Sunnundalu ~ Gluten Free Urad Dal Laddu

Sunnundalu are urad dal laddu, a healthy 3 ingredient gluten free sweet from Telugu cuisine. For the last post under Diwali snacks & sweets, it is sunnundalu or urad dal laddu. These 3 ingredient gluten free sweet is quick and easy to prepare. In fact, all the prep work can be done well in advance. […]

Fish Pulusu, a Tangy Fish Curry

Fish Pulusu or chepala pulusu is a tangy fish curry, a tamarind based gravy served with rice. It is a popular non veg dish in Telugu cuisine, popular both in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. What is Fish Pulusu? Pulusu is a tangy gravy from South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. The tanginess comes […]

Chintapandu Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice

Pulihora is a traditional South Indian flavored rice. It is a tart/tangy rice and lime juice, tamarind or mango are the tart/tangy fruit used to prepare this rice. Tamarind or chintapandu pulihora and lime or nimmakaya pulihora are most common preparations while mango or mamidikaya pulihora is seasonal. Chintapandu pulihora is a tangy flavored rice […]

Beerakaya Royyala Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Shrimp Fry

Beerakaya royyala koora is a popular curry from coastal Andhra. It is prepared with both fresh and dried prawns. It is not a common preparation in Telangana and in my family circles, we do not cook non veg curries with vegetables, few vegetables being an exception. The exceptions being tomatoes, green bell peppers, some leafy […]

Potlakaya Pachadi ~ Snake Gourd in Yogurt Sauce

Potlakaya is snake gourd and is a long vegetable belonging to gourd family. It is a fruit which is eaten like a vegetable. Since it is very long, it is called snake gourd. I used small to medium sized gourd and you can see how long it is. I had to cut the gourd into […]

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 […]

Xtra Spicy Golichina Kodi Koora ~ Xtra Spicy Chicken Curry

Today we have one of the toughest letters to work with in this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. There is no regional word, vegetable, fruit or dish that starts with X. To go around this, we decided to use an adjective. I had a few ideas but was unsure what to do for this […]

Tamata Atukula Vadiyalu ~ Tomato Poha Vadi

Vadiyalu are sun dried crisps, sundried lentil balls or patties made with either lentils, vegetables or rice. Name of the vadiyam (singular) starts with the ingredient used, followed by the word vadiyam. Vadiyalu are either added to curries to enhance the flavor, can be eaten with rice or eaten as it is as a snack. […]

Saggubiyyam Vadiyalu ~ Sago Vadi ~ Tapioca Pearls Crisps

Vadiyalu are sun dried crisps, sundried lentil balls or patties made with either lentils, vegetables or rice. Name of the vadiyam (singular) starts with the ingredient used, followed by the word vadiyam. Today I have vadiyalu made with saggubiyyam/sago/tapioca pearl. Saggubiyyam is cooked with plenty of water until soft and seasoned to taste. Saggubiyyam are […]

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. […]

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