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Five Morsels of Love: Heirloon Recipes from a Traditional Andhra Kitchen

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Andhra tangy peanut stew (Pachchi pulusu)

Andhra tangy peanut stew (Pachchi pulusu)

Peanuts are common in Indian cuisine and are important as a source of protein in vegetarian diets. Peanuts are usually used in stir-fries...

Drumsticks in mild milk curry (Munagakaya palu posina kura)

Drumsticks in mild milk curry (Munagakaya palu posina kura)

I must admit that I love drumsticks or moringa pods. The inner flesh is tender and sweet and wonderfully flavoured. This curry highlights...

Andhra spicy village-style chicken curry (Nātukōdi kāramu pulusu)

Andhra spicy village-style chicken curry (Nātukōdi kāramu pulusu)

Village cooking all over India usually means that the dishes are made with relatively fewer ingredients and are simpler. However, do not...

Andhra-style spicy raw mango in a sweet tamarind sauce

Andhra-style spicy raw mango in a sweet tamarind sauce

Early summer has the vegetables vendors in India start putting out piles of green, raw mangoes. This is followed by the frenzy of making...

Telangana horse gram stew (Ulava Chāru)

Telangana horse gram stew (Ulava Chāru)

Horse gram, or kulith, is one of the super foods that is available in India. It comes in two varieties, a white (in reality, a light...

Mutton chops in black pepper gravy (Mamsam chops)

Mutton chops in black pepper gravy (Mamsam chops)

Another fabulous recipe from my growing love for spicy Andhra cuisine. This cuisine is complex, spicy and packed with strong flavours, it...

Mushroom black pepper fry (Puttagodugu kura)

Mushroom black pepper fry (Puttagodugu kura)

Mushrooms are a new addition to the traditional Indian kitchen, and I am happy they are now popular. The Indian morels are common in the...

Mango ginger (or ginger) pickle (Allam pachchadi)

Mango ginger (or ginger) pickle (Allam pachchadi)

I have recently discovered a passion for making pickles (See Mango and Gooseberry pickles on this blog). I like the fact that I can...

Andhra green chili curry with eggs

Andhra green chili curry with eggs

Andhra cuisine is characterized by spicy and complex flavors. This curry is a typical example of the cuisine, one that is very spicy from...

Stir-fried cluster bean with toasted gram-spice mix (Goruchikkudu vepudu)

Stir-fried cluster bean with toasted gram-spice mix (Goruchikkudu vepudu)

Cluster beans are common all over India and prized for their deep flavour. Compared to green beans they are slightly tougher and have a...

Telangana stuffed green chilies in spicy gravy (Telangana mirchi ka salan)

Telangana stuffed green chilies in spicy gravy (Telangana mirchi ka salan)

The city of Hyderabad is a melting pot of numerous cuisines, Nawabi, Marathwadi, and the Rayalseema styles of cooking. These diverse...

Andhra amaranth greens with garlic and chilli

Andhra amaranth greens with garlic and chilli

I have become a bit obsessed with amaranth greens, both the red and green variety, because they are delicious and so full of nutrients....

Andhra-style sweet and spicy bitter gourd stir-fry

Andhra-style sweet and spicy bitter gourd stir-fry

I do enjoy bitter foods (arugula, dandelion greens, kale, Brussels sprouts, to name a few) and try and get them as part of my diet...

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