Stuffed Bitter gourd (Gutti Kakarakaya)

Bitter gourd has got many nutritional benefits. It controls insulin levels of  diabetic patients. Stuffed bitter gourd or Gutti kakarakaya  is a dry curry. Each state has got their own version of this curry.South Indian style stuffed Bitter gourd is prepared with ground nuts, sesame seeds, dry coconut. Small piece of jaggery and tamarind paste are…

Kakarakaya Vepudu (Bitter Gourd Fry)

Kakarakaya Vepudu or Bitter Gourd fry prepared in  traditional Andhra Pradesh style is a very tasty dry curry. Many people do not like bitter gourd because of it bitter taste. To balance its bitter taste, tamarind, jaggery or sugar can be added and prepare tasty curry. I have added jaggery, roasted chana dal, dry coconut…

Mirchi Bajji (Green chilli Fritter)

Mirchi bajji or Mirapakaya bajji is a Indian deep fried,crispy and spicy Green chilli Pakoda or Fritter. Large sized  green chillies are used for this pakoda as they are less spicy. In South India Cumin seeds, Sesame seeds powder,chopped onions  and salt are stuffed inside the chillies to further reduce the spice of green chilli….

Mango Rice

Mango rice is a traditional South Indian rice prepared with grated raw mango, steamed rice and spices. Mango rice served along with Papad or with Mirchi Bajji is a very good combination. Raw mangoes are used to make pickles,chutneys and rice in season.There are many varieties of raw mangoes available specially used for making pickles…

Pepper Rasam

Pepper Rasam is a very popular South Indian appetizing soup. It is very good for sore throat and cold. Pepper rasam is prepared with tamarind pulp,black pepper,cumin seeds and coriander seeds. No need to use tomatoes to prepare this rasam. A small piece of jaggery is added for sweet and sour taste. It goes well…

Puffed Rice Upma (Murmure Upma)

Puffed Rice Upma is a traditional breakfast item prepared in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is called Borugula Upma in Andhra Pradesh and  Uggani in Karnataka. It is generally served along  with Masala Dal Vada or Mirchi Bajji. The preparation of this Upma is very much similar to Poha Upma. There are 2 types of…

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…

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…