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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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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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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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