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Monday, May 2, 2016

A - Z Andhra Recipes Recap

A bunch of us, food bloggers are part of a monthly blogging marathon group, where we blog each month on preset themes. This April one was a mega marathon (meaning we blog the whole month excepting Sundays), with a tag name 'Journey through the Cuisines'. Each participant had the choice to pick a cuisine / cuisines and blog about that particular food, going in an alphabetical series. I obviously picked my home state of Andhra Pradesh, which lies on southeastern coastal belt of India.

And today, I am here with the round up of that series, where those A - Z recipes can be accessed in one place. It seems like yesterday when I sat down racking my brains to compile a list of recipes that I wanted to showcase during this marathon. My main goal was to focus on recipes that were traditional and unique to the region as much as possible. Besides, I wanted to present home style vegetarian dishes, that are a norm in Brahmin households through out the region. A lot of thinking, rethinking happened behind the scenes. A lot of recipes were scratched off the list and some cooked dishes didn't appear on the blog to give place to more interesting ones or were replaced by recipes which were unique to the region. Overall, it was a fun experience to cook and present the dishes in an alphabetical order though sometimes I had to get creative to nail the difficult alphabets.  

It was my humble attempt to show my readers, a tiny glimpse of one of the finest cuisines of India. Hopefully my readers enjoy this series as much I did planning, preparing and presenting them. People who are acquainted with the region / cuisine may be wondering about not seeing some of the popular regional food in my series. Gutti vankaya koora, gongura pachadi, sunnundalu for instance. I have been blogging for almost ten years now and most of the popular dishes have been already posted on my blog. Please check my recipe index if interested. Also as part of the plan, I could compile a complete list of ingredients from the pantry and produce categories and recipes, under each alphabet. I am hoping that it benefits other regional populace or those who are interested to learn more about Andhra food. 

Here is a quick recap of my A - Z Andhra vegetarian recipe series.  Click on the recipe names to access the recipes.





C for Chiyali
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
J for Janthikalu


 
L for Lauzu
 




 
P for Perugu Vadalu 


Q for Qubani ka Meetha (Hyderabad)
 


 
 
 
 
 


10 comments:

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Kudos Suma and I loved all your recipes and their Telugu names. Loved the intros too. Great work.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Loved reading all your posts and learnt so much about Telugu cuisine. Enjoyed this BM a lot..

Srivalli said...

What a fantastic list Suma! I enjoyed so much reading and drooling over your pictures. Best of the intros where your list of other ingredients/dishes starting with the letter. That surely is a treasure. Thank you for doing this Andhra list, I am sure it will be so helpful to many!

Priya Suresh said...

Have completely fell in love with your intros this time and came to know many more Telugu names of veggies,fruits etc, thats gonna be very useful for us in future. Fantastic recap Suma, you rocked with Andhra cuisine;

Pavani N said...

That is such an amazing recap of Andhra cuisine Suma. I think if you've done an exceptional job in selecting recipes. I've quite a few of your posts bookmarked and I wish I could get to them as soon as possible to enjoy them myself :-)

Harini-Jaya R said...

A fantastic reference list for the future, Suma. It was a pleasure to participate alongside you!!

Amara Annapaneni said...

Wonderful dishes Suma, I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your recipes. Bookmarked quite a few. It was a pleasure doing this marathon with you:)

Usha Rao said...

You did a great job compiling the produce and dishes for each alphabet. And you did an amazing job showcasing some of the everyday dishes from the region.

Sapana Behl said...

You did a fabulous job with each recipe and the ingredients list .I loved all the dishes and bookmarked a lot to try soon.

Smruti Shah said...

Such a wonderful collection of Andhra recipes with such wonderful pictures! Loved the 26 recipe journey through the state :) Bookmarked a few to try soon!