Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder. This rice dish is more of a pulao than a Khichadi. By Khichdi, we have concluded that the rice dish has to have a lentil and the final cooked texture is gooey. So it was a surprise when I […]

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Pariba Khechudi | Puri Jagannath Temple Style

Pariba Khechudi

Pariba Khechudi is a popular Odisha Satwik dish prepared in the Puri Jagannath temple way. This is a healthy comfort dish as it has loads of vegetables in the dish. When it was the turn to finalise for P, I decided to do Pariba Khechudi from Odisha. I was also keen to select from all […]

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Methi Matar wara Chawaran

Methi Matar wara Chawaran

Methi Matar wara Chawaran is a typical Sindhi Pulao made with fresh methi leaves and green garlic with simple tadka that makes this pulao very flavorsome. During winter when fresh garlic is available, this rice is made frequently. Vaishali got me this green garlic that is roasted in ghee and frozen. So I still have […]

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Lilva Pulao | How to make Fresh Toor Lilva Pulao

Lilva Pulao

Lilva Pulao is made with fresh toor lilva with whole spices and makes a quick one pot meal for a packed lunch. As I had said, I was keen on making Lobia Pulao and it got changed when I heard that Vaishali was visiting us and she could get me some fresh toor lilva. We […]

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Kadam Bhog | How to make Annakut Bhog

Kadam Bhog

Kadam Bhog is a delicious Khichdi made during the Diwali season with fresh winter crops. This is an offering to God as prasad. I adapted this recipe from here, where I got to know that it’s a dish from Rajasthan, where it is part of the festival known as Annakut. This dish is supposed to […]

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Jevarisi Chitranna | Sago Mixed Vegetable Rice

Jevarisi Chitranna

Jevarisi Chitranna or Sago Mixed Vegetable Rice is an interesting rice dish from Karnataka made with mixed vegetables and a spice powders using Sago and Rice. I adapted this recipe from Viji’s private site. I always enjoy reading her post that has so many interesting facts about life in general along with dishes from different […]

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Fodnicha Bhaat | How to make Phodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat or Phodnicha Bhaat as it is also called is a simple dish you can make with leftover rice. This is a perfect one to carry for Lunch box as well. Since rice is eaten in a majority on a daily basis, there is always a possibility of excess on hand. That’s when you […]

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Dal Khichdi | How to make Masoor Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi is a delicious Khichdi made with Masoor dal and a handful of spices and regular vegetables. This surely makes an awesome quick meal. This was the first Khichdi I had made in this series and it was so satisfying. Though I always think I should include Khichdi more in our menu, somehow it […]

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Vellai Kurma | Restaurant Style White Vegetable Korma

Vegetable White Kurma

Vellai Kurma or Restaurant Style White Vegetable Kurma is one of the most popular side dishes served in hotels. The gravy is a creamy white base with mixed vegetable in it. Hotel Saravana Bhavan is famous for its Vellai Kurma, many simply get the gravy just for the way it tastes and recreating it at […]

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Samai Khara Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal Day 1

Ven Pongal

Navratri begins today and for day 1 Neivedyam it was Ven Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal. Since I have already made Ven Pongal in different combinations, thought of including Samai and made this dish. The sweet was Sakkarai Pongal and since I made sakkarai pongal every Tuesday for Ganapathi Homan, the method I am following to […]

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