Bendakaya Vellulli Karam Recipe | Okra in spicy garlic mix | Andhra Cuisine | Vegetarian Curry Fry | Bhindi Fry | Flavour Diary

bendakaya vellulli karam recipe

Karam podi means spice mix made of different spices and have many variations and names depending on ingredients used. Karam is a telugu word which means Spicy in English. In South India Karam podi's (spice mix powders) are very much popular and are used in everyday cooking. These spice mix can be stored more than a month at room temperature and can be made easily. Freshly made Spice mix enhances the flavour of any curry and can be used depending on our liking.
Vellulli Karam Podi recipe
Vellulli Karam Podi
And today's recipe is Vellulli Karam its a spice mix using Garlic and dals and this is added to fried Okra. If you remember my Crispy Bhindi Fry which is prepared using nuts and spices, is completely different from this. If you are Okra lover you might also like Shahi Bhindi where Okra is cooked in Royal Style gravy.

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Level: easy
Total time: 30mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml

Okra/Bendakaya/Bhindi: 300gm
Salt to taste
Turmeric: 1/4th teaspoon
Oil: 1 tablespoon

Spicy Garlic Mix(Vellulli Karam)
Garlic Pods: 7-8 big ones
Cumin Seeds: 1 teaspoon
Chana Dal: 1 tablespoon
Urad Dal: 1 tablespoon
Dry Red Chillies: 10 big 


Vellulli Karam Podi:
In a pan dry roast urad dal and chana dal until they change colour slightly.
Now add cumin seeds,dry chilli's and Garlic Pods and fry for few more minutes when they change colour slightly.Turn off the flame and let the ingredients cool down and blend to fine powder. 
Use up the mixture as required and Store the rest in air tight container and the mixture stays fresh for 15 days.So You can use the powder in any fries or curries.
vellulli karam podi recipe

Okra Fry:
Wash, tap dry and set aside the okra's/Bhindi .
Cut the front and back edges of okra and split and cut Okra's lengthwise.
indian okra recipe
In a pan add oil and then add okra,salt and turmeric and fry for 5 mins on high flame and cover and cook for 3 mins and fry uncovered until okra's are cooked. 
When okra is almost cooked add Spice mix(Vellulli Karam) to taste and mix well until well combined.Serve hot and enjoy with roti/white rice/paratha's.
bendakaya bhindi okra recipe

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Murukku(Murukkulu) | Snack | Andhra Cuisine

Rice Flour Murukku

In Andhra Pradesh festive savouries are made few days ahead and enjoyed on the eve and on the festive day and savouries recipes are called "Pindi Vantakaalu". Pindi Vantakaalu are enjoyed at tea time , as time pass munching snack.Last year i made Chegodilu as diwali savouries in #foodiemonday event, which are my all time favourite. 
And today's recipe is Murukku which is famous south indian snack which is made with different variations and are made mainly with Rice flour and Urad Dal Flour, its easy to make and easily gobbled up in no lets check the ingredients and method.

Level: easy
Total Time: 30mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Rice Flour: 2 cups
Urad Dal Flour*: 1/2 cup
Ajwain /caraway Seeds: 1 teaspoon
Salt: 1 teaspoon(to taste)
Water as required for binding

Urad Dal Flour is easy to make ...simply dry roast dal until it slightly changes colour and blend to fine powder and your Urad Dal Flour is ready to use.


Combine all the ingredients and make a soft dough. 
Grease the Murukku maker press with oil and keep the suitable design plate and fill the dough and squeeze on the  plastic paper in rings.
Heat the oil and slowly transfer the pressed murukku in to the oil and fry until it turns golden brown.

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Paneer Recipes | Starter Curries and Dessert recipes | Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Paneer is unsalted Indian cheese which is very much famous in south east asia (India and its neighbours). Paneer is good source of calcium and protein and great alternative of non veg.Paneer can be easily made at home using just two ingredients (i.e Milk and lemon juice/vinegar) and is easily available at any super market.And in East India paneer is the ubiquitous Chenna ,all sweet dishes in Odisha,Bengal and Assam are made from Paneer.Chenna is a crumbly and moist form of Paneer. Paneer is so versatile that we make use of it in preparing starters, Salads, Smoothies, curries, Parathas, flavoured rice and desserts. 

Today i am post few of the Paneer recipes which is collection from my friends and by me. There are many different Paneer Recipes but here are few recipes out which i found interesting. Click on the pics for detailed recipes with instruction to follow. Pics are arranged in section wise but in random wise.
The Recipe contributors are as follows
AlkaJena(Culinary Xpress), Lubna (Yummy Food), Pushpita(Ei Gi Chakhum), Mayuri(Mayuri's Jikoni), Waagmi(Cooking is funn), Rafeeda( The Big Sweet tooth), Mona(Zaiqa), Rupal(Good food Good mood by Rupal), Nusrat(The Food Factory), Sujata(Batter up with Sujata), Jolly( Jolly Homemade Recipes),Kriti(Krispy Kadai), Shazia(From My Kitchen), Saswati(Delish Potpourri),Preethi(Preethi's Cuisine), Zareena(My Experiments with food), Shanaaz (Love to Cook) and myself(Flavour Diary)

Paneer Starters

Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Tandoori paneer tikka  is ,cubes of paneer marinated with tandoori spices ,yogurt and grilled to perfection .
Tandoori Paneer Tikka(The Food Factory)
Matar Paneer Kabab
Kabab/kebab are usually famous nonveg starters but if you are vegetarian and want to enjoy them, then its surely one of the kebab which you have to try.
Matar Paneer Kabab(DelishPotpouuri)
Paneer Samosa
Who don't like samosas which is perfect tea time snack or starter at get together with all goodness of here is Paneer Samosa.
Paneer Samosa(Mayuri's Jikoni)
Air Fried Paneer 65 
Air fried option for making a snack /starter is one of best way of keeping count on calories and this Paneer 65 looks delicious
Air Fried Paneer 65(Love to Cook)
Chilli Paneer
For all Indo- Chinese food lovers, here is the semi dry chilli paneer starter, enjoy along with fried rice or noodles.
Chilli Paneer ( Preethi's Cuisine)
Doughnut Shape Aloo Paneer rings are crunchy on onside and soft from inside and cool way of shaping the tikki's and present at tea time or as starter in menu.
Aloo Paneer Rings(Cookingisfun)
Palak Paneer Kachori
Outer layer of kachori dough is spinach and flour and delicious stuffing is made of paneer.This is all time favourite combo
Palak Paneer Kachori(Mayuri's Jikoni)

Paneer Curries

A classic and most popular world wide paneer recipe is Paneer Butter Masala

Tawa Paneer Tikka Masala
A perfect paneer tikka masala made on tawa.
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Paneer Carrot Potato Fry
A simple easy and comfort recipe using paneer carrot and potato.
Paneer Carrot Potato Fry(My Experiments with Food)
Chunks of Paneer in a creamy fenugreek based Curry.
Methi Paneer Malai(Delish Potpourri)
Methi Paneer Bhurji
Here is yet another Methi and Paneer combo curry but this time its Methi Paneer Bhurji with added veggies
Methi Paneer Bhurji(Good Food Good Mood by Rupal)

A Manipuri Style Paneer Curry where paneer discs are cooked in yummy gravy.
Sana gi Pakoura Thongba(Ei Gi Chakhum)
Paneer Mutter Masala
One of the classic paneer curry is Paneer Mutter Masala with goodness of paneer and mutter/green peas
Paneer Mutter Masala(Yummy Food)

Hariyali Paneer Makhani
Paneer is spiced up with coriander and cooked in with yummy tomato gravy
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Achari Paneer
Paneer Cooked in Pickled spiced gravy with bit of spice.
Achari Paneer(Flavour Diary)
Paneer Makhani
Paneer Makhani is different from Paneer butter Masala with its ingredients and you will be interested in trying out recipe.
Paneer Makhani(Jolly Homemade Recipes)

Broccoli Paneer with Peanut Masala
Simply a superb way of having broccoli with paneer and peanut masala
Broccoli Paneer with Peanut Masala(Preethi's Cuisine)
Kadai Paneer
A Paneer curry with freshly ground Kadai Masala makes it more flavourful dish to try
Kadai Paneer (From My Kitchen)
Microwave Kadai Paneer
If you are in hurry and want to something delicious food then try out this 10-15 min Kadai Paneer in Microwave
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 If you are Adraki/Ginger lover then this is surely a try try recipe
Adraki Paneer(The Big Sweet tooth)
Paneer Makhni in Grilled Red Bell Pepper
Beautifully presenting the dish will enhance the look , feel and flavour of any dish and so this will does this job..dig in for the recipe
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Bharwa Paneer
A crunchy bell pepper is stuffed with soft paneer and served along with thick creamy sauce
Bharwa Paneer(Good Food Good Mood by Rupal)

Raw Papaya and Paneer Kofta Gravy
Koftas are mostly loved by everyone. Koftas are mostly made of meatballs in rich gravy that is served with steaming hot Rice or rotis and this is one of the best combos for Vegetarian Kofta Curry.
Raw Papaya and Paneer Kofta Gravy(Preethi's Cuisine)
Palak Paneer
Classic Paneer curry which is famous and paneer is cooked in spinach gravy.

Palak Paneer(The Food Factory)
Baked Palak Paneer
Its a little twisted to classic Palak Paneer where paneer is baked and then cooked in the gravy.
Baked Palak Paneer(Krispy Kadhai)

Looking for some restaurant style curry then you might be interested in trying this paneer butter masala restaurant style
Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala(My Experiments with Food)

A quick and easy recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you asking for more.
Paneer Achari Makhmali(Preethi's Cuisine)

Paneer Korma
Its a twist to regular Paneer curries 
Paneer Korma(Flavour Diary)

Paneer Desserts

These mini chum chums are bite size and can easily gobbled up...These chum chum are topped with whipped cream and fruits instead of khoya stuffed...its surely to try go recipe
Chum Chum ( Mayuri's Jikoni)

Bhapa Sandesh
Bhapa Sandesh is made by steaming home-made cottage cheese and that's why the name is Steamed Sandesh. 'Bhapa' in Bengali means steamed. This steamed Sandesh is usually decorated with saffron streaks or dry fruits or rose petals.
Bhapa Sandesh(Culinary Xpress)
A small dumplings of paneer floating in some yummy flavoured reduced milk would be something which you can serve is small portions for diet control people without compromising the sweet tooth.
Kheer Sagar(Delish Potpourri)
Anjeer Kalakand
Indian fudge with goodness of Anjeer(Dry Fig) and milk
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Freshly made paneer and lauki is go go combo for some yummy treat for some celebrations
Lauki Barfi (The Food Factory)
Chenna Jhilli
Chenna Jhilli is one such signature sweet dish from Odisha and is made from fresh chena or cottage cheese and then fried in ghee and soaked in light sugar syrup.
Chenna Jhilli(Culinary Xpress)
Paneer Kheer
A rich creamy delicious treat with goodness of paneer and dry fruits.
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Looking for some home cooked gift ideas for family and friends then this would be one good option
Gajar Paneer Ladoo/truffles (Delish Potpourri)
Here is the recipe for all Coconut Lovers ... its easy to make and uses up few ingredients going in.
Coconut Paneer Burfi(The Big Sweet tooth)
Mango Kalakand
If you find abondent mangoes or if you don't want to miss anything get an hand over canned mangoes and try out this delicious Kalakand with goodness of Mangoes and paneer.
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Mango Sandesh
Here is yet another delicacy for Mango Lovers...this time its Sandesh
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A famous Odia delicacy is the only well known Indian dessert derives its flavor primarily from caramelized sugar.
Chhena Poda (Culinary Xpress)
Bhapa Sandesh using Jaggery
Making a dessert bit healthy is one good thing so here is Sandesh using Jaggery.
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Triple C ladoo
Just like its name, its hidden ingredients make it delicious
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Rasabali is a sweet dish from Odisha offered to Baladevjew. These are deep fried cottage cheese Disks in thickened milk.
Rasgulla are world famous Bengali dessert which is easy to make and tastes delicious with spongy balls floating in sugar syrup
Rasgulla (Flavour Diary)
Sitabhog is made by frying tiny, oblong, rice-like bits of a dough made of chenna and powdered gobindabhog rice, in ghee. It is then soaked in sugar syrup. It is served with nikuti, which is also made from milk powder, curd, ghee and baking soda.This is one of the dessert from Bengal.
Sita Bhog(Culinary Xpress)
Chocolate Stuffed Chocolate Sandesh
Want to use up your overloaded chocolates in pantry after festive gatherings then this is one best way to use and serve it in new avataar
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Chocolate Cardamom Sandesh
Here is yet another chocolate flavoured sandesh with a additional treat of cardamom
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Rasmalai , the soft and spongy cottage cheese balls in dry fruit laced saffron flavored creamy milk rabri.
Rasmalai(Culinary Xpress)
Here comes yet another Coconut recipe for Coconut and halwa Lovers
Paneer Coconut Halwa(Flavour Diary)

Happy Cooking the deliciousness

Thank you friends for all your contributions....

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