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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Ram Pulao | How to make Rajasthani Gatte ka Pulao

Ram Pulao

Ram Pulao is one of the most delicious pulaos for vegetarians from the state of Rajasthan. The spicy fried lentil dumplings make this a delicious feast. This Rajasthani Gatta Pulao or Gatte Ka Pulao was my choice for R as the Ram Pulao sounded very interesting choice. Though I had a tough time figuring out […]

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Qubooli Biryani | Hyderabadi Chana Dal Biryani

Qubooli

Qabooli biryani or Qubooli biryani is a popular biryani from the Hyderabadi cuisine. This biryani is a layered biryani with cooked lentils, rice, and spices. While the majority of the biryanis from the region are nonvegetarian, Qabooli biryani is one of the exceptions where chana dal/split chickpeas are the star ingredient of the biryani. In […]

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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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Lima Beans Biryani

Lima Beans Biryani

Lima Beans Biryani is easy to make one pot meal that’s healthy and filling as well with lima beans, mixed vegetables included in it. When I was deciding on letter L, I thought of Lobia, Lilva and couldn’t go any further. Suddenly something struck me that I could use Lima Beans as well. These beans […]

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Kathal Biryani | How to make Jackfruit Biryani

Kathal Biryani

Kathal Biryani is an aromatic biryani made on the lines of chicken biryani. The tender, unripe Jackfruit looks and tastes like meat and makes a wonderful party dish. So this is what I made with the second Jackfruit that Hubby Dear got. I had originally called the dish I shared yesterday as Jackfruit Biryani. However, […]

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Jackfruit Biryani | Layered Jackfruit Dum Biryani

Jackfruit Biryani

Jackfruit Biryani is made with the tender unripe fruit. The biryani delicious with flavors fitting an elaborate Biryani made with meat. This Biryani with Tender Jackfruit is a very popular one made during the time when one fasts and not consume meat. Jackfruit holds an important part of my growing up years as this was […]

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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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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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