Andhra Patoli is a dry dal crumble similar to Usili

Andhra Patoli | Bharda Palya | Vatli Dal | Kadalai Paruppu Usili

Patoli is a classic Andhra dish which can be considered as a dry lentil crumble, and is something akin to Usili that the Tamilians make. Made with soaked and ground chana dal paste, it is protein-rich and filling. I first posted this recipe in 2013 and since then have discovered that it is made in various

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Andhra Mammidikaya Nuvvula Pachadi | Raw Mango & Sesame Chutney

I love Mammidikaya Nuvvula Pachadi because it combines two of my favourite ingredients; sesame (nuvvulu) and unripe mango (mammidikaya). This pachadi has a nutty and sour flavour, and can be quite spicy if you add enough green chillies. I had first posted this recipe in 2012 and am now updating

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Neemki: A Himachali Mango Onion Pickle flavoured with fenugreek and carom seeds

Neemki | Instant Mango Pickle From Himachal Pradesh

Sometimes, simple recipes surprise you with the depth of flavour they deliver and this recipe for Neemki, an instant raw mango-onion pickle from Himachal Pradesh is one such instance. I came across this recipe from Neemki on a blog called Cooking from the queen of hills in my quest to mango pickles

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