High on the nutritive quotient, Karela, is a vegetable that is available all year round at our local farmer’s market and a regular at our home. Few takers for this knobbly, humble, bitter tasting vegetable. But the few who chose to go beyond the outward appearance and bitter flavor, were won for life once they savored its true taste, appreciating it health enhancing benefits.
Beans Pakodi Kura Another of Amma’s speciality dishes. Similar to Crispy Dondakaya (Ivy Gourd/Tindora), that was appreciated by many of you dear readers, but with a slight variation. Makes for a very good side with rice and rasam or sambar. The beans pakodi are delicious on their own, but when tossed in the curry leaves […]
Vankaya Vepudu – Eggplant Stir fry A family favorite especially during festive meals. Eggplants aka Vankaya hold a special place in a typical Andhra meals especially on festive days or wedding feasts. For Ugadi our lunch spread would have been incomplete without this subtle sweet-flavored stir fry. Simple to prepare, the key to this recipe […]
Who doesn’t love the simple potato roast, stir fried to a golden brown shade and seasoned with chilli powder? I can’t think of any person who wouldn’t enjoy this comfort food. I realized that I haven’t blogged a potato stir fry recipe so far and am wondering how on earth I missed blogging my favorite […]
Today I’m blogging yet another version of the classic brinjal stir fry, a slight variation from vankaya kothimira vepudu. In this recipe sliced brinjals have be shallow fried before combining them in a sauteed onion-spice base. Just ensure that the tender brinjals are not bitter and the resultant stir fry is satisfying on the palate […]
Raw Plantain (Green) is called ‘Aratikaya’ in Telugu and is a popular vegetable in Southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Today’s recipe is a dry masala stir fry dish using plantains, onions, fresh coconut and spices. Tastes excellent with rice, you can eat it with rotis too.
Lima beans or Indian Beans (Chikkudukaya) are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber like most other legumes.This stir fry is quick to prepare and goes good with rice, roti and works as a filling for sandwiches.