Bharli Vangi | Bharleli Vangi (Maharashtrian Style Stuffed Baby Brinjals)

My family is quite fond of baby brinjals (known as gutti vankaya in Telugu). I make it in many different ways so as to alleviate boredom. I have already written about Gutti Vankaya Koora or Simple Stuffed Baby Brinjals many months ago. However, it is a dry dish that is

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Pindi Chole or Pindi Chana (Spicy Chickpeas)

  In the middle of the festival season, I felt like eating something “masaledar” and so made Pindi Chole yesterday. Also, known as Pindi Chana , it is very different from the conventional Chole. It is also more fiery (you can see where I get my liking for this dish). I first

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Vegetable Pulao – 1

Vegetable Pulao is a one-dish meal that my father often makes. The way Daddy makes it is quite spicy and that is very welcome as dinner on a cold winter night. The pulao is also chock full of vegetables which makes it quite healthy. Serves: 4 Time: 45 minutes Ingredients

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Dosakaya Pappu (Lentils with Yellow Cucumber)

We Andhras make Pappu or Dal with just about any vegetable we can lay our hands on. I have already written about Tomato Pappu (Tomato Dal), Mammidikaya Pappu (Raw Mango Dal), Gongura Pappu, and Pala Koora Pappu (Palak Dal). It adds a great variety to the meals through the week

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Gongura Pachadi

Andhras love Gongura or Ambadi. We go into raptures when we spot good Gongura and find innovative ways to make it a part of our meals. We make Gongura Pappu and Gongura Pulihora. People who eat non-vegetarian food swear by Gongura Mutton. However, nothing defines Andhra food the way Gongura Pachadi does.

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Minapa Garelu | Medu Vada | Ulundu Vadai

In South India, on any auspicious occasion, you will find Medu Vada (called Garelu in Andhra Pradesh and Ulundu Vadai in Tamil Nadu) being served along with Payasam of some sort. I decided to herald in the New Year (or rather usher out the old year) with some hot Garelu and Coconut

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