Ingredient: basmati rice

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…

 

Palak Khichadi recipe – spinach lentil rice – easy rice varieties

I love the khichdi served in thali restaurants. I love the semi liquid consistency of this , but no matter I make this at home, it turns a little dry and is not like porridge. But my family prefers it this way , so I just go ahead with it. In Singapore’s Kailas parbat restaurant , they serve one “khaas khichadi” and we simply love that dish. They use basmati rice and the taste of dal in it tastes awesome. Since then , I started using basmati rice for khichadi. This time, I also added some spinach puree. It was…

 

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…

 

How to make Paneer garlic fried rice – easy paneer recipes- Easy Indian rice varieties

I had made this rice some couple of days ago for lunch one day even before Diwali. I have not really been cooking anything different after Diwali because the sweets and savouries we gorged on during that time. But I will be certainly posting some interesting recipes soon maybe in a week or two. Till then do try making this. Its really delicious. We at home love paneer a lot, so I do add them in pulao which I make frequently. I had had this rice variety in a restaurant some time ago and loved it. I served with boondi…

 

How to make pal payasam in a pressure cooker — Pressure cooker kheer recipe

I wanted to post this last week itself as it might have been useful for some readers who wanted to celebrate navrathri even in their busy schedules. But I have been so busy , not with navaratri infact, but with the regular activities. So one day during this 9 day festival, I made this kheer in a hurry.Yes, because this delicious dessert can be done in 5 minutes. The actual cooking time involves more than 30 minutes, but the preperation time is just 5 minutes. It does not require continuous stirring like the traditional payasam.Nevertheless, you can always make this…

 

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.

 

Palak pulao with paneer and peas- spinach rice with cottage cheese and peas

Rice varieties are a great saviour nowadays. Its becoming a little difficult managing the house chores along with the baby. But its fun too as I try to spend lot of time with the kids. So one of these days, I made this mixed rice variety when I was debating whether to make some cumin rice and palak paneer as a side dish. But with the little time I had in hand, I decided to combine both of them. It became easier to feed my kid too as he is a really fussy eater, and this way I could make…