Vada Pulusu | How to make Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style

Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style

Vada Pulusu or the Masala Vada Curry Andhra Style is an interesting gravy made with masala vadas in a tangy gravy. First of all, this gravy might have come up to use the leftover masala vadas. However, in our place, we never have leftover masala vadas, so it is always prepared with fresh vadas. The […]

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Peanut Kara Pulusu ~ Tangy Side Dish for Rice

Peanut Kara Pulusu

Peanut Kara Pulusu is a tangy gravy served with steamed rice and is a delicious dish made with boiled peanuts. The crunchy peanuts make a nice add on to the gravy when eaten with rice. Pulusu is a tangy gravy made with tamarind base in Andhra mostly spiced with red chili powder and coriander, unlike […]

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Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi | Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney

Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi

Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi is a delicious chutney made with the peel of the Ridge Gourd vegetable, very popular in Andhra Cuisine and it makes a wonderful side dish. Probably this Andhra Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi or Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney is one of the most popular chutneys of the cuisine and we make the best use […]

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Spicy Aloo Masala ~ Side dish for Pulao

Spicy Aloo Masala

This spicy Aloo Masala is made with a creamy paste of roasted onions and other masalas to make this a rich and spicy side dish to be served with mild Pulaos. When I had made the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichdi Festival, I had some mild Pulaos on the list that had to be paired with […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine,┬áis an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Cabbage Masala Kura

Cabbage Masala Kura

Cabbage Masala Kura is yet another side dish for Rice, that I seem to have completely forgotten. Amma reminded me of this when we were wondering what to do with the huge cabbage we got in. She suddenly reminded me that we could make this instead of the regular Cabbage Kootu or Cabbage Poricha Kootu. […]

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Ponnanganni Keerai Paruppu Poriyal

Happy New Year to all my readers! I am very happy to share this 60th Edition of BM with you all. A special thanks to all my BM friends. Starting this week with a Regional special and I will be featuring some Tamil Nadu dishes.  First in the series is this stir fry that we […]

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How To Make Olan | Kerala Olan Recipe

Coming to the second Side dish for the week, under BM#57, I have yet another Onam Sadya recipe, The Olan! Though we all love Kerala dishes and make some of them regularly as the Avial etc, few traditional dishes like the Olan, Kootu Curry were never made before. So while preparing for the Kerala Sadya […]

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