Ragi Barley Sankati (Finger Millet-Barley Soup)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Day 10 Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: R for Ragi Barley Sankati Letter R stands for ingredients like Raagi (finger millet), Rawa etc. Today’s dish Ragi-Barley Sankati is a slight modification to Ragi Sankati that is made widely in A.P.I didn’t taste ragi sankati until a couple of years ago when e were visiting India, my aunt brought us hot ragi sankati for breakfast one day. I’ve seen it on many blogs, but never tried to make it myself. Once I tasted my aunt’s version I was hooked. I bought a packet of ragi flour…

Qabooli Biryani (Hyderabadi Chana dal Biryani)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter Q Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Q for Qabooli Biryani (Hyderabadi Chana dal Biryani) Letter Q stands for Qubani (apricots). Qubani ka Meetha is a very famous Hyderabadi dessert that is made with dried apricots that are soaked and then cooked with sugar and drizzled with cream. I wanted to make it, but couldn’t find good quality apricots. So I made Qabooli instead. Qabooli is biryani made with spicy chana dal (split pea lentil) and layered with basmati rice. I used black chana/ chickpeas instead and it turned out quite tasty. This is a…

Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter N Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney) Letter N stands for veggies like Nuvvulu (sesame seeds), Nimmakaya (lemon), Nethi Beerakaya (fuzzy gourd) etc. N also stands for Neyyi or ghee which when added on hot dal and steamed rice makes it taste out of this world.

Menthi kura Pappu (Dal with fenugreek leaves)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter M Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: M for Menthi kura Pappu Letter M stands for fruits & veggies like Mamidikaya/ Mamidi pandu (mango), Menthikura (fenugreek leaves) etc. For today’s post, I made a simple dal with Menthikura. I planted methi in my container garden and used it to make this tasty dal. Methi is probably the easiest to grow, sow some methi (fenugreek seeds) and within a week you have tiny methi leaves growing.

Kobbari Senagapappu Kura with Beans (Coconut Curry with Split Pea & Green Beans)

Bonus Dish for Week 2: Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: K for Kobbari Kura This was the dish that I made for K, but as it turns out I had to make Lauju (coconut burfi) for letter L and since I didn’t want two dishes back to back with the same ingredient K had to be changed to Kakarakaya Podi kura. So this simple, quick and easy curry recipe is my bonus recipe for this week.

Lauju/ Laskora (Kobbari Lauju/ Coconut Burfi)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter L Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Lauju/ Laskora (Kobbari Lauju/ Coconut Burfi) Letter L was a little tough for me. I couldn’t think of any fruits or veggies that start with the letter L. But the word Laddoo got stuck in my head. I was trying to find a laddoo that was made in A.P, but the one I knew that is from Andhra, Thokkudu Laddoo, I have already blogged about it.

Jonna Pindi Kudumulu (Jowar Modak)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter J Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Jonna Pindi Kudumulu (Jowar Modak) Letter J stands for fruit like Jampandu (Guava) and I can’t seem to think of any vegetable name that starts with ‘J’!!!!!! J stands for Jonna Pindi/ Jonna Rawa (jowar flour/ rawa). Jonna or jowar or sorghum is a healthy grain that is now slowly being used more and more because of its health benefits. J also stands for snack items like crunchy Janthikalu.For today’s J dish I decided to make kudumulu or modak with jonna pindi or jowar flour. I saw…

Iguru/ Vankaya-Senagapappu Iguru (Eggplant-Chana Dal Curry)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter I Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: I for Iguru/ Vankaya-Senagapappu Iguru (Eggplant-Chana Dal Curry) Finding dishes that start with vowels is hard. Letter ‘I’ was even harder. All I could think of was Idli, but no matter how hard I thought I couldn’t think of an Andhra spin to good old idlis. After a lot of thinking (out loud), the remembered the word Iguru. One of our dear friends back home used to call some of the curries ‘igurus’. I didn’t know what it actually meant, so I asked my mom to research….