Bobbari Garelu ~ Chekkalu – Rice Flour Black Eyed Peas Crackers

While drafting the post this morning, when adding the links to posts I posted on this day in yesteryears, I realized today is my blog anniversary!! I can’t believe I started this blog 8 years ago!! The blog that I created to kill boredom, to record some of my cooking experiments has survived 8 long […]

Wadiyalu

I could not think of any regional food starting with W, in this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. I had to twist the letter, just like I did with Q, to come up with a post for today. I have W for Wadiyalu, actually spelled vadiyalu. Wadiyalu are sundried crisps, sundried lentil balls, sun […]

Sakinalu

In this A-Z Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, for ‘S’ I have a traditional Telangana snack, sakinalu. Sakinalu are deep fried, round concentric shaped snack prepared with freshly ground rice flour. This is one of the first recipes to be cooked for this BM, along with chegodi back in January, when I was visiting my mom […]

Odappalu ~ Instant Rice Flour Garelu (Vada)

After a break on Sunday, we resume our A-Z Challenge culinary Journey Through Telangana Cuisine with letter ‘O’. Like the last two letters, my ‘O’ was finalized long ago and odappalu were my first and last choice for the letter. There aren’t any vegetables or food items starting with ‘O’ in Telugu, except odappalu. There […]

Makka Gudaalu ~ Sauteed Corn Kernels

In this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I always had M for Makka Gudaalu on my list. I did not even consider other options available for ‘M’. This was most often prepared evening snack at my maternal grandparents place. As in most villages, even at my grandmother’s place lunch was served very early. Rather, […]

Kudumulu ~ Chikkudu Kudumulu ~ Steamed Rice & Broad Bean Cakes

Kudumulu are steamed cakes or balls made with rice flour with/without rice rava (cream of rice). More known and popular kudumulu are sweet kudumulu prepared for Vinayaka Chavithi as an offering to Lord Ganesh / Vinayakudu. Today I have a different kind of kudumulu that are savory, not prepared as offering to any Lord but […]

Chegodi

Chegodi is one of the popular traditional snacks from Telangana that has a shelf life of at least 10 – 15 days. This is also a popular snack in Andhra and similar ones are prepared in neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra as well. Chegodi is made with rice flour and shaped into circles or […]

Pesaru Garelu & a Mini Thali

Last month was my mother-in-law’s death anniversary ceremony and I had prepared a mini thali. When I cooked the meal that day, this week’s theme was not on my mind, though the blog was. Since I cooked so many items, I also wanted to utilize that cooking for the blog as well. Everything on that […]

Scored Potatoes

For the last day of this week’s marathon I have a baked potato recipe. This is another easy recipe I found on Taste of Home. There are so many wonderful recipes to choose from top 100 recipes, it was difficult to decide what to cook. I have bookmarked lot of recipes but had to eliminate […]

Fiesta Pinwheels, Yummy Party Food

Fiesta pinwheels are make ahead finger food and great appetizers to serve at parties. These make a filling lunch as well when served as a roll. jump to recipe Pin It for later . Update – Images are re-edited and resized in Dec 2017 I am back from my India trip and this is my […]

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