Sprouted Moong Beans Chaat

For the last recipe of the week, I had many ideas but chaat was not one of them. Had I had sprouted moong bean chaat on mind, I would have replaced sprouts stir fry with another recipe. The plan was to cook either a moong dal tikki, bottle gourd dal, dal soup, moong dal wadi […]

Vankaya Poornam ~ Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

V for vankaya poornam is what I made for this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. Vankaya poornam is nothing but stuffed brinjals or baby eggplants and also known as gutti vankaya in some parts. In Telangana, any stuffed vegetable such as gutti vankaya or gutti dondakaya is called vankaya poornam and dondakaya poornam respectively. […]

Pappu & Pachi Pulusu

In this A-Z challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I knew right away what I was going to do for some of the letters. One such letter is ‘P’. It was always ‘P’ for pachi pulusu and since pappu also starts with ‘P’, decided to make it a combo on the day I prepared it. Pappu […]

Garela Pulusu ~ Moong Dal Vada in Tamarind Based Gravy

Garelu are donut shaped lentil fritters. Popular name for garelu is vada / vadai. In Telangana pesarapappu ~ moong dal garelu are a common preparation followed by bobbarla garelu than the minapappu garelu/vada. Garelu are prepared for breakfast, tea time snack and for special occasions. Since these are so popular and liked by many, these […]

Masala Vankaya Kura

Readers following the blog regularly know I do blogging marathons, where a group of us blog 3 consecutive days in a week. Twice a year we do month long marathons. The person behind these marathons and the organizer is Srivalli. For me, blogging marathon is a way to keep the blog active and a motivation […]

Cauliflower Shorva (Stew)

Shorva or shorba is a stew with chunks of vegetables or meat. I made cauliflower shorva with tomatoes, cauliflower and yogurt. I already posted tomato shorva, bottle gourd shorva, chicken shorva & mutton shorva recipes. I mentioned how shorva is different from a soup and a curry in my chicken shorva post. I planned on […]

Simple Telugu Bhojanam ~ Telugu Thali from Telangana

For the last & 6th day of Indian states for Buffet on Table, I have a simple everyday meal from my home state of Telangana. Past few days leading up to the marathon, there was lot of chatter on Whatsapp by fellow marathoners about the thalis each one was preparation for Indian states. To keep […]

Tiffin Sambar

Sambar is a lentil stew with lots of vegetables, cooked in tamarind juice and spiced with samabr powder. It is a common preparation in South Indian homes. I was always under the impression that the lentils used in sambar is toor dal or a mixture of toor and moong dal. I was surprised when I […]

Rajasthani Spicy Laal Maas

Rajasthani spicy laal maas is a flavorful goat curry and, pairs well with Indian flatbreads and even rice. Last year when we did the Indian States mega marathon, Rajasthani spicy laal maas was the first recipe I cooked for the theme. That day I could not take any pictures and wanted to re-cook it but […]

Alsande Tonak from Goa

As I mentioned in my last post, I met some of my blogging friends when I was in India this past February. Archana’s gave us a packet of Tonak masala. She also prepared alsande tonak during our meet in Chennai and unfortunately I missed the cooking session as I had to get back to Hyderabad […]

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