Pongadalu


Pongadalu is a traditional dish in Andhra Pradesh, prepared during Sankranthi/Pongal.

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Ingredients:

  • Rice – 500 grams
  • Jaggery – 500 grams
  • Coconut Milk – 1 cup
  • Elaichi – for taste
  • Oil for frying

Procedure:

  • Soak rice for 12 hours and then make it to a flour.
  • boil jaggery until it becomes thick syrup and mix the rice flour in it.
  • mix the above 2 two nicely.
  • pour coconut milk in the above paste and prepare like dosa batter.
  • now, pour oil in a kadai and pour the paste in it using a scoop.
  • allow them to fry for sometime.
  • yummy traditional pongadalu is ready.
  • this is similar to neyyappam, udiyappam made in Kerala.
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MULTI VEGETABLE SOUP


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In  South India, a no moon day in October is followed as – -Polala Amavasya, dedicated to Goddess Poleramma who, it is believed, saves people from all kinds of pox diseases. On that day, besides other offerings, a kind of soup of all vegetables is offered to the Goddess which, in local language, is called –Kalagaaya Pulusu –, meaning soup of all vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • All available vegetables like brinjal, bottle guard, ladies finger, radish, ridge gourd,tomato, colacasia etc
  • Tamarind – 100 grams
  • Sugar – 100 grams
  • Salt – as required
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • turmeric
  • Onion
  • Green Chillis
  • Oil
  • Regular spices like clove etc.

Procedure:

  • wash all vegetables and cut into big pieces.
  • take all spices and make it to powder.
  • now, take a big vessel and start cooking in it. first add oil and add onions and saute them nicely. add curry leaves, turmeric, green chillis at this stage.
  • add all vegetable pieces and mix nicely, add water for soup and mix salt, tamarind juice, sugar and let them cook for 30-45 minutes.
  • cook until the vegetables becomes well cooked.
  • stop cooking and serve hot !!

 

 

Coconut Burfi/Kobbari Mithai


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Ingredients:

  • Coconut  – 1
  • Sugar – 500 grams
  • Ghee – 2 spoons
  • Elaichi Powder – for flavor
  • Water

Procedure:

  • Take a pan and apply ghee all over it on the inside.
  • now, take sugar and add water and let it boil for sometime.
  • now add the coconut cut pieces and elaichi powder and keep stirring continuously.
  • cook until, the entire mixture becomes slightly dry with all the water evaporated.
  • stop stove and allow it slightly cool.
  • while it is slightly hot, cut into desired shapes.
  • tasty coconut barfi/kobbari mithai is ready 😉

 

Coriander Chicken


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Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 500 grams
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander Powder
  • Garam Masala/ Chicken Masala
  • Priya Chilli Powder
  • Oil
  • Onions -2 big
  • Green Chillis – 4
  • Cloves – 2
  • Curd
  • Lemon

Procedure:

  • Remove Coriander leaves from the stem and wash them properly and then chop them nicely.
  • add salt, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, curd,lemon, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder to chicken for marinating and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • take a deep bottomed pan, add oil,cloves, elaichi, chopped onions to it and cook until they become golden brown.
  • now take the chopped coriander leaves and green chillis and make them into paste using mixer grinder.
  • now, add the paste to the marinated chicken and close it with lid, and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • mix often.
  • yummy coriander leaves chicken curry is ready 🙂

 

Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu


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This recipe is known with multiple names, like Ivy Gourd Gravy/Tindora Ka Salan/Dondakaya Gravy/Kovaikai Kuzhambu.

Ingredients :

  • Dondakaya/Tindora– 250 grams
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Garlic – few
  • Onion – 2 or 3
  • Tomato – 2 or 3
  • Salt – as required
  • Turmeric Powder- as required
  • Chilli Powder- as required
  • Tadka
  • Ground Nuts – 50 grams

 

Procedure :

  • Dry roast ground nuts in a pan and make it to powder using mixer grinder.
  • Cut ginger, garlic,onions and tomato into small pieces and put in a mixer grinder and make it to a paste.
  • add ground powder, Salt, Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder to the above paste.
  • now, make cuts to the dondakaya and insert this paste inside those cuts.
  • Now, add oil to pan and prepare tadka.
  • now, add stuffed dondakaya to the oil and let them cook in sim for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then add water for gravy let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Yummy dondakaya gravy  curry is  ready 🙂

 

Ladies Finger Soup ( Bendakaya Pulusu )


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Ingredients :

  • Ladies Finger/ Bendakaya – 250-300 grams
  • Oil
  • Onions – 2 or 3
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic paste -1 spoon
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • Curry leaves
  • coriander
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • tamarind Juice

Procedure :

  • heat oil in a pan and add cut onions,and stir until onions become golden brown.
  • wash ladies finger and wipe with dry cloth and then cut into pieces.
  • add ginger garlic paste and let it fry for another 2 minutes.
  • prepare tadka and add the onions, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder,turmeric to it.
  • add cut chillis, tamarind juice, water, salt and let them cook for sometime.
  • now put the ladies finger pieces in the gravy and cook in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • then add coriander leaves on top for garnishing.
  • yummy Bendakaya Pulusu ( Ladies Finger Soup) is ready 🙂

Undrallu


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Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – 200 grams
  • Jaggery – 200 grams
  • Grated Coconut – 100 grams
  • Moong Dal – 50 grams
  • Milk – 50 ml
  • Elaichi – few
  • Salt
  • Dry Fruits

Procedure:

  • Take a glass of water and boil it, once boiled, add rice flour to it and mix nicely to avoid forming lumps.
  • now, make them into small balls ans keep it aside.
  • fry moong dal and then boil them.
  • now, take a brass kadai on stove and add water, jaggery, grated coconut, and then let it cook and add the balls prepared above along with moong dal.
  • once it is boiled for 5-10mins, mix rice flour in milk,salt,elaichi and stir and add to the contents in brass kadai.
  • switch off stove after 2-3 minutes to avoid overcooking.
  • garnish with dry fruits.
  • yummy undrallu is ready 🙂