast one recipe every week..:).

  • Rama.

    Hi Sailu,

    Have been visiting yr blog and am quite impressed with all the dishes. Basically, I am from TN, still, fell in love with Andhra food.

    Anyhow, you have mentioned here a sweet recipe called Chalimidi, but, could not find the recipe anywhere. Found some in web, still, yr prasadam looks very appealing. Also, had recently a dry curry called Eggplant pakodi in a Andhra resturant. Can u share the recipe for the same.

    Sorry for the botheration and thanks for understanding.

    Happy Sankaranti..


    Thanks for dropping by, Rama and nice to know you enjoy Andhra food. You will find Chalimidi recipe at the end of the post at this link. I guess your talking about vankaaya pakodi kura. I like this dry curry and do intend to blog about it sometime. Happy Sankranti!

  • Anita

    Hi Sailu

    I discovered your site while looking for Andhra podi recipes which I had tasted during my one-year stay in Hyderabad in the late 90s.

    And boy, was I hooked! I have checked out your archives and bookmarked a lot of recipes that I will try out soon. In fact, I have spent almost an entire evening just going through your site. And I have checked out my pantry and fridge a number of times to see if I have some of the ingredients. I am going to make my foray into Andhra cuisine thanks to you. Very impressive work.

    I have added your site to my favorites. And was just writing to say that I appreciate your efforts.

    You’ve got a wonderful thing going here!


    Thank you, Anita. I am so glad you are making a foray into Andhra cuisine..:)

  • Anita

    Forgot to add, happy Sankranthi to you and yours!


    May the festive season bring in lots of blessings your way.

  • Rama

    You are amazing, Sailu. Thanks a lot for the prompt reply.

    And, cant wait to see pakodi dry curry in yr blog; still, pls take yr time.


  • Mala Kavuluri

    Sankranthi Subhakankshalu Sailajagaru !!!

    May this Sankranthi bring lots of blessings in your way !!

    Thank you and wish you the same, Mala garu.

  • Mala Kavuluri

    Hello Sailaja garu,

    Great work going on as always ..

    In your recipes you sometimes say ‘ a cup’ of measurement. Can you please tell me what is this standard cup ?

    I have been trying out many recipes of yours and all of them came out really good….Thank you for such a great blog !!!!


    Mala, it usually means, a cup measuring – 1/4 lt/250 ml and a big cup would measure upto approx 280 ml.

  • Rama.

    Hi Sailu,

    Today, I prepared curry leaves powder and loved it so much. But, the color was green and could not get the attractive color like yrs (Is that a Andhra professional touch), can u tell me why??

    I am yet to taste coconut powder and will let you know, once we taste it.

    And, also saw someone has mentioned abt chitla podi, pls do post it whenever find time. A gentle reminder for eggplant pakodi.

    Thanks a lot for yr prompt replies in advance.


    Rama, when you stir fry the curry leaves, ensure that the leaves turn crisp and dark green. Also use Kashmiri red chillis.

  • Rama.

    Thanks, Sailu..

    And, for lunch, tasted coconut podi with rice and it was A1. Addition of garlic makes a big difference.


    Yes, your right, Rama. Garlic is the key factor here..:)

  • Foodie


    Ur Kitchen seems to be really improving day by day and so are ur recipies

    Keep going lady

    Thank you, Foodie

  • Rama.

    Hey sailu,

    It is me back again with coconut podi results.

    Need to say that turned out excellent!!! My 8 yr old son literally had podi with idly(instead of idly with podi), that great it was.

    Thanks thanks so much, sailu..

    Your most welcome, Rama. I so happy to hear your son loved the podi.

  • Mala Kavuluri


    I had been wanting to make ‘Rosagulla’ for a long time now. I tried some suggested recipe but am not happy with the results. Please let me know if there is any recipe available for this.

    As always wonderful blogging of your recipes and your pictures look amazing.

    Thanks !


    You know Mala, I have been wanting to prepare rosagulla, its been ages since I made this sweet. I do have the recipe and will try it once again. If I am happy with the results, I will send you that recipe and maybe blog about it too..:)

  • fayakh

    Sailaja, there say a women is a devil in the kitchen but here I find it’s angel in the kitchen.

    Any biryani recipies??

  • Deepa Thomas

    A visually appealing and an excellent site with tried and tested recipes. Your passion for cooking is so evident. I’ve scoured so many sites.. but I must say that yours is one of the very best! Genuinely impressed.

    Thank you, Deepa. Appreciate you dropping by and leaving your kind and encouraging comment.

  • Mala Kavuluri

    Hi Sailaja,

    The tomato dosa sounded too good, so tried it as soon as I could and it came out very well, excellent recipe. Thanks a lot !!

    I missed the cabbage pacchadi recipe though 🙁

    Great stuff as always !!!


    Look out for cabbage pachadi recipe, Mala. Intend blogging it soon.

  • Naveen Pinapatruni

    Hello Sailaja garu,

    I am Naveen Pinapatruni. Even I hail from Vizag. Ippudu US lo untunnanu…Pursuing my Masters

    I’m very much impressed by your website. I really appreciate your passion for cooking.
    Mee website refer cheyyakunda okka roju kooda cooking modhalupettanu….Ty 🙂 for all your efforts.

    Hope your webpage reaches gr8 heights.

    Keep going.
    Gud luck :))

    Chaala santhoshamu, Naveen. Thank you so much for your nice words and wishes. All the best with your Masters!

  • shashi

    Hi Sailu garu,
    naa peru shashi, nenu Hyd, loo vuntanu kani epudu Dubai loo vuntunanu. me website loo mana Andhra vantalu chusanu chala bagunavee. ma ammaye ki August loo marriage ayindi nenu mee website loo vantalu chuse nerchukoomani chepanu. mee uluvala charu chala bagundi maa intloo andariki chala nachindi/chala thanks. naku kotha vantalu cheyadam chala estam. mee vantalu kothaga vundevee chala chesanu chala chala thanks.


    Chaala santhoshamu, Shashi garu. Mee interest chusi chaala santhoshamga undi..:)

  • Venky

    Your website is awesome. I love it for the variety and its content. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks a lot.

    Thank you, Venky.

  • Himabindu Poonamalli

    Hi Sailaja,
    My aunt Ms.Ramani (Pedhamma) is a retired botany lecturer from Mrs.AVN College in Vizag. I live in Phoenix, AZ – USA and right now my pedhamma is visiting me. She and I while browsing the internet came accross your website and have been experimenting the recipes you post for the past 3 months. Also have been reading about you and your family on your site. BTW : Nice pictures/ plants/ flowers that you posted yestreday. She is coming back to vizag next weekend and was asking me i can get your phone number so she can call you (Just to say hello!!). Please email me at if you choose to let her call you. 🙂

    Thank you, Hima. So nice to know that your pedamma and you are experimenting with recipes from my blog. I hope these expts turned out well..:)

  • Patel Jayraj

    As I am a nursery man i want some very good quality seeds of drum stick, by this good quality of seeds i can serve really a good publicity of it, so please reply as early as possible with seeds rate.

    I don’t sell or trade drum stick seeds, Patel Jayraj. This is only a food blog of recipes.

  • Patel Jayraj

    I am very impressed with this various recepis of drumstick, I am really so impressed and i am thinking when i will get this dishes.

  • Arundati rao

    Dear Sailu, Congratulations on the lovely work and making our mouths water…..I have been a regular at your blog for many months and have tried out many recipes to the delight of my family……I am looking for a recipe for pandu mirapakaya pachadi. can you please post one / direct me to where i can find it cos i have been trawling the web with no luck.

    thanks in advance….arundati

    Thanks for dropping by, Arundati. There have been several requests for pandu mirapakaya pachadi recipe. I haven’t come across a recipe for it so far. I will probably blog about it sometime. Please be patient..:)

  • Ranganathan

    Hi Sailu,

    Thanks for your NUNE VANKAYA recipe. I prepared it today and it came out well. The recipe was really very good. The pictures add more va1ue to the recipe.

    Thanks again.

    Your welcome, Ranga..:)

  • Akila

    Hi Sailu,

    My name is akila. I live in uk. I discovered your blog about 3 months ago and since then, have been seeing your site. It is very well done, very interesting.

    I am looking for some info about chilli fried idli receipe. Can u plz post me how to make it??


    Thank you, Akila. Can you be more specific about the recipe?

  • Sujatha Rajgopal


    Could you please give me a receipe for NIMMAKAYA KARAM ?

    Sujatha Rajgopal

    You mean Nimmakaya Pickle (Hot)?

  • Akila

    Hi Sailu,

    thks for ur quick response…the name of recipe is chilli fried idli. I had it at saravana bhavan hotel. but I don’t know how to make it. when i searched that receipe, i came to know that it was made from left over idli. first u need to make idli,then cut into square shapes.then fry in oil. but i dont know exactly. so i asked u if u know that receipe,cld u post it. then after frying the idli u have to add fried onion and capsicum for finishing touch. so i asked u if u know that receipe.

    Take care,

    Yes, I tasted this dish, Akila. But I haven’t tried it at home..:)

  • Lakshmi

    Hey Sailu,

    I happened to visit ur website for the first time & its awesome!!!

    The pix are so damn tempting, it feels like running to the grocery store, get all the stuff needed & start cooking immediately :)…hats off!! hey i wanna suggest u something..i prefer a GO TO TOP link at the bottom of each page, so that i can go to the page top easily, scrolling up each time is a big pain especially when the page is tooooo long. Ok .. keep up the good work! Bye.

    Thanks for your kind words and suggestion, Lakshmi. I have a kept a ‘top’ icon at the bottom of the page.

  • Sujatha Rajgopal


    Not pickle. Something like paste , can mix with rice.
    I dont know the exact method of preparation but with the taste
    i assume lemon juice, methi seeds and red chillies are used.


    Sujatha Raggopal

  • Dee


    I’m a frequent visitor to your website and not a week goes by without trying one of your recipes. I always thought of sending you a thank you message for maintaining such a wonderful site and I think it’s high time now 🙂 The main reason I’m leaving a message now is because I wanted to inform you of possible plagiarism. A picture from your website (from the recipe: is being used on Since I don’t know for a fact if they’ve already sought your permission to do so I wanted to let you know of that. If they are doing it without your permission it’s very cheap on their part to do so. I think you have every right to write to them for such heinous act of theirs.

    Good luck,

    Thank you, Dee. I really appreciate you writing in to me and informing me. I’m aware of it, Dee. Yes, its very unfortunate that reputed sites resort to plagiarism. They haven’t sought my permission and haven’t removed the image inspite of writing to them.

  • uday krishna

    Sailu garu,
    I was browsing your site and I was searching for Chalividi(Sweet)
    I was not able to find it. I would appreciate, if you could post the recipe on your website.
    Prior to this, I have got the recipe from your website for bobbatlu..and it turned out very good.


    I’m glad to note that bobbatlu turned out good. Uday garu, I have blogged chalimidi recipe earlier. Here the link to Chalividi recipe.

  • Sujatha Rajgopal

    hi , you have not replied my query yet. I am eagerly visiting your site everyday for your reply.

    I have never prepared the nimmikaya kaaram recipe which you have requested for earlier.

  • linda

    Dear Sailu Garu
    I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. I have been looking at your site and have found many recipes that I would love to make for example the Chandra Kaantalu Recipe. But I have never heard of Yellow moong dal/ pesara pappu? If yourself or any of your readers know somewhere I can find ingredients, I would really appreciate the help!!!!

    Hi Linda, glad to know you want to try out Chandrakaantalu. I asked one of my friends who lives in Australia and I was told that it might be available at Woolsworth or Asian groceries. I’m assuming you have already tried at the Indian grocery store but with no success. If you do go to Sydney, check out the Indian/Asian groceries as they are available there, according to my friend.

  • Purni Siddarth


    I am a huge fan of you blog. The recipes you post are fantastic and I enjoy trying them out. Now my in-laws have become a your fans too. I chanced upon your blog when I searched the internet for recipes using Soya chunks and the first link was to your Vegetable Pulao with Soy Chunks. Since then I check your blog everyday. So far have tried out Veg Pulao with Soy Chunks, Rice Khichdi with Veggies, Brinjal peas curry, Stuffed Tindora, Dahi Bhendi, Adraki Palak Kebab.

    I love that you take beautiful pictures of each dish during various stages of its preparation. I like that you post simple recipes which are fun to try out.

    My husband absolutely loves the new recipes that I try out. He is very supportive and encouraging. He enjoys helping me when I try out your recipes. We enjoy cooking new recipes together and eating them together. I have sent the link of your blog to my sister and my friends.

    Thank you for inspiring all of us to try out new dishes. I enjoy cooking so much. I enjoy it more, now that I have newer dishes to try out from your blog. Thanks a lot.

    Purni Siddarth

    Purni, it really feels nice that not only you but your in-laws are also enjoying the recipes. Isn’t it fun, cooking and eating together?! I sure have become a part of your family which gives me immense satisfaction and pleasure. Appreciate you sending my blog link to your sister and friends. Thank you for dropping by every day and also for leaving a sweet and encouraging comment..:)

  • rachana


    I liked ur website a lot…
    thanks for egg pulusu recipe.
    U have a very good collection of recipes and photography is very good.


    Your most welcome, Rachana and thank you for your comment.

  • Madhavi

    Dear Sailaja,

    I don’t have words to appreciate your immense talents. Not only that you are good in cooking / photography but explaining in detail for many of us to learn / experiment. Your presentation is simply superb and I can hardly recall a week not looking up your blog and trying something new.
    Thanks very much and keep up the great work.

    Best wishes,

    Appreciate your encouraging words, Madhavi. Glad to note my blog helps you try something new each week.:)

  • blondie

    Tried out your salsa recipe today and every one loved it. We usually go with raw salsa (everything is chopped and mixed together no cooking needed) but yours was refreshingly different.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the salsa recipe, Blondie.

  • Kishore Chintoju

    Hi Sailu garu,
    First of all A BIG BIG thanks.
    Yours is the only authentic telugu foods site with no plan for profits(Although you should be able to make a fortune with the kind of traffic you have)
    There are three things we love at your site
    Best andhra dishes
    Best photographs (Uristhu untai chudagane)
    Obviously your love and passion for cooking.
    Even though I’m a food lover and I love cooking, could never manage the time and effort for this kind.
    A BIG Thank you from all of us NRI living abroad who miss our food dearly.
    Kishore & Kanchana

    Kishore garu and Kanchana garu,
    Honestly, I am overwhelmed by your comment and really appreciate it. I feel so good that my blog is able to bring back warm memories of home cooked Andhra food (back in India). Yes, food blogging does take a lot of time and effort and of course my love for cooking, immense encouragement from Satish (my husband) and the sweet, kind and encouraging words from my loyal readers and visitors keeps me going. Its all about love for cooking and for the joy of sharing!
    Ugadi subhankankshalu!

  • Mala Kavuluri

    Dear Sailaja garu,

    Amazing mexican dishes. I have always wanted to know how to make sour cream and yours is just YUM !!!

    Thank you so much for your time and effort…and the pics are just too good..:)

    Meeku, mee familyki ugadi subhakankshalu..

    Cheers !!


    Your most welcome, Mala. Ugadi Subhakankshalu to you and your family!

  • sailaja kiran and mahith

    Hi sailu,

    I’m really happy to call you with my name, you are doing a wonderful job here. I guess you must have stayed in U.S.A.,quite long time back, your website is a very good website and you are describe very nicely and the website quality is ultimate. Keep it up. i know how tough it is with a 4 year old kid. Anyway keep doing it…our country needs people like you and ugadi subhakankshalu to you.
    Sailaja Kiran

    Thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging comment, Sailaja. Ugadi Subhakankshalu to you and your family!

  • Akila

    Hi sailu
    wish u & ur family happy Ugadi. did u try chilli fried idli. plz try it and let me know abt the receipe. Have good day.


    I’ll have to try it sometime, Akila. I’ll definitely let you know once I prepare it.

  • Damyanti

    Hi Sailu,
    Two weeks back, I was surfing internet for the recipe of “Balti Imli paneer – I had it at Ohri’s Hotel in Hyderabad” although I could not find it anywhere but I found your website and have tried various recipes posted by you. Now my family is very happy with the food I make and with me too :). You are great Guru. I bow in your honour.

    Damyanti, I’m so glad you chanced upon my blog and sharpen your cooking skills. Its all your effort and its my pleasure to share.:)

  • Annapurna

    Hi Sailu gaaru,

    Mee Bellam Gaarelu and Chandra kaanta lu pictures copy kotti Andhra jyothy lo vesaaru. Daarunam. aa Pics choodagaaney Sailu site lo vi ani anumaanam vachhi check chesaa. Fight cheyyandi Andhrajyothy vaaditho. Here is the link.

    I’m aware of it since its publication on Sunday, thanks to alert readers like yourself. Appreciate you sending me the link, Annapoorna.

  • deepthi

    hi sailu garu,
    u’r doing a great job!
    i really like all the recipes in ur site.
    i visit ur site regularly for home made andhra food.
    the best part of ur site are the pictures which helps us to understand better.
    i am newly married and this helps me a lot to cook well and make my husband happy.
    thanks a lot!
    great going! keep it up!!

    I’m glad you enjoy the pictures and recipes, Deepthi.

  • lavanya


    Your photography enhances your content so well. I love the way the food is photographed. Currently home-sick in the US for yummy Indian breakfasts on your site. 🙂 Got to try them soon.
    Great website and keep going!


    Thanks for dropping by, Lavanya and your sweet words.:)

  • sravanthi

    hi sailugaru

    ur recipes r grt..meeru pette pictures chusthunte ventane tinali ani anipisthundhi…..meeru mee ugdaiki carrot kottimeera pachadi chesukunnam annaru kada..can u plz post the recipe of that……
    thank u…..

    Chaala santhoshamu, Sravanthi garu and thank you.:) I have posted the carrot kothimira pachadi recipe today.

  • Jan

    Sailu Gariki,
    What a fantastic blog. You posted a comment in 2005 after the mouth-watering masala dosa recipe that you would post some pictures of vizag. Did you ever do this? I lived there briefly in the 70’s and would love to see what it looks like now. Thanks for your recipes!

    Jan garu, thanks for dropping by and your comment. I haven’t posted any Vizag pictures but I intend to upload a few Vizag pictures on Flickr. Once I do that, I will inform you.

  • Shielesh Damle

    Hi Sailaja,

    Thanks for your receipt for Corn and Salsa. I was waiting for this receipe. I am also thinking of creating my blog. Once ready I will inform details.

    Your welcome, Shielesh and look forward to your new blog.

  • uma

    Hi Sailu,

    You have been a lot of help to me. I am newly married and had cooking problems but because of u it has been much easier and tasty too.


    I’m glad to hear that, Uma and your most welcome.:)

  • Mala


    Mee site appudappudu ‘page can not be displayed’ error vasthondi….

    I wonder why that is happening !!

    I just do not want to miss your wonderful blog..such tasty recipes and great pictures !!!

    Cheers !!


    I was having some server issues and hence ‘error’. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Hopefully it should work well now. Thanks for your patience, Mala.:)

  • Mala

    Hello Sailaja,

    I was just worried that it might have been something else !! As long as you are aware of this, no problem…:)

    There is no question on patience of your blog readers as you are doing such a wonderful job!!! It is your patience that should be commended…:)

    As always great recipe on carrot-kothamiri…u r the best!! your blog is a heaven for home sick people like us who stay abroad and miss home and our food…

    Thanks !


    Your most welcome, Mala and feel nice to know that my blog brings back warm memories of home.:)

  • sravanthi

    hi sailu
    thats really grt that u’ve posted the carrot pachadi recipe soon…i’ve been eagerly waiting for this..thank u..

    Your welcome, Sravanthi.

  • Sujatha Rajgopal

    Dear Sailu,

    Thanks a Lot for presenting all food varities in a very very nice way. Pictures given are very tempting to prepare the dish. I would like to say thanks to your site because I am a telugu girl, born and brought up in Tamil Nadu but married to a pure andhra guy. Initially I was bit hesitant to prepare food for my husband because I can’t prepare Andhra food. I was sharing this problem with my husband when he found your website thru google search. Since the day I came to know about your site I become a regular visitor and started preparing Andhra food also at home. Thanks a lot.

    Sujatha Rajgopal

    Your most welcome, Sujatha. So happy to learn you are preparing Andhra food at home with the help of my site.:)

  • Holly Marney, Glasgow, UK

    Hi Sailu,
    I just thought I would tell you how much I like your website – it is so informative and well presented. I love Indian food and I am always trying to find out how to make it authentically – and your page certainly does that! Sometimes I am unfamiliar with the ingredients but I can soon find out what they are when I go to my local Asian cash and carry. Well done and keep up the good work!

    Thanks so much for dropping by and appreciating my blog, Holly. It feels so nice to learn that you love to cook authentic Indian food at home.:)

  • Roopa

    Hello shailu ,

    I am a fan of your site !!! Pictures and recipes are awesome. I have a recipe website Please let me know your comments about that!! Also could you please add indimom to your list of recipe websites. Thanks and good luck.


  • Burcu

    I’ve just found your website and am very much impressed. Finally, nice and authentic Indian recipes. I have already decided to try at least 10 of your recipes. I’ll be coming back for more. Thank you.

    I am glad you found my blog otherwise I wouldn’t have found your website on Turkish cuisine.:). Really good blog you have going, Burcu and thanks for you kind words on my blog. Hope you enjoy the recipes from my blog.:)

  • Krishna

    Sailu Garu,

    I’m very much impressed with your recipes and your contributions. Especially the pictures you present make me try the recipes.

    I have request for you: Is there a way that the names of the recipes can be displayed when we click on the links on LEFT hand side of the site or a place where we can see all the names of the recipes under each categories?



    Thanks for dropping by, Krishna. Presently, I’m working on the categories list and hopefully you should be able to access all the names of recipes month wise. Visit this link to view recipe-wise

  • madhavi

    hi sailu garu,

    ur website is very nice. i am also very happy that ur from visakahaptnam because even i hail from same place. i was referred to ur website by 3 people at the same time today, my sis and my 2 frnds. i am going to try ur recipe quesedilla today. i’ll let u know how it comes out tom. why did u use baking powder for flour tortillas? it sounds like chapati only, so why does it require baking powder?


    Thanks for dropping by, Madhavi and nice to meet another Vizagite. The baking powder I feel is to give a slight lift to the tortilla and I assume its the only reason.:)

  • madhavi

    sailu garu, quesedilla was yummy! we loved it. i followed exact recipe except mushrooms. i will look forward for good vegetarian recipes. i have read in another blog of yours the perfect guttivankaya recipe i was looking for. i was looking for a recipe without that standard pappulu one and bagara baingan. thanks for that recipe also sailu garu. keep rocking!!

    Your most welcome, Madhavi.:)

  • Rama.

    Dear sailu,

    Last few times, have been noticing-whatever I type, it is coming in the preview; but, after pressing the button “submit comment”, it is not displaying in the column, why?? Can you see the problem and fix up?


    That’s due to comment moderation, Rama. There is a lot of spam due to which I have enabled comment moderation. I publish the comment after due moderation.

  • Sujatha Rajgopal

    Hi Sailu,

    I prepared Tomato Kothimira Pachadi. It was tasty and my husband liked it very much. Thanks. Keep posting mouthwatering recipes.

    Sujatha Rajgopal

    I’m glad you both enjoyed it, Sujatha.

  • k.m.vani

    hello shailaja,
    ur recipes r very nice. cooking is my hobby. i’m not that perfect but i’m learning from ur recipes. thank u.

    Your welcome, Vani.

  • Sujatha Rajgopal

    Dear Sailu,

    Could you please tell me how to cook basmati rice ?
    Whenever I cook grains are not separate, it gets pasty.

    Sujatha Rajgopal

    This link should help you – All about Rice

  • Brenda

    Hi Sailu

    I love your blog and visit often………

    A couple of days ago I looked at a recipe for Masala Dosa on your site (you’d included pictures) but could not find it today……..have you removed the link? I really would like to try it out myself.


    Thanks for dropping by, Brenda. I haven’t removed the link. Here’s the link to Masala Dosa post.

  • Lalitha

    Hi Sailaja Garu,
    This is the first time that i am leaving a comment in blogs..I have gone through sooooo many sites (as i am very poor at cooking) but this is the only site which impressed me most and forced me to leave a comment. Your’s is the best site that i have ever viewed till now. I am not talking with reference to taste cos it varies from person to person and depends on how u cook though the measurements may be same, but i am impressed with your way of presentation (brief and at the same time informative). your site look is really really appealing..not filled with too many colours, simple and beautiful, your other interests, gardening and of course your photography. Your pictures inspire me to cook though i am not in the mood to cook. thanks a lot for creating such a beautiful site and helping people like us in cooking. keep it up.

    Lalitha garu, your most welcome and thank you for your very kind and encouraging words.:)

  • Lakshmi Bhaskaran

    We are from Kerala (now in US) and my husband is a big fan of Bisi bele bhath since he used to work in Bangalore before we got married. I have tried maybe 5-6 times different recipes but never came out good. After almost 9 years I found the bisi bele bhath recipe that gained his applause in your site. Thank you very much. Even my 2 year old eats it with relish.

    I have also tried your Soya pulav which is so delicious. So now every week I try one of your recipes and everything has turned out exemplary. Your pachadis are something else we love.

    Thank you very much for sharing and please do so again.
    Regards, Lakshmi

    Your most welcome, Lakshmi. I’m so happy to learn that you finally found the bisi bele bath recipe you were looking for.:). Glad to note you liked the soya pulao and pachadis.

  • Nehal

    Hi, I am gujarati but I really like south indian food. I don’t really know any one who can share south indian recipes with me. I am very impressed with your website where I can look for particular recipes and cook them at home. I have a request. Everytime I go to a Udipi restaurant anywhere here in USA, I without fail get chilli pakora from there. I tried to make them at home so many times but I didn’t get the same result. I went to Udipi in Pittsburgh and they had long chilli pakora but when I went to the one in washington their pakora looked like fried Jalapanos. I will be really glad if you can share the recipe of udipi chili pakoras. Thanks well in advance.


    Nehal, I’m sorry but I don’t know the recipe for Udipi Chilli Pakoda.

  • Srilaxmi

    Amma sailaja,

    This is not a comment on anything on your site but my spontaneous response on the visit to your site. As a matter of fact when i am browsing through your site,especially the pictures of garden, flowers and fruits, I lived a dream of mine for some time, which I could not fulfil in my real life I am a working woman. I am feeling refreshed and pray God to give me a life like this when I can associate myself with flowers, fruits and gardens and greenery. I hope you appreciate my anxiety.

    One more thing, i want to see your photograph. I stay in Hyderabad, if possible and if you permit i would like to see you in vizag in person whenever possible.

    About me, I am 57 and a mother of three married post graduate daughters and grandmother of one granddaughter – komalika and one grandson – abhinav sharan swarup. I like making friends irrespective of their age and so on.

    Please do not think I am a ‘chadastam manishi’. I am only little depressed at times and i feel relieved when i browse sites of this kind. Due to this downhearted feeling, I am unable to keep my house in form and maintaining a garden and nurturing an ambition is like a dream come true, which I do not think can happen in this life.

    Thank you once again for sharing wonderful things through your site. i apologise if i have wasted your time and bored you. bye.

    Srilaxmi garu, please don’t apologize and you haven’t bored me nor are you a chadastam manishi. I am like your daughter and it feels nice that my site could give you solace and lift your spirits. I can understand your desire to live close to nature having missed out on it. Thank you so much for your kind words and am very happy that my site could touch your heart.:) What more can I ask for?

  • madhavi

    hi sailaja! inspired by you and many other bloggers like you i am in the process of creating a blog of my own. i wanted to ask you if i can add your website as a link in my blog with your permission and also can i ask you any help technically if i need?

    Welcome to the food blogging world, Madhavi. You can add my site to your blog roll and you can seek my help.

  • madhavi


    mee mexican recipes chala interesting ga vuntunnayandi. avi chudangane try cheyyalanipisthondi. kani naa deggara aa taco mould ledu.a vi lekunda ela cheyyalo cheppandi veeelaithe. whenever i read ur mexican recipes, i get questions in my mind. i thought i’ll ask you today. because u said u r from vizag and even i am from vizag. i want to know how do know mexican recipes? are there any restaurants in vizag that serve mexican food and if yes,where? i really want to try next time i come to vizag. also, ee taco shells mould meeru tayaru cheyinchara mee gurinchi or alage dorukutunnaya?

    Madhavi, nenu mexican food Vizag lo kante, Hyderabad/Bangalore lo try cheysaanu. Nenu, Hyderabad lo Mexican food festival visit cheysaanu, akkada chefs tho interact ayyannu. Naaku chef friends kuda help cheysaaru. Ee mould naa friend dwara tayaru cheyinchukunnanu. Mould laykunda try cheyaali ante, meeru muffin moulds tho bake cheyachu. Though I never tried it myself. Give it a try.

  • madhavi

    Thanks for sharing this info with me sailu garu, also i’ll definitely give it a try and let u know how it comes out. Ippudu koncham busy oka one week, so tarvatha chesi cheptha ela vachchayo.


    Your welcome, Madhavi.

  • Gautam


    My wife and me have been looking up recipes from your website and having an awesome time cooking them. Eating them is even better :D.

    Awesome website from the content to the presentation.

    I had a quick question: Does the website allow you to earn? through Ads (I didnt see any) or any other way.

    I wanted to get my wife started with her own website on Gujarati food and wanted to ask if I can make it a source of income too.


    Google adsense offers a good source of income if you have good traffic. Good luck on your site on Gujarati food.

  • Mukta

    wonderful website. i always try sweets. this time i am going to try quesadillas.

    Thank you, Mukta.

  • Tejasvi Pasi

    Hi sailu garu,

    this blog of urs is very interesting…. awesome pics and great recipes….have one kashmiri recipe which i thought wud let u know…. i think u wud be the better one to publish…. the recipe is simple and easy… if u dont mind can i send it to ur mail?? so that u can publish in ur blog…. u are the right person to publish that…

    Thanks for dropping by, Tejasvi garu. Can you send me the recipe along with a picture (if possible)?

  • geetu

    Hello sailu,

    i’m a great fan to ur site. mainly the pics u take. jus wanna know whether u learnt any photography. to be frank never tried ur recipies but will soon. i jus go thru ur site to look at the mouth watering pics. when i see ur pics i feel motivated to step in to kitchen n try some stuff.
    n i’m also 4om vizag presently staying in california. so with ur permission can i meet u when i come to india. i would be v glad to meet u.


    Thanks for your kind words, Geetu. I never took any photography classes, learnt along the way and am still learning. Nice to meet another Vizagite and do email me when you come to Vizag.:)

  • Krupa

    Hi Sailu,

    This website is absolutely fantastic !!! its great to know that i dont have to keeping calling mum for homemade (andhra) food recipes 🙂
    Keep up the great work !


    Thank you, Krupa for you sweet words.:)

  • Bhargavi

    are u from gudivada?? If so I am so eager to know abt u b’cos I am also from gudivada

    No, I’m not from Gudivada.

  • Valli

    Hello Sailu,

    Mee site recent ga chusanu, when i was searching for tandoor items. mee site entha bagundante…..asalu ela cheppalo artham kavadam ledu. asalu fotoes, meeru receipe explain chese vidhanam, anni ultimate ga vunnaii.
    kumpati lo pompfret fish roast chesaru kada …idea chala bagundii:)
    I am a working women, living in hyd and native of cuddapah. meeru rasina dosa-avakai try chesanu, chala baga vachindi..perugannam ki aithe super ga vundii:)
    Meeru konchem sambar powder, rasam powder, and pickles gurinchi kuda add cheyachu kada…prati sari ee MTR powder, priya vi vadi vadi bore aipoyamu……so plz ee podula gurinchi kuda add cheyandi.
    Maa office lo gals andariki kuda mee site link fwd chesanu, andariki chala baga nachindi….really very useful.

    Chaala santhoshamu, Valli. Feel happy that you like the recipes and are trying them out. I will definitely blog about podis and pickles, Valli. Thank you for forwarding my blog link to your friends, appreciate it very much.:)



    I really like your website, trying out cooking for the first time, its really helping me out, one quick question pls if you dont mind, how come you dont have any Moghulai Dishes? can you pls try out Hyderabadi Briyani, etc., I am sure there are lot of Hyderabadi’s who would love to share their recipes. come on guys, tks.

    Yes, I don’t have any Hyderabadi recipes so far on my blog. Thanks for the feedback and will definitely work on some Moghulai dishes. I usually go slow on high calorie food but its alright to indulge in some rich food once in a while.:)

  • Priya Raghu

    Hi there,

    I am a great fan of your recipes. Yesterday when I saw an advt in TV about the Kurkure…I suddenly remembered only you. Hope you have heard it too. Why don’t you try something and get yourself printed and be known to everyone.I know you can do it with all your creative skills. Advance wishes. Bye.

    Thanks for suggestion, Priya, appreciate it. But that’s just not me.:):)

  • Swetha

    Hi Sailu,

    Lovely site and lovlier recipes. Your site is a boon for new cooks like me who dont start cooking till we have to (when we come abroad). I’ve tried out some recipes and they’ve come out perfectly. Coriander rice was the best.

    I have a small request. Can you post the recipe for Karivepaku Annam? Curry leaves rice? I love that but am not finding a good recipe for this. Thanks in advance.

    Thanks again for the great site and recipes.

    Thanks for dropping by and your sweet words, Shewta. I will definitely blog Karivepaaku Annam and you can look forward to the same soon.:)

  • Avnish

    We used to live in Secunderabad many moons ago, and cannot forget what food we ate there! You have done a great job by apparently taking a lot of trouble and effort to organise your website, let alone the meticulous recipes with photos to go with them – keep it up! But where is/are the real Andhra Restaurant(s) in London? And I dont mean the ones the local Tamils and Gujuratis in Wembley and East End – purely and strictly Andhra ones, please. Help! Thanks.

    Thank you, Avnish for appreciating my website. Honestly, I have no idea about authentic Andhra restaurant’s in London. Sorry about that. Probably some of my readers/visitors in UK, may enlighten us.

  • Pavithra


    Just loved your website. there is so much of passion written all over the site. Was wondering if you would have a good recipe for chicken biryani..typical hyderabadi style. thanks

    Thank you for your kind words, Pavitra. I prepare 2-3 versions of Hyderabadi Biryani and am yet to blog about biryanis. Maybe sometime soon.:)

  • Madhavi

    hi sailaja,
    can u plz post the recipe of alu kurma. i am looking for something in restaurant style. will be waiting for that post.

  • N rao

    Dear sailu gAru,

    I was wodering if you are also the owener of the site!

    By the way, your site is nicely documented. I plan to use it in our telugu-community web site at Mumbai.
    with best regards,

    N. Rao.

    No, I don’t own that site you mentioned, Rao Garu. And I’d appreciate if you could inform me as to how you intend to use my website?

  • Sujatha Rajgopal

    Hi Sailu,

    Last night I prepared mango spicy salad but without olive oil. Taste was good. My husband liked it. Onion with mango , first time prepared something like this. Different taste, normally we used to have as a juice or plain. Thanks.

    Sujatha Rajgopal.

    Your welcome, Sujatha.:)

  • vsroses

    Hi Sailaja,

    Thanks a bunch for such lovely recipes. Your instructions are very easy to understand and cook. Wish you will post more in the years to come!!

    Convey my regards to your family.

    Thanks again,

    Your most welcome, vsroses. Thanks for dropping by and your sweet words, appreciate your good wishes.:)

  • Srivalli

    Hello Sailu,

    You have a great site. Its a pleasure getting to know a site so well documented and dedicated to Andhra cuisine.

    My blog also features mostly on Andhra cuisine along with other Indian recipes. If time permits, please do drop in and let me know your views on my blog.


    Thanks for dropping by and your kind words, Srivalli. Will definitely drop by.:)

  • Gila

    Dear Sailaja,

    I’m Gila from Switzerland and love Indian food. After having had an Indian Cooking course recently I surfed the internet for new recipes and came along your website. THANKS FOR THAT GREAT WEBSITE.
    I have already cooked one of your recipes: Kodi Guddu Munagakaaya Kura ~ Egg – Drumstick Curry. It was delicious – I only had one problem, I didn’t know how to eat drumsticks. Since the outer part appeared to be unedible I opened the drumstick pieces and only eat the soft inner part. Is that the correct way to eat drumsticks?
    Then I have another question: Can you tell me how to “compose” a complete Indian meal. Which criterias have to be observed? Each and every one of your recipes sounds and looks delicious but I have no idea how to combine them to an original Indian meal. Thanks in advance for your kind answer and help.


    Gila, so nice to know you enjoy Indian food, so much so that you have taken a course and are learning how to cook Indian food. I’m so glad that my site is helping you harness your skills in Indian cooking.:)

    Gila, your right, the inner pulp of drumstick is edible and the outer skin to be discarded. Glad you enjoyed the curry.

    To answer your second question, cooking an Indian meal is simple and not as complicated as its made to be. A typical home South Indian meal would consist of plain steamed white rice with a dal (lentil dish), a stir fry, curry, pachadi (like a salad or condiment) and curd (yogurt). That would be an elaborate meal. You could start of by making a lentil dish with greens, a simple vegetable stir fry (egg plants/lady’s finger/ivy gourd/bitter gourd etc) and end the meal with yogurt rice. Begin from there and slowly as you develop a taste for different kinds of seasonings/masalas, you can move on to more elaborate meals be it South, East, West or North Indian food. I can help you with the recipes and preparation whenever you have a doubt (to the best of my knowledge-:)). You can email me anytime, Gila. I will be glad to be of help.:). Love your enthusiasm.

  • Krishna

    Hi Sailaja garu,
    WOW! I can see your passion for cooking and quality lifestyle all over your site. From photographs to colors, to layout! Very inspirational.

    I love cooking with random recipes but seeing your site wants to me to try out traditional Andhra foods. I added your site to my list and even made a live RSS bookmark.

    Good luck in bringing us many more authentic Telugu food recipes like Bobbarrulu attu, Bobbattu, senaga pindi attu, Pakundalu, etc which are all well know around Godavari districts. Hope you also add receipes of our many Andhra Pachallu.

    Food Lover,

    Thank you for your compliments, Krishna garu and appreciate you adding my site.:) Hope to bring more traditional Andhra recipes like the ones mentioned by you and also pickles. I have already blogged bobbattu recipe.

  • Arpitha

    Hi Sailu,
    I visit your blog often and admire your photography. Do you mind sharing the make of your camera? Do you use any photographic lighting accessories when shooting? Have you taken any photography courses? Please let me know.


    Thank you, Arpita. I use a DSC-W7 Sony digi cam. I take all my pictures in natural light, most of the time before noon, sometimes during late afternoon too but never after 4 p.m. I haven’t taken any courses.

  • padmaja prasad

    Hi Sailaja,
    I am Padmaja living in USA. Really ur site is awesome, by seeing the snaps itself my mouth waters. I have tried many of ur recipes, they came out well, infact I daily browse ur site for recipes and cook at home. I love cooking but am not aware of many recipes so ur site is really helpful to me. My request is, can u post the recipes made with pancake mix, i am eagerly looking for it.
    Thank You.

    I am glad you are enjoying the recipes, Padmaja. I don’t use pancake mix since its not available here. I make the pancakes from scratch.

  • Divya

    Hello Sailu,
    I have a question about your website. My father wants to launch one and I want to do it for him… in lines of – how do I go about getting a domain name and register for it? Kindly give me some details about how you did it, if you don’t mind…

    You can go to, Divya.

  • Akhila Gautham

    Hi Sailu,

    I am very impressed by your site, thanx to my friend Mayuri for introducing you to me. Sailu i love lotus stems and wanna know some recipes using them…please let me know.

    Thanks for dropping by Akila. I have never cooked lotus stem .:).

  • kp

    Would you participate in my lunch box challenge?

    I am looking for simple recipes for my 5 year old’s lunch box.


  • kp
  • Rathika

    a big thanks for such a wonderful site!! am an indian student residing in us and having a hard time to cook tasty recipes as i needed to call mom for each n everything 🙁 i just saw the site n it has so many details with pictures so tht i can cook on my own atlast 🙂 thanks a lot for the recipes!! especially fish pulusu which i hv heard of but never ate.. am gonna try it 🙂 thanks again…

    Your most welcome, Rathika.

  • aakriti nehra

    I think that it is a very useful website & impressive also. I would like to send my recipe. How can i send that?

    Thank you. This is my personal space where I blog about the food I prepare, Aakriti. If you like to share your recipe, you could send me the recipe along with a picture (if possible) of the dish to sailusfood[at]gmail[dot]com.

  • Jyotsna

    Hi Sailu,

    I came across your website while browsing for some paneer dishes. This site is very nice with mouth watering recipes. I also hail from Vizag. My father Dr.N.Syam Sundar is HOD of Physics Dept and Vice-Principal of Mrs.AVN College. From now onwards I will be a regular visitor to this site and will try the recipes.

    Thanks for dropping by, Jyotsna and nice to meet another Vizagite.:)

  • Madhavi

    Hey Sailu, I sent you an email and was hoping to get a reply for that. Its reg infant food. A prompt reply would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your email, Madhavi. You can expect an email soon on your queries.

  • laxmi

    Hi Sailu,

    ur site is simply superb!!!!!!!! and ur recipes are great and easy to make. i have tried most of your recipes and everything comes out very good just like what is shown in your photos. i am a great fan of andhra food. whenever i go to hyd i really freak out on food. i want the recipe of andhra chicken biryani, i don’t want the moughal style i want the traditional andhra biryani GREAT JOB !!!!!KEEP IT UP!


    Thank you for sweet and encouraging words, Laxmi. I intend to blog our traditional Andhra biryani sometime. You can look forward to that.:)

  • Sravanthi

    Dear Sailu Garu,

    I really can’t express myself in words to tell how impressed I am with your work in your website. U know what, your recipies are so simple but they fetch a grand look to any party. I am really tempted to try cooking all the recipes. Thanks for such a wonderful work. You really don’t know how much you are helping a newly wed bride through this website.

    I wanted a favor…We had neighbour’s who belonged to the telangana region. Whenever they used to make mutton biryani they used to make a side dish, a tomato gravy kind of thing. I exactly don’t know the name but that would go very great with the biryani. If you have any idea of what that recipe is please do post it. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

    Thank you for your very sweet and encouraging comment. Glad to learn my blog is helping you.:). I’m not sure about this gravy you mentioned above, Sravanthi.

  • vinod

    Hi Sailaja,
    Your recipes are great especially I liked the kakarkaya pulusu. It was very delicious. I appreciate your effort to answer to everybody’s email and also providing such great recipes.
    I have a small request for you. I am great lover of sea food and I am basically from hyderabad, living in US, where there is not much authentic sea food prepared. I would highly appreciate if you can take sometime out to put in a CRAB CURRY recipe. I really love crabs but never had a chance to have it except once. Thanks once again for all the effort.

    Thank you for dropping by and your comment. I haven’t cooked crabs so far, Vinod.

  • Subhashini

    Hi Sailaja,

    I liked your website a lot. It reminded me of my amma and ammamma’s cooking. Even I am from Vizag. The recipes are too good. Got to know many recipes. But still I am not familiar with many recipes. My favorite sweet dish is Chandrakanthalu. Thanks for the recipe. I am looking out for the recipes of Allam nilava pacchadi and also cabbage nilava pacchadi (The priya pickle that we get in the store). If possible can you pls email me that recipe?
    I appreciate your patience and interest in presenting the recipes. It is a one stop to find almost all the Andhra recipes.

    Thanks a lot for the recipes.

    Thanks for you kind comment, Subhashini. I have never prepared cabbage nilava pachadi but you can look forward to allam nilava pachadi recipe.

  • sonali roy kumbala

    hi sailu,
    i have a problem. i am not able to view all your recipes. for ex: if u have say 45 recipes under rice section then i am only viewing about 3. why is that so? i want to check all the recipes that u have in your website. pls reply asap.


    Sonali, there are only 3 recipes per page. As you scroll down the page, you will find a link which says ‘previous entries’ which will take you to the next page which contains another 3 recipes and and so on. Hope this helps.

  • Neil Miller

    Wow. What a fabulous website. Thank you for all the time and effort, it is a real labor of love.


    Thank you very much, Neil.:)

  • Aruna

    Hi Sailu

    I googled “andhra recipes” and landed in your website. I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet, but totally loved the photographs of your dishes and also your garden. Awesome! Do you take the pictures yourself? I’m from Vizag as well and live in the US and am going to try your veggie recipes soon, esp vankaya vepudu. Also, could you post a recipe for Chamadumpala Pulusu?

    Thanks a lot for a beautiful website and keep up the good work!

    Thank you, Aruna. Yes, I take all the photographs myself. I’m glad you enjoy the recipes. Will definitely post chamadumpala pulusu sometime.

  • sonali roy kumbala

    hi sailu,

    sonali here. thanks for replying to the mails so efficiently. now i just want to know how to keep curry leaves fresh for a long period of time. i have planted a curry plant in a pot but it is dying. i dont know the reason. so we buy in bulk and keep in the fridge but its flavour and smell does not remain strong after few days.

    pls let me know if u have any idea.

    bye for now. by the way tried sabudana khichdi and tomato pappu. both were excellent.


    Sonali, you need to dry the leaves first before storing in a zip-lock bag. They will stay fresh upto 3 weeks atleast.

  • Zlamushka

    Hi Sailu,

    I’ve been cooking from your blog for a long time. Recently I started my own and wanted to let you know that I added you to my favorite blogs. You have amazing pictures and delicious recipes.

    I wanted to ask you if you had a recipe for Achar. Mixed veggie pickle or Green Chili Pickle. I cannot seem to find the right one (therefore I buy the ones by Patak´s). I d be very grateful for any advice.


    Thanks for dropping by, your kind comment and adding my blog to your list of favorite blogs. I have never made mixed vegetable pickle or green chilli pickle so far, though I would love to try it and maybe blog too.:)

  • Sri Gutta


    I would appreciate your comments on a post I have written. I want to speak to as many people as possible to see if I have commented on a feeling that most share

    Direct link to the post:


  • namratha

    hii sailu,
    lovely site and lovely recipes….i daily check ur site if there are any new recipes posted…..u r doing a great job and keep posting in the same way….and sailu can u post recipe on madatha kaja….i am desperately waiting for this recipe….hope to hear from u soon….

    Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment, Namrata. Unfortunately, I don’t have the recipe for Madatha kaja.

  • karthik

    hi sailu garu,

    looks awesome and i find the flavour of andhra dishes…hope i can make then as u do….i really appreciate ur hard work and thnx for letting us know ur dishes.

    Thank you Karthik.:)

  • sumi

    Hi Sailu,
    As you are from Andhra, let me ask you one thing. Do you know the recipe for Vegetable Hyderabadi? I tasted it in a restaurant and found it to be very tasty. It is mixed vegetable curry in green colour sauce. If you know the recipe, kindly post it. Thank you in advance.

    Sumi, I don’t have the recipe for Vegetable Hyderabadi.

  • amukta


    I have been visiting this site for the past few months,,,,,n each time i visit every dish makes me feel that even i can cook…the reason being that all the recipes are simple,easy to understand n very eye catching…THANKS FOR MAKING COOKING BE SUCH A FUN.

    I really keep waiting n wondering what the next recipe will be .This is the perfect place for andhra home cooking n thats how my mom also cooks. Not only andhra but u do cook others as well mexican, chinese etc n i also do love all of them.

    u share a lot of recipes so thought i could share one of mine that i found interesting on the femina website along with a nice video. here is it recipe for CHICKEN ROULADE from
    n the video is just below the recipe, i tried it with different type of stuffing n it turned out to be a good n healthy appetizer for one of my party.

    Wish u also enjoy trying it……Knowing that ur from Vizag ….even i am from vizag n i really miss it a lot


    Nice to meet another Vizagite, Amukta and thanks for sharing Chicken Roulade recipe.:)

  • arun

    Hi Sailu,
    How are you? One recipe is missing. Guess what? Hyderbadi Biryani.
    Waiting for your post on Hyderbadi Biryani.


    I’m doing good, Arun and yes, you can look forward to Hyderabadi Biryani recipe.

  • Trish

    I want to try your recipes soon, hopefully next week or the next. But on a couple of recipes, I need some help on. We don’t have gourds that you eat here. Or maybe we do but I have never known to cook them. There is an indian food store about 30 miles from us. I’ll have to ask them too. Anyway, you use the word drumstick and you put that it is a ridgegourd. Until I go to the indian food store, what can that be replace with? A drumstick here is usually a chicken leg. So when I saw drumstick, I was thinking chicken leg until I saw your beautiful picture. I am so grateful for your beautiful pictures. They are the best food pictures I have ever seen. Thank you so much for putting so much into these recipes. I plan to use them as much as I can. And thank you for the information you give on other things as well.

    Thanks again,
    Trish (Alabama)

    Trish, I am so glad you want to try out Indian food.:). Well you can’t really replace any other veggie in place of drumstick as it has its own unique identity and flavor. But you could make the recipe without the drumstick as well. And thank you for your kind words on my blog.

  • Viji

    Good content.. in ur website.

    One thing i noticed is I am browsing your website on a T1 line and boy.. it is slow..

    It is the pictures that takes so much time to load and you may not get enough visitors if your site is slow.

    Just a suggestion, you may want to reduce the size of the images that you upload to this site.

    Of course, those who subscribe to your RSS feeds might be ok. But nothing like visiting a website that renders content fast.

    Thank you for your feedback, Viji. Will incorporate the required changes so that the page loads fast.

  • Sirisha

    Hi Sailu,
    I am trying your recipes since one month, and was successful. Thanks a lot for your recipes and photos. Especially those Mexican recipes are very tasty. When I was in India, I use to go to restaurants only for soups, I love chicken and corn soup and tomato too. If you know how to make those can you add it to your pool of recipes. Also waiting for different styles of chicken biryani recipes. And nilava pachadlu especially andhra avakai and tomato mukkala pachadi(sun dried tomatoes).
    We grow juicy tomatoes in our back yard, can you please post recipe for tomato mukkala nilava pachadi asap before our plants stop producing. Thanks, Sirisha.

    I find a lot of requests for Hyderabadi biryani recipe and andhra pickles/pachadis. Definitely, Sirisha, I will blog more pachadi recipes in future. About tomato pachadi, please be patient as I can’t promise the recipe right away due to time constraints.

  • Mala

    Hello Sailaja,

    Great Mexican recipes..I will have to try them soon…and the spaghetti looks delicious..

    In your post you said you make lasagnas..Could you please please PLEASE post veg lasagna…I have had it in a Italian restaurant here and had been wanting to make ever since..and unfortunately they have stopped making veg lasagna here… 🙁

    Thanks for a wonderful site and even more wonderful recipes..

    Nothing I have made has disappointed us so far ! 🙂


    You can look forward to lasagna recipes, Mala and am glad the recipes turned out fine.:)

  • sona

    hi, i recently came across ur blog. i am also from andhra. it is great looking at ur recipes. i have tried a few of them and they were good. must say a word about ur pictures, they r great and very appealing. thank u so much and looking forward for more recipes in future. bye

    Your most welcome and thank you for your very sweet and kind words, Sona.:)

  • Saamaja

    Dear Sailugaru,

    Your site is unbelievably cool. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things with us.
    One thing I missed was an Italian Section here. Let me tell you, when I went to Jacksonville, Florida, USA. I tasted one of the finest Italian food and the taste was close to our andhra recipe.


    Thanks for dropping by and your kind comment, Saamaja. I intend blogging more Italian food in the future and you can look forward to that.

  • spice lover

    Hi Sailu
    Just had a question. Since I moved to Hyd I have been looking for basil and don’t find it anywhere here. Once I found a bunch of really wilted basil at an organic store here and then they stopped carrying even that. I am sure it would grow really well in the weather here. But have no idea how to…
    Have you ever found/grow basil here and how?

    Please let me know

    I’ve never found basil so far in Vizag and am on the look out for a basil plant myself, SL. Once I have find it, I will definitely keep you posted on growing basil.

  • kiran

    Hi Sailu garu,

    I have been going thru ur website these days but i’m not able to find many recipes.for example if i got to chutneys or pachadis am only loooking at those old ones but not any new….previously u have posted many recipes but these days not that many. i’m ur website fan so please post andhra chicken curries.


    That’s due to time constraints, Kiran. I miss blogging more authentic Andhra recipes. You can definitely find more Andhra recipes coming soon.:)

  • sonali roy kumbala

    hi sailu,

    i’m having a great time cooking your recipes. can u pls tell me the recipe for kandi podi and mirialu charu. i hope i got the names right. waiting for ur reply


    Yes, Sonali, you got the names right and they happen to be my favorites too. Will blog the recipes sometime.

  • Venkat

    Hello Sailajagaru,

    I am new to cooking and when I tried to find some recipes on the web I found your site.

    Amazing recipes and really great presentation. All my roommates love my dishes and it is all thanks to you…Your site is a haven for people like me away from home..all your dishes remind us of home…

    I have one request for you…If you know cabbage pacchadi, can you please post the recipe of it ? My mother used to make it and I miss it…..

    Once again, great site and great work !!

    Thanks a lot again !


    I am so glad you enjoyed the recipes and thanks for your kind comment. I will post cabbage pachadi recipe, Venkat.

  • Sirisha

    Hi Sailu,
    I saw mango tree pictures in your backyard posted some where in may. Those are very beautiful and the green mangoes are mouth watering. In the last photo I observed a pipe like thing hanging on the tree. Is it a pipe or a snake? To me it appears like snake. Please let me know what it is. I was a bit amazed and nervous about it. I am crazy too :-). Please post soup recipes ASAP.

    You guessed right, Sirisha, its a snake.:)

  • Laura Hudson

    Dear Sailu,
    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and inspiration. I tried your tomato chutney recipe and loved it. I cook it so often it has morphed into something of my own with the ingredients we have here in France. Now that Tomato season is in full swing I have just posted my recipe with a link to your recipe as its original source. I hope that is ok with you –
    all the best Laura

    Laura, you have a great website and I really admire your way of life and that you grow and eat organic fresh produce day in and day out. We are working on having our own organic vegetable/fruit farm and your site is my inspiration and guide. Your truly blessed and fortunate. Thank you so much for sharing. I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for the mention.:)

  • HariKrishna

    I am very much impressed by ur site.

    I would like to know the telugu names for the following:
    1. Dandelion
    2. WaterCress


    Thanks for dropping by, Hari. The telugu name for dandelion is Simhadanti and is known as Kanphul (Hindi). I don’t know the telugu name for watercress. Watercress is known as Jal-halim in Hindi.

  • sandhya

    Hi Sailu

    Nice work, Sailu, great site. Sailu, are you from vizag? I’m from there. The muree mixture article kept me wondering. Where are you living right now?

    Thanks for your kind words, Sandhya. I am from Vizag and live here. Nice to meet another Vizagite.:)

  • Ravi Kethe

    Hello Sailu garu,

    I am unable to find the Pudina Pachadi recipe in (y)our site.

    If you have that listed some where, please send me the link or else can you post the recipe in the site.


    I am yet to blog pudina pachadi recipe, Ravi.

  • Hari

    Hi Sailu garu

    Thax for giving the telugu name of dandelion. is it available in hyderabad (AP)? if you have any information about the place of availability, please let me know.

    Actually i am facing a “nasal polyps” for that i want to use home remedies to avoid surgery.
    if you get any information please call my mobile or post here.
    HariKrishna Arava
    Cell: 9908344432

    Hari, you should visit a florist/horticulturist to know where in Hyd they will be available. You can even visit the Govt Agriculture Office and they should be able to help you find them.

  • Sirisha

    Hi Sailu, I saw your reply to my message on aug 17th. are you not scared to take a photo of that mango tree when a snake is there? did you find it out in that photo after seeing my email or before itself? I am eagerly waiting for your soup recipes. Please try to post them immediately for my baby.
    Thanks, Sirisha.

    Sirisha, snakes give me the creeps too.:). I found the snake on the tree and took the picture while it was trying to get away to the nearby rocks along the hill (close to our home). Surely will post soup recipes, please be patient.:)

  • sneha

    hi sailu garu namaste
    mi vantalu chala chala baguntayi anni recipes try chestanu nenu
    but konni cheyyaleka pottunna because naku miru telugu transalation chei pampandi pls sailu garu mi email kosam eduru chustanu pls pls pampandi sailu garu nenu mumbai lo vantanu pls pls

    Chala santhoshamu, Sneha. Meeru google lo page translate cheysukovachu.

  • Anjaneyulu Karumudi

    Dear Sailaja garu,

    Your site is great and gives real Andhra flavour and your usage of telugu names makes us feel homely. I like your website and put a link in my site and hope you agree.

    Anjaneyulu Karumudi

    Thank you for your sweet words on my blog, Anjaneyulu garu and you are welcome to add my link. Its much appreciated.

  • Chitra

    Hi Sailaja,
    I was searching for Kheema Kofta curry recipe and found it on your website. I like the variety of recipes you have covered here. You have an amazing eye for detail, and the presentation and photographs are very nice.
    I will be a regular visitor to your site from now:)


    Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment, Chitra.:)

  • Parthiban & Kalpana

    Sailaja madam, Namaskaram.

    We had tasted some of your recipes via your blog and website, interestingly it had made us try more variety during weekends home cooking. It has become inevitable to cook a new item with your recipes as reference.
    In fact many of your recipes are authentic. Keep going and give us more authentic variations, to our hungry taste buds. Our best wishes for future endeavors.

    Two sincere suggestions,
    1. Why not you write e-books?
    2. Redesigning the category will help us to reach faster.

    Parthiban & Kalpana Parthiban

    Thank you so much for your very kind words and your valuable suggestions. I haven’t given much thought to writing an e-book but I am working on the categories and hoping it should be better and faster to find recipes.:)

  • Daniela Majid Khan

    I have a 17-month old girl and work 40 hours a week. Time to prepare dinner in the evenings is therefore limited: could anybody please provide me with recipes to prepare tasty Indian dishes which are not too time consuming (I love cooking, as so does my husband, but time constraints are keeping me from spending too much of time for cooking). It would be great to receive some recipes where you can marinate the meat/fish the day before and next day just fry some whole masalas (if needed) and add then your marinated meat/fish. Thank you very much in advance. Kind regards. Daniela Majid Khan

  • Asha Panati


    Thank you very much for this website. I am a constant visitor to this site. The lunch box receipes are good. But I would appreciate if you add more to that.

    I really have tough time in preparing them for my toddler who goes to preschool.


    Asha, I have had innumerable requests for lunch-box and toddler recipes. I will definitely be adding more of them in the near future. Please be patient.:)

  • veneela

    hello sailu,

    really you are great yaar.
    even i am from vishakapatnam.
    i am an employee but i dont find any time to prepare but your dishes are really fantastic.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment, Veneela 🙂

  • Pras

    Hi, we are having a baby shower to my sister. Can any one make or know some one who can make some andhra specials like chalividi, ariselu, etc? I am in NJ.

  • simmakiran

    Dear sailu,
    Can u provide me the recipe of Irani chai.
    If u get any source of this recipe!
    plz plz let me know

    thank u

  • sai

    Dear Sailaja garu

    Thank you very much for your website.
    I insisted my wife to follow this web site.
    Can i have your contact number if you can
    We are staying in kakinada. My wife wants to talk to you (if there is no problem to you).
    Next time maku punukula koora tayaru chese paddati
    net lo unchandi.

    Thanks and best regards


    Thank you for writing in appreciating my blog. I will definitely try to blog punnukulu kura sometime. Your wife can reach me at sailusfood[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Vidya

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    Very nice website to surf through. Apart from learning new recipes we also have an advantage of our sense of taste revived and reminds us all things associated with being a telugite/andhravalla. Well done.
    will you be able to put on a recipe for ravva laddu and mysore pakam on your website please or if I am mistaken please direct me to where I can find these on ur website.


    Vidya garu, I’m so glad that this site brings back warm memories of home and thank you so much for your very kind comment. I will definitely blog mysore paak and ravva laddo recipes.

  • Mosun Oyewunmi

    Dear Sailu,

    I stumbled on your site when i was trying to search for something new for the family and it’s no flattery, it is the best site i have visited so far. the pictures are real and the recipes are fantastic and very interesing. i bookmarked it as my number 1 site for good recipes. You are the best.


    Thank you, Mosun for your very sweet and encouraging words and I hope you and your family enjoy the recipes from my blog.:)

  • Nivi

    Hi Sailu,

    I have always loved ur recipes and always turn to ur site first whenever i want search for new recipe. congratulations and good luck for all ur efforts.

    although this post of mine is for some other thing.
    I have a blog of my own in wordpress..i know u had too and now u moved to ur own domain. can u share with which of the webhosters of wordpress do u host this site of urs? r there any issues with support? can we allow advertising if we host with them? pls advice.

    Thank you, Nivi. My site is hosted with ev1, support is good and yes, you can advertise.

  • Supriya Raman

    Hello Sailu,

    As a fellow foodie, your link is like disneyland for me! Very very interestic and phenomenal effort on your part. I can clearly see how you truly enjoy everything u write about and the passion you have for food.

    Please do check out my Food blog at and my main website

    I hope to keep in touch and exchange and discuss more about food!


    Thank you, Supriya and welcome to the foodblogging world.:)

  • laxmi

    Great work Sailu. Its looks a professional website with immaculate text. Me too from vizag and found it amazing that a housewife from vizag came up with such a good site on Andhra food. will try to make some of the recipes from ur site as they sound and look great. Only one slight problem Me is a very lazy cook.


    Thanks for dropping by and leaving an encouraging comment, Laxmi. Nice to meet another Vizagite and I hope my blog helps you overcome your weakness and gets you busy in the kitchen.:)

  • Sowmya

    Sailu Garu,
    I chanced upon your website, while searching for a prawns recipe. From then on, I visit regularly. Thanks for the gr8 recipes. I just came to know about the health benefits of this whole grain-quinoa (pronoounced kee-nwah). u get it packed in the US. But to buy it in India, I need to know it’s local name. can u help? what’s it called in telugu? and in hindi?

    Sowmya, I’m not sure where in India you can find quinoa. I am not sure by what name its known by in Hindi or Telugu.

  • mahesh malekar

    Hi Sailu,

    great web site and very well written recipes, i like andhra food. Basically i’m from Maharashtra and i’m interested in cooking a variety of foods.

    thanks and i hope you daily update your site and send me the best dishes.

    have a nice day.

    Thank you for your kind comment, Mahesh and I hope you enjoy cooking and relishing andhra recipes.:)

  • sameera

    Hello Sailu,

    Just want to bring this to ur notice. Rediff had a special article about Indian food blogs which featured Sailu’s food, Mahannadi, Aayi’s recipes and few others.



    Appreciate you taking the time to inform me, Sameera.

  • Sowmya

    does asafoetida(hing/inguva) have any health benefits? any bad effects?

    Hing works as a digestive aid and has certain medicinal uses. Read more about asafoetida.

  • priya

    Hello Sailaja, this is priya from U.K/hameersmith, been watching ur site for a few months after ur friend told me to have a look at this site.
    At present we do run a 3 star hotel and to be frank I have been using ur recipies for our Indian customers. U are just GREAT in ur kitchen. Do like to share a few thoughts, which i have hope u give me ur personal id.

    Thank you, Priya. You can reach me at sailusfood [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Shravani

    Hello Sailugaru….

    Ela unnaru?

    i have a request to make. Rava Kesari recipe cheptara? I know its simple and easy to make…but i still wanted to find out what you would suggest so that i can make it. Eeroju temple ki velthu…..cheddamu ante…mind blank aipoindi…… n didnt find it on ur site too….andukane ventane mail chestunnanu.

    thanks andi sailugaru.


    Bavunanu, Shravani garu.:). I was on a blogging break and didn’t get to see your comment. In any case here is a simple recipe for ravva kesari.

    Fry few cashews and golden raisins in a tbsp of ghee and keep aside. In the same kadai, add another tbsp of ghee and fry 1 cup ravva till it changes to a light golden brown stage. Now add 1 cup of boiled milk and water and cook till for about 10-12 mts. Now add 1 1/4 cup sugar (adjust according to your choice) and keep stirring while the rava is well combined with sugar. Meanwhile soak a few strands of saffron in a tbsp of milk. Add this to the cooked ravva and combine well. While the rava is cooking add 1-2 tbsps of ghee. Cook till you get the consistency of your choice. Add the roasted cashews and raisins and combine. Serve hot or cool.


    Hi Sailu,

    I stumbled on your website a couple of days back. My husband and me are vegetarians who are struggling to maintain a healthy diet with our workload. I am constantly on the search for healthy simple vegetarian recipes.The recipes and the nutritional information that is published in your website are fantastic. I was delighted to see the variety of recipes. I am a Tamilian who loves spicy andhra food. I cant wait to try and relish your recipes. Thank you for the recipes.


    Your most welcome, Arthi and am glad to know my blog is helping you to maintain a healthy diet.:)

  • madhavi

    Sailu garu!
    As u are from Vizag, do you know a vegetable popularly called as barbati (long beans) in Vizag? If so, can u pls post any recipes of barbati? Some time ago, I had a masala kind of curry with this vegetable and your blog reminds me of that. You have a great blog sailu garu. Dahi wada and allam kottimeera pachchadi recipes from your blog are some of the recipes which became common in my home.

    Thank you, Madhavi. Yes, I know. It’s known as runner beans. I hope to blog about these beans sometime.

  • sudha

    Hi Sailaja,
    Ur recipes r great. pls also post some traditional andhra diwali sweets & snacks.

    Thank you, Sudha. Hope to post more Andhra sweets and snacks in my future posts.

  • Sirisha

    Hi Sailaja,
    I am waiting for soup recipies since long time. I also sent a message to you earlier. Can you make it your high priority. I cant wait for it any more. Thanks a lot for all your recipies and photos. I love trying your recipies. Sirisha.

    Thank you for trying the recipes, Sirisha. Please be patient.

  • Nehal

    Hi Sailu,

    This is Nehal. Do you have a recipe for the Grilled Sandwich that you get in India? you know the one with chaat masala and chutney and all. If you have it please post it on your website or send it to me at my email ID.



  • vimala

    dear sailu,
    i came across ur website while browsing for andhra food recepies.
    i found this site to be very informative, interesting. i being a tamilian wanted to know abt andhra food and this was one of the best sites i could browse to know about it. i have tried your recepies, they came out well and i am appreciated. i ve also suggested my friends to visit ur site.
    one of my friends wanted the recipe of pootharekalu (sorry do not know the exact name). can u please blog it in ur site?
    thanking u once again.

    Thank you, Vimala. I am happy to learn that you have tried the recipes and you were appreciated. Yes, putharekhalu are traditional Andhra sweet and a delicious one at that.:). I know the procedure but have never tried it ever at home. Usually the elders in the family who are experts prepare them during festivals and weddings.

  • Shari

    Hi Sailu,
    I just visited India for the first time, and loved the food I was served in Delhi. The home I stayed in served us a dish of potatoes and cauliflower without sauce, and with mild spice. I’ve been looking all over the Internet for something similar, but just can’t find it. Do you have any ideas of what this might be? And could you provide me with a recipe? It was SO good! I love your country and hope to go back some day.

    Its Aloo Gobi, a simple and popular stir fry. Here’s the recipe:

    Heat a tbsp of oil on medium high heat in a wide skillet and wait for the oil to get hot but not smoking hot. It takes a few seconds. Add a tsp of cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add sliced onions (1 onion) and 1/2tsp of grated ginger and stir fry for a few minutes until onion is starting to brown at the edges. Now lower the heat and add pinch of turmeric pwd, 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd, 1 tsp coriander pwd and 1/4 tsp cumin pwd. Stir well to combine the spices. Immediately add cubed potatoes (1 large potato) and combine. Next add the cauliflower florets, about (a medium size cauliflower should be chopped into bite sized pieces) and combine. Add a tsp of salt. Combine. Cover the dish and let the vegetables cook in their own juices. Cook on medium heat and take care to stir the vegetables once in a while so that they don’t burn at the bottom of the dish and the vegetables get cooked evenly. Cook for about 25-30 mts. Check if the potatoes have softened. If you feel the potatoes are yet to cook, add 1/4 cup of water, cover and cook till tender. Add 1/4 tsp of garam masala towards the end and combine. Enjoy with rotis or rice. You can even garnish coriander leaves.

    Hope this helps.

  • Sumana

    Hi Sailu,
    Wish you a very Happy Diwali.

    Sailu, your blog brought back memories of my childhood. Bhel with murmure is a hit in our house. When we were kids, my dad used to make this dish. I tried other recipes of your too. Everything turned very delicious..Thank you so much for your effort to put this all together.
    Have a nice day Sailu.God bless.


    Happy Diwali to you too, Sumana. Your most welcome.:)

  • Vijaya

    Found Chettinadu chicken dish under “North Indian recipes”. Nevertheless I appreciate your efforts. Will appreciate to some thing like ‘Andhra recipes in 30 mins’ or ‘Andhra dinner in 1 hour’ sort of things like you get to see in Food channel.

    Keep the good thing going.

    You guys Rock !!

    That must be a slip, thanks for informing. Thanks for your suggestion.:)

  • Anupama


    I have been browsing ur website from the last 2 days and cud not resist complimenting you.

    I am an Ayurvedic doctor myself from Bangalore and was amazed at your ayurvedic recipes. Wondering whether it is a family tradition? Great job!!!

    I am a kannadiga, but planning to give a andhra style feast for my parents…can u please suggest a menu for me?

    Thank you, Anupama. Its not a family tradition, but awareness levels are there as my grandparents are advocates of ayurvedic principles and cooking. Here’s a simple menu you could prepare. Pulihora, Pappu Tomato, Gutti Vankaya Kura, Bangaladumpa Vepudu and Charu. For dessert you could make payasam. These are all simple recipes. If you have any queries in their preparation, do write in to me at sailusfood [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • swapna

    Dear Sailu,

    I been visiting your site for quite some time now.
    You have been a great source of inspiration for me in the kitchen.

    I admire your interest, talent and the time you give.
    I have greatly benefited from it and you have become the one stop source of recipes for me.

    Just LOVE WHAT you do.
    Thanks for all your work.

    Your most welcome. Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words, Swapna.:)

  • Soumya

    Hi Sailu,

    I found your site recently while searching for some good receipes for Diwali….Its just awesome.. Made me crave for my mom’s food!! 😉

    You have such a extensive collection of andhra food and also other indian cuisine..that its perfect!!

    I just loved your site…Great job!!

    Thank you very much, Soumya.:)

  • Sam


    You have no idea how much I relish your recipes. For someone who has been in involuntary exile from home, your recipes offer the opportunity to find my heart at home though my feet tread strange soil. Thank you so much for your delicious recipes. Tamarind Fish Curry! Yay! I have become a celebrity chef of sorts thanks to you.


    Your welcome, Sam and I am glad to hear that you a celebrity of sorts.:)

  • AK

    Hi Sailu Garu,
    I was looking for your personal email id. I am also from gudivada. Can you give me receipe for Kobbarai Karam Pachadi (with red chillies) and also can you tell me how to make Avakkai. I am away from india. Here Mango season started and i want to know how to make Avakkai.


    Its sailusfood [at] gmail [dot] com
    I am not from Gudivada, its my surname. I hope to blog the recipe for Avakai during summer. You can email me, AK garu.

  • revati

    Hi Sailu garu,
    I have been browsing for some recipe sites and thus came across urs…kudos to ur patience and are awesome…from now onwards i would also be a regular visitor of ur site…just cant help appreciating ur wrk:)

    Thank you very much, Revati garu:)

  • sonali roy kumbala

    hi sailu,
    hope u r keeping fine. want to know the procedure for perugu mirchi. thats long green chillies dipped in yogurt and dried. want to know the correct method asap.

    thanks and regards


    Sonali, check this recipe for Majjiga Mirapakaayalu, Sun dried chillis.

  • Nithya bijoy

    hii Sailu..

    Ur website is really impressive.. and cool.. i suggest ur websites to most of my friends(who are poor at cooking..whic does include me too 😉 ).. we all are a big fan of these recipes..

    Sailu please do suggest me some recipes whic is less in fat and healthy too.. i mean i am a vegetarian and also on a diet.. (post partum pregnancy dieting now).. as i am from kerala i need recipes with available ingredients here too.. some leaves i come across in this is unfamiliar to me.. thts y..

    also one suggestion for ur website.. y don u keep page with pictures of these grams(black gram and all) and also some common stuff used in the recpies.. so tht some people who knows the ingredients by the way they look rather than the names.. it will b a great help to them (includin me too 🙂 )…hope u will look into into.. 🙂

    bye for now sailu

    Thanks for your kind words and suggestion, Nithya. I will definitely look into it. Nitya, there are quite a few healthy vegetarian recipes on the blog, do check them. I will also blog more vegetarian low fat recipes.

  • Poongodi

    Hi …….
    Just accidentally happened to see ur site yesterday when i was searching for andhra recipes to try out a different dish…..
    I was very much impressed to see the dishes and the effort which u had taken to make this an interesting stuff 🙂
    Hats off to U Madam.

    Basically i ‘m a working women who hardly finds time to cook something special ,….
    but i’ve made up my mind to try out things after going thru your site 🙂

    It would be very useful if u can posts some recipes which can be cooked faster and healthy.
    Thanks 🙂

    Poongodi Udayakumar

    Thank you, Poongodi. I will look into your suggestion for quick healthy recipes.:)

  • Mayuri

    Dear Sailu,

    I had visited your blog a few months ago and since then have been visiting it everyday; I find your recipes very nice and easy to cook. I especially like the way you give the minute details of the time to stir, the time to fry etc., which are very helpful to me.

    I have also told about your blog to many of my friends and we all discuss about the day’s recipe after lunch and this site has become a part of our daily discussion.

    I am very concerned as to where you have disappeared suddenly; my guess is that since it is the season of marriages you are off to one and enjoying yourself but since it is almost two months I thought I would just enquire.

    Missing you and your lovely recipes.

    Your avid fan
    Mayuri 🙂

    Thank you so much, Mayuri. I really appreciate you telling your friends about my blog. I have been busy and yes, one of the reasons is a wedding. Hope to be back by Christmas.:)

  • sonali roy kumbala

    hi sailu,

    i had asked u about sun dried chillies and found out from ur blogs. so u need not mention. but pls help me to make double ka meetha, hyderabadi special dessert. an early info will really help.

    kampala, uganda, east africa

  • friend

    Check out this photo from your blog

    Thanks for informing me, Friend.

  • Pooja

    I have been on the look-out for tips and tricks to Andhra cooking and this website is just what I needed! I’m hardly a cook, but I love to experiment. You’ve done a wonderful job with your website and from your previous admirers/comments I can see you’re faithful to your fooding passions. I raise my glass to you!

    Pooja Talauliker

    Appreciate your kind words, Pooja.:)

  • padmajaprasad

    Hai Sailu,
    How r u? I have tried many of ur receipes which came very well, this is the only site I saw which is very clear. If I see ur site I wont feel I am missing Andhra food bcos I am staying in USA now. Really, after I came across ur site I came to know many Andhra dishes. Thank u, Sailu, now-a-days I am seeing only few new posts, may be ur busy, looking forward to try new receipes.

    I’m doing good, Padmaja, thank you. I am busy with things which require my immediate attention and will resume blogging towards Christmas.

  • bujji

    hey sailu garu
    its been a long time now….luks like ur busy..?not seen you around…i also happened to chance across the nasty comment someone left you…hope ur not taking that to heart!!guess someone is very ‘j’ about you!ante….!
    ur such an inspiration for all of us..especially those like me away from home….mee recipes anni chala simplega n super tastyga untayi!! thanks a lot for bringing us soo close to traditional cooking! kudos to ur endless effort! hope to cu soon! thanks a lot once again!
    take care

    Your most welcome, Bujji. I chose to ignore such comments and thanks so much for your support, appreciate it a lot.:)

  • suresh babu nandika

    hi, i am really happy. i am doing hotel managment in chennai.
    your web site has very nice andhra recipes. Its very good.
    thank you.

    suresh nandika

    Your welcome, Suresh Nandika.

  • dipti

    hi shailu,
    i am from ahmedabad but a great fan of your site n recipes. whenever i connect to the net i make it a point to visit your site without fail. i am a gujarati born n brought down south but my family (small like yours) love south indian food to the point of licking their fingers off the bones! your egg curry with the tamarind paste was a great hit and after tasting that my son refuses to eat any other regular egg curry. great going. all the best to you.

    Feel so happy to learn that your son loves Andhra egg pulusu. Thank you for your kind words and wishes, Dipti.:)

  • Usha

    Hi Sailu,

    I just saw your website today and very happy to see so many recipes here, was searching for some new and tasty recipis, will surely try something and let you know.

    Thanks for all this effort, really helps many people like me…

    Thank You

    Your welcome, Usha. I hope you enjoy the recipes.:)

  • Mukta

    Hi Sailu,
    Not a single day goes without browsing ur website. i specially like the mexican recipes that u presented in a simple manner along with pics. but looks like u havent updated the website in a long time!!! i am waiting for new recipes.

    Am on a blogging break and you can look forward to more recipes from tomorrow.

  • Sravanthi

    Dear Sailu

    It’s a great relief to see ur post again. Looking forward for many recipies.

    Your welcome, Sravanthi.

  • Meeraa

    Hi Sailaja

    Im happy to see u blogging back, it was like wowwwwwww she is back. From the day i found ur site, i daily check in to see what’s new today. I chanced upon ur website when was just surfing Andhra recipes. Though i have never seriously tried cooking, bcos my mom’s a great cook and my dad and my whole family goes GA GA GA on her cooking (but actually she is — So no second thoughts abt it). So what ever little i have tried till now does not even reach her normal culinary skill level..I wanted to just have a look around and found ur website luckily..

    Must say ur recipes are simple, colorful and look delicious. On the Whole its a treat to the eyes. I get tempted seeing the snaps only..And the best thing is when i read them i feel that i can also try it… So i personally must say thanks to u, bcos of you im going to try them and hope they do justice as i will be simply copying ur dishes.. Hope at least i dish up a decent meal.. Hope there comes a day in future where my children will find me as a good cook as my mom is for me now. 🙂

    Once again, ur work is awesome though i have visited numerous sites’ ur the BEST OF THE REST, U ROCK truly. The 2nd one I like is of Anusharaji. Keep up the great work. And im going to log in daily to see ur recipes…This is a promise.

    Sorry lenghty story rite, what to do ur so good. 🙂

    Thank you so much



    Meeraa, I’m touched and honored! Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment. There’s nothing to beat our mothers cooking, there is no doubt about that.:)

  • Nithya

    Hi Sailu,

    I am newly married and this site really helps me well. Especially your capsicum rice was awesome and got me lots of appreciations
    when i made it from my hubby and in-laws….Thanks to you for all that.
    My hubby says he likes Cucumber rice!…I have searched in google but cant find any recipe for it….can you give me a recipe for that? i will be really grateful to you 🙂

    Your most welcome, Nithya. I have never prepared cucumber rice. I don’t have a recipe for that.

  • jyothi

    hi sailu..

    i’m a newly married girl who has never stepped into the kitchen till i tied the knot, even after that my mom in law used to take care of the kitchen. i used to just peep into her cooking mostly on weekends;))
    recently my hubby got an offer in singapore and I joined him a month bk… and hmm i hv no choice but to cook now… neways ive really strted enjoying cooking now esp cos of ur wonderful site of yummy andhra dishes!! my hubby thou a keralite now enjoys having all my andhra preparations:)
    Being an andhrite myself i really enjoy making serving and eating them:)
    Thanks a lot…
    keep up ur good work and keep giving us new varieties:))

    Your most welcome. I’m very happy your hubby is enjoying our Andhra food (and you too, Jyothi):)

  • Pallavi

    Hi Sailu,

    Great website. And great recipes. I have just looked at a couple and I can tell you are a great cook. Good work on the website. I recently started my food blog and just learning from all you experts out there. Can you please link to my blog on your website? Its called “All things yummy” @ http://www.pallavi-foodblog [dot] blogspot [dot] com

    Thanks in advance

    Thank you, Pallavi and good luck on your blog.

  • padma

    Hi Sailu,

    Thank you for your great recipes, I really appreciate your work. I do need a recipe for Kandhi pappu podi. Please give your best recipe. Good luck. Please try to include videos in your site, it would be a great learning experience. Thanks.


    Your welcome, Padma. Here’s Kandi Podi recipe.

  • Rani

    Hello Sailu garu,

    I would like to know if the pregnant women in Andhra(according to tradition) wear black saree for their (sreemantham) baby shower? and what about black bangles. I know that in Tamilnadu they wear black saree and bangles (ofcourse with different colour border) for their valakaappu. I need to purchase some for my family, would you please let me know as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

  • Sudha

    Hello Sailu garu,

    I like your website a lot and I really appreciate the way you have explained so many Andhra recipes. I have learnt many telugu recipes by going through your website and I also like your presentation style where u have described every recipe along with some photos. I wish you all the best and would like to thank you for all the recipes. Sailu garu, could you please give the recipe for chakra pongal and chintapandu (tamarind) pulihora.

    Thank you!

    Your welcome, Padma garu and thank you for your good words. Here are Pulihora recipe and I am yet to blog Chakra pongali recipe.

  • bujji

    hey sailu garu
    initially i didnt seem to like the new look of your site…[i was so very much used to old one!]…but now i must say its great!! and congrats on the new blog! Lovely pics i must say….ur a great photographer too! thanks a lot for the warm sankranthi wishes n dishes….u make us feel more at home than ever! i’m so thrilled to have found this site…thanks a lot andi sailu garu!

    Your most welcome, bujji garu.:)

  • sameera

    Hello Sailu,

    Please see the link below. This website have many of ur recipes posted word to word with pics (copy-pasted). And looks like she thinks there is nothing wrong in that as she is doing a service to people by posting them. Please inform blogspot and I am sure they will close her account.

    iaminhungry [blogspot] com

    Thanks for informing me, Sameera.

  • bujji

    hey sailu garu
    have been trying to send you an e-mail….says there’s an error with the email id…..can you pls let me know where i can correspond…just wanted to share a personal msg with you…anduke ikkada post cheyatledu!
    thanks a lot!

    sailusfood [at] gmail [dot] com

  • sharon

    Hi Sailu…I tried the Palakayalu recipe and believe me they taste awesome. I even tried the pappu pulusu which was out of the world. thank u for this wonderful website.

    Thank you for taking time to leave your comment, Sharon and am glad you enjoyed the recipes.

  • Lavina Thadamalla

    Hi Sailu,

    GOD Bless you for your good work!!
    Keep it up. I am a 51 yr old lady from Hyderabad living in UAE and I enjoy making your recipes. I tried the Spinach soup, it was uuuummm delicious. Try it out ladies, children can benefit out of it even oldies like me.


    Thank you, Lavina for your feedback on the recipe.

  • Mauricio Bedo

    Hello first of all really God Bless your website, you just have some really wonderful recipes.

    I would ask you a big favor, in your website there was a recipe “ayurvedic spice powder” and the page is down, could you please send me the powder recipe please?


    Here’s Ayurvedic Spice Powder recipe link, Mauricio. Thank you for your kind wishes.

  • Matt

    The website seems to have a problem. When you click on a specific category (such as “Vegetarian dishes”) and then click on “Older Entries”, it always gives an error.
    Great recipes BTW.

    Thanks for pointing it out to me, Matt. The issue has been resolved.

  • Sudha

    Dear Sailaja,
    I stumbled upon your site while searching quite desperately for authentic andhra vegetarian vantalu. I am quite impressed and this is probably the first time in my life that I am writing fanmail! I have a difficult to please 3 year old who won’t touch spicy food. Growing up in the USA, I want him to appreciate our cooking. Any tips/ recipes with mild spices and kid pleasing nutritious ingredients [no eggs/meat of course].
    BTW, I love Vizag [my parents live there] and your photographs are stupendous and make me homesick!

    Thank you for your good words, Sudha and it nice to meet another Vizagite ( I assume you are:)).
    I will try to blog some kid-friendly recipes with less spice. I have a 5 year old who won’t touch spicy food either. Its always a challenge getting him to eat food with even low levels of spice.:)

  • Anu

    Hi Sailu,
    Happen to visit ur blog by chance. Must say you r a gr8 cook & this is a wonderful blog site. Will definately try out ur recipes & let you know.

    All the best.


  • Laura


    I love your website! I live in Sydney, Australia and have recently converted to being a vegetarian. I have discovered that indian dishes offer the best variety and flavour for vegetarians.

    Cant wait to try some of your recipes.

    I was wondering if you could explain something though, lots of recipes I have found on the internet for chutneys and dhal etc say serve with hot rice and ghee. What does it mean? Do I just cook rice and pour ghee on it? Thanks.

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for visiting and am glad to learn your thoughts on Indian food. Ghee is clarified butter which we use sparingly (about a tsp) along with rice and chutney or dal. You can omit ghee, its optional.

  • Shilpa

    Hi Sailu garu,

    Thank you for you wonderful recipes. Keep checking this website every weekend to see what new stuff I can make. 70% of my cooking pretty much comes from your website. So please continue with the wonderful recipes.

    God bless you!


    Shilpa garu, I’m so happy to learn that most of your cooking is from my blog. Thank you for your good words.

  • Ramya Nanduri

    Hello Sailaja garu,

    I have been visiting your blog now than before and more often these days. When we were living in Zurich (I use to phone my mom for lots of recipes) since I found your blog I don’t phone anyone anymore. If I want some recipe, you have it in your blog. Your blog was one of the ways for me to remember and remind myself of our Andhra authentic cuisine. Every recipe reminds me of my mom’s and my granny’s way of cooking. I really have nothing more to say as everyone here has said whatever I wanted to say. But I want to thank you sincerely for your efforts. I have passed your blog link to lot of my friends and told my cousins around the world to look for your blog. All the best.

    Ramya garu, I’m so happy to learn that the recipes on my blog remind you of your mothers and grandmother’s cooking. Thanks so much for ‘marketing’ my blog.:):)

  • Mamatha

    Hi Sailu,
    I have been following your website for quite few days and prepared few dishes from your site and they all turned out very tasty.
    Can I get the best recipe for Daddojanam (prasadam for God)?
    Thank you very much!
    Unites States

    Thank you for your feedback, Mamatha. I hope to blog Daddojanam recipe sometime.

  • Monica

    Hi, I am 65 and live in Canada. I also used to call my grandmother Ammamma…unfortunately my Telugu was forgotten when that generation passed on. My ancestors went to S.Africa in the 1860 …and I have no idea where they came from ..perhaps Kerala. All your recipes take me back to those good old days when my mother and grandmother prepared them…It is so good to be connected. Thank you so much for sharing. Monica.

    Your most welcome, Monica. I’m so happy that you could connect to your roots through my website.

  • yanti

    heloo Sailu,

    I am Indonesian married to Pakistani and now settled with my husband in Pakistan. My husband only likes Pakistani and Indian food. I know nothing about these foods. I learned cooking since I was little from my mother but never tried Indian and Pakistani food. I am so clueless. I haven’t try your recipes yet but I find so many interesting recipes here. I am now choosing some of your recipes and will try out for my husband. Thanx a lot.


    Yanti, I hope your husband and you enjoy the Indian recipes prepared by you.:)

  • Madhu

    Hello Sailu,

    I love your website and appreciate your hard work for it. I frequent it at least once a week and have tried out many of your recipes and because of your recipes my family thinks I have become a good cook! I will be trying the mango pickle recipes this weekend.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work.


    Your welcome and glad to know you have earned yourself a good name in your kitchen, Madhu.:)

  • sakshi

    Hello Sailu garu,
    your website is very impressive. i like all ur recepies and prepare them at home regularly. i have a small doubt…hope that you will clear it…Tasting powder used in curries is ajinimoto or something else…
    hope you will reply soon.

    I’m not sure what you mean by ‘tasting powder’, Sakshi.

  • Raamalakshmi

    Sailu gaaru,

    You have not given many andhra sea food recipes. I wanted to find out about crabs, lobsters, the different types of fish like yendu chepa (dried), bommidaalu, etc.

    I would be highly grateful if you gave some good andhra recipes for me and my family to enjoy. we are all great fans of your cooking recipes and they have helped us live a very andhra life here in US, without making us miss our home. all thanks to you.


    Your welcome, Raama garu. I usually cook only a few fish varieties like ‘vanjaram’ and prawns. I will try to blog more fish varieties in future posts.

  • vani

    hi sailu,
    ur receipes r amazing. i like ur receipes very much. y dont u keep ur pic? ur receipes r very easy to prepare and very delicious. thank u. bye

    Thank you, Vani, for your kind words.

  • Ramya


    My friend recommended your website to me. I am so impressed with the effort you have taken in building this website. I love the details that you provide in your recipes. I tried out the Chicken Chettinad recipe and it came out really well. I am going to try out your dosa recipies and the egg and tamarind curry.
    I must say that this site is a job very well done. Kudos to you!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog, Ramya. Appreciate it very much.

  • pooja

    Hi sailu,
    I visit your website frequently.Can you please suggest any recipes with corn tortillas?

  • kranthi

    hai sailu

    iam a big lover of ur site. esp ur way of presentation.

    can u plz let me know spl recipies n care to be taken in early pregnancy.

  • Lubna Karim

    Hi Sailu,

    It is my great pleasure to write this mail to you. Whenever i get a doubt in cooking or else want to cook something new i first hang on to your site only. I really like the recipes and the way you write them and more mesmerizing are the photos of the recipes. Awesome work by you. I just created a BLOG, with information regarding “Spices”. I will be very much pleased and happy if you add my blog to your list. My blog is

    Thanking You,
    Lubna Karim.

  • Anitha

    Hi Sailu,
    I love ur website. I cannot stop myself from accessing your site atleast once a day. I love the receipes here and the way they were made. I always feel as if this is way the grands used to make food.

    I am looking for some Picnic meals. Is there any specific food that you choose for picnic (Other than the yellow rices 😉 everyone bring them) I want to make something special. As u know we will have very less time for prepration before the picnic day. So can you suggest some good receipes which you can take out and relish them somewhere other than home.


  • neelima

    hi sailaja garu, i am a housewife. i am vegetarian. I like to taste different types of food and whenever i visit ur site ur recipe pictures r very tempting. i am living in saudi arabia. i like north indian curries. here whenever i go to eat at a hotel there is non-veg curries smell and i can not eat there.

    how to prepare north indian curries as prepared in Indian hotels?

    Here are a few North Indian recipes blogged so far.

  • kusum

    Hi Sailu,

    I really don’t know how I first visited your website but since then am a great fan of your recipes. I almost tried all veggie recipes. My son likes sweet corn vegetable soup very much. I tried from other websites/books but not upto restaurant soup. Can u suggest me pls..

    Once again Very Good Website. Thankx for sharing with all of us.


    Thank you for your kind words. Will try to blog Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup sometime at Kidszone, my blog on kids recipes (that I prepare for my 6 year old Nehal).

  • Anita

    Hi Sailu, these days i visit your site often to search for good tasty south dishes, and did make few of them and they turned out to be great, thanks a lot. by the way do u have the reciepe for shorba what they serve with biryanis at hotel., i tried a lot elsewhere but they are only made with tomatoes and i dont think its only tomatoes in there, your help is appreciated.


    I’m glad you liked the recipes. Will try to blog shorba recipe sometime, Anita.

  • Suma

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    I follow your blogs religiously..and thanks for all the efforts u put in to help others in cooking..I love your suvastra website too. Recently I came thru a site which has a few pictures from your website (mango milk shake)and others..wanted to let you know


    I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes. And thanks for informing me.

  • Soujanya

    Hello Sailu Garu,

    Thankful to you for this great effort. As I started learning cooking, your website is the ‘BEST GUIDE’ for me and was able to prepare good andhra style recipies. Keep up the good work 🙂


    Your most welcome and thank you for your kind words, Soujanya garu.

  • Sreehari

    Sailu garu,

    Just wanted to let you know that I really like your recipes and presentation very much. Just noticed the following website has copied your recipes including pictures.


    Thanks for informing me. They had taken permission and that they will acknowledge the source of article. I will have a look. Thank you once again.

  • Cheryll Philips

    Hi Sailu

    I am a goan, with a very limited reportoire of vegetarian recipes. however both me and my husband love vegetarian and specially andhra food. i have always shied away from recipes on the net cause they mostly do not turn out as they look. your blog is an exception.

    thanks to you i now shop for a wider variety of vegetables…….didn’t buy them before because i didn’t know what to do with them.

    your recipes are fantastic and your blog very well written.

    you’ve just won yourself a die hard fan.

    thanks again

    I feel happy when I read comments like yours. Find them very encouraging and am motivated to blog more. 🙂

  • lakshmi

    Hello sailu garu, namaste.
    mee web site chala chala bagundi. all recipes are excellent.
    thank you .
    mee recipes lo thota kura- pesarapappu try chesanu. very nice.
    nenu recent ga shop lo amaranth seed flour buy chesanu. this flour and mana thota koora same plant nundi vachinada? or different? nenu flour ni wheat flour tho kalipi rotis try chesanu, baga unnayi. meeku teliste, detailed ga same ayuna /kada teliya cheyandi.

    Hello Lakshmi garu, Thank you for your feedback. Amaranth seed flour is prepared from the seeds of thotakura and its not from a different variety. Nenu eppudu ee flour try cheyaladu.

  • deepali

    Dear Sailu,

    I am glad i found your website, i am very fond of Andhra food and so is my husband. next month i have a small party at home its my son’s 3rd birthday and was planning to cook chicken Biryani/pulav, typically andhrastyle and not the hyderabadi one. can you please help me with the recipe for this?
    thanks so much for providing us with such tasty recipes.

    Warm Regards

    Deepa, I can’t promise but will definitely try to blog Andhra style chicken pulao sometime.

  • Madhu

    Hi Sailu,

    I had emailed you earlier and wanted to drop a line of appreciation again. I tried your coconut rice-aloo curry combination and it came out very well. Your site is refreshing and the recipes are awesome! Keep up the good work! I have become a huge fan of your website!!

    Best regards,

    Thank you, Madhu, for the postive feedback, kind and encouraging words.:)

  • Harika

    Hi Sailu,

    I love ur website and try ur recipes every time…. they come out very good … especially the photos r very tempting ….i almost check the site daily ….keep up the good work … one small request .. i need some recipes for my daughter — peanut butter cookies, oatmeal cookies and biscuits ….
    Once again very Good Website…. Thanks for giving us a wonderful website ..


    Thank you for your kind words, Harika. My son loves cookies and I do bake once in a while. I have already blogged a few cookie recipes. Hope they help.

  • Sasha

    Hi Sailu,

    Love your website. Anytime I crave for Andhra food, I come here for a truly authentic recipe. I am dying to make verusenaga podi (peanut podi). It will be nice if you can share the recipe.
    Thanks so much.


    Thank you for your sweet words, Sasha. I will blog peanut podi recipe sometime.

  • Aditya

    Hello Sailu garu,

    I am a bachelor staying in the US, and your website is a boon for people like me. Whenever I try some recipe from your website it always tastes excellent. I have a request – I am greatly missing the fried rice (made with Basmati rice) we get in most restaurants in AP. I think it is an Indo Chinese flavor because the one we get at Chinese restaurants, here in the US is a lot different and its not made with Basmati. It will be great if you can post that recipe. And btw, on my next visit to India I am going to demonstrate my culinary skills to my Mom, and I am sure she will be surprised.

    Thanks a lot for a wonderful website.

    Aditya, I’m so happy to read your comment and feedback. I will definitely blog Indo-Chinese fried rice recipe and I hope you like it. Wishing you the very best and hope you make your mother proud with your culinary skills.:)

  • Ash


    Couple of months back, while surfing through for “tomato chutney” I came across your blog. I was truly fascinated by the varied interests you shared and it truly motivated me to pursue them. But I forgot to save your site name…:(:( lots of google attempts finally I am back.

    I went through your “suvastra” blog too and am interested in fashion as well as cooking. I am truly happy that I surfed the net today.

    Lots of thanks, Sailu.

    I’m glad you enjoyed both Suvastra and my food blog, Ash.:)

  • Nancy

    I came upon your wonderful site while researching amaranth leaves. I bought them at a Farmers Market in Santa Monica, California, (Los Angeles), and had no idea what they were or what to do with them. I am delighted to find that they are used in Indian food and that you have a recipe for them.

    My family and I have simply fallen in love with Indian cooking. Thank you for posting the beautiful photos. It’s too bad we can’t log on to your website for the photos before we place our next restaurant order.

    Thanks for dropping by and your sweet words on Indian cooking and my blog, Nancy.

  • Joy

    Hello! Very much enjoyed reading your site. Found it through a link for homemade corn chips! But, was pleasantly surprised to find the treasure of recipes here. I’ve a question for you. Can you tell me what yogurt does to meat when used as a marinade? And, in your butter masala recipe you mentioned soaking the paneer in water after frying it. Can you tell me what benefit that has? Thanks for your time, Joy

    Thank you for visiting my blog and trying the recipes. To answer your question on the marinade, what the yogurt does is to tenderise, add some moisture and also add some flavor to the meat. Adding the fried paneer to warm water yields soft paneer cubes. Hope this helps, Joy.:)

  • satya

    Namastey madam…..

    mee website valla naaku manchi cook ani peru vacchindi maa office lo….
    office vallaki mee site gurinchi cheppanu…..i work in mumbai as Logistics Analyst and veelaki hindi lo mana telugu padalu cheppesariki tala pranam tokaki vastundi…..good job….g8 cheers to ur family members for their support….hope u release a book and let us know….and blessings to ur son…..

    Namaste Satya garu,

    Chala santhosham.:) Mee feedback ki chala thanks. Thank you for you good wishes. Much appreciated.

  • Arun

    Hi Sailu,

    A small suggestion, can you add a printer friendly option. I mean only the post content.


    Thanks for the suggestion, Arun. A ‘print’ icon is placed above the post.

  • ravi

    Hey Sailu,

    Great photos. What camera did u use ?


    Thank you, Ravi. I use Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom.

  • Dr.Abhijit Joardar

    I just had a view of your old blog & therefrom to this website. Any word will be too small to admire the get-up or contents of your sites particularly from a person like me, who has just stepped into the world of blogging.
    Request you to kindly visit my site once & please throw some constructive advise which can help me building good sites.
    Thanks & Regards.

    Welcome to the food blogging world, Abhijit.

  • boji

    Hi Sailu,

    How are you?

    You have a wonderful site. The way you put your recipes with photographs is very nice. Any one would love to try your recipe.
    I love cooking…earlier i used to experiment different dishes…but now i am busy with my one and half your old son. i am surprised you manage your time with your kid. you are really great. Can you give me few recipe for my son? cake icing recipe..i tried 2-3 times but it’s not coming properly

    Thanks …regards..& luv to your son…:-)

    I’m doing good, Boji and hope the same with you. I have blogged chocolate cake with icing at Kidszone where I blog kids recipes (that I prepare for my 6 year old, Nehal)

  • Megha

    I read a lot of blogs and have a major weakness for food blogs…i have to say yours is the best one i have come across so far…

    i’ve only been cooking for about an year now and love reading recipes and trying them…but usually stick to fairly simple stuff. didn’t come across one that is so inspired by andhra food before – and now i cant wait to try these out…i’m sure i’m make my mum proud by being a real telugu girl for once 🙂

    I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes and trying to make your mother proud.:)

  • Shilpa

    Hi Sailu garu,

    As I mentioned earlier, 70% of my cooking is from your website. I find all your recipes easy to cook and tasty. I do not eat non-vegetarian food but my husband does. I tried cooking the spicy chicken masala curry from your website. He really liked it.

    Meeru Chicken Biryani recipe istaara? Andhra style chicken biryani preferably – so that I can make it in pressure cooker and it is faster too. I find it easy to follow your instructions and cook non-veg.

    Another thing i wanted to ask was – can anapakaya paluposina kura be made in the same style as the beerakaya palu posina kura you have in your blog? In what other ways do you make anapakaya?

    Thank you

    I will blog pressure cooker Chicken Biryani for you, Shilpa. Please be patient.
    Yes, you can prepare Anapakaya same way as Beerakaya (Ridge gourd) paalu posina kura. Will try to blog more Anapakaya (bottle gourd) recipes.

  • Cheryll Philips

    Hi Sailu

    Wanted to try your idly recipe and one of the ingredients there is “Cream of Rice” or Idly Rava.

    I checked a couple of stores but can’t find cream of rice. Is there a local name for it. There were just 4 types of sooji that i could find – idly sooji, chiroti sooji, bensi sooji, bombay sooji. which one of these am i to use?

    Is Idly Rava the same rave you use for Rava Idly?


    We use semolina to prepare Rava Idli. Idli Rava is ‘cream of rice’ and should be available in most Indian stores. Idli Rava is not among any of the 4 types of sooji you mentioned above.

  • Sowmya

    Sailu garu,
    I have been following your site since i got married. Your recipes are gr8 n I love your presentation style. Can u help me with some suggestions/new recipes for breakfast? My husband prefers continental bfast over traditional idli, dosa, puri, upma. he loves spicy food andhra style (so spicy that it makes me cry:-)), but bfast is his exception. But now he’s also bored of corn flakes-bulls eye-toast formula. I am looking forward to some recipes(non micro-wave if possible) from you.

    Thanks n Regards

    Maybe you could try out some breakfast recipes that I usually prepare for my 6 year old, Nehal. I have blogged these recipes at Kidszone, a blog for kids recipes. Even adults can enjoy these recipes.:)

  • Shilpa

    Dear Sailu garu,

    As mentioned earlier to you, a lot of my cooking is from your website. Thank you for these. Could you please blog some more recipes – chicken biryani (using a pressure cooker), curries using barbatti and potlakaya. I am a working woman and find your recipes very easy and quick to make. I do not eat chicken myself but my husband does. I have tried the chicken recipes on your website and he loves them. My mother, husband, in-laws…all of them know your name 🙂


    I will try to blog the recipes you have requested, Shilpa. 🙂

  • raji

    Hi Sailu,
    I am Raji. I tried Rava dosa, Erra karam masala dosa, Tomato chutney from ur blog. My hubby, who usually agrees only if food tastes best, said excellent. Thank u sailu. All came out very nice. Post more recipes.

    Your welcome, Raji.

  • anwar

    food recipes are very good. i hope to receive many more recipes in the future.

    Thank you.

  • annu

    Sailu garu,

    Its really a gud job. One small request is that so many people do not know how to use a microwave for cooking including myself. In many of the homes its being used for heating purpose only. So please explain in ur site how to use a microwave for cooking.

    Thank you for your suggestion and I will try to include microwave recipes in my blog.

  • Nandu

    Hi Sailu,

    I was just googling for a recipe and I came across your site. And I am following your recipes quite for some time. I really like your photos and your dedication to working on this site.

    Could you please add ‘pala thalikalu’ to your recipe list. It has been a while (can say 6yrs) since I have eaten this.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Have a look at this post on Vinayaka Chavati Neivedyam and you might find a recipe close to Pala Thalikalu.

  • Bindu


    Thanks a lot. Saying thanks is not enough actually. I didn’t know how to make dal when i moved to US after marriage. Now i became an expert in cooking. I regularly follow ur blog.. i learned a lot from u. thanks for educating us in cooking.

    Your most welcome, Bindu. 🙂

  • Suchismitha

    Hi Sailu,
    My in-laws live in Visakhapatnam and I lived there for a while in the late nineties. Vizag was a sleepy place then. To see such a wonderful blog from there is amazing! Your recipes are great – but to most Andhra people, they are pretty much what we eat by way of traditional food. What is so laudable is the way you have brought these recipes to a vast public, replete with pictures and easy-to-understand instructions. And you write so well! Many a recipe is spoilt by incomplete instructions and mistakes – not yours! Wishing you all the best and hoping that the magic from your kitchen keeps spreading its aroma worldwide!

    Best wishes!

    Thank you for your very kind and encouraging words, Suchi. 🙂

  • Taranga


    I have a query…. Some one has given me lots of lemon which the have grown in their garden. I want to make use of them before they get spoilt.

    I want to know if we can store lemon juice for a longer time, without adding sugar or salt ( of course we need to add preservative but which one??) or can we make lemon jam / marmalade as we get orange jam?? if yes can I get the recipe??? or else any other lemon recipe apart from pickle??

    Thanks in Advance

    Juice them and pour in an ice cube tray. When frozen, place them in a ziplock bag and freeze them. Alternately you could boil the lemon juice and cool and pour in sterilized bottles and refrigerate.

  • Ashwini


    I am great fan ur website. I tried ur recipes, came out very well. I have started a food blog recently. I new to blogging. can u please add my blog to ur web links.

    Blog name: Ashwini’s spicy cuisine


    I’m glad the recipes came out well. And welcome to the food blogging world!:)

  • Vinu

    Hi Sailu

    Can you please post preparing garellu, the sweet snack prepared from Rice and Jaggery pakam.


    I have already posted the recipe for ‘Bellam Garelu’.

  • bujji

    Dear sailu garu,

    I found this website very useful.
    I have one small request. my favourite sweet is dilpasand.
    Can you please send me the recipe for making Dilpasand?

    Thanks in advance

  • Esther Aruna

    Hi Sailu

    I am here again writing to you. Hope all is well with you and your family. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes that you are posting on your website. You really do not know how much of help your website is for people like me who are just “not made for cooking”. You have got me interested in trying out new dishes. Now that I quit my job and am at home I am able to browse your site on a daily basis and prepare something new. As Christmas is just round the corner I would like to prepare coconut burfi (kobbari burfi), Ariselu, Boondi laddu and mysore pak. Just wondering if you happen to have the receipes for the above said sweets. If so would you mind forwarding me those so that I can surprise my husband, who is a hyderabadi and an absolute lover of good food, by presenting him the above said sweets. I had a recipe book written by an Andhra brahmin lady but the book got lost while we were moving from Doha, Qatar to Sharjah, UAE last year. Also I cannot read telugu and was finding it very difficult to read those recipes but at least it was of some help to me but now that I have lost the book, I am totally helpless and would appreciate if you can help me get those recipes. Thanks a lot and hope you don’t mind helping me out. God bless u. lots of love, Esther Aruna

    Sure, Aruna, will try to blog atleast 2 of the sweets you mentioned above before Christmas. Thank you so much for your good wishes. 🙂

  • Kee

    Hi Sailu,
    Must say u have a fab blog! appreciate all the work that u have put in.
    I am regular visitor to ur site now and will try out ur recipes soon.

    Kee, appreciate your words and hope you enjoy trying the recipes. 🙂

  • samatha

    Hi Sailu garu
    namaskaaram. naa peru samatha nenu oka pravaasa bharatheeyuraalini mee blog lo meeru prachurinche vantalu chaalaaa amogam. amma ammamma daggara thinna chinna naati vantakaalanu prachurinchi vaatini praachuryam loki thesthunna meeku johaarlu. Naaku koodaaa mee laage vantalante chaalaaa ishtam naaku ee madhyane pellaindi maa sreevaariki naa chethivanta chaathuryam appude vantabattindi koodaanu naakedainaa kottha vantakaalalo anumaanaalu vasthe nenu mee blog loki thongi choosi anni telusukuntuntaanu… mariyu naaku chaalaa rakaalaina vantalu telusu nenu naaku telisina vantalu meeku pampiddaamanukuntunnanu so that meeru avi ikkada prachurinchi andariki cheppagalaru… meeru ilaane inkaa enno rakaala vantakaalu prachurinchaalani korukuntu


    Samatha garu, chaala santhosham. Mee comment chusi chaala anandinchaanu. Mee recipes thapakunda pampinchandi. Try chesi, blog chestaanu.

  • Niranjana

    Sailu, Very well done. Keep it going. Nice Recipes and Very well organized info. Cheers to you.
    For Vizag related shopping, health and wellness info, please do check out our website –


    Thank you, Niranjana. I have visited Metromela a number of times and have found the content useful. 🙂

  • swetha

    hi sailu garu,

    i recently came through to ur website, the recipies r very nice, & you have done great work for ur website. if u dont mind i have a request for u. while writing the ingredients, pls even mention them in telugu along with english in brackets, so it will be easy for us. plz if u dont mind, could u accept this request, thank u.

    Thank you for your feedback and suggestion, Swetha. I will try to mention the Telugu names of ingredients in future posts.

  • Naga Jyothsna

    Hello Madam,

    Namaste. Hope you remember me, am jyothsna. I saw your blog yesterday when i was in search and its really very nice, marvellous creation. i want to mail u personally, can i have ur personal id or phone number. Hope you will see this and answer me.

    thank you

    Jyothsna, email me at sailusfood [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Sony

    Hi Sailu,

    I have followed your recipes for quite sometime as my flatmate used to download them and cook while I was a student overseas. I never got hands on to your website until recently when I got married. My mother’s biggest worry was that I didn’t know how to cook anything much to feed my husband. I had learnt to make your sabudana khichadi and Upma from my flatmate but that was all.. Your website has helped me so much that my husband tells me on every occassion, “How can you say, you can’t cook, I do not doubt your culinary skills a bit” Thanx for being there for me at all times 🙂


    P.S. I have a request can you pls add some more veg pasta recipes.

    Your most welcome, Sony. So happy for you. 🙂 Do check out Kidszone (where I blog recipes that I prepare for my son, Nehal) for more pasta recipes.

  • Foodista

    Hello Sailu, you have a wonderful site here. Lots of recipes that Im interested in trying out at home. Hope you can visit foodista as well and sign up for our beta testing of the new site 🙂


  • Vaishnavi

    Hello Sailaja,

    I appreciate all your help with mouth watering recipes. I was looking for South Indian Ginger Chicken recipie. Could you please help me out on this? Thank you


    Your welcome, Vaishnavi.

  • sony

    Hi Sailu

    Hey I tried a few of your recipes lately,like corn fingers, Tomato Salsa and Semiya Upma Recipes .. my husband and me loved all of them.


    I’m glad you liked them, Sony. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Sam

    Sailu garu,

    Could you please post Chicken biryani recipe on your site.


  • Suchitra

    Hello Sailu

    Glad to see a write up on your blog in the times of india edition of “Whats hot”. If you didnt get a chance to see it I can send you a scanned copy of it.

    Thanks for sending me the scanned copy of the article, Suchitra. Appreciate it very much.

  • Laksh


    Great work here. Not sure if you decided to take down Taste of India. I used to rely on it for new recipes. It was a good effort. Thank you for everything.


    Thank you, Laksh. TOI is going through a testing phase and will be back soon.

  • Jeffrey

    Hi ,
    Just wondering why the Taste of India link on your site is not working. It was very useful.


    TOI is going through a testing phase.

  • Sid Khullar


    Nice move! I’m using the same theme (mimbo) – please let me know if I may help out with anything on your blog.



    Appreciate your offer to help, Sid. Thank you. 🙂

  • sumalatha

    hi sailu,
    ur blog is very much helpful for me. thanking u is not enough for ur sharing of recipes.
    i am here to ask u about royyalu pachadi. i cant find it in ur blog. next time please share this recipe. thank you in advance.

    Your welcome, Sumalatha. Will blog royyalu pachadi sometime.

  • sirisha

    hello sailu garu, thank u so much for starting an useful site. almost everyday i am visiting your site for receipes. thank u so much. I used to live in vizag. during my college days i know two girls by the name sailaja. we used to call them sailu. so whenever i see your name i feel very happy and i am very eager to know where u studied and how old you are? i am 29 and studied at vmc mahila vidyapeeth, m.v.p colony. if u feel like sharing only then share. u have asked only for comments and i am so sorry for asking u some details.

    Hello Sirisha garu, I went to a boarding school, Rishi Valley, near Madanapalli.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Sailu,

    Wow…Thanks for the mouth watering recipes. I live in New Zealand and am a grt fan for ur recipes. Could you please, please give the recipe for gobi manchurian? I have tried different methods from various sources but I still not happy with my manchurian. Thanks a lot Sailu for your effort and time.

    Your most welcome, Lakshmi. Here’s the link to Gobi Manchurian recipe.

  • ilkay

    Hi from Adana-Türkiye Dear Sailu,

    I want to know Indian foods…and I want to learn about India its so hard but …And we love bollywood films and also Shahrukh khan::)))

    And I heard “ladoos” Cookies from a film…And ı searched many many times but I didn’t find any recipe…
    If you know could you pls.write me???
    I am looking forward yr answer…


    Happy to read your comment and love your enthusiasm. I am yet to blog ‘laddu’ recipe. When I blog, will email you the link to the recipe. 🙂

  • Sree

    Sailaja – Happy new year to you and your family. I made simple mutton curry and fish fry as per your recipes and they both turned out really…really… really good! Thanks so much for the wonderful, easy-to-make, and great-tasting recipes.


    Sree, Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for your positive feedback. Much appreciated. 🙂

  • sailaja

    Hai Sailu garu..

    I really don’t know how to cook. One of my friend suggested to go thru this blog and really i cant explain in words how happy I am … if i want to cook anything i simply take a printout of that particular recipe and cook. One more thing, my name is also sailu and my hubbys name is also satish and we also live in visakhapatnam. its a superb coincidence..any how if possible can you tell me how to prepare chicken dum biriyani? pls let me know..


    Lovely coincidence! Happy to learn that the blog is of help to you. Hope to blog biryani recipe sometime.

  • Jyothy

    Hello Sailu garu,

    You must have heard this a thousand times already but still I will say it again “Your site is AWESOME”.I am totally in awe at your recipes, photos and little stories you associate with each dish.
    I have tried many dishes from your site. My 5 year old loves the carrot milk which I tried from here and keeps asking me to make it every day.
    I especially loved all your chicken and egg curries. Today I am trying out your atukula dosa recipe and am sure it will turn out delicious.

    Andukondi na hrudaya poorvaka abhinandanalu.
    keep more yummy food recipes coming…

    My request for you to post easy healthy one pot dishes…

    Thank you,

    Your most welcome, Jyothy. Appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. Will keep you request in mind.

  • Lian Yoke Ying

    I am interested in importing the lotus leave plates, Can you provide the contact person and address. ( wholesale price)

  • Roobaasree

    Hi Ms.Sailu,
    My hearty Thanks for creating such a blog with tasty recipes. I am basically a Tamilian and fond of Andhra dishes after visiting your blog. And if you need any help in getting Tamilian dishes and Keralite dishes (little bit I know), you are most welcome.


    Appreciate you wanting to share your recipes with us.

  • Soumya

    Dear Sailu,

    First of all very hearty congratulations for maintaining such a wonderful blog on food. I simply love your recipes. I always try out the vegetarian recipes (I am a vegetarian:) ) that you have here. The pictures of the recipes are wonderful.

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Warm regards,

    Thank you, Soumya, for your kind and sweet words. Appreciate it very much.

  • Soumya

    Congrats sailu… read the article in times online…


    Thanks you, Soumya. 🙂

  • Shoba

    Hello Sailu,

    Congratulations on being rated one of the top 10 food blogs. Keep up the good work. Please let me know if you can add my site to your Taste of India aggregator.

    My site is Also do visit my site and leave your comments.



    Thank you, Shobha. Will drop by. TOI is going through a testing phase. You can add your blog feed to TOI once its up officially.

  • La Bonbonniere

    Hi Sailu,

    What a wonderful blog! I’m very interested in learning more about Indian food and cooking and want to expand beyond chicken tikka masala and biryanis! Your recipes look great and I can’t wait to try some out. Thank you!

    Thanks, La Bonbonniere. Hope my blog is of help to you.

  • Sudhakar

    Hi Sailu,

    My wife and I are great fans of your site and use it to cook different varieties when we get bored with our own recipes. I understand that you live in Vizag. As a child I used to love ‘Bachala Kura Pappu’ and Pilusu’ cooked by my mom. If at all you cook ‘Bachala Kura’ can you put some good ones on this site please?
    Your site is an authentic infopedia for recipes and a excellent service for NRI’s and RI’s. Infodhata sukhibhava. Neeku ma subha-asisuluu sarvada.


    Thank you, Sudhakar for your kind words and wishes. Will blog some Bachala Kura recipes.

  • Nivedita

    Hi Sailu,
    I am hooked on to your blog like so many others…wonderful pics and great presentation. Appreciate your passion – look forward to many more delightful moments spent on your blog.

    Thank you for your very kind and sweet words, Nivedita. 🙂

  • jayashree

    hi sailu,
    Congrats, read the times online article…thanks for ur wonderful blog. i live in Dallas n here we find “Asparagus” everywhere in market. i usually prepare pasta n also use them in tacos but can u pls suggest any other recipies. i want to try something different with them.

    I have not cooked asparagus so far since its not available in our market here at Vizag, Jayashree.

  • bindu

    Dear Sailu,

    I am a big fan of you. You inspire me to cook. I think every one feels the same once they visit your website. Since one year I never felt like leaving a message over here, even though I admire your blog. The reason for today’s message is your quotations on the top of each page. Each quote makes so much of sense. They reflect your personality. Even though you might have picked them from some where else, I feel your choice or selection is….no words. Believe it or not, I try to go through every recipe just to read them…

    My sincere wishes to a loving, systematic, matured, down to earth, self confident, and dedicated person….

    All the best


    What can I say? Feel so happy to read your comment. Thank you for appreciating the ‘quotes’ on top of each page. 🙂

  • Hari Priya

    Dear Sailu,

    I am your great fan. I cannot stay one day also without browsing your site. The way you present, the way you explain and show the stages of a recipe before it is done is superb. The way you explain is like spoon feeding. Any person who has no experience in cooking also can easily follow your instructions and succeed. I check Suvastra also. You are multi talented. You have great creativity. Good taste. We feel very proud of you being our Andhrite. And words will not be sufficient to tell what we feel about you.

    I have a wish to see you. We never find any picture of yours in you blog. I keep checking ‘My Flicker’ also expecting to see at least one snap of yours.

    Coming to the main thing. Recently I saw pictures and recipes like ‘Chicken balls’ from your site that are being copied by other sites. Today that is 28th March 2009, in Sakshi newspaper they copied your Recipe and picture also of your “Mango Payasam”. How come this is happening? This is for your information.

    Hope my wish will be fulfilled.

    Hari Priya


    Dear Hari Priya, really appreciate you leaving a kind and sweet comment. Regarding my picture, I like to be low-key and am not comfortable with my picture on the web. Hope you understand.

    Sakshi newspaper was resorting to copying my recipes and images without my permission. But of late they are giving credit to source. Thank you for taking time to inform me. 🙂

  • Ram.N

    Hai sailu garu

    very nice to c ur blog. nenu telugulo maatlaadutanu..plz

    na peru Ram. i am working in Sakshi newspaper as a journalist. naku cooking ante chala istam. its my hobby. mee vantalu choosanu, very nice. ika meeto regular touchlo vundalankuntunnanu. meeto cooking pai discussions avasaram. veelaithe mee vantalu maa news paperlo kooda vachela choostanu. and my newly Sakshi channello kooda try chestanu. meeku veelayithe oka sari naaku call cheyandi. 9705346089, 9440204036…
    meeru call cheste konni topics matladukundam. and mee site inka develop ayye chances vunnay.

    Sakshi Daily

  • Antara


    Your website is very impressive indeed. I have subscribed to your blog,and also added you on my webpage. Hope you dont mind…Thanks, Antara.

    Thank you, Antara.

  • Prasanna

    Dear Sailu,

    I happened be an occasional visitor to your blog for a simple reason that your recipes are just simple to follow. I kind of make quick stop to the site when I’m confused about what to cook and leave the site grabbing an idea enthusiastic to prepare. I must say your recipes differ by far from the zillion fancy recipes that float on the internet. There is always a health dimension added to your recipes besides they are simple and tasty (I see cooking as a great responsibility and as accountable for the health of those eats, I truly believe health is real wealth). I now find some pearls of wisdom on top of the page (May be they are there and I never noticed) which are really motivational. We really need ideas like these in the current troubled times where negativity and selfishness is all round. I just want to congratulate you for the good work. Keep it up.

    Thank you and wish you success.

    Really appreciate your comment, Prasanna. Thank you very much. 🙂

  • Sushma

    Hi Sailaja,

    I have been a regular visitor to your blog since 3 years or so. Last week I noticed that one of your recipe along with photo was published in Sakshi Paper in the Family Section. I do not remember the date but it is egg curry which you have blogged in Kids Section.

    As far as I remember there were no credits, so I too was bit upset. Thought you will talk to the concerned and it also appears that a person from Sakshi is trying to contact you based on the comments here.

    Best Wishes,

    Thanks for the concern, Sushma. I am in touch with the editor and they have responded positively.

  • Ena Deacon

    The whole site looks excellent. I’m afraid I shall forget it before I am able to try any recipes.
    Please sign me in to your blog

    Thanks for the kind comment, Ena. You can subscribe to my blog (side bar), just leave your email address.

  • Subhash

    I tried sending comments last night, but got 504 error. This site has copied many recipes and pictures of sailusfood and many many others. I wrote to this person amitabh last night in comments section, and you wont believe he deleted my comment in moderation. Now when i log in all pictures are deleted of all recipes, only the matter is there.

    Appreciate you taking the time and effort to help me, Subhash. Thank you very much.

  • kichu

    hi sailu,
    ur site is awesome!! one of the best food sites i have come across….thanks a lot for all the hard work that u r putting in to make our lives easier….god bless! i was just wondering if u could post the recipe for ”natukoli chicken curry”….hope u wont disappoint me….thanks again and looking forward to more recipes from ur site.

    Thank you for your good wishes and kind words, Kichu. Will try to blog your requested recipe sometime. 🙂

  • Deepika Sriramesh

    Hi Sailu,
    I stumbled upon your site by chance and am totally hooked. You have such an amazing range of recipes. Most of my lunch breaks are spent browsing your web site. I live in Toronto now but was in Vizag from 93-97 and absolutely love the place. If I could turn back the clock, I would want to continue to live there.
    I had a question and it is, can I use coconut milk powder (Maggi) in place of real coconut milk in dishes like Kobbari Annam?
    Keep up the great work.
    You rock!!!!

    I’m happy to learn you enjoyed the recipes, Deepika. Vizag has a magical effect on people. 🙂 To answer your question, yes, you can use coconut milk pwd in case you do not have a real coconut. You can even use the tetra pack coconut milk.

  • Aditya

    Thank you for your work, your dishes looks delicious.

    Your welcome.

  • Mini


    Your site is fabulous.
    I am staying alone in Chicago and hence forced to cook on my own now.
    I have never cooked before and has always been very reluctant to try it. I chanced upon your site when searching for receipes. After browsing your receipes I feel I can also learn to cook a fairly good meal even if not a delicious one.

    Thanks for your timely help.

    Nice to know the site is of help to you, Mini. Happy Cooking! 🙂

  • Siri

    Dear Sailu,
    I love all your recipes. I can not pick a favourite bacuase they are all my fav’s. I do need some help and hoping that I could find here. I am a new mom and my child is 9 months old and i need any indian baby food recipes (solids) to feed her. Any vegetable/non vegs, soups, Jaava’s or any kind of healthy food is great.I would really appreciate if you can list the recipes in detail so that I can try them. She does not eat baby food from the Jar and she likes rice and pappu and I was hoping to find any Indian baby food for her. Please help.

    Thank you so much in advance.


  • Deepa

    (I posted this message in kidszone, not sure if that is the right place to go, so posting it again. sorry about this)Great site, i am yet to see a better site for home cooking.
    Sailu, there are couple of recipes I am looking for and literally been looking everywhere. i come from hyderabad. Traditionally, boti and seekh kababs were served with a kind of chutney, vaguely remember the taste, but certainly has peanut, mint, raw onion and tamarind, coarsely ground. I have not tasted it in the last 15 years. Now hyderabad has only fast food chain outlets and so called multi cuisine restaurants, no wonder authentic kabab corners disappeared. I am sure a culinary enthusiast like you will dig this lost recipe out. And the other one was called crisp chicken, usually on chinese menu. Again unable find this recipe. Hope you will get these soon. just another humble request- recipe for the sambhar we get in restaurants please!

  • Esther Aruna

    Hello Sailu

    I am here again with another email address. I wrote to you from Sharjah, UAE. Now I have moved to Doha, Qatar and still visiting your website on a weekly basis. On having a look at the bread section, I just would like to ask you if I can bake the bread on a gas stove rather than a oven as I do not have one in Doha and it would take sometime for me to get all my things cargoed from Sharjah to Doha. What is your suggestion? Awaiting your quick reply so that I can try this weekend.

    I haven’t tried baking a bread on a gas stove, Esther. I’d suggest you wait for the oven to arrive before you bake your bread. 🙂

  • Sridevi

    Hi Sailu Akka,

    This is Srilu from Doctors’ Colony and Visakha Valley. Malli Akka told me about your website. I browsed through it and I am blown away. I love your recipes. So detailed, and the photographs are just amazing. I will get back to you again after I try the unique recipes. I might also send you my Crab Curry recipes. It has been a decade and you are still as amazing and talented. Although we will have to talk regarding a website that focuses on parenting. Only you can do it.


  • Sri

    Hello Sailu Garu,

    I love your website. Great work!!!

    I have a quick question for you. I live in USA and my parents in Hyderabad. My mom is suffering with UTI, and the docs are saying eating cranberries will help to an extent. Where in India (Hyderabad) can we find cranberries? I can send them from here but, not sure if they will be cleared in customs.


  • chaitra

    Dear Sailu garu,
    Nice to know that you are from Vizag as i am also from Vizag.All ur recipes are worth trying and just tried Brownies,they turned Fantastic!!
    Just want to request one recipe i.e, Drumstick and sesame seeds curry(Mulakkadala nupappu koora)

  • madhu

    hi sailu gaaru,
    thanks for all the wonderful recipees andi.
    chinna help kavalandi
    do u have any recipees with AVOCADO?
    its very good in good cholesterol and has lots of fibre and lots of potassium
    thank u once again.

  • Manaz

    Hi sailu…I have been going thru your site for quite sometime and I really appreciate all the effort you r making for us..thank you very much…I have a request. I dont see much of fish recipes…if you could share some spicy fish curries that would be great…thanks

  • Rajesh


  • Deepika Sriramesh

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried the Tomato-Peanut pacchadi yesterday night for dinner with Idlis and it was a hit with all.The distinct flavor and color was so pleasing.
    Thanks for posting it.

  • Hari Priya

    Dear Sailu,

    I am a great fan of you as ever. I have sent you my comments and my concerns about your great work been used by sakshi news paper.

    This was my comment 346. Hari Priya on March 28th, 2009 at 4:28 am:

    There was a response or coverup from one Mr.Ram as below.

    347. Ram.N on April 4th, 2009 at 2:10 pm:

    But still, your work is being used regularly by Sakshi paper, even today “Fennel Egg Curry” is also printed on their paper. I dont know if you are aware of it, either way they should also project your name if they really want to give you some publicity along with your recipe. iam not against any news paper since i myself subscribed it from the day its launched. its just a matter of professionalism. i would like that to prevail.

    hoping my concerns are taken to account.


    Hari Priya

  • SA

    dear sailu,

    i love your website! i have made many recipes but i love the pies and spicy chicken tikka masala recipes the best!

    i had parties at my house and many of my friends loved the pies!!! 😀

    thanks so much


  • SA


    i forgot to add that my nickname is sailu also!! 😀 what a coincidence! :-I

  • shiv

    A great heartfelt thanks for having incorporated such an informative wealthy website about Indian cooking and recipe’s. For the past week or so everyday I have been trying a recipe from your website and they have turned out to be great and the more I have browsed your site, I cannot stop admiring the efforts that you have put into setting up a website like this. Impressive and Marvelous, two words just not only for your website but for your efforts, your motives and your knowledge.

  • Eva

    Any suggestions for postpatrum diet and cooking?

  • hema

    Hello Sailu,

    I am a regular visitor of your blog. I tried a lot of your recipes and all of them came pretty good.

    Just want to get to your attention on this”

    The images were from your site..


  • Sushma

    Please check this link. It appears to be a copy of your recipe. Just thought of bringing to your notice.

  • Mona

    can you please post a recipe for cheese tomato ?
    thanks in advance

  • Esther Aruna

    Hi Sailu

    This is Esther again from Doha, Qatar. Thank you very much for your quick responses. As already told you my husband is from Hyderabad and he loves to eat only hyderabadi dishes. However he would like to have this weekend (coming Friday, 10th July) Goduma (gehu ka atta)dosa. Do you know how to prepare it..would you mind giving me the recipe so that I could prepare it. Your immediate response is highly appreciated. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

    God bless u all.


  • Revathi

    Hi Sailu garu,

    I love ur website so much. It helps me a lot while cooking new things. Can

    you please post pudhina chutney recipe. Thanks a lot.



  • P Naveen Kumar

    Hi Sailu,

    It’s a great job you have done, housewife’s ….more correctly home makers ila kooda vuntaara anipinchindi. I feel it requires lot of time, patience, hardwork also resources, and also co-operation from family to do all this. May be you have done it over a period of time but still, it’s great. Hates off to you

    Quality of the contents…..I may not be qualified to comment but it seems it’s more than brilliant.

    I do not know much about cooking but we prepared our food during college days (Intermediate)…so little bit I know. Now, I am getting inspiration from the recipes given in your website/blog….so hope to learn more and more. Thanks n best wishes – Naveen

  • Esther Aruna

    Hi Sailu

    This is with reference to my request you on 6th July regarding Goduma (Wheat flour) dosa. Will it be possible for you to send me the recipe details as I am intending to prepare it at least this weekend.

    Thanks a lot and sorry for bothering you.


  • Esther Aruna

    Hi Sailu

    Hope all is well with you and your family.

    Firstly to let you know that the coriander and mint rice came out to be a great success. Thank you very much for the recipe. In my earlier emails to you I had requested for the recipe of wheat flour (goduma) dosa but since I did not receive any reply from you I browsed Mahanandi website and got the recipe. So don’t bother about sending me one unless it is a different one with more flavour and aroma.

    Thank you again and keep up the good work.


  • Sunitha

    Hi Sailu,

    What happened there were no recipes posted since a long time?



  • Mrs Sreelatha

    Hello Sailu gaaru… your cooking blog is very helpful for people like me looking for homely food here in US, thankyou !! your blog is very well organised and presentation is just great. your blog has become a regular visit for me when ever i think of andhra cooking. thanks again for your wonderful efforts.

  • Samhita

    Dear Sailu, I was reading the latest recipe for pressure cooker mutton biryani. It sounds yummy. My only doubt is the cup measurement you have mentioned, is it American cup or Indian. If Indian then how much do I have to use as I stay in the US and am comfortable with the American Measurement.

    Samhita, I also follow American measurement (most of the time). Maybe I should do a post on this to help my readers. 🙂

  • Pravallika

    Hello Sailu garu….
    Thanks a lot for ur wonderful website. From the time I got married I cook all my dinners by referring to ur website. Now we are planning to move back to India, but I got so much used to conventional oven for cooking. Can u suggest some good conventional oven to buy in India?
    Thanks in advance.

    Appreciate your positive feedback, Pravallika. I use Murphy Richards OTG which works good for me.

  • sreenivasulu

    Every day I go to college in the morning at 7.30a.m. It is very difficult to prepare rice&curry. Please send me preparation of easy foods like pulihora, kobbari annam, etc……….

  • SAilly

    I tried the Andhra Chepa Pulusu and it turned out GREAT! I had also tried ur dahi bhindi and it was amazing as well..Thanks for all amazing recipes..

  • Chris

    Dear Sailaja,

    The search engine had brought me to your site…
    Before reading your blog, I always imagined that is very difficult to cook Indian food by myself …
    (I like Indian food very much, but always eat it from the Indian Restaurant available at my place)
    I had changed my mind after reading your nice site with details of elaboration… I really appreciate it as I am not familiar with those spices used in Indian cuisine …
    Started to become one of your fan now 😛
    Will also try out those recipes shared by you… Thanks!

    Chris from Malaysia ^___^

  • shiva

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    I was searching for food blogs for my website and found this website. First of all, I want to tell you that, sailaja is also mother’s name and I am from AP. This is one of the main reason, I choose to put your blog on my website which is all about blogs. Secondly, most of my friends and relatives are from AP, so I felt they will like to check this website.

    After revisiting your blog, I saw about copyrights, so I am posting here to ask you permission.

  • Vijitha

    Hello Sailugaru

    Can you please post the recipe for Daddhojanam as part of your naivedyam category.


  • Haritha

    Hello Sailu garu,
    Ur site is amazing. Oh sorry it is our site! I am happy to find a complete site for all the recipes to cook. Thank you very much.

  • Pavani

    Hi Sailu garu………

    Great, fantastic, excellent, wonderful….. all such words are not at all enough to describe this site andi…… Just today i came across the site and feel so excited to say that i have tried three recipes from the site just now. The three are a great success and this infact made me depressed b’coz i didnt know this site all these days. I will really in need of this site daily as i’m a mother to a 4 yr-aged school going kid. I take the opportunity to suggest you on my very first visit as i’ve been checking recipes since three hours.
    My suggestion is that u introduce a synonym chart (in major indian languages) for all the ingredients that are used in the recipes which will help visitors all over the world and make it easy for everyone to try the recipes.
    Hope u will consider my suggestion.
    Thanking u for this great site………..

  • Uma

    Hi Sailu Mam,

    I really love this website. Am really impressed with your work and the variety of recipes found here. Thanks for being a support for starters like me.

    Can you make HYDERABADI BIRIYANI and post it for us. I am really waiting for that dish.

    Excellent work from you.

  • anju

    Namastae Sailu garu,
    Your site is so amazing.’The interview with God’ link is so …. I got no words to say.I wish to be a regular visitor to your site.Great job!

  • suma

    Hi Sailu gaaru..

    nice recipe as usual…will try this one for sure.
    I saw picture from your blog (Paala Undrallu & Kudumulu – Vinayaka Chavathi Naivedyam)in vasundhara ..eenadu online paper today..19th sep’09.
    wondering if they asked your permission.


    They have not taken my permission, Suma garu. Thanks for taking the time to inform me.

  • sandhya

    hi sailu garu… this is such a beautiful website…we r very hungry now….and u did a great job….hey i have one suggestion ..if u publish in telugu most of the telugu people will i want to give advice for telugu printing also…and this is a very superb website….and all the best to ur traditional cooking website sailu…bye


  • Remya Sushanth

    Hi Sailu,

    I was searching for some new recipes and ended up on a site called Thalassery cuisine. I was surprised to see a picture from your blog (Spicy Chicken Masala Curry) on one of the recipes NADAN CHICKEN CURRY

    I thought i should inform you. I am not sure if they seeked your permission before using your pic. I feel bad when i see this kind of stuff..

    Anyways, keep up all the good work that you are doing. Always a fan of your cooking.


  • Sudha

    Hi Sailu garu,

    I am looking for recipe of the Kerala sidh Avial and i could not find it. If you have the recipe for it in your archives can you please point me to it.


  • Shaan

    Hi Sailu,

    I’ve successfully followed a few recipes from your blog. The pictures and instructions make things look so good and easy. I am hosting a dinner party and would like to use some of your curry recipes. just wondering, how many people do your recipes usually serve?


    They usually serve a minimum of 4 to 5 people.

  • Radha


    As I am getting more familiar with your site, I have more and more appreciation for you. I think your sincere and down to earth personality is reflected in your entire site as well as your recipes. It is not surprising that so many people get hooked on to your site. I have been searching for recipes on internet for a while but no other site has got me hooked like this one.

    Kudos to your work !!

    Hope you continue to find success in all things you do.


  • rajesh


    please send me non veg dishes

  • Shiva S. K.

    Namasthe Sailu garu,

    Wondering if you have a Facebook group. Please let me know. Thank you.

    – Shiva S. K.

  • syamala Raghuram

    Its a very nice site for women

    This is my recipe
    Cabbage Pappula Kura
    Cabbage-1/4kg(grated and boiled)
    Fresh Coconut-( grated coconut)1/4kg
    Chana Dal-senaga pappu(100grms)
    Onions-1 large
    Velluli-2 or 3 leafs
    Coriander leaves
    Green chillis-4

    First do popu (minapappu+avalu+zeera)with ghee add splitted velluli fry for 2 mins & Add onions, green chillis, grated carrot, chana dal, salt, fry until it cooks, then add coconut and fry for 7 mins then add coriander leaves
    regards Syamala

  • apu

    Hi Sailu – I have mailed you reg a possible assignment. Pls do have a look and get back to me. Regards, Aparna

  • Kiran

    Hello Sailu,

    Needless to say, I am a BIG fan of your recipes. I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol and am required to be on a diet plan. I could think of no one but you to help recommend some “health food” recipes from your kitchen. It may be a good idea to have a category for Health food on your website. I am sure it will help many like me.

    Meanwhile, could you point me to some non-fatty, non-spicy health food recipes on your website?


  • Swathy

    Hello Sailu Garu,

    Your website is great and i came across it at a time when i was thinking of giving up cooking as a ‘bad job – can’t do it anymore’. Not anymore – i am going to try all the vegetarian recipes (am a Veggie) and surprise my husband. Infact just yesterday, i made the Beerakayi pachadi after looking it up and he was surprised at its taste!

    Thanks a ton! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to learn more from you.

    Take care,

  • padma.y

    hai sailu,
    i cant express my love for ur recipes. i love each&every recipe. danyavadamullllu.

  • Ujwal

    Hi Sailu,

    U have a wonderful blog.
    I have been visiting ur blog very often but couldn’t leave any appreciation anytime.
    Ur way of explaining and detailing the receipe is excellent.
    Thanku for such a wonderful blog.
    Looking forward for many other wonderful receipes.

    take care,

  • usha ramya

    hello sailu garu,

    this website is really helpful to me.
    i tried ur recipe BOORELU and it turned out very good. this is the first time i made boorelu on my own with ur help.

    thanks a lot.

  • Malathy

    Hi Sailaja,

    How are you? Your blog is becoming interesting and attractive everyday with all new recipes, colorful food pics, etc. Keep it up!

    BTW, I wrote to your gmail id a week back on something interesting for your blog. Please could you look into it and respond. Thank you.


  • Haritha

    Hi Sailu Garu….
    Mi website chala bagunadi. Eenadu lo nunchi mi address chusanu. meeru rasina style chala bagunadi. fired rice try chesannu. chala baga vachinadi. intolo andariki nachindi.r emaning items kuda try chesthanu. naaku 9months baby undi. thaniki aa food items petacho chepputhara. infants zone kuda mi site lo add cheyandi. so that it will be useful for people like us. bye Haritha

  • Ram K

    Hi Sailu garu

    Your website is very good and useful. When ever i want to prepare something I’ll open your website. The outcome is always successful. My friends always says that I’m a very good cook. But they don’t know the real cook behind me. Thanks for maintaining such a wonderful website.


  • Sowmya

    Hi Sailu,

    ur website is fabulous, i have learnt a lot of cooking from it. thank u, a small request can u give me more snack items which can be made easily in the evenings cos i m working lady and i want something to me made taking less time, i would feel happy if u post me with some.

  • Divya


    I feel this is the best Indian food blog I have seen till date and so do my friends and relatives. All of your recipes are so authenic and perfect. I love to cook for my family and friends and any doubt in my mind the first thing I do is refer to your blog. Not to mention the beautiful pictures. 🙂

    You are doing such a good job by sharing all these recipes with us. Being a food lover I can’t stop appreciating your effort. Keep going.


  • swetha

    hi sailu,

    Thanks for such a wonderful site! I love it! Can you please tell me what oven u use to bake?


    Swetha, I use Murphy Richards OTG (Oven/Toaster/Grill).

  • Malathy

    Hi Sailaja,

    Goan chicken looks very tempting. BTW, I tried your capsicum-chicken last weekend. It went very well with phulkas as well as with hot steaming rice.

    Get more chicken recipes coming 🙂

    PS: Could you please look into your gmail, I responded with IndusLadies banners. Thanks.

  • bhavani

    dear sailaja garu,

    I tried preparation of Herbal Bath Powder (Sunnipindi) by watching your site. It is fantastic. By opening the lid it is getting good smell all around the room. If we add some Camphor (Pachakarpooram) to it, it will get beautiful fragrance. thank you.

  • Satya Communications

    Hi shailaja this is satyavathi from Satya Communications. We are doing a television show in hmtv (Telugu) news channel daily. We are planning to do a show with you. If you interested on our proposal please contact on my email. We hope you will contact us.

  • Pratibha

    Hello Sailaja,

    I had always been visiting your blog…oblivious to the fact that you are from Vizag…imagine my immense happiness when i realized you are from there…just love the place …grew up there…so i share the exact same feeling as you do about the beaches.
    And your blog …I must say the recipes are amazing, photos absolutely gorgeous…and please keep more of the andhra flavors coming in…nothing to beat it !!

    Thanks & Regards,

  • Sambhavi


    I think you have a great collection of Andhra recipes. Whenever I need fresh ideas for a meal, I come and check your site and usually, I find something interesting to cook for the day. Thanks for sharing a collection of easy to follow recipes.

    – Sambhavi

  • Ramya


    I like this Website.

    Could you please add these following recpies also

    1) Dum Chicken Biryani

    2) Normal Chicken Biryani


  • Sharat

    మీ బ్లాగు చక్కగా వుంది
    ఒక ప్రశ్న: పొద్దున్న వండిన పప్పు/కూర ఎన్ని రోజులు రేఫ్రిజిరేటరూ లో వుంచచ్చు

    It will stay for a few weeks if you freeze it but only 4-5 days if kept in the refrigerator.

  • xyz

    i do not know whether it is with ur permission or not..however, still have a look at dis website……ur pic has been used…

    btw i love ur recipes and i also got a kid who’s name is nehal 🙂

    Thanks for informing me. He has not taken my permission. Glad you like the recipes. 🙂

  • chetan

    sailu we are impressed by seeing your items.
    thanks for this wonderful site.
    please give more items like junk food

  • Pallavi

    I love ur website. I have never been a cook and recently got married. Ur website has helped me cook. Thank you so much for that. I love the Andhra food.

    I have 2 favors to ask.
    1) Can u publish chicken majestic dish. In Hyderabad there is a restaurant called Blue fox and I had the dish there. I have been craving for it but don’t know how to make it. Can u help me with it?

    2) I like to go over ur Categories, but now a day’s u have so many more but they are named after people more that dishes. It is confusing.

    Thank you for this website

  • Pallavi

    I love ur website. I have never been a cook and recently got married. Ur website has helped me cook. Thank you so much for that. I love the Andhra food.

    I have 2 favors to ask.
    1) Can u publish chicken majestic dish. In Hyderabad there is a restaurant called Blue fox and I had the dish there. I have been craving for it but don’t know how to make it. Can u help me with it?

    2) I like to go over ur Categories, but now a day’s u have so many more but they are named after people more that dishes. It is confusing.

  • divya

    happy new year 2010 to u and ur family
    may this new year give all the happiness and prosperity to ur family
    thank you for the wonderful recipes

  • Madhumita

    Dear Sailaja – your site is wonderful and comprehensive. Its amazing how people like you and Shilpa from aayi’s kitchen share so much with aspiring cooks like us. A fellow blogger also mentioned that I could add my site to your feed on Please guide me on how I can link up … would love to network lots more with like minded foodies. Thanx in advance 🙂

  • sujatha

    Hi Sailu Garu,

    After visiting your website, I started preparing food as per ur direction and instructions. It is nice and my preparations are coming out well. Every one in my home says it is sailu’s food.

    I am happy, please keep posting differed foods. It is very useful. In my home all are great fans of you.

  • Anu

    Hi Sailu,
    Your blog is great. Your recipes are excellent. Have tried out a couple of them. They have come out well. Really appreciate your patience. All the very best to you.

  • anil

    Hello Sailu Garu,
    Your quotes on every page are very good.


  • madhulika.manu

    hai sailu garu me recipes chala bagunai. i can find any thing in ur site, what ever, what not. thank u. but we have one suggestion. why cant u publish the ingredients in telugu also so that we can understand easily. i think meku telugu vachu ani anukunta, so we hope u understand our problem.

    thank u once again for your recipes………..

  • Kiran

    Hello Sailu Garu – Great Blog + Food Looks great + Great photographer’s hand is involved too 🙂

  • Eswar

    I liked the non vegetarian recipes. Lot of hard work must have gone into the making of dishes and blogging. I hope you’ll reap soon. All the best.

  • Naveen


    i would like to introduce to you about our organization,

    We are the largest school meal run ngo in the world we are currently feeding 1.2 million children cross India every school day
    Our Organization name is The AkshayaPatra Foundation-unlimited food for education, as would like to know weather you can help us by hosting a small banner on your website so that we can get people to knwo more about our services to the society

    Please wire to me @ or call us on 23471957 Ext 4413

    it will be great if you can help us out in reaching more and more people

  • madhavi

    hello sailu,

    nice recipe. pls tell me the equivalent in hindi or english for marati moggu. also can you give the recipe for nilgiri chicken korma.

    thank you

  • Suji

    Like your site.
    Maybe soon you should think about recording the process of the cooking and posting a video of the recepies. It is always easy to see a video than to read and follow that.

  • Divya

    Hi Sailu,

    Can you give the recipe of malai kofta? You have an amazing website and recipes here. I have tried many of them and they are very delicious.

    Thank you,

  • Hari Priya

    Sailu garu,

    We are planning to buy a Microwave oven. Can you please please sugest me what are the features I have to look for to purchase. Or it we be more easy if you can straight away tell me the model and Company which is better. I want it for heating, cooking, baking, grilling…. What is “Convention”. I have no knowledge at all about Ovens. Please do help me. Thank you.

    Hari Priya

  • dmvalli

    hi sailu garu, your web site helps me a lot when i want to try some thing new. thank you so much.

  • Sathya


    Your website is really good. Can u please post the recipe for Basundhi with condensed milk? That is one of my favourite sweets. Thanks

  • meenakshi

    can u plz teach us to make cream rolls?

  • Sridevi

    Hi Sailajagaru

    Your website is very good and have some very authentic as well as day to day preperations from Andhra. I check your site daily atleast once. If I can suggest, I wanted to suggest an ingredient wise recipe browser as in . Because I feel as though I’ve read all your recipes but I still find some surprise hidden recipes once in a while. So if you can have such categorisation we can refer to the recipes as per the ingredients on our hand. I tried your methi murg, its yummy. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes from Andhra. Your website is like home, when away from home.

  • renuka

    Dear Madam,

    I really feel satisfied visiting ur site. i could find all kinds of recipies at this site but i was unhappy for not finding one of my favourite tiffins, that is mysore bonda or bajji which we find in most of the local hotels. i would be really feel happy if i find this receipe on ur site. i really enjoy visiting this site, i have tried most of the items which are a good success for me, since i was not a good cook.

  • Usha

    Hi Sailu,

    You are amazing. I love your blog and recipes so much that I started enjoying cooking for our family. Thanks for taking the time in creating such a wonderful wealth of recipes for all of us to enjoy.

    Would you happen to have any recipes that we can take for picnics to the parks with little kids?

    Thanks so much,

  • prathyusha

    hello sailu garu…,

    i want to learn from u how to cook cup cakes….bcoz for this summer my brother children are coming to my home for holidays.As i am newly married i dont have enough crokery items that means like i need easy way to cook cup cakes in pressure cooker and decorate it with some colour cream.and i need all this to be prepared at home without much hadavidi….hope u will help..and i dont know where to check for u r reply….pls help me better u mail me

    thank u

  • omkar


    This is Omkar Potdar from Colosceum Media Pvt ltd Mumbai .We are a production house and make tv shows . we are going to be shooting a show for the hunt
    of the best amateur chef in India . The show is for star plus. We are just in the process of selecting candidates all over india. Let me know if you are interested or if you can help us in any way.


  • prasi

    hi sailaja garu

    i made tomato uragaya but added too much salt. any suggestions what i have to do? thank you

    Prasi garu, you will have to make more tomato uragaya without salt and combine with the already prepared salted uragaya.

  • Saurabh P

    hi sailu, im a 24/m from haryana currently studying in california(for past 8 years), and i just wanna say that your website has often been a tremendous source of information/inspiration to venture into cooking on my own, and am glad to say i have mastered quite a few recipes such as bhindi, paneer, chicken masala etc. Living far from home, i feel nostalgic sometimes for not just the taste of home food, but the colors and smell as well, and your recipes are so down to earth that i am a full blown cook in the making now. Lastly, i have to really commend you on the job you did on this website; the organization and content is remarkable! I dont mean to sound offensive, but i wouldnt have imagined one person, let alone a busy house wife, could administer such a tremendous website. My mom and maasi are great fans of yours too. I hope whenever i get married my wife shares my enthusiasm for this as well. You are the best example of how internet can help unearth a persons talent and passion. Thanks for putting the effort into this, a tribute to indian culture and cooking.

  • vani

    Hi sailu,
    your recipes are very nice,
    can you suggest me one thing.
    i dont get soft chapathi’s or roti’s, i saw electric chapathi maker,
    can you suggest whether its good to buy,for softer and easy chapati’s or rotis.
    please reply for me.


  • Bhavya Reddy

    hi sailu,

    this is bhavya. Cant stop appreciating ur recipes tht u put up. they r really so helpful for starters like me !!!! learnt few of the recipes from ur blog! i would like to send some simple recipes to u. how can i send them. do lemme know!

  • Kay

    Hi Sailu,

    I was trying to add my site at Taste of India, but the page access denied. Can you please check and add my site.


  • Yuti

    Dear Sailu,

    You fully deserve all the accolades you get for your fantastic recipes. Your photographs are amazing too, and it is heartening to see that they are not simply digital trickery, and that we can actually reproduce these visually appealing (and fabulously tasty) recipes in our kitchens. I have one complaint, however; I couldn’t find a recipe with mango in your Dessert section. Mango! Our national (albeit annually short-lived) obsession. And this is the season now! So please find the time to put up something with mangoes in your Dessert section.

    Thanks in advance,


  • Mrs Shaikh

    Hi Sailu

    This is Mrs Shaikh. Please Send Me New Recipes
    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arya

    Hi Sailu

    sorry for repeating my post, but I updated a blog last night and can’t find where I wrote it..

    Again, I love your website, your receipes form the backbone of my cooking… my husband loves what I cook (aka thanks to you!! 🙂

    I live in the UK and but love indo chinese food. Pls help. I know you have a few posted but I’d love – typical chicken fried rice, with chilly chicken or chicken manchurian etc.. no peanuts..

    Pls pls pls help.. i am craving for this food and really missing home..

    Lots of luv.. and god bless u for what you do..

    Loving your work!!

    – A

  • lakshmi

    Namaste Sailu garu,
    Mee recipes are very very good and tasty. We like your recipes, many many thanks.
    Can you pls let us know, how to make dal/pappu with drumstick leaves.
    Can i use tiny stems or only leaves?
    pls explain recipe.

    Thank you Sailu garu.

  • Gousia

    I am big fan of yours for all the Andhra recipes… i tried so many typical Andhra style dishes from your recipes ..they all turned really good.

    but There are 2 things i wanna request you.. Avakai and Maagai !!
    Please post a recipe for both of them…for small quantities like ..with one or 2 mangoes !

    Thanks Sailu.

  • kala

    hiii sailu

    ur recipes are awesome and i am here to say that can u please post recipe of chicken birayni easily done in rice cooker or presuree cooker hope u will consider my request and post the recipe thank u bbyeee

  • anu

    ur recipes are good. i tried ur recipes.

  • Deepthy

    Hi Sailu,

    Looking at all ur recipes thought u would have an idea on how to perform ramadevuni pooja.Could you please help me on that also I have taken the recipes for sri ramanavami but heard that ramadevuni prasadam is different from sri rama navami recipes..

    Many thanks!

  • Abhinandana

    Hi Sailaja,
    You are amazing and when ever i open your site i feel like i am visiting my mother. The recipes remind me of my school days and college days when i used to come home hungry. I am happy to see some thing online that could really be cooked and enjoyed at home. I love home food and your website has become like a second home for me. Thank you for making me feel so good b’cause it is not easy to make someone feel so good and in that aspect you are doing an amazing job by making so many people feel sooooooooooo good. Love you and stay happy and healthy and write many more wonderful recipes.
    Wish to see you when i visit Vizag.

  • Rama

    Hi Sailuji,
    I envy you in a really nice way. You are so dedicated, obviously talented and a very, very good cook. Your recipes are amazing and the photos are yummy. You make it look so easy.
    My daughter has been learning cooking using your website and your recipes. She is a beginner, but your recipes are so easy to follow all the dishes are turning out so good and she is so motivated now to cook and try more recipes.
    Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.

  • S.roja

    if it is possible can you send all the recipes in telugu language?

  • k.jyothi

    i do have an oily skin my body colour is fair but my handa and face due to exposion to sunlight becoming darker day by day ia worried plz tell me the permanent sunnipindi that suits to my body type send reply to my id plz

  • Abdul Hamid


    i was interested in the photos that you have on indian food. Is it possible for us to come to some financial arrangement for your pictures.

    please let me know.


    Abdul Hamid

  • sweta

    Hi Sailu, I am a regular to ur site. very impressive. The link to babycorn manchuria is missing

  • Ramesh

    I see your recipes from here appearing in ‘Saakshi’ news paper. It’d be great, if you put the same recipe in Telugu as well (may be, you can copy the JPG file from sakshi e-paper and put in here along with English version). Many people like to read the recipe in Telugu 🙂

    for eg, the baby corn manchuriya recipe in Telugu: [IMG][/IMG]

  • Latha

    Hi Sailu,

    My dad cannot eat oily food or spicy food. Can you please mail me some oil free and easy to digest recipies so that we can cook the same for my dad?

    Reply back on

    Thanks a Ton!!


  • ravi

    hiiiiiiiii madam can u tell me how to prepare a chicken fry with some gravy..pls mail me how to make a chicken fru curry..

  • ravi

    hiiiiiiiii madam can u tell me how to prepare a chicken fry with some gravy..pls mail me how to make a chicken fry curry.

  • sivakumar

    Hello sailu garu,

    i am very much interested in cooking and always try new recepies. i am very much interested in cooking your andhra dishes.

    i am looking for lotus root curry, i am in singapore. here most of the chinese people cook with lotus root.

    pl help

  • jayashree

    hi sailu,

    i regularly follow ur site not only for ur recipies but also for ur quotes. i taught my mother to use my laptop n now she regularly browses ur site. pls tell us how we can prepare “Stuffed Capsicum ” using mwave its my favorite.



  • Divya

    Hi Sailu,

    I am Divya and I am very new to the world of food blogging. I am 25 and just about getting really interested in ‘experimenting’ in the kitchen and trying out different recipes (still unmarried!)

    I am planning to pick up an OTG by the end of this month… wanted to know which one do you use? I remember reading in a reply to a post that you have a Morphy Richards OTG. Do you still use this? If yes, can you please tell me the model and how many liters is it?

    I really like your website and came across this about 2-3 days ago via another food blog called Pepper Mill.

    Keep the great recipes coming… and I shall try them and let you know how they turn out!

    Cheers.. Divya

  • Ramya

    Hi Sailu,
    This is Ramya here. I am a regular follower of ur blog and love trying out ur recipes. Keep up the fab job. Have a query. I want to prepare green chilli paste at home but have been unsuccessful until now as it goes off after a week. I tried adding salt as a preservative but it didnt seem to help. I somehow dont like the taste of the green chilli paste from the Indian stores here. Can you please help me with this? Many Thanks.

  • Nandita

    Hi Sailaja,

    I was searching for a recipe for egg pulusu, and I came to your blog since you blog about Andhra food…I also did a general google search and I found another blog with exactly the same recipe…even the intro to the recipe was exactly like yours. This is the link to the other blog

    Is that one of your blogs? Or did you give permission for your recipe to be reproduced? Or did you get ripped off? You might want to check it out…


  • Poornima

    Sailaja Gaaru, just saw this recipe on another blog and was wondering if you had given your permission, since there is no acknowledgment.

  • Poornima

    Sorry I failed to leave the url:

  • Himajasri

    Dear Sailu,
    I tried many recipes from your website, chicken pickle, chicken recipes, veg curries and many more. My children were overjoyed. I am an employee and when I come to see my children, its a festival for them everyday with new recipes. I have no words to express my gratitude. Thankyou and God bless you.

  • adhi

    hi Sailu garu:

    Your work is really appreciable. When ever I want to cook something, I open ur web site. Thank you. I have a small request. Can u also post some diet recepies. (andhra style).

    Thanks in advance

  • Sumana

    Hi Sailu Garu,

    I have been following your blog for a long time and your recipes too.
    I have a small request.Can you post the recipe for making Crab Curry (Andhra Cuisine).

    Thankiong you

  • Ken Woytisek

    Dear Sailu Garu,
    Thank you for your wonderful website. I am a Chef-Instructor with the Culinary Institute of America and teach Asian Cuisine’s. One of my students posed a question the other day that I am hoping you might be able to provide the answer or perhaps some of your readers can comment on this topic. The question was, “Why do Indians remove the skin from chickens before cooking.” On my travels to India I also posed this question and was given the impression that Indians revile chicken skin. Can you or your readers enlighten me? My students and myself would be grateful for any information you can provide for us.

    Chef Ken Woytisek CEC CHE ACE

  • Nin

    Thank you for all the hard work in making this website. I am Gujarati and I love Andra food, your recipes are delicious. Please keep up the good work.
    Thank you.

  • Mrs Badri

    Hello Sailu gaaru

    My daughter goes to 1st grade here in US and lastweek she was given an appreciation certificate that she packs very good healthy lunch to school, that made me soo proud.

    I wanted to THANKYOU because apart from my moms recepies, i also have been following your kidzone recepies. You make soo innovative, easy at hand for kids, thanks again, your hardwork and dedication truely appreciated, THANKS AGAIN !!!!

    Mrs Badri

  • Pratima

    Hi Sailu Garu,

    I really luv your site & my fav website where I start my day. Recipes which you post are absolutely amazing… 🙂 I’ve been a regular visitor to your website since past 5 yrs. I just wanted to let you know that it seems some one is copying your recipe pics, and the recipe content as it is… I came across couple of sites who are using the same information please check it… After seeing that I felt bad abt some people how they use someone’s hard wrk and publish it as theirs.. 🙁 I can understand how much hard work u did from cooking to the photography of each recipe.. So, that is the main reason why I wanna keep you posted abt this… Here is the websites where they are using most of your recipes…

    I also wanted to tell you personally…you always remind me of my mom with the recipes you cook. Really missing Amma after coming to US. But, happy to see your recipes. I always tell my mom abt your recipes. I really luv your presentation & the photography. My best wishes to you & your family. Keep on Rocking…

  • Nazia

    Hey Sailu,

    What a lovely collection of recipes u’ve got here,I have been complimented quite a number of times for the recipes I chose to prepare from your website.I was a software professional until last year turned into a home maker and a new MOM taking care of my lil dalin,u’r website has inspired me somehow to pick up on cooking as a favourite thing to do most of the times.
    I am gonna tryout “CARROT MILK” tomorrow morning 🙂
    Can you help me with the gobi ka paratha U’R STYLE 😉


  • Bhargavi

    Hello Sailu garu,
    I like your blog. The first place that I search for an Andhra recipe is your blog. I also found that you have sections for Gardening and Flowers.I am big fan of Jasmines. Right now I live in US and I have a Mysore malli variety of Jasmine and Boddu malli (Grand duke of Tuscany). I have plans to reproduce these plants. I came to know that it can be done by cuttings. If you are aware of this procedure could you help me by letting me know how to reproduce the Jasmines?

    Thank you.

  • kiran

    Hi sailu garu.

    I really like your web site a lot Its like my mom at my side and giving me all the tips to cook. Thanks again. Recently you probably noticied that people are putting awful lot of weight any suggestion from cooking side so we can keep a tab on this.

  • Gangamaah Reddy


    I sent my comments in your column but no reply. 🙁 Actually I would like to try paneer recipes but I couldn’t get one here in Malaysia. Can I substitute with other cheeses….. Please suggest a few. I tried some of your recipes during this Navarathri and it turned out well. Kudos.
    And my last question is when you asked to simmer the coconut milk that you used in some of your recipes, don’t they turned oily if we simmer it and becomes cholestorol if we eat them. I am confused , please clarify me.



    • Sailu

      You can use Tofu in place of Paneer. While using coconut milk in gravy curries, add coconut milk towards end of cooking process and cook for less than 3-4 mts. Turn off heat.

  • Anu

    HI Sailu..
    I happened to find the same image of your spicy chicken curry in this link!!

  • pranetha

    ur recepies are really good mam…..even my grandparents love your recepies….is there any book available with ur recepies???

  • lalitha

    hi,sailu garu, i am lalita,house wife. we are offering seo services. your blog is very nice. more seo to your blog, your blog is good position in search engines.(google,yahoo,msn)


  • Shamika

    hi Sailu
    I am an ardent follower of your blog and I especially try all the baking recipes!
    do u have the recipe for Mawa Cake ? if you do …..please please share it with us 🙂
    I have tried a bunch of recipes I found online but have nt had any success. Since all your recipes I tried have come out awesome ….I think u are the best person to ask !
    have a wonderful day !


  • sowmya


    i really like your recipe blog. i must admit that i really learnt a lot of recipes from you! thanks to u! 🙂 and i have one concern though.. i have seen many cake recipes and frankly i follow the recipe and try to make the cake in the oven not microwave.. it turns out to be very hard but good taste though. i dont know where i am going wrong and especially i dont understand when people say for the cake we need to preheat the oven for so and so minutes and after that put the cake batter for 25 min. can u be more clear here. after preheating the oven say at 170c i open the oven and place the cake batter and now what again set the temperature to 170 c and bake it for 25 min is it? thats what it means????? pls help sailu garu… im really getting fed up of making a cake! im thinking of attending home baking courses as a last resort, if your explanation fails to teach me! pls let me know..

  • sowmya

    this is sowmya again. i have this morphy richards OTG 24 oven. every time i try to bake a cake in it comes out very hard. i followed the recipe exactly but still every time it went wrong and this OTG demo guy was telling me to preheat the oven at 250 for 5 min and then put in the cake batter and bake it for 20- 25 min at 150 C (for any cake) i donno how far its true. pls let me know if u have any idea regarding this and also i dont understand what is preheating at 150 c for 30 min and baking the cake for 30 min (at what temperature)?? again at 150 c we have to bake it for 30 min??? thats what it means? pls help

  • jayne

    Hi Sailu,

    very beautifully presented!
    What is the cake featured on your facebook page?
    Please do post the recipe.


  • b.suneetha

    mee website ante chala istam kani telugu lo ela click cheyadam teliyadamledu?

  • Meghana

    hello Sailu

    I got to your blog when i was browsing another blog and i am so glad i did. This weekend i tries three of your recipes: chicken masala balls, murgh methi and garlicky spinach dal. all three were a great hit with my family. Next on the list is gobi manchurian.

    Thank you for an amazing blog

  • Sohny Zaidi

    Can any one tell me how to make Hyderabadi Roast-Posth Chicken. One of our neighbor from Hyderabad used to make it and was very tasty. Sohny

  • Arthi Pratheep

    Hi Sailu

    I just come across ur blog when i was searching for some new dish to impress my hubby. I am newly married one and always interested in trying new dishes.

    I have few queries…
    1. How to make Garam masala, and when we are adding it while making dishes appx how much we need to add it
    2. What should be the consistency of sugar syrup while making kaju burfy or cashew burfi. or if possible please tell us how to make kaju burfi

    Thanks for ur mind blowing wonderful yummy blog

    • Sailu

      Grind 10 gms of cinnamon, 10 gms cloves and 5 gms of cardamom to a fine pwd. This should suffice for a few weeks. While cooking for two, a pinch of garam masala will suffice. For non-veg add about 1/2 tsp of garam masala pwd.

      I will blog Kaju Burfi sometime.

  • Uma

    Dear Sailu,
    I’m Uma from Vizag too. I fell in love with your blog and simple recipes. Many dinners at my house have been inspired by you! I just have a query… your recent blog of iceberg lettuce salad had me wondering… where in Vizag do you get it? I love iceberg lettuce in my sandwiches and subs, and would love to get it regularly here.

    (PS:It turns out we have a common friend, Nishaat Jeelani! I realized that when I spoke about your site to her!)

    • Sailu

      Nice to meet another Vizagite. We have a common friend too. 🙂

      Uma, the lettuce I use is from Hyd/B’lore that my husband picks up on his trips. Seriously, people may laugh but I actually have my husband pick up a lot of ‘hard to find’ grocery/culinary stuff when he travels outside Vizag. Sometimes, I’m lucky to have one of the chefs in our ‘star’ hotels gift me veggies like zucchini and lettuce from their kitchens. :)These days Spencer’s is stocking on red/yellow capsicum, chinese cabbage, leeks, celery, avocados and lettuce too. Check them out.

      So happy to learn you enjoy the recipes. Happy cooking, Uma.

  • upadhyay anil

    Hi Sailu,
    I have prepared dosa batter (2cups of rice & 1cup of urad dal/3cups of rice &1cup of urad dal)Fermented over night.My dosa batter stuck on ladle when it spread on griddle(it happened many times).Why it happened Kindly give me the tips so that it will not happen again.

    • Sailu

      Use 3 cups of parboiled rice and 1 cup urad dal, add a tsp of methi seeds and soak for 8 hrs. Prepare dosa batter and ferment for 8 hrs. While preparing dosas, use a iron griddle/tawa, grease with a little oil. Cut an onion into two and use one half of onion to spread oil on the tawa in a circular motion. Increase heat for few secs, reduce flame to low, sprinkle few drops of water. The water should sizzle. The tawa is ready now to prepare dosas. Drizzle some oil along the edges of the dosa while preparing it. Hope this helps.

  • sudha

    hi sailu garu, please naaku cauliflower tho chayse vantalu cheppandi, roti tho tinataaniki bagundetlu..

  • Isidor

    Thanks, SAILU!

    There’s a Mother’s touch to your recipies/fotos/blog. Appreciate & pray to Almighty that you will be successful in making many homely receipies that you may be working on. I have a request. How to make Tutti Fruity? I had tried using Raw Papayas/Carrots/Beet Roots. But they do not come out rigid after draining off the syrup. Can you suggest a method & the same for Cherries (red color) that is seen in the Bakery shelves. There is a preservative syrup, its not sugar syrup. Could you suggest & advice.


  • Haritha

    Your recipes are so much similar to the one my Mom and Grandmother make at home…I love the variety of recipes you’ve posted here…
    Keep posting more and more recipes for learners…

  • indrani

    Hope you are doing well.
    My friend wanted to bake an eggless chirstmas cake for this christmas.If you have a reliable recipe pls mail me( or post it on your blog.

    Merry Christmas in advance.
    Warm Regards,

  • Surekha

    Hello Sailaja Garu

    Happy New Year
    I love your website and your recipes too. Thank you so much for your simple and delicious recipes. I tried few, esp indo-chinese and eggless cake recipes, everyone of us enjoyed. Wish you all the success and good luck.


  • Deepika


    I like the quotes on the top of your blog about how we perceive difficulties and what they seem to God.


  • Sumi

    Hi Sailu,

    Can you pls post your recipe for Hot Chocolate? Would very much like to get it from you!!!


  • abarna

    Hi sailu,
    Happy New Year. I’m from chennai.I have one doubt… I’m having morphy richards otg… when i bake a cake..the taste, texture are very good…i get brown colour in the sides and at the bottom of the cake…but on the top it is white…its not browned…i dont know why….somewhere i read in comment section that u are also using the same oven…could you help me

    • Sailu

      Place the baking pan in the middle/upper rack while baking.

  • Ane

    Dear Sailaja

    Thank you so much for this wonderful site. I love to try out recipes I have never made before.
    I made Nilgiri Chicken Korma yesterday and had a question for you:
    The Roast (Not dry roast)ingredients at what stage do you add to the korma? The recipe came out superb despite missing on the roast ingredients.



  • Eesha

    Dear Sailaja Garu,

    My husband and i are great fans of your recipes and the blog.
    Your presentation skills and cooking skills are impeccable and would definetely like to commend you for the same.

    We were looking to bake the famous Karachi biscuits at home since we live in the US and have no way to find them any where here.
    Would you be kind enough to post the recipe ??
    ( I did try the recipe on Zaiqa, unfortunately they do not match the taste of the biscuits that we get in Hyderabad.)

    The recipe is highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  • Margit

    Hi, I am writing to thank you for your site. I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and have been coming back for more ever since. The recipes I have tried so far have been delicious, and I am looking forward to trying more of them.
    So, thank you!


  • rati

    Dear Sailu Garu,

    we are great fans of your recipes, i do try every recipe of yours and it
    turns out good but sometimes it doesn’t get that same texture look as your dish.. though it tastes good 🙂 just a request if you can post the step-wise photos of the cooking demonstration at least the main things of roasting onions tomatoes etc so that it gives us clear pic, representation of the texture of gravies and all. Thanks. i really appreciate your time for teaching us good recipes.

  • USHA

    Hi I am 6 weeks old pregnant and I am looking for vegetarian receipes during pregnancy. If you can suggest some good and nutritious receipes that would be great.

    Thank you,
    Usha Sree

  • Sree Tangella

    First off, congratulations on such a fantastic website. I am a foodie. I live in the bay area now and i constantly look for my comfort food here (andhra stuff). Most of the time I am disappointed by the food I see here. Part of the problem is with the ingredients here in the US. They are kind of what i call taste-free. The other part is lack of authentic recipes!!! I may be telling you what you already know — these are authentic recipes. I will try some starting in the morning.

    One request — if you find a recipe for the hyderabadi chota samosa — the one with onion filling, it would be great!

    Thanks again,


  • su

    Sailu stop people from plagarising your recipes check hot andhra cuisine i have also sent you an email. please act.
    with best wishes

  • shama

    hi very good website .i am looking for PORBANDAR KHAJALI RECIPE can you please help.

  • Vyjayanthi

    Hello Sailu Garu,

    I am very glad to see your blog by sheer chance. I am recently married and new to cooking. I was searching the internet for recipes when I came across your blog. I stay abroad and the recipes that you posted make me feel like I live in India…

    very nice pics …your blog is wonderful

  • Dee

    Dear Sailu,

    A friend once came over to our place and showed me your website. Since then, I am regular visitor of your blogs and every Friday night in my house is Sailu’s Kitchen night:). Thanks for the wonderful recipes. I am a vegetarian and love Thai food and curries. Any help there would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks heaps for yummy recipes.

  • Srinivas

    Hi Sailu garu, Im from Vizag, and settled in Hyd. Im a ergular visitor of your site, really “Noru voorinche” vantalu. hats off to you. One suggestion from my side, why dont you maintain your site in telugu language also, bcos when ever my mom wants to try some dish from your site, she needs my assistance to translate, so just think of it and do the needful.

  • Saritha

    Hi Sailu Garu,

    I am a frequent visitor to your site. The moment I am not comfortable in preparing any curry I log on to your site for a quick reference.

    They really come out so good. Thanks and good going.

    Could you please post me the recipie for potlakaya pachadi i.e with yogurt. My husband loves it. Please.



    • Kalyani

      Hi sailu,

      This is not actuallly replying to sarita for potlakaya perugu pachadi but I am putting up the way I make. And I would appreciate if you could add ur suggessions in it.

      Take a pan, add some oil. Add mustard seeds, asefotida, curry leaves and slit green chillies to it. Cut the potlakaya into small pieces and add to it. Add some salt and let it fry till the potlakaya is completely cooked. After that take the entire thing in a seperate container and add curd to it.

      U can also put ajwain(vamu) to it if u like the flavour.

  • deepak

    can you please get me the reciepe for menthu koora chicken.thanks waiting for that

  • sunanda

    Hi Sailaja garu, I am sunanda mother of 2 boy kids aged 11yrs and 9yrs. Your blog is very much impressive and I very much like to follow your recipes and tips for cooking Andhra cuisine. I am following your site since 1 yr but I have no time to appreciate you, sorry. Your recipes are very easy to cook and very good on appearance also. Your recipes photos are mouth watering. Two days back I have asked you one doubt, but I have no reply. My doubt is my children liked to eat small round balls like punukulu sold at pakoda & bajjis bandi. I have tried to prepared that with rice & minapappu (taken equal parts) soaked for 6hrs. and grided it into smooth paste, after mixing salt and soda I put it into small balls in hot oil, after few seconds that balls are fluttered and the oil spilled over me. what’s the cause I d’nt know. please clarify soon. with regards, sunanda.

    • Sailu

      You have to add 3 or 4 cups of raw rice to 1 cup urad dal. You should not take equal quantities.

  • Yummy Mum


    I love your food. Am looking to cook for 12 adults and 7 kids for a dinner party. Not very formal, just close friends.
    I’m comfortable making a coconut rice that will cover adults and kids alike, but am stuck on which chicken dish to make that will go well with it for the adults! Any thoughts?

  • deepti

    hii sailu,

    can u plz get me the reciepe for butter chicken.


  • soumya

    hello sailu,

    can you suggest me a sweet using china grass please…!

  • uma shankar

    hi sailu first time visited your site when i was looking for some recipes.nice blog with good recipes and nice pictures.pls have a look at my blog too and give your comments.


  • Neha

    Hi Sailu,

    I have tried few breakfast recipes from your post and all of them were success 🙂
    I appreciate the tips that you provide along with your recipes. My daughter is 19 months old and does not eat anything I have to blend everything for her… she is also sever anemic… We are vegetarians can you suggest some Iron rich recipes..

    • Shantibandaru

      Try palak paneer with a dash of lemon. Kids love paneer. You can roll it up in roti or use it as a spread on any bread that your kid likes. Good luck!

  • padmini

    Dear Sailu,

    I accidentally happened to visit your website and found it to be the most well organized & well presented one. Great site for food making lovers. Not only are the pictures awesome (in some cases I want to make the dish as quickly as possible) but it is the only site where there are a diverse and good variety of cuisines (Bengali, Maharashtrian, Kerala, Indo-Chinese, Fusion and Mexican (one of my favourites) to browse thro. I am a huge fan and will try all the recipes one by one. A real boon for those who want variety in their cooking.

  • Sharmila Meena

    I would like the recipe for Putharekulu. 🙂

  • Srilu

    Dear Sailu garu,

    i am a big fan of you blog. i made lot of receipes from your blog. i arranged so many dinners in my house successfully from your blog. every item was successful.
    i have a request that please blog how to make icing on the cakes, and what is the difference between icing and royal icing?
    have a nice day.

  • Soumya

    Dear Sailu,

    No words to thank you for such a good work you are doing…..I’ve always relied on your recipes whenever guests drop in. Do you make Chicken tikka masala at home? Can you please give the recipe for Chicken tikka masala gravy? Looking forward for your reply…

    Thanks in advance


  • nannykim

    Nice blog- –I enjoy Indian food and I shall have to try some of your recipes!

  • nannykim

    Nice blog- –I enjoy Indian food and I shall have to try some of your recipes!

  • nannykim

    Nice blog- –I enjoy Indian food and I shall have to try some of your recipes!

  • nannykim

    Nice blog- –I enjoy Indian food and I shall have to try some of your recipes!

  • Prati Ashok

    Dear Sailu garu,
    I googled for a recipe of Kofta curry & the beautiful pictures brought me to your site. Somehow I landed on the stuffed bhindi recipe where you’ve mentioned Rythu bazar…all the while I was thinking you are probably somewhere in the US (most of the indian food bloggers I’ve come across are in the US esp andhraites)….am startled by the mention of rythu bazar….cos’ that’s in Vizag..& I spent 30 years of my life there (Steel Plant Township)…untill just before I got married & traveled to Oman. The picture of the boat said it all….. it’s ever beautiful Vizag & the enchanting sea 😀 Am sooo happy to see your blog. Will keep visiting this blog often now 😀


  • Prati Ashok

    Dear Sailu garu,
    I googled for a recipe of Kofta curry & the beautiful pictures brought me to your site. Somehow I landed on the stuffed bhindi recipe where you’ve mentioned Rythu bazar…all the while I was thinking you are probably somewhere in the US (most of the indian food bloggers I’ve come across are in the US esp andhraites)….am startled by the mention of rythu bazar….cos’ that’s in Vizag..& I spent 30 years of my life there (Steel Plant Township)…untill just before I got married & traveled to Oman. The picture of the boat said it all….. it’s ever beautiful Vizag & the enchanting sea 😀 Am sooo happy to see your blog. Will keep visiting this blog often now 😀


  • Prati Ashok

    Dear Sailu garu,
    I googled for a recipe of Kofta curry & the beautiful pictures brought me to your site. Somehow I landed on the stuffed bhindi recipe where you’ve mentioned Rythu bazar…all the while I was thinking you are probably somewhere in the US (most of the indian food bloggers I’ve come across are in the US esp andhraites)….am startled by the mention of rythu bazar….cos’ that’s in Vizag..& I spent 30 years of my life there (Steel Plant Township)…untill just before I got married & traveled to Oman. The picture of the boat said it all….. it’s ever beautiful Vizag & the enchanting sea 😀 Am sooo happy to see your blog. Will keep visiting this blog often now 😀


  • Kavita

    Hi sailu,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes u post. I have a request can u plz post vegetable kofta curry.I have been looking for the perfect recipe from a long time. thanks a lot and happy navaratri !!!


  • Kavita

    Hi sailu,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes u post. I have a request can u plz post vegetable kofta curry.I have been looking for the perfect recipe from a long time. thanks a lot and happy navaratri !!!


  • Kavita

    Hi sailu,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes u post. I have a request can u plz post vegetable kofta curry.I have been looking for the perfect recipe from a long time. thanks a lot and happy navaratri !!!


  • Lakshmi G V

    4 words… I LOVE YOUR BLOG..!! Thanks a lot.!!

  • Lakshmi G V

    4 words… I LOVE YOUR BLOG..!! Thanks a lot.!!

  • Lakshmi G V

    4 words… I LOVE YOUR BLOG..!! Thanks a lot.!!

  • Nalini

    Hi I have just come across your site. Can you advice at what temperature I should bake your pressure cooker eggless mango cake recipe.Thnks vey much, would appeciate it very much.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can bake in the oven at 200 degree centigrade for 10 mts and then reduce to 180 degrees and bake for another 25 mts.

  • Geoffrogers

    Great collection of recipes, and a wonderful blog. Looking forward to trying some out this weekend 🙂

  • Anonymous

    hai sailu garu i like ur recipies.really u r wonderful woman to spend ur valuable time for lakhs of people.iam very happy 2 share my words with u and i want 2 share recipies with u

  • Padmaja naidu

    Dear Sailu,

    I have become a big fan of your site. These days almost all my recipes are from your site. Thank you so much for sharing such delicious recipes with us. The pictures make your recipes irresistible. God bless you and your family.

  • Anishanelaturi

    Hi Sailu!! I learnt cooking only through ur site, its really so helpful and its jus like my mom’s way of cooking 🙂 I’m really happy for ur helping so many amateur cooks.Sailu i sometimes run out of vegetables suddenly so can u pls post some recipes which wil make a quick meal without using vegetables.

  • Mrs.Vidyapraveen

    hi i have a website. i need some images of your reciepes . Will u plz frwd to me. my mail id is

    • Anonymous

      I keep the pictures exclusive to my website. What pictures do you need and what purpose are they for?

    • Anonymous

      I keep the pictures exclusive to my website. What pictures do you need and what purpose are they for?

  • kranthi

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried many of ur recipes……
    I want to learn Fry piece chicken briyani……..I searched in many websites……Do you know how to prepare it?…….please let me know.
    Thanks in advance

  • kranthi

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried many of ur recipes……
    I want to learn Fry piece chicken briyani……..I searched in many websites……Do you know how to prepare it?…….please let me know.
    Thanks in advance

  • kranthi

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried many of ur recipes……
    I want to learn Fry piece chicken briyani……..I searched in many websites……Do you know how to prepare it?…….please let me know.
    Thanks in advance

  • Vaishesb

    Hi Sailu
    I must say you have an amazing food blog ! I always refer to your portal for any kinds of receipies and my daughter loves those too 🙂 Hats off to your cooking style and the way you have maintained your blog – again just awesome!

  • Syamala_reddy2003

    i want to send some maharastra sweet recipies to u. ur food blog (photos) really amazing add some more northern varieties

  • Rais Ahmad

    Hi Sailu,
    y wife want to post some good recipes ,Kindly advise how she can?

    • Anonymous

      I am working on this, Rais. Once I have that section up where contributors can post their recipes/pics, I will announce on my blog.

  • Harikareddyy

    hai sailus food this blog is amazing, can u post how to make chikn soup at home

  • sheena

    Hi sailu,
    I learnt making a lot of recipies from ur site….can you post the recipe of making pullatlu which is generally done by soaking rice in buttermilk….

  • Lilian Marchand


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  • Sapndana Challa0

    hi….sailu ji…..
    i tried….manchuria….. its supb……… than q….. nd
    i would like 2 know……….how 2 prepare badham milk
    wl u say r mail me

  • Prabha

    Sailu garu I have enjoyed all your recipes and often make them. I want to know if you have the recipe for ghee dosa (neti dosa) which is prepared for vaikunta ekadasi. I will wait for your recipe.

  • Sirisha999

    hi sailu garu,

    i have tried some recipes that are in ur site. they r superb. can u please send me the recipe for ariselu , kobbari boorelu please. i will be waiting for ur reply ..thanx

  • Sirisha999

    hi sailu garu,

    i have tried some recipes that are in ur site. they r superb. can u please send me the recipe for ariselu , kobbari boorelu please. i will be waiting for ur reply ..thanx

  • Murty Challa

    Hi Sailu,

    Thank you so much for this great source! One thing I noticed is that there are a lot of fried foods, or at least those with a good dose of oil. I am reading some diabetes books (by Dr. Neal Barnard) and I noticed what he was heavily advocating was a fat free diet, which use only a minimum of even vegetable oils. It all sounds exactly like what my grandmother used to tell us about 50 years ago fried foods are not good for us. She used to have a good number of non-oily recipes and I was wondering if you have come across any of them. You will be doing us all a great service if you could post any, especially since we are going to have a diabetes explosion all across the globe in the next few years. It also keeps our traditions alive. Thanks! … Murty Challa, Columbia, Maryland, USA. Email: (P. S. I am a native of Visakhapatnam too.)

  • shanti

    Great site and effort. Nice to see the recipes of traditional Andhra.

  • Sailathareddy

    Hi Sailu,

    Pls post Regi Vadiyalu recipie ….

  • Babulnath Kulkarni

    You have recommended use of pressure cooker as oven. Doesn’t the protective lead seal melt when the cooker is heated for 40 mins on gas ?

  • Kavita Anand

    hi Sailu….
    this is the first time im visiting ur site highly recommended by a fan of urs..i am a freelance commercial designer..Sharanya told me u were looking for someone to design a logo for ur self…i will be glad to do so…kindly get back if interested…thank you…Kavita Bhargava Anand

  • Kavita Anand

    hi Sailu….
    this is the first time im visiting ur site highly recommended by a fan of urs..i am a freelance commercial designer..Sharanya told me u were looking for someone to design a logo for ur self…i will be glad to do so…kindly get back if interested…thank you…Kavita Bhargava Anand

  • Guest

    Hi Sailu,

    If there is something missing in your website, its definitely Chilly Chicken (nandini hotel style) with lotta chillies and green in color.

    Please upload it soon….all ur recipes work like charm 🙂

  • Guest

    Hi Sailu,

    If there is something missing in your website, its definitely Chilly Chicken (nandini hotel style) with lotta chillies and green in color.

    Please upload it soon….all ur recipes work like charm 🙂

  • Pavankumar_1983

    Dear Sailu,
    I fell very glad to get the solution for egg-less cake. really happy with your solutions. bcz i am a good eater and cook also.


  • Pavankumar_1983

    Dear Sailu,
    I fell very glad to get the solution for egg-less cake. really happy with your solutions. bcz i am a good eater and cook also.


  • Pavankumar_1983

    Dear Sailu,
    I fell very glad to get the solution for egg-less cake. really happy with your solutions. bcz i am a good eater and cook also.


  • Maddy

    Hi Sailu,

    Could you please post the recipe for ‘Kaju Rolls/Pista Rolls’.
    Are they also called as Kaju Barfi/Pista Barfi ?


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  • Satyakiranc

    Hello Sailaja garu …
    I always follow your blog when I live a forced bachelor in other countries because I have to cook for myself 🙂 … I have started using ur blog again after a gap of 3 years and I noticed that your blog has grown like anything. Highly Appreciate your efforts and the help we get from it. Today I read about your profile and was happy to see that you are also vizag. My entire family is in vizag. I dont miss home food when I cook looking at your blog. Thanks for all the dishes and all the very best for your future posts…. inka selavu…..

  • Satyakiranc

    Hello Sailaja garu …
    I always follow your blog when I live a forced bachelor in other countries because I have to cook for myself 🙂 … I have started using ur blog again after a gap of 3 years and I noticed that your blog has grown like anything. Highly Appreciate your efforts and the help we get from it. Today I read about your profile and was happy to see that you are also vizag. My entire family is in vizag. I dont miss home food when I cook looking at your blog. Thanks for all the dishes and all the very best for your future posts…. inka selavu…..

  • Rina khatri

    guest. Hi Sailu the venila cake recipes you have on post . I have question for that, how do you
    make chocolate shape in the of the cake . I also like eggless baking but i also bake with eggs.
    So reaply as soon as possible. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Read the note at the end of the recipe on how to make the chocolate shape.

  • Rina khatri

    guest. Hi Sailu the venila cake recipes you have on post . I have question for that, how do you
    make chocolate shape in the of the cake . I also like eggless baking but i also bake with eggs.
    So reaply as soon as possible. Thanks

  • Murthi Wkt

    valuable information and tips,thank you.

  • Anonymous

    hi sailu.

    i love your recieps they come out perfect when ever i cook…i always browse ur recipes to cook something diffrent… your recieps are really gr8…..
    pls can u hepl me with my question, about nilgiri korma is that when do u add the shallots, mint and corriander paste as i read ur reciepe several times and i could not figure it out pls help me…

    and pls help me when i make pakoras they turn out very heavy and hard.i dont know where i go wrong pls help.thanks

  • Kastala Shivajyothsna

    plz inform me few recps

  • Kastala Shivajyothsna

    plz inform me few recps

  • Jai Karkhanis

    Hi Sailu!
    this is simply gr8 site….ur recipes r awesome…
    Thanks a lot for posting them…


  • Kris45999

    Can you please post Chicken65 and Chicken555 recipes.

  • Kris45999

    Can you please post Chicken65 and Chicken555 recipes.

  • Shantibandaru

    Hi sailu, recently tried your cabbage fry recipe. It came out really well. Thanks for poting it.
    Best wishes to you and your family!

  • Geethamanchireddy

    Hi Sailu,
    I am from hyderabad I had a munnur kapu friend who would get the best koftas.Is it possible for you to get that recpie( it was melt in your mouth koftas with I think it was a yougurt baser gravy)I do not have any kappu friends who could share that recepie

  • Poornima

    Hi Sailu,
    I really appreciate ur awesome recipes.And specially the tips u give with them .But I have a question abt baking-whenever I bake a cake it comes out nice but after few minutes it becomes hard.Please help where i’m lacking.

  • Poornima

    Hi Sailu,
    I really appreciate ur awesome recipes.And specially the tips u give with them .But I have a question abt baking-whenever I bake a cake it comes out nice but after few minutes it becomes hard.Please help where i’m lacking.

  • Supriya

    Hi Ms.Sailajah,
    we have been collecting information about some authoritative Indian food blogs that is informative ,authentic yet modern in approach we had added your Site in our Food blog Reveiw directory and the link is this , if you like to add more write up please provide us with a brief a bout your work

    Happy Cooking

  • Aminta peres

    Hi Sailu!
    It all started with me searching for a good Kerala Stew recipe.After browsing for a while ,I came across ur recipe and wow,it tasted super with apams.

    I loved ur recipe coz it was simple with step by step directions. I have just started spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Regina ,my cook of 20 yrs has spoilt me since i got married. She has turned 70,so comes thrice a wk now.

    You have given me the confidence to cook and i want to say a big thankyou!

    Warm regards,
    Aminta Peres

  • Aminta peres

    Hi Sailu!
    It all started with me searching for a good Kerala Stew recipe.After browsing for a while ,I came across ur recipe and wow,it tasted super with apams.

    I loved ur recipe coz it was simple with step by step directions. I have just started spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Regina ,my cook of 20 yrs has spoilt me since i got married. She has turned 70,so comes thrice a wk now.

    You have given me the confidence to cook and i want to say a big thankyou!

    Warm regards,
    Aminta Peres

  • Aminta peres

    Hi Sailu!
    It all started with me searching for a good Kerala Stew recipe.After browsing for a while ,I came across ur recipe and wow,it tasted super with apams.

    I loved ur recipe coz it was simple with step by step directions. I have just started spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Regina ,my cook of 20 yrs has spoilt me since i got married. She has turned 70,so comes thrice a wk now.

    You have given me the confidence to cook and i want to say a big thankyou!

    Warm regards,
    Aminta Peres

  • Aminta peres

    Hi Sailu!
    It all started with me searching for a good Kerala Stew recipe.After browsing for a while ,I came across ur recipe and wow,it tasted super with apams.

    I loved ur recipe coz it was simple with step by step directions. I have just started spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Regina ,my cook of 20 yrs has spoilt me since i got married. She has turned 70,so comes thrice a wk now.

    You have given me the confidence to cook and i want to say a big thankyou!

    Warm regards,
    Aminta Peres

  • Narohna

    Namaskaram Sailu Garu,

    Love your blog, great and simple recipes with nice pictures, I have a request, would like to see few pork recipes on he blog, thanking you in advance.

    Keep up the good work of sharing, with best regards,

  • Narohna

    Namaskaram Sailu Garu,

    Love your blog, great and simple recipes with nice pictures, I have a request, would like to see few pork recipes on he blog, thanking you in advance.

    Keep up the good work of sharing, with best regards,

  • Narohna

    Namaskaram Sailu Garu,

    Love your blog, great and simple recipes with nice pictures, I have a request, would like to see few pork recipes on he blog, thanking you in advance.

    Keep up the good work of sharing, with best regards,

  • Beth

    Hello Sailu,
    I enjoy you website and facebook page. I am marketing a home tandoor called the Hōmdoor. and facebook at Hōmdoor Tandoori Grill. We are interested in creating an ebook with recipes for tandoori cooking. Would you be interested in contributing a recipe to the book with full credit to you? I am reachable through the Hōmdoor website contact us form. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Your kind attention is appreciated,

  • Beth

    Hello Sailu,
    I enjoy you website and facebook page. I am marketing a home tandoor called the Hōmdoor. and facebook at Hōmdoor Tandoori Grill. We are interested in creating an ebook with recipes for tandoori cooking. Would you be interested in contributing a recipe to the book with full credit to you? I am reachable through the Hōmdoor website contact us form. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Your kind attention is appreciated,

  • Rupa Keerthi

    I like ur recipees so much .i tried few of them like spicychicken,chettinadu style.My family appreciated me so much This credit goes to you only

  • Rupa Keerthi

    I like ur recipees so much .i tried few of them like spicychicken,chettinadu style.My family appreciated me so much This credit goes to you only

  • Khalid

    Hi, Mr.Sailu
    I have try some Recipes from your posted, very testy and delicious.

  • Anjani Raju

    love the new ‘SK’.. it’s really nice.

  • Anjani Raju

    love the new ‘SK’.. it’s really nice.

  • Harshinareddy

    hi sailu garu

    your recipes amazing please show recipes step by step

    thank you

  • Harshinareddy

    hi sailu garu

    your recipes amazing please show recipes step by step

    thank you

  • Buddy

    I think this is a charming site and would love to try the recipes, but hope you can make things easier for folks, like me, who are not native to India.

    250 gms kabuli channa, soak in water overnight I CAN LOOK THIS UP, BUT WHY NOT JUST IDENTIFY IT FOR YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING AUDIENCE?

    3 green chillis, slit length wise

    1 tsp grated ginger

    1/2″ cinnamon stick

    1 whole black cardamom

    1 bay leaf

    1 large onion, finely chopped

    2 tomatoes, finely chopped

    1 1/2 tsps red chilli pwd (adjust)

    fresh coriander leaves for garnish

    salt to taste

    1 1/2 tbsps oil

    For Masala Pwd: (dry roast on low to medium flame for 4 mts and grind to a fine powder)

    1 1/2 tbsps coriander seeds

    1 1/2 tsps anardana (dried pomegranate seeds)

    3 cloves THREE CLOVES OF WHAT?

    1″ cinnamon

    2 black cardamoms THE WHOLE SEED, OR JUST THE INSIDE?

    1/2 tsp pepper corns

    3/4 tsp cumin seeds

    Thank you.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Kabuli Chana are garbanzo beans or white chickpeas. Cloves are a type of spice. Peel and use the seeds of the black cardamom. Hope this helps

  • Vidhya

    Where can i get julienne vegetables?

  • Vidhya

    Where can i get julienne vegetables?

  • Anonymous

    Hi. Miss Vidhya
    Hope find you answer
    Julienne usually applies to vegetables prepared in this way but it can also be applied to the preparation of meat or fish, especially in stir fry techniques.

  • Neetan


    Is there any place in Sydney that we can order for idlis to be taken home.

  • Sushma

    I love ur blog…It is very informative to the people who newly start cooking.
    can u plz post dal kichidi…

  • Tkmveena


    Can anyone tell mehow prepare ugadi pachadi in australia im not ablr to find neem buds….

  • Tkmveena


    Can anyone tell mehow prepare ugadi pachadi in australia im not ablr to find neem buds….

  • Nicole

    Hi, This is my first visit to your blog… Just WOW!!!!. I am in search for KID recipes, which are both tasty & also look appealing. I have a 3 year little girl. Was very happy that you have a large collection for Kids… will definitely try some.
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes!

  • sravani

    Hai sailu garu

    I have tried Tomato rice from your post . Chala Chala bavundhi. Thank you so much.

    Can you pls post chicken fry ?

  • Smitha KM

    Hi Sailu, Thanks for your recipes. I have tried out some of your recipes. And they have come out really good!
    I saw Shaheen’s Malabar Recipe and was interested in her recipes as well. But somehow could not access her site. Do you think you can help me get in touch with Shaheen an email or something? I would be really grateful.Thanks!

  • wellwisher
    • Anonymous

      Thanks for informing me.

  • wellwisher
  • guest

    hi, this topic is not related to food. Do anyone know how to make mahendi with jaggery?

  • Syamala

    pls add bellam “avakaya” in ur recipies(rajmundry style) its just like avakaya additionally added sweet

  • busybee

    Hi Sailu,

    I love your blog. I tried a lot of your recipes and all of them taste great! i have a request for you. Can you make all easy to cook recipes under one section? It would be great for people who are busy but still would like to make tasty food in the little time they have.

  • Sherrydcruz

    I tried the konaseema chicken curry recipe, it was yummmmmmmmmmmm, thankyou,

  • Sherrydcruz

    I tried the konaseema chicken curry recipe, it was yummmmmmmmmmmm, thankyou,

  • Vani_sreeram_k

    Hey sailu.. ur gr8.. great effort , excellent dishes.. wow !! super.. i can’t resist myself.. cooking these and eating them..

    thank you for your interest…..

  • Vani_sreeram_k

    Hey sailu.. ur gr8.. great effort , excellent dishes.. wow !! super.. i can’t resist myself.. cooking these and eating them..

    thank you for your interest…..

  • vin

    Could you please post few pregnency vegetarian dishes

    Thanks a lot

  • deepty

    Hi! Sailu,

    Which is the best oven or OTG available in India that is good for baking bread?

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t know the best OTG brand available. I am using a Murphy Richards 40 lt OTG.

  • Swar

    Hai Sailu,

    Could you please post the making of “panchamrutham” which can be done during festivals…

  • ankur

    Hi Sailu,
    I wanted to know if I can use some of your images for my website?
    Its a small site which gives information about dishes.

  • Katie

    Hi there,
    My name is Katie. I am American and have been teaching myself how to cook Indian food particularly for the past two to three years. I love Indian food… the affair began during Culinary School; one taste of Rogan Josh and I was hooked. From then getting proper spices in my small Midwestern town was hard; I tried and experimented with what little I could get. I read and learned the names of spices so foreign to us beyond baking, some I had never heard of. I have learned so much over the years, mostly how to appreciate God given food I never ate growing up and enjoy making it for others knowing it’s healthy 🙂 Now I live in the South and we have a decent Indian population with a few stores here so it’s easier… haha my friends think I’m crazy but I am in heaven!
    Your website is one of my favorites, I use your recipes almost daily. Thank you so much for this site!!!
    Happy Cooking

  • Deeps

    Hi Sailu,

    I love your recipies and posts. I have tried a few and they have come out amazingly well. Your recipies are very simple too. I was wondering if you have any recipies for Green apples other than juices or fruit salads. Something different maybe? I am stuck with quite a bit of green apples usually and I have no idea what to do with them. They arent too sweet to be eaten as a regular fruit and doesnt taste well as juice either.


  • Sirisha

    My husband doesn’t like paneer. So I want to try some recipes with Tofu. I tried but I myself did not like them :). Appreciate if you can show some Tofu recipes

  • Giri


    Where can we find lettuce in Vizag ?

    Thank you,

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You will find it at Spencer’s and also a guy supplies at Talwalkar’s Gym, Siripuram.

  • poonam agrawal

    hi i am poonam agrawal i like cooking , i would like to cook for foodfood. i want to be a part of foodfood channel

  • sangeeta vishwanath

    hello there i am four mnths pregnant right now so what should my my diet plan for now and for after delivery so that me n my baby both will not suffer any problems as we dont have any elderly support during my first pregnancy my MIL was there to take care but now i dont have anybody to tell what to eat and what not to eat . Somethings i remember that potatoes lady’s finger and so on are restricted after delivery so plz let me know something like this.Thanx .

  • Cheryl

    Hi..Im trying to get the recipe for Malabar fish curry but I suppose only those invited to your blog can access it. Can you please help.

  • sushma

    hi i am sushma……… how ru? i tried some of ur recipes it worked awosome……..if u post any new recipes let me know

  • Deepthi Veerla

    hi sailu, can you add the recipe of Junnu without eggs thanks

  • Siri

    I could not find any Mushroom curry recipes. Please do post some mushroom recipes

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  • RAVI


  • lopa

    hi lopa here.i like the recipy chicken pickle.I will try it.

  • lopa

    hi lopa here.i like the recipy chicken pickle.I will try it.

  • Anonymous

    Neighbor gave me what I thought was Halwah with cashews and raisins, but they called it something wlse. It was kind of a sweet doughy bread. Any idea what it was ?

  • Anonymous

    Neighbor gave me what I thought was Halwah with cashews and raisins, but they called it something wlse. It was kind of a sweet doughy bread. Any idea what it was ?

  • swathi

    Hi Sailu….my name is Swathi……I love ur recipes..Thanks for uploading them….

  • Vasavi

    Hi sailu garu vasavi here from hyderabad i am a 19 aged girl found your blog and started giving surprises to my mom by taking cooking job every sunday with confidence. last sunday i have tried with chicken curry and it came out outstanding and very happy that my father gave a complement that all credit goes to you.

  • Paulina Santander

    Hello, Just learned about your link and recipes. Would like to know the proper way to make Ghi or is it Gi? ( butter cooked and bubbles removed. Thank you! Paulina Santander

  • Girish(bangalore)

    Hello Sailu,
    Your cooking and dishes are awesome. I am a bachelor and for us, you are like foodiepedia to learn and cook some good to eat food. Wow!!! I suprise with the taste when i cook some curries following your tips. Keep up the good work.
    Best Regards

  • azba

    hhiie sailu, love your blog…learnt soo much from you … thank you so much . sailu do you have the recipe for chicken momos? my hubby loves them and i want to make it for him plssss bye
    azba aaman

  • Purna

    Hi Sailu… I tried your chegodi receipe… Its awesome….

  • Haripriya

    Hai sailaja garu,

    After a long time I am writing u. Actually this msg is not to praise ur dish as always. Yesterday when I was watching Masterchef Australia, I got a thought in my mind that u r the aligable person to participate in such kind of competitions. Luckily in India also, as u know there is the same Masterchef which is likely to start in this month or next. So It is my small request and suggesion to u to participate. From your blog I can understand that u dont like to come into limelite. But as a Telugu I feel that u can easily win such competitions as u r master in all kinds of food like Indian, chinese, french, desserts… please consider my mail and make us all proud…..once again.

    Hari Priya

  • Dinbar51

    Hi, I wanted to make your Brazilian coffee cookies. Are the cup measurements US or English? My measuring cone has both. I know you can’t guess measurements for cookies so wanted to get it right.
    Many thanks

  • Advsadri

    most of us fans would love to have videos of your recipies over written. Would you please consider it.

  • Ksumanair


    Iam a beginner in cooking.To be honest i dont ever go to the Kitchen in ma home.But over a period of time I felt that I try my hands in cooking and see how it is.As Iam a beginner I have to start from a scratch Iam browsing through the website and found your site.Although Iam a Mallu I spent my larger part of ma life in Andhra and I love Spicy Andhra recipes.When I found your recipes It was so soothing for me and gradually I have developed interest toward t he cooking .Every saturday I will collect recipes from your website to cook for sunday.
    I tried your Vankaya gasagasala koora,Onion pakodi,chicken pakora,Bhindi sambhariya,erra karam masala dosa n all.And all came out very well.My mom n dad are just wondering how I ma doing this tastier as I jus dont know whats what about the Kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also iam sharing my recipes with ma frns and they are also trying and r happy!

    So iam thankful to you for being ma virtual guide and I request you to add more recipes to your site to make it an full fledged website.

    Tomorrow I gonna try my all time favourite Samosa!!!!!!!!!Yipeeee


  • Radhiramu81

    hi i am radhika i tried veg burger it was super thank u.

  • Neha

    Hi Dear

    I liked your recepies. Can you pls advice me whether to boil the baby corn before making chilli baby corn recepie.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You can par boil them for 5 mts, drain and use as required.

  • Priya Obulasetty

    Hi — I heard your name from one of my best friend. I would like to order food for next couple of days. We are three people at home. I didn’t find your location where to order and pick up. My contact number is 480 588 5871.thanks in advance for your call.

  • M RAjendra Prasad

    Sailu Garu, Thank u verymuch for all the wonderful recipes you are giving us. Being an amature cook who tries his hands on somany new thing for my wife and children on freetime i have won the Hearts of them through your columns. I love the way everything is taught in a simple manner where anybody can try their hands. hats off and keep going.
    I take this oppurtunity in wishing ‘SAILU’S Kitchen a HAppy Birth Day and wish many more .. Thank u.. Rajendra PRAsad. MAheswaram.. Hyderabad.

  • M R prasad

    Dear SAilu Garu, Thank you for the wonderful recipies. As an amaure i always try your rcipies to keep my wife & children happy when ever i have spare time. Now i have become a big Chef now with them, Thanks for your Postings. Look forward for many wondrful recipies from you.
    I wish ‘SAILU’SKitchen a HAppy Birthday and also many more wonderful celebration in the future… Regards– RAjendra Prasad. Maheswaram./ Hyderabad

  • vinita naidu

    Hi Sailu, I love pessurrattu with ginger chutney. Can you please provide a link of ginger chutney on your site. I am not able to find it. Thanks.

  • Sonyparekh

    Hi Sailu,

    How are you? Congratulations on completing 7th years. Nehal would have grown up too. I have been your follower since these 7 years myself and I swear by you.

    I was looking through the Doodh Peda recipe and came across Pala Kova, you mentioned that you would post something soon.

    Best Regards

  • Prejomd66

    I am relatively new to the word of Indian cuisine, but it has taken me and my wife by storm! One of my very best friends and co workers is from your region of India and I have been very lucky to sample his and especially his Mother’s cooking! I am hooked. Love your website and will follow you on Twitter as well as your Blog. Thank you for sharing your Culture and your Talent!
    John Preston

  • twinkle james

    i m twinkle if u remember we met in vizag 6 years back in a computer course
    i just found u while i was searching for tomato rice reciepe
    nice 2 see ur blog expanded so much
    i will try this reciep today

  • Emm

    Hi. Researching the net for recipes before my fiancee or my future in laws drop in for dinner is a habit I have picked up recently. I came across your site while looking for recipes for Andhra style prawns. I have saved the recipe and shall try the same tomorrow.
    I must compliment you on the fact that your recipes are simple and easy to follow. no converting pounds to kgs, cc to litres which is a task since I follow the martha stewart page as well.
    Tks for this.

  • Emm

    Hi Sailaja,

    I have perused your site and love the easy recipes. I just found a category amiss – that of No-Bake. I don’t have an oven at home and an amateur at trying out international desserts that mostly require fancy ovens etc. Please come up with a few no-bake recipes.

  • Archana

    శైలజ గారు మీకు నా అభినందనలు…..

  • Saru Swati

    Dear Mrs. Sailaja,
    I am really very fond of in visiting your blog, which has an essence of spice n sweet. Am very much thankful to you for your mouth-watering dishes. Hope you will run with many wonderful recipes…….

  • Chhaya

    which unsalted butter do u use for baking

  • Binapavan

    i appreciate your efforts on cooking. i tried a lot of your recipes……….me too found of cooking and making varieties………….but your zeal and energy is commendable. You have become a good food photographer too. The photos look very appetising. You rock sailu…………..God bless you with more. happy new year 2013 …and thanks for all the recipes which have been useful to me. My husband being a diabetic i have tried lot of south indianfoods with low glycemic index will share sometime.Take care.

  • Karthik Ghantasala

    Hi Sailu,

    I love your way of explanation and the variety of foods you post… I would like to know about some ‘Fat burning’ Indian food recipes if you have any…

  • Shalini

    Hi.Your recipes are just superb and easy. I have tried some of the recipes and all turn out to be really delicious. Thank You loads.

  • Sue

    Hi Sailu: can i get the receipe for andhra masala (multipurpose) please. Thank you.

  • Purna2960

    love these

  • Purna2960

    love these

  • Sharma

    Sailu saves the day again! Guests coming over and mamsam pulusu turned out perfectly! I’m also from Vizag and incidentally I know a Sailaja who used to work for the AP govt…!

  • Nita24r

    i just want to say for me u r the best ,pls keep it up i would luv to try all ur recipes its so perfect so easy to make .the best part is those clues or ideas u give in the end .u always gv an alternative to particular ingredients if it is not available easily in the market.thnx sailu …..thnx a lot….

  • chandana

    what is mean by…dairy milk whitener …..i am trying to prepare kobbari laddu….
    i am from canada i don’t think we will get nestle brand here…please explian…thank you so much

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Use milk powder.

  • Sj1984

    Hi sailaja gaaru,

    I have gone through your andhra recipes and tried a few and they come out really well. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Sudhaivaturi

    Hi, your recipes are useful for me from long time,and they are very tasty. And I wish you add recipe for tasty puri also…

  • Amarender

    To day every one is more concerned on healthy food, particularly for kids and pregnant women.
    Pesticides are the main concerns. How about giving more healthy food recopies mostly using
    Organic ingredients.

  • Chaituunique

    Great Sailu garu……Very good info about variety of foods…..Great..
    Any info about Fish pachhadi…..pls post….

  • krish

    Hai Sailu garu,

    I am krishna from bangalore,i need some info regarding different types samosa recipes,Can you plz send me to my mail if possible…

  • Sara

    I tried your chicken curry came out a little bland but I used deggi Mitch instead of regular chilli powder.. What kinda of chilli powder do you use??

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      I use Guntur red chilis that are ground to a fine powder in my local flour mill.

  • Avi Nash D

    We are a foodies group in hyderabad and would love to invite you over for a discussion. Please can you let me know if its possible?

  • Hayley

    Hi. My name is Hayley Hobson, and I am publishing a book and would like to know if you would like me use one of your original photos, if I give you credit? I am using my own recipes, as I am a vegan, but I liked your photo of the schezwan noodles. Do you have the original? Please email my assistant, Kelly, thank you.

  • disqus_hQVGztNG3k

    Hi, I have been looking for a particular recipe with no success. Many years ago, one of my non-vegetarian friends had me at her house for an overnight stay. The following morning, we ate the most delicious breakfast. It was really simple but I fell in love. It was a sort of a creamy, chewy, doghy rice thing. It was not an and Idli. It was not a dosa. It was just this mass of doughy rice which we tor off and dipped into a spicy oil. I have asked everyone I know about it and can’t find the recipe exactly on line. The rice dough had no other ingredients in it that I could detect. Perhaps salt but no spices and no herbs or veggies. It was just plain like a rice Idli but not round and cupcacky like an idli. similar flavor but more of a sticky texture.

    Any thoughts? Thanks.

  • Pallavi Mandke

    Hi Sailu, this is Pallavi Mandke. I live on the Gold Coast in Australia (roots from Pune) I am a foody myself and love cooking for my family and friends. I stumbled upon ur blog while searching for Indian Chinese recipies. I tried 2 of ur recipies and simply loved the outcome. My guests enjoyed it too. Just want to thank u and congratulate u on ur blog. It’s the best place I hv visited for good indian recipies. The variety of recipies and methodic description is commendable. Ur blog is certainly on my speed dial now :). And will explore more of it in the coming days. Very well done n many thanks to u. Regards n best wishes, Pallavi

  • Vinay Patel

    I am interested in starting a fast food joint or a Restaurant @ Ahmedabad with a different theme. If you are doing this type of work pl. contact me 9825011928

  • Annika wardale

    Hi there, my name is Annika, I’m a half Swedish half English food writer from the north of England. I Just wanted to write to you and tell you what an inspiration you are and how wonderful I think your recipes are. In my early twenties I traveled extensively throughout India and I adore authentic Indian food, especially south indian food. I now teach people how to cook, and I often use your recipes when i’m teaching indian food. I would be honoured If you could look at some of my recipes on my blog.

    Thank you so much, you are my favourite blogger, keep up the hard work!!!


  • Aparna

    Hello Sailu,

    Hope you are doing good. Just wanted to say a big Thank You for the recipes in your website. I did almost more than 10 recepies from your site and all of them tasted – Excellent.

    Your recepies are simple, easy to make with most of ingredients available in basic Indian kitchen.

    Best wishes to you.

  • Kalyani Aggarwal

    Dear Sailu,
    Tied Aratikaya vepudu koora and liked it. I love the idea of your Indian Food trail sction Enjoying going thru their blogs and learning regional indian cooking.Many thanks for that .

  • lynn

    Hi Sailu. I have just found your site. Oh my what have I been missing out on. Everything looks fabulous and best of all it’s really Indian – not dumbed down for American, English or Australian audiences. I’m very much looking forward to cooking many of your dishes. Particularly want to make a dosa, just like I’ve eaten in India but I’m not sure I’m up to it yet. However, thank goodness I’ve finally found a recipe for real potato masala. Keep up the good work. xxx

  • lynn

    Hi Sailu. Any chance you could put up a recipe for malai kofta. I have very fond memories of delicious malai kofta in Trivandrum but have eaten them elsewhere too. I’d love to be able to make really rich sauce but am not favoring most of the recipes around.

  • Rubi

    How about launching an iPad app too ?
    I’d be awesome !
    Cheers 🙂

  • Divya

    Hi Sailu, You might have got so many messages and comments already about your blog and recipes. I really appreciate the effort and patience you have in creating different recipes and sharing with everyone across the world. What I love about your blog is it has simple to difficult recipes ranging from Andhra to western recipes (of-course matching our Andhra tastes 😀 ) . Thank you again for your wonderful website.

  • Priyanka

    Hi Sailu,

    I have learnt cooking referring to different sites online and your site is one of my favorite. I really love your Indian recipes. I recently tried Indo – Chinese and its turned out very delicious. I would like to try Chinese Bhel with crispy noodles, could you please share the recipe for that?
    Once again thanks for sharing amazing recipes. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Pavani

    hi Sailu garu, I love the recipes from ur blog.. veeti gurinchi entha cheppina thakkuve..its always a hit when I try these…today I tried to print this recipe and its not working…so I thought I will let u know..

  • Kiran Prakash

    I have my account with Zee Khana Khazana and they have provided me a BINDER where I can keep my favourite recipes and enjoy whenever get time. Can you provide a similar type of BINDER?

  • Kirthi

    Hi, I saw all your recipe and photos. They look appetizing and interesting. I just like to know what camera you use and what lens ?????

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      I use a DSLR camera – Canon 50 D and the lens I use is 50 mm f/1.4.

  • sivanand

    Sailu Ji, I keep reading all wonderful & delicious recipe. Please write an article on how to prepare Pudina leaves (mint leaves) shake/drink like banana shake. I heard it is very healthy drink. I will appreciate if you can enlighten everyone on this drink.

  • Ananad

    Sailu Ji, Thanks for posting so many recipe both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Please make everyone happy to learn how to prepare Prawn pickle and Fish pickle. I purchased in shop but not tasty. too much salt but my friend’s wife from Kerala prepared with Tuna fish and used vinegar at the end to add and I can say it is superb but I don’t know recipe.

  • raghu

    hai sailaja garu
    i think you are familiar with the word mixed sprouts which are available in super markets like heritage.

    if possible can you please tell me…….. how to make a biryani with this mixed sprouts

  • bb

    Hello Sailaja garu,
    I just chanced upon your site and found it very interesting. Indian food is a science. A science that nourishes/satiates the individual completely. Ayurveda says food should be harmoniously prepared keeping in mind all the different tastes, food combinations, seasons, body types and ofcourse love. Our culture truly exemplifies it. I thank you for your efforts to keep the tradition and its knowledge alive. I pray that your enthusiasm and eagerness to preserve all things good in our culture blossoms even more and becomes contagious. Wish you and your family all health and happiness.


  • Ms

    Hi Sailu garu…was searching for Andhra sweet “Pongadalu” that my ammamma used to make for Sankranthi. Can you please share the recipe if you have?? Thanku 🙂

  • Dharmendrakumar Turubati

    Respected Madam

    Ur website is awesome for learners and professionals too, As seen and tried ur hyd biriyani its result was phentastic which we never eaten any where. And iam requesting you to please send the a copy of eBook of your delicious recipies

    Plz …..

  • Sara

    Hi Sailu,

    I would like to know if there is any replacement for egg while making the dessert?

  • prasuna

    hi sailu…

    i have tried cake frm ur recipes…every tym i do
    baking tin nunchi cake batter leak avuthundi….i changed the tin also
    but its still d same wat should i do????????????????????i dnt hv oven i
    use AMC vessels…………plz plz plz reply

  • Miriam Kattumuri

    Hi Sailaja,

    I love reading your blog, and am very happy that you’re doing what you do… teaching people to cook with healthy ingredients is so important in fostering a healthy life and more importantly a healthy
    future. Today I am contacting you because I too am trying to do my part in getting people to eat and live healthier. In 2008 I set on a quest to look for the ideal cooking pot, one that would give me all the nutrients from the food being cooked without adding its own ingredients or contaminants. It was a personal happening that led me to do this and all my research pointed out in one direction — Pure Clay. After several years of research and travel I set out to make my line of pure clay cooking pots and their made in the USA. I had benefited so much from cooking in these pots that I had to share it with the world.

    We choose to keep our raw material pure because the health benefits are overwhelming this way and greatly surpass that of cookware made from other kinds of manufactured clay like ceramic etc. I have come to read and love your blog greatly and would like you to consider taking part in our Affiliate Program so we can together promote this extremely healthy way of cooking to all your readers. You can find all the information about our cookware at miriamsearthencookware dot com or PureClayCookware dot com and sign up for the affiliate program by clicking on the affiliate tab on top.

    And oh by the way we’re giving out pots to those who sign up early and the list is quickly filling up, I really hope you can be a part of it. We need your help in bringing back to life this beautiful, healthy, extremely eco-friendly method of cooking, it goes so well with your theme of helping people eat healthy, so do consider joining us.

    Good luck with your blog.

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    New to your blog. Was browsing thro’ your RAGI IDLI recipe. Pls clarify me on 1 point. Can we use idli rice as it is i/o cream of rice (idli rawa). If so, what should be the qty of IDLI RICE for 1/2 half cup of urud dhal and 1 cup of ragi flour? Raji.

  • melissa

    About two years ago you did a competition where you gave away 4 Handmade Kalamkari aprons which you designed. Do you still make them and where can I buy one from?

  • tej

    mam..why u didnt posted any mushroom recipes
    ..plz do so

  • rachana

    hi sailu ….I am a regular at your site. Many of your recipes I swear by and love. Please could you upload a recipe for a good chicken cutlet .

  • Snehal

    Hello Sailu, Please find below the Rainbow cake with your Basic Eggless cake recipie using Curd…It was simply perfect

  • sethu madhavi

    ur recipes are more helpful to me…
    its really good…and perfect…
    and i want to know one recipe which is a sweet known as dhamki semiya…
    can you please help me…

  • Sam Krish

    Hi thanks for the great recipes, i have tried many and think they are great,
    i have a question about mamasum pulusu ?
    was there any thing else that it needed?? did you leave out any ingredients ?
    i wasnt 100 % happy with the finish and aftertaste, i used a tablespoon and half of tamarind, soaked and hydrated, but the curry had a sweet, and bitter aftertaste, i modified with a bit of cardamom, and half tsp of garam masala, i also had to add acid, to counter the flavors, and got a better balance,

    once again thanks for all the great andhra recipes !!

  • Sami

    Hai sailu ,

    Can you please post any Indian quinoa recipes .

    Thank you,

  • veena

    Hi Sailu,
    Thanks for introducing me to authentic Andhra Cuisine. I live in Mumbai & it’s very difficult to get Andhra food here. My mom also doesn’t know much of Andhra dishes. Naaku teluginti vanta nerputunnanduku chaala chaala thanks. I’m eternally grateful to you.


  • A Fan

    Hi Sailu,

    I have to say, this is one of the most amazing Indian recipe websites. I’ve grown up in the US and India, and spent the last 10 years in India eating home (and hostel cooked – blech) cooked Indian food while finishing up my medical studies. Now, I’m back in the States, living on my own – balancing medical residency and trying to manage my kitchen. I’ve never cooked before, but am trying very hard to approximate my ammamas cooking. Your website helps immensely for comfort food. Thank You So Much!


    A Fan

  • Carole

    Dear Sailaja,
    surfing a bit the internet for a Dahl recipe, I found your site. Its positivity filled me with joy. Thank you for this site. As I cook with love, especially when cooking Indian food, since my love is touched by India, discovering this positivity and the delicious recipes made my day! Love, Carole (Netherlands)

  • sangeetha

    hi im looking for the recipe of lemon chicken. pls upload 🙂

  • Reena

    Hi sailu, I am Reena can you please give me the cauliflower pickle recipe …

  • Anil Kumar Ega

    Hi Sailaja,

    I have been using your website for recipes over more than 4 years now and all the recipes are simply superb & delicious….I love the way you describe the recipes, simple & easy cooking…Thank you so much for making this available for all…

    Is there a way I can download all the recipes available in your website…If not is it possible for you to share me the same….

    Thanks once again…

  • dipika

    Hello akka, i write this because i do not how to address you. I am a punjabi married to a telugu brahmin 4 years ago and didnt know cooking at all until i came across your site which is one of my favorites now. I write to you to thank you .. you’re my saviour!!Love it 🙂

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Am so happy for you. 🙂

  • Jaya

    hi there
    My name is jAy. I am going to start dieting. My dietician has suggested me to use olive while cooking food. I want a suggestion on which brand of olive oil is good for cooking. I want difference between Extra Virgin Olive oil and normal olive oil.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Olive oil does not have high smoking point. Extra virgin oil is used in salads and you can use normal olive oil for cooking purposes.

  • Swapna Vardhanapu

    Dear Sailu,

    I have been a silent follower of your blog since 2009.I tried out many dishes, and was successful in many. I have this inherent fear of cooking since childhood and am actually coming out of it after trying your dishes. The easily available ingredients and your ease in cooking style, makes you my number one food blogger. I have yet to try the baking section, as soon as i figure out my new oven. I am 34, a telugu girl married to an anglo indian guy, with 2 small boys aged 3 and 1.5. I tried my hand at many anglo dishes (i follow Bridget Kumar from Blore) and now my hsband knows many vegetables thanks to your blog. earlier, it was just meat for him. The pictures on your blog are so mouth watering that i just have to try them. Please keep up the great work and continue to inspire me so i can follow your recipes and show off my cooking talent.

    i have a few questions.
    1. where do you shop for exotic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, baking ingredients and bakeware?
    2. what kind of oven do you use?

    thanks and regards
    Swapna Welcome

  • Sue

    Hi Sailu: Nice to try out your receipes. They are simply delicious. I’ve had dondakai pickle in a friend’s house and it was toooooooooooo good. Do you have a receipe for this pickle? Please share.

  • jjfreespirit

    You my dear are the bomb diggedy as my daughter would say! We are in Lent as Catholics and being a reluctant veg cook, I have been trolling sites for flavourful meals! Thank you so much! I tried your bhindi masala 2 days ago and its the first time I didn’t have leftovers for veg food! Bless your hands and for sharing!

  • Sailu | Indian Food

    Thanks for dropping by Annika. Am so glad to learn that you love Indian food, cook it as well as teach others how to cook Indian. Way to go, girl! 🙂

  • sandhya

    Hi Sailu,

    My name is Sandhya. I am not at all a passionate cook. But I use your recipes most of the time and they turn out very delicious. What I like about your recipes is you always have something with anything. And my husband is also a great fan of your recipes. keep posting.

  • Shashi

    I like the way you present your food – each picture shows how well you have presented.

  • Alice


    Where can I find the recipe for ginger-garlic chili paste and hot and sweet tomato chili sauce?



  • Michelle

    Hi, can anyone tell me how much water I should add to the pressure cooker for Sailus Drumstick Sambhar recipe? Im new to pressure cooking and do not want to add an insufficient amount. Thanks 🙂

  • Apurva Penmetsa

    Hey there,

    The murmura chivda is a mouth watering recipe…All of us loved it ! However I found a minor error in the english name of one of the ingredients. It refers to putnaala pappu as chick pea…the correct name is chenna dal. I am a big fan of the blog. I just love it and hats off to the work that goes behind this.


  • rishika

    hi ,do you have special recipes for drumsticks ? i read it has similar effects as viagara ,am newly married so pls help me out

  • ramaa

    Hi Sailu,
    I love sukakku pappu and was wondering what the western name for the greens is. Do you know?
    Please let me know.

  • Ashwin Anand

    I love all these recipes

  • B

    Can carrot methi pachadi be frozen?

  • anu

    I am a big fan of your blog, I would like to know when you indicate cups and tablespoons, do you use the American measurements (1 cup=Approx. 236 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml), or is it Indian measurements which are smaller. Sometimes the dishes, especially sweets, don’t turn out well, so it would really help to know.

  • Jyothsna

    Hi Shailu,

    I like your recipes. i’m looking for kids recipes in your site. why your kidszone is not openning. is there any alternative to open your all kids recipes?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      I am working on kidszone site as its facing few issues. It should be up in a couple of days. 🙂

  • shabnaz

    hello i love ur recipes.. but now as ur website look got changed and I dont feel like user freindly.. the main recipe is only left half of the page..I have a few suggestions, if u like it pls opt for it..
    1. pls make the recipe section big/wider and the right side section litte narrow.
    2. can u make the font colors brighter so that it is more appealing to read

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Thanks for your suggestions, Shabnaz. I am working on making the content visually appealing. 🙂

  • Ramani

    Hi Sailu.. I have been a staunch follower of ur recipies, which never failed me yet… ?.. But I have a concern with ur website these days.. When I type an ingredient or wide search like tiffin or even potato, nothing comes up.. Having very hard time searching for particular recipie. I am looking for sabudana upma, which I tried earlier from ur website, but I cannot find it now.. I am not sure if anyone reported this problem or not.. But I have been having it for a while.. Can u pls check and work on it.. Thanks

  • Sanjeev Sane

    I am an eye surgeon working staying at LVPEI MVP Colony. We are looking for Veg/Nonveg maharashtrian Tiffin delivered at our Hospital premises. Another 5-6 doctors at our place are interested in daily Tiffin. pl call 09422052170. Dr Sayali Sane.

  • Meena Raj

    Hi Sailu,

    I live near Delhi and I am a big fan of yours- your recipes are wonderful, precise Yuuummmmmmmmmmmm.If you want any north indian recipes do write.


  • Shweta Alle

    hi Sailu,I am into a business. manufacturer of dehydrated Vegetables Powders & flakes. processed in hygenic & Controlled atmosphere plant.

  • Shweta Alle

    if you have any products requirement plz mail me @

  • Douglas Adams


    Your search function isn’t working…this is making it very tough to find specific recipes. Please fix!

    Love the site! Thanks!

  • Bill

    Hi Sailu. I’ve recently made your Kulfi recipe both with mango and also with pureed tinned rhubarb frozen in muffin moulds. I had no cardamom so left that out. I served the remaining puree ‘on the side’. Absolutely lovely in both cases – lots of requests for the recipe. You may have kicked off a Kulfi revolution here in the UK. Regards Bill

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Am so glad to hear your success. 🙂

  • Yvonnne Dippenaar

    I want to make your chocolate frut cake but I need to convert cups to grams not sure what you use USA or Metric cups? please assist. It is always better when placing a recipe to give the option the grams as the cups sizes are different. can you assist?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      I use USA standard size cup measures. 1 cup = 240 ml

  • Kamaljeet

    Hi, I have tried your eggless cake recipe. The cake turned out well other than one problem.
    It looks a bit dry from outside. The edges are quite hard and as I took the cake tins out of the oven, I noticed that cake has moved away from the edges of the tin. Why is that? What I have done wrong. I followed instructions really well. used home made thick youghurt and dark brown sugar. I can send you photos too. Please help. Your receipe is probably the easiest one that does not use lots of ingredients!! and easy peasy lemon squeezy to make!!! Thanks a lot.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You have overbaked it. Oven temperatures differ from oven to oven. Next time reduce temperature by 25 degrees and bake for a slightly longer time.

  • Lavanya Pogula

    I am looking for Bakharwadi recipe. I trust you implicitly since your directions are bang on and there is no scope for making a mistake or the dish coming out tasting funny. So I am placing a humble request here, please post Bakharwadi recipe here! I love that snack and would love to see the recipe on my fav cooking website!

  • Sreejith

    daily updates on indian recipies

  • Priya

    Hi Sailu,

    I made shrimp curry today with the frozen cooked shrimp. I unknowingly overbooked it and it is now hard and rubbery does not taste good. I still have a bowl full of leftover curry. Don’t want it throw it away as shrimp is so expensive. Any quick fix or workaround to make it tasty?

    Thanks in advance

  • parth bhargav


    We are a start up organization coming up with a Food portal with food as the prominent section of the portal.

    We are looking forward for some talented and amazing Recipe writers/ Bloggers and food lovers to share your videos and
    experience and views for our portal.

    I would like to have your contact details so that it can be discussed further

    Warm Regards

    Neha shah


  • Seena

    Hi Sailu,I was trying to access Kidzone as it had some amazing and quick recipes.The url for kidzone is not working.Could you please let me know how to access those recipes..Thanks Seena

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Seena, am so sorry that you are not able to access Kidszone. It is no longer available due to technical issues. I am working on getting the recipes up in this blog.

  • Sub (No full name, security)

    I come to your site every Saturday morning. Spend an hour drooling looking at the pictures. Then, I have to go back and eat my wife’s cooking.

    Finally, I picked up courage and tried Mango Panacotta. Served it to guests in a wine cup, topped with diced mango, black berries and raspberries. Man, all the other wives started to hate their husbands. In turn, the others husbands ate more Mango Panacotta and called me an idiot.

    I am going to cook again next week, but not invite the wives., only men.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Please do post an image of the mango panacotta the next time you prepare it. 🙂 Glad to note it was a success.

  • Shreya

    Hi Sailu

    I have started cooking recently and I have been trying many of your recipes. All of them turn out delicious. Many of the items turned more tastier than my mom’s version. 🙂
    I have a request, Can you please post some recipes for traditional prasad for puja?. Like sai baba prasad which include tempered chanadal, jowar laddu, etc and hanuman prasad like appalu.
    Thanks for the beautiful website which helps novice cooks like me. All the best!

  • Sruthi Chandra

    Hi.. Can you please post a recipe for cashew tomato curry where i had to use cherry tomatoes that i bought. thanks.

  • Harini Gangaraj

    Hi Sailu garu,

    Could you please post the recipe for mixed vegetable pickle – the preservative one south indian style ? Thank you so much. I visit your blog regularly and love your recipes. thank you so much for all your efforts and your passion to post mouth watering recipes with the best pictures.


  • Naziya Fazlur

    hi we are running mini restaurant . i need your help. can you thought me how to cook fried rice/ noodles in oven.

  • Surendra Kumar Chegu

    Hi Sailu,

    Am from Andhrapradesh and my mom used to prepare one recipe called “Munagakaya Pala Kura” where she use Drumstick, Onions, Gasagasalu & milk as main ingredients. unfortunately none of my sisters learned that item from my mother. She is no more now. Is there any possibility for you to get the same recipe for me? I know you are the best person to contact for that. Please mail me to

  • Urmik Shah

    Hello ma’m
    I am trying to make live tava ice cream. I want to know how to make base milk which is suites all the flavours of ice cream.

  • Dan

    You really do an amazing job on the pictures and the simplicity of the recipe. Can u post the pictures of the ingredients before the final picture as some time I don’t know the ingredients but may be we can see and recognize ? thanks

  • Garima

    Hi Sailu..i am a vegetarian but i make non-veg stuff by following your blogs to T.I think i remember u had shrimp biryani recipe can not find it anymore.I have a potluck in office and i promised to make shrimp biryani.Can you please post back the recipe.Thanks a lot in advance

  • Jane

    Hi Sailu,

    I would like to have more fish and mutton recipes.Will you please post some of them.
    Thank you for your lovely recipes.

  • Joe

    Super job on the lighting in your food photography.

  • Dwarakanath

    you have a good future in this field