Friday, 23 September 2016

ponganalu - paddu recipe - gunta ponganalu recipe - pongadalu

Ponganalu or Paddu recipe also known as Pongadalu or Gunta Ponganalu recipe in telugu which is a popular South Indian breakfast recipe. It can be made in both savoury and sweet versions too. Here I am showing the savoury version.

ponganalu - gunta ponganalu recipe

Some people use Idli batter for making this recipe and some use Dosa batter, today we will learn how to make ponganalu with dosa batter and make them puffy round shaped. 

Pongadalu is a telugu word, which means fried batter puffs. They are called as paddu recipe in kannada, kuzhi paniyaram recipe in tamil language, Guliappa in other south indian languages.
Saturday, 17 September 2016

gongura nilava pachadi, pulicha keerai thokku - gongura pickle recipe

Gongura Nilava Pachadi in telugu also called Pulicha Keerai Thokku or thuvaiyal or thogayal in tamil . Gongura in English is termed as Sorrel Leaves, pitwa or ambadi Bhaji or khatta Bhaji in hindi and Pulicha keerai in Tamil. Gongura is popularly known as "Andhra Maatha" in Andhra Pradesh.

gongura nilava pachadi - thokku

Andhra gongura pickle recipe is the most famous and other well known recipes are Gongura Mutton, Gongura Chicken and Gongura Prawns are popular recipes down South India. Gongura Pappu is also quite common recipe where gongura is paired with dals. Gongura Paneer, Gongura Rice and Gongura Pulihora are other popular recipes made using gongura. 
Monday, 12 September 2016

majjiga charu andhra style - majjiga pulusu recipe in telugu - perugu chaaru

Majjiga Charu or Majjiga Pulusu Recipe is an andhra style buttermilk stew. Majjiga or Challa means buttermilk made using curd (perugu), so people also call it Challa Chaaru or Perugu Chaaru or Majjiga Pulusu in telugu. Sour curd gives a nice tangy taste to the recipe.

majjiga charu andhra style

There are many variations in its preparation. A delectable combination of veggies are used such as ladys fingers, bottle gourd, drumsticks, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. But today I am showing a very basic version of making Majjiga charu where no veggies are used. A simple tadka is added to the buttermilk to make this recipe. It is also called as Pulissery or Moru Kootan, Mor Khuzambu in different south indian  languages.
Thursday, 8 September 2016

lauki moong dal sabzi - sorakaya pesara pappu - moong dal curry for chapathi

Lauki Moong Dal sabzi or Sorakaya Pesara Pappu andhra style koora/kura also called anapakaya/sorakkai or sorakaya kootu in tamil and lauki moong dal recipe in hindi. My family members love this moong dal curry for chapathi/roti and this is most prefered for rice in telangana region.

lauki moong dal curry for chapathi

Ingredients for Sorakaya Pesara Pappu - Lauki Moong Dal curry for chapathi

1. Bottle gourd (anapakaya/sorakaya/lauki) - 1
2. Yellow Gram - 1 cup
3. Green Chillies - 4
4. Onion - 1
5. Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
6. Coriander Leaves - 4 to 5 sprigs
7. Garlic - 5 to 6 pieces
8. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
9. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
10. Salt - To Taste
11. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsps
12. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
13. Oil - 3 to 4 tbsps
14. Water -  3 cups

Other Dal/pappu recipes:

Gangavalli kura pappu

Pesarapappu Vadalu 

Menthikura Pesarapappu 

Mullangi Pesara Pappu



How to make sorakaya pesara pappu recipe - lauki moong dal curry for chapathi

1. Wash, peel, discard seeds and cut bottle gourd to small pieces

2. Wash and soak yellow gram for 5 to 10 minutes

3. Heat oil in a pan, once oil is hot add mustard and cumin seeds

4. When they splutter add green chilli and onion pieces

5. Once onion pieces turn transparent add curry leaves and fry for a minute

6. Now drain water from yellow gram and add it to the pan

7. Fry dal for 2 to 3 minutes till nice aroma comes out

8. Now add bottle gourd pieces and cook them for some time

9. Now add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder mix nicely and add water and cover with a lid

10. Cook on medium flame for 10 minutes, once bottle gourd pieces become tender and dal is properly cooked add crushed garlic and dish out

11. Garnish with coriander leaves and yummy sorakaya pesarapappu is ready to serve

You can serve this sorakaya pesara pappu or  lauki moong dal curry for chapathi

     and rice.

sorakaya pesara pappu - lauki moong dal sabzi

Saturday, 3 September 2016

corn vada, sweet corn vada recipe - mokkajonna vadalu (garelu)

Sweet Corn Vada Recipe is a quick easy and tasty snack and I love this very much. A slight hint of sweetness from the sweet corn with the freshness from the herbs and crunchy onion bits make the vadas delicious. Also called as sweet corn garelu or mokkajonna vadalu in telugu.

corn vada

Unlike regular recipe of corn vada, making these with sweet corn is a bit difficult task. The sweet corn paste after grinding will be very gooey. Bengal Gram Flour is used as the binding agent. Bits n pieces of onion, curry leaves and mint leaves further enhance the taste. corn vadas will be crisp from outside and soft and chewy from inside. These fritters work well as starters or finger food or as a perfect evening snack with garam a garam chai during rainy evenings.

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