Simple Telugu Bhojanam ~ Telugu Thali from Telangana

For the last & 6th day of Indian states for Buffet on Table, I have a simple everyday meal from my home state of Telangana. Past few days leading up to the marathon, there was lot of chatter on Whatsapp by fellow marathoners about the thalis each one was preparation for Indian states. To keep […]

Beerakaya Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Curry

Beerakaya in Telugu, turai in Hindi, ridge gourd or Chinese okra in English belongs to cucumber family. Beerakaya is harvested when very tender and ripe beerakaya is very fibrous. It is used as a scrubbing sponge. Tender beerakaya cooks very fast and shrink in quantity after cooking. The most common beerakaya preparation in my home […]

Kobbari (Coconut) Pachadi

Pachadi or chutney is a condiment served with rice or with idli, dosa and vadas. There are two kinds of pachadulu (plural); the ones that have a long shelf life, last for months and upto a year and, the ones that are made fresh by sauteing vegetables or fruits and then ground to paste. The […]

Ven Pongal, Tiffin Sambar & Thenghai Thayir Pachadi from Tamil Nadu

For the fifth day of Indian States, I have a common Tamil breakfast, pongal. There are two versions of pongal; ven pongal the savory version and sakkarai pongal the sweet version. Ven pongal is one of the common breakfast items in Tamil Nadu, besides idli, dosa and vada. It is prepared by cooking together rice […]

Tiffin Sambar

Sambar is a lentil stew with lots of vegetables, cooked in tamarind juice and spiced with samabr powder. It is a common preparation in South Indian homes. I was always under the impression that the lentils used in sambar is toor dal or a mixture of toor and moong dal. I was surprised when I […]

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, […]

BM#3 Day 1: Carrot Pulihora ~ Carrot Rice

Carrot pulihora is a South Indian rice preparation with grated carrots and lime/lemon juice. Hello dear readers, are you ready for another marathon, the third one this year? Blogging Marathon # 3 starts today and just like last time we have a theme. This time I chose ongoing events.  All the recipes I post during […]

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