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Andhra Mutton Curry - Mom's Style

Today's special is Mom's mutton curry with few of my additions. I have tasted so many mutton recipes but hands down, by far my mom's curry is the best.. This specific curry is finger licking good and lip smacking tasty..The paste made out of nuts add that extra richness and taste to this curry. YUM YUM YUM!!!!
The make or break for a perfect Andhra mutton curry is to cook the mutton till it is tender but the pieces should stay in tact without falling off...If you can figure out that exact balance you are a pro at making mutton curry andhra style!!

Hariyali Chicken Tikka Kebab

It is weekend and my brother's family came over. We are playing cards around 6 in the evening and all of a sudden hubby dear says "Pasi(that is his nick name for me), can you make chicken kebabs that you made couple weeks ago?". My response is "Why not?? Go get some chicken and I will have the marinade ready by the time you guys get back".... That is the story behind this recipe :)..... Hubby dear always have this food cravings on a whim and he should be really glad and thanking god because I love to cook(well..most of the times :) ) ...

The great thing about these kebabs is that you do not need too many hours marination for them to taste better. Everyone loved the chicken which we ate for dinner along with some corn.

Perugu garelu/Avada/Perugu vada/Fried Urad Dal Dumplings soaked in Yogurt Sauce

Aaaavadaaaaaaa......This dish needs no introduction if you are from Andhra Pradesh. I have grown up seeing my mother, grand mother, great grand mother(yes, my mom's mom's mom) make this dish for festivals and such. Welllll, that being said, I am not a big fan(am not saying I do not like them...just not a big fan.....not the same thing)... On the other hand hubby dear Loves(with a capital L ...note that point) this dish like crazy...

So this is how it goes in our house...I love garelu and he loves Aavada. If you put 1 and 1 together, it will make both of us happy..Some garelu for me and some avada for him from left over garelu...ha ha ha.....What are you waiting for...we do not need festivals to make yummy food..right guys????

Apple Kheer

One thing about is me that I am a big fan of fresh fruit juices and so I usually get bulk fruit from Costco all the time. Well another thing about me is that at times I am the most laziest person on the face of earth..I think you got where this is going..Yeah yeah you got me right...sometimes all the fruit end up in my refrigerator and I tend to do these experiments with food instead of throwing them away..The dish I made today is one such experiment which turned out good to my husband's surprise he he ..I hope you guys will enjoy this dish as much as we did......


Quick fix savory Indian pancake/Godhuma pindi attu

Thursdays are my vegetarian, no rice, eat only one meal kind of days. When I am too lazy to make any kind of batters before hand, these are my go to munchies. Every time I make them, I tell myself that I should not eat more than two of these but guess what...never able to stick to it. Trust me when I say that  these are that good if made right.....
These are really easy to make because all the ingredients used in this recipe are available in pantry or fridge at all the times. The best thing is that this batter does not have to ferment!! Give it a try folks..

Peanut butter chocolate bars

If you like chocolate and if you like peanut butter this is the perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth..With very few ingredients and without breaking a sweat you make this little pieces of heavenly  dessert..

Ginger cookies with cheesecake filling

My Official kick off for the holiday season!!
This is my favorite time of the year to bake and cook just because this is one season people eat food without counting calories(that is what I think atleast). So this year I started it off with these wonderful cookies I happened to see pictures of on pintrest..These taste as good as they look. Give it a try and a very Happy Holidays!!

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a kind of sweet that can be made for any occasion be it a festival or party or a get together. Gulab Jamun is traditionally made with Khoya which is a bit time consuming. So this time I kind of cheated and took a short cut by using milk powder which takes less time but tastes as good as the traditional recipe.
There are lot of ready made Gulab Jamun mixes available in the groceries stores today but I prefer making my own mix :). Give it a try and I promise these jamuns tastes better than the ones made from the ready made mixes..
Last but not least.. Happy Diwali guys!!

Poornalu/Poornam Boorelu/Sweet Chanadal balls

Life sometimes keep you crazily busy...I have been busy taking care of other stuff which kept me away from posting my recipes. Finally I am BACK!! It makes me feel better to be able to resume my blog YAYYYYY!! 
Coming to my wonder today, people from south India need no introduction about this dish. This is most popular and traditional dish prepared during this time of the year in my place. This time of the year is called as 'Sravana Masam' and most people perform special rituals(known as Varalakshmi Vratham) during this time and Poornalu are prepared as the main offering to Goddess Lakshmi. Here is the recipe to make yummy Poornalu.......

Potato Salsa Turnovers

It is my vegan day again and I have a potluck at work. It being the end of the week, my refrigerator is almost empty. All the vegetables I have left on hand are some potatoes. I usually have a pack of puff pastries and wonton wrappers in my freezer section. So I decided to make some turnovers with potatoes instead of good old mushrooms :)
I have to say that they turned out well than I expected and this dish was an hit at the potluck.

Chocolate covered peanut butter balls

With Valentines day right around the corner I thought of posting something romantic…What is more romantic than Chocolate?? So I picked chocolate covered peanut butter balls.
These balls costume little time and lots of paitence but trust me you will be proud at the end(I do not about others but I am proud after I am done) …. Give it a try.. Good luck and Happy Valentines Day in advance!!