Lauki ka Kofta



  • Lauki ( Bottle Guard ) – 1/2
  • Corn Flour – 1 spoon
  • Besan – 2 spoons
  • Maida – 2spoons
  • Salt
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Green Chillis – 2
  • Chilli Powder – 1 small spoon
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Turmeric
  • Oil

Procedure :

  • Peel off bottle guard and grate nicely. remove the seeds completely.
  • add salt, ginger garlic paste, besan, corn flour, maida to the grated bottle guard.
  • mix nicely and prepare round balls.
  • squeeze out all the water while making balls. this is important.
  • prepare tomato puree in a mixer grinder.
  • take a pan and add oil, green chilli,chopped onions, and cook until they become golden brown.
  • add tomato puree, chilli powder and turmeric to the above mixture and cook until the raw flavor of tomatoes goes off.
  • now, add a glassful water and put the lauki balls in it.
  • allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  • yummy lauki kofta curry is ready 🙂

Sampenga Puvvulu


This sweet resembles flower sampenga ( champak ) , hence it is named like that. it is popular in Andhra Pradesh.



  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 100 grams
  • Suji – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Oil


  • Take a bowl and mix wheat flour, maida, sugar, ghee well and make it into dough by adding little water.
  • now, make round balls with the dough, just like you make for chapathi.
  • now roll the balls like chapathi.
  • now, make slits like cuts on the rolled dough.
  • now, hold both the ends of the rolled dough and roll it, just like you unwrap a chocolate. [ reverse process ].
  • now, take a pan and deep fry them, until they become golden brown.
  • keep them aside.
  • now, boil water in another pan and add sugar to make sugar syrup.
  • once sugar syrup is made, dip the roasted sampengalu in it.
  • yummy tasty sampenga puvvu sweet is ready 🙂



Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup

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  • Sweet Potatoes – 250 grams
  • Jaggery – 50 grams
  • Elaichi – a pinch
  • water


  • Place sweet potatoes in a vessel and put it inside a pressure cooker and boil. This will ensure, sweet potatoes won’t become too soft.
  • take a pan and put jaggery pieces and sprinkle little water and cook until it becomes like syrup.
  • now, cut the sweet potato into pieces and put them in the boiling jaggery syrup and mix nicely.
  • sprinkle elaichi powder on top.
  • Let it cool and yummy sweet potato in jaggery syrup is ready 🙂
  • This is excellent iron rich diet for school going children, pregnant women.

Ridge Gourd Dosa – Andhra Style

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Ingredients :

  • Ridge Gourd – 250 grams
  • Rice – 100 cup
  • Chana Dal – 50 grams
  • Ginger
  • Red Chilli – 2
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Onions Chopped
  • Coriander
  • Carrot grated
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Soak rice and chana dal for 2 hours and keep aside.
  • put green chilli, red chilli , ginger, jeera to the above rice and chana mix and grind in a mixture grinder.
  • wash ridge gourds nicely and cut without peeling the skin, to preserve fibre and cut them into pieces.
  • now, put the cut ridge gourd pieces into the above mix in mixer grinder and then run mixer grinder again.
  • add salt to the mixture.
  • now, take a pan and put oil and pour like dosa.
  • sprinkle chopped onions, grated carrots, coriander etc on top for garnishing.
  • yummy ridge gourd dosa is ready 😉
  • this can be had with amla chutney.
  • This is a good breakfast for Diabetics and kids too.


Lemon Rice




  • mix salt and turmeric in rice and cook in pressure cooker and keep it aside.
  • mix tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) ) , roasted ground nuts, red chilli, ginger pieces ,green chilli in the rice and mix nicely so that flavor is uniformly distributed.
  • Yummy Lemon Rice is ready 😉



Lauki Peanut Curry

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  • wash and peel off bottle guard and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • fry ground nuts, red chilli and jeera and make it to a powder in a mixer grinder.
  • take a pan and prepare tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) ) and add bottle guard pieces.
  • Add salt and turmeric at this stage.
  • cook on medium flame in covered condition.
  • now, mix the groundnut powder to the cooked bottle guard pieces and then switch off the stove.
  • yummy bottle guard ground nut curry is ready !! 🙂


Jeera Rice with Chole Curry


Ingredients for Jeera Rice :

Ingredients for Chole Curry :

  • Chick Peas – 250 grams
  • Onions – chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Green Chillis
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chilli powder
  • bay leaf
  • Tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • Oil
  • Ginger Garlic paste
  • Garam Masala Powder

Procedure for Jeera Rice :

  • Wash Rice and keep it aside.
  • take a pan and add ghee and hear for a minute and add the spices mixture and jeera seeds.
  • When jeera becomes slightly brown, add the rice to it.
  • for 1 cup rice, add 2 cups water and salt and pressure cook for 20 minutes.
  • you can garnish with fried curry leaves or chopped onions.

Procedure for Chole Curry :

  • Soak chickpeas overnight and mix salt and cook in pressure cooker for 20 minutes so that they become soft.
  • make tomato puree in a mixer grinder and keep it aside.
  • take a pan and add oil and prepare tadka ( How to prepare Tadka (పోపు) )
  • now add chopped onions and 2 spoons of ginger garlic paste and saute till they become golden brown.
  • now add tomato puree, 2 spoons of garam masala and salt  to the above liquid mixture.
  • now add the cooked chickpeas and add little water for gravy.
  • add salt, if you need more salt.
  • cook on low flame for 5-10minutes.
  • yummy chole curry is ready 🙂

Jeera Rice can be had with the just prepared chole curry 🙂