Spicy Aloo Masala ~ Side dish for Pulao

Spicy Aloo Masala

This spicy Aloo Masala is made with a creamy paste of roasted onions and other masalas to make this a rich and spicy side dish to be served with mild Pulaos. When I had made the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichdi Festival, I had some mild Pulaos on the list that had to be paired with […]

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Aloo Tamatar | Easy Potato Gravy for Pulao

Aloo Tamatar

Aloo Tamatar or Easy Potato Curry for Pulao is a simple to make side dish for any rice and it serves best with roti as well. This surely gets done in a very short time. Though I have been making this easy aloo tamatar for so many years, and have shared some of the versions […]

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Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich

Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich

Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich is as sinful as it can get. This fusion dish makes a wonderful addition to any meal. This stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich happened last weekend when we had gone out during the weekend, leaving Konda behind because she had her semester exams. She was all fine with us going out, however, […]

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Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao is a layered pulao with vegetable kofta and browned onions. This surely makes a wonderful dish for a weekend special lunch. Its been a wonderful month long cooking for the Biryani / Pulao/ Khichdi Festival. I started cooking only by March and I wasn’t sure if I will be able to […]

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Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani is a fusion dish with coconut biryani and paneer gravy that tries to blend the Goan sentiments into one dish. When it came to picking X, I was very clear that I would do something with Xacuti, after my experimental dish of making a Xacuti stuffed Aloo Paratha and Xacuti Masala […]

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Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani

Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani

Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani is a new innovative biryani made with Horsegram and meat. This seems to have cropped up to cater to the ever demanding biryani needs. I came to know about this some months ago when Peddu was asking why I haven’t made Ulaval Charu Chicken Biryani. I wasn’t sure where he heard […]

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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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