Day 4 of 365 days cooking challenge

Day 4/365 Made Kanda Fry (Yam Fry) along with Muddapappu (Plain Dal) and Avakaya for Lunch. My MIL made Chamadumpala Pulusu, which she shared with us.  Day-by-day I’m feeling so grateful for being able to have this simple yet luxurious food. There’s one doubt that’s constantly bugging me. When we eat Salads, Burgers, and other…

Day 2 of 365 days cooking challenge

Day 2/365  Today we felt a little easy while shooting the recipe. Before starting I thought for a moment if this would give me any anxiety. Now, I don’t think so. Though the day was not so good today, journaling gratitude and blogging about my day are making me feel a little better.  I asked…

Me and my journey of dieting

I am now among those who are against only weight loss fads. I feel that weight loss should be a by-product of being healthy and not the other way round. With many diets popping up for weight loss and few highlight the point that there is no need to exercise to lose weight, and many…

ONION STALKS/ SPRING ONIONS

What is it called in different languages? Telugu: ulli kadalu Malayalam: ulli thandu Bengali: piyaz kali English: onion stalks Marathi: pati Hindi: pyaz Tamil: vengaya thandu About onions stalks: There are four types of species referring to onion stalks and they are scallions, green onions, spring onions, chives. The onion stalks have a subtle flavor…

SNAKE GOURD

What is it called in different languages? Telugu: potlakaya English: snake gourd Bengali: chichinga Tamil: pudalankaai Hindi: Padwal Malayalam: padavalanga About snake gourd: The scientific name of snake gourd is Trichosanthes cucumerina. Other common names of snake gourd are Padwal and chinchinda. Snake gourd supplies plenty of nutrition, it is a rich source of carbohydrates,…

CURRY LEAVES

What is it called in different languages? Telugu: karvepaku/ karepaku Hindi: kadi patta/ kathim Bengali: curry patta/ barsanga Tamil: karveppilai/ karivempu English: curry leaves Oriya: bhrusanga patra/ barsan About curry leaves: The scientific name of curry leaves is Murraya Koenigii. The other common name of curry leaves is kadi Patta. Curry leaves are very popular…

AJWAIN LEAVES/ OMA AAKU

What is it called in different languages? English: ajawain leaves Tamil: karpooravalli, omavalli Telugu: oma aaku Hindi: aojwan/ ajama patta Kannada: doddapatre soppu About ajwain leaves: The scientific name of ajwain leaves is Trachyspermum ammi. The other common name of ajwain leaves is Indian borage. The leaves have bitter and pungent taste. Ajwain leaves have…

INDIAN CORAL TREE

What is it called in different languages? English: coral tree/ east Indian coral tree/ Indian coral tree Bengali: kanda mathar/ madar Hindi: chadap/ dadap/ mandara Kannada: bilee vaarjipae Malayalam: mandaram/ mulmurikk Marathi: pangara/ pangira Sanskrit: kantakipalasa Tamil: mullumurukku/ kaliyana Telugu: badidapu chettu/ wangiram About the Indian coral tree: The scientific name of the Indian coral…

CHICKPEA LEAVES

What is it called in different languages? English: chickpea leaves Malayalam: vella kadala ilakal Hindi chane patta Telugu: chenuga aaku Bengali: motor kalai patara Kannada: kadale kaalu elegalu About chickpea leaves: The botanical name of chickpea is Cicer Arietinum. It is a rich source of proteins, fiber, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium. Chickpea leaves contain…

CORIANDER LEAVES

What is it called in different languages? English: coriander leaves Hindi: dhaniya Malayalam: malli Telugu: kothimira Tamil: kothamalli About coriander leaves: The scientific name of coriander is Coriandrum sativum. It is commonly used to flavor dishes. These leaves display an impressive nutritional profile, coriander leaves are a rich source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron, magnesium,…