Bendakaya Tamata Shorva ~ Okra Tomato Stew

Bendakaya tamata shorva is a flavorful Indian stew where okra is cooked in a tomato gravy. It is an easy side dish for busy hectic weekdays. Theme for this week is easy side dishes and bendakaya tamata shorva is one easy recipe to have on weeknight menus. The first two recipes for the theme were […]

Mirchi ka Salan ~ Long Green Chilies Curry

Mirchi ka salan is a tangy, flavorful long green chilies curry with peanut sesame spice mix. It is a popular side dish for Hyderabad biryani. Theme for this week is easy side dishes for rice and roti. First recipe for the theme was North Indian paneer masala and today it is a South Indian mirchi […]

Instant Pot Paneer Masala

Instant Pot paneer masala is a creamy Indian curry for flatbreads. It is a make ahead recipe and works great for weeknight dinners and parties as well. What is Paneer? Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese prepared by curdling milk. Collect the Milk particles in a cheese cloth and press it into a block of […]

Senaga Pappu Laddu ~ Chana Dal Laddu

Nutty, aromatic, yummy senaga pappu laddu is a 3 ingredient, gluten free, no bake easy Indian dessert! It is also one of the offerings to deity during Bathukamma festivities. What is Senaga Pappu Laddu or Chana Dal Laddu? Laddu is one of the most popular Indian sweet. Preparation of laddu depends on the ingredients used. […]

BM 100 Meet in Hyderabad – Part 2

Day 3, July 19th Dress Color – Pink. Agenda for the day – South Indian thali, sakinalu demo, Andhra avakaya demo, mango ice cream demo and chaat. Veena, Sandhya, Priya Srinivasan, Priya Suresh and Gayathri prepared a delicious Tamil meal for us. While the ladies were busy cooking away in the kitchen, the rest of […]

BM 100 Meet in Hyderabad – Part 1

Meeting virtual friends and especially friends with common interest is always fun. Here is a nostalgic post of our blogging group meet up which had cooking, baking, singing, dancing, chatting and loads of memories! Those of you who follow the blog know I participate in monthly blogging marathons (BM). BM group is 8+ years old […]

Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

Corn raita is Indian version of corn salad in yogurt dressing. This is a quick, easy and under 15 minutes recipe. It makes a great side dish and a light snack as well. Latest update August 2019 Update March 2018 – Corn raita post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. Corn […]

Chikkudukaya Kura – Indian Broad Beans Fry

Chikkudukaya kura or Indian broad beans fry is an easy dry curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and roti or any Indian flatbread. Latest update July 2019 Update March 2018 – This post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. When I took new images, I plated the food […]

Gajar Methi Subzi ~ Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry, Haryana

Gajar methi subzi is a simple stir fry with carrots and fenugreek leaves. It pairs well with both rice and Indian flatbreads. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Haryana Indian Food Odyssey, culinary journey through Indian states goes to Haryana, to taste gajar methi subzi. Haryana is a north Indian state carved out […]

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