Alasanda vada or Black eyed peas croquettes are a traditional South Indian fried snack. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside.
Erra karam dosas are so named because the dosas are smeared with erra karam (erra=red and karam=hot spicy). But the dish is not extremely spicy as the name suggests. The recipe has quite a few components that mellow out the spicy taste of the erra karam.
Protein rich dish made with gongura (sorrel spinach) and black eyed peas. This healthy & delicious curry goes well with both rice and roti.
Blogging Marathon# 50: Week 2/ Day 3 Theme: Methi Dishes Dish: Methi Pulusu For the final day of this week’s blogging marathon, I had another recipe in mind. But then I saw this pulusu/ stew being made with methi (menthikura) on a Telugu cooking show and I thought it was an interesting way to cook with methi.
A simple curry with bottle gourd/ lauki and spicy ground coconut paste. The curry tastes great with some rice or even roti.
I am always looking for new ways of cooking bitter gourd, so when I saw this recipe on a Telugu cooking show I promptly noted it down. Then my sister asked me a recipe for stuffed karela and I gave her this recipe and they totally loved it. After hearing the feedback I decided to make it myself and she was right, this is a delicious stuffed karela recipe. One thing I learnt from this recipe is we don’t need baby bitter gourd to make stuffed curry. Just use regular sized ones and cut them into chunks. Remove the seeds…
Today’s dish is made by my neighbor aunty and since it is an eggplant curry made in a different way, I had to click to pictures and post the recipe for future reference. One of the perks of living in India is the loving neighbors who share their homemade dishes and recipes. When I signed up for this month’s ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge’, I knew I might have to bother my mom to make some of her signature dishes so that I can share them with you all. But luckily I have more than one source here and thanks to…
My MIL made this kakarakaya/ bitter gourd curry when she visited us last month. There are quite a few ways to take the bitterness away from bitter gourd, like boiling them with a souring agent like yogurt or tamarind and then squeezing out the bitter water. But this time my MIL salted thinly chopped bitter gourd pieces and refrigerated them overnight. In the morning, she squeezed out the water and made the curry in the pressure cooker. Both refrigerating the salted bitter gourd and making the curry in the pressure cooker was new to me, so I promptly wrote down…
This is a simple Andhra style potato fry with spices and the addition of these spices really makes this dish extra special. Original recipe used whole spices that are ground to a powder, but I just used the already ground spices that I had in the pantry to save time.
Andhra Madatha Kaaja is a traditional sweet that is made in Thapeshwaram and it is called Thapeshwaram Kaaja. They were flaky and very juicy and absolutely delicious.