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…
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…
Pindimiriyam is a very traditional dish made in Andhra Pradesh. It is basically a spicy, tangy pulusu or stew made with miriyam or peppercorns. It is a very filling and tasty dish that goes well with steamed rice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bittergourd dry curry — is a spicy and delicious side dish made with a spice powder. It tastes great with steamed rice and dal.
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…
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….