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Mango Fried Rice (Mamidikaya pulihora)

Mango fried rice also known as mamidikaya pulihora in our regional language. After a very long time I was able to bag some raw mangoes form the Indian store. I am glad that I found them, because I was craving for this rice since last month. I didn't even remember when was the last the time I had it. Mango pulihora is easy to prepare and delicious in taste.
Serves: 2; Total time: 30min Ingredients Mango medium size- 2 Cooked rice- 3 cups
Green chili- 5 in number
salt to taste
Chana dal (Senaga pappu)-1tbsp
Urad dal (Minapa pappu)-1tbsp
Cumin seed- 1/2tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2tbsp
oil- 2tbsp
Cashew nuts-few (Optional)
curry leaves (optional)
Turmeric- pinch

Cut mango and grind it to a coarse paste along with little salt and green chili. Heat oil in a pan and add Chana dal and urad dal and fry till they turn light brown. Now add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and wait till they splatter and add green chili, red chili, cashew nuts and curry leaves (optional). When the green chili i…

Kakarakaya (Bitter gourd/Karela) cooked in Buttermilk -My Mother's Recipe

Surprisingly bitter gourd used to be one of my favorite vegetable when I was a kid, while most of my friends hated it. I know the reason behind it and it's all because of the magic in my mothers cooking. Today is mother's day and I choose to make this curry because it is one of my mother's favorite and also her signature dish. So, here I am with the wonderful recipe...

Ingredients (Serves 2)
Karela/Kakarikaya.Bitter gourd- 2 sliced as shown in figure
Onions- Chopped long and thin-1 large cup
Butter milk (Majjiga) -1.5 cup
Sesame seed powdered-1/2tbsp (Nuvvula podi)
Red chili powder-1/2tbsp
salt to taste
Curry leaf-2 leaves
tamarind pulp-1/2tbsp
mustard seeds-1/2tbsp
cumin seeds-1/2tbsp

Heat pan under medium flame and add oil, when the oil is hot add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds. When they splatter, add onion and bitter guard at a time and mix well. Close the pan with lid and keep stirring in between until they are semi-cooked. The…

Ravali's easy and tasty party bites

Last weekend we went to our friends place, and we had lot of fun with games, movies and food. My friends are brilliant cook's and they inspire me to cook and try different recipes. Sooner they came to know that I am visiting their place, they started to plan the menu. I was so surprised by their wonderful recipes in such a short time. One of my friends Veda made a Panner tikka masla, which is the best paneer curry I tasted so far and my another friend Ravali made this instant wonderful evening snack. I will be posting the recipe for paneer tikka masala soon, until then you enjoy this delightful snack.
It is very easy to prepare and yet delicious in taste. We enjoyed it and I hope you will enjoy it too!

Salty biscuits-10
Sour cream-10tbsp
Tomato-chop finely by removing the core-4tbsp
Onion finely chopped and soaked in water for 10 min-2tbsp
Coriander/cilantro- washed and finely chopped-1/4tbsp
Chat masala-pinch or to taste (optional)

 Other optional ingredients and su…