Groundnut Podi (Groundnut Powder)

Groundnut Podi or Groundnut powder is a very tasty and easy powder to make. It goes well with almost all the South Indian Breakfast dishes like Dosa, Idly, Pongal, Poha Upma etc. Groundnut powder, Steamed Rice and a spoon of melted Ghee is a ultimate easy dish to relish. No traditional occasion or function is…

Kadai Masala Powder

Kadai Masala Powder  is used  to prepare many types of dishes like Kadai Paneer(Cottage Cheese), Paneer Jalfrezi , Kadai Chicken Curry and many other  Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian items. It is like a multipurpose spice powder. It is a very milder spice powder compared to  Garam Masala powder. It is always better to use freshly…

Vegetable Dum Biriyani

Vegetable Dum Biriyani prepared in a traditional dum style looks heavenly and aromatic. Basically preparing dum style biriyani involves 4 steps. In the first step sliced onions are fried till golden brown. In second step Rice is half cooked in whole spices like bay leaf,Cumin Seeds,salt and Some Ghee and kept aside. In the third…

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi is a very easy and somewhat mild Paneer dish. All the vegetables are cut into strips and stir fried. As cooking is also faster it preserves the flavor and texture of the peppers and onions. It is a quick fry dish that is made with simple tomato sauce. In addition to tomatoes, vinegar…

Kadai Paneer(Gravy)

Kadai Paneer is a very simple Paneer recipe among all Paneer recipes. Kadai Paneer can be prepared  both dry as well as gravy variety. It goes well with Roti, Paratha or any flavored rice like  Jeera Rice, Cabbage Rice or Vegetable Biriyani. As  we are using lot of  tomatoes to prepare this dish it is…

Kadai Paneer(Dry)

Kadai Paneer is a very simple  Paneer recipe among all Paneer recipes. Kadai Paneer can be prepared  both dry as well as gravy variety. It goes well with Roti, Paratha or Jeera Rice. For dry kadai paneer curry we need only 1 or 2 medium sized tomatoes. Freshly roasted and pound spices adds a lot of…

Mooli Paratha(Radish Flat bread)

Mooli paratha/ Radish paratha is a Indian break fast preparation. Whole wheat flour and grated radish is mixed to prepare dough. Prepared dough is rolled in to a paratha or flat bread and fried on a pan using some butter or oil. Preparation Time:15 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes Makes: 8 to 10 paratha Ingredients…

Upma

Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish made from Wheat semolina. There are 3 to 4 verities of Rava available in the market. A finer polished Rava is called  Suji in Hindi and is mostly used to prepare sweets like Suji Halwa, Sheera etc.The Rava i have used is called Bansi Rava in India…

Gutti Vankaya (Hyderabadi Baingan)

Gutti Vankaya is a traditional South Indian Brinjal Curry prepared with groundnut , sesame Seeds and dry coconut gravy. Little amount of tamarind and jaggery are  also added for sweet and sour taste.It goes well with Roti, Paratha,Steamed Rice or any flavored Rice. Preparation Time – 15 Minutes      Cooking Time – 15 Minutes        …

Cabbage Rice

Cabbage Rice is a very easy and different variety of Rice preparation. Freshly grated coconut, grated cabbage and spices are used to prepare this dish.It goes very well with any gravy curry or it can simply be served along with raita. My friend  Mrs. Nirmala rao used to prepare this rice very often for parties…

Vankaya Pullagura(Brinjal Tamarind Curry)

Vankaya Pullagura(Brinjal Tamarind Curry) is a very tasty and easy South Indian traditional tangy curry made by cooking all the vegetables in a single pot. All the vegetables, tamarind and water are added  and cooked  till the vegetables are soft. Then the vegetables are mashed and oil tempering is added and served. It is usually…

Tomato Rasam

Rasam is a traditional South Indian soup or appetizer made with tomatoes and tamarind pulp. Rasam powder is added for enhanced flavor and taste. A small piece of jaggery is also used to balance the sourness of tamarind. No South Indian meal is complete without Rasam. Usually Rasam is prepared without using any lentils. But…