Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list. I made not of this from Viji’s space where she talks about this being the North Indian […]

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Parda Biryani

Parda Biryani

Parda Biryani is a rich, sinful biryani make with different spices, vegetables and cooked in dum with a roti layer covering it. I remember reading about Parda Biryani many years ago during one of my regular research work. I then was asking Vaishali about it as we had a discussion in the group. She immediately […]

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Orange Pulao | How to make Orange Pulao

Orange Pulao

Orange Pulao is a delicious one pot meal made with Orange juice with spices, that’s not sweet yet tastes fruity and great as such! O was one of the tough letters to get and I was also keen on not having a sweet dish on both my lists. Okra Pulao was one choice though I […]

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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make. This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish. Amma always says Methi needs ghee, […]

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Holud Mishti Pulao | Bengali Sweet Saffron Polau

Holud Mishti Pulao

Holud Mishti Pulao or Bengali Sweet Saffron Polau is a special Durga Puja Dish made during the season. This is one of the Bengali’s comfort dish and very easy to make. I adapted mine from here and it is written in extent on how popular this dish is. It is a mandatory dish during Bengali […]

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Goli Bhaat | Maharashtrian Varhadi Pulav

Goli Bhaat

Goli Bhaat is the Maharashtrian Vegetarian dish adapted from the popular meat biryani. This is also called as the varhadi Pulav popularly served during weddings. The meat version of this biryani is served during weddings and the name indicates that it’s for the Varhad, meaning the wedding guests. The biryani is quite elaborate with various […]

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Eerulli Chitranna | How to make Onion Seasoned Rice

Eerulli Chitranna

Eerulli Chitranna is an interesting version of seasoned rice made with onions and spices. This is an easy dish to make from Karnataka. I came to know about this dish when I was searching for something else when I came about this word of Eerulli to refer onions. I know we call it Ullipaya, Errakedda […]

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Arisi Upma | How to make Broken Rice Upma

Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma is an easy and quick dish you can make for a breakfast or any meal for that matter, with broken rice and other ingredients that typically go into an Upma. I normally make it with either homemade Rice Rava before, then I saw the ready made Rice Rava and always stock it so […]

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