Anubala's Kitchen

Bagara Baingan

Bagara Baingan

Bagara Baingan is a very popular vegetarian dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine. It’s generally served along with Hyderabadi biryani or plain steamed rice. It’s a very delicious dish made with brinjals. Peanuts and sesame seeds add a very nutty and unique flavour to this dish. I made this few days back for lunch. I hadRead more about Bagara Baingan… Read More!

Andhra Avakai

Andhra Avakai

To me, Andhra Avakai is the king of all mango pickles. I have very fond memories associated with this pickle. During my childhood days, we had a tenant who were from Andhra, the Raju family. It was the Raju family who introduced Andhra Avakai to us. From then to now, I have never had aRead more about Andhra Avakai… Read More!

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu or Gutti Vankaya Pulusu is a very traditional Andhra dish. Tender violet brinjals are stuffed with masala and cooked in tamarind extract. Few days back, my school junior and my sweet friend Deepika, shared a very interesting recipe of stuffed brinjal curry with me. She was very excited and told me inRead more about Guthi Vankaya Pulusu… Read More!

Gutti Vankaya Kura

Gutti Vankaya Kura

Brinjals are known as Vankaya in Telugu. Gutti Vankaya Kura is s very authentic dish from Andhra cuisine. Tender brinjals are stuffed with fresh, ground masala, sautéed and simmered in tamarind gravy. It’s a rich, spicy sweet , sour and a very delicious gravy which can be served with rice or roti. I made itRead more about Gutti Vankaya Kura… Read More!

Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani

Today being a holiday, my son wanted me to make biryani. It’s been long since I made one too. Though making biryani is not difficult or needs any special skill, it is very laborious. Also you need to have good recipe and loads of patience:) I had written down this recipe long time back. NotRead more about Hyderabadi Biryani… Read More!

Pori Upma

Pori Upma

Puffed rice is called Pori in Tamil. It’s a very healthy and a popular snack. Pori mixed with roasted peanuts is one of my family’s most favourite snack. There are very popular fast food and snacks which uses Pori as its basic ingredient. Many years back, when we were living in Muscat, I learnt thisRead more about Pori Upma… Read More!

Allam Pachadi 

Allam Pachadi 

Ginger is called as allam in telugu and pachadi is a chutney or pickle. Allam pachadi is a very famous dish from Andhra cuisine. It’s generally made during winters and during rains as ginger generates lot of heat in the body and also builds up body immunity. As it generates lot of heat, it isRead more about Allam Pachadi … Read More!

Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu

Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu

Cabbage stir fry is a very common dish made at home. Today, for the first time,I have made it in Andhra style. I followed the recipe from sailusfood.com. I did make few small changes in the recipe. Senagapappu means chana dal ( Bengal gram/ kadalai paruppu) in Telugu and vepudu means fry. Chana dal reallyRead more about Cabbage Senagapappu Vepudu… Read More!

Majjiga Chaaru

Majjiga Chaaru

Yogurt is known as Majjiga in Telugu and chaaru means rasam. This is a very simple to make and a delicious rasam variety that I have made till now. Perfect dish when you want to have something light:) Ingredients Sour yogurt – 1 cup Water – 2+1/2 cups Green chillies – 2 Chopped coriander leavesRead more about Majjiga Chaaru… Read More!

Baingan ka Salan

Baingan ka Salan

As usual, when I was looking through my recipe note books, I came across this recipe of Mirchi ka Salan, a very famous dish from Hyderabadi cuisine. This is Tarla Dalal’s recipe. I didn’t have the green chillies. But I had the small brinjals (baingan).  The recipe seemed to almost similar to bhagare baingan. SoRead more about Baingan ka Salan… Read More!