Padma Veeranki

Padma is the voice behind MasalaKorb. She is a Biochemist by education and a full time blogger by passion. Her favorite quote “...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing it” ― Julia Child.She loved travelling around the globe and exploring different cuisines. Her style is confined mostly to simple home cooking methods that are local and seasonal and keeping with authenticity. At Masalakorb you will discover recipes of Indian food with aromatic spices and herbs. It is her honest attempt to pen wonderful trivia through her posts and walk you through even the most basic recipes required in achieving that glorious Indian food that you have been craving for.

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Recipes and Articles by Padma Veeranki

Classic Andhra Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Monday, 11 July 2016 00:11

A delectable recipe that is a speciality from Andhra. This effortless creation is composed of chicken pieces simmered in a broth of ground spices. The secret to this curry is the perfect masala base, which adds a magical touch to this curry. An artfully blended ground paste that releases plenty of flavours ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Mixed Sprouts Coriander Dosa With Idli Dosa Batter

Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:49

Mixed Sprouts Coriander Dosa With Idli Dosa Batter is a uniquely tasty variety of Dosa. Dosas are an integral part of South Indian breakfasts. There are myriad varieties of dosas and I keep experimenting with them. This Mixed Sprouts Dosa is the latest favourite at home especially the twist with coriander. ...

Andhra Style Zucchini Tomato Chutney Recipe

Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:27

Andhra Style Zucchini Tomato Chutney Recipe is yet another flavourful chutney from the South Indian cuisine that is rich in its repertoire of condiments and chutneys. A traditional Andhra style meal is well known for its fabulous chutneys, which are freshly prepared and use a variety of vegetables, combined ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Capsicum Masala Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Bell Pepper Stir Fry)

Monday, 04 January 2016 00:00

Capsicum Masala Poriyal Recipe is a South Indian style stir fry of tricolour bell peppers. Colours play an important role in our food. First you eat with your eyes, and then with your mouth. Everything green on a plate is so dull and boring, until you throw in some yellow or red to make it interesting. ...

Whole Wheat Sweet Banana Dosa Recipe

Saturday, 02 January 2016 00:24

Whole Wheat Sweet Banana Dosa Recipe is a slight variation to the conventional pancakes we know. This delicious sweet breakfast treat is great especially for children, they come together quickly, uses whole wheat and is egg free. The best part of this dosa recipe is that it does not require any fermentation ...

Dosakaya Pappu Recipe (Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal)

Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:23

Dosakaya Pappu Recipe (Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal) is one of the most comforting and flavourful dal delicacy in Andhra cuisine. Dosakaya Pappu Recipe tastes very different and can be made very quickly with minimal ingredients. As the Yellow Cucumber/Dosakaya is somewhat bland in taste, it adapts ...

Rustic Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread Recipe

Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:09

The Rustic Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread Recipe that is made from with spelt flour and a rosemary herbs. Spelt is an ancient grain that has lately made a comeback in North America, even though it has been popular through the decades in many European countries. Spelt is a non-hybrid distant relative ...

Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 00:10

Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe is a rejuvenating and soothing varety of rasam, perfect for the winters. Comforting, warm and delicious, this rasam takes the nutrition up a notch by the addition of beetroots. Rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, folic acid, and anti-oxidants, beetroot ...

Ginger Cardamom Chai (Spice Infused Indian Style Milk Tea)

Monday, 21 December 2015 00:39

Ginger Cardamom Chai is a spice infused tea with a distinctive style of preparation and taste, from being cooked with milk. Chai has a warm spice note in combination with the heat and soothing properties from the warmed milk that make it very relaxing to consume. This drink is incredibly simple to make ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Andhra Style Kakarakaya Vepudu Recipe (Bitter Gourd Stir Fry)

Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:57

The Kakarakaya Vepudu is a delicious preparation of the Bitter Gourd also known as Karela or Pavakkai. The addition of onion and garlic along with the south indian flavors of curry leaves, makes vegetables delectable. Serve the Andhra Style Kakarakaya Vepudu along with steamed rice topped with ghee ...

Mung Bean Sprouts & Tofu Salad Recipe with Sweet Potatoes, Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:40

Mung Bean & Tofu Salad Recipe is a healthy twist to much-loved sprouts chaat. Sprouted mung beans have proven health benefits - an extremely rich protein base with added tofu for extra nutrition. This colourful, spicy, tangy, nutritious dish and can be served as a snack or as a side for a no-fuss ...

Published in Salads

Chaat Style Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:42

Chaat Style Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich Recipe is a perfect tasty snack, spiced in typical Indian flavours, especially for those who like their snacks really hot. The key to a hot, tasty Indian sandwich like this is the chutney. Making a good chutney can change your sandwich for good. This Chaat Style ...

Moong Dal Rasam/Pesara Pappu Charu Recipe (Lemon Infused Indian Lentil Soup)

Saturday, 22 August 2015 07:02

Pesara Pappu Charu Recipe also known as the Moong Dal Rasam is a very comforting and delicious lentil soup. The rasam has healing properties because the dal is infused with turmeric and cooked together with ginger, green chillies and coriander. Rasam is a versatile dish and every region in South ...

Andhra Gongura Pachadi Recipe (Andhra-Style Sorrel Leaves Chutney)

Sunday, 09 August 2015 08:53

Andhra Gongura Pachadi or this Andhra-style chutney made of sorrel leaves an authentic delicacy typical to Telugu cuisine. It is an indelible part of every festive meal or feast. Although these leaves are called different names in different regions, the nutritional properties of sorrel leaves remain ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Spicy Sweet Corn & Oat Fritters Recipe (Corn Masala Vada)

Monday, 03 August 2015 08:22

Sweet Corn Oats Masala Vada Recipe is a deep-fried snack prepared with sweet corn, oats, herbs and some spices fried to golden perfection. Who doesn’t love those tiny bites and nibbles eaten between meals? Tantalising snacks that whet the appetite in preparation for the main course. This is a perfect ...

Mango Kesari Recipe (Mango Semolina Pudding/Halwa/Sheera)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:01

Mango Kesari or Mango Sheera is a halwa recipe inspired by the king of fruits - mango – that is not only luscious and decadent, but also packs a nutritious punch.  Mango Kesari is an Indian sweet pudding prepared using semolina or broken wheat. The addition of mango pulp spiced with cardamom ...

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