Indian cuisine is very diverse. Almost every state has its own unique cuisine and sometimes different regions within a state have distinctive cuisine and flavors. Andhra cuisine is from the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Known for its tangy and spicy flavors, the majority of Andhra dishes use both red and green chilies, tamarind, lentils, fresh curry leaves and rice.
Join us for a taste fo Andhra cuisine with first time Chow Club chef Babita Verma on March 13 & 14.
This famous South Indian snack is served on special occasions, at festivals, or as an evening snack. These fluffy, lentil dumplings are flavored with ginger and asafoetida spice. The dumpling is dunked in yogurt seasoned with mustard seeds and fresh curry leaves and topped with grated carrot and chickpea flour puffs.
Gluten-free, Vegan version available.
A favorite snack and common street food, these deep-fried balls are made from fermented rice and lentil batter with onions, cumin and fresh herbs. Served with two chutneys: a coconut peanut chutney made with fresh coconut, peanuts, red chilies, cumin, mustard seeds & fresh curry leaves. And a tomato chutney made with onions, tomatoes, green chilly, curry leaves, fresh coriander, cumin and mustard seeds.
Gluten-free alternative available.
In this recipe, the chicken is marinated with yogurt, garam masala, and turmeric, then slow cooked in a rich, spicy and aromatic sauce flavored with herbs, ginger, garlic, onions, roasted and freshly ground coconut, peanuts, sesame seeds, and red chillies. The heat from chillies combines with the fresh coconut and peanuts giving this dish a unique flavor.
Gluten-free. Peanut-free version available upon request. Vegan option: Guttai Vankaya Kura (stuffed baby eggplant)
Sambar is a vegetable stew made with mixed vegetables like carrot, beans, potato, radish, and slow cooked with a hint of tamarind & special spice powder known as sambar masala.
Vegan and Gluten-free.
Ghee rice is aromatic rice dish, mildly flavored with bay leaf, cardamom and cloves. The aroma of the fresh ghee is totally unique and elevates the flavor of this dish. Gluten-free. Vegan version available
It's difficult to find a South Indian who will finish the meal without a cup of yogurt. Freshly prepared yogurt balances the flavors and spices in the meal.
Also known as poppadams, these crispy wafers are made from rice flour. They have been an intrinsic part of everyday meals on the Indian subcontinent for generations. Gluten-free and vegan.
Popular for special occasions and festivals, the recipe varies regionally depending on the availability of ingredients. In several Indian languages, “kesari” means saffron, the ingredient which gives kesari its bright yellow color. Babita’s Kesari is made with rava (semolina), sugar, ghee, cardamom and cashew nuts. Gluten-free and vegan alternative available.
Born and brought up in a Himalayan State in India, Babita learned to cook from her mom. Having traveled extensively, she experienced uniqueness of cooking methods and spices of various cultures. When she married into a South Indian family, her mother-in-law taught her to cook Andhra cuisine, the cuisine of the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
She is the founder of a culinary business that showcases the food and culture of refugees and immigrants in Atlanta. Her team hosts monthly cooking classes and private dining experiences led by women chefs.
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