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 […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Sauteed Ivy Gourd ~ Dondakaya Koora

Sauteed ivy gourd is an easy Indian side dish. Serve it with rice or any Indian flatbreads. Theme of the Week Theme for this week is meal time dishes. Sauteed ivy gourd was the first dish I made for this theme, though I am posting it last. The other two recipes are carrot radish salad […]

Bakshalu – Green Gram Stuffed Sweet Flatbread

Bakshalu are cooked lentils stuffed, sweet Indian flatbread. It makes a delicious dessert and a snack! Theme of the Week My theme for this week’s blogging marathon is stuffed flatbreads from around the world. The first in the series is Bakshalu from Telangana, India. Bakshalu are prepared on special occasions and on Ugadi. Festival of […]

Chana Dal Goat Curry

Chana dal goat curry is a great recipe to use up leftover goat curry, either dry or gravy curry. Addition of chana dal transforms curry a new avatar and is a nice way to use up any leftover meat curry. This Chana dal goat curry is also a great recipe to fix a flopped non […]

Jonnalu Shenagalu ~ Sauteed Sorghum & Black Chana

Jonnalu shenagalu or sauteed sorghum black chana is a snack from Telangana, India. Jonnalu shenagalu are one of the popular gudalu varieties prepared in my maternal family. Jonnalu are sorghum or jowar and shenagalu are black chana. These two pair well and make a filling evening snack or even a breakfast if one doesn’t mind […]

Beerakaya Alshantha Kaya Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Fresh Black-Eyed Peas Curry

Beerakaya alshantha kaya koora is a classic Telangana dish from Karimnagar district. Beerakaya is ridge gourd and alshantha kaya is fresh black-eyed peas or cow peas. Beerakaya alshantha kaya is a common combination when alshantha kaya is in season. This curry is served with rice and also goes well with roti, Indian flat bread. Preparation […]

Hyderabad Fine Biscuits, 3 Ingredient Recipe

Hyderabad fine biscuits are sweet, flaky biscuits made with puff pastry sheets. These fine biscuits are popular in Iranian cafes in Hyderabad and are as big as a hand. This 3 ingredient biscuit is great to munch on or to serve with some tea. Though I am from Hyderabad, I never heard of these biscuits […]

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 […]

Festive Thali – Saddula Bathukamma

Bathukamma is a festival celebrated by women in Indian state of Telangana. It is celebrated for nine days, starting on Bhadrapada amavasya and concludes on Durga ashtami in Ashwayuja masam (month), which usually falls in September – October. The last day of the festival is saddula bathukamma or pedha bathukamma. This festival is celebrate by […]

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