Course: main course

Lemon/lime rice – Tamilnadu’s popular rice variety

Lemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch. I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version more. Now I have updated the post with a third version of making it when you are in a hurry. Cook the rice till it is soft and grains are seperate. Heat oil in a pan.


Vegetable Biryani- Restaurant style

I did not know the difference between pulao and biryani around two years back when I was learning to cook. Then I learned that, in biryani , the rice is cooked seperately and then mixed with the other ingredients and spices. The first biryani , I tried making was with chole/chickpeas, the recipe I adapted ,found here. Then I tried with the vegetables and came out really good. I followed the same recipe with some changes. Now I make this quite frequently. Its a little time consuming process, but worth all the efforts.It gives a typical restaurant effect. I usually…


Bisi bela bhaat recipe (BBB)- Karnataka special

A popular cuisine of Karnataka, basically a sambar rice variety is a complete meal in itself. I love this delicious rice and make it very frequently. You can serve this with curds or raita and papads. If you start browsing,you will find different versions of making this rice variety. This is how I make. Notes- Use MTR bisi bella masala or you can even make it yourself.


Navrathna pulao recipe – mughlai rice recipe

This is a mughlai variety of rice which is quite rich and delicately spiced. I took the recipe from Tarla dalal’s joys of vegetarian cooking. It tasted great and the aroma was simply superb and the frangrance lasted for a long long time. Certainly will be liked by people who enjoy less spicy food.


Tofu pilaf / tofu rice recipe

I had bookmarked many recipes with tofu, but never manged to make any of them. After a long time, I decided to make pulao/pilaf with the tofu I brought sometime ago. I took the basic idea for the recipe from here. Tofu is rich in protein. It consists of around 42% protein or a half cup serving of firm tofu has 10.1 gms of proteins. I have another tofu dish called Spicy tofu subzi in one of my old posts. Spicy tofu subzi and tofu pilaf goes to “protein rich healthy food” a monthly event hosted by Sangeeth.


Carrot rice recipe – easy rice varieties

I just love making anything with carrots. Rice with carrots is something I make quite frequently. I make so many varieties of rice each day ,but never thought of posting a single one in my blog. Carrot rice is a healthy recipe especially for kids. Carrots gives a beautiful colour to the rice and makes it so delectable.