Moong Dal Appam | Pesalu Paddu | Pachai Payaru Paniyaram

Pesarattu Paddu | Pachai Payaru Paniyaram | Whole Moong Dal Appam

Pesarattu Paddu is a Whole Moong Paniyaram made with Pesarattu batter.

Also called Pachai Payaru Paniyaram, this is a very easy to make snack and is elevated when paired with Allam Pachadi (Andhra Ginger Chutney).

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Andhra Kobbari Garelu served on a brass plate

Andhra Kobbari Garelu | Rice Flour & Coconut Vada | Thenga Vada

Kobbari Garelu are vadas made with rice flour and coconut. Crisp on the exterior and soft on the interior, the vadas are just a delight with your evening Cuppa!

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Kudumulu or Undrallu: Naivedyam for Vinayaka Chavithi

Undrallu | Kudumulu: Andhra Vinayaka Chaviti Naivedyam

Undrallu (also called Kudumulu) are a must-have naivedyam in Andhra Pradesh for Vinayaka Chavithi.

Undrallu are essentially steamed rice rava and chana dal balls that are said to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha.

They are certainly a favourite of my father. 🙂

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Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi is a chutney made with ivy gourd and peanuts.

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Kovakkai Thogayal by Satya Rapaka

While I had seen recipes for Dondakaya Pachadi, none excited me enough to try them till my cousin, Satya Rapaka, shared her recipe.

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Andhra Nuvvula Pachadi | Ellu Thuvaiyal

Nuvvula Pachadi | Andhra Sesame Chutney | Til ka Chutney

Nuvvulu or Sesame Seed is one of my favourite flavours, and I use the seeds or the roasted, spiced sesame powder (Nuvvula Podi) liberally in my cooking. I also mix Nuvvula Podi with rice topped with sesame oil or then make this spicy Andhra Sesame Seeds Chutney that we call

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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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