I had first published this recipe for Andhra Menthi Podi in November 2012; soon after I started blogging. What a journey it has been since then. As I look at some of my old posts, I realise that they need to be updated, and so here begins that journey. MenthiContinue reading
There are some dishes that capture your imagination and this recipe for Dubuk Vade caught my eye long ago, when I saw it on a Maharashtrian food group.
A specialty of the Khandesh region of Maharashtra, Dubuk Vade are small portions of spiced besan batter cooked in a gravy spiced with kopra, onions, garlic, and the famous Khandeshi Kala Masala.
Do try it and you will be a fan for life!Continue reading
Murungai Keerai Kootu is a great way of including moringa leaves/drumstick leaves into your diet.
This delicious kootu is a great accompaniment to both rice and rotis.Continue reading
Nagula Chavithi is the day people in Andhra Pradesh worship Nagas or snakes. This festival falls on the fifth day after Naraka Chaturdashi (This year Nagula Chavithi is on November 11, 2018).
On this day, we fast through the day, worship nagas, offer naivedyam of Vada Pappu, Chalimidi, Chimmili, Panakam, bananas, and milk.Continue reading
Chegodi is a crispy rice flour ring that is a great favourite in Andhra. Also called Ring Murukku because of its shape, this delicious snack is a family favourite and we used to make it often when we were children.
Chegodilu are easy to make but need loads to patience to shape and fry. I made them as a part of Diwali celebrations this year.Continue reading
Minapa Sunni Undalu (also called Sunnundalu) are laddus made with roasted udad dal, jaggery, and ghee.
This traditional recipe from Andhra Pradesh yields 20 small laddus and is very very easy to make.
Do try it these delicious Minapa Sunnundalu this Diwali! You can make about 20 laddus in less than 45 minutes.Continue reading