Beerakaya Kura | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Curry | Turai Bhaji

This simple Beerakaya Kura (Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Curry | Turai Bhaji) is very easy to make and light on the stomach. It is one of my favourites and I can eat any quantities of it, JLT. 🙂 Don’t be fooled by the quantity of Beerakaya used because it reduces to

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Pachi Pulusu or Raw Onion Stew

This is a very easy recipe that is often made when one wants to have something light. It is very easy to make and gets done in literally a jiffy. Pachi Pulusu is typically served as a side dish for Mudda Pappu Annam (rice mixed with plain cooked lentils) and

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Cantonese Vegetables, The Indo-Chinese Way

Last week my brother suddenly had this craving for Chinese food; more specifically “Indian Chinese.” I guess, the overload of Indian festival food was a trigger for something “different.” 🙂 I have already waxed eloquent on Indo-Chinese or Indian Chinese food in my earlier posts on Vegetable Manchurian and Vegetable

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Gongura Pappu (Dal with Ambada, Lentils and Sorrel)

The word Gongura has become synonymous with people from Andhra. Gongura Pachadi is almost the first dish people mention when they know you are from Andhra, but few have heard of Gongura Pappu. Gongura Pappu (Dal with Gongura/Ambada/Sorrel) is one of my alltime favourites; indeed, there are few Andhras who don’t

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Podi Tossed Idli or Idlis in Molaga Podi

Recently I met a friend who had come home to Mumbai on a short vacation. We stopped for a small snack at this yuppy South Indian food joint in an upmarket mall. As we glanced through the menu, we were quite amused at the exotic descriptions of the food we

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I absolutely love Cream Cheese and Mushrooms; so you can imagine my delight at the thought of Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Before I start on the recipe, let me tell you how I discovered Cream Cheese. I first discovered Cream Cheese when I went to US and Canada in 1999.

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