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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Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mangai Sadam

Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mavinikai Chitranna | Mangai Sadam

I had first posted this recipe for Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mavinikai Chitranna | Mangai Sadam in 2014 for Ugadi, the Telugu New Year. I am updating it today with pics for the step-by-step process of making this delicious tangy rice. Pulihora just means tangy rice and so you can make it

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Moong Dal Palak Khichdi (Cooked in Buttermilk)

This mildly spiced, delicious, nutritious Moong Dal Palak Khichdi is cooked in buttermilk which gives it a lovely creamy texture and tangy flavour.

The perfect one-dish meal to celebrate the onset of monsoon. 🙂

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Pudina Pulao (Minty Rice with Loads of Vegetables)

I love one-dish meals. The other day, I had loads of winter vegetables at home and was wondering what to make when I thought of Pudina Pulao. It is very easy to make and delicious. Like Pulaos and Biryanis? You can find many more recipes in this Collection of Pulao and

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Sambar Rice | Kadamba Sadam

Kadamba Sadam (popularly called Sambar Rice) is one of my absolute favourite comfort foods. It is so delicious and comforting, and oh-so-easy to make! Serve it with some crispy potato curry,  and vadiyalu/vadams or appadams/papad, and you have a hands-down winner. 🙂 There is something about the wonderful aroma of sambar masala as

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Gongura Pulihora

Gongura is a green leafy vegetable that is singularly identified with Andhra Pradesh. And not without reason. The Telugu people revere Gongura and turn it into yummy dishes with Gongura Pachadi leading the charge. Tangy Gongura Pappu is another favourite. Non-vegetarians use Gongura to make Gongura mamsam, Gongura Chicken, and Gongura Royyalu. Typically, Gongura Pachadi is

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