Ginger Chutney – Allam Pachadi for Pesarattu

Allam PachadiAllam Pachadi is a spicy accompaniment usually served with Pesarattu which is Andhra’s popular breakfast recipe. Ginger Chutney is made with ginger, dry red chillies, curry leaves, tamarind. One can enjoy this chutney with hot steamed rice or curd rice.






Serves – 4
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

  • Tamarind Juice – extracted from big lime size ball.
  • Jaggery – 1 1/2 Tbsp or to taste
  • Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Dry Red Chillis – 12 no or to taste
  • Asafoetida (hing) – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger (Chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1 Tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 2 Sprigs


  • Heat oil in medium pan. Add methi seeds, mustard seeds and allow them to pop completely.
  • Add Cumin Seeds, dry red chillies and fry till chillies become slightly dark.
  • Add turmeric powder, urid dal, ginger and fry for 15 secs.
  • Add Asafoetida, curry leaves and fry for 5 secs.
  • Remove the fried ingredients from the pan and cool completely.
  • In a blender add the tamarind pulp, jaggery,salt, fried ingredients and blend till smooth. (use water if required)
  • Serve with Pesarattu or any south Indian breakfast or plain steamed rice.


Salty Peanuts – Simple Evening Snack

Salty PeanutsSalty peanuts are protein packed healthy and tasty snack. Make your evening special by making some of these :)








Serves – 2 to 3 adults
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins 
Wait Time – 30 mins

  • Fresh Peanuts – 5 Cups
  • Water – 6 Cups
  • Salt – 4 tsp or to taste


  • Discard Peanuts which are rotten and use the one’s that are fresh.
  • In a pressure cooker add in water, salt and peanuts. Pressure cook for 10 whistles or until tender.
  • Rest the peanuts in the pressure cooker with the water for 30 mins to allow the peanuts soak in the salt.
  • Serve them hot! Enjoy :)

Majjiga Charu

Majjiga Charu is a very very popular recipe does’nt need any introduction to anybody in Andhra… Very tasty, very very easy moreover very very healthy way of adding
yogurt into your diet… So enjoy this delicious dish.

Ingredients :

  • Coconut – 2Tbsp
  • Green chillies – 15 or to taste
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Onion – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Perugu – 1 1/2 cups
  • Roasted Chanadal Powder (Pappula Podi) – 4 Tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups

Seasoning :

  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies – 2 broken
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig


Step 1 : Beat the yogurt and smoothen it then add water into it.
Step 2 : For the spice mix blend green chillies, coriander leaves, garlic, coconut, salt, mustard seeds and onion into a smooth paste, mix it with yogurt.
Step 3 : Add the roasted chanadal powder into the yogurt mixture and break all the lumps.
Step 4 : For making chanadal powder just blend the roasted chanadal into a powder.

For Seasonig

Step 1 : Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli whole, and curry leaves.
Step 2 : Add this seasoning into the yogurt mixture.

Tamarind Peanut Chutney – Video Recipe

Tamarind Peanut chutney is a perfect accompaniment to pongal. I always prefer to make this chutney over the normal coconut chutney or any other chutney. It adds a new dimension to your pongal. Try this recipe when you prepare pongal, you will definitely love it.


Serves – 2 
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 5 mins
Waiting time – 5 mins

  • Peanut – 1/3 cup (heaped)
  • Coriander Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind Concentrate or fresh tamarind juice – 1 Tbsp
  • Dry Red chilli Whole – 3 or to taste
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure :

Microwave peanuts for 2 mins bring them out and add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli and microwave for 1 min. Allow to cool them for 5 to 10 mins Blend to fine powder, then scrap the sides of the blender and add enough water, salt, jaggery, tamarind and blend to a smooth paste. Serve with pongal or with any South Indian  breakfast recipe

Peanut Chanadal Chutney

Perfect way to have Idli, dosa, pongal is to enjoy with this simple and tasty chutney. So, learn this easy dip and enjoy your breakfast.

Ingredients :

  • Peanuts – 1/4 cup
  • Roasted Chanadal – 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup
  • Shredded Coconut (fresh or frozen) – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 8 or to taste
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Chana dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2

Procedure :

Step 1 : Heat a skillet on medium heat, add half the amount of oil into it and when it is hot, roast the peanuts until golden brown.
Step 2 : Then add roasted chana dal and saute it for a min, add green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and shredded coconut and mix it well.
Step 3 : Turn off the heat and let it cool down to room temperature before blending.
Step 4 : Blend the mixture into a smooth paste adding sufficient water.

Seasoning –

Step 1 : In the same skillet add remaining oil and heat it and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, urid dal,curry leaves, dry red chillies.
Step 2 : Mix this seasoning into the chutney
Step 3 : Serve with idli, dosa, ravva dosa, pongal, vada. Enjoy!!!

Feb 18

Methi Matar Malai – Side dish for Chapati/ Roti/ Phulka

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At home I do make number of gravies to go with chapathis/ rotis/ bhakris. This creamy punjabi restaurant style Methi Matar Malai is one of them. Methi/ fenugreek leaves when paired with green peas in a creamy gravy makes a great combo. Watch Step by Step process of making Methi Matar Malai:   I generally …

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Feb 09

Vegetable Cutlet – Easy Evening Snack/ Tiffin Recipe

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Cutlets are quick to make and can be done in numerous ways. I used simple everyday spices and vegetables that we generally have handy at home to make these delicious cutlets. I shallow fried these cutlets, you still don’t miss on the taste. You can go for baking option if looking for a low cal …

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Feb 09

Sooji Kachori| Crispy Rawa Kachori – Easy Indian Snack

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Kachoris are generally made with all purpose flour as outer layer, however this sooji kachori has a crispy outer llayer made with semolina or sooji. I made delicious potato and vegetable mixture as stuffing. It comes out delicious just with plain potato stuffing too.Kachoris are generally deep fried, but feel free to shallow fry or …

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Jan 27

Veg Pulao – Easy Indian Lunch/ Dinner Recipe

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Vegetable Pulao is a simple but flavorsome dish prepared with mixed vegetables and basmathi rice. Here I cooked Veg Pulav in a pan, however we can make this in pressure cooker. We can make this for lunch or dinner, serve it as is or with raitha or salan. It’s an absolute lifesaver for my busy …

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Jan 21

Curd Dosa| Perugu Dosa – South Indian Breakfast Recipe

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Curd Dosa is a simple tasty dosa that’s made with lot of yogurt/ Curd.  Yogurt imparts soft texture and a tangy flavor to these dosas. Curd dosas can be taken in lunch boxes as they keep soft for long time.  You can make these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I generally soak rice and fenugreek …

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Jan 16

Methi Paratha – Healthy Indian Breakfast/ Luchbox Recipe

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Parathas can be made several different ways. They are easy to make and make a great breakfast. Generally Parathas are served for breakfast but they make a great lunch/ brunch or dinner. Parathas can be served hot or cold with chutney, subzi,pickle curd etc. My favorite way of eating these parathas would be with Andhra …

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Dec 16

Bread Pakoda – Aloo Bread Pakoda | Evening Snack | Indian Street Food


Crispy and tasty Indian Snack Recipe made using bread. These Bread Pakodas are stuffed with flavorful potato filling and batter fried until crispy and golden. This is a favorite evening snack and breakfast especially among kids. Serves – 4 pieces  Preparation time – 10 mins Cooking time – 20 mins Ingredients: Bread – 4 slices …

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Dec 06

Ajwaini Bhindi Masala


Quick, creamy and flavorful Bhindi/ Okra Curry Ingredients: Tomatoes – 2 medium Cashews – 10 no Oil – 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp Lady Fingers/ Okra (wash, pat dry, trim the ends, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces – 300 gms Capsicum (cut into bite size pieces) – 1/4 cup Carom Seeds/ Ajwain – 3/4 …

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Feb 29

Paalakoora Pulusu Koora – Traditional Andhra Recipe under 15 mins

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Quick, easy and healthy Andhra recipe that can be made in under 15 mins and it taste divine when served with steamed rice and fresh cut onions on the side. Try this heavenly combination and enjoy with your family.   Click here to watch step by step of making this simple and yummy side dish …

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Feb 22

Dahi Kebab – Melt In Mouth Kebab

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Creamy, delicate and melt in mouth Dahi Kebab Recipe. Preparation time – 10 mins Cooking time – 30 mins Ingredients Hung Yogurt (Cold) – 250gms Paneer – 100 gas Cheese (grated) – 1/4 Cup  Brown Onions – 1/4 Cup Green Chillies – 5 or to taste Onion (finely chopped) – 1/4 Cup Cilantro (finely chopped) …

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