Zafrani is nothing but Saffron and this pulao uses a good amount of saffron giving it a beautiful color, fragrance and flavor. Use the best saffron you can find and this dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I served the pulao with Shahi Arvi, another rich and delicious Mughlai dish.
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter Y Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Yakhni Pulao (Hyderabadi Vegetable Yakhni Pulao) Letter Y means we are almost close to the finish line, that is we are almost at the end of the month long marathon. Y was a little find a dish for and as I was discussing with my mom, she said make something with ‘Yam’. Yam in India means Kanda (Telugu) or Suran (Hindi). But Yam in US is a variety of sweet potato. Because of all this ambiguity, I wanted to make something else. Once I found this recipe…
Drinking a cup of Chai and snacking on a crispy Irani Samosa is one of the most fun experience in Hyderabad.
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter W Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Wadiyala/ Vadiyala Pulusu (Sun dried Lentil Crispies Stew) In Telugu, there is only one letter with the sound ‘va’, so for the letters V & W I didn’t know how to choose the dishes. After thinking of all the appropriate words starting with w and the sound ‘va’ in Telugu, I decided to change the word Vadiyalu into Wadiyalu and made this lipsmacking pulusu/ stew. This recipe is again courtesy of my mom. Every household has the tradition of making (w)vadiyalu or sun dried lentil crisps every…
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter V Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Veg Dum Biryani (Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani) Letter V stands for my all time favorite vegetable Vankaya (brinjal/ eggplant), but I stopped myself from making yet another vankaya recipe (I already posted 4 recipes with eggplant in this month). So I made yet another favorite of mine, Vegetable Dum ka Biryani.
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter U Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Upma-Pesarattu The final 6 letters were quite challenging to find dishes for. I had to play around with the names a little bit to come up with dishes to match.
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter T Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Thelaga Pindi Kura Letter T stands for Thotakoora (amaranth leaves). I actually made a dish with thotakoora for today, but changed it a more traditional and lesser known dish at the last minute because my mom brought Thelaga Pindi from India.
Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter S Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Sheer Qurma/ Khorma/ Korma (Hyderabadi Kheer with Vermicelli & Dates) Today we are starting the final week of our month long A-Z themed blogging marathon. It has been quite an experience cooking and posting Andhra dishes for the past 18 days. As a group, we have been planning the event for almost 4 months and so most of my dishes were thought out, cooked, clicked and scheduled to post well in advance except for the last week. I only made 2 dishes for the last week and…
Bonus Dish for Week 3: Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: M for Mamikidikaya Pappu (Raw Mango Dal) This pappu for my first pick for the Letter ‘M’, but it fell off the regular A-Z Vegetarian dishes from A.P. truck because of various reasons. One reason was that I made ‘Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya pachadi’ for N and I didn’t want the same ingredient (mango) to be used in the dishes that I was posting on consecutive days. So for M I posted Menthikura pappu.
Bonus Recipe for Week 3 Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: M for Mirchi Baingan ka Salan I made this very famous Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan to go with Qabooli. This is my 2nd bonus recipe for this week. This dish is similar to the Mixed vegetable salan I have already posted, but the spices used are slightly different. I tasted this at a restaurant long time back and wanted to recreate at home. I used eggplant and mirchi (chilies) in this recipe, but you can use just mirchi too. Recipe is from Zaiqa.net.