Madatha Kaaja

Tirupathi = Laddu,  Tirunalveli = Halwa, Hyderabad = Biryani .. Tapeshwaram / kakinada = ?? any guesses? anyone There !! you guessed it right.. yes yes it is Kaja.. the golden brown oblong sweet with loads of sugar syrup. Your teeth first encounter the crispy layer, then the slightly soft interior, then there is a…

Chocolate coffee banana loaf cake

I had got few bananas and had forgotten all about them! I had no heart to throw them out. Hence this cake! This is a rich moist cake , best for a snack or with tea! Ingredients 1. 1 3/4 cup flour 2. 1 1/2 cups caster sugar ( Reduce if the bananas are very…

Hyderabadi Biryani Restaurant Style

Hyderabadi biryani is quite the rage. I don’t know if anyone dislikes this dish. Everyone has their own version of the biryani. I recently saw this recipe, which was quite simple and the results were ahmazing!! This is like, mix , cook and layer! that’s all! Ingredients 5 cups basmati rice, soaked for about 1…

Mallipoo Idli

Idli is a quintessential south indian breakfast. Every south indian home has their own version of idlis and is made at least 2-3 times a week. They can be served with an array of accompaniments, chutney,sambar or even a chicken /mutton/ fish gravy. Idlis are termed as one of the best breakfasts , easy to…

Guthi Vankaya Podi Kura | Spice stuffed brinjal

Guthi vankaya is one of my favourite andhra dishes, it want a regular in my house, my mum never made it neither did my grandmother. My mum in law makes an excellent guthi vankaya! She make it with a peanut based gravy and we all love it, we hog like bowls and bowls of rice…

Kalchina Tomato Chaaru |Chargrilled Tomato Rasam

I follow this amazing group on Facebook called Bangalore Foodies Club. We talk, fight, share recipes, good and bad reviews and everything in between :-). One fine day, a young man started posting pictures of his amazing everyday cooking. I followed his posts religiously everyday. one fine morning , I asked him for a recipe…

Appam

Appam has been my absolute favorite since the day I tasted them in a small shady shop on my way to Kerala. I have always wondered how they are so fluffy in the center and crispy on the sides. Slightly sweet and ever so coconutty! I had tried a couple of times previously but didn’t get the…

Chicken Lollipop

I had posted a picture of chicken lollipops I had made the other day, loads of people asked me for a recipe.. so here it goes. 6 Chicken Lollipops Marinade 3 TBSP Curd 3 TBSP  Corn Flour 2 tsp  chilli powder 1 tsp yellow chilli powder ( Optional ) 1 tsp garam masala 2 tsp…

{Review} Soda Bottle Opener Wala Bangalore

One fine weekday the buzz started about this awesome restaurant opening in Bangalore. People were going gaga, happy tears were flowing down many a cheek. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about! When you have friends who you can talk to for hours together, with whom you can speak anything and everything…

Donne Biryani

Husband is an avid biryani eater ! He keeps trying new varieties.. and does not leave even a roadside eatery. He recently found one near our house, they sell Donne Biryani .. Its basically a mildly spiced biryani sold in dried banana leaf bowls. Recipe Chicken – 250 grams Rice ( Short Grain )  –…

Avarekalu Akki Rotti

Avarekalu / Anapaginjalu / Pituku Bellu . They are seasonal beans, available during winters and are ate to heart’s content till their season is over! Avarekalu for breakfast, avarekalu for lunch and avarekalu for dinner ! Though it is a task to clean and prep the beans, no pain no gain! Their taste is to…

{Review} Rajdhani Thali

Summer = Mangoes, Mangoes = Aamras, Aamras + Puris = Heaven !! I heard that Rajdhani was serving unlimited Aamras and Puris in their Thali and I had to go ! We went on a weekday night to the Phoenix Market City outlet in Bangalore. We get a royal welcome with a Tika and aarti….