Andhra Style Gongura Pickle

Ingredients:  250 grams gongura leaves 1 inch ginger 20-25 garlic cloves 10-12 dry chillies 1-2 tbsp oil salt to taste 1 tsp turmeric powder For seasoning 4-5 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 pinch hing 1 tsp chana dal 1 tsp urad dal 2 strands curry leaves Directions: Wash the gongura leaves well and…

Cauliflower Potato Masala

Ingredients: 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 cup chopped potato ½ cup green peas 1-2 strands of curry leaves 1 tomato 1 onion 1 inch ginger 4-5 garlic cloves 1 cardamom 2-3 cloves ½ tsp fennel seeds salt to taste ½tsp turmeric powder ½ tbsp chilli powder 3-4 tbsp oil Directions: In a pan, dry roast…

Masala Punugulu

Ingredients: 1 cup urad dal soaked overnight 2 tbsp sooji 2 onions sliced ½  inch ginger finely chopped 2 green chillies  finely chopped ½ tsp cumin seeds salt to taste oil to deep fry Directions: Blend the soaked urad dal into a fine batter. Batter consistency should be similar to wada batter. Add salt, onion, ginger, chillies, cumin…

Garlic Fish

Ingredients : 6 Fish pieces 20-25 garlic cloves along with skin 4 dry chillies 3-4 strands of curry leaves 1 inch ginger ¼ cup grated dry coconut 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste oil to shallow fry Directions: Grind garlic, coriander seeds, chillies and dry coconut coarsely. Marinate the clean…

Fish Fry

Ingredients: 500g fish pieces 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp turmeric powder salt to taste ½ tbsp chilli powder 4-5 green chillies 1 inch ginger 2-3 strands of curry leaves 1 tbsp mustard oil for marination oil to shallow fry Directions: Marinate the cleaned fish pieces with salt, cumin powder, coriander…

Cheese Omelette

Ingredients 1 Egg ¼ onion – chopped 1 green chilli – chopped 2 tbsp chopped coriander salt and pepper as per  taste 2 tbsp cheese -grated Directions Beat egg. Mix in all ingredients. Heat a tawa  on medium flame  and grease it with oil. Pour the beaten egg  on the tawa.  Flip it on the…

Dal baati

Ingredients 3 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup suji 1 cup ghee 1¼ cup lukewarm water salt as per taste Directions Make a soft dough out of  suji and mixed  with salt, ghee & lukewarm water. Set aside for half an hour. Make round balls with the dough. Brush the baati with ghee. Bake  the…

French fries

Ingredients 2-3 potatoes ¼ tsp salt ¼tsp pepper Directions Peel and cut potatoes into thin strips of same thickness. Soak them in cold water for 10 minutes in which 1-2 tsp of salt is added. Drain and wipe dry them. Preheat  the  oven  for 5 minutes with the tawa in it . Place the potatoes…

Ragi mudde

Ingredients 1  cup ragi flour  1 cup  water salt Directions Add 1 tsp of ragi flour and salt to water and  microwave for 2½   minutes . Add remaining  ragi flour, stir so that no lumps are  formed & microwave at 70% of power for 2 minutes. Stir the contents with the back of a…

Ven pongal

Ingredients 1 cup raw rice 4tbsp moong dal 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cumin seeds 4 tbsp broken cashewnuts 3-4 tbsp ghee 2½ cup water salt as per taste Directions Wash rice and dal and keep them  aside. Take a pressure cooker and some ghee in it. Now roast some pepper, cumin seeds and…

Khubani ka Meetha

Ingredients 200 gms dried apricots 140 gms sugar ¼ cup almonds -blanched,cut into long pieces and cut into long  pieces and roasted ½ tsp lemon juice Direction Wash apricots  and soak in 2 cups water for 4-5 hours. De-seed the  apricots, chop and place in a borosil cookware along with the liquid(1 cup) and sugar….

Basundi

Ingredients 1 litre milk 45 gms milk powder 15 strands kesar-soak in  2 tsp hot water ¼  cup sugar ½  tsp elaichi powder 4-6  cashewnuts  almonds  and chironji Directions: Boil milk on high power in a big shallow container for 20-25 minutes, stirring in between  after 10 minutes. Mix malai with spoon. Milk quantity should…