Monday, March 21, 2011

Teepi Chaaru

My parents are here as a surprise for Mr. IB's and li'l IB's birthdays(their b'days are a day apart) and we're having fun with them. They will be staying with us only for a month and we're making the most of their time here and enjoying my mom's cooking. Today she made my fav teepi chaaru/bellam chaaru. Simple to make and out of this world.

Small lemon sized tamarind ,
Jaggerey/bellam to taste,

A pinch of turmeric,
A pinch of red chilly pwd,
Salt to taste,
3 glasses of water.

8 fenugreek seeds,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
1tsp jeera,
2 red chillies, torn,
1 clove of garlic, chopped,
1 tbsp onion, chopped,
6-8 curry leaves.


  • Heat oil, add  fenugreek seeds let fry for 1 min.
  • Then add mustard seeds, jeera, torn red chillies, garlic and onions and fry till onion is translucent.
  • Add curry leaves and when it splutters , add tamarind and after 3-4 mins and jaggery/bellam and then add turmeric, red chilly pwd, salt and then add water.
  • Let boil for 10-12 mins. Adjust seasoning.
  • Switch off and serve with white rice.
  • Enjoy!!!


Harika baratam said...

Me too prepare this looks very yummy. I love this charu.

divya said...

Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

Bhagi said...

Glad u like it Harika


Hari Chandana P said...

Chala bagunnayi mee andhra recipes anni.. Really awesome job.. thanks for sharing :)
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