Andhra Nuvvula Pachadi | Ellu Thuvaiyal

Nuvvula Pachadi | Andhra Sesame Chutney | Til ka Chutney

Nuvvulu or Sesame Seed is one of my favourite flavours, and I use the seeds or the roasted, spiced sesame powder (Nuvvula Podi) liberally in my cooking. I also mix Nuvvula Podi with rice topped with sesame oil or then make this spicy Andhra Sesame Seeds Chutney that we call

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Andhra Uppu Pindi: Rice Rava and Moong Dal Upma

Andhra Uppu Pindi | Uppudu Pindi | Rice Rava and Moong Dal Upma

In my mind, Uppu Pindi (aka Uppudu Pindi) will forever be a special mother-daughter pleasure that I shared with Amma. Yes, my dad and brother like it too, but Amma and me just loved it. I used to look forward to days when this lovely rice rava and moong dal upma, or Dibba Rotti (a thick

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Kothamalli Podi | Spiced Coriander Leaf Powder from Tamil Nadu

Kothimeera Podi | Kothamalli Podi | Coriander Leaves Powder

I am on a spree of making podis and pachadis, and my father paved the way for another traditional recipe by getting me a huge (simply huge) bunch of oh-so-fresh-and-tender coriander leaves (Kothimeera in Telugu, Kothamalli in Tamil). I could think of so many recipes in which I could make

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