Sakranthi Subhakankshalu – Khara Pongal and Chakkara Pongal

What better way to say hello with a post for the festival of the bounty of the earth? How are you doing? I hope the new (old) year is treating you all well. I had high hopes of wonderful things and posts for the close of the year and the beginning of the year... but … Continue reading Sakranthi Subhakankshalu – Khara Pongal and Chakkara Pongal

Gutti Dondakaya Kura ~ Stuffed Ivygourd Curry Recipe

The Andhra must have at a celebratory meal for vegetarians is Gutti Vankaya. Baby brinjals, stuffed and slow cooked in a medley of wonderfully aromatic spices. I found a fool proof recipe at Sailu's food that works each time. It also works with other vegetables such as capsicums and lady fingers. However, one that i … Continue reading Gutti Dondakaya Kura ~ Stuffed Ivygourd Curry Recipe

Really Hot Red Chilly Pickle ~ Korra Karam Recipe

This is the one K refers to as b@m burning pickle...and as Sig said to me on the photo blog "Bum burning ones are the best kinda food, on the way in that is" . I couldn't agree more. And while i have had chutney's hotter than this one, this is the real deal. The … Continue reading Really Hot Red Chilly Pickle ~ Korra Karam Recipe

Festive Fare – Diwali ~ Baghara Rice Recipe (Hyderabadi Spiced Rice Dish)

I know its diwali, cant feel the pulse of it yet. I wonder why.  i look forward to Diwali mostly because I love the oil lamps.  I eagerly look forward to this time of the year to take them off the attic, wash and dry them, make wicks of cotton and light them. the beauty … Continue reading Festive Fare – Diwali ~ Baghara Rice Recipe (Hyderabadi Spiced Rice Dish)

Mamidikaya Pulihara – Raw Mango Rice Recipe

Pulihara or Pulihora is one of Andhra's most prized possesion in its culinary bouquet. infact, perfect pulihora is a way of checking the skill of the cook. While it wasn't my favourite rice dish to eat, as a kid and the fact that we didnt make much of it at home either, suited me just … Continue reading Mamidikaya Pulihara – Raw Mango Rice Recipe