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May Food Be Thy Medicine, Not Medicine Be Thy Food!

food be thy medicine

Heartburn/Gastritis is seldom a disease. It’s a lifestyle induced disorder. It’s mother nature enforcing morality on the stomach, nonetheless, it’s intensity assaults mentally, physically and emotionally! Triggers of Gastritis: 1) Irregular eating and sleeping habits. 2) Stress, alcohol, drugs, fast foods, aerated drinks etc 3) Hurry Worry Curry in short😄 (hurry implies gulping down the…

Andhra Special Palakura Pappu/Spinach Dhal

palakura pappu

Easy//Andhra special//protein//vegetable//comfort food. It’s going to be 2 years ever since we decided to relocate to India ( Namma Bengaluru) from Seattle. I remember the last few weeks of being in Seattle, where I was busy planning to buy things, meeting all my friends who were my family and visiting my favorite places. This Palakura…

Methi Semi Gravy

methi semi gravy

Easy//Green leaves//Healthy//can be stored for a couple of days  Methi leaves are known for the abundant health benefits they provide. Today’s recipe Methi Semi Gravy is an excellent source of antioxidants and as I know, some of the health benefits are as follows: helps in stimulating milk production for lactating mothers and helps in reduction…

Taro Root Fry/Chamadumpa Fry

taro root fry

Food plays an extra vital role in the households of Andhraites. Though am born and brought up in Andhra never had an inclination towards the combination of Fry and Pappu. My husband has always been a great fan of Taro Root Fry and this combination and eventually, I started loving it too. Today am presenting…

Yummy Dry Roasted Chivda/Indian Trail Mix!

dry roasted chivda

Poha has always been a yummy snack that was always made at my home. It’s one of those quick snacks that is generally had with tea. Mostly made on Diwali and other festivals, poha or chivda as we call it holds a nostalgic smell in my mind. My mom made this the healthy way, which…

Medu Vada and Dahi Vada!

Medu Vada

Medu Vada: Ingredients: Urad dhal: 2 cups presoaked for 2 hours and drained Green chillies: 3 Curry leaves torn: 2 twigs Pepper: 1/2 tsp crushed Hing: 1/2 tsp Salt as per taste Finely chopped coconut: 2 tsp Rice powder: 2 tsp Water: 2 tbsp Method Of Preparation: Grind the presoaked Urad dhal with as little…

Fire Roasted Egg Plant Chutney/Salsa

fire roasted egg plant chutney

Easy//Nutritious//Something Different//Versatile// Egg plants of the West or the Brinjals of India are very popular for their unique taste and texture. As a child,  I loved everything my mom used to make out of this vegetable except that I would not eat the vegetable, quite funny. I really missed a gas stove in the apartment…

Aloo Thepla

aloo thepla

Ingredients for Aloo Thepla: Wheat flour: 2 cups Boiled and mashed potatoes: 1 and 1/2 Fine chopped green chillies: 2 to 3 Curry leaves: 8-10 torn Mustard: 1/4 tsp Hing: 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp Oil/ghee: 2-3 tsp Coriander leaves chopped: 3 tsp Salt 3/4 tsp Method Of Preparation: Take boiled, mashed potatoes in…

Masala Puffed Rice/Girmit


An evening snack with ginger tea. Heavenly feel on a cold day 🙂 Ingredients for Girmit: 3 cups puffed rice: (heated in microwave 30 secs gives extra crispiness) Finely chopped onions: 2 Finely chopped green chillies: 4 Fine chopped coriander leaves: 2 tbsp Finely chopped small tomato: 1 2 tbsp oil Mustard: 1 tsp Urad…

Homemade Spicy Curry Calizone

spicy curry calizone

This is a very easy and yummy homemade bake recipe. This serves as a good school lunch recipe as well as a great after school snack for kids. Tip: Calizones could be made beforehand, like,  the previous evening and packed for kids school lunch for the next day. Just heat for about 40 to 50 secs…


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