Category Archives: BASICRECIPES

diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhu

diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhu

diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhuAlthough sweets,savouries and crackers are the special part of diwali the most special inevitable one is the “Diwali marundhu”. Usually as a child our mothers would wake us at early hours of Diwali morning. As a child so much of expectations and excitement will always be there to burst crackers and to wear new dresses.Its customary in most of the houses to simply apply gingelly oil alone before having head bath.At some homes they do add cumin,small onion,omam even pepper to heat up Continue reading

how to make health mix at home /sathumavu kanji powder

how to make health mix at home /sathumavu kanji powder

how to make health mix at home /sathumaavu kanji powderHealthy wealthy food is our basic need in our day today life without any age barrier.Most of the time we mothers are unable to tackle their food preferences.Having sathu maavu at home is the best option.Its better to know how to make health mix at home than buying it from stores.Some two years back I was discussing about this sathumavu powder with my friend Priya who makes it often.She gave a very long list of ingredients about 33 items but she said she does not make Continue reading

vangi bhath masala powder recipe/Vaangibathpowder

vangi bhath masala powder recipe

vangi bhath masala powder recipeNot actually every Indian dish needs spice powders but some preparations badly needs a specific combinations of spice powders!it becomes a representation of that particular Indian cuisine.vangi bhath masala powder recipe too is one such important spice mix needed to make vangi bhath but not only that you can add it to make some selected curries and gravies. Continue reading

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappuIn India and down South here dal in any form any time any day is so vital that every first serving for hot rice will be with some kind of heart warming dal with good dollop of ghee in it.I always admire Andhra cuisine for its sharp flavours and you may be knowing me as a sweet mad person till now but not to mention am a spice loving person too.Paruppu thanni/dal pani is the first introductory food that is given to a baby before introducing solid foods because these dals contains loads of protein and dietary fibres and is easy for a baby to digest. Continue reading

garlic paruppu podi recipe /Andhra style podi for rice

garlic paruppu podi recipe  /Andhra style podi for rice

Andhra style paruppu podiIf it is Andhra meals in hotels then in generality the expectation would be the paruppu podi the first served item!hot rice mixed with ghee then dry podi added to it gives a beatific aroma and I know most of us are badly addicted towards  this garlic paruppu podi recipe. In most of the restaurants I see for afternoon meals its in their own routine to display cups of andhra paruppu podi,pickles and even andhra famous gongura chutney right on the table even before the guests arrive,its their customary practice! Continue reading