Retrospect 2020 – The time of the year has come, where I sit back and pen down my years best, good and worst memories. I always end up with mixed feelings while making this post. This post will be like a diary page, where I note down a year progress of my blog with little ramblings of my personal life.
Year 2020 – took us all on roller coaster ride and I still feel we are hung high in air with no point to return to normal. It was no different from other years, 2020 has been a regular year for many of us. But by mid-March, things started to change. The world was hit by the worst ever known Pandemic, which made us realize many things. The year where we realized health is more important than wealth. Family is more important than anything else. Friends are biggest blessing. A year where we realized, “If we have food in our plate, clothes on our back, a roof over our head and a place to sleep we are richer and truly blessed”.
Alien words like quarantine, lockdown, sanitizer, isolation, social distancing, zoom parties, google classrooms, etc; became regular words. Online classes for students, WFH for employees, Digital consultation for patients, depending on digital platform for daily needs have become part of our lives. Of many things I learnt this year, being grateful, staying humble and preparing for the unexpected as the world is constantly changing are three important lessons.
My heart goes for the ones who fought bravely but scrummed to this deadly Covid-19 Virus. Prayers to the ones who are recovering. My salute to front-line workers and brave soldiers who are on constant battle to keep us safe. Sincere gratitude to the supreme divine power Allah SWT. Heartfelt thanks to my readers and followers for overwhelming generosity. I appreciate your time. Thank you for being there always.
YUMMY FOOD – 2020
I have been avoiding SEO, since some years. But this year, I took time to learn, understand, work on my posts and to make them more accessible to you all. All the posts in 2020 have been SEO friendly and today when I sat to write down this retrospect post I am overwhelmed. Hope you had wonderful time visiting, reading and cooking from my blog.
Eating healthy and staying fit is one of the main mantra for many in the coming year. So, I have come up with new categories on my blog. They are,
- Gluten- Free Recipes
- Vegan Recipes
- Plant-Based Recipes
- Vegetarian Recipes
- Leafy Greens to boots your Iron
Listed out the best recipes on Yummy Food in the year 2020.
Lauki Gud ka Halwa – is warm, delicious and easy to make winter dessert, where bottle gourd and jaggery are star ingredients. This gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert is perfect recipe for weight watchers.
Punugulu – are vegan, gluten-free, golden, crisp and much loved Andhra special teatime snack. These are also everyone’s favorite local street snack of Andhra.
Curried Paneer Grilled Sandwiches – are crisp, spicy, easy to make sandwiches. Perfect for quick & easy meals | snack | picnic | road trip food. These Cottage Cheese sandwiches are kid-friendly too.
Coin Sambar – is fragrant and flavoursome, much loved South Indian side dish which pairs up deliciously with rice or any South Indian breakfast.
Vankaya Mamidikaya Kura – is gluten-free, vegan and plant based Andhra special curry made with slender and long green brinjals and raw mango. Often served with rice and dal | rasam.
Medu Vada – No festival in Andhra is complete without making these crisp, golden and delicious Medu Vada. Medu Vada are vegan and gluten free.
Kuthiraivali Sambar Sadam | Millet Sambar Rice – is a nutritive, well-balanced, gluten-free, vegan and plant based one-pot meal.
Sunnundalu – Bellam Sunnundalu | Maash ke Laddu | Urad dal Ladoo are much loved Andhra laddus. Urad dal and jaggery (bellam) or Sugar are the key ingredients in making these protein rich ladoos.
White Peas Sundal – is a protein rich, fat free, vegan and gluten free recipe. Dry White Peas (Safed vatana (Hindi) or Pattani (Tamil)) are soaked in water for 8-10 hours. Later, these are boiled and seasoned to make sundal.
Easy Dalia Recipe – is a nutritious and healthy recipe made with broken (cracked) wheat. Dalia is vegan and plant based recipe. Served in breakfast or as a light meal in lunch or dinner.
Vegan Carrot Halwa – is simple, delicious, very easy to make and is perfect lockdown recipe when you are craving for something sweet.
Cashew Chicken Vermicelli – is a spicy and yummy One Pot Meal which can be made under 30 minutes. This delicious recipe is amazingly easy to make. I often make this vermicelli recipe in lunch or dinner. This is our favorite iftar dinner too.
Roohafza Lassi – is a refreshing, fragrant and chilled summer drink made with curd, herbed rose syrup and water as its main ingredients.
Aloo Gawar Methi ki Sabzi – is purely vegan, gluten free and plant based side dish recipe which pairs deliciously with roti or rice.
Chicken Lukhmi – with whole wheat flour and spicy minced chicken filling is my family favourite these days. Lukhmi | Luqmi is a much loved and extremely popular Hyderabadi Wedding Starter, Unique Street Food and Iftar Special Recipe.
Shahi Mughlai Chicken Korma – is a rich, spicy, creamy, gluten free, much loved and delicious recipe from the royal kitchens of Mughals.
Barnyard Millet Khichdi – is a quick, simple and easy to cook comfort meal. Made with nutritious barnyard millet and power packed red lentils.
Mutton Drumstick Curry | Munagakaya Mamsam – as it is popularly called in Telugu in Andhra, is a spicy and flavorsome Side Dish.
Aloo Baingan Chana Dal ka Salan – is a spicy medley of Potato, Brinjal and Bengal Gram. This is a perfect recipe when you are craving for comfort food. Wholesome, vegan and gluten free aloo baingan chana dal ka salan pairs up deliciously with hot bowl of rice and chaaru or rasam.
July Retrospect 2020
In retrospect 2020, July is the only month where I have not posted any single update. The month had been very tough on me. On personal front, I was so busy, that I hardly got time to sit and check mails. In my full 12 years of blogging, this has been first time I did not open my blog to check updates either.
Amla Pickle Recipe – is much loved pickle made with seasonal Indian Gooseberries. Tangy, spicy and flavoursome amla pickle, is Andhraites much loved pickle.
Poha Chivda – is quick, spicy, nutty and crunchy Indian snack made with flatten (beaten) rice. A perfect vegan and gluten free munching snack.
Red Lobia Sundal | Karamani Sundal Recipe – is quick, easy and protein pack Indian style bean salad. This nutritive sundal is vegan, gluten free and plant based.
Potato Masala | Aloo Masala – is a thin gravy-based side dish made with mashed potatoes and very few Indian spices. Potato Masala with pooris is most loved Indian breakfast or brunch combination.
Andhra Style Thotakura Egg Bhurji – is easy, nutritious and simple side dish that goes perfectly well with rotis and chapatis.
Cheese Pav Bhaji – in mood for warm, cheesy and carb loaded recipe…? Then you must try this comforting and soul satisfying Cheese Pav Bhaji.
Sweet Poha Chivda | Sweet Aval (Atukula) Mixture – is crunchy, gluten free, vegan and perfect munching snack made with very little ingredients.
Coffee Lemonade – is one of the iced coffees in the mixture of coffee and lemonade. It is quite popular all around France and Europe.
Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms – a creamy bowl of vegan risotto with mushrooms, seasoned in garlic is the perfect delight to relish with family and friends on a chilled day.
Rajasthani Kadhi – is a spicy and tangy yogurt-based side dish recipe. This easy-to-make recipe is a perfect Indian winter warmer.