{Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

In my maternal home, we always had a variety of greens growing in the yard. It was uncommon for us to buy any greens for the table, but for spinach which didn't grow. We had tonnes of Amaranth, atleast 5-6 varieties of it, Malabar Spinach (three kinds), drumstick leaves, night shade spinach and some other … Continue reading {Vegan MoFo 2013} Thotakura Vepudu (Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry) ~ Andhra Style Recipe

Dondakaya (Tindora/ Ivy gourd) Masala Rice

Years ago, I ate Dondakaya Biryani at a friend's place. It is one of those things that lingers for a long long time. Mostly because one doesn't expect Dondakaya to be made into a biryani, while it intrigues, it also is very very well made and feels so in place! My favourite way to eat … Continue reading Dondakaya (Tindora/ Ivy gourd) Masala Rice

Thanksgiving & Comfort Food ~ Palak Dal

  Today American's celebrate Thanksgiving. It was tough to escape this one because there were reminders all over fb, twitter and in my training room today as my client for the day is an american company with operations in India. I have a lot to be thankful for. this year in particular....its been a very … Continue reading Thanksgiving & Comfort Food ~ Palak Dal

Celebrating the Monsoons ~ Vaamu (Ajwain) Aaku Bajji

The last post was a summer salad to Beat the Heat and we're already rejoicing the monsoons. Tells you how little I have blogged! But, my favourite season of the year is here and I am more than happy. We had a sweltering summer this year and never have I waited for the rains the … Continue reading Celebrating the Monsoons ~ Vaamu (Ajwain) Aaku Bajji

Gongura Pappu ~ Andhra Style Lentils with Sorrel Leaves

The love of the sour Sorrel leaves or Gongura leaves in Andhra cooking is legendary. it is used as a souring agent in vegetable, dal/lentil and meat dishes and is world famous as Gongura Pachadi which is a chutney made out of it. As is normal, the preparation and the combination of foods it must … Continue reading Gongura Pappu ~ Andhra Style Lentils with Sorrel Leaves