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MUSHROOM & PEAS PULAO

Ingredients 1 tbsp light cooking oil1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds2 large garlic cloves, minced1 medium onion, thinly sliced2 cups sliced shiitake mushroomssalt, to taste1/4 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp cumin powder2 cups Basmati rice1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed Instructions Heat oil in a non-stick deep pan and saute cumin seeds, garlic and...

Yellow Rice

This fragrant spiced rice from a famous restaurant, is a little more celebratory than standard white rice and is elevated by using great-quality basmati, you can eat this rice with some crab curry Ingredients basmati rice 200gghee or butter 1 tbspcinnamon 1 stickgreen cardamom pods 2cloves 3pandan leaf 7½cm piece, or 3 dried pandan leavesground turmeric ¼ tspcrispy fried shallots, fried curry leaves,...

Kashmiri Pulao

My recipe for Kashmiri Pulao is packed with toasted nuts and warming spices for an aromatic rice dish that is mild and faintly sweet in taste. Whether you serve this gluten-free and vegan dish as a side or light lunch, you’re sure to love it. Kashmiri pulao is a delicious variant of rice pulao from Kashmiri cuisine made with nuts, dried fruits, saffron and fresh fruits. Generally, a pulao is rice that is flavored with various spices, then...

Cauliflower ‘rice’ biryani

Cauliflower takes the place of the usual rice in Monica's vegetarian biryani recipe, for a lighter, vegetable-centric spin on the traditional Indian biryani dish.  Ingredients 1 cauliflower 2 tbsp of vegetable oil10 cashew nuts, raw1 bay leaf1 cinnamon sticks 5 cardamon pods 1 onion, finely sliced50g of green beans, trimmed50g of carrots , cut into small or long1/2 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips30g of peas, fresh or frozen1 tsp...

Almond Mix Grain Biryani

Someone has very rightly said that biryani is not just a dish, it's an experience that you need to have once in a lifetime! With Almond Mix Grain Biryani, you will get a feeling that is unmatched by any other version of the dish. While the mention of biryani itself brings water in your mouth, this almond biryani recipe is nothing like the quintessential biryani you would have had. This dish is rich in healthy fats, proteins and fibres which...

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a mixed rice dish originating among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. It is made with Indian spices, rice, either with meat, or eggs or vegetables such as potatoes in certain regional varieties. Biryani is popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as among its diaspora. It is also prepared in other regions such as parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq. Ingredients of Chicken Biryani 1 cup boiled basmati...

Parsi Brown Rice

Indian food is a combination of various flavors - salty, sweet, bitter, sour and hot. Ideally these flavors should not only balance within a dish but a good meal should include dishes that balance each other's flavors too. Though it is a traditional Parsi dish, Parsi Brown Rice is the perfect accompaniment to the savoury flavors of any curry as it has a very mild sweet taste due to the caramelized sugar that is added to it while cooking. The...

Gatte Ka pulao

Gatte Ka Pulao is an authentic Rajasthani recipe, where gatte means dumplings uniquely made with Bengal gram flour and spices and then cooked with the combination of rice and makes a delicious and flavorful pulao recipe. Ingredients: For making the Gattas you need: 1 cup bengal gram flour (besan)1 tbsp ginger mincedA pinch of ajwainA pinch of soda bi carbonate1/2 tbsp fennel seeds1-1/2 tbsp curd1/2 tsp red chilli powder2 green chillies thinly...

Methi Mutter Pulao

Methi Matar Pulao, a mild pulao with richness of fresh methi leaves along with fresh green peas. The slight bitterness of the methi leaves balanced with coconut based masala adds a nice flavor to the pulao. Relish this methi peas pulao with Raita of your choice. Also do leave your comments if you like the recipe Tips for making Methi Pulao: Soaking rice for minimum 20 mins helps the rice to cook faster.Adding turmeric powder to methi leaves...

Egg Biryani

You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body! Ingredients Eggs boiled and peeled 4Basmati rice cooked 3 cupsGhee 4 tablespoonsCumin seeds 1 teaspoonGreen cardamoms 3Cinnamon 1 inchCloves...

Peanut Rice

Ingredients For Cooking Rice ▢1 cup rice▢1.75 to 2 cups water or add as required▢½ teaspoon salt or add as required For Peanut Powder ▢½ cup peanuts▢1 tablespoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)▢1 tablespoon urad dal (split and husked black gram)▢3 dry red chilies - broken and seeds removed (can use byadagi or kashmiri red...

Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani

Ingredients for Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani Recipe A unique combination of soya and mushroom, an extremely tasty and flavorful biryani – rice cooked with mushrooms, soya chunks and a medley of masalas. Button mushrooms halved 10-12Soya bean chunks soaked and drained 1 cupRice soaked and drained 2 cupsBay leaf 1Black cardamoms 4Salt to tasteGhee 2 tablespoonsCinnamon 1 inchGreen cardamoms 3-4Cloves 6-8Mace 1Onion finely chopped 1 mediumRed...

Ghee rice ( Kerala Style)

Ingredients ▢1.5 cups kaima rice (seeraga samba rice) or basmati rice or 300 grams▢4 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)▢12 to 15 cashews▢1 tablespoon raisins▢1 cup thinly sliced onions▢1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)▢1 inch cinnamon▢3 cloves▢3 green cardamoms▢3 cups water▢salt as required▢some coriander leaves for...

Gujarati Khichdi

Gujarati Khichdi is the comfort food for Indians. Short of time, upset digestive system, food for toddlers, easy to digest, quick to make; many questions, one answer-khichadi! And as it goes for most of the common Indian dishes, for khichadi too it can be said that every household has its own recipe for khichadi. Frankly, at my place, the recipe varies within the household too as I make it differently from how my mom in law makes it (haha)....

Prawn Biryani

Prawn Biryani is a lip-smacking dish that will be loved by all the sea food lovers. This non-vegetarian recipe can be easily prepared at home because it involves the use of ingredients like coriander, curry powder and chopped onions. Serve this recipe to your loved ones at the next get-together and show off your culinary skills. In order to relish this South Indian recipe in a better way, you can pair it with raita or plain yoghurt. You can...