Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

Poha Mixture ~ Flattened Rice Mixture

Poha mixture is a crispy, savory Indian snack with flattened rice, peanuts and fried gram. Poha is flattened rice and atukulu in Telugu. Atukula mixture is one of the easiest mixtures to prepare. Peanuts and fried gram are roasted along with curries leaves, chilies, cumin and mustard seeds, and then mixed with poha. It is […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Carrot Radish Salad ~ Gajar Mooli Koshimbir

Carrot radish salad is a quick, easy and delicious salad. It is a great side dish to serve with rice, roti or even grilled meats. Theme of the Week This week’s theme is meal time dishes and it could be any meal. The first recipe for this theme is carrot radish salad or gajar mooli […]

Peanut Rice

Fried rice is such a comfort food on lazy days when not in a mood to cook. I often make an omelet and Indian style fried rice when I don’t want to sweat too long in the kitchen. Last month someone posted a peanut rice picture on Facebook and that made me try today’s recipe. […]

Nuts 4 Nuts Roasted Peanuts

For this month’s blogging marathon, I opted to blog in last two weeks of the month. This week my theme is regional cuisine and picked New York cuisine or food from New York. For day one, I have a street food from New York City. If you visited New York City, you probably must have […]

Lemon Rice ~ Nimmakaya Pulihora

For day two of the marathon under the theme cooking with lemons, I have a traditional South Indian recipe, nimmakaya pulihora. Pulihora is usually made with either tamarind, lemon/lime or raw green mangoes when mangoes are in season. Husband is not fond of pulihora and I rarely make it at home. Even if I do, […]

Peanut Spread & a Sandwich

For the final day of this mini marathon, I have a quick and easy spread. However, I had a hard time coming up with a name for this recipe. I made it as a spread for sandwiches and named it as a spread. This recipe can be tweaked to make yummy chutney or a filling […]

Spicy Southwestern Chicken Salad with Peanut Butter and Lemon Dressing

Spicy southwestern chicken salad is delicious, crunchy, wholesome, healthy grilled chicken with peanut lime dressing. As I mentioned in my last post, we are on a low carb diet and trying to cut back on rice in-take. We are on this diet for past couple of weeks and so far it is going well. Spicy […]

Microwave Roasted Spicy Peanuts

Microwave roasted spicy peanuts are a quick, easy and a healthy snack for anytime of the day. Serve it as an evening snack, after school snack, a light snack before meal or while watching television! Theme for this week is ‘cooking with a given ingredient’ and today’s recipe is microwave roasted spicy peanuts. There was […]

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