Carrot Pachadi / Carrot Salad

Friday, August 15th is India’s 61st Independence Day. To celebrate the Independence Day, I bring you healthy, nutritious carrot pachadi with a patriotic theme. I garnished the pachadi with grated carrot, chopped onions and cilantro to look like an Indian flag. I used the tempered green chillies and mustard seeds to make the chakra of […]

Chicken Shorva

I started drafting this post awhile ago and never got to finish it. I was stuck at describing what a shorva is. Many people are not aware of it and even back home, some of my friends didn’t know what it is, until I described it. Once I described, some called it khorma and some […]

Makha Butta with Ellipaya Miram

Makha butta or corn on the cob is one of my favorite food, prepared in any form. Whenever I see fresh corn in the stores, it reminds me of street side vendors back home. During the corn season, these vendors are every where selling fresh corn or roasted corn. They roast the cobs on coal […]

Sorakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney

Sorakaya or anyapakaya belongs to squash family and is called bottle gourd in english.  In Indian cooking, it is used to make curries, gravies, chutneys or a dessert.  Sorayakaya pachadi is one of my favorite pachadis  or chutneys.  When making chutneys, whole spices are roasted in oil and ground to a fine paste with other […]

Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels

How to make Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1-2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp Oil 3 Curry Leaves (opt) 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 small size Onion chopped 3 Green Chillies chopped (adjust to your taste) 1 tsp Garlic […]

Pappu Charu

This is a common dish in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is a lentil stew made of toor dal, tamarind and variety of vegetables such as okra, brinjal or egg plant, beans, carrots, radish, bottle gourd or aanyapakaya or kadhu, drum sticks, pearl onions and beans. In this recipe I use bottle gourd, carrots […]

Murmura Upma

Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 3 Ingredients: 2 tbsp Oil 4-6 Curry Leaves ½ tsp Jeera ½ tsp Mustard Seeds 1 small Onion chopped 10-12 Green Chillies chopped 2 tsp Garlic Paste ½ tsp Turmeric Powder Salt to taste 15 cups Murmuras or Puffed Rice Cilantro chopped for garnish […]

Boiled Egg Curry

Source: This is my Mother-in-law’s recipe. Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 – 1 ½ tbsp oil 1 ½ tsp chili Powder Salt to taste 1 ½ tsp coriander Powder 1 ½ tsp garlic Method: Boil the eggs, peel and pierce the eggs with a fork or a knife. Heat oil a pan, […]

Shrimp Curry

Total Time: 40 minutes Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 2 – 3 Ingredients: 4-5 tbsp Oil 5 Curry Leaves (opt) ½ tspMethi Powder 1 Onion small chopped 1 ½ tsp Onion Paste 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp Coriander Powder 2 tsp Chili Powder Salt to taste ½ tsp Turmeric […]

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