rasam recipe

Rasam recipe

Rasam recipe, easy, simple, tasty soup made with tamarind. How to make rasam without dal,without rasam powder. Best authentic south indian rasam preparation

fruit chaat recipe

Fruit Chaat Recipe

Fruit chaat recipe made in Indian style with fresh fruits & chaat masala. Learn how to make fruit chaat or fresh fruit salad that’s a healthy summer snack.

Aloo Patta Gobhi Sabzi ~ Potato Cabbage Stir Fry

Though I am not too fond of cabbage, I find myself enjoying a North Indian style cabbage dry saute that calls for the inclusion of potato. Its a fabulous combination and a drizzle of lemon juice gives it a flavor that is so satisfying. Its amazing how the simplest of recipes are the most flavorful.

Mixed Vegetable Curry

Each time I cook mixed vegetable curry, I tend to tweak and experiment with spices. Today’s recipe is a result of one such experiment. Am quite satisfied with the end result and hence makes an appearance here. 🙂 A versatile dish that makes a decent side with rice, rotis as well as dosas.

Uppu Kudumulu & Undrallu

Isn’t it fun having close family and friends come together for a festive occasion? Women folk working in the kitchen preparing delicacies – mixing, stuffing, steaming, cooking and of course, gossiping. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the weekend celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.

Rava Pulihora with Lemon

Fragrant one pot dish using broken rice aka rice rava. Punched up with a good dose of lemon, the crunch of the peanuts and dals are perfect against the soft rice rava! What I enjoy most about this recipe is the tempering with spices and curry leaves filling the home with a warming aroma. Comes together in a snap and flavor-wise is tremendously good!

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam At least 4 days a week, our lunch is a typical South Indian meal. And an integral part of every such meal is ‘chaaru’, the Andhra version of Tamil Nadu’s ‘rasam’. The other day I made Mysore Rasam, a tamarind based Indian soup and served it along with bitter gourd stir fry and […]

Gutti Vankaya ~ Stuffed Eggplant Roast

Its July and its raining. Overcast skies and drizzles have made their appearance in Vizag. Monsoon that has been long overdue has finally arrived and hopefully we will have good rains this year. On many a rain-filled day you will find me serving hot chocolate to Nehal while we adults enjoy a hot cuppa of […]

Vegetable Fried Rice

One of the loveliest pleasures of life is vegetable shopping especially at the farmer’s market. I enjoy it immensely. I needed to use up a few vegetables before I made my trip to the rythu bazaar, so I decided to put them to good use for an Indo Chinese inspired vegetarian meal. Does involve a […]

Channa Masala

This particular Channa Masala recipe was given to me by a very dear friend. I tasted it at her home and have been wanting to prepare it ever since. Finally got to make it yesterday. A high protein, dry saute, tangy masala curry, tastes even better garnished with fresh coriander leaves and finely chopped onions. […]

Bendakaya Vepudu ~ Okra Stir fry

The ever-abundant okra is a regular at our home. Armed with fresh tender okra from rythu bazaar (farmer’s market), I made this light, bright and healthy okra stir fry along with Pappu pulusu for our meal today. The addition of roasted peanuts enlivens the okra and lends a crunchy layer of flavor. Just do your […]

Anapakaya Sengapappu Kura ~ Bottle gourd-Channa dal curry

Bottle gourd-Channa dal curry Last week, while leafing through a handwritten recipe file, I unearthed a notable recipe that involves Sorakaya aka bottle gourd. Time had come to re-create it and savor the forgotten taste. Channa dal and cubed bottle gourd are slowly simmered in a tamarind based masala gravy until soft on bite. Deliciously […]

Vankaya Bangaladumpa Vepudu – Brinjal Potato Stir fry

Today we have an unassuming, simple stir fry prepared with very familiar everyday vegetables, Potato and Brinjals. In this vepudu recipe, the potatoes are cooked until fork-tender while the cubed brinjals tend to lose shape with the fleshy pulp melding with the spices to bring out sharp caramalized flavors. Isn’t wonderful how two down-to-earth vegetables […]

Mamidikaya Pappu ~ Mango Dal

Mamidikaya pappu aka Mango dal is Andhra’s treasured classic pappu kura (dal). The recipe featured is a family favorite and its as simple as it can possibly be. Mango and tuvar dal are a magical combination. They are lovely on their own, but together, they are a match made in heaven. The tang of the […]

Sukhi Subji ~ Aloo Bhindi

Aloo Bhindi Subji I like to explore North Indian subjis especially when I prepare rotis. Today it was Aloo Bhindi. This is one of those simple recipes you can make over and over again and that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. I wasn’t going to add tomatoes but was convinced by […]

Aratikaya Bajji ~ Raw Plantain Fritters

Pulihora, Aratikaya bajji and Coconut chutney Bajjis, gold colored, savory, crowd pleasing treats that bring life to a special occasion. During my growing years, you could find me sitting on the beach wall (Vizag is blessed with a beautiful coastline) with family or friends relishing murri mixture and raw plantain bajjis stuffed with raw onions […]