Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bachali Kura Pappu | Malabar Spinach Dal | Andhra Bachali Koora Pappu


Bachali Kura is also called Malabar Spinach or Indian Spinach and Pui saag in Bengali.  It is very rich in iron and protein.  There are quite a few dishes made with these leaves like Bachali kura fry, bachali kura pachadi, bachali kura pulusubachali kura ava pulusu, bachali kura pappu, bachali kura majjiga pulusu, etc.



Today's recipe is Bachali Kura Pappu, a traditional Andhra recipe.  This is a simple yet tasty dal and with the combo of lentils and protein-rich bachali packs quite a nutritious punch.  A must-have healthy dish on your weekly menu.  It tastes awesome with plain hot rice and ghee.

If you are looking for more dal/lentil recipes, do check these out:

Mullangi/Radish Sambar,   Idli SambarMenthi Koora/Fenugreek leaves PappuVankaya/Eggplant Pullagura

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Macaroni Pasta | Indian Style Masala Macaroni Pasta | Kids Lunch Box Recipe


Veg Macaroni Pasta or Masala Pasta is a tasty one-pot meal that is prepared with desi spices, macaroni and mixed vegetables.  This flavorful pasta tastes super yumm and is a sure hit with the kids.  It is quite easy to prepare and can be served as dinner for kids or even pack as lunch for school.

There are different variations to preparing pasta, but this version of the Macaroni Pasta is very tasty and can be prepared quickly compared to the others.  I have used elbow-shaped macaroni here, but you can use any other shape pasta too like spiral or cylindrical and make this recipe.

Veg Macaroni Pasta, Indian Masala Pasta

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cornflakes Mixture | Corn Flakes Chivda | Makai Chivda


Cornflakes Chivda or Corn Flakes Mixture is a delicious healthy snack that is quite easy to prepare.  Generally this is made with plain corn flakes (not the cereal version like Kellogs that is available in stores) and deep fried in oil.  I have used the ready-to-eat cereal cornflakes where I do not have to deep fry them.  So it does not require too much oil and if you are looking for a healthy snack for your kids, you can try this out.

Cornflakes mixture is very easy to prepare compared to the traditional South Indian mixture.

If you are looking for more snack recipes, check these out:

Masala Vada
Potato Bajji
Medu Vada
Beguni/Brinjal Fritters


Cornflakes Mixture, Cornflakes Chivda


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Coconut Sevai | Thengai Sevai | Easy Idiyappam Recipes


Coconut Sevai or Thengai Sevai is a simple, delicious South Indian breakfast item that is packed with flavor.  It does not have too many ingredients and is quite easy to prepare.   The preparation of this rice noodle recipe is quite similar to how we make coconut rice.  This makes for a good lunch box recipe too.

I have used instant sevai available in the market and cooked as per instructions on the packet.  You can make this coconut sevai recipe with fresh sevai or even with idiyappam.  There are so many healthy variations that can be made with sevai like lemon sevai, vegetable sevai, curd sevai, tamarind sevai, masala sevai that are all equally delicious.

Coconut Sevai, Thengai Sevai

Monday, 31 July 2017

Vankaya Batani Kura | Brinjal Green Peas Curry | Vankaya Batani Curry Andhra Style


Brinjal is one veggie which not many people like, but they don't know what they are missing out on.  There are quite a few delicious recipes made with brinjal like gutti vankaya kura, baingan ka bharta, aloo baingan sabzi, noone vankaya koora, vankaya pachadi, beguni, begun bhaja, vankaya pulla kura or pullagura.

I am sharing here one such tasty recipe - Vankaya Pachi Batani Kura.  It  is a simple, delicious and flavorful curry that goes very well with plain hot rice and rotis.


Vankaya Batani Kura, Baingan Matar Masala

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Seppankizhangu Varuval | Crispy Arbi Fry | Chamagadda Talimpu | Arbi Roast


Arbi Roast / Chamadumpa Vepudu is a stir-fry dish from South India.  I consider arbi, also known as colocasia or taro root, to be one of the tastiest vegetable (of course next to Potato).  It tastes best when deep fried, but those who don't prefer deep fried, can try this version.  Here Arbi is boiled, peeled and cut into circles and pan fried with spices.  I like both the versions as both taste equally good.  Sambar with Seppakizhangu Fry is one of the most amazing combos.

This no onion no garlic arbi recipe is quite easy to prepare.  If you are looking for more stir-fry dishes, do check these out:  Raw Banana Stir Fry, broad bean stir fry, banana stem stir fry, grated carrot stir fry.


Arbi Roast Seppankizhangu Varuval



Saturday, 22 July 2017

Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi | Potato and Tomato Curry for Poori | Aloo Tamatar Curry


Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji or Tomato and Potato Curry - a classic combo of potatoes and tomatoes along with the spices gives a delicious, flavorful and tangy curry.  This simple and flavorful dish is a regular breakfast item in most Indian households.   This delicous Aloo Tamatar Curry can be served as a perfect side to Pooris and parathas and this being a dry version goes well with all types of lentils too.


Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi, Potato Tomato Curry


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