South Indian Apple Pickle

Pickles are an integral part of Indian cuisine and a staple condiment across India. Pickles from South India are spicy and mango pickle is one of the most common pickles in every household. South Indian apple pickle is a replica of mango pickle where green apples substitute mangoes. South Indian Pickles The main spices in […]

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. […]

Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

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 […]

Zucchini Tomato Pachadi ~ Chutney

Zucchini tomato pachadi is a south Indian dip or chutney that goes well with dosa, idli and rice. It also tastes amazing as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Theme for this week is chutneys, dips and spreads. Indian chutneys with vegetables are one of my favorite […]

Instant Pot OPOS Sakkarai Pongal

Instant pot OPOS sakkarai pongal is a one pot one shot way of preparing sakkarai pongal in instant pot. Sakkarai Pongal or chakkara pongal is a sweet rice moong dal porridge like preparation offered as prasadam to god in many South Indian temples. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Pongal is a must […]

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 […]

Kakarakaya Pesaru Pappu Koora ~ Bitter Gourd Moong Dal Curry

Kakarakaya pesaru pappu koora is a curry with grated kakarakaya (bitter gourd) and pesaru pappu (moong dal). Bitter gourd, as the name suggests is a bitter vegetable and disliked by many. There are many ways to cook this vegetable to reduce the bitterness. One way is to marinate the vegetable with salt and then squeeze […]

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