Horse gram or ulavallu(telugu), is a staple lentil of many Indian farm families. In our child hood days I remember once in a quarter, my grand mother sister used to get this ulava chaaru from her farm house. They slowly cook it or hours on this charcoal clay oven which gives tremendous flavor to this [...]
Spelling the name itself makes me hungry. For infants, after we start rice, this will be the first dish (atleast for me and my kids) we serve them, this dish has such an important place in every house. It is given to kids and old people to provide them with protein from lentils and is [...]
Today, as I am cleaning the weeds in my garden, my little boy (Pravan, 14 month old) thought of lending a hand and he pulled some amaranth (Thota Koora) leaves. As i am cleaning the garden, he came from my back giggling, to show me what he been doing and clapping happily. I was shocked [...]
As the name indicates it is little different and has a unique smoky jalapeno flavor. This is a delicacy for some one who likes spicy dishes. I am tired of having dal with tamarind, we use lot of tamarind in our dishes like pulusu, rasam, sambar and dals. I always look for ways to cut [...]
Today I got fresh Gongura from my garden. It is my pleasure to go and pluck fresh leaves from the garden, straight to the kitchen…it just feels so close to home. For the people not familiar with this leafy vegetable. Gongura/ Red Sorrel is a leafy vegetable and has very distinctive sour taste. For the [...]
After eating biryanis and too much food in the week end, i felt like we need some simple lunch on monday and here it is- Andhra bangala dumpa fry, cauliflower tomato curry, jalapeno pappu easy to cook, very simple and after all healthy.