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Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza


Sandwich Bread Slices – 6

Pizza sauce or tomato ketchup – 4-5 tbsps

Mozzarella Cheese shredded – 1 cup

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

To prepare the vegetables for topping you need

Oil – 1tbsp

Sliced onion – 1 cup

Sliced carrot 1/2 cup

Green chilli – 1 minced

Spring onion – chopped 1/2 cup

Salt and Pepper for seasoning


First heat a pan and add oil saute the sliced onion,carrot,green chilli and white part of the spring onion fry well and season it with salt and pepper and take off the burner and keep.

Prepared veggies for topping

Prepared veggies for topping

Take the bread slices and place them on the baking tray and spread sauce well,then spread the prepared veggies and remaining spring onion greens.

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Now top with the Mozzarella Cheese

Place the baking tray under the grill in the oven as shown

under the grill

under the grill

Grill till the cheese melts and slightly browned..thats it..Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pizzas are ready to Gobble up.

If you do not have the grill oven can use your Microwave oven…But this takes 1-2 mins only and the cheese do not brown…only melts!!!!

Veg Bread Pizzas

Veg Bread Pizzas


Pappulapodi/Putnalu Podi Perugu Charu

Pappula podi Perugu Charu


Yoghurt/Curd/Perugu – 2 cups whisked

Onion – 1 small sliced

Green chilli – 2 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Priya Rasam Powder – 2 tsps

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp chopped

Roasted chana dal powder/Pappula podi/Putnalu Podi – 3 tbsps

For Tempering/Talimpu

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Red dry chillies – 2 slit

Curry leaves 1 sprig

Garlic cloves 2 crushed


Take a large mixing Bowl and place the whisked Yoghurt and add 3-4 cups of water,salt,pappula podi,rasam powder,turmeric,chopped onion,greenchilli,curry leaves,half of fresh coriander,ginger garlic paste and whisk well.

Pour into a cooking vessel and place on a low heat and continue stirring for 5-6 mins till you can see smoky vapours on the spoon and turn ogg heat and immedietely transfer into the serving bowl.

If you leave on the stove top it gets curdled.

Pappula podi Perugu Charu/Rasam

Now prepare tempering by heating oil and frying the remaining ingredients and add to the prepared pappula podi perugu charu/rasam.Add the remaining fresh coriander lastly.

This is a cool dish for hot summers…with all the goodness of yoghurt and onion.

This dish prevents Heat strokes.

Serve with plain white rice and Pappads/Appadalu/Fryums

Bhindi Fry (Okra Fry)

Bhindi (Okra) Fry

This is the easy and quick recipe and at the same time tasty side dish. IngredientsBhindi/Okra/Bendakayalu – 1/2 kg wash,wipe dry and trim edges and chop or use the frozen onesOnion – 1 choppedCurry leaves – fewOil – 2-3 tspRed chilli powder – 1/2 tspTurmeric – few pinchesSalt to taste MethodHeat a kadai or a shallow pan and add oil,As it gets heated drop in the onions and fry 3 mins,add the chopped bhindi/okra and fry stirring  till they get well seperated,add curry leaves and powder spices and salt. Stir fry till done and serve with you choice of menu.The easy and best vegetarian side dish.

Pappu Charu (A Thin Lentil Stew/Soup)

Pappu Charu

This dish is a must in every Andhra home almost everyday in some homes.This is a tasty dish served with white steamed rice along with any vegetable fry ,Pappad and pickle with a little ghee ,which makes the family lunch a tasty thali.


Toor Dal/Kandipappu/Pigeon pea – 1 cup

Onion – 1 med chopped

Tomato – 1 small chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped

Curry leaves – few

Garlic – 2 pods

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind juice – 1 cup

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

For tempering/Tadka/Talimpu

Ingredients for Tempering

Oil – 2 tsps

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Cumin/Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaves – few

Red chillies – 5 small round

Garlic – 2 pods crushed


Wash and boil toor dal with enough water in a pressure cooker along with all the ingredients mentioned above ,Except Tamarind and fresh coriander.

When dall is boiled turn off heat and let the pressure released and now mash well,add salt and tamarind juice and 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Adjust the tamarind according to your taste.

Prepare the tempering,by heating oil in a small pan and spluttering the seeds first and then add garlic and onionmas they turn brown add the curry leaves and red chillies and fry.


Add this to the boiled dal(Pappu Charu).

Adding To dal

Serve hot with Rice.This goes well with Idlis Also.

Dondakaya (Tindly) Fry with Coconut Powder

Dondakaya (Tindly) Fry With Coconut Powder


Dhondakai(Tindli) Fry with Coconut Powder


Dondakai (Tindly) – 500gms
Oil – 2 tsps
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
Salt – 2 pinches
Prepared Coconut powder – 3 tbsps ( See Recipe For Coconut powder in Home made Spice Powders)


1.Wash and drain the vegetable and cut into thin long strips,Heat the pan and add oil,then the sliced tindly and fry till brown and sprinkle salt and coconut powder( this has little salt in it ) so adjust salt while using.
2. Mix well for few mins and turn of heat and serve with rice or chappatis.

This is Basic Method of preparing Vegetable Fries in Rayalaseema…A part o f Andhra.We can do the same with potato,Brinjal, cabbage and any beans variety….Simply superb.

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