pulao

Mushroom paneer fried rice – easy rice varieties for your lunchbox

I love to have variety rice. I add lot of different kind of vegetables and different spices to make the rice even more delicious. Somehow we have reduced the intake of rice nowadays. But I do crave for this kind of rice varieties every now and then. So I made this during a weekend a couple of months ago. I have made several versions of this rice variety after that and always loved it. I have also posted amushroom rice verison made with brown rice. You can check it out. You can also check out different recipes with mushroomshere. Do…

 

Pineapple raitha recipe – Easy Side dishes for pulao and biryani

This is one fruit which really fascinates me. I used to love pineapple juices and milkshakes when we used to go out during my college days. Nowadays I buy them whenever I can. My kiddo loves to eat them as such. I add them in fruit salads and custards as I make them quite often nowdays. I have used them in my bakes , but not so often and am quite tempted to do so very soon. And also there is one starter recipe which is so simple to make which I had in a restaurant couple of years ago….

 

Mint peas pulao recipe – pudina matar pulao- easy pressure cooker rice recipes

As I cook early in the morning to pack the lunch box for my hubby, such rice varieties is really easy to make and also very convenient for carrying. So I do make different rice varieties playing with different ingredients and the pressure cooker really comes in handy everyday. So in this recipe I decided to make the peas pulao by adding the mint to make it more flavourful. I usually make it mild as my family likes it that way. But you can make it more spicy by adding more chillies and garam masala etc. Or you can even…

 

Baby corn rice recipe- Rice varieties

Everything has been slightly dull for the past few days as we all were falling sick one by one. It was really crazy looking after myself as well as the kids . I have not been cooking anything great. Naturally blogging took a backseat though I have been wanting to post a few recipes in my drafts. Coming to the recipe, rice varieties are a savior for many days when You dont feel like cooking anything elaborate, yet you feel that you have cooked something worthwhile as most of the the nutrients goes into this one pot dish. its easy…

 

Vegetable pulao recipe- step by step process

I make vegetable pulao almost every fortnight with all the vegetables I have in stock at the moment, its usually with leftover vegetables.It use to be a rare thing in our homes when we were kids. It was a kind of special food reserved during holidays or when guests come over. Lot of efforts were taken to make this. Cashews were roasted and added. Spices used to be freshly ground. Proper side dishes along with chips, papads, pickles were present. Sometime even vadaams were fried.We grew up to like pulao and then it was made quite frequently. It became a…

 

Baby potato biryani recipe

Another rice variety which I wanted to make since a very long time as I am quite fond of the cute little potatoes. Biryani usually consumes lot of time and I was waiting for the opportunity and finally could make it last weekend. I used the similar recipe as I do with the vegetable biryani. But this time I added a green paste made with mint and coriander. Mint leaves imparts a wonderful flavour to the rice. Method- Wash the rice properly.

 

Masoor dal biryani

I started using whole masoor (red lentil) only recently after having it at a friend ‘s place. It is known to have high iron content and hence helps in builiding haemoglobin levels in the body. I used to make normal dal and have it with rice until I saw this recipe in Tarla dalal’s book of dal and lentils. The recipe is very interesting compared to the other biryani recipes. And the addition of unusual ingredients makes it even more interesting. We just loved it. Try it to believe it as I always say!! Recipe courtesy- Tarla Dalal’s dals and…

 

Tawa pulao- Popular Mumbai street food

I was aware of this popular street food ,but had never attempted at home. First time, I had this at my sister’s college canteen and could not forget the delicious taste of it and thought that re-creating that kind of spicy flavour was not possible at home.When I browsed for the recipe, I was quite surprised to find the secret ingredient used here is pavbhaji masala. It certainly imparts a nice flavour and a typical street food spicy taste to the pulao. Since then , I have made this quite a few times at home and it was liked by…

 

Tendli baath or ivygourd/kovakkai rice/tindora chawal recipe

Again, this one has been in my drafts for a long time and when I write this I feel I really have to gear up myself and come back to serious blogging. There has been no proper cooking (only the usual routine food) , no baking and no taking pictures for a while now. I got a new camera and I still have to learn and experiment with it. First having guests was an excuse (well , that is true), but now its laziness or I do need a break now. But now its high time I do something about…