Challa Attu – The Truly Cool Dosa

Challa Attu literally means a cool dosa; challa means cool and attu means dosa in Telugu. It derives its name from the buttermilk (traditional cooling agent) that it contains in plenty. Challa attu is a great favourite with my family. It is very easy to make and is done in a jiffy. We make this often

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Menthi Podi – 2

This is another version of Menthi Podi that we use sometimes. Ingredients Minapappu/Udad Dal – 1 Cup Senaga Pappu/Chana Dal – 1 Cup Menthulu/Methi Dana/Fenugreek Seeds – 1/3 Cup Dhaniyalu/Saboot Dhania/Coriander Seeds – 1/2 Cup Red Chillies – 6 to 8 Oil – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/2 tsp Method In

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Menthi Podi – 1

This is a podi that is used to garnish a several vegetable preparations. It helps add an extra something to ordinary koora with vegetables like dondakaya (tendli, gherkins), vankaya (baingan, aubergines/brinjals/eggplant), aritikaya (kacha kela, plantains)…. Ingredients Minapappu/Udad Dal – 1 Cup Senaga Pappu/Chana Dal – 1 Cup Menthulu/Methi Dana/Fenugreek Seeds – 1/3 Cup Red Chillies

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Kanda Pohe – Onion Poha – Maharashtrian Recipe

There is something about warm, fluffy, freshly made Pohe that can simply elevate my day. I make pohe at least once a week for breakfast. Pohe is very easy to make and you can whip it up in a jiffy, whether for breakfast or when you have unexpected guests or JLT! There

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Nimmakaya Atukula Pulihora or Elumichai Aval

I make Poha, Atukulu, or Beaten Rice for breakfast every week. I make it in very many different ways as: Kanda Pohe or with Onion Batata Pohe or with Potato Vangi Pohe or with Brinjal Matar Pohe with Peas Indori Pohe as made in Indore North Indian Style Poha with Fried Potatoes and

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Vankaya-Bangala Dumpa Mudda Koora (Eggplant/Aubergine with Potato) – 1

Vankaya-Bangala Dumpa Mudda Koora is a very simple and delicious bhaji that can be had both with rice and rotis. I make many versions of this koora and here is the simplest version. You will often find this koora being served at Andhra weddings! Ingredients Vankaya/Aubergine (Large) – 1/4 Kg Potato – 1

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