Capsicum Mutter Masala

Capsicum Peas Masala

Capsicum Mutter Masala is a creamy rich onion tomato based gravy with the goodness of the vegetables included in it. This makes a delicious side dish for any flatbread. When we make the weekly paneer butter masala, we are also faced with the resistance from the elders at home, who are bored with the same […]

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Prawn Curry ~ Side Dish for Poori / Chapati

Prawns Curry

Prawn Curry is a wonderful dish for Poori with the gravy made rich with cashew nuts. This serves a yummy side dish for pulao as well. I have shared another Prawn curry with Coconut Milk and this version uses cashew nut paste, that makes it very rich and delicious. Other Prawn Dishes are something that […]

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Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala is a traditional chicken dish from Andhra made with roasted spices and makes a delicious side dish with biryani or roti. When Amma made this a couple of months ago, I was making the biryani while she said she wanted to make a gravy dish. She said she used to […]

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Chitiyal Gobhi | Sindhi Mashed Cauliflower

Chithal Gobi

Chitiyal Gobhi is a mashed cauliflower from Sindhi cuisines made with spices and mashed gobi. This is a seasonal special dish. Chithal Gobi or Chitiyal Gobhi was a wonderful side dish that Vaishali shared with me when she came to visit us. She suggested making this as a side dish for the Green Garlic Pulao […]

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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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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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Hare Chane Ka Pulav

Hare Chane Ka Pulav

Hare Chane Ka Pulav is a quick and easy rice dish you can make with fresh chana. With just basic spices, this is a good one to assemble very quickly for lunch. When Vaishali got me the fresh Chana, she had shared Cholia Chawal, I also thought I would make something with the fresh chana […]

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Cholia Chawal | How to make Green Chana Pulao

Chholia Chawal

Cholia Chawal is an easy pulao made with fresh green chickpea or chana. The rice can be quickly done with simple spices and makes a wonderful lunch box dish. Cholia or Fresh Chana are available only during the winter season in Northern states. I haven’t seen these fresh green ones in our place. We do […]

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