Bulgar Wheat / Godhumanooka / Dalia Pulao

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep Time:5 mins   Cooking Time:15 mins   Cuisine:Indian When compared to refined wheat,Bulgur/Bulgar wheat is a much better source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Bulgur/Bulgar wheat is low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, plus it’s a good source of plant-based protein. It can help you lose belly fat (info from internet). This is is a one-pot meal recipe…

Sunflower Seeds Laddu / Energy Balls

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep time:5 mins   Cooking Time:20 mins   Cuisine:Indian My little son was given that small award (in the pic) for his good performance throughout the year, in football course (end-of-year award). That day, while he returned back home from school, he was so happy with such a big smile on his face holding…

Dosavakaya / Yellow Cucumber Pickle

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep Time:10 mins   RestingTime:10-12hrs   Cuisine:Indian Avakaya is THE speciality pickle of Telugu Cuisine (Southern cuisine of India), as it has the roots over there. There are literally ‘n’ number of varieties of AVAKAYA that can be made, with many vegetables. While this pickle is made with YELLOW CUCUMBER. Though, the process seems to…

Sesame Rice / Til-Chawal / Nuvvula Annam

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep Time:10 mins   Cooking Time:10 mins   Cuisine:Indian Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.(info from internet) I am aware of the fact that sesame seeds are a very good source…

Stuffed BitterGourd / Karela / Kakarakaya Ullikaaram Koora

Recipes Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep Time:5mins  Cooking Time:10mins   Cuisine:Indian Stuffed Bittergourd/ Karela/ Kakarakaya is one such dish, many Indians are fond of. I am always used of making my Mom’s recipe which is a No-Onion and No-Garlic recipe. But these days, I started to do with a different recipe (of my own) which is…

Indian Soup with Buttermilk / Majjiga Pulusu

Recipes Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena Prep Time:10mins  Cooking Time:15mins   Cuisine:Indian Majjiga Pulusu / Buttermilk Soup is a traditional soup recipe belonging to Telugu Cuisine of South India. It is perfectly suitable for hot summers as the main ingredient buttermilk serves as a body coolant. Buttermilk is just a diluted form of curd / yogurt. Indian summers…