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P is for…Pootharekulu #AtoZChallenge

Pootharekulu Putarekulu, or Poothareku as is it also known as, is the most unusual sweet I have ever seen or eaten. The origins of this sweet can be found in Atreyapuram, a village in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, in the Southern region of India. A particular Rice Batter, Powdered Sugar and Ghee… Read More P is for…Pootharekulu #AtoZChallenge


Onion Chutney

Heat 1 Tsp of Oil in a pan. To this add 1/4 tsp of Mustard Seeds (Rye) 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds( Jeera).  Wait for them to pop before you add, 7-8 Curry leaves (Kadipatta) 3-4 Dry Red Chillies and about 4-5 medium sized pods of Garlic (peeled) Saute for 2-3 mins. When done, keep aside… Read More Onion Chutney


Peanut Chutney

Dry roast 1 teacup of Peanuts on a slow flame, till they start changing color and emit an aroma.  Cool and deskin.  In a small kadhai, heat half a Tsp of Oil.  To this add 2 slit green chillies and a heaped tsp of whole Dhania seeds.  Saute till they change colour.  Cool.  In a blender add… Read More Peanut Chutney


Mirapakai Pachadi (Large Green Chilly Chutney)

Ingredients: 4 to 5 large Bhavnagri Chilles (the ones used for making bhajia’s /pickles) Roughly Chopped 2 Tsps chopped Coriander Leaves (Kothmir) 2 Tsps Oil 1/2 Tsp Rye 1 Tbsp Urad Dal 1 Tbsp Chana Dal 1 large piece of Tamarind (Imli) 1 regular Green Chilly Salt to taste. Method: Heat oil in a non-stick/heavy… Read More Mirapakai Pachadi (Large Green Chilly Chutney)



   Ingredients and Method: Tur Dal: 1 medium sized glass Turmeric: ¼Tsp Salt, to taste Pressure cook the Tur Dal, with 2 and a half to 3 glasses of water, salt and Turmeric, till done. Heat 1 tbsp of Oil, add to it 1/4th tsp of Hing, 1 Tsp Rye, 1Tsp Jeera, ½ Tsp Methi… Read More Sambhar


Amla Chutney

Ingredients: 5 Amla’s, deseeded and chopped 4-5 Dry Red Chillies, chopped 2-3 Green Chillies, chopped 1 tsp Jeera 11/2 Tbsp Oil Salt, to taste Method: Heat oil and fry the Amla pieces in it till they turn soft. Spoon them out from the oil and keep aside to cool. In the same oil, add the… Read More Amla Chutney