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, in my home, we fast through the day; worship nagas; offer naivedyam of Vada Pappu, Chalimidi, Chimmili,Read the Recipe
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.Read the Recipe
Allam Pachadi is ginger chutney as made in Andhra Pradesh. In many homes and eateries in Andhra, you will find this sweet, spicy, and piquant chutney being served with idlis and dosas.
Allam Pachadi is the favoured accompaniment for Pesarattu and Garelu (Vadas).
Made with ginger and flavoured with jaggery, and chillies, Allam Pachadi is always in a class of its own.Read the Recipe
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!Read the Recipe
Sundal is such an inseparable part of Navratri celebrations. During the 9 days of Navratri, many married women invite other married women home for Haldi-Kumkum. Every lady who visits the home is offered Haldi-Kumkum and then given Paan-Supari, along with a small gift, and some Sundal and a Sweet. There are many varieties ofRead the Recipe
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. 🙂Read the Recipe