Thotakura Ava Pettina Pulusu (Stew with Amaranth Leaves and Mustard Paste)

Thotakura (Amaranth or Maath) is absolutely one of my favourite leafy vegetables. It is very versatile and can be cooked in so many different ways to make a variety of curries and stews. For example, you could make Thotakura Vepudu, a simple stir-fry, or then Thotakura Pappu, a dal. Today, I am writing about

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Palak Pulao (Spinach Pulao)

This is a “one dish meal” I learnt from Amma. It is very easy to make and delicious. I love this simple Pulao and so do many for whom I make this. Enjoy! If you have children, do try this. You will have them eating a whole lot of veggies

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Bobbattu, Obbattu, Puran Poli, or Holige

Bobbattu (also known as Obbattu, Puran Poli, or Holige) is a perennial favourite in our family, especially with my father who cannot have enough of them. I learnt to make it from Amma. When I was an apprentice under Amma’s watchful eye, everything was fine. However, the first few times I

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Kerala Style Stew or “Ishtew” (Vegetables in Coconut Milk)

Kerala stew (or “ishtew” as it is colloquially called) is one of the great favourites in my family. It is oh-so-easy to make and oh-so-yummmmm to eat. The stew combines the goodness of a whole lot of vegetables with the decadence that is coconut milk and the delicate flavours of

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Kerala Style Stew or "Ishtew" (Vegetables in Coconut Milk)

Kerala stew (or “ishtew” as it is colloquially called) is one of the great favourites in my family. It is oh-so-easy to make and oh-so-yummmmm to eat. The stew combines the goodness of a whole lot of vegetables with the decadence that is coconut milk and the delicate flavours of

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Vada Pappu or Kosambari – Rama Navami Naivedyam

Today, I am presenting the recipe for Vada Pappu, the essential naivedyam for Rama Navami along with Chalimidi and Panakam. Vada Pappu (also called Kosambari in Kannada) is essentially a healthy salad made with soaked Moong Dal, finely chopped cucumber, green chillies and grated coconut. It does not involve any cooking and is

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