Category: Vegetarian

In India, vegetarian food is very common. As a result, my blog has many vegetarian recipes spanning all courses in a meal.  I am also trying and writing about vegetarian dishes from across the world.

Recipes from Andhra Pradesh for Varalakshmi Vratam

Varalakshmi Vratam: Recipes for Naivedyam

Varalakshmi Vratam is on August 24, 2018. It always falls on the Friday before Sravan Poornima. (An easy way to remember is the Friday before Raksha Bandhan. 🙂 ). This Pooja, also called Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam, is performed by married women in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu to pray for the well-being of

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Andhra Coconut Chutney for Rice

Kobbari Pachadi | Andhra Coconut Chutney for Rice

In all Andhra meals, the first morsel is typically a pachadi/chutney or podi mixed with rice and ghee/sesame oil. This first morsel, called modati mudda, is said to get your digestive juices flowing and helping you digest the meal to follow. So we, will have a pachadi with almost every

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Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura | Raw Banana Curry with Fenugreek Spice Powder

Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura | Andhra Fenugreek-flavoured Raw Banana Curry

We are very fond of raw banana and make a range of curries with it. One of my favourites is Aratikaya Vepudu | Crispy Raw Banana Fry. However, my father prefers the softer versions like Aratikaya Ava Pettina Kura (Banana Curry with Mustard Paste) and this Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura, which

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Pesara Pappu Pachadi | Pasi Paruppu Thogayal

Andhra Pesara Pappu Pachadi | Moong Dal Chutney | Pasi Paruppu Thogyal

Andhra Pradesh has a well-deserved reputation for its pachadis, podis, and uragayalu (pickles). I have not seen any other community make this unique Pesara Pappu Pachadi, an oh-so-simple pachadi made from Pesara Pappu, Moong Dal or Husked Green Gram. My father likes Pesara Pappu Pachadi a lot and so I make it for him

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