Zafrani Pulao | Easy Saffron Pulao

Zafrani Rice

This Zafrani Rice is an easy saffron rice you can pair with any gravy dish and it makes a complete meal for any party menu as well. We are on the final dish for the April Mega Marathon, themes this time on A to Z Biryani, Pulao and Khichdi. For this space I had picked […]

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Xacuti Masala Rice

Xacuti Masala Rice

Xacuti Masala Rice is a spicy rice made with xacuti masala and mixed vegetables. This is an easy rice that can be ahead quickly if you have the masala ready ahead. The inspiration for the dish came when I was browsing through Suma’s post and I realized I could do the same masala rice too […]

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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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Vegetable Biryani | Easy Veg Biryani for Kids Lunch Box

Vegetable Biryani

This easy Vegetable Biryani is very quick to make and easy to pack for your kids lunch box. Since it is cooked in pressure cooker with just basic ingredients, you can get this done in no time. I made this dish during February and when it become clear that I was going to have tough […]

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Shahzeera Pulav | Hyderabadi Shah zeera Pulao

Shahzeera Pulav

Shahzeera Pulav or Shah jeera Pulao is an easy one pot meal made with spices and green chilies. This mild spiced pulao is a wonderful dish for lunch box. Though the name says Shahzeera, the recipe calls for cumin seeds and cumin powder. I was little skeptical about packing just this without any side dish […]

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Quinoa Biryani | How to make Quinoa Vegetable Biryani

Quinoa Biryani

Quinoa Biryani is a fusion biryani made with Quinoa and mixed vegetables with biryani masala and spices. This surely tastes wonderful and makes a filling meal. For Q, I decided I would make Quinoa Biryani as I still had the Quinoa that Priya had given me some years back. Can you imagine how silly 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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Neyichor | How to make Ghee Rice

Neyichor

Neyichor literally means ghee rice and is a classic dish served along with spicy gravy nonveg or veg dishes. Neyichor refers to Ghee Rice in Malayalam, neyi means ghee, chor refers to rice. While this word means this is from the Kerala cuisine, this dish is common in almost all Indian States, each differing in […]

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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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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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