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

Recycle Rani ~ Idli Cake Recipe or What to do with extra idlies

Idli cake, cocktail idli (same recipe, made with mini idlies) and other names for a simple preparation that ensures there are no leftover idlies that are wasted. In my house, it was always reheat and eat for idlies. Only when K asked me one day about making idli cake that i tried to google and … Continue reading Recycle Rani ~ Idli Cake Recipe or What to do with extra idlies

Recipe for an Easy Hyderabadi Khichadi

This is one of my favourite emergency meal options. Like biryani, khichdi is a universal dish with so many personalised recipes, that no one can be called authentic. I’ve grown up on the hyderabadi khichdi which uses red lentils or masoor ki dal and is spiced with whole garam masala and liberal amounts of ginger … Continue reading Recipe for an Easy Hyderabadi Khichadi

Mixed Veggie Poriyal Recipe Using Leftover Potato Wedges

Potato wedges are always a good party treat. They are a hot favourite with all and its easy for me as a hostess cos all i have to do, is bake them for 15 minutes in a preheated oven....i prefer this to frying them. i make them from scratch at home from nandita’s recipe, but … Continue reading Mixed Veggie Poriyal Recipe Using Leftover Potato Wedges

South Indian Vegetable Biryani Recipe

There are times when I am quite sick of my own cooking and welcome trying out someone else's recipe. With pulav's the issue is, at least in my kitchen, no two pulavs taste the same so I rarely try some other recipe. One weekend, my friend B of the fiery tomato chutney fame was staying … Continue reading South Indian Vegetable Biryani 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)