Posts Tagged With: traditional

yet another hidden gem of Indian Cuisine — అరటి పువ్వు రోటి పచ్చడి

raw banana flower bracts pounded in a rock mortar and pestle, added curd, raw green mirchi paste along with a heavy dose of mustard then tempered with traditional spices in peanut oil … Its all.. simple yet a bliss to eat in.  yes.. a bliss.

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How does a simple Indian meal look like?

A freshly made authentic Indian meal would typically start with pleasing your eyes before teasing your taste buds. The herbs and spices involved in the making of each ingredient are carefully cooked in a specific style to maximize taste while minimizing nutrient loss.  And no doubt there is a lot of science in an Indian kitchen that straightly dictates your overall physical and mental health.

The fact that it makes you feel hungry as soon as you look at it and the tremendous knowledge handling taste, texture and nutrition are enough of an evidence of the Indian culinary wisdom.

In the picture below is an Andhra style meal — one cup of rice served with a vegetable curry, one pickle, one curd-based chutney, dried curry leaf powder topped with a little spoon of fresh ghee… and of course a yummy ripe banana.

Enjoy the meal.
How does a simple south indian meal look like?

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wanna generate your own bodyheat in cold winters? Try “Pudina Thepla”

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Wanna dine light but with hellafa fiber, anti-oxidants, low-calorie-high-energy cereals and essential elements with a punch of herbal medicine right in your kitchen? Taste this raw mint, cumin, coriander, saunf, red chilli and turmeric that went into the making of simple rotis served with a spicy curry of cabbage, carrot and beans.

When the dominating aroma of fresh mint reaches your nostrils, the strong flavor fills your palate and the cool aftertaste makes you close your eyes and bend your head back, then you know you are ready for dinner 🙂

Not to mention the heat it all generates, you surely would be more resilient to the winter weather 🙂 hail the herbs.

Kitchen Credits: Master Chef Latha

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రాగి ముద్ద — ఉలవ చారు (finger millet balls with horsegram rasam)

millet mania continues.. The #sunday #experiment with the finger millet balls and horsegram rasam turns out be finger-licking delicious.

And the 2-tea spoons of rice would keep it all together.
రాగి ముద్ద -- ఉలవ చారు

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Legume Paradise — బొబ్బర్ల దోశ – ఉలవల చట్నీ — Black-eyed-peas dosa with Horsegram chutney

If you are an energy freak but likes a zero glucose, zero fat, zero cholesterol recipe, then this wonder combination with superb amounts of soluble Fiber, symbiotic bacteria, Iron, Potassium and Zinc will be on your menu, salute the Leguminosae.  You don’t need guts of steel to digest these but the health burst will surely be visible the next time you go for a hike or hit the gym..  Along with that heavy coat of nicely baked onions and ginger, this will also help tune your body to maintain a steady temperature no matter what the weather is..  Try it out and lemme know. Traditional Indian Recipes never let you down 🙂 #sunday #experiment
బొబ్బర్ల దోశ -- ఉలవల చట్నీ -- Black-eyed-peas dosa with Horsegram chutney

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మసాలా గారెలెన్నున్నా మామూలు గారెనే మిన్న

తాజా కరివేపాకు ఘుమఘుమల కమ్మటి నూలుపప్పు పచ్చడితో వేడి వేడి గారెల కొండను ఢీకొందాం!
మసాలా గారెలెన్నున్నా మామూలు గారెనే మిన్న

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dosa hut

yet another Daddy’s creation 🙂 Its a #spicy #life 🙂
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వే.ట.కూ.ర కాదు! … అంతకు మించి … తోటకూర! :)

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వెన్న మురుకులు

Packed with energy, this traditional snack made with fine grained black grams, lot of butter, generous amounts of ajwain with the rice flour base., is an instant hit and a childhood memory for every generation of tired kids.
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jowar roti (sorghum tortilla) served with crushed raw garlic-onion-mirchi

Do you see the yummy glow from the hand-rolled jowar roti (sorghum tortilla) served along with rock-crushed raw garlic-onion-lemon-mirchi in the sides and spinach-potato-spice-curry...? yey! I got it so well the very first time.. yes yes I made them all except the spinach curry 🙂 #great #old #indian #village #tradition #recipe
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wheat dosa

add gentle amount of curd and rice flour for the batter to spread smoothly on the pan.. your likes of mirchi and coriander would let it melt in your mouth along with supplementing coconut chutney.

 
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ఉల్లి పకోడీ

చలచల్లని చలి గాలుల్లోనూ ఉడుకుల వేసవి సాయంలోనూ
కాలాతీతం కావ్యోద్దీపం వెచ్చని పచ్చని ఉల్లి పకోడీ
వద్దనగలమా కాదనగలమా వద్దని కాదని వదిళెళ్ళడమా
ముందరి కాళ్ళకు బంధం వెయ్యదె వెచ్చని పచ్చని ఉల్లి పకోడీ.

ఉల్లి పకోడీ

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VADA Science

Andhra’s staple food that is a science in itself. Simple to prepare yet very tough to get it right, energy warehouse for all ages, delicious in many varieties and is a true signature of whoever makes it. From grinding the lentils well aerated to mellifluously folding them in shape, from uniformly frying em golden yellow to nicely soaking all in full fat curds n spices, VADA is one dish that always gets all guts on 🙂

Back by popular demand for a potluck 🙂 and of course it would go on stage as Dahi Vada today 🙂

 

 

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why you should relish your food?

ఘుమఘుమలాడే మష్రూమ్ మసాలా కర్రీతో వేళ్ళు చురుక్కుమనే వేడి వేడి రొట్టెలు .. రండి మా ఇంటికి. మీదే ఆలస్యం 🙂

I ain’t explaining here the science behind how your finger tips pick up the heat signals from what you eat, but relishing your food is an important part of any day. Of course, its not about over eating, but eating the right proportions, the right variety, the right spices, right ingredients, right recipe and the big deal, the right taste. If only you love your food that you can appreciate who cooked it, who processed it, who farmed it and every one who made it possible for you to see it in your plate.
Not seen in this video are a bowl of rice mashed in amla pickle and ghee, a cup of full fat curd, bunch of olives for sides and a glass of clean water… If only you can appreciate all this 🙂 Enjoy your food.

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కొయ్య చెగోడీలు :)

ఇంటికి ఇనుము — ఒంటికి మినుము.. 🙂 enjoy these crackling snacks on this Diwali.. 🙂

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