February 15, 2017

Spicy And Tangy Ullikaaram / Onion Chutney

Hi readers, I am back with an interesting spicy and tangy roti pachadi "Ullikaaram / Onion Chutney". When you don't find much time to make a dish, this recipe helps you a lot. It is quiet simple and easy to make tastes heavenly with hot steamed rice and ghee. My mom used to make this roti pachadi when unexpected guests came to home. She always prefer mortar and pestle in making of chutneys, taste never disappointed. I too use mortar and pestle especially in making of this pachadi. Let us go through the recipe.

3-4 medium size Onions
15- 16 Dry Red Chillies, can adjust to your spice levels
1 big lemon size Tamarind , soaked in water
Salt as per taste
1/4 spoon of Cumin Seeds/Jeera

For Tempering / Tadka
2 spoons of Oil
1 spoon Chana dal
1 spoon Urad dal
1/4 spoon Mustard seeds
1/4 spoon Cumin seeds
2 Dry Red chillies, tear into pieces
1 spring Curry leaves
Pinch of Hing/ Asafoetida

1. Wash, peel and slice the onion into cubes.
2. Soak tamarind in a cup of water and keep aside.
3. Tear the Dry Red chillies into pieces.
4. Add dry red chillies, Onion cubes,tamarind   pulp, salt,
    turmeric powder ,cumin seeds one by one in the same 
    order to Mortar and crush all the ingredients into a 
    coarse paste with the help of Pestle.
5. Heat a pan with oil, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds,
    cumin seeds, broken dry red chillies and finally pinch of hing,
    fry for few seconds.
6. Take the pachadi into a serving bowl.
7. Pour the seasoning over the chutney.
8. Serve it with hot steamed rice and ghee. You can also use as 
    side dish with idly, dosha and uthappam.

Hope you all enjoyed my roti pachadi recipe, and please leave your valuable comments and suggestions here on my blog and about my recipe too. Thanks again for visiting my blog.


February 9, 2017

Pallila Podi / Peanut Powder in Andhra Style

Hi readers , I am back with another interesting, quick and simple, heavenly taste "Pallila Podi / Peanut Powder". It is quite simple, easy, delicious and highly nutritious as Peanuts are rich source o Protein. You can have this Pallila Podi along with hot steaming rice and ghee or you can use this as a compliment to Idli, dosha, Upma, Utappam etc. While making dosha, just sprinkle one table spoon of this Pallila Podi on your dosha and spread it while roasting dosha to golden brown, you get crispy and crunchy very tasty dosha in seconds. Let us learn how to make this Pallila Podi ...

Ingredients :
1 cup of Peanuts / Verusenaga Pappu
12-15 Red Chillies (can be decreased as per your taste)
1- 2 table spoons of Urad dal
Salt as per taste
1/4 spoon of Cumin seeds

Procedure :
1.Dry roast Peanuts on medium flame stirring continuously till 
   it splutters and change the skin colour.
2. Remove from flame and allow it to cool for some time.
3 Again heat a pan, add Urad dal, dry red chillies and dry roast on
   medium flame for few minuites, before switching off the 
   flame, add cumin seeds and remove . Keep aside to cool.
4. Now take a mixie jar, add roasted red chillies, salt, cumin 
    seeds and blend well to a coarse powder.
5. Then add roasted Peanuts and again grind to a coarse
    powder. There should be bits of Peanuts in  this podi.

Enjoy "Pallila Podi"with hot steamed rice and ghee. You can also have this podi as a side dish for idli, dosha and upma. I love to have this powder with hot steamed rice and spoonfull ghee 😊

Hope you all enjoyed my recipe, please leave your valuable suggestions and comments on my recipe here. Thanks for visiting my blog.👍


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Hi everyone !! My name is Nagasri. I am from Andhra but staying in Hyderabad, Telangana. I love both andhra and telangana foods. I love Cooking and eating too :).  I like to experiment different recipes.Have a look at my blog,try and enjoy!!! Don't forget to leave your valuable feedback at my blog. Other than cooking I love listening to music. Here I am sharing my experiences and experiments in cooking !!

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