Bobatlu – Ugadi Shubhakankshalu

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Puran Poli: (Happy Telugu New Year) Other Names: Bobbatlu, Puran Poli, Paruppu Poli, Boli, Obbottu, Bobatlu. Polelu. Poli. Bobattlu ( Andra Special Sweet) Ingredients: Maida/All purpose flour 3 cupsSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonCooking soda 1/4 spoonWarm water 1 cupGhee/clarified butter/sesame oil 1 cupNo working flour/dusting flour. Dough Preparation: In a large bowl add flour. Mix salt, turmeric [...]

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Restaurant Style Mysore Bonda

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Hotel Style Mysore Bonda: Ingredients:Ingredients: For Vadai: Urad dal 1 cupSaltGinger 2″ peeled & choppedWhole peppercorns 1 spoonCumin 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchCoconut 4″ piece finely choppedCurry leaves fewSago 1 spoon – powdered(gives crunch on the crust)Rice flour 2 teaspoons – gives reddish tintOil for deep frying. Method: Soak urad dal and rice in water for [...]

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Mushroom Pepper Masala

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Kalaan Milagu Varuval: Mushroom Masala. Mushrooms Thokku. Mushrooms & Onions Stir-fry. Fried Mushroom Masala. Hot and Spicy Mushroom Masal. Pepper Mushrooms, Peppery-Mushrooms. Sometimes, I really go off the key – what to rant about! And its so boring to praise myself in each and every post. Come on, its bit awkward to claim my own [...]

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Jangiri – Reflecting Family Legacy

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Jaangiri: Jangri. Jahangiri (as Mughal King Jahangir introduced this sweet). South Indian Jilebi, South India Jilebi. Jahangiri. I have been wanting to make this sweet’ for a very long time. Hmmmm, it was bit tricky to make that perfect swirl. As a teenager, my very first attempt to make jangiri at home was a complete [...]

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Kadappa/ Urulaikizhangu Kurma Kuzhambu – A Lost Family Recipe

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Korma + Dhall = Kadappa:(Tamil Nadu Style) Moong Dal Korma. Mung Dal Kurma. Kadappa Chutney Kadapa/Cadappa Kuruma Kuzhambu. Kadappa Kuzhambu. Kadappa Curry. Tanjore Kadappa. Mayavaram Kadappa. Dedicating this recipe to my Late. AuntieThis is one of the long lost recipe in my family. My Dad used to rave about his childhood food ‘Urulai Kizhangu Kuruma [...]

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Kattu Saadham – Olden Days Travel Food

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Kattu Soru: Kattu Choru’ literally means ‘Pack Rice’. In olden days, this is one of the method to preserve the food’ for their long journies. The strong spices and tamarind kept their food fresh and aromatic for days. Especially in tropical weather, food goes rancid very quickly…we tend to heat food for long time with [...]

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Hotel Style Sambar Vadai

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Sambhar Vada:(Hotel Style) There were days, when I simply relied on hotel food. While studying, thats the best thing to do to myself…eat a decent breakfast and keep a big distance from hostel mess:) I am not the person who wants perfection in every bite…but during those hectic days, big breakfast was pretty mandatory. So, [...]

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Andhra Murukku

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Chegodilu:(Andhra Style) Chekodi, Ring Murukku, Andhra Murukku. Kara Murukku. I am not a big fan of ‘murukku’. But my Dad likes ‘Andhra Style Murukku’ so much. And we buy this ‘Chegodilu’ from all over the city shops for him! Its not that, I won’t take a bite or anything…but just won’t buy it for myself!! [...]

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Pattaani Paruppu Vadai

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Pattaani Paruppu Vadai: Yellow Peas Vada. Yellow Peas Masal Vadai. Street Vendor’s Special Vada. Coimbatore Pattu Paruppu Vadai. Kovai Pattani Paruppu Vadai. Kovai Paruppu Vadai. Coimbatore Paruppu Vadai. You all know that I am basically from Chennai (but still prefer to call it as Madras). We(Chennaiittes/ Madras vaasi) uniquely distinguish ‘two different vadas’ into ‘Medhu [...]

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Garlic Naan

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Garlic Naan: Nothing much to say, when I was in India…relished this a big time, at the restaurants! Miss the fun here, but why to give up on ‘naan’ though! Hmmm, fixed it at home…pretty much home adopted version, absolutely no grilling! Just baked and broiled them…so howz that sounds to you?!! Ingredients: All purpose [...]

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