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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!!  Ingredients Oil 3 tbsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Onion chopped 1/4 cup(Do not need much because gravy comes from nuts powder) Gg paste 1/2 tbsp
Salt 2 tsp(Per taste)
Red Chilli powder 1 to 1 1/2 heaped tsp depending on spice level
1 cup water
1 tsp garam masala
Coriander leaves for garnish MarinationMutton 1kg
Salt 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 heaped tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1/2 lemon
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Nuts Powd…

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.
Ingredients 3 lemons Oil or cooking spray  Couple of pinches of chat masala 1 big onion chopped lengthwise 6 to 8 skewers depending on length of the skewer(If using wooden skewers, soak in water before hand for 3o minutes) Marinade 2 lbs Chicken …

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, grandmother, great grandmother(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???? Ingredients
For Garelu Urad Dal
Green Chilli
Coriander leaves/Cilantro
Oil for frying
For Curd mixture Curd
Green chilli
Tempering Oil
4 Dried red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Chana dal

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......

2 apples chopped into medium pieces
3/8 cup Apple Butter/Apple Sauce
2 cups Milk
1 cup/1 14oz can Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tbsp butter
A pinch of Cardamom
Method Take a large microwave safe bowl and add the chopped apples. Pop the bowl in the microwave on  for 3 mins and allow to cool.
Grind the apples with little milk.
Add this ground apple puree to a large microwave safe mixing bowl. Add …

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..
Ingredients 1 cup wheat flour/Godhuma pindi
1/2 cup thick yogurt
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 green chillies minced real fine
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt per taste
Method In a big bowl mix wheat flour, salt and cumin seeds. Add in the yogurt and little water to the flour and mix. The batter should of medium consistency just to be able to pourable into a thick attu. Add more water to get the right consistency. Now add in green chillies…