Rice Based Dishes

Mushroom Congee with Leftover Rice (Rice Porridge)

Congee simply means rice porridge. The origins of the word congee could be traced back to ‘kanji’ in Tamil, which also means rice porridge. It is served in several parts of Asia and the monikers include Jook, Lugaw, Burbur and so on. It is typically served for breakfast accompanied by […]

Chutney Channa Pulao

Chutney channa pulao is a lunchbox favourite in many Indian homes and mine is no exception. It is a delight to make this. As the pulao is cooking, you will be able to enjoy the aroma permeating the house for a while. The refreshing aroma is a perfect indicator of […]

Vegetable Biriyani

Who doesn’t love a plateful of biriyani? This aromatic rice preparation combines vegetables, fragrant basmati rice, fresh herbs, whole dry spices and a touch of the luxurious saffron. While I prefer simple and easy-to-make recipes, I make an exception for biriyani though. Simply because it is worth that little effort […]

Jeera Garlic Rice

Jeera rice is a popular Indian and Pakistani rice preparation that is quick to make and goes well with curries and dal varieties. I’ve taken this simple rice preparation up a notch and included garlic for additional flavour. As you take a mouthful of this rice, you will relish the […]

Tava Pulao with Leftover Rice

I hadn’t heard about or tasted tava pulao until about few years ago when I was in Bangalore. I saw the item on the menu of a vegetarian restaurant in a food court and was very curious to try it out. And when I did, it was love at first […]