Wadiyalu

I could not think of any regional food starting with W, in this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. I had to twist the letter, just like I did with Q, to come up with a post for today. I have W for Wadiyalu, actually spelled vadiyalu. Wadiyalu are sundried crisps, sundried lentil balls, sun […]

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. […]

Odappalu ~ Instant Rice Flour Garelu (Vada)

After a break on Sunday, we resume our A-Z Challenge culinary Journey Through Telangana Cuisine with letter ‘O’. Like the last two letters, my ‘O’ was finalized long ago and odappalu were my first and last choice for the letter. There aren’t any vegetables or food items starting with ‘O’ in Telugu, except odappalu. There […]

Israeli Halvah for #FoodoftheWorld

This month, Food of the World is in Middle Eastern country of Israel. I made a very quick and easy halvah with tahini. I had some leftover store bought tahini from this hummus preparation and it’s sell by date was fast approaching. I used all of it to make this halvah. Tahini is a condiment […]

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 […]

Hourensou No Gomaae ~ Japanese Spinach Salad with Sesame Sauce

Hourensou no gomaae is Japanese spinach salad flavored with sesame sauce. Preparation of this salad is similar to Korean spinach salad that I prepared last year for Around the World in 30 days. I liked the Korean salad a lot and since the preparation is similar, included this spinach salad to my Japanese breakfast menu […]

Seasoned Korean Spinach Salad ~ Sigeumchi Namul

Korean food has many side dishes and if you ever been to a Korean restaurant or were invited by a Korean family for a Korean meal, you know what I am taking about. There is usually at least a spread of 6 – 8 dishes, both vegetarian and some with anchovies. Whenever we dine at […]

Peanuts Powder

For this weeks cooking from cookbooks challenge, I have an easy breezy flavorful podi/powder from Chandra Padmanabhan’s Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South India. With all the cooking I am doing for the upcoming mega blogging marathon next month, I did not want to cook anything elaborate for this event. I chose a quick and easy […]

Indian Cooking Challenge: Sarvapindi ~ Ginnappa

Sarvapindi or Ginne appa is a rice flour pancake popular in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. I never heard or saw my cousins or aunts from Andhra region talk or prepare this pancake. So I am assuming this is from Telangana region of the state. It gets the name Sarvapindi or ginne appa based on […]

Tomato Onion Pachadi

This is a versatile chutney that goes well with idli, dosa, vada and rice.  Today, I served this with vada.  I named it tomato onion pachadi because my mom and aunts make this chutney without onion.  Only after marriage, I saw my athamma  adding onion to tomato pachadi.  Hence, I named it tomato onion pachadi. […]

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