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…

Masala   Dosa

Masala dosa is a very popular south Indian breakfast. Crispy pan cakes are prepared with  fermented rice and black gram batter and stuffed with potato curry. It is usually served with coconut chutney or ground nut chutney and sambar. Once the batter is prepared we can prepare dosa, uthappam and ponganalu. Deep fried dumplings  called…

Pongal

Ingredients:   Rice – 2 Cups Green Gram Split (Moong Dal)-1 Cup Onion -1 (Cut into 4 pieces)  Cardamon  (Elaichi) -3 To 4 Clove – 2 Cinnamon – 2 Sticks Turmeric – A pinch Cumin Seeds – 1 Teaspoon Salt -1 Teaspoon Oil – 1 Teaspoon (For tempering) Curry Leaves -8 to 10 Cumin Seeds,…

Groundnut Chutney

Ground nut chutney is prepared with roasted ground nuts and green chillies. A small amount of tamarind pulp and jaggery is also used to balance the taste. Versatile ground nut chutney goes well with any Indian breakfast like pongal, dosa, idly, uthappam, upma, Medu vada and the list goes on. It can be served as…

Idly

Idly is a very popular breakfast in South India. It is prepared with boiled rice or idly rava and urad dal batter. Soaked rice/rava and urad dal are grind to a batter and allowed to ferment for 5 to 6 hours and batter is steamed in moulds for 10 minutes to prepare soft and tasty…