Jonna Rotte ~ Jowar ki Roti ~ Sorghum Flatbread

Jonna rotte ~ jowar ki roti is prepared in many Indian states and is not regional only to Telangana. It is a common preparation in rural areas. The first time I saw these rottelu made at home was few years ago when amma found out she was diabetic. Jonnalu ~ jowar ~ sorghum is gluten […]

Iguru ~ Goru Chikkudukaya Iguru ~ Cluster Beans Fry

‘I’ was another difficult letter. I could not think of any dish or vegetable starting with ‘I’, that fits my theme in this A-Z Challenge,Journey Through the Telangana Cuisine, except inguva (hing~asafoetida). And I could not think or find any recipe where inguva is the main ingredient. All I could think of is ‘I’ for […]

Hyacinth Beans Rice ~ Anapa Ginjala Annam

In my A-Z Challenge Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I stumbled on a hurdle, again!! I never excepted I would have trouble coming up with recipes this early in to the challenge. I had to use one of the clauses to pass this hurdle, an English name of the main ingredient or the dish. Being a […]

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 […]

Fenugreek Leaves Moong Dal Curry ~ Menthi Aaku Pesaru Pappu Koora

Letter ‘F’ was one of the tough letters in this A-Z challenge, Journey Through the Telangana Cuisine. I could not think of any regional food that starts with ‘F’. As I mentioned in my first post, there are a couple of extra clauses to the theme when dealing with such tough letters. One of them […]

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 […]

Dondakaya Barada ~ Ivy Gourd Gram Flour Curry

An year or two ago I saw a Telugu cookery show video on youtube which featured Telangana specials. Both the recipes on that video were new to me and I never heard of those two dishes before. One of those recipes was dondakaya barada. Few weeks ago one of my friends posted capsicum barada recipe […]

Chegodi

Chegodi is one of the popular traditional snacks from Telangana that has a shelf life of at least 10 – 15 days. This is also a popular snack in Andhra and similar ones are prepared in neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra as well. Chegodi is made with rice flour and shaped into circles or […]

Biyyam Pindi Attlu ~ Rice Flour Dosa or Crepes

For the second day of my Journey Though Telangana Cuisine, I have Biyyam Attlu or Biyyapattlu or Biyyam Pindi Attlu. There are many dishes in Telangana that start with alphabet ‘B’ and my first choice for this alphabet was Beerakaya Alsandakaya Kura. I even made it back in fall when I found some fully podded […]

Attu Tunukala Koora ~ Gram Flour Pancake Curry

As I mentioned yesterday, I am doing a month long marathon starting today, with A-Z regional cooking as the theme. For this theme, we have two options to choose from. Option one is cooking from a region in India or one country and the other is to pick 4 regions from India or 4 countries, […]

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