Yellina Chitranna | How to make Sesame Lemon Rice

Yellina Chitranna

Yellina Chitranna is our humble lemon rice all decked up. This easy lemon rice is made more interesting with roasted spice powder. I was inspired by Suma’s post on Yellina Chitranna. Yellu is sesame seeds in Kannada and Lemon Rice is called Chitranna, so this simple rice is made more interesting with the roasted sesame […]

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Ulundogorai | How to make Urad Dal Rice

Ulundogorai

Ulundogorai is a Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice that is offered as naivedyam at Srirangam Temple in Trichy. This rice dish is very easy to make and can be packed for the lunch box as well. In many of the temples, we have our traditional dishes offered as prasadam and these rice dishes are no […]

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Raw Mango Rice | How to make Mamidikaya Gojju Annam

Raw Mango Rice

Raw Mango rice or Mamidikaya Gojju Annam is a quick Mixed Rice Dish that you can make for an easy lunch if you have the Mango Chutney prepared ahead. This is a typical summer dish. While Mamidikaya Annam is frequently prepared during the season, this is the time I am making this chutney to make […]

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Oralu Chitranna | Mixed Rice with Ground Masala

Oralu Chitranna

Oralu Chitranna is a Chitranna is made with ground spice powder and rice. It’s especially popular during festivals. Chitranna or Chitrannam is a mixed rice variety where rice is pre cooked and mixed with the masala of your choice. So we have Lemon Rice, Coconut Rice, Tamarind rice, Mango Rice, Sesame Rice, etc. During this […]

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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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Ivy gourd Masala Rice | Dondakaya Annam

Ivygourd Masala Rice

Ivygourd Masala Rice is delicious rice made with spice powder and Ivy Gourd. This rice makes an excellent dish for a lazy saturday when you just want something simple, yet interesting to make a meal. These mixed rice dishes are very quick and easy to assemble as you can always have the spice powders made […]

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Ellu Sadam | How to make Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam

Ellu Sadam is a spicy rice dish made with the Sesame spice powder. This is a quick and easy rice to make as you can store the spice powder as well. I already have an Ellu Sadam made with toor dal before, so this time I wanted to make the spice powder with Urad dal. […]

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Mysore Rasam | How to make Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is an aromatic dish made with freshly roasted and ground spice powder and this light dish makes a wonderful lunch or dinner meal. Though the name goes as Mysore Rasam, I am not sure of the connection between the Indian State of Mysore in Karnataka and this rasam. While there are many rasams, […]

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Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version. Thinai Thengai Sadam and Kadalai Sundal is the Neivedyam for Navratri Day 4. Check out the other Navratri Special Dishes. Thinai Thengai Sadam Ingredients Needed: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai 1 […]

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