March 2017

Mangoes are here and like every year, I’m doing the happy dance! Mangoes elevate my mood and make me happy and during every mango season I indulge in this king of fruit whole heartedly without any guilt. Growing up one of my favourite drinks used to be the mango milkshake….

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I first heard about sarson ka saag when my father ordered it in a Mumbai restaurant.  During dinner, he then reminisced about the sarson ka saag he had relished on his travels to the northern parts of India like Delhi and Chandigarh and told us about how delicious this dish…

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Ingredients A small bunch of curry leaves ¼ c chopped fresh coriander 1 teaspoon mustard seeds(rai) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds(jeera) 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds(methi dana) 1 1/2 c chopped sorakaya (bottle gourd or lauki) 1 tablespoon tamarind (imli) pulp 2 tablespoon Bengal gram flour (chana dal atta)(made by dry roasting…

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Ingredients 2 teaspoon neem flower 4 teaspoon chrushed jaggery (gur) One small lemon size ball of tamarind made into thick tamarind water (imli) 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds(rai dana) Salt to taste 1 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped raw mango (kachcha aam) 1 c water…

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Ingredients 1 c kali urad dal 4-5 whole red chilies (sabut lal mirch) 5-6 black pepperc 1 c Bengal gram dal orns (sabut kali mirch) 5 cloves of garlic Salt to taste How to make Vadiyalu Soak both the pulses in hot water for around two hours. Now grind them…

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This is another type of famous chatni in the south India and especially in Andhra. This is a very spice type of chatni made up of the spices only. Following are the ingredients of making Vankaya-pachadi Ingredients: – Red chilies : – 8-9 whole chilies Green chilies: – 5-6 chopped…

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Ingredients 3 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch) 2 whole dried red chilies (sabut lal mirch) 3 tablespoon dry cocnut powder 10-15 cloves of garlic. 1 tablespoon oil 2 c peanuts 2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 stem curry leaves Salt to taste How to make Verusenaga Podi First roast…

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Ingredients 1 c white sesame seeds 6 whole dry red chilies, crushed Salt to taste. How to make Nuvvula Podi Heat a heavy bottom pan and dry roast the sesame seeds. After a while put in the red chilies and rast them also. Take off heat and let cool. Grind…

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