Stovetop Pan Handvo ~ Spicy Mixed Lentil Rice Cake

Stovetop pan handvo is a spicy vegetable mixed lentils rice cake. Handvo is a nutritious dense cake eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal. It is a popular dish from Indian State of Gujarat. jump to recipe or pin it for later Conventionally, handvo is prepared in a pan, on a […]

Instant Pot Handvo ~ Savory Cake

Instant pot handvo is a savory mixed lentils and rice cake. This is a traditional Gujarati snack made in instant pot (IP), an electric pressure cooker. Handvo is a popular snack from Indian state of Gujarat and is traditionally made on stovetop or in an oven in modern kitchens. Since the theme for this week […]

Baked Handvo ~ Savory Rice Lentils Cake

Baked handvo is a savory rice and lentils cake with mixed vegetables. Bottle gourd is the main vegetable along with seasonal vegetables of choice and the method of cooking is either oven or in a pan on stovetop. Serve it for breakfast, tea time snack or even as a light meal. Handvo is a traditional […]

Chana Dal Goat Curry

Chana dal goat curry is a great recipe to use up leftover goat curry, either dry or gravy curry. Addition of chana dal transforms curry a new avatar and is a nice way to use up any leftover meat curry. This Chana dal goat curry is also a great recipe to fix a flopped non […]

Green Beans Paruppu Usili

As I mentioned in my last post, on meatless Wednesday’s I try to cook a veggie side dish that is protein rich. In India, lentils or dals are the main source of protein for many non meat eaters. Today I have a green beans side dish prepared with lentils called paruppu usili. Paruppu usili is […]

Uppudu Pindi ~ Rice Rava Upma

As we enter the final stretch of this marathon, A-Z Challenge Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I am running out of steam and do not know how to start this post. This and the next three are going to be short, as I am yet to write the posts. Last two are already scheduled and that […]

Ellipaya Karam ~ Garlic Dry Chilies Powder

Ellipayalu, ellipayalu, ellipayalu!! I could not think or go past ellipayalu for ‘E’. Ellipayalu or elligaddalu are garlic. If you are following my blog regularly you would know how liberal I am with it’s usage! Before going any further, let me warn you, today’s post is loaded with pictures, a total of 8. There are […]

Hyderabadi Haleem

Starting today I am dong a month long blogging marathon with Indian states as the theme. I will be posting one recipe a day from one state, starting with Andhra Pradesh and ending with West Bengal. The blogging marathon group decided to do 28 states and the two union territories Delhi & Pondicherry I never […]

Masala Vadai

For day two of the marathon, I picked toor dal and chana dal as my ingredients and made masala vada from the cookbook Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South by Chandra Padmanabhan. The ingredients that piqued my interest and attracted me to this recipe are combination of dals used to prepare this vada. Vada is a […]

Baked Crunchy Chana Dal & Mung Dal

Once upon a time, when I was little, fried chana dal was prepared quite often as a snack. Whenever palaharam (snacks with longer shelf life) was made at home, fried chana dal was often on the list. Gradually it disappeared from the list and always wondered why? I liked munching on spiced chana dal as […]

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