Paruppu Adai, a mixed dal dosa from Tamil Nadu, served with butter and jaggery

Paruppu Adai (Mixed Dal Dosa from Tamil Nadu)

Paruppu Adai is a traditional dosa made in Tamil Nadu with Chana Dal and Tuvar Dal as its primary ingredients.

This protein-rich dosa is typically served with butter, jaggery and even Avial.

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Khandeshi Dubuk Vade: Gram flour dumplings cooked in a spiced broth

Khandeshi Dubuk Vade

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!

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Nagula Chavithi Naivedyam: Chimmili, Chalimidi, Vada Pappu and Panakam

Recipes for Nagula Chavithi Naivedyam

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.

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Chegodi: Crispy Rice Flour Rings

Chegodi | Chegodilu | Andhra Ring Murukku

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.

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Andhra Allam Pachadi

Allam Pachadi | Andhra Ginger Chutney

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.

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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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