Aratikaya Vepudu (Raw Banana/Plantain Fry, Vazakkai Varuval)

Aratikaya Vepudu (Kela Fry or Raw Banana Fry) is one of my favourite curries. When properly done, the pieces are crisp on the outside while being soft inside. It is very simple to make and can be eaten with plain rice or then as a side dish to sambar rice or

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Dondakaya Vepudu, Tondli Fry, or Ivy Gourd Stir Fry

Dondakaya (tendli or Ivy Gourd) is a great favourite in my home. I make it in many different ways; with menthi podi, with koora podi, as bharli tondli, as tondli bhaat… Here is one more variant. There is something about tender and crisp stir fry with curd rice that cannot

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