Thursday, 25 January 2018

Kakarakaya Fry | Healthy & Tasty Bitter Gourd Fry | Crispy Pavakkai Fry


Kakarakaya Vepudu  or Pavakkai Fry - a simple crispy bitter gourd fry recipe made in South Indian style.  Bitter gourd is said to regulate blood sugar levels, so it is good to include them in your weekly menu.

This pavakkai fry requires very few ingredients, but tastes so good that even if you don't like bitter gourd, you will love this fry.  This tastes great as a side with any sambar, rasam or even curd rice.


If you are looking for more poriyals or stir-fry recipes, check the recipes below:

Raw Banana Stir Fry
Chikkudukaya Vepudu/ Broadbeans Stir Fry
Banana Stem Stir-fry With lentils
Radish greens stir fry/ Mullangi Keerai poriyal
Grated carrot Stir Fry

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Andhra Tomato Pickle Recipe | Thakkali Oorugai | Easy Pickle Recipes


Tomato pickle or Thakkali Urugai – An easy, quick and instant pickle recipe made using ripe tomatoes. This tomato pickle tastes good with most breakfasts like idli, dosa, paratha, upma, adai, and especially with plain hot rice and huge dollop of ghee.  This is not a traditional recipe, but is a good variation of the usual tomato achar and is spicy and tangy.

Tomato Pachadi, Andhra Tomato Pickle


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Capsicum Pulao | Capsicum Rice | How To Make Capsicum Masala Rice


Capsicum Pulao or Capsicum rice - an easy, delicious and highly aromatic one-pot meal.  This is a perfect lunch box option too and does not require any side dish, just papad or even chips will do.  I have used carrot here along with the capsicum, but you can use other veggies too like peas, potato, brinjals and garnish with cashews.  This rice dish with the fresh crunchy capsicums and the flavorful masala is the go-to dish when you are bored of other pulaos and rice recipes.


Capsicum Rice, Bell Pepper Rice


If you are looking for more capsicum recipes, do check -


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Atukula Upma | Aval Upma | Poha Upma | Aval Recipes


Atukula Upma or Poha Upma -- an easy, quick and delicious breakfast recipe.  Upma is a regular breakfast in most South Indian homes.  This Poha upma is a variation of the South Indian Upma recipe.  You can add veggies too to this aval upma, but I have skipped them here.

You can serve this healthy poha upma for breakfast or as an evening snack.

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes, do check idli, rava upma, vermicelli upma, coconut sevai, masala dosa, aloo paratha, instant oats paniyaram.


Poha Upma, Aval Upma


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Idli Milagai Podi | Andhra Idli Karam Podi | Side Dish For Idli Dosa


Idli podi or gunpowder as it is popularly known is a flavorful spice powder that accompanies idli, the healthy south Indian breakfast. Even if there are umpteen side dishes/chutneys, this idli podi occupies a special place.  You can finish off an entire plate of idlis with just this flavorful podi.

There are so many variations to this podi depending on individual tastes.  Some add bengal gram, dry coconut, garlic, sesame seeds, etc.

I am presenting here the basic version of the Idli milagai podi.

Idli Milagai Podi, Idli Karam Podi

If you are looking for more side dishes to idli, dosa or uttappam, check out these -- Tomato Onion Chutney, Groundnut Chutney, Potato Masala for Dosa, Idli Sambar, Mint Coconut chutney.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Ragi Dosa | Finger Millet Dosa | No Fermentation Ragi Dosa


Ragi Dosa or Finger Millet Dosa is a very healthy South Indian breakfast recipe.  Ragi (Finger Millet) is a very popular and nutritious cereal which is used in most South Indian households.  It is highly rich in calcium and iron and is quite easily digestible.

There are so many recipes that can be made using ragi like ragi dosa, ragi roti, ragi balls, ragi poori, ragi rotti, ragi uttappam etc.  Ragi dosa is quite easy to prepare and very tasty too.  It is quite apt for busy mornings and is a healthy lunch box option too.


Ragi Dosa, Finger Millet Dosa

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes, do check these out -- Dosa, Pesarattu dosa, idli, Instant oats paniyaram, Coconut sevai, Semiya upma.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Tawa Pulao | Mumbai Tawa Pulao | Pulao Recipes


Tawa Pulao is a popular Mumbai Street Food.  As the name suggests, it is made on a tawa.  The street vendors use a huge tawa, but at home it is difficult to make it in a small tawa. So you can make it in a kadai.  This pulao can be made with different combo of veggies and the main ingredient here is Pav Bhaji Masala.  This tawa pulao recipe can be made with leftover rice too.  It is very easy to prepare and quite delicious.  Tawa pulao tastes best with raita, yogurt, chips or papad.


Tawa Pulao, Mumbai Tawa Pulao


If you are looking for more pulao recipes, then do check out Channa Pulao, Methi Pulao, Green peas Pulao.

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