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,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
Menthi Majjiga is a staple in my home on hot summer days. It is a traditional recipe from Andhra Pradesh in which buttermilk is tempered with methi and ajwain.
Menthi Majjiga can be savoured at room temperature or then chilled. All you do is mix it in some rice and believe you me, it will make for a heavenly meal. 🙂Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 ofContinue reading