Instant Pot Pulihora Paste ~ Pulihora Pulusu

I recently bought an Instant Pot (IP) and instant pot pulihora paste / pulihora pulusu is my first instant pot recipe here. For those of you who are unfamiliar with instant pot, it is a brand that makes electric pressure cookers and my model is a pressure cooker, slow cooker and a yogurt maker as […]

Soya Granules Spinach Fried Rice

Soya granules spinach fried rice is a quick meal for weeknight dinners. This is an Indian version of fried rice where, cooked soya granules and spinach are sautéed in Indian spices and then fried along with cooked rice. This soya granules spinach fried is an awesome way to use up leftover rice. Addition of soya […]

Toor Dal Khichdi in Pressure Cooker

Khichdi is a one pot preparation with lentils and rice. Lentils used vary from toor dal, chana dal, moong dal to masoor. Today’s recipe is toor dal khichdi with vegetables. This is a filling one pot dish and a one pot meal. This recipe serves one, hence a recipe that falls under ‘cooking for one’ […]

Chintapandu Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice

Pulihora is a traditional South Indian flavored rice. It is a tart/tangy rice and lime juice, tamarind or mango are the tart/tangy fruit used to prepare this rice. Tamarind or chintapandu pulihora and lime or nimmakaya pulihora are most common preparations while mango or mamidikaya pulihora is seasonal. Chintapandu pulihora is a tangy flavored rice […]

Festive Thali – Saddula Bathukamma

Bathukamma is a festival celebrated by women in Indian state of Telangana. It is celebrated for nine days, starting on Bhadrapada amavasya and concludes on Durga ashtami in Ashwayuja masam (month), which usually falls in September – October. The last day of the festival is saddula bathukamma or pedha bathukamma. This festival is celebrate by […]

Daddojanam ~ Yogurt Rice

My sub theme this week in this Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients is a vegetarian protein rich ingredient. The ingredient of the week is yogurt. Depending on type of yogurt used, it is moderate to high in protein. Greek yogurt, which is very thick is high in protein, compared to other yogurts. In […]

Moong Dal Vegetable Rice ~ Khichdi

I love one pot meals and specially rice varieties. Biryani, pulao and fried rice are on top of that list. When I need to fix something for myself, moong dal khichdi or pongal is one of my goto food and sometimes I keep this instant pongal mix handy in the fridge for such days. This […]

Peanut Rice

Fried rice is such a comfort food on lazy days when not in a mood to cook. I often make an omelet and Indian style fried rice when I don’t want to sweat too long in the kitchen. Last month someone posted a peanut rice picture on Facebook and that made me try today’s recipe. […]

Black Gram Rice ~ Urad Dal Rice ~ Ulundu Sadam

Urad dal rice is a nutty, spicy and flavorful rice from Tamil cuisine. It is festive food, comfort food and also great for lunch boxes. The last rice dish for this week is black gram dal rice from cookbook Dakshin. I never tasted this rice before and do not know how it is suppose to […]

Mamidikaya Pulihora ~ Raw Mango Rice

Pulihora is a traditional South Indian rice preparation usually made with lime juice or tamarind paste. When raw mangoes are in season, grated mango is used. It is a very common preparation during summers when mangoes are abundant. I mixed raw grated mango to cooked rice and then mixed the tempting to the rice. Grated […]

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