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Eggless Chocolate Cake

When it comes to baking and cooking, I love it when it is simple and takes fewer utensils. This chocolate cake is exactly that. This is a recipe I have been using since 2011 and is a foolproof one. I made this one-pot Eggless Chocolate Cake literally 5 times in the last 2 months and has been an absolute favorite at home. This cake is great just like that (makes it vegan too) or you can add some chocolate ganache…

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Chutney Podi (Powder)

Chutney Podi

The last few days have been hard on everyone because of Covid-19. As we stay home to #flattenthecurve and not eat out, we sure are cooking a lot more. And I know, in all this extra cooking (which I completely understand comes from a privileged position), we all crave for basic comfort food. Growing up, comfort food for us was Podi Annam (Podi mixed in hot rice with desi ghee) and Perugu Annam (Yogurt mixed in rice). Chutney Podi is…

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Beetroot Pachadi

My obsession with Pachadi is not new. In fact one of the most popular posts on my blog is that of Tomato Pachadi. If there is one thing I have been craving for during my pregnancy that is Pachadi, especially the fresh kind made with veggies. I have been on a roll to try lot of new ones. So, here is a recipe of Beetroot Pachadi that I learnt from my aunt and I instantly loved it. Make this for…

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Pindi Miryam

Pindi Miryam

Pindi Miryam is a very special dish from my grand mother’s kitchen. My Ammama (maternal grandmother) made it every time we visited their home for the summer holidays and its become one of my sought after comfort foods. In my attempt to document the recipes from various tasty home kitchens, here I am with one of my favorite Andhra recipes. In Telugu language, Pindi means ‘flour’ and Miryam means ‘Pepper’. Many recipes of Pindi Miryam that I have come across…

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Chocolate Ladoo

March is here!!! Yay…. This means Spring is round the corner and so is my Birthday!!!! Oh yes… I am one of those who is always excited about birthdays… and this time, I thought yesterday was March 1st and posted this on instagram. 🙂 Good, I just got one more extra day to stay excited!!!   So, when it is finally March and I am happy, “kuch meetha ho jaaye” (time for something sweet). I happened to be off from…

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Tomato Pachhadi

Red post alert! Wait wait.. I am talking about the lovely tomatoes in the post 🙂 This is my all time favourite pachhadi (pickle) and its Mom-made. This is a gem from my mom’s kitchen and is addictively tasty. Everyone who has tasted this pickle totally loved it…and can vouch for this recipe. Hopefully you enjoy it with your family too!!! Ok!!! Agree, that it requires lot (#notveryhelathy) of oil, but I think its okay sometimes 🙂 So here it…

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Ponganalu/Paniyaram

Dosa is almost everyone’s favourite!!!! When many of us make dosa batter at home, we make huge quantity that we end up making dosa for more than 3 days and sometimes a week. That was the scene at home when I was growing up and thats when my mom would make these cute little dosa muffins (:-p) and we just gulped it. Its quite famous in many parts of South India and is called by various names. Gunta Ponganalu or Punugulu or Paniyaram. Whatever the…

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Banana – Zucchini Bread

Updated: May 2020 I had zucchini and a few bananas and I badly wanted to use them, before they go bad. I could not find enough motivation to consume as is and that is when I found this 🙂 Thanks to my aunt who shared her recipe with me. This is the ultimate healthy recipe you can have with a cup of milk, coffee, or tea. This has a vegetable, fruit(s), nuts, seeds. More importantly, this recipe has no egg,…

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Green Tomato Chutney

I wish tomatoes come in more colors 🙂 In general I am big fan of anything made of tomatoes and chutney tops the list! Recently I picked some green tomatoes from my mother-in-law’s garden as I love the instant chutney made with these tomatoes. So here you go! Ingridients: Green tomatoes Green chillies (Spice up your chutney with one extra chilly) Garlic Curry leaves Tamarind paste (Optional) Turmeric Jaggery (Very little for taste) Salt Hing Tempering stuff Oil Procedure: Put…

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Gongura Pappu

Finally I started to write blogs again… My first blog after being married. Now that I have someone at home always to taste my food, I am even more interested to cook now. So here you go.. Mmmm…. Think of gongura pappu…Mouth waters…. Ingridients: Gongura – 2 bunches (serves 2 people) Onions – 1 (big) Red chillies Green chillies Pressure cooked Toor Dal Soaked Tamarind Procedure: Thoroughly wash the leaves and neatly take out the leaves without the stem from…

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