There are so many Indian festivals (Navratri, Janamastmi, Shivratri, etc) where many people choose to fast. Since fasting (Upvas) does not necessarily mean going completely hungry, try this delicious recipe for Moraiyo Khichdi that will surely keep your tummy happy!"Moraiyo Khichdi – Upvas Fasting Recipe"
We tend to overlook Asparagus as a possible ingredient in Indian cuisine. With its fresh and subtle flavor, not to mention a crisp texture, asparagus is a fabulous addition to an otherwise basic and ordinary pulao recipe. Combine asparagus with the bold flavor of garlic and you’ve got yourself a winner!"Garlic Asparagus Pulao"
Nasi Goreng is just an exotic name for Fried Rice…so we hear! But it is amazing how the flavor is different for other Fried Rice. We love the fact that it can easily be made vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Traditionally, they do add Shrimp Paste to the dish but at my request Chef Sudabo showed me how it can so easily be transformed into a vegetarian dish. Thanks again Chef for allowing us into your kitchen!…"Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice Recipe"
The aromatic aroma of Dill Weed is incredible, it will fill the whole house with it. It is used in so many cultures and in so many cuisines, in so many different ways. Dill Weed is known to aid in in digestion as well especially given to women right after giving birth. The leaves may be beautiful and delicate but they are packed with flavor hence remember, a little goes a long way. Prep Time:…"Dill Pulao, Indian Recipe"
Brown rice is known to have more nutrients and be a healthier alternative to white rice. However, many people struggle with brown rice because it cooks at a different rate than white rice. In this video, we observe the differences in two methods of cooking basic brown rice. Find out which method you prefer."Basic Brown Rice"
Quinoa is the wonder food that is often referred to as “a complete protein” amongst plant-based foods. A grain-like seed originally from Peru, Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids needed for human health. It cooks in the same way as rice and can often be substituted in rice dishes. Try this Quinoa Pulao recipe and enjoy the health benefits and wonderful taste of Quinoa!"Quinoa Pulao Recipe"
Another great one dish wonder, the Vangi Bhaath recipe is a Eggplant lovers dream! The flavor of the fresh spices are just amazing. Easy and full filling enough to satisfy all the senses – visually very appealing, the aroma is just fabulous, the texture of the rice and the eggplant combination – GREAT and the flavor – yuuuumm, mm mmmm… A great way to use and freshen up left-over rice. The flavors are so great,…"Vangi Bhaath (Rice with Eggplants) Recipe"
There are so many ways to flavor rice and today we’re featuring coconut! This Coconut Rice recipe (Thengai Sadam in Tamil) can be made with fresh rice or is a perfect way to use of leftover rice. Give yourself a break after the big holiday weekend and make simple, delicious Coconut Rice!"Coconut Rice – Thengai Sadam"
If only I could count the number of ways to make Kathal! Having grown up where we had Jack Fruit trees in our backyard, we had to make dishes that everyone has heard of and some of them we just invented along the way. Kathal Pulao, Biryani, kebabs, pickles, subzi, jams, kheers or payasams….and the list is just endless. Here is one way that is just so simple and flavorful. Enjoy! Prep Time: 30 min…"Jack Fruit Pulao"
No Indian meal is complete without a flavorful rice dish. Try this delicious recipe for Mushroom Pulao, made with fragrant Basmati Rice and caramelized mushrooms. Serve it with raita, plain yogurt or a side salad…Wow! Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Mushrooms – 8 oz, sliced thick Water – 2 cups Salt – 1 tsp Lemon/Lime…"Mushroom Pulao"
For those who are addicted to Chinese food and can truly understand the statement ‘I am dying for some Chinese…’, we have this awesome Vegetable Fried Rice that you can make at home and treat those cravings. Eat at home, eat healthy and save some money! Enjoy. Prep Time: 30 min (including making rice) Cook Time: 15 min. Serves: 4 Ingredients: Long Grain Rice – 1 cup Vegetable Broth or Water – 2 cups Salt…"Vegetable Fried Rice"
Meethe Chawal which literally translastes as Sweet Rice aka Gur (jaggery) Chawal (Rice) is very simple recipe which can be served as a snack or as a dessert. It is very easy and quick to make and really enjoyed by kids. Prep time: 20 minutes (including soaking time) Cook Time: 20 min Serves – 6 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Hot Water – 2 cups Jaggery – 3/4 cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter – 1.5…"Meethe Chawal aka Sweet Rice"
We love to call this the ‘jhatt-patt’ rice. ‘Jhatt-Patt’ means quick! What a fabulous name for this wonderful left-over Masala Rice dish. It is amazing what a little masala (spices) can do to freshen up the leftovers. So finish off the leftovers and get a great dish out of it, what a brilliant idea!"Masala Rice"
Khichadi is an all-time favorite comfort food in our family. Anytime we come home from a long trip away or after an exhausting day, khichadi and kadhi or chaas (spicy buttermilk) is a satisfying and welcome meal. Previously, we’ve shown you how to make Mung Daal Khichadi – a mild and nutritious meal for babies or great comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. Here’s a recipe for Masala Khichadi…with a real kick! It’s…"Masala Khichadi"
This style of Chicken Biryani is called the ‘Pakki-Biryani’, where the chicken and the rice are cooked separately and then combined in the final step. There are a lot of different ways of making Biryani and here is one simple, easy and yet incredibly delicious recipe that is just ‘too good’ and we had to pass it on. Do not get intimidated by the number of ingredients or the steps…just follow along step-by-step and WOW…"Chicken Biryani"
So now the BIG secret in my house is out! Baked Rice is my way of utilizing every morsel of left-overs in our house! There have been times when I have had surpirse guests, not enough food for everyone and no time to make anything…and I admit it, I have served this! The amazing part is that it has got rave reviews AND to top it all – requests (!??!!). And the other amazing thing…"Baked Rice"
Lemon Rice is one of the many rice dishes that are an integral part of South Indian Cuisine. It is a flavorful tangy twist to plain white rice. Some of the other varieties of rice from the South are Coconut Rice, Yogurt/Curd Rice, Sesame Rice, Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice…only to name a few! Try this quick, easy recipe that is so visually appealing. It is sure to spruce up any kind of rice – fresh…"Lemon Rice"
I had been making this Spinach and Carrots Pullao dish on the stove top for a long time when I saw a book on Microwave cooking…looks like someone had read my mind AND my prayers had been answered!! Wow! The results were amazing! Now, I make it more often and my family just loves this Pullao/Pullav/ Pulav. The best part…I don’t have to hover around the stove and after we have relished it, I have only 1…"Spinach & Carrots Pullao"
The ultimate Indian comfort food, Khichdi is an easy, healthy and satisfying dish. Try it with Gujarati Kadhi – Yum!! It is a complete meal with proteins, veggies and carbs all in one. Great as baby and toddler food. Ingredients: Basmati rice – 1 ¼ cups Mung Daal – 1 ¼ cups Water – 5 cups Salt – 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric) – ¼ tsp Hing (asofoetida) – 1 pinch Method: 1. Wash Rice and…"Mung Daal Khichadi"