Stuffed n Broiled Eggplants Masala – For the Love of Food!

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Sutta Kathirikai Masala Varuval: Other Names: Stuffed and Grilled Aubergine Spicy Stir-Fry. Stuffed n Broiled Egg-plants in Indian Spicy. Gutti Vangaya Masala Kura. Delicious dishes are all made alike; Whereas, every ruined preparation is done in its own way! Does this make any sense?! I mean…I have used this famous first sentence of Tolstoy’s great [...]

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Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa – Recreating Perfection

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Pachai payaru Dosai: There should be at least one recipe for each one of us, that no matter how hard we try to replicate it, never able to master it, right? Somehow, the taste of first devoured dish still lingers on our mind! And even after a zillion painful experiments…we know that it is not [...]

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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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Pootharekulu / Sugar Coated Wafers – Traditional Andhra Sweet

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Pootharekulu:(Andhra Special) When I was studying at Hyderabad, I got introduced to this sweet’ by my best friend, Kranthi. Well, when she presented this sweet’, all I thought was…it looks like tissue paper and was so skeptical to take a bite!!! Anyhow, once she explained…how it was prepared’ I was all thrilled:) But somehow, I [...]

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Bagara Baingan / Eggplants in Peanut Sauce – Hyderabad Special

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Bagara Baingan:(Re Posting) Ta da…I did it, again, my favorite good old Bagara baingan, I feel like…as though I have conquered this one dish all by myself. If I could cook a dish, over and over without any sort of boredom means,…it should be either that quintessential Chicken Biriyani or Brinjal Sheruva I will Never, [...]

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Stuffed Tinda / Gutti Dondakaya – Andhra Special

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Stuffed Kovaikkai:(Andhra Special) Kovakka Nirachadhu. Gutti Dondakaya. Stuffed Tinda. Stuffed Tindora. Bharwa Tindora. My Mommy never bought nor prepared Tinda at home. As a child never saw this vegetable. My whole life was from hostel to hostel and mess to mess. I sometimes really missed how the food tastes at home:( When I was in [...]

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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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Ande ka Khagina/ Ande Ka Qagina – Flavors of Slow Cooking!!!

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Ande Ki Salan:(Hyderabad Special Poached Eggs) I decided to embrace ‘Slow Cooking Ritual’ at least once in a while. Its very therapeutic to me. With my time schedule and working commitments, it’s not always possible. But that is not an excuse, to deny myself ‘The Pleasure of Cooking’, which, I enjoy the most. Again, I [...]

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Tamarind Rasam – Counter Top

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Pacha Puli Pulusu: Counter-top Rasam. Tangy Tamarind Rasam, Imli ka Ras. Hot-Sour cold Soup!:)Plain Rasam. Thaalikaadha Rasam/Kodhi-vidaadha Rasam…ha ha what else can I name it!! Okay my friend, Kranti corrected me just now…it is called as ‘Pachi Pulusu’ in Telugu!!:) When I was in Andhra Pradesh(Hyderabad)…my culinary expedition took different dimension! I got introduced to [...]

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Bulb Onion Sambar

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Bulb Onion Sambar:Though we never make ‘Onion Sambar’ at home…..we use plenty of onion and garlic in other dishes! But its kind of common to make ‘onion sambar’ in Tamil Nadu….when we run out of Veggies in the pantry. I don’t know my Mommy never intended to make plain sambar, onion or tomato sambar. Even [...]

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